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Inspirations[ edit ] The historical figure most often associated with the Zorro character is Joaquin Murrietawhose life was fictionalized in an dime novel by John Rollin Ridge. When he takes action in defense of the defenseless, he disguises himself in black with a cape, hat and mask covering the top of his face.

McCulley's stories are set during the era of Spanish California — [3] and, although exact years are often vague, the presence of the Pueblo of Los Angeles means the stories cannot happen beforethe year it was founded.

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McCulley died in , just as Zorro was at the height of his popularity thanks to the Disney series. In Disney's Zorro television series, Bernardo is not deaf but pretends to be, and serves as Zorro's secret agent. And then I determined to play this game. He never uses brute strength. He famously uses his sword to leave a "Z" on his defeated villans. In The Curse of Capistrano, it was unnamed. This bold renegade carves a 'Z' with his blade. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford , on their honeymoon , selected the story as the inaugural picture for their new studio, United Artists , beginning the character's cinematic tradition. His facade is pretending to be interested in only these things and to have no interest in swordplay or action. Zorro's boots are also sometimes weighted, as is his hat, which he has thrown, Frisbee-style, as an efficiently substantial warning to enemies.

He seldom wore his blade, except as a matter of style and apparel. III No. In conceiving the sword-wielding defender of the downtrodden, McCulley set the stage for a whole century of superheroes.

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My body straightened, new blood seemed to course through my veins, my voice grew strong and firm, fire came to me! In Disney's Zorro television series the horse gets the name Tornadowhich has been kept in many later adaptations.

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