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El Diablo
El Diablo - New 52
General Information
Real name: Chato Santana
First Appearance: El Diablo (Vol. 3) #1 (November, 2008)
Created by: Jai Nitz
Phil Hester
Affiliations: Suicide Squad
Harley Quinn
Abilities: Pyrokinesis
Portrayed by: Jay Hernandez

The third person to take the identity of El Diablo was an ex-criminal named Chato Santana.


El Diablo

Chato Santana and his gang are busted by the police and he is shot and arrested. In the hospital, Chato comes into contact with the original El Diablo and is given the powers of a minor wrath of vengeance by Lane, who was in a coma. The transfer was complete after Lane died. He comes into conflict with the Freedom Fighters and eventually begins to grow more heroic.


Following changes to the Timestream, El Diablo was, at some point, captured by Amanda Waller and forced to join the Suicide Squad. While attempting to collect on a debt owed by some local gang members, he had set fire to their building, and killed everyone inside. When he realized that there were innocent women and children who he had killed in the blaze, he went with the police quietly. While on death row at Belle Reve prison, his cell filled up with gas and he was implanted with a micro-bomb to insure his obedience. After undergoing torture to test his loyalty, El Diablo was officially inducted into the Suicide Squad.

Powers and Abilities

  • Pyrokinesis

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