I'm working on writing a novel about pirates in the middle ages. The main character is a female pirate who has made a name for herself along with her brother, whom she has to rescue. Her ship has been lost and she needs to find someone who will allow her to sail with them, this being her love interest. I was doing some research for this to decide how people portray pirates in popculture, and I stumbled across Pirates of the Caribbean. I absolutely fell in love with the character of Jack Sparrow, and would love to base my character off of him, I'm just not sure how to do it without copying Disney's idea. Any ideas on how to do this without copying? And while we're at it, do you have any ideas for good names/catchphrases/physical details?