Batroc the Leaper (Marvel)(01 - Georges Batroc)
Real Name: Georges Batroc
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Batroc has no superhuman abilities, but is in peak physical condition in every respect. He is an Olympic-level weightlifter and has extraordinary agility and reflexes. His leg muscles are particularly well developed enabling him to leap great distances with the equity of an Olympic athlete. He is an expert hand-to-hand combatant and specializes in savate (French-style kickboxing). He is also a highly skilled military tactician, having formerly been in the French Foreign Legion.
Georges Batroc was born in Marseille, France, and served in the French Foreign Legion. He is a French costumed mercenary who specializes in savate, a form of kickboxing. Although he has primarily appeared in the pages of Captain America, he has also faced off against the Punisher, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Hawkeye, Iron Fist, and Gambit.
He has functioned as a member of Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil (one of the stronger recurring villain teams that plague the heroes of Avengers). Batroc was also a member of the ersatz "Defenders", a group of villains who were impersonating the actual Defenders.
Batroc has occasionally led his own team, "Batroc's Brigade", whose membership has changed over time. The group has included the original Swordsman, Whirlwind, Zaran the Weapons Master, Machete, and various unnamed henchmen. The group has primarily fought Captain America.
Most recently, the Leaper showed up as member of a small army of villains organized by Klaw to invade Wakanda, which included Rhino, Radioactive Man, the Cannibal, and the villainous Black Knight. However, he was still ultimately defeated by Black Panther's royal bodyguards.
Batroc was next seen as an inmate of the extremely high-security prison The Cage. The prison sports a field that mentally suppresses inmates' abilities to use their superpowers. Wolverine states that "It doesn't matter how big you were on the outside. In here, combat experience is everything. Thugs like Wrecker and Thunderball might throw their weight around, but they'd never even dream of touching the big shots. Guys like Batroc and Kangaroo. Yeah, I know."
Batroc has a daughter who is teamed in villainy with the daughter of similar B-list supervillain Tarantula. Both daughters take their fathers' respective costumes and titles. The Taskmaster expresses his shock that Tarantula and Batroc are heterosexual before soundly beating the two villains' offspring, tossing them effortlessly off of a building, noting that he also "hates ethnic stereotypes."
Recently, Batroc was shown to be among the group of villains forcibly drafted into Baron Zemo's Thunderbolts team.
Batroc has been identified as one of the 142 registered superheroes who have registered with the Superhuman Registration Act.
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense (1959) #75
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2016)
#4 All-New Captain America (2015)
- 'The Coulson Protocols, Episode Four: Reversals of Fortune'
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
#3 All-New, All-Different Point One (2015)
- 'Acts of Vengance to Zodiac Key'
American Dream (2008)
#2 Avengers Arena (2013)
- 'The Choice And The Challenge!'
Avengers Forever (1998)
#12 Avengers/JLA (2003)
- 'Avengers Assemble!'
#4 Baby's First Deadpool Book (1998)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
Black Panther (2005)
#3 Captain America (1968)
- 'Who is the Black Panther? Part Three'#4
- 'Who is the Black Panther? Part Four'#5
- 'Who is the Black Panther? Part Five'#6
- 'Who is the Black Panther? Part Six'
Captain America (1998)
Captain America (2002)
#30 Captain America (2005)
- 'Super Patriot Part 2'
HC vol. 07 Captain America 75th Anniversary Magazine (2016)
- 'Road to Reborn'#25
- 'The Death of the Dream: Part One'#43
- 'Time's Arrow - Part 1 of 3'#44
- 'Time's Arrow - Part 2 of 3'#45
- 'Time's Arrow - Part 3 of 3'#50
- 'Days Gone By'
Captain America And Batroc (2011)
Captain America And Iron Man (2012)
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (2002)
Captain America: The Legend (1996)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Code of Honor (1997)
#3 Cyclops (2011)
- 'Book Three: The Street'
#1 Dark Reign Files (2009)
- 'The Bicycle Thief or: How Cyclops Got His Groove Back'
Daughters of the Dragon (2018)
#20 Deadpool (2013)
- 'Justice, Order & Luck or... Skinless Drooler's Day Off!'
#10 Deadpool V Gambit (2016)
- 'Eight Legs To Kick You'#21
- 'Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.'#22
- 'Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. Part 2'#37
- 'Guess Who's Bumming At Dinner?'
Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989)
#1 G.L.A. (2005)
- 'Dr. Doom's Revenge'
#2 Gambit (1999)
- 'Dismembership Drive'#3
- 'Mistaken Identity Crisis'#4
- 'Countdown to a Miscount'
Annual 2000 Gambit (2012)
- 'Assassination Game: Epilogue - Endgame?'#16
- 'The More Things Change...'#17
- 'The P.in Cushion'#18
- 'Working the Treadmill'#19
- 'Beasts of Burden'
#8 Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix-Up (2017)
- 'Forever Endeavor'#9
- 'A Man Walks into a Bar...'
Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman (1998)
Heroes For Hire (2011)
#6 House of M: Masters of Evil (2009)
- 'Neighborhood Part 2'#8
- 'Neighborhood Part 3'
#1 Iron Man (2005)
- 'This Thing of Ours'#2
- 'Honor Among Thieves'
Marvel 1985 (2008)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
#97 Marvel Double Feature (1973)
- 'Death's Servant / Where Everybody Knows Your Alias... / Blind Fury / Collision Course'#97 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Death's Servant / Where Everybody Knows Your Alias... / Blind Fury / Collision Course'#139
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
#20 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- 'Batroc And Other Assassins'#21
- 'Daughters Of The Death-Goddess'
#52 Marvel-Fan Mag (1980)
- 'Danger: Demon on a Rampage!'
Marvels Companion (2014)
TPB New Thunderbolts (2005)
- 'Marvels Companion'
#8 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'A Shock To The System'
Secret Avengers (2010)
#29 Shame Itself (2012)
- 'A Council Of Masters'
#17 Solo Avengers (1987)
- 'Planet Without a Hulk Part Three: Shock After Shock'
Stan Lee Meets Dr. Strange (2006)
Tales of Suspense (1959)
Tales of Suspense (1995)
The Avengers (1973)
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974)
The Defenders (1972)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#2 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'B-C: From Baron Mordo To The Collective Man'
#1 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Abomination to Batroc's Brigade'
The Punisher (1987)
Annual 07 The Real Heroes (1994)
- 'Eurohit '94'#65
- 'Eurohit, 2 of 7: French Connections'#66
- 'Eurohit, 3 of 7: Black Forest, Black Bear'#67
- 'Eurohit, 4 of 7: Swiss Timing'#68
- 'Eurohit, 5 of 7: Seeing Red'#69
- 'Eurohit, 6 of 7: Capital Punishment'#70
- 'Eurohit, 7 of 7: Tunnel Vision'
The Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016)
#103 Union Jack (2006)
- 'Taking Civil Liberties, Part 1'#104
- 'Taking Civil Liberties'#107
- 'Power Full'#108
- 'Power Full'
#1 Venom (2011)
- 'London Falling, Part 1 Enemies of the Crown'
What If? Age of Ultron (2014)
#164 Wolverine (2013)
- 'The Hunted, Part Three'
#9 X-Men (2010)
- 'Killable Part 2 of 6'
#38 X-Men: To Serve And Protect (2011)
- 'The Boneyard, Part 1'
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