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The Characters: Captain Harrison Love

"Murietta's brother or not, you are more than you appear."

Little is known of Captain Love save that he is a historical character and a barbaric man. His one pursuit was to track down the notorious Murietta brothers. Joaquin he killed... the second, younger brother escaped and Love has professed an untiring pursuit of him. He is sidetracked only slightly by his boss' lovely daughter Elena... and is immediately suspicious of Don Alejandro.

He knows of Zorro but believes the man to be dead, as he has vanished from the prison where he was thrown twenty years before. He fully supports Montero's plan to cheat Santa Anna out of the land that is rightfully his by the use of his own gold... but a new Zorro has arisen from the ashes, one with a powerful animosity toward him. Has he perhaps at last found the query he has so long searched for?

Character Traits

Blond and conceited are the two words to describe Captain Harrison Love. Historically many of the facts are correct... he did pursue and kill one of the Murietta brothers; the other escaped. He also was responsible for the death of their accomplice Three-Fingered Jack. He kept Jack's hand and Joaquin's head in jars for the general public to gawk at. Nothing is known of his death. 

Memorable Moments:

The swordfight in the corridor that spreads down into the lower regions of the hacienda. He suddenly discovers that the map has been stolen and turns to find... Zorro standing behind him. Alejandro gives him a fair chance but Captain Love is no match for the cocky and self-pleased outlaw and is easily outdone. 

Memorable Quotes:

"Confessing? To whom? The priest is here!"

"Out of respect for Miss Montero, I will deal with you later."

"Heads in wine pitchers, hands in water jars... must strike you as odd."

"Your brother would have shot himself by now."