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My name is Will Turner! My father was Bootstrap Bill Turner! His blood runs in my veins!

Will to Barbossa

William "Will" Turner is one of the many Disney characters that Sora and company meet on their adventures in Kingdom Hearts II. In that game, Will, together with Jack Sparrow, Sora, Donald, and Goofy, sets off to free Elizabeth Swann from Captain Barbossa and his pirates. However, unlike Jack, Will is never a party member.

Personality

Will is a courageous man, shown prominently when he threatens to sacrifice himself on Barbossa's ship if the pirates won't release Elizabeth, Sora, Donald and Goofy. Will is also a caring person. He cares about Elizabeth in particular, but also quickly befriends and assists relative strangers like Sora, Donald, and Goofy. Despite having a great dislike of pirates, he begins to show signs of caring for Jack Sparrow as well over the course of the story.

Physical Appearance

Will has shoulder-length brown hair that is slicked back, brown eyes, and a faint mustache and goatee. He wears a white shirt with bishop sleeves and a v-neck, exposing his chest. The collar of this shirt is folded over a brown vest that is only halfway buttoned at the bottom. The vest sports a small pocket on either side, below a brown belt with a gold buckle that Will wears at his waist. Will's pants are dark grey or navy blue breeches with three vertical buttons on the far side of either leg. Completing his outfit are light grey knee-high socks and brown buckled shoes.

Story

Kingdom Hearts II

First Visit

Will first approaches Sora after the town is cleared of Heartless and tells about the kidnapping of Elizabeth Swann. Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Will approach Captain Jack Sparrow and ask him to sail them all to the Isla de Muerta, where the pirates have taken Elizabeth. After arriving Jack and Will sneak in the cave, but Jack is hit in the head with an oar and rendered unconscious by Will. Will gets Elizabeth away from the pirates and takes her back to the boat where Sora and company are waiting they then set sail for Port Royal, leaving Jack behind.

While mending Elizabeth's wound Will learns that the pirates need his blood, not Elizabeth's, to lift the curse after Elizabeth retells the story of how she found Will. The Black Pearl catches up to the Interceptor and in order to save his friends Will threatens that he will commit suicide if Barbossa doesn't let his friends go.

Barbossa agrees but ties everyone up in the captains quarters aboard the Interceptor and places explosives and Heartless on the deck. Jack sets them all free with his hidden knife and with Sora's help, manages to save the ship and give chase to the pirates. On the island Sora, Jack, Donald, and Goofy defeat Barbossa and Will lifts the curse so Jack can finally kill him. Barbossa's crew members are either killed or thrown in jail and Jack, Sora, Donald, Goofy, Will, and Elizabeth sail back to Port Royal and Will and Elizabeth share an embrace.

Prior to the trio's re-visit, Port Royal is once again haunted by cursed pirates (and Nobodies). Will gathers volunteers and they sail to the Isla de Muerta to check on the treasure. Upon arriving Will's crew is wiped out by a mysterious man in a black coat and his cohorts. Will, almost dead, makes it back to the boat and attempts to sail back home.

Second Visit

Sora, Donald, and Goofy arrive and Elizabeth asks them to sail with her to go find Will. After Jack tags along, he finds Will's ship floating in the middle of the ocean and Will unconscious. After Will explains what happened Luxord appears and summons the Grim Reaper which blows Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Jack to another ship. After the ship sinks they end up in the ship graveyard where they are picked up by Will and Elizabeth. They all sail around the world's locations to locate the medallions Luxord stole.

After Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Jack defeat the Grim Reaper, Will and the others throw the chest with the cursed gold into the sea thereby lifting the curse and assuring it will never be brought about again.

Kingdom Hearts III

Will reunites with Sora, Donald, and Goofy as they search for Jack and the Pearl in Davy Jones' Locker. After they find both captain and ship and return to the living world, Sora soon has to take his ship back to Port Royal for repairs after it takes some damage from the Heartless. By the time he rejoins the Pearl, he learns that Jack has been traded to Cutler Beckett and Davy Jones in return for Will, and the Brethren Court is preparing to face off with Beckett's armada of Royal Navy ships under the East India Trading Company flag, even though the Brethren are severely outnumbered. Sora also learns of the Brethren's attempt to ask for help from Calypso, who was Tia Dalma, but she apparently abandoned them. After Elizabeth, as Pirate King, offers a rousing speech to the crew and orders them to hoist the colors, the Pearl moves to engage Jones' Flying Dutchman, only for Calypso to make her move by summoning a maelstrom to level the playing field. As the Pearl and Dutchman face off, Sora attempts to help by dealing with the Kraken when it appears to subdue the Pearl. Meanwhile, Will fights Jones, coming to the defense of Elizabeth when Jones attempts to attack her. Soon, after Sora, Donald, and Goofy are able to best Jones in combat, Jack appears with the Dead Man's Chest, threatening to stab Jones' heart with his severed sword. However, Jones leaves Jack with a difficult dilemma when he stabs and mortally wounds Will, before being attacked by an infuriated Sora, Donald, and Goofy. After Jones fights them off, he prepares to attack them, before he is hit with sharp pain and discovers that Jack had aided Will in stabbing his heart. Jones tumbles off the Dutchman into Calypso's maelstrom, while Will succumbs to his own injuries as Jack, aided by Sora, takes Elizabeth and flees back to the Black Pearl as Will and the Dutchman sink into the maelstrom. However, as Beckett approaches the Pearl in his flagship, HMS Endeavour, to destroy the Pearl, the Dutchman resurfaces with Will as the new captain due to it being him who killed Jones, the previous captain. With the Dutchman on their side, the Pearl moves to hit the Endeavour in a double full broadside attack. Beckett is left stunned by this sudden turn of events and is unable to give any orders as the Pearl and Dutchman open fire, forcing his Royal Marines to abandon ship as they realize the Endeavour is doomed. The powder magazines soon explode, finishing off the Endeavor and Beckett, and with the loss of their flagship and leader, the EITC/Royal Navy armada is forced to withdraw in defeat.

The Flying Dutchman must have a captain. Just wed and now she and Captain Turner must live in different worlds. One day ashore, ten years at sea. It's a steep price.
Joshamee Gibbs, Kingdom Hearts III

However, as the new captain of the Dutchman, Will was now bound to spend ten years at sea ferrying the souls of the deceased to the afterlife. Sora felt upset about Will's fate and the heartbreak Elizabeth must be feeling about it, but Jack assures him that the one day Will and Elizabeth are to spend before his departure will be enough for them to exchange everything they need to do before then, making Sora feel much better about it.

Origin

Will Turner originally appeared in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Trivia

  • In the Japanese cutscene, Will points a pistol to his own neck, threatening to commit suicide and "be lost to Davy Jones's Locker", true to the scene from the Pirates of the Caribbean film, although it was pointed at his head in the film. This is changed to lowering the pistol at Barbossa (quite aimlessly, as he can't die, and it is himself Will threatens to kill), in the North American version.

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