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->''"The true luchador wears, on his head, a mask. On his body, a sequined unitard. On his feet... disco boots!"''
-->--'''Rikochet''', ''[[WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha ¡Mucha Lucha!]]''

In ''lucha libre'', the Mexican sport of [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestling]], it is common for a wrestler to wear a mask,
never revealing their true identities to the public, much like comicbook [[SuperHero superhero]]es and villains. To be unmasked by a rival wrestler, or indeed anyone at all, is considered an irredeemable dishonor.

The stock characterization for a ''luchador'' is a kindly GentleGiant who loves kids. This is from the story of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fray_Tormenta Fray Tormenta]] (Friar Storm), a Catholic priest who started wrestling to earn money for his orphanage. Villainous ''luchadores'' are pretty rare.

This trope goes hand-in-hand with the CoolMask trope.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* The mascot of Koodo Mobile is an [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Incredible Shrinking Luchador]] named El Tabador, named such because the company allows you to have a tab instead of a contract.

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[[folder:Anime]]
* Lucha Master from ''Manga/{{Airmaster}}''.
* Lala's dad in ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is a luchador. Tenma is a bit of a lucha libre fan, and both she and Karen don her mask on occasion, confounding Lala who can't believe the disparity in her power (as Karen is the only girl who has defeated Lala, while Tenma cannot fight at all).
* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', a villainous luchador shows up to be trashed by Kenichi's masters a few times. Later the Manga introduces the ''much'' more dangerous Smiling Fist Diego Carlos and his student Rachel Stanley.
* Jesus Burgess from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a masked luchador pirate, introduced standing on a building and challenging an entire city to fight. Later on, he shows his strength by hurling a hotel at an opponent. He's actually one of those rare luchadores who are evil.
* In an episode of ''Manga/CatsEye'', Hitomi and Ai [[BoundAndGagged tie up and gag]] a pair of female luchadores and [[MuggedForDisguise steal their costumes]].
* In ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', Ayumu goes to eat at "[[BlandNameProduct MaskDonald]]", a burger joint where the staff are all dressed as luchadores, complete with masks. Masks are also included in the meal, and during a conversation scene, a high school girl can be seen in the background putting on her mask and doing wrestling poses.
* Kaoru's father from ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ''.
* While strictly speaking much of the cast of ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' is made up of wrestlers who wear masks, the only actual luchadores are Skyman and Kinnikuman Mariposa. Mariposa is the only one with any story significance -- surprisingly enough, he's a dishonest thief and cheater.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', one of the Vandenreich members is Sternritter "S", Mask de Masculine, a luchador. He manages to invert the character archetype and play it straight ''at the same time''. First of all he's a villain, but also by far the most [[AffablyEvil jovial]] of the Sternritters. [[spoiler:Then it's revealed that the letter "S" stands for "Superstar" and he gets [[PopularityPower power from the audience's cheers]]. He's always followed by James, his loyal fan, who keeps cheering for him and whom he protects from harm]].
* Saga Mask in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' uses his lucha skill to beat a [[IncendiaryExponent flame]] [[KiAttacks wielding]] [[SacrificialLion boxer]] who beat the series protagonists early on.
* ''Manga/TheVoynichHotel'' is owned by a retired wrestler. He still wears his mask.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Examples from ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' and related series:
** In ''Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus'', it's mentioned that, in the 50's, Mexican director Eduardo Fernandez created somewhere between nine and twelve low-budget films about Lobster Johnson, portraying him as a luchador hero. In fact, these were the source of the name "Lobster Johnson." Previously, all the fictional portrayals just referred to him as "The Lobster."
** In the ''Hellboy in Mexico'' one-shot, released on Cinco de Mayo, Hellboy teams up with three luchador brothers in 1950s Mexico to fight vampires. It's exactly as awesome as (and in the end, far more touching than) it sounds.
* Titan from ''La Cucaracha''.
