Sartana of the Dead
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Name Sartana of the Dead
Age 9,000+
Gender Female
Hair None
Eyes Red
Affiliation(s) Skeletons
Alter Ego(s) None
First Appearence Zebra Donkey
Voiced by Susan Silo

Sartana of the Dead or in short, Sartana, is the most powerful and evil supervillain of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera and Manny's strongest archrival. Her past is unknown, it is only known that she is the most feared being in Miracle City.


It is not known how Sartana came to be, or how she got her hands on her mystic guitar of power.

She has an unseen son; this character was only seen in the Poster for the press in for Sergio Leone. He appears to be half Robot, half skeleton. He might have appeared along with Mikla in Season 3 had the show aired.


In addition to being extraordinarily powerful, Sartana also had a deceptive nature, almost compulsively manipulating others to her will. This was illustrated first in the episode The Ballad of Frida Suárez, where she tricked Frida into starting a concert, a clever plot to capture most of Miracle City's citizens. Her trickery was further explored in The Good, The Bad, and the Tigre when she held a tournament under the Miracle City volcano to choose her successor before retiring. It is discovered near the end of the episode that it was an elaborate plan to remove Sartana's competition, destroy the Riveras, and corrupt El Tigre.


Sartana of the Dead possesses an artifact of power, known simply as The Mystic Guitar. Strumming the guitar produces several effects,
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but those most seen were the firing of energy blasts and raising skeleton banditos. It is observed several times that the guitar was Sartana's life line; the destruction of the guitar resulted in Saratana dissipating. This doesn't seem to be a permanent fix, however. No matter how many times Sartana was destroyed, she was able to be resurrected. It is therefore possible that she was, for all intents and purposes, immortal.

Episode Appearances



Character Design/Inspiration

Sartana would appear to be inspired by the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos, where decorated skulls and skeletons are used during the festival to remember loved ones and ancestors. 


  • In the Nickpages, Sartana was named "skull".
  • Sartana is an homage to Carlos Santana, with a visual resemblance of La Catrina, by Mexican engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada
  • Jorge R. Gutierrez has confirmed that Sartana is one of many children of La Muerte and Xibalba from the 2014 film The Book Of Life. A broken heart had caused her to become evil and lose her god powers, causing her to be banished to the land of the living.