Philip Swift is a young and stalwart missionary. He is one of many people who were involved in the quest for the Fountain of Youth. Not much is known about Philip's early life. At some point in his life, Philip became a missionary. He was later captured by Blackbeard and held captive aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge as a slave during the journey for the Fountain of Youth and was later freed by Jack Sparrow. At some point during the search, Philip falls deeply in love with a young mermaid named Syrena.