* Jaime Reyes, the third BlueBeetle, wears an armor with a faceplate that just happens to look like a luchador mask to go with his Mexican heritage. Done intentionally and explained as the mask being modeled after its creators' faces.
* In the Swedish comic ''De Äventyrslystna Karlakarlarna'' - "The Adventuresome He-men" - one of the eponymous BashBrothers is the ([[McNinja appearently Swedish]]) luchador [[GeniusBruiser El Fjongo]][[note]]which by the way is fake-Spanish formed from a Swedish expression: in English it would probably be something like Captain Cocked[[/note]].
* Examples from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** Latin crimeboss El Sombrero in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. Oddly, though, we never see him do any actual wrestling
** ComicBook/{{Bane}} is partly luchador-inspired, though his mask and fighting movies may or may not closely resemble a luchador's [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the Creators]].
* ''ComicBook/SonicX'' has a mysterious masked wrestler who [[PaperThinDisguise looks a bit like Dr. Eggman.]]
* The heroine of ''La Perdida'' by Jessica Abel attends an art exhibition in Mexico City on the theme of masked luchadores and debates their place in culture with her Mexican friends.
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[[folder:Film]]
* There's an entire luchador genre in Mexico where the hero is a real luchador playing himself. The most popular series (52 films!) starred Wrestling/ElSanto, El Enmascarado de Plata (Saint, The Silver-Masked Man). In these, El Santo has to rescue his love interest du jour from some fantastic threat, such as zombies, vampires, or mad scientists. While the movies are pretty crude, many Mexicans from the time, to current college students to even a few children still consider these movies an important part of Mexico's film history and actually pretty entertaining.
* El Santo wasn't the only prominent luchador film star. Other prominent series stars (some of whom would team up with each other and El Santo on occasion) included:
** Blue Demon, who starred in 25 films.
** Mil Máscaras ("A Thousand Masks"), who was specifically created for the movies during a contract dispute between El Santo and producer Enrique Vergara. He starred in 20 films.
** Las Luchadoras were a female tag team (Lorena Velázquez and ''gringa'' actress Elizabeth Campbell) who starred in six films, some of which made it into the English-language market (e.g., ''Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy''). The stars were actresses, not professional wrestlers. Lady luchadoras did exist at the time, but few had movie-star good looks.
** Neutron, a black-masked hero who resembled [[HomestarRunner Strong Bad]], starred in dozens of films, but only three had an English dub. One, ''Neutron the Atomic Superman vs. the Death Robots'' (AKA ''Losautómatas de la muerte'') was a RiffTrax VOD.
* El Santo is a character in ''3 Dev Adam'' ("Film/ThreeBigMen"), aka ''Turkish {{Spider-Man}}'' or ''Turkish CaptainAmerica'' (Spider-Man is actually the ''villain'' of the movie.)
* The fun CaptainErsatz of El Santo in ''Film/JesusChristVampireHunter'' is named El Santos to [[LawyerFriendlyCameo avoid lawsuits]]. Barely
** Except there's a Mexican comic book character [[Franchise/ElSantos with that name]].
* Jack Black's character in ''Film/NachoLibre'', whom is loosely based on Fray Tormenta.
* ''Wrestlemaniac'' had a homicidal mutant luchador, whose MO was to TearOffYourFace.
* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', Peter gets the initial idea for the Spider-Man mask upon seeing a poster of a luchador mask with a similar red-and-blue coloring.
* The villain in ''Film/OSS117LostInRio'' is also a South American wrestling promoter, and has two masked luchadores as henchmen... [[spoiler:''Nazi'' masked luchadores!]]
* Another villainous luchador is El Macho from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2''.
* El Chupacabra from ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' is dressed as one.
* In ''Film/{{Machete}}'', during the invasion of Sartana's apartment, one of the mooks wears a luchador mask.
