Zorro

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Zorro is a fictional character created in 1919 by New York pulp writer Johnston McCulley. The character has been featured in numerous books, films, television series, and other media.

Zorro (Spanish for fox) is the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega (originally Don Diego Vega), a nobleman and master living in the Spanish colonial era of California. The character has undergone changes through the years, but the typical image of him is a dashing black-clad masked outlaw who defends the people of the land against tyrannical officials and other villains. Not only is he much too cunning and foxlike for the bumbling authorities to catch, but he delights in publicly humiliating those same foes.

Zorro (often called SeƱor or El Zorro in early stories) debuted in McCulley's 1919 story The Curse of Capistrano, serialized in five parts in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly. At the denouement, Zorro's true identity is revealed to all.

Due to public demand fueled by the film, McCulley wrote over 60 additional Zorro stories starting in 1922. The last, The Mask of Zorro (not to be confused with the 1998 film), was published posthumously in 1959. These stories ignore Zorro's public revelation of his identity. The black costume that modern audiences associate with the character stems from Fairbanks' smash hit movie rather than McCulley's original story, and McCulley's subsequent Zorro adventures copied Fairbanks's Zorro rather than the other way around. McCulley died in 1958, just as the Disney-produced Zorro television show was becoming phenomenally successful.

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Links:  Zorro   The Zorro Chronology   The Mark of Zorro  

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Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Loss The Man With No Name 34 to 61
Loss Captain Jack Sparrow 47 to 56
Loss Green Arrow 133 to 290
Loss V 27 to 58
Tie Inigo Montoya 49 to 49
Win Hector Barbossa 65 to 40
Win Sir Lancelot 20 to 10
Win Sherlock Holmes 12 to 6
Loss Batman 9 to 24
Loss Darth Maul 2 to 22
Win Captain Jack Sparrow 12 to 9
Win Jesse James 19 to 3
Win The Phantom of the Opera 17 to 6
Loss Test Character Zero 9 to 11
Win Grand Moff Tarkin 16 to 7
Win Ra's Al Ghul 17 to 9
Win Two-Gun Kid 22 to 7
Win Billy The Kid 10 to 5
Loss Robin Hood 6 to 11
Loss Gabriel Van Helsing 11 to 15