The criminal organization, Scorpia, took Alex to their training camp on the island of Malagosto.

Malagosto was designed mainly to train assassins and terrorists. Alex learned how to fire guns, achieving impressive results when firing at simple targets - although his score dropped when shooting at photos of human targets. He was taught about the history of weapons, the manufacture and use of poisons, the techniques of the ninjas, and the best ways to exploit surprise, fear and aggression.

During his stay, Alex saw a demonstration by the Scorpia assassin and Malagosto graduate Nile of strength, agility and fitness; smashing bricks and planks with elbows, fists and bare feet, and using a variety of ninja weapons, including knives, spears, chains and swords.