I wanna start by saying that I realize a luchador is supposed to be pretty overt from what I’ve come to understand and also that I am white… like, whiter than basketball in the 1920s so I can’t personally say I understand the culture (I grew up with many latino/latina friends, but that means jack all).
To address my main point, I kinda feel that El Dragon might be overt to the point of being somewhat racially insensitive. I adore him when I do play him and he’s funny as hell, but I always get a little twinge that maybe he’s kind offensive to a degree. I totally adore the wrestler attitude he has (always putting on a show) and the fact that he even puts on a fake voice for most of his dialogue and sometimes talks with a regular voice when he’s serious. But when he punches (sometimes) or uses his Dragon Splash candy flies everywhere like he’s bursting a pinata which feels like it doesn’t relate to his character other than the fact that pinatas are traditionally latin-american. It feels like they’re pressing some of these things for the sake of humor when they don’t really have a place being there.
As my disclaimer at the beginning said though, I’m not extremely familiar with lucha libre culture so maybe I’m missing something. I’d really like to get other peoples opinions on the subject.