Real Name: Anita Santiago
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Zorro, Carmelita Rodriguez
Known Relatives: Unnamed brother
Base of Operations: California
First Appearance: Zorro #3 "Men Aren't The Only Ones With Dual Identities" (Topps)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled swordswoman and expert with the whip. Excellent horse rider.
History: After the masked swordsman known as Zorro inflicted terrible injuries on her brother, Anita Santiago created her own costumed identity, Lady Rawhide, which she used while seeking revenge. What had seemed a simple goal soon became more complicated after she actually met the dashing caballero, when she discovered her desire for vengeance was mixed with a strong attraction to her target. Eventually she abandoned her plans against Zorro, and became his occasional ally, as well as adventuring on her own.
Two years later, in 1814, Lady Rawhide battled a crew of vicious pirates who operated off the cost of California. Confronting them on their ship, she was severely wounded and at the point of death. She was found by the vampire Carmelita Rodriguez, who fed off her and thus somehow healed her wounds. Lady Rawhide was last seen returning to the fight against the pirates, and her final fate is unknown.
Comments: Created byDon McGregor and Mike Mayhew.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Ladies
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