Jack Sparrow is more evil than Davy Jones in Pirates of the Carribean
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Jack Sparrow lies constantly, is blatantly dishonest in business deals, and abandons his friends on multiple occasions. Davy Jones is honest and treats his crew members fairly.
Jack Sparrow has no problem condemning his innocent friend to a lifetime of slavery:
Davy Jones: "I wonder, Sparrow, can you live with this? Can you condemn an innocent man - a friend-uh - to a lifetime of servitude, in your name while you roam free?"
Jack Sparrow: "Yep! I'm good with it." (1)
Shortly afterward, in the same movie, Sparrow deceives 4 other men in a business deal in Tortuga. He convinces them to join his crew, holding back the fact that he is going to hand them over to Davy Jones to be enslaved for 100 years.
When the Kraken attacks the Black Pearl for the first time, Sparrow abandons his entire crew by taking the single remaining longboat and heading for land. (2)
DAVY JONES: Do you not fear death?
CHAPLAIN: I'll take my chances, Sir.
DAVY JONES: To the depths..
[the chaplain's throat is slit, two crew members throw his body overboard]
[unidentified crewman] Cold blooded - !
DAVY JONES: Life is cruel. Why should the afterlife be any *different*? I offer you a choice. Join my crew, and postpone the judgment. One hundred years before the mast. Will ye serve? (1)
Then it is explained how Tia Dalma had broken his heart, so in turn he would be as ruthless as he could to every ship he came across. (2)
Davy Jones feels hurt because he is in love with the woman who betrayed him. (1) Jack Sparrow never demonstrated true love, and his relationship with Elizabeth Swann revolved only around lust. He attempted to have sex with her, even though she was engaged to another man, by trying to get her drunk:
[Jack offers Elizabeth a drink from his bottle]
Jack Sparrow: "You know... Lizzy... I *am*... captain of a ship. And *being* captain of a ship, I could in fact perform a... marriage. Right here. Right on this deck. Right... *now*!"
Con incorrectly claims that Davy Jones "forces [people] to become part of [his] crew". He offers them a choice:
Davy Jones: "I offer you a choice. Join my crew, and postpone the judgment. One hundred years before the mast. Will ye serve? (2)
Of their own free will, people choose to serve:
Helmsman: "I - I will, serve." (2)
(2) [same source as citation #1 in my argument of round 2]
Now he may be hurt because he WAS in love with Calypso, but instead of becoming sorry for himself, he took his Kraken and decided to destroy any ship in view, because then he would have more souls to carry with him. Finally, whenever Cutler Beckett had taken his heart, he ordered Jones to attack any pirate ship and bring him the survivors, but instead of doing that, Davy Jones had destroyed the ships to smithereens and left no survivors. He may be sweet on the inside and be hurt, but he let his hurt and anger get the better of him and destroyed any man he came across. He also killed Lord Beckett's, right-hand man, as I would call it, Mercer. He protected Mercer from a cannonball blast after Calypso was released, but then he took Mercer's weakness to his advantage and killed Mercer for the key to the chest.
The reason I had stated that was because Davy Jones had said, as an excerpt of what GarretKadeDupre wrote, "...and POSTPONE the judgement", meaning either way he will be killed.
That's not true. If someone chooses to serve Davy Jones, he won't be killed!
"he let his hurt and anger get the better of him and destroyed any man he came across."
Again, not true. He didn't destroy every man he came across!
"He also killed Lord Beckett's, right-hand man, as I would call it, Mercer."
That is a good thing! Mercer is an evil character who once killed a man just because of a message he was bringing to the king. Davy Jones did a good deed by killing Mercer.
I digress. Thanks for this debate, Con, I enjoyed it :)
Vote Pro! Thank you everyone.
The point is, either way, that he stilled killed Mercer, whether he was evil or not, instead of releasing him to be captured by the whirlpool, he suffocated him, instead of just taking the key.
I had a magnificent time debating with you, GarretKadeDupre!
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Vote Placed by Cobo 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: While I agree with Con, I had to give points Pro for successfully running a weird case. But I would have liked either side to look not at Jack actions, but why he did these things and the outcomes from the actions.
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