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Silvio Eleuterio Luna was a ruthless and tyrannical dictator of Corto Maltese and an enemy of Task Force X. When he met Harley Quinn, they both fell in love quickly having a romantic evening and Luna proposed to Harley, but after he explains his plans with Project Starfish she promptly killed him. He was succeeded as president by Mateo Suarez after his death.

Biography

Assassination of the Herrera family

"Corto Maltese is a small island nation off the coast of South America. Over the past 100 years, the country has been ruled with an iron fist by the Herrera family. But, a week ago, this guy, General Silvio Luna, along with his right-hand man, Mayor General Mateo Suarez, too control of the Corto Maltese government in a violent military coup. The entire Herrera family were hanged in a public execution."
Amanda Waller[src]

Silvio Luna lived for years under the reign of the Herrera family, and wanted to obtain the power to govern. At some point, Luna met Mateo Suarez and they became friends. In 2021, the Corto Maltese military carried out a coup on the Herrera family, with the entire family being hung in a public execution.

Rise to power and reign

Silvio Luna rose to power as the dictator of a Latin American nation known as Corto Maltese. Crowning himself "General Presidente", Luna appointed Mateo as his right-hand man, ready to lead his armed forces into Maltese streets and even other countries to enforce Luna's will if need be.

Luna also took control of Jotunheim, a facility on Maltese soil formerly used by the Nazi Party to incarcerate and experiment on political prisoners, transforming them into the world's first Metahumans.

Luna and Mateo Suarez take possession of the Project Starfish.

Under Luna's orders, his chief scientist, a hyperintelligent metahuman named Gaius Grieves, created a powerful military experiment known as Project Starfish. Luna was a cruel leader, with no remorse for his actions, resulting in a powerful rebellion, and becoming the target of Task Force X.[1]

Love affair with Harley Quinn

Luna and Harley Quinn have a romantic evening.

Likely planning to use her as a tool against Task Force X, Luna befriends and seduces Harley Quinn. He explains to her that his people want Quinn as his bride due to her being viewed as a symbol of anti-American fervour, Harley quickly accepts his engagement and offer and the two have sex.

Luna is killed by Harley.

After, Luna tells Harley about Starro and Jotunheim; explaining his plans to feed political dissidents to it, including their family and children. This prompts Harley to shoot him in the chest with an ornate gun seen earlier, killing him.

Personality

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Luna is described by Suarez as a romantic, driven by the ambition of being taken seriously by the rest of the world and transforming Corto Maltese into a global superpower against the likes of the US, Russia and China. Compared to his easily temperable right-hand man, Luna is more calm and level-headed. He is shown to enjoy the luxuries of his wealth, living in an expensive villa and looking after his prized birds. Despite his outwardly softer nature however, Luna was shown to be just as brutal in his plans as Suarez: intent on destroying anyone who gets in his way and having no moral qualms about killing children.

Abilities

  • Bilingualism: Luna can speak both fluent Spanish and English.
  • Manipulation: To be added
  • Expert leader: To be added

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

  • As per a comment from Harley Quinn, Luna is apparently well endowed.

Behind the scenes

To be added

References

  1. Gunn, James (writer and director) (August 6, 2021). The Suicide Squad.
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