Flaco Hernández was an infamous outlaw who rode with a gang of 10 men. During his career, he launched many raids against Valentine, Strawberry, and Annesburg. His many criminal exploits led to him being wanted in eight states, and earned him his own nickname, "The Terror of The Grizzlies". By 1899, he was a member of the Del Lobo Gang.
Events of Red Dead Online
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Events of Red Dead Redemption 2
The player is sent to track down and potentially interview him for a book on Jim "Boy" Calloway. His camp is located around the frozen Cairn Lake in Grizzlies West. When arriving at the camp, the player encounters his gang, and a gang member will tell him to leave. The player can choose to either threaten them or try to defuse the situation. The gang allow the player to enter the camp or, alternatively, the player can kill the gang before meeting Flaco. The player then knocks on Flaco's cabin, and tells him that they are here to ask him about Calloway. As long as the player has their weapons holstered, Flaco then leaves his cabin, spits, and says "Here's your message", while readying himself for a duel with the player. Flaco is shot dead in the duel, and the player takes a picture of his corpse before riding off.
Later on, the player gives Theodore Levin the picture of Flaco's corpse. Levin uses it for his book about Calloway, and credits him as the one who killed Flaco Hernández.
Before the player can duel Flaco, they will first need to confront him, which requires getting past his gang. The easiest way to do this is to use the "Threaten" option when confronted by his gang, which will cause them to back off. If the "Defuse" option is used, the gang will initially back off, but will then attack the player before they reach Flaco. Alternatively, the player can also kill them all before going to the cabin.
During the duel, Flaco uses a unique strategy where he dives to the player's right as he draws his revolver, in order to make himself harder to hit.
Additionally, the duel with Flaco is the only one in the mission where, if a low-powered sidearm is used, the opponent may not be killed in a single shot. If this happens, Hernández takes out a Sawed-off Shotgun and shoots at the player, alongside any remaining gang members. If Flaco is disarmed, it will result in the same scenario. It is therefore recommended to use Express Ammo or a powerful sidearm, like a Volcanic Pistol or Schofield Revolver, to ensure he dies in one shot to the head or torso. Otherwise, simply shoot several times.
Since the player will not lose Honor in duels part of "The Noblest of Men, and a Woman" side mission, the easiest way to beat Flaco is by cheating. Only partially charge the Draw Meter, to make sure you do not miss, before shooting, or immediately activate Dead Eye, manually adjust the aim and then shoot.
- His custom revolver, Flaco's Revolver can be obtained after his defeat.
- For some reason, the player cannot loot him, pick him up or take his hat after killing him.
- Flaco being the only legendary gunslinger who might not die from a single shot can be attributed to him being the only one amongst them who is still in his physical prime.