Zorro is a
fictional character created in 1919 by New York-based pulp
writer Johnston McCulley. The character has been featured in
numerous books, films, television series, and other media.
Zorro (Spanish for fox) is the secret identity of Don Diego de
la Vega, a nobleman and master living in the Spanish colonial
era of California. The character has undergone changes through
the years, but the typical image of him is a dashing black-clad
masked outlaw who defends the people of the land against
tyrannical officials and other villains. Not only is he much too
cunning and foxlike for the bumbling authorities to catch, but
he delights in publicly humiliating those same foes.