Biography[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Guzmán is the adopted son of Laura and wealthy businessman Ventura Nunier. His biological parents died ten years ago from drug overdoses. Since he was a child, Guzmán has been best friends with Ander and Polo. He is regarded as the leader of this group and is loyal and supportive of his friends, but his actions can lean towards controlling at times. Guzmán attends Las Encinas. Prior to the pilot episode, Guzmán's sister, Marina, was infected with HIV from a fellow classmate, Pablo. This puts a strain on their family. Guzmán is a supportive and protective brother and constantly looks out for Marina.
Throughout the Series[edit | edit source]
When Nadia, Christian and Samuel arrive at Las Encinas, Guzmán is the primary culprit in trying to belittle them and make them feel small. He is derogatory towards Samuel referring to him as a waiter, and aggressively rude towards Christian who he finds particularly irritating. At the beginning of Season 1 Guzmán has a friends with benefits relationship with Lucrecia and the two of them are caught having sex in the school showers by Nadia. Worried that Nadia will use this against them Guzmán and Lu attempt to befriend Nadia and Guzmán even attempts to seduce her to ensure that she stays quiet. At Marina's party later that evening Guzmán continues to slag off the new students.
When Nano arrives and shouts angrily about the inequality and unfairness in society Guzmán reacts strongly and threatens to have Samuel expelled for the outburst. However, Nadia threatens him, saying that should he do so, she will expose both himself and Lucrecia to the Principal for their promiscuous behavior. Although this saves Samuel from expulsion it also puts Nadia in Guzmán's direct line of vision and both him and Lu decide to get revenge. Lu suggests that they publicly humiliate Nadia by making her fall in love with Guzmán and then exposing her to the whole school. Guzmán agrees to this. The first episode also reveals the strain in Guzmán's family life. His sister Marina is HIV+, who was infected by Pablo, a former scholarship student at Las Encinas. Guzmán's hatred towards the scholarship students is largely due to his belief that they are all similar to Pablo.
Although Guzmán goes along with the plan to seduce Nadia, his affection towards Nadia gradually becomes genuine. When given the chance to take advantage of Nadia while she is drugged, Guzmán refuses to go through with it. Feeling repentant, Guzmán apologizes to Nadia and even visits her parents to ask their forgiveness, but Nadia stops him, but eventually decides to forgive him. His friendship with Nadia grows increasingly steady, much to Lucrecia and Yusef (Nadia's father)'s dismay. He confesses to Lu that he has fallen in love with Nadia, and she walks off in disbelief. After Yusef forbids Nadia from seeing Guzmán and from continuing her education at Las Encinas, he makes a deal with Yusef: he will end his friendship with Nadia so that she can stay at Las Encinas. After Marina's death, he drunkenly tries to commit suicide by falling off of a bridge, but Lu convinces him not to and the two resume their relationship.
Throughout Season 2, Guzmán struggles with his grief over the death of his sister. It is revealed that he spent the summer away with his grandparents and with Lu who was by his side trying to help him grieve. However, when he returns to school his anger resurfaces and he behaves violently towards Samuel and anyone who is seen to be fraternizing with him.
In Season 2, Nadia and Guzmán's relationship continues to blossom. Nadia becomes much more open with her feelings for Guzmán and is evidently worried about him when he turns to drugs and alcohol as a way of escaping the pain of his sister's death.
Guzmán and Samuel's friendship begins to develop in season 3 as they unite and work together to get revenge against Polo for murdering Marina. At the beginning of the season Guzmán is clearly still very angry in particular with Ander who he feels betrayed him by not revealing that Polo was guilty of murdering his sister. At first he is sure that Polo will be convicted of murder as soon as the murder weapon is uncovered, but it is nowhere to be found. Things go from bad to worse when Carla withdraws her statement in an attempt to protect herself and her family. When Polo returns to school Guzmán reacts violently and punches him in the corridor. Samuel and Guzmán plot a number of ways to try and get Polo to confess or to tell them the whereabouts of the trophy.
