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Once an Argentinian secret agent working for Spyral, Don Santiago retired to his millionaire lifestyle but quickly became bored and depressed by a life without adventure. However upon hearing about Batman's activities in Gotham, Santiago was inspired to become a hero and took up the title of El Gaucho. He has since became a good friend and ally of Batman, though their shared history with one Kathy Kane has caused tension between the two heroes. He ceased his involvement with Spyral when Kane died while working for them.
He was later seen fighting alongside Batman Incorporated.
Powers and Abilities
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced)
- Multilingualism: Speaks fluent English, Argentine Spanish and Sign Language.
- El Gaucho was created by Edmond Hamilton and Sheldon Moldoff, first appearing in Detective Comics #215. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, El Gaucho first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Batwoman (Volume 2) #2 by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman.
- 21 Appearances of Santiago Vargas (Prime Earth)
- 8 Images featuring Santiago Vargas (Prime Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Santiago Vargas (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Santiago Vargas (Prime Earth)
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