|First Appearance||The Gallant Swordsman|
Dilandau declares his confidence that Miguel would sooner die than reveal anything to the enemy. But Folken has intelligence that Freid is bringing in Plaktu, a priest with the power of hypnosis, to interrogate Miguel. To prevent Plaktu from reaching Miguel, Folken sends Zongi (a Doppelganger) to assassinate Plaktu and take his place.
Zongi frees Miguel from his cell in the chaos that follows, and Miguel locates his Guymelef. However, rather than making a swift and clean escape, Miguel chooses to stealth cloak and attack Escaflowne, believing that if he kills Van, then Dilandau will forgive him for having been captured. Van senses his location by dowsing and destroys his Guymelef. Miguel's leg is injured in the process, but he manages to escape the scene and hide.
Zongi, at this point, decides on his own that Miguel is too much of a liability to be allowed to live, and strangles him to death in the shadows of his hiding place.
- Miguel is the first of the fifteen Dragonslayers to die.
- He is the only Dragonslayer to have a confirmed last name.