Sunday, March 23, 2014

Batroc the Leaper

Real Name
Georges Batroc

Mercenary; former soldier


Place of Birth
Marseilles, France

Known Relatives
Batroc (daughter, deceased)

Group Affiliation

Formerly ThunderboltsBatroc’s Brigade (Leader)  

Military training


225 lbs.




Batroc is supremely agile and one of the most formidable unarmed combatants in the world. He has mastered numerous martial arts and is one of the  world's leading experts at "savate" (French-style kick-boxing). He is an accomplished thief and smuggler with extensive military training. Batroc is an Olympic level weightlifter and is capable of lifting about 500 lbs. He is also bilingual (French and English). Batroc currently carries a pair of whip-canes, which he also uses with great skill.

Other Info
Georges Batroc was born in Marseille, France. Once he grew up, Batroc served in the French Foreign Legion. During this time, Batroc trained himself in "savate" (French-style kick-boxing). At one point, he left the Foreign Leagion, and began to sell his services to the highest bidder as a costumed mercenary as, Batroc the Leaper. Although originally working alone, he at time would recruit fellow rogues and criminals when a job required, forming his "Batroc’s Brigade." (To learn about the different Batroc's Brigades, just click on their name above.)

Batroc the Leaper's mercenary adventures often led him into criminal activities, which led to him clashing with many costumed crime fighters, such as Punisher, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Gambit, and most notably Captain America. In fact, Batroc first battled Captain America when he was hired by HYDRA to steal the Inferno 42 cylinder (the most destructive element of all time--the cylinder could lay waste to the entire island of Manhattan). However, he was defeated by Captain America. (To learn about all the above highlighted characters and/or team, just click on their names.)

Soon afterward, Batroc was again hired by HYDRA, but this time to kidnap Sharon Carter. This lured Captain America into a rematch, which Batroc insisted that HYDRA not intervene. However, when HYDRA agents prepared to kill both Captain America and himself, Batroc stated they were men without honor. (Bartoc the Leaper, at heart, was an honorable man who staunchly lived by the "Way of the Warrior.") Therefore, after HYDRA's interference with their fight, Batroc actually switched sides and helped Captain America against HYDRA. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about Sharon Carter.) 

At one point, an alien named Jakar (concealing his true nature and intent) hired Batroc and his Brigade to abduct children from New York and to battle Captain America and Falcon. Batroc felt no guilt about abducting children; however, upon learning Jakar's true nature and his intent to use the children's souls to revive his comatose race, he felt his sense of honor had been violated by the deception. Therefore, Batroc the Leaper again switched sides and aided Captain America and the Falcon to rescue the children. (To learn about the Falcon, click on the highlighted name above.)

Later on, Batroc joined forces with Mister Hyde and attempted an extortion scheme against Manhattan. During their scheme, Batroc battled Captain America; however, when Mister Hyde decided to carry out the threat (which would kill thousands), Batroc, again showed that there were some lines he wasn't willing to cross, and aided Captain America against Mister Hyde. Thus, saving the city. (To learn about Mister Hyde, click on the highlighted name above.)

Batroc the Leaper was later seen among the villains hired by Klaw for his invasion on Wakanda. During the invasion, the Rhino, Radioactive Man, and others along with the Klaw's troops battled at the front lines, while Batroc and Klaw went after Queen Mother Ramonda. The two took Ramonda hostage, intending to get to the Black Panther (T'Challa). However, the Black Panther (S'Yan) and a couple of Dora Milaje (daughters of rival tribes who serve T'Challa as bodyguards) intervened and the two groups engaged in battle where Klaw's forces lost. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about he characters, place, and/or team. Also, Batroc during his time in Wakanda is shown in the fifth picture posted above.)

At one point, Batroc had a daughter. When she grew older, she teamed up with the daughter of another super villain named Tarantula. Both daughters took on their fathers' respective costumes and titles. Unfortunately, the Taskmaster beat and killed both of their daughters during a battle. (To learn about the above highlighted characters, just click on their names.)

Much later, Batroc the Leaper served in
Baron Zemo's Thunderbolts. However, after returning to federal custody, Batroc registered with the Superhuman Registration Act. He was then sent to a superhuman training facility where he trained recruits in martial arts. (To learn about the character, team, and/or event above, just click on the highlighted names.)

More recently, Batroc has found government work unsatisfactory and has returned to his life of mercenary/criminal activities.

To learn a little bit more about Batroc the Leaper, click on the following bio link,

Batroc the Leaper is in the film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He is played by former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre.

During the crossover, Justice League/Avengers, Batroc the Leaper briefly confronted Batman when he was one of the villains recruited by Krona for his army. The Dark Knight did defeat Batroc, but with great difficulty.

1 comment:

  1. His sense of justice is skewed... which makes him interesting =) It's like who Captain America would be if he had slightly more moral ambiguity