- ... Let's see what your power is against a master of LA SAVATE!
- -- Batroc src
Georges Batroc trained himself in savate, a French form of foot-boxing, while in the Foreign Legion.
He left the Legion, and began to sell his services to the highest bidder.He first battled Captain America when he was hired by Hydra to steal the Inferno 42 cylinder. He was defeated by Captain America but soon after lured Captain America into a rematch when he kidnapped Sharon Carter.
He sometimes works by himself, and sometimes employing helpers referred to as Batroc's Brigade. The first Batroc's Brigade were the Swordsman and the Living Laser, hired by an undisclosed power to locate and obtain the "seismo-bomb". The second Batroc's Brigade consisted of Batroc, the Porcupine, and Whirlwind, hired by the Red Skull to attack Captain America.
Other Batroc's Brigades were composed of various common thugs. The most recent Batroc's Brigade were Batroc, Zaran, and Machete, formed by Batroc to steal Captain America's shield. It appeared for some time that Batroc was beginning to develop a conscience and seemed on the verge of renouncing his criminal career; however, his most recent battle against Captain America has seen him firmly back in his amoral career, and deadlier than ever.
For all his flaws, Bartoc is at heart an honorable man who staunchly lives by the Way of the Warrior. He was quick to turn on his employees when they tried to "help" him by shooting at Captain America during their first duel, angrily berating that "those without honor deserve no mercy." He also numbered amongst those who mourned the "death" of Captain America, tearfully declaring "I will miss you, mon ami" out of respect for a brother warrior.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Batroc has no superhuman powers, but he is one of the most formidable unarmed combatants in the world. He has mastered numerous martial arts and is perhaps the world's leading master of savate, the French art of foot-fighting. He is an accomplished thief and smuggler with extensive military training. He currently carries a pair of whip-canes, which he uses with great skill.
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AbilitiesBatroc is a master in Savate, the French art of foot fighting, as well as kickboxing and many other martial arts disciplines.
Batroc is an Olympic level weightlifter and is capable of lifting about 500 lbs.
- 106 Appearances of Georges Batroc (Earth-616)
- 10 Images featuring Georges Batroc (Earth-616)
- 19 Quotations by or about Georges Batroc (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Georges Batroc (Earth-616)
- Fan-Art Gallery: Georges Batroc (Earth-616)
- The Batroc Home Page
- Batroc's entry in Uncyclopedia
- OHMU Deluxe Edition Vol 2 #1,August, 1985
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