List of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera characters

The following is a list of characters which appear in the Nicktoons Network animated television series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.

Main characters

Manny Rivera/El Tigre

Manuel Pablo Gutierrez O'Brian Equahia Rivera "Manny for short" is a 13-year-old Mexican-born boy who, apart from a scar across his left eye, appears no different from any other boy his age. But looks are deceiving, because Manny is the son of the legendary hero, White Pantera, and grandson of the evil super villain, Puma Loco, and is, himself, the alter-ego El Tigre. Manny is friendly and out going, yet does not yet know if he is a Hero or a villain (similar to El Tigre I, which may cause him to develop a split personality similar to El Tigre I) giving him an antiheroic personality. He wants to be good for his father, Rodolfo, but can't resist being bad like his grandfather, Granpapi Rivera, from time to time. When Manny spins his mystical belt buckle, he transforms into the brave and powerful tiger-themed superhero El Tigre. His superhero name translates from Spanish to "The Tiger", which refers to his costume & claws. His powers include sharp, retractable claws that can cut through anything, shooting out his hand like a grappling hook, super strength, and super jumping abilities. In The Grave Escape, he gained the power to summon an ancient Tiger spirit, creating a large, green, tiger-shaped energy field around himself that mimics his motions.

Frida Suárez/La Tigresa

A 13-year-old Spanish girl, and the youngest of 3 daughters to Police Chief Emiliano Suárez and Judge Carmela Suárez. Frida is Manny Rivera/El Tigre's best friend and the two hang out together nearly all the time. Frida isn't always the best influence on Manny, and the two are always getting into some kind of mischief. Frida doesn't have any super powers (save for one brief stint as La Tigresa in the episode bearing the same name), but is always with Manny when he's fighting crime, and is occasionally helpful, even saving Manny a few times. Her father, Police chief Suarez, is fiercely protective of "My Frida" as he calls her, and is none too fond of her hanging out with Manny, thinking it's dangerous being around him, a notion backed up by the fact that she usually gets hurt when he's in his El' Tigre persona. Frida is very different from her twin sisters Nikita and Anita, who are both following in their father's law enforcement footsteps, and tease Frida for being weird as a result. Frida, on the other hand, has a band named the Atomic Sombreros, and has a very outgoing attitude towards life, despite being very tomboyish. She dresses in a goth/punk style, complete with bright blue hair, and never goes anywhere without her favorite red goggles atop her head. Frida's arch rival is Zoe Aves, who has been pulling pranks on her since preschool. Both Frida and Zoe seek the attention of Manny, and much of their rivalry seems to stem from their mutual interest in him. At the end of "No Boots, No Belt, No Brero", Frida proclaims "Kiss me, you fool!" and kisses Manny, suggesting she has had a crush on him all along.

Rodolfo Rivera/White Pantera

Rodolfo Rivera is Manny's father and Puma Loco's son. Pantera can refer to a panther or any member of the panthera genus of cats. He is semi-retired, but has about as much trouble giving up being White Pantera as his father has giving up being Puma Loco (he never removes his magic boots, even when asleep, and only seems to take his mask off to do laundry and shave). Although he often holds a heroic and noble stature, he is easily excited, and tends to get childlike (such as waving his hands and giggling). Opposite of his father, Rodolfo wishes for Manny to become a hero. Although his father is a supervillain, he doesn't seem to hold it against him at all. Even if their views are different, the most he seems to ever do is give Grandpapi a scolding look (which, many times, will cause Grandpapi to back down). He is still in love with his ex-wife Maria; every time he is around her, he flirts with her. He even went as far as to hang a large painting of Maria and is said to have dinner with it every night (though he claims he put it there to "cover a hole"). His source of power are his Bronze Boots of Truth, which give him superhuman speed and strength and make anyone who touches the sole of the boots have to tell the truth. Rodolfo likes grapefruits and is allergic to jug band music (how he could be allergic to music, though, remains to be seen). His name means "White Panther" in Spanish.

Grandpapi/Puma Loco

Grandpapi is Manny's grandfather and Rodolfo's father. His name means "Crazy Puma" in Spanish. He is a super villain. Opposite of his son Rodolfo, he wants Manny to become a super villain and will often take Manny with him when committing small crimes. Grandpapi puts his family above all else, even over his super villain ways. When his son or grandson is in danger, he will jump in to help them. Even though Grandpapi is semi-retired, he will often commit crimes and take part in other villain activities such as stealing artifacts and stealing peoples' wallets. However, many times Grandpapi ends up returning what he has stolen after being caught by Rodolfo. Grandpapi says he clearly has an honor code, placing family before being a villain. His source of power is the Golden Sombrero of Chaos, which is able to transform into a robotic suit and can produce several different gadgets and weapons such as claws, a giant drill, and even a small hot air balloon, though the most commonly used are missiles. In the episode Puma Licito, it is revealed that Grandpapi actually owns the house he, Rodolfo, and Manny live in.

