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The first Rivera supervillain, Dark Leopard.

Dark Leopard
Dark Leopard.jpg
Name Dark Leopard
Age 90s (Deceased)
Gender Male
Hair White
Eyes Unknown - Hidden by a black visor, assumed to be red.
Affiliation(s) Rivera Family
Alter Ego(s) Unknown
First Appearence The Grave Escape
Voiced by John DiMaggio

Dark Leopard is Manny's Great-great-great-great grandfather. He was the first Rivera supervillain in all of Miracle City. He is also the son of the first El Tigre.


Dark Leopard used a stone mech-suit that is similiar to his grandson's and his great-great grandson's mech-suit. It has an Aztec theme, with the gold color and the feline characteristics.


  • Self-propelled flight
  • Missiles
  • Grappling arm.


At one time, Dark Leopard betrayed his Aztec people and married a Spanish woman (with whom he'd later father Golden Leon, who would become the first Rivera hero), thus becoming the first supervillain of the Rivera family.

Character Design/Inspiration

As mentioned by Jorge Gutierrez, Dark Leopard is slightly inspired by La Malinche, a Nahua woman who played an active and powerful role in the Spanish conquest of Mexico, acting as interpreter, advisor and intermediary for Hernán Cortés. She was also a mistress to Cortés and gave birth to his first son, who is considered one of the first Mestizos.