Once Upon a Time Fanon Wikia
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He won't pick me. I wouldn't pick me. Tell him not to come. Tell him to stay away. Tell him it's too late. I'm already a part of the ship...and the crew.

—Bootstrap Bill to Elizabeth Swann src

William Turner, Sr., commonly known as Bootstrap Bill, often Bootstrap or Billy for short, is a character from the fan-fiction universe of Once Upon a Time and Pirates of the Caribbean. He is portrayed by Stellan Skarsgård and doesn't have a Storybrooke counterpart.

Bootstrap is based on the character of the same name from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

Before His Curse

Bootstrap for a time lives with his aunt and uncle. However d, he leaves because of their island's poverty.

Sometime later, he befriends Jack Sparrow and they have several adventures together. Eventually, he marries a wife and together they have a son named William as well. However, Bill leaves and joins the crew of the Black Pearl with his old friend, now named Captain Jack Sparrow. (The Curse of the Black Pearl).

Later during Jack's two years of being captain, Bootstrap unwillingly assists Hector Barbossa in a mutiny against Jack and they leave him deserted on an island. Later, Bootstrap steals from the treasure and becomes cursed. However, he eventually rises up against Barbossa because they had left Jack to die on an island. He sent the coin to his son. Feeling guilty for going for the mutiny, Bootstrap believed that the crew should remain cursed because our was the punishment they deserved. In response, Barbossa had Bootstrap strapped to a cannon and sunk to the bottom of the ocean. With the last of his strength, bootstrap sent the coin he had dropped to his living son (The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest")

Someone later, Barbossa and his crew learn they needed Bill's blood to undue the curse.

After his Curse

On the brink of death, Davy Jones approached him, and offers him one-hundred years aboard the Flying Dutchman in exchange for his soul. Bootstrap agrees. Over time, Bootstrap begins to adopt sea flora and fauna.


  • Aunt Erin (aunt)
  • Uncle Seamus (uncle)
  • William Turner, Jr. (Son)
  • Elizabeth Swann (daughter-in-law)
  • William Turner III (grandson)