One of the sailors who mutinies against the English captain. The captain agrees to forgive most of the mutineers, but singles out Will as deserving to be killed for being the first to turn on him. But Robinson ends up leaving Will (and some of the other less trustworthy mutineers) on the island.
The timeline below shows where the character Will Atkins appears in Robinson Crusoe. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.