One-Eyed Willy was the pirate captain of the ship, Inferno.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

One-Eyed Willy, true to his name, was only born with one eye. He wore an eyepatch to cover it up.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Once a court jester for the Spanish, he was banished for telling off-color stories and having practical jokes.[1] Following this, he started his own pirate crew and stole millions worth in treasure from the king of England. The king finally began retaliating, sending out his entire armada to take down the infamous captain, which erupted into a mass war. Willy ordered to flee, trying to escape being killed in the process; while in a cave, the armada began firing, hitting the walls and creating a cave-in, which locked the Inferno away.

Before Willy and his crew perished, Willy had a series of intricate booby traps set up in the caves that led away, in hopes to kill those who attempted to find him or those who attempted to escape. At some point, someone escaped with his map and the two pieces that went with it: a doubloon and a copper medallion. The legend of One-Eyed Willy spread around the locals.

He and the pirates he trusted close died in his cabin on his ship loaded up with his treasure.

Willy sat in his chair for nearly three centuries before he was discovered by Mikey and the rest of the Goonies. When Mikey finds him sitting at the head of his treasure table, he is deemed the "First Goonie", due to his missing eye. When the cavern began to collapse and open, he sailed away on his ship once again, to wherever the wind takes him.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

In early versions of the script, One-Eyed Willy was meant to be asthmatic, like Mikey. This was dropped in the final version.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Goonies Souvenir Magazine
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