Post by Davy Jones on Feb 14, 2019 5:06:41 GMT -5
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Captain, Jones, Tentacle-Face
At least 100 years old. Possibly older.
Captain of the Flying Dutchman
Tia-Dalma (Calypso): Lover
Davy Jones, in his early years was known to be a gentle man driven by his heart and love for the sea. A sailor through and through, Davy Jones explored the Seven Seas, enraptured in it's seemingly endless beauty and wonders. Eventually, he fell in love with it himself, the embodiment of the ocean known as Calypso. Davy was completely enthralled by the being and happily agreed to fulfill the role that must always be filled: Captain of the Flying Dutchman, Farrier of the Deceased to the afterlife.
10 Years Davy Jones fulfilled this role and his heart pined for Calypso. He had waited and waited and when his time finally came to walk on land once again and meet with his most precious... she did not appear. Davy was heart-broken, shattered, his personality warping and devolving into a much darker, more cruel refraction of what it once was.
Where a kind man once stood now stands in his place a bitter, heart-aching old man, one who grows enraged at the sight of love between two people out of sheer spite and jealousy. The scar upon his heart over what had happened to him that day never faded and thus, neither did his spite. Davy Jones is dishonest and cruel to the point of impressing living sailors to serve upon his ship under the guise of saving them from death, the only other option being a brutal slaying and a watery grave. Once a man devoted to his duty becomes a man who shirks it on principle, devolving into a terror of the sea all men with good sense fear when on the water.
Despite this, however, when Davy strikes a bargain, he expects it to be honored. He still holds a certain love for Calypso, the invocation of the song their music box plays striking cords with the old sailor. He can be quite unpredictable in how he'll react beit rage... or extreme melancholy. He seems to shift out of these emotions depending on whether he's alone or there's a disturbance nearby. Self-Hatred is the defining aspect of Davy Jones. For what the curse he had thrust upon himself, for how he had fallen in love with Calypso, for having trapped her in his own fit of rage... he hates himself to no end and, by extension, his heart which represents his sins.
Also has an affinity for the organ which he keeps in his quarters on-board his ship.
Finally, and perhaps ironically, Davy Jones seems to have a fear of death. Whenever his heart is threatened, he almost always jumps to defend it with the only exception being when he's in a state of melancholy which blocks his reasoning. He went so far as to bury it in an attempt to hide it... only to demand it be taken from his ship when the British came to claim it.
Davy Jones, a human and a great sailor, fell in love with Calypso, a sea goddess. She entrusted him with the task of ferrying the souls of those who died at sea to the next world. Calypso gave him the Flying Dutchman to accomplish this task. She swore that after ten years, she would meet him and they would spend one day together before he returned to his duties. However, when Jones returned to shore after ten years, Calypso failed to appear. Believing Calypso had betrayed him, a heartbroken and enraged Davy Jones turned the Pirate Brethren against her, saying that if she were removed from the world, they would be able to claim the seas for themselves. They assembled in the First Brethren Court and Jones taught them how to imprison her into her human form.
Despite betraying her, Jones still loved Calypso, and in despair and guilt for what he had done, he carved out his own heart from his chest and placed it in the "Dead Man's Chest". The Chest was sealed and placed within a larger wooden chest, along with Jones' numerous love letters to Calypso and all other items having to do with her, except his matching musical locket. The chest was then buried on Isla Cruces. Jones kept the chest's key with him at all times. With Calypso gone, Jones abandoned his duties and returned to the Seven Seas. As a result of this, Jones gradually became monstrous, his physical appearance merging with various aquatic fauna. Sailors everywhere would fear him to the death, for Davy Jones had turned fierce and cruel, with an insatiable taste for all things brutal. Jones recruits dying sailors by promising them a reprieve from death in exchange for 100 years of service aboard the Dutchman. He comes to command the Kraken, a feared mythological sea monster.
Many years later, Davy Jones returns to the sea to collect a certain debt from the infamous Jack Sparrow regarding his ship, more specifically to collect him for 100 years of service upon his ship. Manipulated by Jack into taking Will instead, Davy Jones alters the deal into taking Will Turner aboard instead... along with 99 souls Jack must collect before a deadline... lest the Kraken is summoned to take the Black Pearl back down to the depths from which it was raised.
While he was asleep, the key that Davy held to the chest that held his heart was stolen by the young pirate Will, forcing Davy Jones to give chase! Tracking Will to a lone merchant vessel, Davy Jones made Will's father watch as he summoned the Kraken the massive sea-monster SMASHING the ship and leaving Will stranded! Frustrated having sensed Will survive the attack, Davy tracked Jack and Norington (who was there to get back his Admiral status) and, by coincidence, Will to Ilsa Cruses where his heart was stashed, Davy sent his men to track them down, kill them, and retrieve his heart until he can find a more secure place to hide it...
