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J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Captain James/Jas Hook is the primary antagonist of Peter Pan, and Peter's sworn enemy.
James Hook (real name unknown) was born in March 17, 1850 In England and attended Eton College and also Balliol College during his youth and Graduated in June, 1872.
During December 1873, when James was 23 years old he was going on a ship for unknown reasons but was possibly sent there by some navy man and he soon became shipwrecked and then he meet a young Mr. Smee who was also shipwrecked and he told him to come along with him and Mr. Smee joined his side and soon they recruited new pirates.
Him and his very few friends include Smee, his “number 2 man,” who is friendly and genial. They soon sailed together aboard his ship, which is the terror of the seas.
During the early 20th Century Captain Hook soon became enemy's with Peter Pan for unknown reasons and in the sword fight, Pan cut off Mr. Hook's hand, then fed it to a gigantic crocodile. He then replaced his hand with an iron hook, and hence his present name was born.
He is described as having long, curled black hair, wearing a long red coat, and having his hook on his right hand. His eyes are said to turn red when he is about to plunge his hook into his victim, and his blood is of "an unusual color" frightening even Hook himself.
Hook is described as "cadaverous" and "blackavised", with "eyes which were of the blue of the forget-me-not" ("save when he was plunging his hook into you, at which time two red spots appeared in them and lit them up horribly") and long dark curls resembling "black candles".
Barrie also stated in "Captain Hook at Eton" that he was, "in a word, the handsomest man I have ever seen, though, at the same time, perhaps slightly disgusting"
He does not, however, hate all of the Lost Boys. The fact that Peter will not grow up - and is thus not affected by time whereas Hook is chased for it - fuels Hook's wrath for him. It also bothers Hook that Peter does not fear him, and causes the other lost boys to not fear him.
Hook is hot tempered and treats his crew like dogs. He is sinister, yet polite, and always exhibits elegant diction and signs of his good breeding; which draws Wendy Darling to him. Hook is not an entirely un-heroic character and does strive to act nobly throughout his ferocious acts.
Hook is a talented fencer, and he is noted to be a man of "indomitable courage".
Hook is often rendered powerless in the face of the question of good form. He fears the sight of his own blood, which is of a strange color. He fears the Crocodile, as well.
Hook cannot break out from the inner struggle he’s placed on himself. He is at odds with the conventions of blue-blooded, civilized society, and the life he leads as a Pirate. While he seeks to carry out his treacherous acts with civility and nobility - and succeeds; he is not without fairness or consideration—he is forever critiquing himself as to whether he has upheld his code. Hook also feels isolated, a mismatch who is above the dogged crew around him, one who must set an example for them.
Portrayals in Other Media Edit
- J.M. Barrie himself revealed Captain Hook went to Eton College
- Captain James Hook's name is one letter off from British explorer Captain James Cook
- Main article: Captain Hook/Gallery
- Captain Hook at Neverpedia