James Norrington is a high-ranking soldier and an anti-hero in the first three movies in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He is the rival and temporary ally of Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner and friend and former love interest of Elizabeth Swann.

He serves as the secondary antagonist/anti-hero of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the (temporary) tetartagonist and a supporting antagonist in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and a major character in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

He was portrayed by Jack Davenport.


In the first film, Norrington first serves as lieutenant in Royal Navy, carring Governor Weatherby Swann and his young daughter Elizabeth to England. He is presented when Will Turner is saved. James wants to marrie Elizabeth. He is put in charge when Elizabeth is captured. Later he joins Jack in battle against Hector Barbossa and his crew. He is almost killed in battle, but later is saved when the curse is lifted. When Jack escapes execution again James let him go. In the second movie, Norrington is kicked out of his work for his failure to capture Jack and he is found dirty and poor. He joined Jack and is officially a pirate. Altough he still hates him. Norrington came up with a plan. Later he betrays Jack and Will and stole heart of Davy Jones and gave it to Beckett. James got the position of admiral for it. In the third film Norrington is at his work, but he hates working under Beckett's rule. He proves himself a hero and changes sides again. He helped Elizabeth and the crew escape, only to be killed by Bootstrap Bill Turner. James meets his death with honor. When Davy Jones came to him and asked if he fear death, James with the last powers stabbed his sword into Jones in attempt to kill him, then eventually died.

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