Bambenga is four feet tall with extremely dark skin and a lot of muscle. He has a generally cheerful demeanour and a bright and easy smile, as well as a bit of a gift for physical comedy and pulling silly faces(especially when officers have just left). He is covered in white tattoos in a mixture of tribal and nautical styles, with a set of delicately patterned tribal markings on his face. He does not speak English, though can generally make himself understood. This means he often fails to obey orders very quickly and sometimes it takes an extraordinary amount of time to explain to him what an order means. He sings gentle, improvised harmonies while he works. He is clearly an experienced and capable sailor. If it is not too cold, he always has his shirt off.