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Batroc the Leaper (Marvel)(01 - Georges Batroc)
Real Name: Georges Batroc
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Powers:
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.

Bio:
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.

Notes:


First Appearance: Tales of Suspense (1959) #75

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Issue Appearances:
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
American Dream (2008)
Avengers Arena (2013)
Avengers Forever (1998)
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Baby's First Deadpool Book (1998)
Black Panther (2005)
Capitaine America (1970)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (1998)
Captain America (2002)
Captain America (2005)
Captain America (2011)
Captain America And Batroc (2011)
Captain America And Iron Man (2012)
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (2002)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Code of Honor (1997)
Cyclops (2011)
Dark Reign Files (2009)
Deadline (2002)
Deadpool (1997)
Deadpool (2013)
Die Rächer (1979)
Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989)
G.L.A. (2005)
Gambit (1999)
Gambit (2012)
Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman (1998)
Heroes For Hire (2011)
House of M: Masters of Evil (2009)
Iron Man (2005)
Marvel (1988)
Marvel 1985 (2008)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Double Feature (1973)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Legends (2007)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
Marvel Super Action (1977)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Marvel-Fan Mag (1980)
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)
Stan Lee Meets Dr. Strange (2006)
Tales of Suspense (1959)
Tales of Suspense (1995)
The Avengers (UK) (1973)
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974)
The Defenders (1972)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2003)
The Mighty World Of Marvel (2009)
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)
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
Hood's Criminal Syndicate

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