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El Gato Negro
Real Name: Francisco Guerrero
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Expert in Martial Art techniques, highly trained in lucha libre (Mexican free-style wrestling), trained in Boxing, weapons expert and advanced deductive skills.

Grandson of the original El Gato Negro, a former luchador-turned-adventurer, Francisco works as a social worker in Edinburg, Texas and devotes most of his free time to community service. Driven by the gruesome murder of his best friend at the hands of drug-smugglers, Francisco becomes the new El Gato Negro in order to wage war on crime. Unlike most superheroes, he possesses no superpowers and instead makes use of his own athletic abilities, and accumulative knowledge, detective skills to fight crime. Operating throughout Lower Rio Grande Valley, he is assisted by several supporting characters including his grandfather Agustin Guerrero and weapons-mechanic expert Antonio Trujillo, and fights an assortment of villains ranging from common criminals to outlandish supervillains. Despite being popular with the citizens of his community, El Gato Negro is constantly being hunted by local law enforcement and sensationalized as a menace to society by the media. El Gato Negro is known to perform his vigilante activities under the cover of darkness, earning him the nickname The Nocturnal Warrior, a term which first appeared in within the comics in El Gato Negro #3 (Nov. 1995).[

Created and published by Richard Dominguez in October 1993.

First Appearance: El Gato Negro (1993) #1

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Issue Appearances:
El Gato Negro (1993)
War Of The Independents (2011)

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"For the people along the Rio Grande Valley, justice cannot see in the dark...but there is hope."

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