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'''''El Santos''''' is a comic book anthology written by the Mexican artists José Trinidad Camacho (aka ''Trino'') and José Ignacio Solórzano (aka ''Jis'') about the aforementioned character, a very vulgar, over-the-top parody of the famous wrestling legend ''Wrestling/ElSanto'' (and also about the whole Mexican wrestling world, as a whole).

Originally appearing in the late [[TheEighties Eighties]] as a weekly comic strip in the Mexican newspaper ''La Jornada'', ''El Santos'' is a Mexican wrestler (or luchador) who fights against the forces of evil, both inside and outside the ring, except that [[BadassNormal he doesn't have any superpower]] other than being an arrogant {{Jerkass}}. One of his biggest rivals is his ''[[BelligerentSexualTension former]]'' wife [[GagBoobs La Tetona Mendoza]], a really [[BrawnHilda ugly and thuggish woman]] who is one of the few people able to kick his ass on a daily basis, and she's an even bigger {{Jerkass}} than El Santos!

The whole comic book is famous (or infamous) for being a no-punches-pulled parody of the Mexican ProfessionalWrestling world and also of the MaskedLuchador genre (especially at the expense of Wrestling/ElSanto's popularity) and both Trino and Jis don't have ''any qualms'' in using [[VulgarHumor any kind]] [[ClusterFBomb of narrative tropes, no matter how ridiculous they can be]].

Besides the books, there's a series of web-episodes about his adventures, and recently, a full-fledged animated movie under the same name of the original books, ''El Santos contra La Tetona Mendoza'' was shown in Mexico at November 2012.

'''NOTE: This article includes tropes from the comic books, the web-episodes and the animated movie.'''
!!El Santos provides examples of:
* [[spoiler:AlienInvasion: After Tetona becomes Mexico's PresidentForLife, the first thing she does for keeping the peace in the country is summoning the Alien versions of [[http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_were_the_poquianchis Las Poquianchis]]. (an infamous trio of [[SerialKiller serial-killing sisters who were infamous in the 60s for killing prostitutes and their clients]])]]
* AwardBaitSong: Parodied with the theme song of the movie, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vnFjWs9Qks&feature=channel&list=UL Zombilaridad]], (Zombie-larity, in Spanish), who is a parody between [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc4_t9eRNn8 Solidaridad]], a propaganda song used by the PRI in the '90s and ''Music/WeAreTheWorld.'' The theme is notorious from being one of the few songs of this genre used inside the movie and from almost from the beginning of the film, rather than used at the very end of it, not to mention [[spoiler:the song is somewhat technically important for the plot]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the film, while both Santos and Cpl. Valdivia are about to [[spoiler:being sent to a cliff due to the Sahuayo Zombies being attracted by Mariachi music, and Valdivia crying about dying without being loved, Santos misreads about the ''being loved'' part with ''unable to suck cocks'' and he ask the audience if Valdivia really said that. He's answered (in a live-action sequence, no less) by Mexican journalist ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Poniatowska Elena Poniatowska]]'' while eating popcorns and watching the film.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Santos and Tetona. They could give [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma and Akane]] a run for their money.
* BilingualBonus: While training, Peyote Asesino's dojo has many Japanese phrases written in the wall, between them are his name written in katakana. (ペヨテ)
* BloodierAndGorier: The film is considerably more bloodier than the original comic, althrough this is PlayedForLaughs.
* CharacterTitle
** SecondaryCharacterTitle: Tetona Mendoza, in the movie.
* CharityMotivationSong: The already mentioned AwardBaitSong ''Zombilaridad'' is this in-universe. [[spoiler:[[GoneHorriblyRight and it worked too well...]]]]
