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Manolo Santander is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption.


Nothing is known of Manolo's background.


Manolo is encountered during the mission "Lucky in Love", during which he is playing a game of poker with Andreas Müller, Landon Ricketts, and the Stranger. However, Ricketts invites John Marston to join the game, and shortly thereafter, Müller accuses Marston of cheating. Guns are drawn, and the group finds themselves at an impasse.

After Marston kills Müller in a duel, the Stranger takes a nearby woman hostage, and threatens to kill her with a knife. Despite him using the woman as a shield, Marston is able to shoot him in the head. Manolo then attacks Marston and Ricketts along with Selestino Herrada and Rigoberto Artiz.

He can also be found playing Arm Wrestling at El Matadero or playing Poker in Chuparosa.

Mission Appearances


  • Even after his death, he can be seen gambling throughout Mexico.
  • He can be found at the Tesoro Azul hideout, serving as a mini-boss, who emerges from a building along with two other banditos after a certain number of enemies die.