Davy Jones' Locker is a metaphor for the bottom of the sea: the state of death among drowned sailors and shipwrecks. The origins of the name of Davy Jones, the sailors' devil ,  are unclear, with a 19th-century dictionary tracing Davy Jones to a "ghost of Jonah". George Roberts , by the author Daniel Defoe , published in in London.
Who Was Davy Jones?
Scottish  . August  , killed by Will Turner aboard the Flying Dutchman  resurrected later in unknown circumstances . Broadsword Ceremonial sword. Dead Man's Chest. Dead Men Tell No Tales.
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Davy Jones is a fictional character in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, portrayed by Bill Nighy. He is the captain of the Flying Dutchman based on the ghost ship of the same name. The computer-generated imagery used to complete Jones was named by Entertainment Weekly as the tenth favorite computer generated film character in film history, behind King Kong in The character is based on the superstition of Davy Jones' Locker. Grant for the role. Like the entire crew of the Flying Dutchman except "Bootstrap Bill" , Davy Jones's physical appearance is completely computer-generated. Several reviewers have in fact mistakenly identified Nighy as wearing prosthetic makeup or a latex mask due to the computer-generated character's photorealism. Davy Jones' physique was designed by the films' producers to be a mixture of various aquatic flora and fauna features. In At World's End , Tia Dalma reveals it is the fate of the captain of the Flying Dutchman should he fail or abandon his duties on board.