"For years I’ve been rushing around, taking whatever I fancied, not giving a tinker’s curse for those I hurt. Yet here I am… with riches and reputation, feeling no wiser than when I left home. And when I turn around, and look at the course I’ve run… there’s not a man or woman that I love left standing beside me."―Edward Kenway

zumpie said:

Since the DO says you're still a pirate, use your pirate skills to outfox him. Remember, "pride goeth before a fall" and he seems really pleased with himself right now. I have a feeling you'll be finding a way out of his trap soon enough


I’ve always been a pirate. The Crocodile was referring to my character and not my profession. He believes that I am still the same selfish pirate that I once was. 

He has the upper hand, unfortunately. While I might have the ability to destroy him, he has forged quite the compelling case against me.