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->''Fortunately for the Habsburgs, the union with Spain in 1519 gave them the services of the Spanish infantry, the finest in Europe: hardy, versatile, enterprising, and led by a hungry military aristocracy of the kind that was going to make Prussia so formidable in the eighteenth century.''
-->-- '''Christopher Duffy''', ''Siege Warfare: The Fortress in the Early Modern World.''

A cousin of the ImperturbableEnglishman and AwesomeAussie, the DashingHispanic is a StockCharacter that rose to popularity with the success of [[TropeCodifier codifying]] franchises like Franchise/{{Zorro}}. Almost always an AntiHero (with the occasional AntiVillain), this character is a rogue, skilled with their WeaponOfChoice be it [[ILikeSwords sword]], [[TheGunslinger gun]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Archery}} bow]] or [[BareFistedMonk even their own fists]], and either Hispanic in origin or [[FantasyCounterpartCulture that setting's equivalent]].

They are charmers, always witty and quick-thinking, and [[LatinLover popular with the ladies]]. Their fighting styles are more about being athletic and striking with finesse than clumsy swings or wild shots, and their actions are governed by a strict code of honor they adhere to. They usually have a habit of swearing vengeance on someone who’s wronged them, and god help anyone who gets in the way of their revenge. Expect this trait to be played up in parodies.

Bonus points if he [[FamousNamedForeigner shares a name]] with a conquistador or an iconic Spanish author, if his LeitMotif sounds like ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS_AOjqeo-w on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyXD290DZhQ steroids]], or if other characters literally call him [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "the Spaniard"]]. May also be a LatinLover. Will probably make use of GratuitousSpanish. If male, his love interest is almost inevitably a SpicyLatina. Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease

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!!Examples:

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* Parodied in a current British TV commercial for kitchen roll wherein Zorro-a-like Juan Sheet saves the "pretty ladies" of a bridal party from the horrors of spilled liquid on their dresses using only [[IncrediblyLamePun "Juan Sheet" of paper]].
* Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The El Dora V in ''GunXSword''. Seriously, for SuperRobot Armor riders over 60, they didn't lose an ounce of {{Badass}} with age.
* Capricorn El Cid from ''SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas''. One of the 12 Gold Saints, the most powerful warriors among Athena's troops, and the provider of the longest CrowningMomentOfAwesome in the series (almost two entire editions!!): [[spoiler:he defeated two of the four Dream Gods sent by Hypnos even after losing his right arm. Through a HeroicSacrifice, he also contributed to the fall of the fourth one, who had absorbed his dead siblings'souls and powers]]. Capricorn Shura, his successor in [[SaintSeiya the original series]], also counts, surviving [[spoiler:losing all his senses during his fight against Virgo Shaka, except for the palate, receiving fouteen Scarlet Needles from Scorpion Milo and a couple of Lightning Plasmas from Leo Aiolia]].
** About Shura, there's also his fight against the Bronze Saints, where his very first move created a ''crevasse''. And that was just the beginning.
* Mendoza from ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'' is pretty much the only competent adult, never loosing a 1 on 1 sword fight through the whole series. He's also the best helmsman and military strategist around, and on one occasion takes on a shark virtually barehanded.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Yuma uses an Xyz Monster called [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Muzurhythm_the_String_Djinn Muzurhythm the String Djinn]], who plays a short version of "pasodoble" music when it appears and attacks an opposing monster.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Capitan Trueno, who is essentially the Spanish Prince Valiant.
** From the same author, ''El Jabato''
* Black Tarantula from ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' and ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' Comics. The original Black Tarantula made his debut appearance by utterly demolishing Spider-Man in every encounter they had. Seriously, there wasn't a single confrontation between them that wasn't horrendously lopsided. Heck, one of Black Tarantula's flunkies made a habit of handing Spidey his backside. When she later got into a confrontation with Black Tarantula, he effortlessly killed her and then brought her back to life with his healing powers and put her back to work. This incarnation of Black Tarantula then experienced Badass Decay when he was later nearly killed by Bullseye with a single attack, and became something of an understudy to daredevil.\\\
A second version of Black Tarantula exists in the alternate MC-2 Universe. This version is the son of the one Spider-Man used to fight and has become both an archvillain, and a love interest to Spider-Man's daughter, Spider-Girl. After an impressive Story-Arc in which he was trying to win her as his mate, but also deceive her into helping him become to new Kingpin of Crime, Spider-girl learned the truth and was prepared to go at him with everything she had. Upon realizing that she was serious, Black Tarantula promptly got down on his knees and surrendered rather than be forced to beat the woman he loved, showing hints of the Latin Lover trope as well. Almost as soon as the prisoner transport taking him away was gone, he easily escaped. He has since defeated and taken control over an organization of trans-dimensional assassins in order to force them to cancel the contract on Spider-Girl's life.