* In ''Film/MacheteKills'', [[spoiler:Sartana]] gets murdered by a man in a luchador mask, and Machete gets attacked by a squad of gun-toting luchadores. Later, Machete finds the mask of the murderer in [[BigBad Luther Voz's]] lair, and Voz admits it was him.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* One of these works for Wolfram and Hart in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', and is the focus of [[Recap/AngelS05E06TheCautionaryTaleOfNumeroCinco one of the more interesting Season 5 episodes.]]
** Specifically he is a disgraced hero whose four brothers died to save the world. Also, before his brothers died they had become famous for defeating a robot built by the devil.
** ''[[NoodleIncident El Diablo Robotico!]]''
* In ''LosLuchadores'', watch Lobo Fuerte and his plucky sidekicks Turbine and Maria Valentine fight evil in Union City.
* An episode of ''Series/TheMiddleman'' featured a gang of luchadores obsessed with killing The Middleman's martial arts trainer and mentor, Sensei Ping (who also, incidentally, wore the mask of a luchador).
* In one episode of ''Series/TopGearUS'' that took place mostly in Mexico, Adam had to transport a gaggle of unruly luchadores to a charity event as part of a challenge.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], Kevin uncovers a photo of Sergeant Bates doing jello shots off a naked guy in a Luchador mask.
* An episode of ''Series/TopChef Masters'' has the chefs cooking for the crowd of a Lucha Vavoom show, a combination lucha libre/burlesque show whose tagline is "sexo y violencia."
* A big influence in the evolution of the SHOCKER {{Mooks}} in the original {{Series/Kamen Rider}}: Initially the henchmen were guys in berets with creepy facepaint. In episode 14, SHOCKER brings in their top agent from Mexico, a cactus-themed luchador-esque monster named Sabetregon. He had his own personal minions, who dressed in black tights and wore lucha masks with a cactus on them. Apparently, someone liked the look, because afterwards, the main SHOCKER forces began wearing similar costumes, only with a skeleton motif replacing the cactus one.

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[[folder:Music]]
* The Masked Luchador is a particularly popular character in modern surf music. There are several bands that wear Mexican wrestling masks and adopt mexican-sounding names as part of their stage shows, or even write songs about lucha films and luchadores (the song Los Campiones Del Justicio by The Ghastly Ones). It is believed that the American surf band Los Straitjackets is responsible for this, as they adopted the masks early in their career and subsequently made the genre popular through Mexico because of this, spanning bands like Sr. Bikini or The Blue Demons, all adopting the masks and hiding identity. There's even a FRENCH surf band adopting the masks, called The Bikini Men.
* Strangely enough, the Mexican wrestling masks have been also adopted by several goregrind and grindcore bands, most notably Gut from Germany. Even more strange, the porno-grind bands seem to have an affinity for the masked luchador : Gut of course, but check guys like Ultimo Mondo Cannibale or Spasm.
* One member of the superhero-rock band The Justice Force 5 is a vampire luchador. Well, not really, but that's his gimmick.
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* In the video for "Warrior" by Music/{{Kimbra}}, [[Music/FosterThePeople Mark Foster]], and A-Trak, Mark and A-Trak are forced to don luchador's masks and fight other people in masks. [[spoiler: It later turns out their opponents are forced to fight as well.]]
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Mexican wrestling, of course. Removing an opponent's mask is cause for disqualification and one of the worst things a {{Heel}} can do. (Unless the mask was removed after losing a "Mask vs. Mask" or "Mask vs. Hair" match.)
* Wrestling/ElSanto, Mexico's most famous luchador.
* Appears occasionally in American wrestling particularly in the "cruiserweight" divisions. WCW and WWF/WWE each had a few wrestlers take on the style. The biggest name currently would be [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]], although WWE is also promoting Wrestling/SinCara heavily.
* Not uncommon in Japanese wrestling either, with famous wrestlers like [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]], Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger, and Wrestling/UltimoDragon.
