Remember how in DMC Beckett was desperate to lay his hands on the Chest because if the Company controls the Chest, they control the sea? The second and third films make it perfectly clear that claiming authority over the heart of the captain of the Flying Dutchman gives you authority over the sea because the captain of the Flying Dutchmanis the sea – hence the conundrum in AWE. Since all the rules of Jones’s curse apply to Will, there is no reason to assume that this is no longer the case once he’s taken over, and so the logical conclusion is that whoever has Will’s heart also rules the sea. And we all know what happened at the end of AWE.
So yes, what I’m saying is that Elizabeth Turner can stay on land waiting for her husband to come home and still be the most powerful character in the Pirates universe because it just so happens that the love of said husband granted her authority over the sea.
“A fierce creature with giant tentacles that’ll suction your face clean off and drag an entire ship down into the crushing darkness…the Kraken. The stench of his breath…Imagine the last thing you know on God’s green earth is the roar of the Kraken and the reeking odor of a thousand rotting corpses…If you believe such things.” - PoTC: Deadman’s Chest
“Why am I here? Why do I have legs?” She said, tears pricking in her eyes. Jack opened his mouth to say something but nothing came. “That night when I saved you, you stabbed my tail. Why would you bring me here?”
“I don’t know why I brought you here either. Since that night I had this feeling that I have to find you. Well, for your second question a mermaid’s tail turns into legs when they are out of water. Which you should have know.” Jack answered looking weirdly at her.
“I-I didn’t know.” She looked down.
“What? Are you serious?” Jack asked in a surprised tone. “Your mother, didn’t she told you that?”
“My mother left me near that rock I laid you because I was different.” She said in a sad voice.
Jack just looked at her longingly. She was indeed beautiful. He knew that mermaids were beautiful creatures and he saw a mermaid before but there was something different about her. Something that vexes him. Maybe it was her sweet voice or her eyes that look like you trapped an entire ocean in them. “I’ll teach you how to walk in the morning.” Jack left his cabin before she could ask anything else.
She slowly opened her eyes and saw Jack studying on his desk. She didn’t make a sound nor moved. She just studied him. His dark chocolate brown eyes and his lips fascinated her the most. However Jack felt eyes on him and slowly turned to her. “Good morning, sleepyhead.” He said with a smirk.
She felt her cheeks getting red. She was blushing. Not because she slept for hours because he probably felt her gaze on him. “I’ll get you something to eat.” Jack get up from his chair and left the cabin.
She didn’t left the bed. She couldn’t leave it even though she wanted to. Instead she examined the room. A small smile formed on her lips when she saw the things she brought to him from the depths of the sea. “See something you like?” She looked at Jack, her smile fading. “Here I brought you strawberries.” He put the bowl on her lap. “I don’t know what mermaids eat beside men flesh so I thought these would do.”
“I don’t eat men flesh.” She said quickly.
“You don’t?” Jack asked shocked.
“I told you I was different.” Answered with a small voice.
“Oh! Ok. I hope you like them.” He said pointing strawberries. She gentle picked one and smelled it. “Come on bite it. They are delicious.” Jack encouraged her. She took a smile bite and instantly a sweet taste covered her mouth. “I told you they were good.” She finished the bowl in a heartbeat. “So I’m guessing we have to buy more berries.”
“I’m sorry.” She felt really emberassed.
Jack realised what he said. “No! I was just joking. I’m a pirate. I think I can afford some berries.” All she did was smiling. “Ok. Now get up. I’m gonna teach you how to walk.” She nodded her head and throw the blankets off her. “Let’s go to the deck. It’s larger than here.” Jack took her in his arms in bridal style.
When they arrived the deck the whole crew was checking her out. She realised the way they were looking and buried her head in Jack’s neck. Jack immediately understand what happened. “ If I see any of your rats checking her out again, I will make you walk on the plank.” Jack shouted. “It’s ok, love. They are not looking anymore.” Jack said with a gentle voice.
“You’re welcome milady.” She smiled a bit at his action.
Jack put her on her feet and get behind her. “I will be behind you and catch you if you fall, aye?” Jack asked holding her forearms tightly behind her. “Now put your right foot infront of the left one.” She did as Jack told and she managed not to fall.
“You’re doing great, love. Now I will let go of your arms-” Before he could finish she started shaking her head. “You’ll be fine.” He put her hand on the rails and walked infront of her. “ Just take small steps and come to me.”
She took a deep breath and start walking towards to him. She was doing great but she tripped once or twice. “Take it easy.” She finally reached Jack. “See? It’s not that hard now is it? One more time.” This time Jack stood further.
She start taking small steps. Her arms open to help her to keep her balance. This time she was faster and better. At her last steps she practically ran into Jack’s arms. Jack hold her.
“I did it.” She laughed. It was the first time Jack seen her laugh and it was the most beautiful thing he has ever seen.