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Johnny Madrid was the main character and protagonist who appeared in From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter. He was an outlaw and fell in love with Esmeralda after she offered her hand to be taken away. He and Ambrose Bierce were the only survivors who survived the bloodshed.


Not much is known about Johnny's history, except he has been an outlaw for an unknown amount of time.

Throughout From Dusk Till Dawn[]

In From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter, he is getting ready to be put to death by hanging. He eventually escapes and takes Esmeralda with him. He confronts a member of his gang, Chato, and kills him as he stated he was the new "jefe". He and his gang ride off and begin to chase after Ambrose who they think has valuables. After seeing that it's nothing but a book, they ride off and he tells Catherine Reece to stand on a gravestone. He puts a rope around her neck and kicks the grave, letting her hang, waiting to die.

He, Joaquin, Erasmo and Esmeralda then head to La Tetilla del Diablo to rest. He wants to get out as he saw a man eat his horse. The Hangman shows up and Johnny shoots at his men, killing a few as well. It's revealed that many of the workers there are vampires and run to an underground tunnel to get out of the establishment. He and the others are then caught by vampires and forced to hang upside down while Esmeralda's ceremony into a full fledged vampire begins . He kills many vampires, including John Newlie, Joaquin and Ezra Traylor. He tries to get Esmeralda - now a vampire going by the name of Santanico Pandemonium - to come with him, but is almost attacked by Quixtla, who in turn is impaled. He and Ambrose then leave as they decide to join Pancho Villa's army.

Physical Appearance[]

He has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He has a thin mustache and a very thin beard. He has an athletic build and wears a sombrero.


He is stubborn and doesn't care for the situation is, as long as he survives and he gets what he came for. He is shown to be honorable enough and can work with his enemies long enough to find safety.




  • Johnny is an English personal name and is a diminutive form of John or Jonathan. It is a common masculine name and is originally of Semitic origin. It means "YHWH has been gracious" or "graced by YHWH" (Yohanan).
  • Madrid is a Spanish surname and is the capital of Spain.
  • Johnny Madrid shares the name with a protagonist in the 1968 western TV show Lancer, which was featured in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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