* Lucha-inspired promotions have been becoming more popular in the United States independent scene. The most prominent is Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, though Lucha Libre USA and Lucha Va-VOOM are also increasingly well-known.
* Wrestling/{{ECW}} helped to popularize the style in the United States, with alumni including the aforementioned Rey Mysterio Jr., Wrestling/{{Psicosis}}, Wrestling/LaParka, and Juventud Guerrera. Most of ECW's luchadores ended up getting poached by Wrestling/{{WCW}} for their cruiserweight division.
** Psicosis lost his mask in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1999, and has wrestled without it since then. When he appeared on the first ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} One Night Stand'', he wore the mask to the ring and took it off before the match. The fans then proceeded to chant "Put the mask on!"
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor had Wrestling/ElGenerico, The Generic Luchador. The twist is that he's Canadian. While he's billed as being from Tijuana, and speaks very little English when in character, what makes it funnier is that even if you don't know anything about the man under the mask, you can tell at first glance that he's really a white guy; he's kind of pale, and he also sports a red goatee.
** Jossed further in NXT: he's actually Syrian-Canadian.
* It's also not uncommon for non-luchadores to [[CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown pretend to be one as a trick]]. If a heel does it, like when Wrestling/KurtAngle became "El Gran Luchador" during his feud with Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's a sign of them being a devious wang, whereas if it's a face that pulls it off, like when Kaz Hayashi became "El Gringo" for a night, it's usually so they can get their hands on a cowardly heel who has been ducking them in straight-up fights.
* Wrestling/{{TNA}} has an interesting example in Sangriento, a luchadore played by established X-Division wrestler The Amazing Red, who continued to appear unmasked as a different character.
* WWE Hall of Famer Mil Mascaras is arguably the one to pave the way for some of the most prominent Mexican superstars like Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero.
* [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson American Dragon]] and [[Wrestling/SaraDelRey American Angel]] became masked luchadors in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and LLF, respectably.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''Lucha Libre Hero'' from [[HeroSystem Hero Games]], is based off the ''lucha'' films mentioned above.
* One of the sample characters in the ''Martial Arts'' supplement for ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' is "Del Duque", a heroic crimefighter in a Luchador-style mask hailing from a world that seems to operate on low-budget-TV-series logic. He is also by far the most powerful of the sample characters (at 350 character points, he's in the lower-end superhero range).
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* La Mariposa and Mr. Strong from the Franchise/DeadOrAlive games. La Mariposa (a.k.a. [[spoiler:Lisa]]) from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 4'' is a FragileSpeedster variant. Her [[MeaningfulName name is meaningful]] because it means "butterfly" in Spanish, and [[CaptainObvious she wears a butterfly shaped mask.]]
* ''{{VideoGame/Guacamelee}}'' is the videogame TropeCodifier.
* {{Suda51}} has a thing for Masked Wrestling, and includes it in his games:
** ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'' has Mr. Pirate and his protege, El Crasher who are training for Crasher's next fight.
** MASK de Smith, a character in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}''. Easily the most powerful character in the game.
** You can also collect luchador trading cards in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', ''Killer7's'' SpiritualSuccessor.
** It's quite possible that the [[AnimalMotifs tiger motif]] that appears throughout the game associated with Travis Touchdown, is a subtle {{homage}} to the Japanese wrestler Manga/TigerMask. Interestingly enough, Tiger Mask appeared in ''Fire Pro Wrestling D''. Suda51 began working on videogames with the ''Fire Pro Wrestling'' series.
* ''VideoGame/TotalOverdose'' has a super move that summons a luchador named Mysterioso.
* ''VideoGame/FreakyFlyers'' had a character named Cactus Rose. Her backstory included a brief stint as a masked wrestler.
* El Fuerte from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' is one of these.
* [[FragileSpeedster Ramon]] and [[MsFanservice Angel]] from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. Neither wears a mask, though. [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Raiden]] and [[JusticeWillPrevail Tizoc]], from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'', both wear masks but are conventional wrestlers.
