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The key to the Dead Man's Chest.

You can do nothing without the key!"
"I already have the key!"
"No you don't! Ha Ha!"
"Oh, that key!
Davy Jones and Jack Sparrow[src]

The Key to the Dead Man's Chest is the key to unlocking the mysterious Dead Man's Chest that holds the heart of Davy Jones, captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman. It played a prominent role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and its sequel, At World's End.

Appearances

Films

Dead Man's Chest

Jack's Compass and Portrait of Key

The drawing of the key.

Thirteen years after his bargain with Davy Jones, Captain Jack Sparrow was given the Black Spot by Bootstrap Bill Turner, thereby is marked for the Kraken to hunt unless Jack repays his debt. To elude Jones' wrath, Sparrow sought out the Dead Man's Chest, which contains the the still-beating heart of Davy Jones, in order to save himself from a life of servitude to Jones. Prior to this, Jack had already found a drawing of a key, which bewildered his crewmen. Jack showed the drawing to Will Turner, persuading him that finding the key would help to rescue Elizabeth Swann, currently in prison at Port Royal. Will accepted, and boarded the Flying Dutchman, where he tricked Davy Jones into revealing the key's location, and stole it in the dead of night, replacing it with the drawing.

Will absconded with the key, and eventually arrived to Isla Cruces, where he confronted Jack as he found the Dead Man's Chest. A fight ensued, which ended with Jack having used the key to unlock the chest and thinking he stole Davy Jones' heart for himself. However, James Norrington secretly took the heart for himself, handing the empty chest (with the key) over to Jones' crew, while Norrington presented the heart to Lord Cutler Beckett.

At World's End

Jack Davy Jones Duel4

Davy Jones holding the key during his duel with Jack Sparrow.

When the Dead Man's Chest was put on board the Flying Dutchman, the key remained where any member of Cutler Beckett's EITC soldiers could unlock the chest and kill Davy Jones. After the death of Admiral Norrington, the key was kept by Mercer. During the maelstrom battle, Jack Sparrow stole the chest while Davy Jones killed Mercer for the key. Jones tried to recover the chest in a duel with Jack. The key was lost by Jones when the tentacle he was holding it with was severed. Jack later found the still-mobile tentacle slinking across the deck, the key still in its grasp. He used the key to finally reopen the chest. What happened to the key at this point is unknown.

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Media
Films: The Curse of the Black PearlDead Man's ChestAt World's EndOn Stranger TidesDead Men Tell No Tales

Short film: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked
Books: Jack Sparrow prequel novelsPirates of the Caribbean: Legends of the Brethren CourtPirates of the Caribbean: The Price of FreedomPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The Visual GuidePirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Ultimate Sticker Book)
Video games: Pirates of the CaribbeanThe Legend of Jack SparrowPirates of the Caribbean OnlineDisney UniverseKingdom Hearts IIPirates of the Caribbean Multiplayer MobileLEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video GamePirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (video game)Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the DamnedPirates of the Caribbean (pinball)Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (video game)Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (video game)Pirates of the Caribbean: Master of the Seas (App)Disney INFINITY

Disney Parks
Treasure CovePiratelandPirate TakeoverA Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven SeasEl Teatro FandangoJungle River Cruise: Pirate Takeover!Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer IslandPirates of the CaribbeanPirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken TreasureShipwreck ShoreSiren's RevengeThe Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

Entertainment: Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate TutorialEye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt SpectacularFantasmic!
Restaurants: Barbossa's BountyBlue Bayou RestaurantPintel & Ragetti's Grub to GrabThe Snackin’ KrakenTortuga TavernTortuga Treats
Shops: Doubloon MarketJolly GypsyPirates LeaguePirate Treasure
Firework: Celebrate the MagicIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightWorld of Color
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeThe Nightmare Experiment

Characters
Jack SparrowHector BarbossaJoshamee GibbsWill TurnerElizabeth SwannJames NorringtonDavy JonesPintel and RagettiCutler BeckettIan MercerTia DalmaKrakenWeatherby SwannBootstrap Bill TurnerSao FengCaptain TeagueJack the MonkeyCottonMartyLeechAngelicaBlackbeardPhilip SwiftSyrenaTamaraMarinaMermaidsKing FerdinandKing George IIGiselleScarlettAnamariaRedcoatsBlack BartyJolly RogerPrison DogAuctioneer • Mungard • SpaniardMurtogg and MullroyTheodore GrovesCaptain Salazar • Marquis D'avis • Montezuma
Organizations
The Crew of the Black PearlThe Crew of the Flying DutchmanEast India Trading CompanyBrethren CourtSpaniard's crewZombie Officers
Locations
Isla TesoroPort Royal, JamaicaFort CharlesTortugaIsla de MuertaPelegostoIsla CrucesSingaporeDavy Jones' LockerShipwreck CoveLondon, EnglandSpainWhitecap BayFountain of Youth
Ships/Boats
Wicked WenchBlack PearlFlying DutchmanQueen Anne's RevengeHMS InterceptorHMS DauntlessHMS EndeavorJolly MonBarnacleDying Gull
Objects
Jack Sparrow's hatJack Sparrow's swordJack Sparrow's compassTreasure of CortésElizabeth Swann's gold medallionRagetti's wooden eyeJar of DirtDavy Jones' pipe organKey to the Dead Man's ChestDead Man's ChestMao Kun MapPirata CodexJack Sparrow's piece of eightSword of TritonJack Sparrow Voodoo DollChalices of CartagenaDark MagicVoodoo
Music
"Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" • Theme park soundtrackSoundtrack Treasures CollectionSwashbuckling Sea Songs1966 soundtrackHe's a PiratePirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (soundtrack)Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (soundtrack)Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (soundtrack)Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (soundtrack)Pirates RemixedHoist the ColoursMy Jolly Sailor Bold
See Also
Pirates of the Caribbean Trading Card GameLiar's Dice

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