Matt is equally idealistic but not as stubborn as Scott. He is a capable leader, but prefers to leave that to others and thus he often backs Scott up rather than assume the mantle of authority himself. In addition to his regular job he helped out on his family farm, a duty he performed throughout high school. He has an interest in the history of the Oasis colony and has studied as much material as he could find, including some Order texts. His decision to leave was fueled not only by his friendship with and allegiance to Scott, but also an understanding of how much the Oasians have given up to live on their rustic planet.