The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Brujo (medicine man) CBR Scale: D

Name: Pepe

Classification: supporting character supporting character   clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Punisher (vol. 2) #11 (Sep. 1988): "Second Sight"

Creators: Mike Baron, Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1

Ally: Punisher

Nation: Mexico

Gender: male

Pepe was a "brujo", a Spanish word that can be translated as "warlock" (male witch) or "witch doctor" or "medicine man", which is what one source identifies him as. The story with Pape apparently took place in Mexico. Brujos are often associated with some form of Santeria.

That Pepe is a "brujo" is not in question. This is his defining characteristic. Whether or not Pepe is a practitioner of Santeria or is a "brujo" in some other religious tradition is not yet confirmed. Possibly the word is used here simply to indicate a male practitioner of magic.

Pepe apparently had genuine magical ability, but not enough to prevent himself from being gunned down by the human smugglers that he rescued the Punisher from.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
The Punisher (vol. 2) #11 (Sep. 1988): "Second Sight"

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