Maria is the daughter of Hector Martinez, the corrupt mayor of the California of the future. Disliking her father's evil ways, Maria adopts the identity of the masked vigilante Scarlet Whip to fight the criminals he controls. She usually works as a partner to Zorro, who, unknown to her, is her classmate & friend, Diego Le Vega. Her activities as a crime fighter rarely land her in distress, but she managed to end up in trouble as herself when she fell for a surfer who was actually the leader of a gang of modern-day pirates rebelling against her father.
Times of Distress
- Ep.20 "Crime Wave"