Similar to Yvonne, he originally came off as hostile and greedy. However, he is shown to be a man of honor and upholds his end of a bet he made with Yvonne.
He is shown to be rash and impulsive at times, such as when he threw a half of the Island's Heart to Cetus.
However, he is also shown to be remorseful and has offered you full control of The Dorado to make up for his mistakes.
- He was alluded to in Endless Summer, Book 1 Chapter 15 during a flashback when your character takes Yvonne's sword.
- He bears a strong resemblance to Oliver Queen, better known as the Green Arrow, a vigilante in the DC Comics.
- His ship also looks to pay homage to Captain Hook's ship in Disney's Peter Pan.
- His ship name, Dorado, is Spanish for Gold.
- Raj originally calls him Caped Crusader, a well known title for the DC Comics vigilante, Batman.
- The writing for Captain Malatesta is inspired by the song, Gold by Chet Faker.
- In an alternate timeline, he is seen riding Cetus.