Jack’s Amazing Healing Scars

In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Blackbeard abuses Jack Sparrow by carving something that looks kind of like a pitchfork into his voodoo doll, and thus onto the right side of Jack’s chest. But there’s a problem. We know from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, that Jack already has two scars there. Check out this video:

Now, I understand that the scene from the first movie was deleted and is therefore not canonical. But really: couldn’t they have been consistent? The deleted scenes from the island are the best, and this particular one is my favorite. What’s more, the deleted scenes are more than just discarded. They were in the final script—the shooting script. They were shot. Surely they can be considered back story. As far as I was concerned, Jack had those scars all the way through the first 3.5 films. Sudden gone! Perhaps it was voodoo?

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