Maria Rivera/Plata Peligrosa

Maria Rivera is Manny's mother and Rodolfo's ex-wife. Maria is nice and caring about her family. She dislikes the fact that Manny and Rodolfo are super-heroes because she fears for their safety. Because of this, she and Rudolfo split. In the episode "Mother of all Tigres", Maria comes to visit Miracle City after spending years traveling with a mariachi band. When she discovers that Rodolfo is still living the life of a super hero, Manny fears that she will force him to live with her. With the help of Grandpapi and Frida, they set out to make Miracle City look like a safe place. Though they fail in making Miracle City look like a safe place in the end, Maria tells Manny that she already knew about him being El Tigre and that she's moving back to Miracle City to be with him and be the school's new librarian. Oddly enough, she herself doubles as the super-heroine, Plata Peligrosa when she was given a Power Gauntlet when she was in college. As a side effect of the gauntlet, it makes Maria fight any villain putting her into overdrive. In Plata Peligrosa's second appearance, Maria and the gauntlet had agreed to collaborate in fighting crime for an hour when Maria wore a timer watch. She gets angry when a superheroine flirts with Rodolfo possibly hinting that she may still love him. The last name of her superhero alter ego, Peligrosa, is based on the Spanish word "peligro", meaning danger. A running gag during her appearances involves telling her family or friends what she learned from parenting or psychology books relevant to each episode, showing the book itself, and saying "It's a fact".

Rivera family members

El Tigre I

The original El Tigre. He resembles an adult version of Manny and like Manny, could not decide whether to be a hero or a villain. The indecision drove him insane, causing him to develop a split personality. He possesses the same powers as Manny, as well as a few new ones, such as a super powerful roar and the ability to extend his claws to long lengths. He apparently had the ability to cross between the realms of the living and dead with the Ancient Tiger Spirit. He also wears a cape behind him.

Dark Leopard

Dark Leopard was Manny's ancestor and the first Rivera supervillain, he operates a stone mech suit, and judging by his appearance, was presumably born in the late Mayan (or Mesoamerica) period. He was the son of the original El Tigre.

Golden Leon

Golden Leon is Manny's ancestor and the 1st Rivera superhero. His costume is similar to the clothing of a Conquistador and speaks in Old English and Galician Spanish. His name means "Golden Lion". He is the son of Dark Leopard, father of the Mighty Cheetar, grandfather of Justice Jaguar, great-grandfather of Puma Loco, great-great grandfather of White Pantera, and Manny's great-great-great grandfather.

Mighty Cheetar

The Mighty Cheetar was Grandpapi's grandfather, The Justice Jaguar's father, Rodolfo's great-grandfather, and Manny's great-great grandfather. He was a supervillain like his grandson, who wore a more primitive steam powered robot suit. The suit was used by Grandpapi in "Puma Licito" to save Manny and Frida from El Oso, and to protect his super villain title. He appeared in "The Grave Escape" when Manny and Frida were transported to the Land of the Dead and he, along with Manny's other relatives, helped stop Sartana. He is known as the "Scourge of the Seven Seas" and speaks with a pirate accent.

Justice Jaguar

Justice Jaguar is Manny's great-grandfather, Rodolfo's grandfather, Puma Loco's father and is son to the Mighty Cheetar. He dresses in a charro style costume, and he appeared riding a horse when Manny talked about him. He has a rough father-son relationship with Puma Loco, probably due to the fact that his son chose the path of villainy, but they greatly care about one another and miss each other. He apparently died attempting the "Rivera Super Macho Blitz", which was a super powerful and deadly attack, because he openly stated that "I know I didn't" after Puma Loco and White Pantera said how no one has ever survived the Blitz.


Flama Dama

Flama Dama is a female superhero who is one of White Pantera's friends. Her name means "Flaming Lady." She was among those that doubted that El Tigre had good in him until he saved the city from Sartana of the Dead music that tuned people evil with its popish beat.

Iron Piñata

Iron Piñata is a male superhero who is one of White Pantera's friends. He was among those that doubted that El Tigre has good in him until he saved the city from Sartana of the Dead.

