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Ilhicamina, presently known as Burt, was a character who first appeared in the third episode of the third season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. He was a Xibalban demon hunter who smokes more medical marijuana than he sells. He is also a fellow culebra and the former lover of Ximena Vasconcelos.


Burt is a legendary demon hunter who took down some of the Xibalban demons back in the day, eventually giving up his demon hunting ways and was granted untouched land.

He at some point had a relationship with Ximena Vasconcelos which ended two centuries prior to the series.

Throughout From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series[]

Season Three[]

In Protect and Serve, he is introduced as a marijuana seller and a former Xibalban hunter who had taken down countless demons years ago. He reunites with Ximena, who he also gets to reveal the origins of the Lords, Amaru and why Amaru possessed Kate's body. He then joins the team and kills El Caporal, who is revealed to have been bitten by Burt centuries ago.

In Shady Glen, he joins the team in taking down a xibalban known as the Cipactli. He, Aiden and Scott venture down to the sewers where they find the creature and kill it, returning the civilians to normal.

In Straitjacket, he joins the Geckos and the others in hopes of rescuing Richie from Amaru, who had taken him hostage. While he believes it to be a trap, he still goes to Nicotero State Hospital with them and is locked in a room by Richie. When Freddie gets mind controlled and kills Ximena, Burt and the others rush in to see her ashes on the floor, hurting Burt greatly.

In La Llorona, he suffers from sadness when Ximena is killed by Freddie, who was mind controlled by Richie, but also immense anger towards Freddie as well. Even with his anger towards him, he talks to him about Ximena and listens to him about having no control when he killed her. Later, Burt and Freddie do battle with Itzpa, eventually stabbing her to death.

In Rio Sangre, he rides along with Freddie and Aiden when Freddie goes to talk with another ranger, Gary Willet and smokes up with a bong with Aiden.

In Matanzas, he joins the team once more in a final battle against Amaru and heads underground with Santanico, Carlos, Scott and Aiden, finding many culebras who have been chained and tortured. After they split up, he and Scott fight when the latter decides he wants to save his sister, causing a cave-in when they fight. He then tries to stop Amaru before she completes her ritual, but as he aims his weapon at the bubbling mass of blood, a bloody hand bursts through his chest, killing him.

Physical Appearance[]

Despite being centuries old, he dresses like a modern "stoner" and biker. He wears a bandana around his neck and a black leather jacket. He has medium length, curly black hair, brown eyes, and a small mustache and beard.


He is sarcastic and has a scorching sense of humor to him. He is shown to still care for Ximena, which is seen was she was killed, and immense anger towards Freddie. He has a sort of take no nonsense type and doesn't get Aiden a whole lot. It seems that he begins to slowly lose his mind in Matanzas and tried to take matters in his own hands, which leads to his own death.

Powers and Abilities[]

  • Immortality- Culebras do not age or decay and are immune to death by disease or sickness.
  • Accelerated Healing- Culebras heal from physical wounds much faster than humans. In addition, chronic illnesses, such as poor vision, are immediately corrected. For example, Richie was shot in the hand and had a large hole that caused him immense pain if too much pressure was applied to it. Upon transformation, the large wound healed rapidly and his vision was heightened, no longer requiring him to wear glasses.
  • Superhuman Strength- Burt has more strength than a regular human.
  • Shapeshifting- Burt can shape-shift into a reptilian form that is far stronger and more feral than their human form. It causes them to mentally degenerate into mindless animals that can be killed easier as they are not as smart in a fight and are more blood crazed, though when partially transformed, they are simply more aggressive and can speak, while other are more like hungry zombies and even hunt in hoards or packs. They either have flaked or scaly skin with sometimes hardened scales and horns.


  • Sunlight- Culebras are vulnerable to the sunlight and will die of exposure to it.
  • Staked- Culebras are vulnerable to stakes to the heart, as it will usually kill them.
  • Extraction- Burt is vulnerable to heart extraction.
  • Decapitation- Culebras are vulnerable to decapitation, but like snakes, they have been shown to still have movement.


Season Three



  • Ilhicamina is an ancient Aztec name, but it's unknown what it means.
  • Burt is a given name and can be a shortened form of other names, such as Burton and Herbert.


  • Tom Savini played the original Sex Machine in From Dusk Till Dawn. He is the third actor from the film series to appear in the show, first being Robert Patrick and the second Danny Trejo.
  • His ancient name is Ilhicamina, and he’s a legendary slayer of Xibalban demons. Thanks to a particularly fragrant strain of Xibalban ganja, some of Burt’s talents have taken a hit in the past few hundred years. Still, he joins the Geckos and a new fight – and he’s ready to teach these toddlers a thing or two.

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