"Je croyais que tu étais plus qu'un bouclier.[2]"
―Georges Batroc to Captain America[src]

Georges Batroc is an infamous mercenary and pirate who used his skills to become one of Interpol's most wanted criminals. He was hired by Nick Fury to the hijack the Lemurian Star as a cover for Natasha Romanoff to uncover classified information regarding Project Insight. He was captured, extradited to Algiers and interrogated by S.H.I.E.L.D. after an encounter with Captain America.


Mercenary Work

Targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D.

"Top mercs, led by this guy, Georges Batroc. Ex-DGSE, Action Division. He's at the top of Interpol's red notice. Before the French demobilized him, he had thirty-six kill missions."
Brock Rumlow to Captain America[src]

Georges Batroc was born on May 19, 1981, in Marseille, France. Eventually, he joined the French Foreign Legion, attained the rank of Adjudant (Master Sergeant), and moved to Algeria. After leaving the French Foreign Legion, he became an agent of the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure's Action Division. Before he was demobilized, he had credited with 36 kill missions.

Batroc later became a freelance mercenary, pirate, and terrorist for hire. He had committed a spree of sixty-two linked crimes; as such, he was wanted by several international law enforcement, defense, and intelligence agencies, including the FBI, British Armed Forces and MSS. Interpol was hunting him as well, and they assigned him a Red Notice, hoping to arrest him as soon as possible. Because of his skill and training, he gained a reputation for causing maximum casualties during his operations.[1]

Hijacking the Lemurian Star

"J'aime pas attendre. Appelle Durand. Je veux que l'on s'arrache dès que la ranson arrive.[3]"
―Georges Batroc[src]

Batroc taking control over the Lemurian Star

In 2014, Batroc was paid by Nick Fury to lead his team of twenty five pirates to hijack and attempt to ransom the Lemurian Star. Using this team of highly trained pirates, Batroc then took over their whole ship, kidnapping all of the crew and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents onboard, including Jasper Sitwell. Batroc had then demanded a ransom for a billion and a half dollars for the safe release of the ship and its hostages. Batroc took the Captain's seat on the ship, as he awaited news of payment; when it seemed to be late, he ordered Ferdinand Lopez to prepare to leave as soon as of the hostages were rescued. However, Batroc had become aware of an issue as his men stopped answering his calls.

Batroc learns that something has gone wrong

Batroc had then turned to the window, just in time to witness Captain America launching his shield towards him, as Batroc had managed to duck out of the way. Once Captain America had burst into the room, Batroc managed to kick him aside, before making his escape, kicking down the doors, while Captain America chased him down. As Batroc escaped, Brock Rumlow led a team of STRIKE agents to rescue their hostages and killed all of Batroc's mercenaries during the mission.

Batroc finding and attacking Captain America

Eventually, Batroc saw that Captain America was catching up to him, when he managed to get the drop of him while Captain America had been talking to Rumlow on the radio, as Batroc launched at him with his powerful kick, only for Captain America to use his shield to block that, and Batroc's second kicks. However, Batroc was able to knock Captain America off his feet, before attempting to land a heel kick to his crotch, which Captain America had barely managed to avoid.

Batroc attempting to defeat Captain America

Once they got back on their feet, Batroc was able to continue taking advantage of taking Captain America by surprise, as he launched his barrage of kicks and punches against him, knocking Captain America off his feet, as he forced him to move backwards. However, Captain America was soon able to regain control, blocking many of Batroc's attacks, before then knocking him backwards with his shield, only for Batroc to get back up and had continued to furiously kick at him.

Batroc giving Captain America his challenge

However, Captain America had still managed to block Batroc's all of attacks, as he was able to strike Batroc in the stomach with his knee three times, before throwing him aside, only for Batroc to perform a backflip and land onto his feet, resulting in them briefly pausing their fight. Batroc had then questioned if Captain America was more than just a shield, to which Captain America put away his shield and took off his helmet, inviting Batroc to find out, as Batroc smiled at him.

Batroc is knocked down by Captain America

Batroc had then readied himself, before launching a kick and elbow at Captain America, both of which had been blocked, before Captain America was able to land his heavy punch directly to Batroc's head, momentarily dazing him. When Batroc had tried to land another kick, Captain America simply kicked his knee, causing Batroc to then yell in pain, before being kicked back and knocked onto the ground from another kick to the head, which left Batroc struggling to stand.

Batroc throwing his grenade before escaping

However, as soon as Batroc got back onto his feet, Captain America then charged at him and threw him through a door, before knocking him unconscious with a strong punch to the head. Eventually, Batroc woke up, and found Captain America arguing with Black Widow, as Batroc responded by throwing a grenade at them, while running out the door. Although Captain America managed to deflect the grenade in time, Batroc was still able to get off their ship and escaped.[1]

Arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D.

Batroc is interrogated by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents

"They picked him up last night in a not-so-safe house in Algiers."
Alexander Pierce to Steve Rogers[src]

Although Betroc was able to get to a safe house where he intended to hide, he was found and arrested in Algiers by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and was interrogated about the events on the Lemurian Star. The live footage of Batroc's interrogation was shown to Captain America by Alexander Pierce while they discussed the Attack on Nick Fury and Batroc's relationship with Nick Fury.[1]


"The guy's got a rep for maximum casualties."
Brock Rumlow to Captain America[src]

Georges Batroc is a mercenary willing to kill for money. He follows orders and is authoritative to his subordinates but he doesn't like to be kept waiting and is bloodthirsty. Batroc is known for his maximum casualties and revels in the challenge of combat.


"How the hell did a French pirate manage to hijack a covert S.H.I.E.L.D. Vessel in broad daylight?"
Rockwell to Alexander Pierce[src]
  • Expert Tactician: Batroc is an expert in strategy and tactics. He took over the Lemurian Star with his crew. He could come up with quick methods of escape such as when he escaped from Captain America and Black Widow.
  • Expert Acrobat: Batroc is an excellent acrobat, performing multiple complex acrobatic maneuvers during his fight against Captain America.

Batroc fighting back against Captain America

  • Master Martial Artist: Batroc is a formidable combatant and mixed martial artist, being able to hold his own against Captain America. Batroc employs a mixed martial art of kickboxing, muay thai, karate, savate, and gymnastics. However, he was unable to defeat Rogers as easily as he thought and was forced to escape.
"Assassination isn't Batroc's line."
Captain America[src]
  • Master Assassin: Due to his service in the military, Batroc became a skilled assassin who was credited with 36 kill missions before his demobilization. Despite being a formidable assassin, Batroc elected to no longer focus on assassination upon becoming a mercenary, although he garnered a reputation for maximum casualties.



  • Grenade: To be added






  • In the comics, Batroc is better known as Batroc the Leaper, whose portrayals have varied quite discernibly from being a formidable unarmed combatant able to meet Captain America on an equal footing to a comic relief figure with an exaggerated French accent and literal mustache-twirling.
  • Batroc is 6'1" tall.
  • Batroc's date of birth is Georges St-Pierre's actual birthdate.


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  2. Translates from French to: "I thought you were more than just a shield."
  3. Translates from French to: "I do not like to wait. Call Durand. I want the ship ready to move when the ransom arrives."

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