Gordo Gordo

Gordo Gordo is a fat superhero. His name means "fat fat".

League of Alliance Society

Silver Sombrero

Silver Sombrero is the leader of the League of Alliance Society who uses a spinning silver sombrero as a weapon. He throws it and it spins around like a blade.

The Industrialist

The Industrialist is a guardian of the defriendless and a member of the League of Alliance Society. He shoots I-beams from a cannon on his arm and cement as well.

Cosmic Cleopatra

Cosmic Cleopatra is a protector of the Earth and a member of the League of Alliance Society.

El Cucharón

El Cucharón is a supervillain-turned superhero who can control spoons. His name in English means "The Spoon". He helped El Tigre stop Dr. Chipotle Sr. and El Oso, who were trying to "reform" as well as himself, but decided to actually be good instead of the other two, who took advantage of Manny's mother and tried to rob a bank. After they are arrested, he tells Maria he is going to culinary school. He later served as a minister at the wedding of Puma Loco and Sartana of the Dead.

Seventh Samurai

Seventh Samurai is a Japanese samurai-themed superhero and Toshiro's father. He is one of White Pantera's friends and has cleaned up crime in Shogun City.

Main villains

Sartana of the Dead

Sartana of the Dead is the most dangerous, most devious, and most feared super villain in all of Miracle City. From her lair in the abandoned prison cemetery, the 200-year-old Calaca Lady Sartana plots to overthrow Miracle city and rule it for herself and Django. By strumming her golden guitar of doom, she can summon countless skeletons from the ground and send out rays of mystic energy to attack her foes with. The guitar is also her weakness because if the guitar is destroyed everything it rose from the dead (Sartana included) reverts to dead. This is how she is normally defeated but she seems to somehow keep getting it back. No matter how many times she is destroyed, she comes back from the dead. Manny stole the guitar when he accidentally killed Zebra Donkey in an attempt to bring it back to life in time for the Zebra Donkey festival. On one occasion, she invited most of the villains in Miracle City to compete in her tournament during her "upcoming retirement"...which resulted in her accidental destruction. She at one point almost married Puma Loco/Grandpapi, but didn't because she wanted to destroy Manny which Granpapi refused to do.

Sergio/Señor Siniestro

Sergio is a very small 13-year-old Italian boy who was transferred to Miracle City from Italy. On his first day at Leone Middle School, he foolishly wore his beloved cowboy costume, complete with broomstick horse, Mr. Broomy Horse. Humiliation, unintentionally led by Manny, ensued and Sergio swore vengeance on Miracle City, especially Manny. Sergio uses a 10-foot-tall (3.0 m) robot suit to pose as an adult cowboy super villain named Señor Siniestro. Señor Siniestro is usually found spewing cowboy lingo with an absurdly inaccurate Texan accent while looking for his foe, Manny Rivera. He was also one of the competitors of the Super-Villain Grand Prix and kicked the other competitors out of the race and got crushed by a crocodile and finished 2nd place over a crocodile. He also tried to make Manny and Frida late for school so they would be expelled. He also forced the students to build him a robotic horse suit which was destroyed by El Tigre. He has a huge crush on Frida. His supervillain name means Mr. Sinister. He is friends with Dr. Chipotle Jr. and knows his real name. They sometimes play video games in his lair (which in reality is their actual creations fighting behind a screen to make it look pixelated). His name "Sergio" the fact that he is Italian and his love of cowboys are all nods to Sergio Leone the director of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Zoe Aves/Black Cuervo

Zoe Aves is a 13 or 14-year-old Argentine goth girl with a super villainess alter-ego, Black Cuervo, which translates to Black Raven. As a villainess, she made her first appearance in the episode: Enter the Cuervo. Her family clan is known as the "Flock of Fury". Just like the Rivera family who all have feline-themed alter-egos, the Flock of Fury is made up of bird-themed alter-egos. By day she's a typical goth loner, as she has the characteristic of tending not to make friends that easily, but when night falls she's Black Cuervo, a Raven-themed super villainess who is much more full of life than the goth Zoe, their personalities contrasting. Unlike Manny, Zoe is able to balance her life as a teenager and a super villain without anyone knowing that Zoe and Black Cuervo are the same person. She is equipped with laser blasters on her wrists and jet-wings on her back, as well as a sonic device she can use to send out a distress call to signal her family for help as well as a wrist communicator with a holographic interface.

