Captain Soto is an enemy of Lord Garmadon and the ninjas. In the 15th episode of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, "Pirates vs. Ninja", it is revealed that the Destiny's Bounty used to be his, but a storm blew it away into the cliffs of Ninjago. Years later, Lord Garmadon found his logbook and, after he wished that the Pirates were there to help him, the Mega Weapon brought them back. The pirates were resurrected and threw both Garmadon and the Serpentine into the brig. Captain Soto discovered the changes that the ninja had made to the ship, and he went to Ninjago City on a raid, stealing everything. Afterwards, they tied Darreth up after he jumped onto the ship. Then they battled the ninja but lost and were sent to jail, which then allowed Garmadon and the Serpentine to reclaim the Destiny's Bounty. In the 17th episode, "Ninjaball Run", they somehow broke out of jail and entered the Ninjaball Run Road Race. However, they were the first to be disqualified after being rammed into the entrance of the chasm by Darkley's Boarding School's students in their bus.