SuperFriends Team Member

El Dorado
El Dorado
Real name: El Dorado
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Base: Hall of Justice
Affiliations: SuperFriends
Voiced/Played: Fernando Escandon
El Dorado Gallery
EL D Tel
El Illusion
EL Lasers

El Dorado is a Hispanic superhero and a member of the Justice League of America.

Background Information from Earth-1A

No true origin was given for El Dorado. He was knowledgeable about Pre-Columbian history (yet vague in his explanations). He also assisted the Super Friends whenever they were forced to enter unfamiliar ruins or areas in Latin America. He spoke broken English with an accent, sporadically substituting common Spanish words or phrases, such as adding words like "rapido" and replacing nearly every instance of "yes" with "si".


SuperFriends Team Members

Members of the Justice League of America

Aquaman (founding member) • Batman (founding member) • Superman (founding member) • Flash (founding member)
Green Lantern (founding member) • Martian Manhunter (founding member) • Wonder Woman (founding member)

Comic Book JLA Team Members:
Black CanaryElongated ManRed TornadoZatanna Zatara
Phantom Stranger (part-time Leaguer) • Sargon, The Sorcerer (honorary Leaguer)

Other Known Justice Leaguers:
The HuntressBlack OrchidCaptain MarvelSupergirlGreen FuryPlastic ManAtomGreen Arrow

SuperFriends Founding Members:
SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquaman
HawkmanSamuraiGreen LanternFlashBlack Vulcan

Other Known SuperFriends Members:
HawkgirlApache ChiefEl DoradoRima

Junior SuperFriends:
Marvin WhiteWendy Harris

GleekWonder Dog

Episode Appearances


  • El Dorado was created solely for the Super Friends cartoons and has never appeared in a DC Comic.
  • He first appeared as a minor character in the 1981 animated shorts, and later in SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show as a full-time member.
  • He was from a non specified Latino nation was added as one of several attempts to encourage diversity among the characters. Ironically, despite the reasons for his inclusion, El Dorado, like the other original characters, is typically seen as an offensive stereotype today.
  • El Dorado is the only one of the original characters created for the SuperFriends series not to have a Ultimen counterpart. This was likely due to the fact that unlike the other original characters, El Dorado was basically a Latino version of Superman without powers built around a specific theme, leaving little to base an Ultimen counterpart on.


El Dorado is the name of a mythical City of Gold. Its legend dates back to the 1500's.

In other media


In "Werewolf vs. Unicorn", an episode of Robot Chicken, Superman hands over El Dorado to the government because of his status of being an illegal alien.


El Dorado was scheduled to be one of the few Hanna-Barbera original heroes (along with Black Vulcan and the Wonder Twins) to receive an action figure after Samurai. However, the Super Powers Collection line was cancelled before the figures could be made.[1]


  1. Holy Cow! Super Powers Extravaganza!
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