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Information-silkReal NameRamon De Rico
Information-silkCurrent AliasEl Jaguar
Information-silkAliasesJaguar
Information-silkAffiliationHydra
Information-silkBase Of OperationsHydra bases
Status
Information-silkAlignmentBad
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationTerrorist, division chief for Hydra
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHairBrown
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesDark skin, mustache and goatee, pointed ears
Origin
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
Information-silkPlace of BirthProbably somewhere in Latin America[citation needed]
Information-silkPlace of DeathThe Bar with No Name, Medina County, Ohio
Information-silkCreatorsTony Isabella, Bob Brown, Vince Colletta
First AppearanceAppearance of Death
Daredevil #120Captain America #319
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HistoryEdit

El Jaguar's origin, or even his native country, are unknown - although his name and alias suggests some place in Latin America. As of today, the origin of his powers is still unclear. He was probably a mutant,[citation needed] or an altered human,[citation needed] and terrorist organization Hydra might be responsible of his alterations.[citation needed]

El Jaguar was the leader of an elite commando unit on Hydra, alternatively known as Bravos Commandos and Commando Division. One of those commandos was famous assassin Horst Eisele. Jaguar and his commandos were loyal to the Supreme Hydra, who was at that time Silvermane.

Hydra's enemy organization S.H.I.E.L.D. publicly contacted with district attorney Foggy Nelson to join its board of directors. Hydra marked Nelson as a target, and ordered Jaguar to murder him.

Jaguar and his commandos attacked a New Year's Eve party Nelson was invited to. Nelson's partner Matthew Murdock also was there, along with his girlfriend Natasha Romanoff - who were also known as costumed superheroes Daredevil (Matt Murdock) and the Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff). Both of them changed to their secret identities and fought the terrorists.

El Jaguar was more than a match for any of them: He defeated the Black Widow and fought Daredevil to a stalemate. However, the tables turned due to the opportune arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents led by Nick Fury. El Jaguar ordered a complete retreat, and went to explain his failure to his leader.

Jaguar then met with Hydra agent Blackwing in a warehouse near the Shea Stadium. Both were unaware of Daredevil and the Black Widow tracking Blackwing. The Black Widow, still humiliated for her previous defeat, fought El Jaguar while Daredevil battled Blackwing. El Jaguar was nevertheless too strong for the Widow to defeat. In a last-ditch effort, the Widow prepared her widow's bite in killing position, but she only managed to knock El Jaguar down!

However, Blackwing defeated Daredevil and, later, the Widow. Another Hydra agent, Man-Killer, took unconscious Jaguar to the Supreme Hydra in a subterranean base under Shea Stadium. El Jaguar would not recover his consciousness for a while.

When he awoke, the heroes had recovered and were launching a counter-attack. S.H.I.E.L.D. had also found them and launched their own commandos. Jaguar tried to fight S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Dum Dum Dugan, but was defeated by being slammed to a wall. Although the Supreme Hydra and Blackwing managed to escape, Jaguar and the other Hydra agents were arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D.

Years later, Jaguar was at large. It is unclear if he kept his association with Hydra. He was contacted by Gary Gilbert, a former costumed criminal turned into business agent for criminals. Gilbert was worried about the Scourge of the Underworld, a masked figure who was killing costumed criminals such as Gilbert and El Jaguar. Gilbert organized a meeting in the The Bar with No Name, Medina County, Ohio, to discuss potential counter-attacks. As the Scourge was known to use weapons instead of powers, weapons were to be left at the door. However, the Scourge infiltrated in the meeting disguised as the bartender and shot down all the seventeen criminals (including El Jaguar) wielding a cut-down .50 sub-machine gun in each hand.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

  • Improved agility, speed and strength (peak athlete or higher)
  • Infravision

    Abilities

Martial arts and military leadership.

ParaphernaliaEdit

Weapons

Gloves with artificial claws

TriviaEdit

  • El Jaguar's surname has been spelled DeRico and De Rico alternatively. However, his first name has never been spelled Ramón as in traditional Spanish language.

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