Georges Batroc was a mercenary who had used his skills to become one of Interpol's most wanted criminals. Having been secretly recruited by Nick Fury to go lead the hijacking of the Lemurian Star, Batroc was defeated by Captain America, and taken into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s custody. Eventually, Batroc had been freed from custody by Sharon Carter, and began working with LAF, arranging the kidnapping of Captain Vassant. However, Batroc was defeated by Falcon and swore revenge, as Carter put Batroc into contact with the Flag Smashers to assist him in killing Falcon. Batroc would help the Flag Smashers attack the GRC, fighting Falcon during their battle. However, Batroc would be shot and killed when attempting to blackmail Carter after learning that she was the notorious crime lord known as the Power Broker.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personality
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Equipment
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Appearances
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Behind the Scenes
- 9 References
- 10 External Links
Targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Georges Batroc was born on May 19, 1981, in Marseille, France. Eventually, he had joined the French Foreign Legion, attained the rank of a Adjudant (Master Sergeant), and moved to Algeria. After leaving their French Foreign Legion, Batroc had then become an agent for their Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure's Action Division. Before Batroc had been demobilized, he had credited with thirty six kill missions.
Batroc later became a freelance mercenary, pirate, and a 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 all his skills and training, Batroc gained his reputation for causing maximum casualties during his operations.
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 had then turned to the window, just in time to see 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 had killed all of Batroc's mercenaries.
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.
Once they got back on their feet, Batroc was able to continue taking advantage of taking Captain America by surprise, as he launched his fury of kicks and punches against him, knocking Captain America off his feet, while 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.
However, Captain America had still managed to block all of Batroc's 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 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.
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.
Arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Although Batroc 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 Fury.
Having been freed from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s custody by Sharon Carter, Batroc had gone on to join LAF. In 2024, Batroc had led his own LAF team on a mission to capture United States Air Force Captain Vassant, as they took Vassant hostage once they had successfully hijacked his military plane in Tunisian airspace, killing their pilot and other crew members, with Batroc leaving Louie in charge of flying them towards the border where they would then be able to escape.
During the flight, Batroc entered inside the cockpit, where Louie had claimed to have seen a man on the side of the plane, only for Batroc to dismiss this, threatening to kill Louie if he continued. Batroc then went back to observe Vassant, who was being beaten by his subordinates. Batroc mockingly commented on how Vassant was flapping on the floor like a fish, suggesting that they could simply gut him there, before punching Vassant in the head.
However, before Batroc could execute Vassant, the door to the plane was suddenly torn off by Redwing, before Falcon had burst onto the plane and kicked Batroc with force, knocking him into the wall. While Batroc recovered from the attack, Falcon was able to subdue several of the other LAF mercenaries, knocking one of the plane, while Louie was killed with one stray bullet, leaving the plane in auto pilot. Before Falcon could rescue Vassant, Batroc got up and kicked him.
Batroc proceeded to fight against Falcon, launching his barrages of punches and kicks against him, while the remaining LAF mercenaries took Vassant away. Falcon was then able to dodge one of Batroc's powerful kicks, before kicking him back against the wall, as Batroc hit himself in the chest before charging back at Falcon, who opened his EXO-7 Falcon to charge back. However, Batroc was able to grab Falcon in the air, and threw him to the ground, before kicking him.
With Falcon momentarily subdued, Batroc had then swiftly put on his Wingsuit, while his mercenaries tied up Vassant and strapped him to their back. Batroc continued shooting at Falcon, who blocked these bullets with his wings, before Batroc smiled, donned his helmet, and leaped out of the plane. Batroc soon caught up with his mercenaries, as they flew towards a canyon, with Falcon chasing behind them all, with Batroc's escape being aided by the arrival of his helicopters.
However, these helicopters were soon destroyed by Falcon, using a combination of his EXO-7, and Redwing. While Batroc was able to fly himself onboard of one of the helicopters, Falcon was blocked from reaching Vassant, as Batroc called back to his pilot to keep going to the border. Batroc had mockingly told Vassant that if they were able to then reach the border, neither Falcon nor the United States Armed Forces would be able to follow them, allowing them to escape.
