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El Indio

El Indio

El Indio (Spanish for "The Indian") is the main antagonist in the 1965 spaghetti western film, For a Few Dollars More, the sequel to A Fistful of Dollars.

He was portrayed by the late Gian Maria Volonté, who also played Ramon Rojo from the original film.


He is a traitorous, bloodthirsty, ruthless, cruel, and sadistic criminal, considered by the authorities in the film to be one of the worst criminals of the times; according to a bank official "Not even Indio would dare to rob that one". Once Indio escapes prison, he orders the family of an old rival to be executed in shootouts (including a baby son), but still, the man gave him the opportunity to avenge himself. However, he fails in the attempt and is killed by Indio.

In the flashback sequence, it is revealed that he shot a young man and raped his wife. The girl shot herself in the process. The girl was the Colonel Mortimer's sister. El Indio carries around with him a musical watch that plays a tune when it is wounded. El Indio smokes what seems to be cannabis or opium to ease the intensity of the memory. In the film, El Indio has a gang of fourteen men who rob the bank in El Paso. Eventually Colonel Douglas Mortimer, with the help of The Man With No Name, tracks El Indio down and shoots him dead in a final duel.