Chief Edjo Tannabok, or simply known as Chief Tanni, is a character in The Road to El Dorado.


The Chief has a friendly and jolly relationship with Miguel and Tulio. Tzekel-Kan and the Chief were quite cooperative with each other (before Tzekel-Kan unleashed his stone jaguar onto the city).

Role in Film

Not much is known about the Chief before the events of the film; however he is shown to have a large family with multiple wives and that the citizens of El Dorado follow and respect him.

The Chief first appears welcoming Tulio and Miguel, the "gods," to El Dorado. he assists the newcomers, offers them refuge, and listens to them better than Tzekel-Kan. He offers his army as part of a sports game. He was completely fooled by the "gods," until Miguel slipped up on advising the boat. The chief simply told him "To err is only human," and let him stay as long as he wants.

When Cortes arrived, he prepared his army until Miguel stopped him. Miguel convinced him to help Tulio with his plan.


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