Herederos de una venganza (Spanish: "Heirs to a vendetta") was a 2011 Argentine telenovela.Antonio Puentes is engaged to Angie and takes a trip to her home city of Vidisterra (a small fictional village of wineries) for the wedding. Once there, Angie is murdered by a secret lodge, who use her as a human sacrifice. Antonio stays in the village, trying to discover who murdered Angie. Soon, he falls in love with Mercedes Leiva. The lodge believes that Antonio and Mercedes are "the foreigner" and "the chosen one", of their book of prophecies. The villain Benicio Echague has come from Chile and joined the lodge, and has always thought himself "the foreigner" and sought the love of Mercedes. To separate Antonia and Mercedes, he arranges things so that it appears Antonio has Mercedes' cousin. Antonio is jailed, and the car taking him to trial explodes.Antonio survives the explosion, and stays in the shadows, until he is released as innocent. There are further complications but there is a happy end.
Herederos de una venganza contains examples of:
- Ancient Conspiracy: The secret lodge has ruled the village from the shadows since it was established decades ago.
- Angrish: Octavio Capogreco
- Argentina Is Naziland: The members of the lodge are the heirs of fugitive nazis that have changed their names
- Big Book of War: The book of the lodge
- Catch Phrase: "Carajo!"
- Lonely Together: Antonio and Mercedes
- Luke, I Am Your mother: The real mother of Antonio is Regina Piave.
- No Communities Were Harmed: Vidisterra is similar to the cities in the west side of Argentina, but it is fictional.
- Not Quite Dead: The car moving Antonio blow up, and everybody thought him dead... but he was taken out of it before the explosion.
- Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Played with during the wedding of Mercedes and Benicio, when everybody thought that he was dead. Of course he was not, and he was actually lurking in the shadows, watching the wedding.
- The Chosen One: Antonio and Mercedes, with their specific titles. Other characters claimed those titles too.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The secret lodge
- Vagueness Is Coming: A recurring "prophecy". And only The Chosen One may save them.