Angler is a minor character in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
Angler serves as one of the trusted crew members of the Flying Dutchman.
As with other members of the Dutchman, Angler has characteristics of sea creatures - his head basing himself in the form of an anglerfish (as his name implies) with part of his body covered in barnacles.
Angler and the rest of the crew heave together to get the cannons ready on the Dutchman. During a game of Liar's Dice, Angler plays the game with the other crew members just as Will Turner offers to challenge against Davy Jones. Jones, however, calls Will's father Bootstrap Bill a liar, punishing him to stay on the ship forever while telling Will to feel free to go ashore due to Will's father helping his son not lose the game.
The next day, Angler and the crew of the Flying Dutchman raise the mast while Davy Jones prepares to summon the Kraken in order to kill Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and the rest of the crew, because Will took the key from him while he was sleeping. Later at Isla Cruces when the crew spies on Jack and his crew surviving on Isla Cruces, Angler and the rest of the crew plan to go after the crew who are seeking Dead Man's Chest. During an ambush between the Dutchman and the Black Pearl, Angler fires his cannons on Jack Sparrow's ship. The Pearl escapes while the Kraken tears the ship apart.
Angler returns in this film where Davy Jones and his crew have a conversation with Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company just as Davy Jones is forced to kill the Kraken. Later, by order of the EITC, Angler and the rest of the crew attacked Sao Feng's crew, the Empress, and executed most of the crew of the Empress.
During battle at the maelstrom, Angler and the other crew of the Flying Dutchman and the EITC soldiers fight against Jack's crew and Tai Huang's men while Jack Sparrow fights against Davy Jones. During battle, Angler attempted to attack the Black Pearl trying to reach via rope, but was struck Marty using a cannon. He later fights against one of Tai Huang's men and when Jack arrives, he swung between the two.
After the battle stops when Davy Jones falls to his death, it is possible that Angler and the remaining crew members of the Flying Dutchman revert back to their human forms with Will Turner as the new captain of the Dutchman just as both the Dutchman and the Black Pearl destroy the HMS Endeavor, defeating Cutler Beckett for good.
Video game appearances
Angler serves as a minor mini-boss in the video game adaptation of the film. To defeat him, the player must defeat smaller enemies and then perform a special move to defeat him.