Hector Barbossa was one of the most feared pirates to ever roam the seven seas. The former first mate of Captain Jack Sparrow, Barbossa and his crew marooned Jack on an island because of his unfit to be a pirate. However, the crew was cursed by Bootstrap Bill Turner, one of Jack Sparrow's old friends and saught the golden medallion and the child who carried it. Eight years later, he kidnaps Elizabeth Swann, who he at first believes to be the daughter of William Turner, Sr.