|Pirates of the Caribbean Online nor does it appear in The Legend of Pirates Online. It is merely here for background information.|
|Job:||Supreme head of the EITC|
Director of the EITC's expansion to the Caribbean
EITC Director for West Africa
Representative of His Majesty the King
|Portrayed by:||Tom Hollander|
|Ships used:||HMS Endeavour|
|“||It's nothing personal, Jack. It's just good business.||”|
— Lord Cutler Beckett
Cutler Beckett was employed by the East India Trading Company from a fairly early age and he was quite tenacious to ascend the company ladder. Some thirteen years prior to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, he was already in a position of authority and granted a young Jack Sparrow command of the East Indiaman vessel Black Pearl.
When Sparrow discovered the ship was carrying slaves and freed them, Beckett ordered the vessel burned and Sparrow branded as a pirate. They both left their mark on each other. It is unknown what mark was left on Beckett, but Sparrow has a P on his wrist for pirate.
Dead Man's Chest
Beckett made Port Royal his base of operations for the East India Trading Company's expanding interests. Soon, he made it his goal to remove piracy from the world forever. As part of this War on Piracy effort, he sought the Dead Man's Chest.
He offered a Letter of Marque to young Will Turner, to obtain Captain Jack Sparrow's compass - which would then lead him to the chest. The offer was the carrot versus the option of Will being hung or imprisoned for piracy and aiding in Sparrow's escape. Turner did so begrudgingly since it also meant Elizabeth Swann could face similar punishment.
At World's End
Using the heart of Davy Jones, Beckett forced Jones to join him in his war against piracy. With the Dutchman and Kraken destroying anything in their path, the future of buccaneers and even free traders in the Caribbean seemed bleak.
Upon Jack Sparrow's return from Davy Jones Locker, the Black Pearl was met by Sao Feng who then turned Sparrow over to Beckett and the waiting HMS Endeavour, his personal flagship. While Jack negotiated with Beckett, the crew of the Black Pearl convinced Sao Feng that Davy Jones and Beckett could be defeated by freeing Calypso.
The pirates made their escape, but Beckett had an ace up his sleeve. He knew Will Turner was still wanting to protect Elizabeth. Using Turner, he was able to track The Black Pearl to the hidden Shipwreck Cove - where the Brethren Court was holding their urgent gathering.
This culminated in a final, decisive battle against the Brethren Court, in which Beckett was intent on eliminating the remaining organized pirates and their fleet with one fell swoop. He led his armada from the HMS Endeavour, wanting to personally witness his victory. However, he hadn't counted on the tenacity of Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and Hector Barbossa and the crew of the Black Pearl. Managing to defeat Jones, Turner became the captain of the Flying Dutchman.
The two ships then turned and delivered a matching pair of devastating broadsides to the HMS Endeavour, destroying her completely. Cutler Beckett's body landed on an EITC flag from the HMS Endeavour after the ship's explosion. It's assumed the blast or drowning in the Caribbean finished him.
"No doubt you've discovered that loyalty is no longer the currency of the realm, as your father believes... I'm afraid currency, is the currency of the realm." - to Elizabeth Swann
"Our ships are in pursuit, and justice will be dispensed by cannonade and cutlass, and all manner of remorseless pieces of metal. I personally find it distasteful to even contemplate the horror facing all those on board." - to Weatherby Swann
"Jack Sparrow is a dying breed. The world is shrinking. The blank edges of the map filled in. Jack must find his place in the New World or perish." - to William Turner
"Advise your Brethren: you can fight, and all of you will die, or you can not fight, in which case only most of you will die."
"Curious. Your friends appear to be quite desperate, Jack. Perhaps they no longer believe that a gathering of squabbling pirates can defeat the Flying Dutchman. And so despair leads to betrayal. But you and I are no strangers to betrayal, are we?" - to Captain Jack Sparrow
"And its captain is to sail it as commanded. I would have thought you'd learned that when I ordered you to kill your pet. This is no longer your world, Jones. The immaterial has become...immaterial." - to Davy Jones
In Pirates of the Caribbean Online, Lord Beckett is never seen. However, since the game is set prior to event of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, it can be assumed that he is alive and well and may someday appear to thwart the player's efforts. He is mentioned and in fact, the silver mine Beckett's Quarry shares his name. But, his minions in the Black Guard are always at hand - doing the bidding of the EITC.
In the game trailer at the Launching Dock, there is a man in a white wig who is guarded by two Black Guard soldiers. This man may have been Beckett. Lord Cutler Beckett was involved in the several destructions of pirate havens. Most of these explosions resulted in several skirmishes between pirates and the Guard. Lord Beckett had helped in making an alliance with Jolly Roger after the destruction.
This was done to allow him to access lands for Invasions to remove pirates. He then realized that Jolly Roger's Invasion of Padres del Fuego was done to retrieve El Patron's Lost Weapons. Immediately after Jolly Roger sent the Casa de Muertos to find the weapons for him, Beckett double crossed Jolly, and began his Expedition Fleets to Raven's Cove, to escape with El Patron's Lost Weapons. The Black Guard were involved in a heavy battle against Jolly Roger's skeleton army at Raven's Cove, after which both sides escaped with a hefty amount of weapons.