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Only God can grant eternal life! Not this pagan water!
~ The Spaniard
You are a fool. You seek in this place what only faith can provide.
~ The Spaniard.
The Spaniard was the most trusted agent and right-hand man of King Ferdinand VI of Spain (Rey Fernando VI de España in spanish) and the tertiary, later secondary antagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This enigmatic figure is one that Ferdinand has never known to fail, especially with the task of finding the Fountain of Youth. He was unknown by any name other than "The Spaniard".

He was portrayed by Spanish actor Óscar Jaenada.

Biography

The Spaniard and his men are shown pursuing the Fountain of Youth in competition with the rest of the main cast throughout the film, and towards the end they arrive at the fountain itself, one on the English soldiers tried marking the fountain as the king's property. but he was shot dead before he could even finish. The Spaniard told one of his men to make sure the man's fearlessness was documented, he later reveals to the pirates and English soldiers that the Spanish weren't there to claim the Fountain of Youth, but rather to destroy it, as it was seen as a blasphemous object that gave away which only the Lord had the right to, immortality, they proceeded with destroying the Fountain and he left with his men to report their success to King Ferdinand.

Personality

The Spaniard is a strict, brave, loyal, religious catholic and fierce spanish officer, loyal to King Ferdinand VI of Spain till the end.

With dashing good looks, the Spaniard combined hard-won experience with the arrogance of a natural leader. Even though he shortly appears in the movie, it is shown to be a real strategist and brilliant militar, as he is shown to have a very disciplined army and determination to complete his task, he is also shown to be a cold-blooded leader but without losing gallantry and decency as well as politeness when necessary.

His crew is shown to be respected and feared as shown multiple times throughout the film as well as when they arrive to the Fountain putting an end to the fight between british and pirates with their only presence.

He is also willing to recognize a fellow soldier bravery no matter from which country as shown when he shot one of Barbossa's officers when he was claiming the Fountain as property of king George II.

It is also shown that even though he hates pirates as every soldier he doesn't lose time battling with them as shown near the end of the film, where after destroying the Fountain they immediately left.