Hernando Cortez is one of the two main antagonists (alongside Tzekel Kan) of The Road to El Dorado.
Based on the real-life conquistador of the same name, Cortez is a minor player in the Non Disney Villains Tournament and Disney Vs Non Disney Villains War.
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The Word of God
Cortez and the Colonel ally in order to spread their ideologies worldwide. After the Colonel disappears under dubious circumstances, Cortez decides to torture the last person to see him alive, Trader Slick. Fortunately for Cortez, the Colonel re-emerges. The two then join forces with the Iscariot organization, a group of radical Catholics intent upon global domination.
Cortez's death is largely beyond his control. After Maxwell manages to enrage a faction called the Homunculi, a young recruit enters Cortez's office to ask a question. Cortez obliges, only for the recruit to slit his throat and kill him. As it turns out, the recruit is Envy, a Homunculus able to disguise itself as any person it wants.