* Another villain who qualifies - sort of - would be the mercenary La Tarantula. There have actually been two criminals to use this identity. Neither [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain has really amounted to much.]]
* Vargas from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' comics. In his debut, he took on a lineup of X-Men consisting of several veterans, and a few newbies with only two flunkies backing him up. Over the course of this single battle he killed Psylocke and crippled Beast, while generally slapping the others around with little effort. He later beat Gambit in a card game, and always seemed to be several steps ahead of the X-Men both in direct physical combat and intellectually. Rogue was only able to defeat him by copying his abilities, and she was simultaneously using the abilities of many others whom she had copied in the past. Like Black Tarantula, he also experienced Badass Decay when he was later killed off-panel by third-rate villains.
* Don Lope de Villalobos y Sangrin from DeCapeEtDeCrocs. Much less of a charmer than most other examples, since he only has eyes for his lady (as the villainess found out to her displeasure) but very much a MasterSwordsman.
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* The titular character of Creator/RobertRodriguez' El Mariachi Trilogy.
* Franchise/{{Zorro}}, the Spanish nobleman who fights for the oppressed Mexican peasants, was the TropeCodifier.
* [[VasquezAlwaysDies Vasquez]] from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' - muscular, silent, 100% professional, and absolutely badass. She also carries the biggest gun in the franchise.
* Tuco from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. He was the ugly, and not just because of his looks. [[BondOneLiner "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."]]
* [[WesternAnimation/PussInBoots Puss-in-Boots]] from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films - voiced by the latest Zorro at that time, AntonioBanderas, coming from a Fantasy equivalent of Spain.
* El Wray in ''Film/PlanetTerror''. Especially has a badass accent.
* The Telmarine culture in the movie version of ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' is [[FantasyCounterpartCulture very obviously based]] on Golden Age Spain, so it wouldn't be much of a stretch to qualify Caspian as an example (bonus points for Ben Barnes basing his characterization on [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]]). His uncle Miraz, despite being a villain, also deserves a [[VillainousValor mention for his badassery]].
* Carlos 'Cougar' Alvarez in the 2010 movie ''TheLosers''. Dark, silent, brooding, and a {{ColdSniper}}.
* The ShowWithinAShow in ''Film/{{Three Amigos}}'' portrayed the characters as Dashing Mexican Hispanics. The real-world (in-movie) actors were neither.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Inigo Montoya from ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'': a textbook example.
* Diego Literature/{{Alatriste}} y Tenorio definitely counts, either in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Alatriste original novels]] or the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film]], in which he is played by Viggo Mortensen.
* Jeronimo, otherwise known as "El Desamparado", of Creator/NealStephenson's ''Literature/TheBaroqueCycle''.
* Ruy Sanchez de Casador y Ortiz, from the [[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo 1632 universe]], embodies this one. One character theorizes that he was the basis for [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montoya]].
* First Marshall Roque Alva from ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' embodies this trope as fully as Inigo Montoya above. In fact, it appears that he (and the entire series, by extension) was created exclusively out of the author's fascination with the archetype...
* Also, Raphael Kerna from ''Literature/ArciaChronicles'' by the same author is the exiled prince of the FantasyCounterpartCulture of Spain, who is a master fencer, a toreador, a favorite of the Arcian ladies, as well as TheLancer and (unwittingly) brother-in-law to TheHero Alexander.
* In Greg Keyes' ''Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone'' Cazio fits this, being from a FantasyCounterpartCulture crossbreed between Spanin and Italy.
* Literature/RainbowSix the novel features Francisco De La Cruz, a guy who attacks a terrorist armed with an UZI with a sword.
* Edilio from Literature/{{Gone}} is a teenage illegal immigrant from Honduras who ends up as the leader of Perdido Beach's militia once [[OnlyFatalToAdults everyone over the age of 14 disappears]].
* Esteban Trueba from Isabel Allende's ''TheHouseOfTheSpirits''. As there is likely quite a bit of true-life content in that novel, Trueba and possibly Allende may be candidates for the "Real Life" section.
** More of a MagnificentBastard, really. Emphasis on the [[{{Jerkass}} "bastard"]] part.
* [[Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude Colonel Aureliano Buendía]] certainly qualifies.
