This is the story of Ben Cabingrin's origins: Once upon a time there lived a swashbuckler named Hector Dreadcutter. He was an honest and fearless pirate, but there was a group of five warriors sneered down on him because their skills were inferior to his and hence stripped him of his honor and his weapons. One night, our disgraced friend drank too much port and ended up in jail- in the same cell with Captain Jack Sparrow. Jack was kind enough to show Hector a way to escape as Jack himself escaped. Hector went outside, hearing what he thought was thunder, but was shocked to discover that one of Jolly Roger's ships was pounding the small island with his broadsides and gunners. Seeking shelter from the bombardment, our pirate ran straight into Will Turner, who gave him a slightly rusted cutlass. However, Will ordered Hector to flee when a few of Jolly Roger's minions appeared magically inside the warehouse they were in so he could deal with them. Hector, now armed, took out the enemies obstructing his path and ran down to a light sloop, where a friend of Sparrow's was kind enough to help him escape from the island. But just when things were in the free and clear, Jolly Roger's flagship magically appeared in front of them and shortly after Jolly himself teleported to their ship. After a heated discussion on Jolly's part, the terror of the seas zombified the captain of the ship, but spared Hector and made him walk the plank. However, our dear pirate wasn't a good swimmer and drowned before he could reach shore. When privateers found his body adrift at sea, they cheered and slapped each other's backs, saying that "We won't have that fool on our hands now!" or "He wasn't worth anything anyway!" Soon the news reached Tortuga and that day became a holiday for those who knew him: Dead Hector Day. However, there was one thing they overlooked: While his body might not be amongst the living, his spirit still was amongst them. The mind of Hector Dreadcutter entered a man called Ben Cabingrin. Ben/Hector was trained by an expert swashbuckler, none other than Will Turner, and taught by Captain Barbossa to use firearms. He reached a point Hector's enemies couldn't even come close to. When he reached that point, he sailed on his Frigate (compliments of Jack Sparrow, who won a poker game in which one of the bets was the ship and he gave it to Ben) to Tortuga to deal with his enemies. He found them drinking rum and laughing. He walked up to them and growled "Arr,you worthless pieces of flesh." Laughing at a joke one of them had made, they turned around and looked at him, then asked "Whadya want? Who are you?" "My handle is Ben Cabingrin", He said in a hard, icy tone,"but in my other life my handle was Hector Dreadcutter. I've come to settle this matter once and for all." They stared with shock and awe. Ben pulled out his broadsword and smiled "Let the battle commence!" They staggered to their feet and en masse rushed at our friend. Ben parried every blow and dealt 2 stabs and 2 slashes. 4 pirates lay dead on the floor. The last one cowered on his knees. Ben tipped his useless head up and said in a tight, angered tone "If I ever catch you doing to someone what you all did to me, I will escort you to Jolly Roger's lair and throw you into the chasm, and seal off the exit, DO YOU UNDERSTAND?" The coward whimpered his affirmative. With that settled, Captain Jack Sparrow (they were all in the same tavern that he frequented) stood up, smiling, and made a toast in honor of Ben, and all the other patrons cheered heartily. Hector Dreadcutter the disgraced was now Ben Cabingrin the famous. His story is a reminder that no evil pays off in the end.