El Aguila (Marvel Comics)

El Aguila


El Aguila (“The Eagle”) is primarily a Luke Cage & Iron Fist character. His core appearances were from 1979 to 1982, since “superhuman Zorro” wasn’t a concept that aged all that well.

Here are Jackson’s old, quick notes. We might revisit them one day to make them beefier, but frankly there isn’t that much more to say.


  • Real Name: Alejandro Montoya, aka “the Eagle”, aka “the Master”.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: David Montoya (father), Rosario Montoya (mother), Pedro (brother), Conchita, Rosita (sisters).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: NYC.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

El Aguila is a superhuman mutant. His body generates powerful bio-electricity which can be channeled through a conductive medium. El Aguila usually channels through his steel sword, leading people to believe he has a blaster  housed in his blade. His body is capable of discharging a maximum of 100,000 volts, sufficient to kill a man or stun a rhinoceros.

He possesses great natural strength and agility. Furthermore, he is by any standard a master swordsman.


Born in Madrid, Spain, the eldest of four children, Alejandro is a mutant. When he reached puberty, Montoya discovered that in addition to other changes, his body was suddenly producing electricity.

He created the persona of El Aguila, “the Eagle”, and soon moved his adventures to New York City.


Handsome Spaniard dressed in a buccaneer-type costume:

  • Red leotard, gloves, and bandanna-like cowl similar to Iron Fist.
  • Blue V-neck shirt with golden eagle emblazoned on his chest.
  • Blue boots, sheath, and a flat-crowned hat.


Aguila is very much the modern day Zorro. He is swashbuckler through and through. If there is a flashy way of doing something Aguila will do it. His speech is littered with Spanish and his manner exceedingly gracious.

He can be found crime fighting primarily in the poorer neighborhoods, protecting those less fortunate then himself.


“It disgusts me to breathe the same air as a pig like you.”

DC Universe History

Aguila’s role as a hero has always been as a friendly antagonist/ally to those adventurers who involve themselves with fighting street level crime. Both Gotham and Blüdhaven are seedy enough to garner his attention.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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El Aguila

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Thrill of Responsibility
Int: 05 Wil: 06 Min: 05 Occupation: Wealthy Swashbuckler
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 05 Wealth: 011
Init: 22 HP: 35

Lightning: 11

Acrobatics*: 07, Animal Handling*: 06, Charisma*: 06, Martial Artist: 06, Thief (stealth): 05, Weaponry (swords): 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Lightning has a Range of Touch (which can be extended to a 2 AP range when channeled through a conductive medium, such as his steel sword).
  • Lightning has a Catastrophic Burnout.

Attractive, Connoisseur, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (fencing lore).

Power Man and Iron Fist (High), Hawkeye (Low), Street (Low).

Secret ID.

Sword (shown at times to be both a rapier and a sabre) [BODY 06, EV 04 (05 w/STR, 07 w/Martial Artist)].

By Jackson.

Helper(s): OHOTMU.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe