|“||You think there are rules, but we both know what rules were made for||„|
|~ Carlos to Narciso before killing him.|
|“||When he came to this place, they mistook my commander for a god, they had the wrong man||„|
Carlos Madrigal is a major antagonist and an anti-villain in the horror TV series From Dusk Till Dawn and is a ruthless drug lord and a vampire. In the series, Carlos is the main antagonist in Season 1 and one of the two main antagonists along with Amancio Malvado in Season 2. He was the boss of the Gecko brothers and helped them get into Mexico to fulfil the prophecy of freeing Carlos' love, Santánico Pandemónium.
He is portrayed by Wilmer Valderrama.
Carlos is a immortal celubra, a snake like vampire, that's over 500 years old, from Spain. In the 1500's, he was a soldier in the Spanish army under the command of the famous conquistador, Hernán Cortés. As they arrive in Mexico, Carlos claims the land for Spain, with Cortes' blessing. Later, he expressed that he only cared about the gold in the country. Cortes advises him to have the natives (more likely Aztecs) give him a tour of the area. The natives guide him to a temple where he meets a immortal celubra, Santánico Pandemónium, whom some of the natives considered as a queen and worshiped as a goddess. They fall in love and she turns him into a celubra. Cortes' men find the temple and Carlos shows up and kills them. Afterwards, he decides to stay with Santanico.
In the 1800's, Carlos is spending time with Santanico and complimenting on her, due to being abused and controlled by the Vampire lord, Amancio Malvado. Malvado then shows up and mocks Carlos and sends him away.
In the 1900s, he meets Narciso Menendez, who was on of the Pancho Villa bank robbers and was the most handsome of them. Carlos offers him immortality which he accepts. Carlos then turns him into a vampire.
Sometime in the 21st century, Carlos meets Seth Gecko and visits him in prison. He offers Seth a job to work for him once he is released which Seth accepts along with his younger brother, Richie.
Carlos first appears when the criminal Seth Gecko is calling him for help for the former and his brother Richie to get to Mexico as half of the state of Texas is looking for them.
Carlos later murders Katie's boyfriend Kyle after he hitchhiked for ride and chat about his girlfriend. As Kyle, Carlos reveals Jacob to be a minister who has lost his way. Carlos meets up with Narciso, who is now a leiutenant of the Nine Lords of the Night and some officials and he brings a truckload of people for then to snak on. When the Gecko brothers took the Fullers as hostages, Carlos takes the form of the chief border agent allowed the RV to go to Mexico. Sometime after the Gecko brothers and the Fullers arrived at the Titty Twister club, he took the Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez hostage as he was after the Geckos and later introduced the vampire Santanico to the crowd as she danced. However, after a fight and a blood bath breaks out in the club, Santanico retreats and meets with some calubra officials and Narciso Menendez, which ended in the officials being slaughtered. Carlos is later ordered to fight and kill Ranger Gonzalez. During this time, It is revealed that Carlos had a relationship with Santanico and brought Richie as a progeny. Narciso captures Carlos and has him reeducated by having him go through the labyrinth
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