John Silver is the main then redeemed antagonist in Treasure Planet. He is a cybernetic pirate captain who dedicated his life to finding Treasure Planet and achieving ultimate prosperity.

He was voiced by Brian Murray.


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  • Though Silver did not fully reform by the end of the film, the sequel game, Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon, establishes that he did learn the error of his ways and went straight over time.
  • In the original Treasure Island novel, John Silver knew Captain Flint, having served as his quartermaster, and claimed to be the only man Flint ever feared, in contrast to the film version.
  • Silver is one of only two primary antagonists in the Disney Animated Canon to be redeemed, the other being Amos Slade from The Fox and the Hound.
  • This incarnation of the character never uses the nickname "Long John Silver".
  • Before Jim damages his mechanical leg, Silver walked normally; after that, he has to help himself with a crutch, much like in the original book.
  • In an earlier version of the story, when Silver saves Jim at the cost of the treasure, Silver would've been actually unable to let go of the treasure due to his arm getting stuck, so he would have had to remove it, leaving him with one arm. This was changed, however, as it reminded the crew too much of "The Fugitive".
  • Despite being named "John Silver", his first name is never mentioned in the film at all. It is only mentioned in the end credits.