|Relationships|| Max (Lovers, former)|
Richard Guthrie (Father)
Mr. Scott (advisor)
|Portrayed by||Hannah New|
Eleanor Guthrie is the beautiful, determined daughter of Richard Guthrie, the wealthiest black marketer in the Bahamas and the chief fence/supplier for the many pirate crews of New Providence Island. Left by her father to oversee all his dealings with the pirates in Nassau, Eleanor owns and operates the tavern on Nassau’s main street. Eleanor wields considerable influence, leading her to form a pact with Captain Flint that will either bring her dream of complete independence to fruition, or doom it entirely.
Eleanor has become a strong willed individual, almost to a point of fault. While she has learned to stand strong among pirates, she has been unable to learn her limits and the costs of over-passing them.
After the backlash from her banning Vane, her personality changes for the worse. She becomes enraged that the men of Nassau want her to alter decision and feels that they don't care about what what is right and wrong.
Little has been revealed about Eleanor's background, though she is sole heir to her father's vast riches. At some point in her past, she and Charles Vane had a relationship that has since ended prior to the beginning of the series.
Eleanor runs the front end of the smuggling businesses, dealing directly with the pirates. A young woman in the presence of ruthless men, Eleanor has learned to take care of herself, fearing no one. Needing money to bribe fellow crewman into backing Flint, Gates goes to the bar for a loan, expecting to be rejected. Against the advisement of Mr. Scott, who says it wouldn't be smart to loan money to somebody who could die or be replaced at any moment, Eleanor decides that backing Flint is the right move and gives him a loan of a thousand pieces of eight.
Later that night Elanor finds out that Vane was involved in the death of an important member of flints crew, one that Gates had just left after convincing him to support Flint. Eleanor runs the tavern and in the process also finds Vane. In a flash of anger she slaps him in front of his crew. Vane hits her back, striking her hard enough to cause her to fall to the floor. They head into a back room to talk in private, and Vane follows and warns her not to make him forget that he once loved her.
Eleanor leaves and heads upstairs, followed by Max. The two proceed to make love, with Max leaving the next morning.
Another morning, Eleanor wakes, nude, and broods over the possible sightings of British ships. Should law come to the island, Eleanor's entire way of life would be shattered. Max, still in bed, beckons her over and suggests that Eleanor break away from her father and go into business for herself. The two then proceed have sex again before Eleanor leaves.
Vane arrives sometime later hoping to convince Eleanor to give him the good leads he used to receive when the two were together. Eleanor flatly refuses; stating that she isn't holding out on him because of their past like he believes, but because she doesn't like how he handles his crew, Vane storms out.
Another visitor, Captain Flint, puts Eleanor in a better mood. He tells her about his ambition of turning the island into its own thriving nation - a Nation of Thieves. He explains that if he can get the supplies and support he needs to take the Urca de Lima, a Spanish treasure galleon, it could forever change the island. Despite the high costs and risks, Eleanor agrees to support Flint.
However, her plans interact negatively with Max's, who is working as a middle man to sell a schedule stolen by John Silver, and vital to Flints plans. When Eleanor finds out, she begs Max to join her, but Max wants to leave the island, and is heartbroken that Eleanor wont join her. Max latter sneaks out, planing to leave the island.
- "Well, Mr. Sanderson, I'm pleased to be in your company. Do you know why? Because you're an earner. Did I tell you what happens when I stand next to an earner? My pussy gets wet. In which case, I will go fuck myself."
- ―Eleanor to Sanderson[src]
- "I think you misunderstand, I wasn't asking you to help me, I was granting you the opportunity to help me."
- ―Eleanor to John Silver[src]