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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
The Mysterious Cities of Gold
Estaban's father was Chinese.
  • Well, it's never made *that* specific, but he's definitely supposed to have come from the Eastern end of the Asian continent. The Portuguese had made it as far East (in European terms) as Japan by the time the story is set. The design of the ship is definitely of Asian origin.
    • Unlikely as that would make him half-Chinese, half-Inca, yet he clearly looks European enough that he's treated as Spanish. Incidentally the gang are actually going to China in the new series and the Esteban's character design has absolutely nothing in common with the local characters we see there.
Zia taught Estaban Inca while they were crossing the Atlantic.
  • This disposes of a lot of translation issues in the early part of the series.
Esteban, Mendoza, and the others will eventually take part in the assassination of Pizarro.
  • They certainly have every reason to want Pizarro dead, so why not make an alliance with El Mozo to make it happen?
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