Oddly, despite her tough looks and sinister weaponry, she wears strawberry scented perfume. Zoe has an evil mom named Voltura (the ex-girlfriend of White Pantera) and a really evil grandmother known as Lady Gobbler (the ex-girlfriend of Puma Loco) who have all had past relationships with the Rivera men. Zoe is no different. Zoe and Manny have a somewhat complicated relationship. As Zoe she and Manny have a friendly but rather complicated friendship.

Way back in kindergarten, Zoe and Manny were best friends, but then, a girl named Frida Suarez came along, and Manny had to choose between Zoe and Frida. In the end, he chose Frida, throwing poor Zoe into the background. Because of this, Frida and Zoe were bitter enemies ever since, and a main reason they fight is because of Zoe's long-lasting crush on Manny, further complicating the triangle relationship between Frida, Zoe and Manny.

As Black Cuervo, she is still smitten by Manny/El Tigre but serves as his pseudo nemesis and is more than a match for Tigre in most cases. The two carry on this love/hate on again off again relationship throughout the series. In her first appearance of the series, Enter the Cuervo El Tigre develops a crush on Cuervo after she tricks him into thinking she likes him in order to get back at Frida for not inviting her to her birthday party. After discovering her plot Tigre appears to lose interest in her for a time, but Cuervo in turn develops a crush on him. The roles are reversed in the Episode Tigre + Cuervo Forever in which Cuervo's crush on Manny deepens when he tricks her into thinking he really likes her, so much so that she tells him he's "The best friend she ever had". She learns the truth and though Manny feels terrible for the betrayal and tries to make it up to her by telling her that "he would let her win" their impending fight, but this only makes her angrier and she swiftly gives him a good pummeling. At the end of the episode Cuervo proclaims that she is over El Tigre but pulls out a screw necklace he gave her earlier, and looks wide eyed at it before saying "mostly" and flies off. In the episode "The Cuervo Project" she was able to do a group Science project all by herself, a scale model of the Miracle City Volcano with Manny and Frida as her partners. During the episode Frida suspects Zoe to be Black Cuervo and with the help of Manny tries to prove it, but just as she was caught and exposed as a super villain by El Tigre, her secret is kept intact thanks to the help of her grandmother who disguises herself as Black Cuervo and drops Zoe into her own model which was filled with ketchup, not lava. Cuervo's natural highlights are a dark purple she has black and dark purple tights (similar to the ones when she wears her villain disguise.) and has two pairs of black gloves with the tops cut off.

Carmelita Aves/Voltura

Carmelita is Zoe Aves's mother, and White Pantera's female nemesis. She is a vulture-themed villainess. She, like her daughter and mother, has sets of wings, but hers are always visible (unlike the other members), and two lasers that eject from both wrists. She also has a pair of headphones installed to talk to the other flock members, and a string harpoon shooter. When she was in high school, she was White Pantera's girlfriend until he broke up with her, possibly for his love of Maria. Whenever he is brought up, she claims to have broken up with him, but is always reminded that, "He broke up with you", to which she always says "As if I could forget!". She never told Zoe because she and Manny would become alike. She most likely brings up the talk of White Pantera breaking up with her around him because she still has feelings for him. Carmelita's true form was shown in Tigre + Cuervo Forever she was seen with short black hair and a green guacamole mask only above her eyes ( which means she either has wrinkles or bags under her eyes). Carmelita works as an art teacher at Leone middle school and is friends with Maria only to get information about Rodolfo.

Grandmami Aves/Lady Gobbler

Grandmami Aves/Lady Gobbler is a turkey-themed villain, and like both her daughter and granddaughter, will not let go of a past relationship with a Rivera, Grandpapi, who left her heartbroken at the church altar when he rode off with a different woman, possibly Rudolfo's mother. She has a turkey cane that transforms into a laser gun, and a glass eye with video recorder in it. She is also the leader of the Flock of Fury.

Diego/Dr. Chipotle Jr.

