I mean I know this is a cartoon but how is it possible for El Capitan to be the original captain of the stolen treasure ship? I mean DuckTales explains the many mysteries featured on the show but never fully explains El Capitan's origins. This seems to go against the rules of the show. Was it really El Capitan who stole the treasure ship from the two explorers and left them stranded with one golden sun coin or was it just one of El's ancestors? There are parts where El Capitan says "My logbook!" and the nephews say "Boy that guy acts like he sued to own this ship!" He's constantly saying "MY gold!" and in the finale he says that "I've been waiting 400 years for this!" and Mrs. Beakley says "You're mad!" (mad as in crazy) and El Capitan says "I'm mad for gold!"
So it's weird and doesn't make much sense that El Capitan could be that old when you compare this to the other episodes where mysteries are explained the idea of El being the actual captain doesn't make a lot of sense. When he says he's been waiting 400 years I think he may be referring to how his ancestor lost the ship 400 years ago when it sank and never got it back. Now El thinks that since he's a relative the ship now belongs to him! I guess Disney wanted to leave it up for interpretation. What do you guys think?