* ''WorldWarZ'' has the story of an L.A. gang member, deported to El Salvador just before the war, who fights his way north through Mexico, on foot, armed only with a machete, during the height of the Great Panic. He makes it back to the U.S., joins the army, and serves heroically, [[spoiler: but then is killed just as the war is nearing its end]].
* In PoulAnderson's TimeTravel novella "The Year of the Ransom," Don Luis Ildefonso Castelar y Moreno, one of Pizarro's conquistadors, is captured by genetically enhanced supermen from the 31st Millennium; he gets away from them[[note]]Killing at least two and seriously injuring a couple of others, including their leader. I say again, these are genetically enhanced supermen who can't hold him prisoner.[[/note]] and rescues a member of the Time Patrol to pilot a timecycle. Then Don Luis ''quickly'' learns to pilot the thing himself, strands his reluctant teacher in a peaceful backwater of time, and begins making plans to revise history in favor of the Spanish Empire. A [[GeniusBruiser hellacious fighter with an impressive intellect]]; the TimePolice agents regretted that his worldview wouldn't let him join them, because he'd have been a highly desirable recruit otherwise.
-->A killer, a racist, a fanatic; a man of his word, fearless, ready to die for king or comrade; Charlemagne dreams, tender little memories of his mother, poor and proud in Spain. Kind of humorless, but a flaming romantic.
* Oberyn Martell of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' comes from the Spanish FantasyCounterpartCulture region of Dorne, and is a snarky aristocrat known for his prowess with weaponry ([[PoisonedWeapon poisoned by preference]]), as well as for his [[AnythingThatMoves promiscuity]]. He even fights a duel that is a clear ShoutOut to Inigo Montoya's [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya famous one]]. His brood of illegitimate daughters are female examples, in particular Nymeria Sand. The charming and dangerous assassin Jaqen H'ghar also displays elements of the trope.
* Carlos Ramirez of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is the youngest wizard to be made regional commander of the [[MagicKnight Wardens of the Council]] in history, and has the appropriate amount of [[BadAss combat prowess]] and [[TheCharmer charm]] to back it up. He loves to brag and joke about both his skills and his [[TheCasanova prowess with the ladies]]. [[spoiler:Subverted, in the sense that he's also [[AManIsNotAVirgin a virgin]]]].
* Diego Avery of ''ImagineSomeday'' shows shades of this, though he's not much of a fighter and he's only half Hispanic.
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* Colonel Luis Montoya, Big Bad of the Queen of Swords TV show.
* Gonzalo de Montalvo, the main character from the tv series ''Series/AguilaRoja''.
* Syrio Forel from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' was the First Sword of Bravos, the FantasyCounterpartCulture of Spain, and was hired to teach Arya how to fight with a one-handed blade. [[spoiler: When the Stark household's servants are being slaughtered, Syrio buys time for Arya to escape by fighting five armed and armoured guards with only a wooden sword, incapacitating or killing all of them before having his sword broken. His last scene in the series has him still ready to fight.]]
** Later in the series Prince Oberyn Martell, The Red Viper of Dorn, is introduced, who has all the trappings: cocky, charming, debonair, hot-blooded, a connoceur of beautiful women and men without distinction, hell-bent on revenge, and a master of poisons.
* The short-lived television series ''[[Series/MrLucky Mr. Lucky]]'' featured Ross Martin (later of ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' fame) as Andamo, a dashing, roguish, quick-witted and quick-fisted native of the fictional Caribbean island-nation of Guatamaca.
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* The Crimson Fists in ''{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are an entire SpaceMarine chapter of Dashing Hispanic SuperSoldiers. Note that they were originally supposed to be Germanic-themed like the rest of the Imperial Fist successors, but then one of the writers decided to give one of their main characters a Spanish-sounding name and subsequent authors ran with it from there.
* A female example, and LethalJokeCharacter, is La Capitan [[OverlyLongName Maria Helena Teresa Fafila Servanda Jimena Mansuara Paterna Domenga Gelvira Placia Sendina Belita Eufemia Columba Gontina Aldonza Mafalda Cristina Tegrida de Falcon]], a DashingHispanic TimePirate swashbuckling villain from SentinelsOfTheMultiverse and one of the most terrifying antagonists - despite officially being rated 2/4 in terms of power, her BadassCrew and [[AFatherToHisMen personal willingness to avenge]] [[BackFromTheDead every one of their deaths]] make her astonishingly powerful.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* The Cid (see Real Life) from Pierre Corneille's play of the same name.
