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'''Cazador''' (initially "El Cazador de Aventuras", then just "Cazador") was an Argentine comic book published in the 1990s and early 2000s, about a bulky, stupid and smelly anti-hero that lives in an abandoned church. Every adventure starts with Cazador minding his own business and then being dragged into some kind of mess involving demons, corrupt politicians, martian invaders, cosmic abominations, etc, and ends up destroying everything, insulting everyone, killing everybody and drinking mate. It is a classic example of TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, taken to such gory and [[UpToEleven over the top]] extremes that it actually became funny. ''Very'' funny.

Not to be confused with ''ComicBook/ElCazador''.

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!!''Cazador'' contains examples of:
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* [[invoked]]AlternativeCharacterInterpretation[=/=]CharacterExaggeration: Whenever a [[IntercontinuityCrossover 'guest' character]] appears, more often than not it is twisted in some way in line with the comic book's irreverent tone. Cartoon characters become DarkerAndEdgier and[=/=]or [[TookALevelInJerkass take several levels in jerkass]], heroes are turned into [[AdaptationalVillainy villains]], badasses are turned into [[AdaptationalWimp wimps]], etc. The lucky few characters who remain unchanged usually end up becoming [[TheComicallySerious comically serious]] [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Men]].
* AmusingInjuries: In each page of each comic book.
** Cazador himself suffers these all the time, but since he's an undead abomination he doesn't mind much ([[RuleOfFunny unless the injury]] [[MinorInjuryOverreaction is minor enough]]).
* AnyoneCanDie: Even the famous guest characters. Cazador does too, but [[ResurrectiveImmortality he always gets better]].
* ArtShift: The art alternates between a gritty style and a more chaotic and cartoony one from time to time.
* TheBoxingEpisode: Cazador had to take on a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cybernetics-enhanced zombie Mike Tyson]] in one issue, as a homage to ''Superman vs Muhammad Ali''.
* CaptainErsatz: Averted. Cazador didn't use characters resembling Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[DragonBall Goku]] or Franchise/SailorMoon: it directly used the characters, in varying degrees of [[LawyerFriendlyCameo lawyer friendliness]]. The authors either didn't care about copyright violations, or trusted in the protection afforded by the [[{{Parody}} parodic]] context of their usage.
* CharacterTitle
* CityOfWeirdos: At a time when Buenos Aires was being overrun by [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], the people and the press kept dismissing them as "hobos".
* CorruptChurch: It literally made a DealWithTheDevil to get rid of homosexuals, though it didn't come to pass. If individual members of the clergy appear, you can bet they aren't saintly at all.
* CrapsackWorld: Everyone is corrupt, stupid or both, [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]] run rampant, and the only ones out there to defend the populace are either incompetent buffoons or Cazador himself, who isn't much better.
* DeadlyPrank: Cazador has been caught in more than one CandidCameraPrank, and they all turned out to be deadly... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge for the pranksters]]. In another parody of candid camera shows, a man is DrivenToSuicide on live television by a very cruel and [[TraumaCongaLine elaborate]] 'prank'.
* DeusExMachina: Many a storyline has ended with this; it never goes without a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] of some sort.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first [[ArtEvolution black and white]] comics, Cazador was a religious KnightTemplar, hence why he lived in a church. In contrast, later comics have him as a simple squatter whose attitude towards religion is quite contemptuous; he is mostly ignorant of the doctrine and when he once had to [[ItMakesSenseInContext tell Biblical stories to children]], he did so in FracturedFairyTale fashion (God made the Earth out of [[{{Squick}} boogers]], Moses [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kent]] was [[PaperThinDisguise secretly]] Supermoses, and so on).\\
Even earlier still, Cazador appeared in an obscure comic under a completely different characterization and setting. Here, he lived in the United States and had an actual name, Robert Howard. He was a NASA scientist out to avenge the death of his family, who was killed because of his refusal to work on an experimental explosive device. His symbol was a five-point star instead of an inverted cross. This version of Cazador eventually [[CharacterOverlap crossed over]] to the retooled comic, as "The Hunter".
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Patoruzú, in the first story arc. Later, zombies begin appearing everywhere.
* FantasyKitchenSink[=/=]WorldOfWeirdness: Deities from many religions and mythologies, including constructed ones like [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft's]] or [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Tolkien's]], coexist with characters from [[ReferenceOverdosed any popular franchise you can care to name]].
* {{Gorn}}: Appears in copious amounts.
* TheGreys: They come from a planet called Juno and they are avid [[TheBeautifulGame football]] fans, singing stadium chants as they invade the Earth.
* HesBack: Each time the comic book was cancelled and then started again, it included a story of this type. InUniverse, the MoralGuardians were ''never'' happy about it.
* MoodWhiplash: Despite the overall silliness of the comic, some plots were actually quite tragic and practically devoid of comedy, such as the drama of a man driven murderously insane by a traumatic encounter with Cazador at a young age, or Cazador's very own OriginStory.
* MsFanservice: Practically any woman that isn't [[FanDisservice butt-ugly]] instead.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted. Several celebrities appeared in the comic book, identified by name... and they WERE harmed.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: The ''Pekingese'' Werewolf.
* ParodyEpisode: [[Franchise/StarWars Star]] [[MayTheFarceBeWithYou Wars]], Film/JurassicPark, and Film/MadMax are among the many films that have been spoofed in the comic.
* PoliceAreUseless: Not to mention incredibly corrupt, as are all other institutions in the setting.
* RatedMForManly: Sometimes crossing over to TestosteronePoisoning.
* RedEyesTakeWarning[=/=]GlowingEyesOfDoom: These are common for a lot of characters, Cazador included.
* {{Sentai}}: Parodied with the Powerful Galactic Defenders: [=CosmoPatagonian Hare, CosmoArmadillo, CosmoCavy, and CosmoTatou=]. They had a fifth member, [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi CosmoPlatypus]], but he died in battle; Cazador was invited to replace him, but gave up because he couldn't [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull pronounce the animal's name to power up]] (that, and he didn't really want to join them to begin with). Their HumongousMecha looks like a humanoid rabbit.
* SpinOff: ''El Dié'', starring this comic's version of Diego Maradona; Cazador himself eventually becomes a recurring character in it.
* TakeThat: The comic throws jabs at censors, politicians, celebrities, [[SelfDeprecation its authors]], and even [[TakeThatAudience its own fans]]. In other words, pretty much everyone gets called out at some point.
* TimeTravelEpisode: There have been a couple; Cazador has visited the [[TheWildWest Wild West]] and ancient Ireland.
* ToiletHumor: Many of the comic's [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Funny Background Events]] involve feces, people emptying their bowels in fear or passing gas during very dramatic moments. There's even a character made entirely of feces.
* TopHeavyGuy: It is common for the artists to give this body type to muscular characters, Cazador himself being the prime example.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Children seldom appear, but when they do they're often [[KidsAreCruel mean]] and [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes foul-mouthed]], not to mention [[{{Gonk}} ugly]]. Let's just say that the comic's setting leaves little place for [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids such a silly trope]] as ChildrenAreInnocent.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Cazador often complains about the ridiculous situations he's put in by the writers, and sometimes other characters voice their opinions of the plot as well.

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