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' has a [[QuirkyMinibossSquad quartet of minibosses]] who are all gimmicky luchadores based on both animals and card suits. This despite the fact that [[{{Spexico}} the level they're found in is based on Spain]].
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Crasher Wake, a Gym Leader in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' who uses water-type Pokemon.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' introduces Hawlucha, a luchador [[BigBadassBirdOfPrey hawk]]. It's a Fighting/Flying type and attacks with flying presses, mirroring a luchador's acrobatic fighting style.
* ''Manga/TenjouTenge'' an enemy who essential functions as an EliteMook shows up at the end of an early story arc. His [[ForGreatJustice strong sense of justice]] leads him to question his role, though.
* King and Armor King from the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series.
** King (and King II) even follow in the Fray Tormenta mould (King was listed as an actual priest; King II was one of the original orphans).
** However, King I, King II and Armor King I follow the more conventional wrestling style. Armor King II has some luchador-based moves, but not all. Then in ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2'', there's a female luchador named 'Jaycee'. [[spoiler:Who's actually Julia Chang]].
* El Blaze, a newcomer to the ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' series who is a blatant {{expy}} of Rey Mysterio.
* The NES game ''Tag Team Wrestling'' featured a pair of masked wrestlers called the Strong Bads. Yes, they were the inspiration for [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner that other Strong Bad]].
* ''AnimalCrossing'' has a luchador costume available as one of the many "costume themes."
* Masked Wrestlers and UnderGroundMonkey variants called ___ Gigas are common foes in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.
* The Soccer game ''Sega Soccer Slam'' featured the character El Diablo, a massive powerhouse who [[ThirdPersonPerson only refers to himself in the third person]].
* ''ShadowHearts 2'' features this in Joachim Valentine, who first appears as the masked Grand Papillion. One of his special abilities is that every now and then he'll don the mask in a fight and receive a massive stat boost.
* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' story wise is much like lucha libre, only with racing instead of wrestling.
* ''[[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy We Heart Katamari]]'' includes a cousin named Lucha, who appropriately enough has the appearance of a luchador.
* Manga/TigerMask, the Japanese wrestler appears in ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling D''.
** And in ''[[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover Shonen Sunday vs. Shonen Magazine]]''.
* ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlammasters'' has El Stinger/Stingray and Astro/Scorpio, whose designs are a nod/ripoff to real wrestlers Lizmark and Tinieblas respectively.
* [[MeaningfulName Greco]] from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' (meaningful since his ward's name is 'Romana'-wrestling pun). He's also both a psychic ''and'' a priest. Did we mention ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' is kind of weird?
* WhatCouldHaveBeen example: HideoKojima's first draft for the [[Franchise/MetalGear war-based game]] he was told to design was a game called ''Lost Warld'', starring a masked luchadora (a female luchador). [[CrazyAwesome Tragically]], the game got canned, and now all we have is this boring Snake guy instead.
* [[RumbleRoses Evil Rose]] should fit the bill pretty well.
* There is a videogame based on the AAA (One of the 2 major Lucha Libre associations in Mexico). The tagline? ''No es wrestling, es '''Lucha Libre''''' (It's not ''wrestling'', it's ''Lucha Libre'').
* Masked Muscle from ''[[VideoGame/PunchOut Super Punch-Out!!]]''. Yes, in a BOXING game.
* The Heavy from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a luchador mask called the "Large Luchadore", and in ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', he asks [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] if his mask means he wrestles, like Iron Sheik. Strong Bad snubs the idea, saying he's a wrestle ''man'', not a hack wrestl''er''.
** A promotional offer for SaintsRowTheThird also gives the Heavy Killbane's mask.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' has The Luchadores, an entire gang made up of luchadores led by one wrestler named [[NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast Killbane, the Walking Apocalypse]].