* Crespo, the titular hero of ''The Alcalde of Zalamea'' by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Proud to be a commoner, he stands up to overbearing officers and noblemen, winning the respect of real-life badass general Don Lope de Figueroa.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* Luis Sera from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. Pulls Leon's ass out of the fire several times during the game, and thinks [[MemeticMutation that's a little]] [[SedgwickSpeech rough, don't]] [[ManOnFire you think?]] We find out even later that toting guns and hitting on women isn't even his profession--he's a ''scientist'' for his day job.
** Carlos Oliveira of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' tries to invoke this, claiming that all the "foxy ladies" love his accent. We say "tries" because [[OohMeAccentsSlipping he only ever has the accent half the time]], and because depending on where you first meet him, Jill will either immediately shoot his flirting down or simply ignore it altogether.
* Col. Corazon Santiago, of ''[[SidMeiersAlphaCentauri AlphaCentauri]]'' fame, leads the Spartans - a faction dedicated to survivalist tactics, guns aplenty and military discipline even in civilian life. She gets some of the most [[BadassBoast badass quotes]] in the game, too.
--> "Superior training and superior weaponry have, when taken together, a geometric effect on overall military strength. Well-trained, well-equipped troops can stand up to many more times their lesser brethren than linear arithmetic would seem to indicate."
** Basically, "We can kick your ass with half as many troops as you." Too bad the Spartan Federation tend to be one of the first factions eradicated (when you're not playing as them), since [[ChurchMilitant The Believers]] tend to have [[ZergRush four times as many troops]] as the Spartans.
* Miguel Caballero Rojo of ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''. Complete with Spanish accent. And a dead little sister to compensate for Inigo Montoya's dead father.
* Even though the game doesn't have voice actors for its dialogue, [[ThatOneBoss Matador]] from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' is a [[WakeUpCallBoss definite]] [[ThatOneBoss example]] when you face him. He also uses a saber and capote, as befits his status as a...well...matador.
* Vega, the claw-wielding, wall-jumping Spanish ninja/bullfighter from the ''StreetFighter'' series.
* While not really Spanish, Al-Cid Margrace from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has the accent, and acts really badass. His design aesthetic is very much based on the idea of the Latin lover.
* Ramiro Cruz from ''VideoGame/TotalOverdose''.
* Spanish [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead pirate]] Cervantes from ''SoulCalibur''.
** And Raphael, despite being from France, wields a Rapier and dresses more like a Spaniard than a Frenchman.
* ''PunchOut'''s Don Flamenco, [[CharacterizationMarchesOn especially]] in [[SuddenlyVoiced the Wii Version]], which gave him a more serious-looking design, [[TookALevelInBadass made him less of a pushover to defeat]][[note]]Seriously, in his first appearance on the NES he could be defeated by just punching him endlessly until he falls down, with no need to stop.[[/note]], and gave him a [[SuddenlyVoiced gruff-sounding voice]] and dialog in his native language (i.e. Castilian Spanish).
* Roberto from ''{{Onimusha}} Dawn of Dreams''. Technically, he's only half-Spanish, but he's the strongman of the group, and while others rely on weapons to dispatch demons, he does it [[GoodOldFisticuffs bare-handed]].
* You get attacked by an Inigo Montoya parody at the entrance to the palace at Arcourt in the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' module ''VideoGame/TheBastardOfKosigan''.
* The elven assassin Zevran from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Ironically, Antiva (the country he hails from) is a "fictionalized version of a medieval ''Italian'' state, akin to Venice".
** Also Isabela, who is (supposedly) Nevarran, though her Ferelden accent signifies otherwise.
* Alejandro "Alex" Cortez from ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''.
* Eric Lecarde from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines''. Instead of a rapier, he carries the [[BladeOnAStick Alucard Spear]].
* From a previous {{Suda51}} game, we have ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'''s Mexican Mask de Smith, a soft-spoken man who dual-wields grenade launchers, suplexes pillars, and in one cutscene ''headbutts a bullet out of the air''.
* Agent Ramon in ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}'' (2012), who serves the Latin American Cayman Global syndicate.
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* Elan's teacher Julio Scoundrel in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
* Gordito the [[ImprobableAimingSkills gunslinging youth]] from ''[[WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Dr. McNinja]]'', and his former clan of [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs velociraptor-riding banditos]].
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* [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] is occasionally made of this trope.
* AvatarTheAbridgedSeries inexplicably makes Haru into one of these -- but hey, RuleOfFunny.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Quinn Calle, a supervillain defense attorney, is exceedingly well-groomed and quite handsome aside from [[DistinguishingMark the scar on his face]].
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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Speedy Gonazales]], naturally. (In more ways than one.)
* Juandissimo in TheFairlyOddParents
* Alejandro in ''TotalDrama''.
* Most of the good guys in ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' could be considered junior versions of the Trope.
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