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Matador (Daredevil enemy) (Marvel Comics)


Manuel Elongato

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • These are older technical notes, not a full profile.


  • Real Name: Manuel Elongato
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Sister (unnamed), mother (unnamed, deceased), Miguelito (nephew) and his sibling
  • Group Affiliation: Former member of the Emissaries of Evil
  • Base Of Operations: Manhattan (formerly Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Spain)
  • Height:  ? Weight:  ?
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

The Matador is swift and agile, and has excellent reflexes ; he carries a sword and a cape, tricking attackers into attacking the cape instead of him. For some reason rustling his cape would jam the inexperienced DD’s radar sense.


The Matador was a very early Daredevil foe – a former Spanish matador who was extremely skilled, but so arrogant and cruel the crowd despised him. He was gravely wounded in the arena (after he spend a few seconds insulting the booing crowd, thus losing sight of the bull) and vowed to avenge himself of the entire humanity.

While the Matador had the upper hand on Daredevil on a few occasions, he was never a serious threat. He once came back to take revenge on Daredevil as part of the Emissaries of Evil, but was very easily beaten. An odd association with Man-Bull likewise never went very far.

Manuel “the matador” Eloganto appeared years later, living in poverty in Los Angeles and helping his sister take care of her children. Priscilla Lyons, one of the Scourge of the underworld, had been sent as her passing exam to off him, but didn’t find the hearth to shoot the proud has-been (and thus became hunted by the other Scourges). He was later briefly used by his therapist (secretly the Ringmaster) to take a fall for him.


See illustration.


Arrogant 1960s villain with a stupid gimmick.


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Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Psycho
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 017 HP: 025

Skills: Acrobatics (dodging): 07, Artist (bullfighter): 08, Thief: 05, Weaponry (matador weapons)*: 06

Advantages: Lightning Reflexes, Language (Spanish)

Connections: None

Drawbacks: SIA to arrogance


  • Smallsword [BODY 06, EV 04]
  • Cape [BODY 04, Flash: 06. Limitation: Flash only vs. Radar and Sonar (-2)]

By Sébastien Andrivet (stats and stuff) based on the work at www.marvunapp.com

Source of Character: Marvel comics

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