Enrique Velacruz, also known as Matador or Noddy, is a member of the Spanish Marines (the Unidad de Operaciones Especiales).
Before Seven Ancient WondersEdit
Through unknown circumstances, Enrique Velacruz joined the Spanish equivalent of the Marines, the Unidad de Operaciones Especiales. During his time there, he became a specialist in in demolitions, and gained the call-sign Matador.
In 1996, Matador was among Spain's representatives in a meeting of small nations to discuss uniting to restore the Golden Capstone in order to avert the destruction threatened by the Tartarus sunspot. Once Spain agreed to the multi-national mission, they assigned Matador to help guard Lily until she was old enough to begin translating the clues leading to the hiding places within the seven Ancient Wonders.
Over the next several years spent raising Lily at the team's base in Kenya, Matador would work out in the barn, and on occasion would allow Lily to sit on a plank that he bench-pressed. Over time, she gave him a new nickname, Noddy.
When Lily turned ten, she managed to decipher the first part of the Callimachus text, and soon afterwards Jack West Jr led Noddy and the rest of the team to the Sudan to locate the Colossus of Rhodes Piece.
Upon locating the ancient mine, Noddy was chosen to remain up top while the rest of the team went inside, so that he could keep an eye out for hostile forces. Part way into the mission, Noddy radioed in to Jack to let him know that the American's CIEF team, led by Marshall Judah, were inbound to their location.
Soon after the Warblers were activated, Noddy attempted to contact the others to let the know the Americans were closing in, but the interferrence prevented him from doing so until they were nearly back out. When Jack emerged, Noddy urged them to hurry, only to be shot in the head by a CIEF sniper.
After the rest of the team managed to escape, Wizard called the Spanish attache to inform him of Noddy's death, while Jack comforted the upset Lily.
- He is an expert in underwater destruction and demolition.