Miguel is main protagonist in The Road to El Dorado.
Despite being a con man, Miguel is also very kind and adventurous. He is shown to be musically talented, as he is shown playing a guitar. When Tzekel-Kan tries to sacrifice a man, Miguel steps up and saves him. He seems to have a soft spot for children, and is shown playing with them. He is also a bit of a flirt, and seemed interested in Chel at first. Miguel is also very impulsive, and has gotten into a lot of trouble before because of it. Tulio describes Miguel as not having the little voice in your head that tells you to quit when you're ahead.
Role in Film
With Tulio, he, too, was seen on the same wanted poster, possibly for con. He was playing some kind of string instrument trying to con people while Tulio uses loaded dice to compete with the sailors. When one of the sailors betted the map to El Dorado, Migual was excited about the idea of an adventure and convinces the not-so-pleased Tulio to do it even with the sailor's dice. Even though Tulio ironicly win, the loaded dice got discovered. Migual and Tulio faked a dual against each other and ran around the city to escape the bull, the townspeople, and the guards. The duo hide in the berrows and ended being taken aboard the ship that sets of to the new world. The duo were eventually discovered by the sailors and get thrown into the brig.
It was Migual who uses an apple to purswaid Altivo, the captain's horse, to get them the keys to the brig although Migual meant to have him get the bar. In the dead of night, Migual and Tulio hijacked a rowboat and ended up having to rescue and bring Altivo, who trying to get the apple, along with them. The trio eventually found land, but was fightened by the skeletens laying about. Migual was about get on the boat when he notice the rock that looks like the symbol on the map to El Dorado, reaveling that he still had the map. After convincing Tulio to follow the map to the city of gold, the trio went on the long journey through the jungle (meeting Bibo along the way). Eventually, they found the rock with the last symbol from the map. But seeing no city by the rock, Tulio concluded that there is no El Dorado and Migual was dumbfounded.
But as they were leaving, Chel ran into them while trying to escape the guards. The guards toke Migual, Tulio, Chel, and Altivo to El Dorado, which turns out to be hidden behind the waterfall. Migual and Tulio were amazed by the city's beauty. When they meet the cheif and Tzekel-Kan, they learned that the citizens of El Dorado believed that they were gods who have come to live among them. Later, Chel meet up with them to make a deal to which they reluncently agreed to. Migual find Chel attractive, but Tulio tells Migual that Chel's off-limits.
During their stay in El Dorado, Migual grew to love the place and wants to stay there forever. When Tzekel-Kan demended sacrifes, Migual tells him that no more sacrifes are needed. When Cortes and men, being lead by Tzekel-Kan, were closing in, Migual tells the cheif that they're not able to stop them. So Tulio came up with an idea to knock the pillors to block the entrance to the city. When Tulio couldn't get the sail unstuck, Migual and Altivo jump aboard and get the sail unstuck. When Tulio tells Migual that he'll never see El Dorado if he doesn't get off the boat, Migual just answered, "Am I really gonna let you have all the fun?" The plan worked although the team lost the pile of gold while knocking the pillers. But Migual and Tulio are now partners again and Migual was last seen riding off into the sunset with Chel and Tulio, likely to begin several more adventures.