* CensoredTitle: Since the Mexican Spanish word ''Tetona''[[note]]Spanish for GagBoobs[[/note]] is considered vulgar in Mexican media, the posters and the TV trailers censored the mention of the word and replace it with other less offensive adjetives, like ''Voluptuosa''[[note]]Spanish for ''Voluptuous''[[/note]], ''Frondosa''[[note]]Mexican Spanish slang for ''Zaftig''[[/note]] and others. This is even lampshaded by El Santos in the trailers:
--> '''Santos''': Oh man! I can't EVEN say the name of the movie in my ''own'' trailer?
* ClusterFBomb: Basically, ''everyone'' at any time will drop a F-bomb, regardless the situation.
** In the film, this is [[UpToEleven upgraded]] to '''Carpet F-Bombing!'''
* CrazyEnoughToWork:[[spoiler:In the film, To be able to kill Peyote, Santos uses an old Mexican UrbanLegend that says if you eat avocado and you get angry, you will die due of a heart attack. This is even lampshaded by many of his partners since they told him that's not going to work. It did, but not in the way El Santos thought at first]].
* CreatorProvincialism: Played straight in the film, despise the whole plot starts to threat the entire planet, but averted in the comic books when El Santos starts to wrecking havoc abroad. One of the issues includes Santos destroying buildings in ''Japan'', just a panel later returning to Queretaro, Mexico without any explanation.
* DerangedAnimation: In the film.
* EccentricMentor: Gamborimbo Ponx
* FanDisservice: You're NOT supossed to being turned on with both El Santos and Tetona's antics, unless you enjoy that ''kind of stuff''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: '''Literally'''.
* GovernmentConspiracy: Parodied ''like hell'':[[spoiler: Turns that the Sahuayo Zombies were created by the Mexican government somewhere in the past, but it's never explained beyond this and it seems no one cared what happened with them after that]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Being a Mexican film, this is understandable. Also German and Japanese too.
* GroinAttack: Many of them, and [[spoiler:when Santos and his friends are trying to escape via a soccer game, they bet their own ''nether parts'' if they lose]].
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Everyone''. (minus Corporal Valdivia)
* NegativeContinuity: In the comics, all sort of stuff can happen to the characters and they'll be right back to peak form for the next issue. Up to and including member loss, decapitation and being cooked alive. And Gamborimbo Ponx has been squished to death many times. Including ''twice'' in his debut episode.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Mexican president that appears [[spoiler:when Tetona becomes the new president]] is '''not''' the former president ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Fox Vicente Fox]].''
** Averted with ''Music/BritneySpears'', she appears ''half-naked'' in the cover of a infamous [[ShockSite Mexican shock magazine]].
* OffModel: Admited by WordOfGod is that one of the challenges of the movie was that they weren't able to give the animators any model refferences since, as they put it themselves "we draw the characters differently in ''every single panel''"- so in the movie, the characters themselves change model constantly.
* ProWrestlingIsReal
* ProductPlacement: We see lots of [[http://www.officemax.com/ Office Max]] stores around in the movie.
* PuttingOnTheReich:[[spoiler: Tetona when she becomes president in the film]].
* RealityEnsues:[[spoiler:During the final duel between Santos and Peyote in the film, Peyote slips himself with an avocado peeling that was in the floor, breaking his back and ending paralytic for life. This is pretty ''egregious'', since in a previous scene, Peyote also falls from a higher place and ''slams his back'' against the floor, with no ill effects]].
* RunningGag: Both the comic books and the web-episodes begins with the phrase: ''Estaba un Dia Estaba El Santos...''[[note]]Roughly translated as ''Once Upon a Time El Santos is doing...''[[/note]]
* TakeThat: In the promotional web-episodes used for promoting the animated film, when Corporal Valdivia is tweeting some stuff:
--> @[=CorporalValdivia=]: Website/{{Facebook}} is for druggies and Website/{{Twitter}} is for cocaine junkies.
** In one of the stories from the comic books, a lookalike from the famous Mexican actor and TV host [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chabelo Xavier Lopez "Chabelo"]] appears when El Santos is participating in his TV show, except he looks like ''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}''.
