El Jefe

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The Scout to his personal guards

El Jefe (pronounced hef-ay) is a promotional cosmetic item for the Scout. It is based on one of the characters on the cover art for the video game Tropico 4; a dark green beret with a team-colored trim, and long, brown, somewhat unkempt hair.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-ordered Tropico 4 on Steam before September 1, 2011.

Painted variants

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Single colors
Painted El Jefe E6E6E6.png Painted El Jefe D8BED8.png Painted El Jefe C5AF91.png Painted El Jefe 7E7E7E.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
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A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
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Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted El Jefe E9967A.png Painted El Jefe FF69B4.png Painted El Jefe 7D4071.png Painted El Jefe 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
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A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted El Jefe 32CD32.png Painted El Jefe BCDDB3.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted El Jefe A89A8C.png Painted El Jefe 839FA3.png Painted El Jefe 3B1F23.png Painted El Jefe 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted El Jefe B8383B.png Painted El Jefe 5885A2.png Painted El Jefe 483838.png Painted El Jefe 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted El Jefe 803020.png Painted El Jefe 256D8D.png Painted El Jefe 654740.png Painted El Jefe 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted El Jefe C36C2D.png Painted El Jefe B88035.png RED El Jefe.png BLU El Jefe.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted (RED) Unpainted (BLU)

Update history

August 30, 2011 Patch #1

  • El Jefe was added to the game.

September 1, 2011 [Item schema update]

  • Fixed El Jefe's backpack icon not displaying in the server schema.

September 15, 2011 Patch

August 28, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed the El Jefe not being in the item drop system.


  • Che Guevara was a Marxist guerrilla leader, who, from stylized prints from the Guerrillero Heroico, is known for long, unkempt hair and a dark green or black beret.
    • A caricature of Che Guevara is available as an avatar in the game Tropico 4.
  • "El Jefe" is a Spanish term meaning "the boss".
  • Tropico 4 was not available for pre-order in France, Spain, and Japan, making this item unobtainable in Genuine quality in those regions.


See also