|Note: The information in this article is from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series and does not actually appear in Pirates of the Caribbean Online or The Legend of Pirates Online. It is merely here for background information.|
|Job:|| Commodore in the Royal Navy|
Admiral in the EITC war fleet
|Portrayed by:||Jack Davenport|
|Ships used:||Lawrence Norrington's ship|
|“||I intend to see to it that any man who sails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves: a short drop and sudden stop.||”|
— James Norrington
James Norrington was a highly decorated officer in the Royal Navy.
He served as a lieutenant aboard the HMS Dauntless, a vessel he would later command, during the plot of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He sailed from England with then young Elizabeth Swann and her father Governor Weatherby Swann. On their way to Port Royal they stumbled upon a savage shipwreck and found the only survivor (a young Will Turner) drifting on a plank.
Years later, after serving as Captain Norrington, he would be promoted to Commodore. During that time, he crossed paths with Captain Jack Sparrow, who came to Port Royal to steal a ship in his quest to find the Black Pearl.
He has also proposed to Elizabeth Swann.
After following the stolen HMS Interceptor and the Black Pearl, he and his men engage Hector Barbossa's cursed pirates on the Isla de Muerta. After a bloody battle, and help from Will Turner, he arrests the remaining pirates.
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Commodore Norrington ends up a drunken mess in Tortuga. It is mentioned that he lost a vessel in a hurricane, but it was not indicated if the ship was the Dauntless. He joined the ragtag ranks of Jack Sparrow's crew. He displays the truth of his goals when he backstabs Sparrow and Turner, taking the still beating heart of Davy Jones to Cutler Beckett in Port Royal in exchange for a Letters of Marque.
In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Working for Cutler Beckett and promoted to admiral, Norrington takes command of the Flying Dutchman in order to "keep Davy Jones under control". This time, he shows his true colors when he helps Elizabeth Swann and her crew escape the brig of the Dutchman before sacrificing his own life to prevent their recapture.
James Norrington does NOT currently appear in Pirates of the Caribbean Online. However, since the game is set prior to events of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, it can be assumed that he is alive and well and may someday appear in the game.