* SelfDeprecation: The comic frequently has the characters or the [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]] themselves complain about how awful the writing is.
* ShoutOut; Geez, the amount of references in the animated film is really ''staggering'':
** In the opening sequence of the film, Santos tries to pursue Tetona [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote style]].
** While training for destroying the zombies, Santos trains by [[Film/{{Rocky}} using a steak in a refrigerator]], while using a [[Franchise/StreetFighter Shoryuken]].
** On the other hand, Peyote is training in the same style as [[Film/TheKarateKid Daniel LaRusso]].
** At one point El Santos says:
---> '''El Santos:''' We're gonna share the remote control, '''[[Creator/CharltonHeston WHEN THEY PRY IT FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!]]'''
** After El Santos finds out that killing zombies with regular wrestling moves doesn't work, he decides to imitate [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]]. [[InvokedTrope He even invokes him while killing zombies]].
** [[spoiler:When Tetona Mendoza becomes PresidentForLife, she says she will defend Mexico ''like a bitch'', a parody of the same phrase used by former Mexican president Jose Lopez Portillo when he said he will defend the peso like a dog in the 80s, and failing big time to do so]].
** While the zombies starts to be an annoyance for everybody in Mexico and start to invade Tetona's brothel, while her clients trying to escape from them hiding in the brothel's warehouse, the camera view and mood resembles the one used in the first film of the ''[[Film/TheBlairWitchProject Blair Witch]]'' series.
** [[spoiler:When Tetona is approving plans for her government, and when the Space Poquianchis informs her about they failed in capture El Santos]]:
---> '''Tetona:''' '''[[Film/InglouriousBasterds NEIN, NEIN, NEIN!]]'''
** [[spoiler:When Tetona and her cronies starts to jailing people, the following scenes switches to DeliberatelyMonochrome a la ''Film/SchindlersList'']].
** [[spoiler:The soccer game sequence is basically a parody of the same one from the film ''Escape To Victory'']].
** [[spoiler:When playing soccer against the Space Poquianchis, one of the animated sequences switches to an {{Animesque}} style and the game becomes a parody of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. This is even lampshaded by some kid in the audience]]:
---> '''Kid:''' Hey! That happened in a episode from ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''! Stop lying!\\
'''[[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]]:''' That's not a lie, that's ''UsefulNotes/{{plagiarism}}''.
** [[spoiler:When Maruca and her henchwomen are trying to ''reeducate'' Santos and his friends, they're tortured in the same way like [[Film/AClockworkOrange Alex using the Ludovico Treatment]], except they're forced to watch ''very bad'' soap operas instead]].
* ToiletHumor: One of the stories in the comic book includes ''[[PolishTheTurd polishing a literal turd]]''.
* UniversalAdaptorCast: A minor example: Depending of the plot, any character can be a hero or a villain if the plot asks for it. Even Santos himself has being the villain in some stories and is also PlayedForLaughs.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Other than the plot of the film takes place in Mexico, we don't know in ''which'' city the film takes place, althorough it's heavily implied it's '''not''' Mexico City, albeit later in the film [[spoiler:Santos and Valdivia went to Sahuayo, Michoacan to find the Zombie virus and bring the Sahuayo Zombies back again]].
* WrestlingDoesntPay
* YourMom[=/=]MySisterIsOffLimits:[[spoiler:Since the lack of zombies (Thanks to El Santos and Peyote Asesino) bankrupted Mexico, the World Bank threatened the country if the Mexicans cannot pay their external debt, they're going to collect that money... by having sex with every Mexican woman instead]].
* ZombieApocalypse: The whole plot of the animated movie, thanks to [[NiceJobBreakingitHero El Santos and his idea to help the Sahuayo Zombies]]. [[spoiler:[[FromBadToWorse He and Peyote found out that rid out Mexico from zombies turned the situation even worse than before]], since they're were the ones who payed taxes, the only honest people in the country and the only ones [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking who watched soccer games]]]].