The Challenge Characters

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Briceño

Briceño is one of the young men in the central group of friends in the story. He speaks his mind, such as when he announces that he thinks the Gimp will kill Justo in the fight. When he sees Justo, however, he expresses nothing but confidence in Justo's ability to win the fight.

Chalupas

Chalupas is the Gimp's most vocal supporter on the night of the fight. He belittles Justo and has an air of hostility about him.

Chunga

Chunga is one of the Gimp's supporters. He is the one responsible for checking Justo's weapon to be sure it is acceptable.

The Gimp

The Gimp is Justo's opponent in the fight. Despite being crippled, the Gimp is strong and skilled at fighting. The Gimp is confident in his ability and, according to Moses, was set on challenging Justo to a fight. The Gimp is...

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