The Verdugos were created by a fusion of human and insect DNA, and were completely controlled by Plagas.[excerpt 1] Two Verdugos, presumably the only two in existence, served as Ramon Salazar's bodyguards. They concealed their mutated forms beneath voluminous, resplendent Los Iluminados cloaks, with one wearing red and the other wearing black.
When Leon survived a booby trap in Salazar Castle, Ramon Salazar sent his red-cloaked Verdugo to kill the intruder personally. The Verdugo cornered Leon in the sewers under the castle, but the former Raccoon Police Department officer managed to kill or evade it. The black-cloaked Verdugo remained at Salazar's side, eventually fusing with its master and the Queen Plaga to fight Leon, only for them to be killed.
↑Excerpt from kaitaishinsho, p.144: "サラザールがみずからの右腕と呼ぶ、冷酷な死刑執行人。昆虫の遺伝子を利用した応用実験の完成形であり、高い戦闘能力を有している。すぐれた筋力と俊敏さに加え、全身を包む外殻は銃弾を弾き返すほど強固。同時に柔軟性にも富んでおり、床下や天井などのわずかなスキ間に入りこみ、鋭利な鎌を備えた伸縮自在の尾を用いて、思いもよらぬ角度から攻撃を行なう。"