Manny Rivera is a 13-year-old Mexican-born boy who, apart from a scar across his left eye, appears no different from any other boy his age. But looks are deceiving, because Manny is the son of the legendary hero, White Pantera, and grandson of the evil super villain, Puma Loco, and is, himself, the alter-ego El Tigre. Manny is friendly and out going, yet does not yet know if he is a Hero or a villain (similar to El Tigre I, which may cause him to develop a split personality similar to El Tigre I). He wants to be good for his father, Rodolfo, but can't resist being bad like his grandfather, Granpapi Rivera, from time to time. When Manny spins his mystical belt buckle, he transforms into the brave and powerful tiger-themed superhero El Tigre. His superhero name translates from Spanish to "The Tiger", which refers to his costume & claws. His powers include sharp, retractable claws that can cut through anything, shooting out his hand like a grappling hook, super strength, and super jumping abilities. In The Grave Escape, he gained the power to summon an ancient Tiger spirit, creating a large, green, tiger-shaped energy field around himself that mimics his motions.