Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. ZOrro is a fictional character created in 1919 by pulp writer Johnston McCulley. HE has been featured in several books, films, television series, and other media. ZOrro (Spanish for fox) is the secret identity of Don Diego de la Vega (originally Don Diego Vega), a nobleman and master living in the Spanish colonial era of California. THe character has undergone changes through the years, but the typical image of him is a black-clad masked outlaw who defends the people of the land against tyrannical officials and other villains. NOt only is he much too cunning and foxlike for the bumbling authorities to catch, but he delights in publicly humiliating those same foes.