[[caption-width-right:300:This face is one of the [[{{Irony}} top selling]] [[MisaimedFandom t-shirts]].]]
->''"It would take a thousand years and a million pages to write Che's biography."''
-->--'''Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez''', Colombian journalist

%%NOTE: Che Guevara is a very controversial historical figure that have strong supporters and opponents from all sides. Rule Of Cautious Editing Judgement is strongly applied in this page. YMMV tropes should NOT be placed in this page and should be kept in a neutral point of view.

Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967), better known by his nickname ''"Che"'', [[note]] An informal Argentinian interjection equivalent to "hey". Used to call other's people atention. His cuban friends heard him use it a lot and the name stuck. So "Che Guevara" is basicly "Hey, Guevara". [[/note]] was an [[{{UsefulNotes/Argentina}} Argentinian]] [[Creator/KarlMarx Marxist]] revolutionary who attained fame for his active role as a guerilla leader and strategist in the Cuban Revolution (in which he helped UsefulNotes/FidelCastro to seize power from the United States-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista) and then later, his death in Bolivia, where he was arrested and executed by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA. He also took part in the Congo revolution, but it wasn't successful.. A photograph of Che by Alberto Korda became one of the most famous photographs during TheSixties, which thanks to the intense gaze of its subject along with his youth and good looks made him an IconOfRebellion well into the 21st Century, reprints of said image created a profitable market for T-shirts with his face on it.

Defending a socialist cause and being executed at a young age, Che Guevara has evolved into a symbol that represents both, ''"civil disobedience"'' and ''"political awareness"'' (TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara several]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Che_Guevara articles]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_popular_culture about him]]). More often than not, he is also used as the "Romantic Expression" of Guerilla Warfare: a tough but well-intentioned guy, willing to fight injustice (and American imperialism) over everything. [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade Often treated as a hero figure in many books, film, and TV shows alike]].

Lots of books, quite a few movies, and even an SNK ''VideoGame/MetalSlug''-ish videogame called ''"Guevara"'' ([[DolledUpInstallment dolled up]] in the USA as ''VideoGame/GuerrillaWar'') have been done about him.
!!Tropes as portrayed in fiction:
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Had an iconic real-life example which is constantly invoked in many fictional films ( such as ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''):
--> '''Che Guevara''': "I know you've come to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man."
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: He appears on T-Shirts, is commonly invoked as an IconOfRebellion and has many fictional depictions, though ironically, he usually gets HistoricalHeroUpgrade, even, or especially, in American portrayals.
* ShoutOut:
** "Indian Girl" by Music/TheRollingStones from ''Music/EmotionalRescue'':
--> ''Mr. gringo, my father, he ain't no UsefulNotes/CheGuevara''
--> ''And he's fighting the war on the streets of Masaya''
--> ''Little Indian girl, where's your father?''
--> ''Little Indian girl, where is your momma?''
--> ''They're fighting for [[UsefulNotes/FidelCastro Mr. Castro]] in the streets of Angola.''
** Music/{{Madonna}} mimicks the world famous photograph of Che Guevara on the album cover of ''Music/AmericanLife''.
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: The book ''The Motorcycle Diaries'', Guevara's memoir about his early life, made in a [[Film/TheMotorcycleDiaries movie]].

!Appears in the following works:
* He appears alongside Castro in StockFootage in Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/{{Topaz}}''
* Richard Fleischer's 1969 ''Che'' starring Omar Sharif. It was not very successful.
* Creator/AntonioBanderas' character in Film/{{Evita}} is meant to be a young Che.
* Andy Garcia's ''The Lost City'', a loose adaptation of Gulliermo Cabrera Infante's ''Three Trapped Tigers'' has one of the few negative depictions of Che.
* Gael Garcia Bernal played Che in Film/TheMotorcycleDiaries. Notably, the first film on Che in the Spanish Language to be internationally successful.
* Creator/BenicioDelToro played him in Creator/StevenSoderbergh's two-part {{Biopic}}, ''Che''. Also shot in the Spanish language but more of an AcclaimedFlop.
* UndergroundComics artist Spain Rodriquez published in 2007, a Graphic Novel called ''Che: A Graphic Biography''. Rodriquez always identified himself as a Marxist so his depiction of Che is positive.
''Hasta la victoria siempre''