George Merry was a human man.
An 18th century pirate, George Merry served under Captain Flint alongside Long John Silver, and became one of Silver's men after Flint's death. During the pirates' trip to Treasure Island under the deluded helm of Squire Trelawney, however, Merry attempted to turn the crew against Silver and become Captain himself, as a sort of counter-mutiny. In the end, Silver shot him and his cronies in an ambush orchestrated alongside Trelawney's men and Ben Gunn.
Behind the scenes
George Merry appeared in the 1950 film Treasure Island and a few other Disney adaptations and parodies of the Treasure Island story.
In Treasure Planet, George Merry's counterpart is a rather different character named Scroop, though his narrative role as Silver's more cruel rival remains the same.
- Ralph Truman (Treasure Island)