Real Name: Roque Ruiz

Identity/Class: Unknown

Occupation: (former) Soldier, convict; (current) circus strongman

Affiliations: former member of the Spanish Legion; member of Triada Vertice; ally of Iberia Inc

Enemies: (former) Gavilan

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: El Hombre Más Fuerte del Mundo (The Hardest Man in the World)

Base of Operations: Spain

First Appearance: Triada Vertice #1 (Three issue mini-series from Planeta's Laberinto imprint, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength and invulnerability. He uses an armband with horns resembling a bull's as a weapon.

History: Mihura has always been bigger and stronger than the average person. Coming from a poor neighbourhood, this was an advantage growing up, and as an adult, lacking any sort of formal education, the army was an obvious career for someone with his natural talents. He joined the Spanish Legion, but his time there was cut short when he accidentally killed a man in a brawl. For a time he worked as a mercenary, and while in Angola he stepped on a mine, but emerged unscathed. Later he was sent to prison, where he re-evaluated his life, and decided to utilise his period of incarceration to gain the education he had missed as a child. After his release he joined the circus El Circo Maravillas (the Wonder Circus) as a strongman, teaming up with an acrobatic girl called Cascabel. However Cascabel was a runaway, and when a private investigator sent by her father found her, a chain of events was kicked off that would change all three of their lives. A group of armoured men led by hero turned mercenary Gavilan kidnapped the child, leaving Mihura and Estigma, the P.I., to rescue her. After they had achieved this goal, they decided to remain together as a team, a decision influenced no doubt by Cascabel's powers of persuasion.

Comments: Created by Jesus Merino, Rafael Marín and Carlos Pacheco.

Mihura is a famous breed of Spanish bulls used in bullfighting. Thanks to Gabriel Vásquez for this information.


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