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The Cactus Kid
Season 1, Episode 16 (1/2)
Air date United States of America November 9, 2007
Written by Brandon Saywer
Scott Kreamer
Jorge Gutierrez
Directed by Dave Thomas
Episode Guide
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 The Cactus Kid is the first half of the 16th episode of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.


The Cactus Kid is a small town supervillain who's come to Miracle City to break into big time villainy. Unfortunately, his uncanny superpower is the ability to make cactuses bend slightly. Granpapi agrees to take the Kid on as a protégé but only to make Manny jealous. And it works - perhaps a bit too well.

Episode Summary

The episode begins at a town called San Pueblito, where a cactus kid comes into town and starts stealing money from various places.

Cactus Kid breaks down at Puma Loco's words of being a joke and angrily tells him that he will pay. His rage causes him to unlock a new part of his power and he is able to summon humanoid cactus warriors and is pleased with his progress. Cactus Kid asks Manny and his grandpa who the real villain is, as they are shocked and reply him before they are knocked out of the home. A dazed Puma Loco notes on how Cactus Kid really came into his own.

Cactus Kid has his monsters fight the pair and corner them. Cactus Kid tells his foe they shouldn't have look down on him and Puma Loco apologizes for not accepting Manny's choices, telling him that he'll still love him if he becomes a hero. Manny thanks him for his accepting words, before he decides to use underhanded moves and defeats Cactus Kid. Puma Loco congratulates Manny on such vulgar attacks and hugs him, as Manny says he learned it from him. A dazed and defeated Cactus Kid asks to go to jail.

At the end, he and his cactus warriors are arrested but he thanks the Rivera Family for giving him the chance of being a villain but he swears a vendetta on them. This even surprises Manny's arriving father who coming back from work.


Recurring Characters

Characters Introduced


the gallery for this episode can be viewed here.

Montage Scene

Puma Loco and Cactus Kid doing evil deeds.

Running Gags

  • Granpapi trying to make Manny jealous.


  • Cactus Kid only episode focused on himself.
  • This is the first episode on which Manny isn't the main focus, instead the Cactus Kid is.


  • When Manny and Frida arrive at the Rivera house after their food fight, they had rotton food on them, but after 3 cutscenes, the gunk wasn't on them anymore.

they were dirty in this scene...

weren't you two at a food fight?