On one occasion Guzmán tricks his classmates including Samuel into believing that he believes Polo. He apologises to Polo for not believing him sooner and invites him over after school to 'play video games' like old times. In reality Guzmán plans to interrogate Polo and he gives him a beer that is drugged and knocks him out, he then ties him to a chair and then calls Samuel and reveals his plan.
Although uncomfortable with the plan, Samuel backs Guzmán up. They wake Polo up and interrogate him until Polo admits to killing Marina 'by accident.' Enraged by this admission Guzmán attempts to strangle Polo. He is stopped by Samuel who sets Polo free. Samuel and Guzmán also torment Polo by creating a fake twitter account under his name and confessing to the murder. Ander begs them to stop and explains that the reason he didn't come forward with Polo's crime was because when he threatened Polo, Polo attempted to commit suicide. Guzmán plans to use this as further ammo but doesn't when Samuel says that it would be going too far.
Guzmán is outraged when Polo and Cayetana show up at the various school events and parties. At one party Omar begs Guzmán to ease up on Ander, who has just been diagnosed with leukaemia. Upon hearing this Guzmán rushes to be by Ander's side and the two begin to work on repairing their relationship. Guzmán even shows up to some on Ander's treatment sessions.
Season 3 is an unlucky season for Guzmán in the romantic sense as it initially appears as though Nadia has decided to move on with Malick. It is clear however that Guzmán is still in love with her and can't take his eyes off her when he sees her in the club. He is also jealous of Malick when Nadia introduces them to one another.
When Nadia does poorly in an exam due to working extra hours in her parents shop, Guzmán goes to them and tells them that they are jeopardizing her education and her chances of attending Columbia University in New York. Her parents are outraged by this accusation but Guzmán offers to work in her place. He finds the work difficult but is willing to do it for Nadia. However, he does not have to do it for long as Nadia's father eventually decides to close the store earlier to give Nadia an opportunity to study. At Lu's Valentines Day party Guzmán tells Nadia that he loves her. She tells him that she loves him too but that it is not enough. Following this rejection Guzmán considers returning to Lu but decides against it, and the two finally unite as friends.
Guzmán feels betrayed by Ander once again when he witnesses Polo and Ander hanging out and talking after the truth about Ander's diagnosis is revealed to his true classmates. He walks away from both of them and the following day he acts bitterly towards Ander. However, Ander makes him see sense when he points out that life is short and that he needs his friends by his side. Thus, Guzmán and Polo are forced to put their differences aside when they go with Ander to his final treatment session.
Guzmán later tells Polo to leave the graduation party. Polo asks if Guzmán can ever forgive him, but Guzmán remarks that he cannot. Later, Guzmán witnesses Polo fall to the dance floor below but is powerless to stop it. Guzmán rushes to the dance floor to attend to Polo, but he is badly injured and it becomes clear that he doesn't have long left. Guzmán holds Polo's hand and tells him that he forgives him whilst shouting for someone to call an ambulance. Polo dies moments later in Guzmán's arms. After Polo's funeral, he and Ander sit by Polo's headstone, seemingly having returned to old times.
Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]
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Guzmán has brown hair and blue eyes. He is fairly pale and has freckles on his face. In Season 2, he gets a buzzcut. He is the tallest of his friend group (Polo, Ander). He smiles often.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Guzmán is a charming, kind character with huge affection for those he values. Guzmán seemed to have affection for even those that he did not know, as when Lu bet him to take Nadia's virginity, he could not follow through and caught feelings for her shortly after.
Not many people see the softer side to him with the exception of his sister, Marina, his best friend, Ander, and his crush, Nadia. He is very protective of his sister, and loses his temper when any form of danger comes her way, as seen when he brutally beats a schoolmate, Pablo, when he infects Marina when she was 14, and when Guzmán initiates an attack on Nano when he finds out that Nano has impregnated Marina. Even though he was adopted, he is the favorite child and would to anything to keep his loved ones safe.