With his men unable to find the heart, Davy Jones simply assumed it was not found and returned to the sea to collect one last piece of business: To sink the Black Pearl to the depths! Summoning the Kraken, Davy Jones SMASHED the Black Pearl in half, dragging it back down to the depths along with Jack himself!... But that would simply be too merciful... and Davy had forgotten what such a concept meant... Using his influence over the sea, Davy banished Jack to a remote, magically veiled section known as Davy Jones' Locker where the pirate could slowly go insane in the nothingness.
...Meanwhile, Jones soon discovered that his will was no longer his own. With his heart in the possession of the East India Trading Company, Davy Jones was forced to kill the Kraken, a pet he actually cared for, a gift from Calypso. From then on, he acted as an agent for the British, always extorted into doing their bidding with a few muskets pointed at his heart. With Calypso freed, Davy felt empowered to take control of his fate again, suffocating and strangling one of Beckett's agents who held his key, taking it back for himself before deciding to confront Jack and his crew before dealing with the remaining British.
While looking for him, Davy discovered that Sparrow was already on board his ship, trying to steal his heart and use it against him! A battle ensued in which Jack proved to be the better swordsman but the ancient sailor was simply unkillable! Will and Elizabeth jumped to Jack's aide who were both quickly defeated. Realizing they were in love, Davy Jones scoffed sadistically at their relationship, remarking how love was a "Dreadful bond, but easily severed." He smiled darkly down upon Will, asking if he feared death... only to discover Jack was now holding his heart! Outraged and somewhat hypocritically, Davy Jones spat at the younger pirate that he was cruel to hold his heart over him like this... only for Jack to remark that cruelty was merely a matter of perspective.
"...Is it..?" He asked spitefully before stabbing Will in the heart, both symbolically and literally severing his love from Elizabeth. Turning his attention back his his heart, Davy Jones was attacked from behind, distracted and stunned, Davy tussled with his attackers before gaining an upper hand. Declaring that they shall not forestall his judgement, Jones attacked... only to feel something cut into his chest and all feeling leave him... Stunned, he turned towards Jack... who had helped Will stab his heart! With his twisted life leaving him, Davy Jones muttered one last word before falling into the sea, reclaimed by his long lost love:
From there, Davy's fate is assumed he had died... however, once Will had been released from the curse of the Flying Dutchman, there was nobody to ferry the dead to the afterlife. Knowing that the dead would simply pollute the sea for an eternity, Calypso raised Davy Jones from the ocean once more to command the Dutchman...
Sadly, death had not quelled the ache in the sailor's heart, Calypso still refusing to appear to him... Frustrated, Saddened, Davy Jones did the one thing he could think to do: Shirk his duty again and sail the seas in defiance... for all the good it does him...
Davy Jones stands at about 6 feet, his face a mix between the features of that of an octopus and a human. He possesses the eyes and mouth of a man, though his skin is a pale slimy mass of tentacles where his beard once rested. His left hand has been replace with a massive lobster claw tough enough to deflect sword-blows and strong enough to snap steel! His right hand is relatively unchanged, though his pointer-finger had been elongated into a tentacle. Davy Jones once had a peg-leg, now mutated to resemble that of a lobster, the unevenness forcing him to walk with an unusual gait. He wears a heavy black jacket covered in barnacles as well as a tattered sailor's uniform underneath. he has a wide-rimmed round captain's hat atop his octopus head.
"Ah... Love... A Dreadful bond... And yet... So easily severed..."
"Life is cruel. Why should the afterlife be any DIFFERENT!?"
"Go... All of you... and take that INFERNAL thing with you... I will not have it on board my SHIP!"
"...My heart will always belong to you..."
"Mr. Turner... Feel free to go ashore... The very next time we make PORT!"
"...Do you fear death...?"
Davy Jones walked calmly along the wreckage of an old tub his ship had obliterated, the remaining crew knelt with swords at their necks... Look at them... quaking upon the hull of their ship, looking upon him with such fear... It was pathetic... and yet, the old sailor took pleasure in every last moment. It was heady tonic, holding the power of life and death in the palm of his hand... something he had grown accustomed to over years of impressment. It had simply become part of this pale, sad existance... a part that he enjoyed!
He walked up to one of the smaller ones... weaker ones, his contorted peg-leg stabbing into the wood with each step. Slowly, he knelt before the man himself, his tentacle beard intertwining and weaving with itself casually as the old sailor stared dead into the eyes of this forsaken man...
"Do you fear death...?" He asked softly, bringing his pipe up to his lips, sucking in the intoxicating fumes of the tobacco. "Have your sins lay bare...? I can offer you... an escape..." With each word, smoke billowed out from between his lips and through his teeth, passing over the man's face
Black Waltz No.1
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