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El Papagayo is a South American criminal and old enemy of Batman.


El Papagayo was a notorious criminal who sought to reign supreme as the criminal overlord of Mantegua, a small nation in South America. Batman and the first Robin traveled there, in order to train a local Batman-style mystery man, to deal with this public menace. This project backfired when the ill-chosen "Bat-Hombre" turned out to be a bandit underling of El Papagayo. Batman and Robin ultimately prevailed over these brigands, and they were arrested by Manteguan police.

New Earth

El Papagayo is a citizen of Argentina, has been active in the Falklands, and is a wheelchair-bound old man.

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and no longer apply.
  • El Papagayo kept a parrot, named Toto, with him at all times. He would often whimsically leave the fates of his prisoners and victims to the the whims of the parrot; some randomly lived, some randomly died.
  • Papagayo is the common Spanish name given to the parrots of the Psittacidae species.



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