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Madripoor is an island in Southeast Asia, located in the southern portion of the Strait of Malacca, southwest of Singapore.

Its official name is the Principality of Madripoor and its capital and single large city is Madripoor, which is divided between wealthy Hightown and impoverished, crime-ridden Lowtown. This serves to represent the extreme social inequality in Madripoor, described as "A place for the very rich and the very poor." Madripoor was once a haven for pirates, a tradition that is somewhat continued today with its lawless quality; the Principality does not allow other nations to extradite criminals. However, it is one of the business capitals of the Pacific Rim.

The island was best known because of its relation to the mutant known as Wolverine[1] and the fact that the villainess Viper was a long-time ruler.[2] More recently, it was the focus point of an alien invasion led by Khan, but was stopped by a team of X-Men.[3] Afterward, the newest Scorpion traveled to the island to learn more about her secret past and her mysterious mother.[1]

It was later revealed the island rested on the back of a giant dragon, which was awakened by the Hand.[4]



Madripoor from Marvel Atlas Vol 1 1
  • Madripoor localization seems to have retconned over the years:


The major languages in Madripoor range from English, French, Cantonese and other asian languages..[5]


The monetary unit used in Madripoor is the Madripoor Dollar.[5]

The capital city, which shares the island’s name, lays claim to the most luxurious and expensive hotels in the world. At the same time, it possesses one of the most severe pockets of poverty on the planet. This economic polarization has effectively divided the capital city into two parts: Hightown, the high-tech haven of the very rich and powerful, and Lowtown, the medieval domain of the hopelessly poor.[5]

Politic and international relations

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The seat of government was originally ruled from Madripoor the capital city. It is governed by an elected Chancellor[5] It also has a ruling prince as well.[5]

It was conquered by freebooters centuries ago, its heritage of piracy evolved into the present system of government whose laissez-faire policy allows for virtually any business transaction provided that the status quo is not threatened. Madripoor does not allow criminal extradition from within its borders, making it an exotic diplomatic haven for many international criminals and organizations who help maintain the stability of the government through a sophisticated system of corruption that includes payoffs to the Chancellor, who runs the day-to-day government operations. [5]

Points of Interest


Wang (Earth-616)

Wang (Earth-616)

Detective Wang

Detective Wang interrogated Jessica Drew after she escaped from Madame Hydra.[6]

Zhang Lee (Earth-616)

Zhang Lee (Earth-616)

Zhang Lee

Zhang Lee believed his missing Pilli Natu was Spider-Man.[7]

Former Residents

Detective Chong (Earth-616)

Detective Chong (Earth-616)

Detective Chong

Detective Chong was killed by Hydra agents after helping Jessica Drew.[8]


Madripoor is apparently based on Singapore; they are both south Asian island port nations with a single major city.


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