Cruz is a rouge jaquin who appears in the Disney Junior animated series Elena of Avalor.
He was voiced by Mario Lopez.
Cruz was being trained by Chief Zephyr to be the new Chief of Avalor's Jaquin clan. He has a twin sister named Vestia.
In the episode "Shapeshifters", Chief Zephyr thinks he made the wrong choice naming Cruz his successor. When he takes Cruz to a cave that shows Jaquins' history, Cruz doesn't care and this proves he's not ready to take Zephyr's place. Zephyr rescinds naming Cruz his successor, Cruz did not take it well and locked Zephyr in the cave. He returns to Luna's birthday party without Zephyr and the jaquins ask him where he is. Cruz frames Elena, Gabe, and Mateo, (who shape-shifted into Jaquins) as the cause of Zephyr's disappearance. Migs, Luna, and Skylar lock the Jaquin Elena, Gabe, and Mateo up, but Migs' cubs Mingo, Zoom, and Estrella release them after Elena proved it was her with their secret Guardian Salute which only she knew. Cruz chases after the trio with Migs, Luna, and Skylar, but Elena managed to activate the cave in time, freeing Zephyr, who lunges out at Cruz with a furious roar before snarling "TRAITOR!!". Migs, Luna, and Skylar overhear, realizing Cruz deceived them. Cruz tries to escape, but Elena catch ups and knocks him out of the sky. He gets taken into custody and locked up for high treason. Cruz says they can't keep him locked up forever, mentioning once his sister finds out about it.
In "Race for the Realm", Cruz's sister Vestia busted him out and Troyo, who provided a place for the siblings to hide. Shuriki needed a Jaquin to gain entry to Vallaestrella where the pieces of the Scepter of Night were hidden. Troyo lead her and Fiero to the twins hiding spot, Shuriki offered them a part in her next attempt to take over Avalor and they agreed aid her.