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Information-silkReal NameGeorges Batroc
Information-silkCurrent AliasBatroc the Leaper
Information-silkAliasesThe Leaper
Information-silkRelativesMarie Batroc (daughter)
Information-silkAffiliationBatroc's Brigade, formerly Initiative, Masters of Evil (membership revoked), Hydra, Defenders (Villains) , Kingpin (mercenary basis; Batroc was fired), French Army (Foreign Legion)
Information-silkBase Of OperationsMobile
Status
Information-silkAlignmentBad
Information-silkIdentityNo Dual Identity
Information-silkCitizenshipFrench
Information-silkOccupationMercenary
Characteristics[1]
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHeight6' 0"
Information-silkWeight225 lbs (102 kg)
Information-silkEyesBrown
Information-silkHairBlack
Origin
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
Information-silkPlace of BirthMarseilles, France
Information-silkCreatorsStan Lee, Jack Kirby
First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #75
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HistoryEdit

Quote1 ... Let's see what your power is against a master of LA SAVATE! Quote2
-- Batroc src 

Origin

Georges Batroc (Earth-616)

Original costume

Georges Batroc trained himself in savate, a French form of foot-boxing, while in the Foreign Legion.

Mercenary

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.

Batroc's Brigade

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". [2] The second Batroc's Brigade consisted of Batroc, the Porcupine, and Whirlwind, hired by the Red Skull to attack Captain America[3].

Other Batroc's Brigades were composed of various common thugs[4]. The most recent Batroc's Brigade were Batroc, Zaran, and Machete, formed by Batroc to steal Captain America's shield. [5] 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." [6] He also numbered among the many who mourned the "death" of Captain America, tearfully declaring "I will miss you, mon ami" out of respect for a brother warrior.[7]

Invasion of Wakanda

George Batroc (Earth-616) from Black Panther Vol 4 5 0001

Batroc was among the villains hired by Klaw for his invasion of Wakanda.[8]

While the Rhino, the Black Knight and Klaw's and Nigandan troops were battling front, Batroc and Klaw targeted Queen Mother Ramonda in her personal apartments.[9]

Taking her as hostage, Klaw intended to force T'Challa to suicide, but the Black Panther S'Yan and a couple of Dora Milaje intervened and the two groups fought. While Klaw was in the Cyberspace, Batroc was beat up and tied. After Klaw's death, Batroc remained in T'Challa's custody, wounded.[10]

Civil War

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Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

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.

Power Grid [11]
Intelligence
 2
Strength
 3
Speed
 2
Durability
 2
Energy Projection
 2
Fighting Skills

Abilities

Batroc is a master in Savate, the French art of foot fighting, as well as kickboxing and many other martial arts disciplines.

Strength level

Batroc is an Olympic level weightlifter and is capable of lifting about 500 lbs.

ParaphernaliaEdit

Weapons

Acquantainces

Bob (Batroc) (Earth-616)

Bob (Batroc) (Earth-616)

Bob

Bob was one of Batroc's henchmen who were knocked out by Captain America.[12]

Monique (Earth-616)

Monique (Earth-616)

Mademoiselle Monique

Mademoiselle Monique was Batroc's accomplice.[13]
After Batroc was defeated by Captain America, she was caught with him by the Coast Guard.[12]

Terry (Batroc) (Earth-616)

Terry (Batroc) (Earth-616)

Terry

Terry was one of Batroc's henchmen who were knocked out by Captain America.[12]

NotesEdit

Portrayals of Batroc have varied quite discernibly, between a combatant able to meet Cap on an equal footing and an occasional figure of comic relief with an exaggerated 'Frensch accen' and literal moustache twirling.

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