Pintel was a member of Captain Hector Barbossa's pirate crew serving as a cannoneer aboard the Black Pearl. Pintel was rarely seen without his partner in crime and nephew, Ragetti. Together they served on the Black Pearl for many years, even after their captain's death. Soon after joining a mutiny against Captain Jack Sparrow, the crew of the Pearl became cursed. They spent the next ten years trying to lift the curse. During a battle with the British Royal Navy, the curse was lifted, and Barbossa was killed. Pintel and Ragetti were arrested and brought to Port Royal.