Despite his kind and caring nature, Guzmán is also harsh and does not think. Guzmán had no issue with bullying, and then kidnapping, Polo and holding him hostage. Despite this, he was able to settle his differences with Polo and forgive him eventually.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
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Guzmán and Lu[edit | edit source]
(See more: Lu and Guzmán)
Guzmán and Nadia[edit | edit source]
In the beginning of Season 1, Guzmán disliked Nadia and felt that she was too confident. Under the advice of Lu, he attempted to take Nadia's virginity in an attempt to humiliate her. After the party in Sábado noche, Nadia goes to Guzmán's house and he attempts to hook up with her. However, upon realising that she was drunk, he stopped and sent her home in a taxi. Later, Lu became increasingly jealous of their friendship and revealed to Nadia the truth. Guzmán follows her into the changing room to apologise, but she is too disgusted and slaps him. To get her forgiveness, he tries gifting Nadia a hijab, however she claims that his gift is merely a sign of his wealth, not his sincerity. In an attempt to get him to stop trying, she claims that he must apologise the Muslim way - by apologising to her parents on his knees. However, Guzmán takes it as a challenge and shows up at Nadia's house unannounced.
Later, they rekindle their friendship. In Todo estalla, upon hearing that Nadia's father, Yusef wanted to take her out of Las Encinas, Guzmán talks to Azucena about convincing Yusef to let Nadia continue her studies there. However, the conversation goes awry and Yusef grabs Nadia in the middle of an exam, and forces her to leave Las Encinas. Guzmán attempts to stands up for Nadia, but to no avail. In Assilah, he makes an agreement that Yusef that he will stop talking with Nadia to convince Yusef to let her continue studying at Las Encinas.
(See more: Guzmán and Nadia)
Guzmán and Samuel[edit | edit source]
Guzmán and Samuel start off with a rocky relationship. At the beginning of Season 1, Guzmán had an immediate disdain for Samuel, as he thought that all scholarship students would be like Pablo, the student who infected Marina with HIV. He often referred to Samuel as Waiter (or el camarero in Spanish) and told him to go back to his town. After Marina Nunier Osuna's Death, Guzmán's disdain for Samuel grew as he believed that Nano killed Marina and that she would not have been murdered if not for Samuel attending Las Encinas.
In Season 2, Samuel realises that Polo was Marina's killer and passes this information to Guzmán. At first, Guzmán dismisses this information believing that Samuel is simply trying to help Nano. However, after noticing the Ander and Polo's strange behaviour, he realises that Samuel's theory appears to make sense. Later, after a party, Samuel and Guzmán agree to meet up at Guzmán's grandparents house, where Samuel ends up hiding. Guzmán helps Samuel stay hidden and leaves "evidence" of his death. This disappearance ultimately forces Carla to reveal Polo's involvement in Marina's murder. After this, Guzmán and Samuel start to develop a friendship.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Nadia is the first girl he has ever truly fallen in love with.
- Guzmán is adopted. His biological parents died of overdoses when Guzmán was six.
- When Guzmán finds out that Pablo Ruiz infected Marina, he, along with Ander and Polo, beat him to within an inch of his life.
- He has been to Egypt before.
- He doesn't know his real birthday. His "birthday" is simply a date that his adoptive parents, Ventura and Laura, chose for him.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Season 1[edit | edit source]
Season 2[edit | edit source]
Season 3[edit | edit source]
- "Carla (episode)"
- "Samuel and Guzmán"
- "Cayetana and Valerio"
- "Lu (episode)"
- "Ander (episode)"
- "Rebeca (episode)"
- "Nadia and Omar"
- "Polo (episode)"
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Promotional[edit | edit source]
Screencaps[edit | edit source]
Deseo[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
|Past Main Characters|