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La Sombra

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La Sombra
La Sombra
OccupationRiver Pirate
Best friendsUnknown
Voiced byAlfred Molina
Unknown (The Journal)

La Sombra is a fictional character from the Hey Arnold! TV Series. He is the leader of a gang of river pirates, and will be the main antagonist of Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie.


La Sombra is a river pirate and treasure hunter in the jungles of San Lorenzo. As seen in the episode "The Journal", he stole a sacred relic from the Green-Eyed People called The Corazón (The Heart). However, Miles and Stella recovered it to pay back the Green Eyes for previously saving their lives. He vowed to get The Corazón back if it was the last thing he ever did.

In leaked storyboards, La Sombra is portrayed to be a character fluctuating between an approachable, yet volatile personality. He is seen trying to convince Arnold, unsuccessfully, to reveal the location of the Corazón. However, after saying he knows nothing of its whereabouts, La Sombra locks Arnold in a store cupboard and threatens to harm his friends.

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  • His name translated from Spanish to English is "The Shadow"
  • In "The Journal" despite speaking his voice actor was never credited, causing some minor debate on who voiced him. A number of sources over the years have claimed that Brian Doyle-Murray voiced him in "The Journal", although it is extremely unlikely, considering that he sounds completely different and only had one line. A more likely presumption on who voiced La Sombra is Carlos Alazraqui who also voiced Eduardo.


  • "I'll get the Corazon back, if it's the last thing I ever do!"

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