Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home


Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr

  Search by Cover Date

  Story Arcs
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Vampire State Building (...
  2. True Believers: X-Men--P...
  3. True Believers: X-Men--K...
  4. Dollar Comics: Watchmen ...
  5. Hellmouth (2019)
  6. De Bende van Jan de Lich...
  7. Star Wars (2011)
  8. Star Wars (2014)
  9. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2...
  10. Star Wars: Attack of the...
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Armando Ramirez
  2. Patrick Renault
  3. Paul De Wispelaere
  4. Edwin Nagels - 'Nagel'
  5. Louis Paul Boon
  6. Louise Schrijvers-Stinges
  7. Fabio Mancini
  8. Claudio Lucania
  9. Marco B. Bucci
  10. Paul Hallasy
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Serling, Rod
  2. SkekZok
  3. SkekUng
  4. SkekAyuk
  5. SkekEkt
  6. SkekVar
  7. SkekLach
  8. SkekTek
  9. SkekSo
  10. SkekSil
   View All

Batroc the Leaper (Marvel)(01 - Georges Batroc)
Real Name: Georges Batroc
Search for 'Batroc the Leaper (Marvel)(01 - Georges Batroc)' on Amazon

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

Favorite Characters:
Batroc the Leaper (Marvel)(01 - Georges Batroc) is a favorite character of 7 users

View a chronological listing of this character's appearances

Issue Appearances:
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2016)
All-New Captain America (2015)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
All-New, All-Different Point One (2015)
American Dream (2008)
Avengers Arena (2013)
Avengers Forever (1998)
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Baby's First Deadpool Book (1998)
Black Panther (2005)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (1998)
Captain America (2002)
Captain America (2005)
Captain America 75th Anniversary Magazine (2016)
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)
Cyclops (2011)
Dark Reign Files (2009)
Daughters of the Dragon (2018)
Deadline (2002)
Deadpool (1997)
Deadpool (2013)
Deadpool V Gambit (2016)
Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989)
G.L.A. (2005)
Gambit (1999)
Gambit (2012)
Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix-Up (2017)
Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman (1998)
Heroes For Hire (2011)
House of M: Masters of Evil (2009)
Iron Man (2005)
Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019)
Marvel 1985 (2008)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Double Feature (1973)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvel-Fan Mag (1980)
Marvels Companion (2014)
New Thunderbolts (2005)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Secret Avengers (2010)
Shame Itself (2012)
She-Hulk (2005)
Solo Avengers (1987)
Spider-Man Annual (2019)
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)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Punisher (1987)
The Real Heroes (1994)
The Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016)
Thunderbolts (1997)
Union Jack (2006)
Venom (2011)
What If? Age of Ultron (2014)
Wolverine (1988)
Wolverine (2013)
X-Men (2010)
X-Men: To Serve And Protect (2011)

Group Affiliation(s):
Batroc's Brigade (Marvel)
Defenders of Evil (Marvel)
Hood's Criminal Syndicate (Marvel)
Lethal Legion (Marvel)(01 - villains)
M.O.D.O.K. (Marvel)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote

< Previous Character | Next Character >

Add this character to a run of issues in a title

Suggest an image for this character

View the contribution history for this character


© 2005-2019 - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy - DMCA Special thanks to Brian Wood for the logo design