Diego (a.k.a. Dr. Chipotle Jr.) is an evil 10-year-old mad scientist with a massive robotic metal arm and a cybernetic right eye. When Diego was just 7, he watched El Tigre put his father in jail and swore he'd get back at him some day. He uses strange weapons, such as "Zombie Guacamole", which is another thing he has in common with his father, who once robbed a bank using hot peppers mutated into monsters. He gets furious at the sound of Manny mispronouncing or completely messing up his name, such as "Dr. Habanera", "Dr. Paprika", "Dr. Jalapeño", "Dr. Chip & Dip", "Dr. Chimpanzee", "Dr. Chi-pantless", or "Dr. Chicken Pot Pie". He then yells out at the word "CHIPOTLE!!!". In his debut episode, Frida called him "Stinky Rameriaz's little brother". The Chipotles were one of the competitors of the Super-Villain Grand Prix and finished sixth place (because of El Tigre). He is also friends with Senor Siniestro, and knows who he really is, and they sometimes play video games in his lair. He also has a crush on Frida. As his alter ego, Diego, when he goes to school, his massive robotic arm is retracted and replaced with a normal one, and his cybernetic eye transforms into a pair of glasses, complete with a holographic eye. His shirt has a red chili on it, which serves as a nod of the monsters he creates and his alter ego name. It was stated on Jorge Gutierrez's deviantart page that Diego was created in a laboratory by accident. Envious of Manny's family, he created his own father and grandfather by cloning himself so he could have a family of his own (thus possibly explaining why he doesn't have a mother).

Dr. Chipotle Sr.

Dr. Chipotle, Sr. is the father of Dr. Chipotle Jr. He was put away when his son was 7 years old by El Tigre and White Pantera. He was one of the villains that Maria Rivera tried to reform. However, he only used it as a cover to dig a tunnel into the Miracle City Mint. He acts and has a voice similar to his son's, he even has a massive robotic metal arm and a cybernetic right eye like his son. Dr. Chipotle Sr. is allergic to churros. He and his son also competed in the Super-Villain Grand Prix and were thrown at the skeleton banditos. It is unknown if he knows Senor Siniestro is Sergio because his son does.

El Oso

El Oso is a large, hairy Italian bear-themed thug with superhuman strength. He spends most of his time causing chaos in Miracle City. His name literally means "the bear" in English. In the episode Oso Solo Mio, it was revealed that he was left behind as a baby on an orphanage camping trip and was raised by bears. He lives on the outskirts of Miracle City in Calavera. No matter how many times El Tigre puts El Oso behind bars, he manages to break out in time for dinner. He has the habit of punctuating his sentences with the word "mang".

General Chapuza

General Chapuza is a zombie who is the grave soccer coach of the team, The Zombies, who only speaks with a deep sinister voice.

Che Chapuza

General Chapuza's grandson. Their name means "shoddy work". He is a good dancer and his favorite sport is soccer. In a rumored episode, "El Zombie Tigre", Che was going to be an evil copycat version of El Tigre called El Zombie Tigre.

Mustache Mafia

The Mustache Mafia is a crime family that can use their moving mustaches in their crimes. It is led by Don Baffi and consists of Big Man, Knuckles, and Tiny.

Don Baffi

Don Baffi is the wheelchair-bound leader of the Mustache Mafia.

In "Moustache Love," it is revealed that Don Baffi has a granddaughter named Sofia whose eyebrow named Browsia is in love with Raul.

Big Man

Big Man is a member of the Mustache Mafia who is the strongest of the bunch.


Knuckles is a skinny member of the Mustache Mafia who is the most panicky of the bunch.


Tiny is a member of the Mustache Mafia who is the smallest of the bunch.

Django of the Dead

Django of the Dead is the grandson of Sartana of the Dead, who appears in The Good, The Bad, and The Tigre and can be seen with Sartana in "No Boots, No Belt, No Brero". He has his own Mystic Guitar, which allows him a portion of the power that Sartana wields (though, like Sartana's, Django's guitar is his weakness; if it's destroyed, he'll crumble into nothing). Django dislikes adults, and especially Sartana, which drives him to compete in Sartana's "retirement" competition to show them all up. The creator had said that Django would become more frequent over to the next season.

The Golden Eagle Twins

The Golden Eagle Twins are teen supervillains that are twin siblings. Carla and Carlito try to appear to be clean cut and respectable; however, they are actually mean and mischievous. They were new villains. It is implied by other people and even the villains they come in contact with that they really do put a walloping on the bad guys before they realize they could abuse their fame. Their powers are energy based, and oddly enough, the only eagle-themed ability they possess is their flight. When they join together they have the power to summon a very powerful, energy, orb-like attack that can't be stopped as long as they are joined together. Eventually, El Tigre is unable to join Carla and Carlito because in the end he realizes they are more hypocrites, evil and dangerous than heroic. Frida continuously calls their Zeppelin "a blimp" to infuriate the twins.

Secondary villains

Minor characters

Animal, creature, and monster characters

Unseen characters

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