Despite Batroc's overconfidence, he was then suddenly interrupted as Falcon managed to board the helicopter, as he casually greeted them. While Falcon fought all the mercenaries, Batroc then grabbed Vassant and had leapt out of the helicopter, flying towards the other surviving helicopter. With Vassant strapped to his back, Batroc then managed to fly towards his next helicopter and landed onboard, as they got closer to Libya, where Falcon would not follow him.
Batroc had then watched on, while Falcon was then forced to avoid multiple missiles being fired at him, as Batroc's helicopter got closer to Libya. However, having taken down their other helicopter, Batroc witnessed Falcon fly straight onto his helicopter, pulling Vassant to safety, with Batroc just leaping to safety in time, before the missiles destroyed his helicopter, which Batroc barely survived, as he used a wing-suit to then fly all the way back down onto the ground.
Deal with Flag Smasher
Batroc remained furious about his failed mission to kidnap Captain Vassant, and was eventually called by Sharon Carter, who he yelled at down the phone, while she reminded him that if it was not for her, he would still be held inside the prison in Algeria. Carter offered up Batroc another job, which she promised he would not regret as she offered him double the amount of money. Accepting this offer, Batroc had then travelled to Bryant Park, where he met with Karli Morgenthau and Dovich, whom he had presented with a suitcase filled with weaponary.
Although Dovich expressed his mistrust of Batroc, Morgenthau had noted that they would give Batroc his revenge, while they completed their mission. Morgenthau explained to Batroc that they brought him to New York City to prove the Flag Smashers' strength, showing him how many agents they had hidden across the city. Batroc then made it clear to Morgenthau that he did not care about the plan to destroy the GRC, but only wanted to kill Falcon, which she accepted.
Captain America Showdown
Batroc managed to get himself inside the GRC Meeting Hall, where the Flag Smashers planned to capture the members and stop the vote. As the plan went underway, Batroc had witnessed Captain America fly inside the room, as Batroc managed to land a flying kick against him, noting how Captain America had cost him a lot of money by saving Captain Vassant, as he questioned how much money he could get for his new uniform, to which Captain America had simply joked that he could buy a baguette.
While Captain America mocked him, Batroc insisted that the uniform would not make him Captain America, before furiously attacking him. As they fought, Captain America had told Bucky Barnes and Sharon Carter to protect the GRC members, while he was busy with Batroc. Determined to defeat him, Batroc launched a barrage of flying kicks against Captain America, knocking him down, and while he became distracted by Carter's message, Batroc kicked Captain America.
With time running out, Captain America began fighting back harder against Batroc, landing a kick to his stomach that knocked him back, before launching his shield at him, which Batroc blocked with his forearms. As Captain America threw the shield again, Batroc kicked a chair into the air, which then deflected the shield. Batroc had then attempted to sweep out Captain America's feet, before elbowing his head, although his attacks had all been blocked and avoided.
Although Batroc was able to lock Captain America's arm into a hold, this was soon broken, before Captain America found his shield and kicked it upwards, striking Batroc under the chin. Captain America proceeded to strike Batroc with the shield, before launching at him with the force from his EXO-7 Falcon, knocking him back. Although Batroc attempted to continue the fight, Captain America flew out the window, chasing down Diego and leaving Batroc behind.
Eventually, Batroc got back downstairs, and caught up with Captain America, once he had then saved the GRC members from the Flag Smashers. While Captain America, Barnes and John Walker were in a stand off with Karli Morgenthau and the other members from the Flag Smashers, Batroc began shooting smoke grenades at them, allowing Morgenthau and the other Flag Smashers to run, being chased down by Captain America and his allies, while Batroc ran to catch up.
Stand Off with Power Broker
Batroc would catch up to Karli Morgenthau as she was speaking to Sharon Carter. Batroc had then overheard the conversation, where he discovered that Carter was actually the criminal ruler of Madripoor, the Power Broker. As he stepped out of the shadows and commented on Carter's true identity, Morgenthau then realized that Carter had hired Batroc to spy on her and the Flag Smashers.
However, Batroc drew his gun and aimed it at Morgenthau, insisting he was done with all their games. With his gun aimed at Morgenthau, Batroc had then turned to Carter, and demanded that she pay him four times what they had originally agreed, as he was angered about being lied to and manipulated into playing her games with the Flag Smashers. To ensure he got what he wanted, Batroc warned that if she refused, he would expose her true identity to the world.
