In which James' attempts to do the good thing get him into trouble,
In which the truth hurts.
This may require some explanation, because it references some obscure 'canon'. D*sney has a series of books called the Young Adventures of Jack Sparrow. In one of the books, we run into James' father, Admiral Lawrence Norrington, and young James. (Ironically, I ran into this book AFTER putting young James into the comic as a crybaby, which was corroborated by his portrayal in the book.) During a fight with the pirates, James falls off the ship and is rescued by Jack's father. Admiral Norrington, in a display of fantastic parenting, promptly tells James that he should have drowned rather than be saved by a pirate. I'm estimating James was probably... somewhere between six and eight at this time.
Yes, you heard me.
This is D*sney canon.
This is one of the seeds at the heart of my portrayal of James.
Norrington belongs to Disney, Bruckheimer, and Davenport.
Admiral Norrington belongs to Disney and Kidd.
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