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El Dorado is a fictional Hispanic superhero featured in various incarnations of the Super Friends animated series created by Hanna-Barbera. He was voiced by Fernando Escandon.
El DoradoFirst appearing as minor character in the All New Super Friends Hour animated shorts which aired in 1977 and later in The World's Greatest Super Friends and The Super Friends Legendary Super Powers Show as a full-time member, El Dorado was one of several attempts to encourage diversity within the show. Originally from Mexico, El Dorado spoke with an accent and sporatically slipped into his native language, adding words like "rapido" to normal conversation and replacing nearly every instance of "yes" with "si".
Like other affirmative action characters added within the last few years, he was seen as somewhat stereotypical. No true origin was given for El Dorado's gracious amount of powers, which included mind reading, casting illusions, teleportation (by wrapping himself up in his cape), and the ability to fire lasers from his eyes. It is assumed that most of talents are given to him by the objects he wears, which may have come from the mythical city he is named after.
Knowledgible about Mexican history, he assisted the Super Friends whenever they were forced to enter unfamiliar ruins or areas in Central America. El Dorado was created solely for the Super Friends series and has never appeared in a DC comic. From his set of powers, he appears to be closest to the Martian Manhunter in the comics. ......
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