* "Ringside" from ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven Fever'' involves a masked wrestler answering interview questions and posing for the cameras after a big match. Notably, he doesn't seem to be actually ''listening'' to the questions - both the English and Japanese versions [[BlahBlahBlah have the questions as gibberish]], to which he responses with "Yeah".
* There's a sequence in ''[[VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku Yakuza 3]]'' during which Kazuma Kiryuu and Rikiya Shimabukuro stage a wrestling match for the children at Kazuma's orphanage, posing as masked wrestlers Dragon Mask and Ricky Mask. The costume shows up in later installments as a bonus outfit.
* El Plancha (AKA Dice) from the {{Toaplan}} BeatEmUp ''Knuckle Bash''.
* Star Man from ''VideoGame/ProWrestling''.
* Various Luchadore costume pieces are available for unlock as [=PvP=] rewards in ''Videogame/ChampionsOnline.''
* The title character (and the game's actual protagonist, Mutt) in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfElLobodestroyoVsLaLigaDeLosVillanos''.
* ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'' has the world "Fiesta De Los Muertos," where many of the enemies resemble masked luchadors, including the boss.
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2: Off the Record'' features luchadore zombies.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad's]] look is based on this, although the mask is apparently his actual face.
** He actually wrestles in a few toons, although he makes it clear in one of them that "Being an awesome wrestler has nothing to do with awesome wrestling moves." Furthermore, in the same toon he goes through a variety of gimmicks none of which are the straight Masked Luchador gimmick - the final one even involves facepaint!
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Dr. [=McLuchador=] from ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcninja'', who was exiled from Cumberland for his extreme, wrestling-based methods. And his extreme methods in general, really. [[spoiler: It turns out that the real [=McLuchador=] died years ago in obscurity. The one who appears is [=McNinja=] himself (who faked his death thanks to the events of the last plot arc), using the persona to infiltrate [[BigBad King Radical]]'s organisation.]]
* El Lightning Blue from ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic''.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Lucha Jack of ''Website/{{Bogleech}}'' is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold homunculus created by [[MadScientist Dr. Caligari]]. His adventures include chopping a yeti to bits with his [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]], battling his arch-nemesis, [[MalevolentMaskedMan Enemigo]], and defeating an [[EldritchAbomination interdimensional rainbow owl named Morpheus]] who spreads his comfort by [[CrowningMomentOfFunny humping]] AnythingThatMoves.
* [[http://static.fjcdn.com/large/pictures/05/1e/051ea4_3893794.jpg LOS TIBURON, THE SHARK OF THE LAND!]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The entire cast of ''WesternAnimation/MuchaLucha'' consists of young {{masked luchador}}es attending "The [[SuperheroSchool Foremost World-Renowned International School of Lucha]]", but not all of them are Mexican.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AngryBeavers'' had El Grapadura (The Stapler), who had his own TV show and even starred in a movie with the beavers.
* El Toro Fuerte[[labelnote:translation]]The Strong Bull[[/labelnote]] from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. Like Tohru, he was kind of a bad guy at first before becoming a steadfast ally of Jackie and a GentleGiant.
* A stock background character in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
* White Pantera's costume in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' is highly reminiscent of these.
* Pantha, a female Brazilian luchadora from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
* [[TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto El Superbeasto.]]
* Johnny "the Mayor" Bledsoe, the mayor of Hill Valley on the bizarre ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'', wore a luchador mask (and a business suit), although he acted more like an American wrestler--"Macho Man" Wrestling/RandySavage, specifically.
* Speaking of the Macho Man, he also voices the superhuman Luchador "Wrass-Lor" in an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dial M for Monkey]]''. The plot: "Fight me or I destroy the earth!"
* The two dogcatchers working for Doctor Applecheeks in ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' resemble Mexican wrestlers.
* One shows up in, of all things, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender,'' as one of the professional earthbenders that Toph beats in "The Blind Bandit."
* Soos dresses up as one in the Summerween episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
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