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Mampato is a typical middle-class, Chilean boy. With the help of his Space-Time Belt, he is able to visit different historic locations and has several adventures with his friends.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite the fact that Mampato has encountered magic before (when in King Arthur's court) and has a freaking time-traveling belt, he still seems skeptical about things like flying carpets, djinns, centaurs, men making moais float with their minds, etc.
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  • Bookworm: When he's not in an adventure, he usually spends his time reading some book in his room.
  • Boxing Lesson / I Know Karate: Mampato had some boxing and judo lessons from his uncle during his vacation trips. This has helped in a couple of ocassions.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: With Rena, at the end of La Rebelión de los Mutantes.
  • Kid Hero
  • Limited Wardrobe: Mampato sure has a lot of red T-shirts. Pretty convenient to hide suspicions from his family, as he has returned home more than once with his clothes dirtied or torn-up.
  • Nice Guy: He's a good son, brother and student. He's willing to help those who need it and has a strong sense of justice. Yeah, he fills the role.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Mampato's name is actually Patricio. "Mampato" comes from a pun on his short stature, with "Pato" being the nickname usually given to the name Patricio, and "mampato" being Chilean slang for ponies.
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  • Shorter Means Smarter: As said above, his nickname is due to his short height. Fittingly, he's good student, an avid reader and a resourceful and quick-witted boy.


A caveman from the Gola-Gola tribe and the current leader of said tribe.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT dare to hurt his family or friends.
  • Big Eater
  • Blood Knight: He won't miss any chance to get involved in a fight. Played for Laughs when a conflict is unexpectedly resolved peacefully and he's disappointed and bored afterwards.
  • The Brute: He's strong and has a kink for fighting.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Ogú's weapon of choice. Only a couple of times he changes it to another weapon.
  • Contemporary Caveman
  • Exotic Extended Marriage: He ends up married to three womem. According to his words, his wives were among the given gifts in celebration for his position as the new chief of the tribe.
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  • Henpecked Husband: By all of his wives, altough Tinalín stands out among the three.
  • Hulk Speak/You No Take Candle: Ogú learns just enough Spanish to be able to communicate with Mampato as possible for a caveman, and so he talks with a variation of this (for example, he calls Mampato "Mampatú" note ). Word of God describes the way Ogú's speech is written as a mix between child speak (containing frequent grammar mistakes) and phonetic writing (all consonants that make the same sounds in Spanish are written the same note ).
  • Genius Bruiser: He is incredibly smart and adaptable considering he's a caveman, especially compared with the rest of his (very brutish and savage) clan. Among other things, it took him only a short time to learn modern Spanish from Mampato and later he also learned how to light a fire, something that no other GolaGola managed to learn. On different stories he also invents things like lances, bark tree shields and even the concept of religion itself.
    • On their first adventure, Mampato described him as a prehistoric Einstein and in fact, was very wary about Ogu's abnormal intelligence (again, for a caveman.)
  • Manchild: He is excitable, curious and considers fighting a mere play.
  • Nice Guy
  • The Nose Knows: Being a primitive man and hunter, he has an impressive sense of smell. He was able to distinguish and track a camel through a hidden passage just using his nose.
  • Papa Wolf: Seriously, do NOT dare to hurt his family or friends: he will KILL you, period.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Justified. He's a caveman, and he isn't used to large waterbodies. Usually played for laughs, though in some ocassions it's used to depict his Undying Loyalty when he temporally overcomes this fear for the sake of his friends.
  • Screaming Warrior: See above
  • Stout Strength
  • Top-Heavy Guy:
  • Time Skip: Of the time travel kind. After his first appearence, it's shown that Ogú has three wives and two kids around 2-4 years old.
  • The Big Guy
  • Tough Love: Despite being a Nice Guy and an overall good dad, Ogú isn't above of spank his children if they disobey or after they got into serious troubles.


A young mutant girl from the White-Haired tribe. After being saved by Mampato from being sacrificed by her former tribe, she is adopted by Telepath Mutants.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Happens a few times during the El Árbol Gigante/La Rebelión de los Mutantes, first with Sicalipto, then with the Rat-Men and finally with the sentient ''talking trees''.
  • Fed to the Beast/Chained to a Rock: She is introduced into the story this way. When Mampato found her, she was about to be sacrificed to a Giant Tortoise by her tribe, who had found out she had telepathic skills.
  • Happily Adopted: At the end of Rena en el siglo 40, by the Telepath Mutant community.
  • Miss Exposition: Usually she fills this role whenever it's required to explain or give a quick insight of anything regarding the future, like the flora and fauna, the different mutants clans or the Mutant Telepaths' technology. In the last case, it's often accompanied with a Exposition Diagram.
  • Mysterious/Mystical Waif: A young girl from the future with telepathic powers and Mystical White Hair.
  • Mystical White Hair: Her more distinctive feature. Justified, as she's a mutant and this hair color is a characterist feature of her original tribe.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Of the telepathic kind. When she was introduced, Rena had the bad habit of constantly read the minds of the people around, often anticipating to what they're going to say and interrupting in middle of the speech. She grows out of this after being adopted by the Telepath Mutants and learning telepath etiquette.
  • Psychic Block Defense: A skill that allows her to protect and hide her thoughts from the intrusion of another telepath. Eventually she teaches this skill to Mampato.
  • Telepathy: Her main skill.
  • Time Skip: Apparently of the time travel kind too, but not so drastic as Ogú. From her second appearance onwards her look became more akin to a teenager than a kid, being taller than Mampato.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Considering the events of Rena en el siglo 40 and El huevo, it seems she usually wakes up like this.

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