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El Castigo was a legendary 19th Century mysteryman in the down of Seguro, New Mexico.

Fernando was a nobleman descended from the Grandees of Spain. He became a hero named 'El Castigo' which is Spanish for "The Whip." He became a legend in the New Mexico town of Seguro where his hat and whip were kept in a church until 1939 when they were taken by a descendant, Rod Gaynor, who took on the heroic identity.[1]

  • 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.