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Everyone pays eventually
―Shansa


Shansa is a character who appears in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. She is a mysterious witch who helps others find hidden information about difficult tasks.

Background

Shansa was rumored to have used supernatural characteristics to help others find hidden information (for instance, she helps Barbossa about the information about the Trident of Poseidon whom Salazar is dying to seek for to take revenge against him). Despite having a mysterious nature, Shansa was worried when Barbossa plans to look for treasure as she might feel worried about Salazar's plan.

Role in the film

When Barbossa receives urgent messages from Murtogg and Mullroy about the pirate fleets being sunk by Captain Salazar, he enters a dark passage and pays some treasure to the prison guard to get help from a witch to whom the witch he is facing is Shansa. Shansa offers Barbossa some tea for him to which Barbossa decides to take it as a pass. Shansa explains whenever someone meets her, they have to pay the witch. Barbossa then tells Shansa that he even saved her from the gallows before she died just as she warns Barbossa that he will come in fear of her as Salazar's undead crew have taken command of the sea. Shansa then warns that Captain Salazar is not looking for Barbossa, but rather Jack Sparrow. She explains that Jack will search for the Trident of Poseidon with Carina Smyth aboard the Black Pearl. While Barbossa explains that the trident is not on the treasure map, Shansa tells him that the Trident of Poseidon is Jack's only hope as the undead crew is destroying the sea. She then warns Barbossa if retiring to a countryside is worth retiring for to which he decides to remain his position as a pirate instead. Asking Shansa about this, she explains that Jack held his compass who would help Barbossa find treasure and should he betray Jack, Barbossa would face his greatest fear - Captain Salazar. Asking of how Shansa found Jack's compass, she explains to help Jack find the Trident of Poseidon and the treasure will come back to him. Afterwards, Barbossa makes a deal with Shansa to help Jack.

Later, Shansa is later brought to the prison cell where Carina was held captive where Lieutenant Scarfield tells her about Salazar's plan to find Jack Sparrow who saved Carina Smyth from being hung after being accused for illegal witchcraft. Scarfield asks Shansa to help the marines but Shansa warns him that ships are burned at nighttime due to Salazar's evil plans. Scarfield then urges Shansa to read what is on the wall before she is sentenced to be killed to know where Jack is going. Shansa then tells the marines that their destiny should be followed through the stars to follow the Dying Gull. Her further fate is unknown.

Trivia

  • Shansa is the second character to be a witch in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series; the first is Tia Dalma.
  • Shansa was inspired by the Sea Widow, a character who was only in Terry Rossio's original script for the fifth film. However, for the final version of the film, the Sea Widow was replaced by Captain Salazar. Interestingly, both of them are main villains seeking revenge against Jack Sparrow.

External links


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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 EndPirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the DamnedPirates of the Caribbean (pinball)Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestPirates of the Caribbean: Master of the SeasDisney INFINITYDisney Heroes: Battle ModeKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Sorcerer's Arena

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!Pirates Summer Battle "Get Wet!"
Restaurants: Blue Bayou RestaurantPintel & Ragetti's Grub to GrabThe Snackin’ KrakenTortuga TavernTortuga Treats
Shops: Doubloon MarketJolly GypsyPirates LeaguePirate Treasure
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicDisney Movie MagicFantasy in the SkyHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMagic, Music and MayhemThe Magic, the Memories and YouRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadePirates of the Caribbean Ghost TrailThe Nightmare Experiment

Characters
The Curse of the Black Pearl: Jack SparrowHector BarbossaJoshamee GibbsWill TurnerElizabeth SwannJames NorringtonWeatherby SwannPintel and RagettiJack the MonkeyCottonMartyMurtogg and MullroyTheodore GrovesAnamariaPrison DogGilletteGiselleScarlettJacobyKoehler
Dead Man's Chest: Davy JonesCutler BeckettIan MercerTia DalmaKrakenBootstrap Bill TurnerLeech
At World's End: Sao FengMistress ChingCaptain Teague
On Stranger Tides: AngelicaBlackbeardPhilip SwiftSyrenaScrumMarinaMermaids of Whitecap BayTamaraSpaniardKing FerdinandKing George IIRedcoats
Dead Men Tell No Tales: Captain SalazarHenry TurnerCarina SmythUncle JackScarfieldShansa
Tales of the Code: MungardMarquis d'Avis
Attraction: ReddAuctioneerTalking SkullHook Hand PirateSkeleton HelmsmanCarlos
Video Games: Black BartyJolly Roger
Books: Montezuma
Organizations
The Crew of the Black PearlThe Crew of the Flying DutchmanEast India Trading CompanyBrethren CourtSpaniard's crewBlackbeard's Zombie Officers
Locations
Isla TesoroDead Man's CovePort 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 GullSilent Mary
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 Pirate BeadsSword of TritonJack Sparrow Voodoo DollChalices of CartagenaDark MagicVoodoo
Music
"Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" • Theme park soundtrackSoundtrack Treasures CollectionSwashbuckling Sea Songs1966 soundtrackThe Medallion CallsHe'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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