Although Batroc was confident that he had control over the situation and would be able to force Carter into paying him everything that he wanted, Carter had insisted that she did not allow anybody to try to blackmail her. Before Batroc could react, Carter turned her gun on him and shot him, while Morgenthau raised her gun and shot Carter in the stomach. Batroc's lifeless body fell down onto the floor, while Morgenthau attempted to execute the wounded Carter.
Georges Batroc is a mercenary willing to kill for money. He follows orders and is authoritative to his subordinates but he does not like to be kept waiting. Batroc is known for his maximum casualties and revels in the challenge of combat.
- Master Martial Artist: Batroc is a formidable combatant and mixed martial artist, being able to hold his own against Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson. Batroc employs a mixed martial art of kickboxing, muay thai, karate, savate, jujitsu, and gymnastics. However, he was easily overpowered by Rogers and was forced to escape. He has proven to be very athletic, and has excellent physical prowess.
- Master Acrobat: Batroc is an excellent acrobat, performing multiple complex acrobatic maneuvers during his fight against Captain America.
- Marksman: Batroc is skilled in wielding firearms, as seen when he shot his handgun at Falcon to hold him off. He can also use a grenade launcher.
- 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.
- Bilingualism: Batroc speaks his native French as well as English, the latter with a pronounced French accent.
- Hand Grenade: During his attack on the Lemurian Star, Batroc was eventually overpowered by Captain America, causing him to resort to throwing a grenade at Captain America and Black Widow. Although they survived the explosion, Batroc was able to make his escape while they dove for cover.
- Glock 17: Batroc carries this handgun as his sidearm during his kidnapping of Captain Vassant. As the kidnapping attempt was ambushed by Falcon, Batroc resorted to shooting at Falcon with his handgun, forcing him to hide behind his EXO-7 Falcon, while Batroc and his crew donned LAF Wingsuits and made their escape, before being chased down. He later used his pistol to hold Flag Smasher at gunpoint, as he attempted to blackmail Sharon Carter, upon learning of her true identity as the Power Broker. However, Batroc was shot by Carter before he could shoot Flag Smasher.
- MGL Mk 1L Grenade Launcher: As Batroc and the Flag Smashers had their attack on the GRC Meeting Hall interrupted by Captain America, Bucky Barnes and John Walker, Batroc resorted to shooting smoke grenades between them and the Flag Smashers, allowing them to make their escape under cover.
- LAF Wingsuits: In order to make their escape with Captain Vassant, Batroc and his LAF crew wore wing suits to escape. Batroc led his crew through the canyons towards Libya, where the United States Armed Forces would be unable to follow them. However, Falcon was able to keep up with Batroc, eventually rescuing Vassant and destroying Batroc's helicopters, forcing him to leap for safety, with his wing suit helping him fly to the ground safely.
- Mask: Having made an alliance with them, Batroc wore the mask of the Flag Smashers to disguise his identity during the attack on the GRC Meeting Hall. He then discarded the mask during his fight with Captain America, wanting his enemy to know who he was fighting against.
- Lemurian Star: Having been recruited by Nick Fury, Batroc had led a crew to take over the Lemurian Star, as they successfully captured all of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents onboard, and demanded a random, with Batroc taking over the captain's chair, while he had awaited updates. However, the mission soon fell apart, as Captain America led his STRIKE team onboard the ship, swiftly defeating Batroc and his entire crew. However, Batroc was able to escape from the ship once he threw a grenade at Captain America and Black Widow, and ran while they had taken cover from the ensuing explosion, managing to escape unseen.
- Helicopter: While attempting to escape with Captain Vassant as his hostage, Batroc and his crew used a squad of helicopters to shoot at Falcon, while they flew onboard the helicopters with their LAF Wingsuits. However, Batroc was forced to move between two separate helicopters, as Falcon continued to catch up with him and shoot them down, eventually rescuing Vassant, while Batroc was forced to leap out of the helicopter before it exploded.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
- 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.
- Despite being a native of France, Batroc speaks in a Canadian French dialect. This is because Georges St-Pierre is from Québec in real life.
- Batroc is 6'1" tall.
- Batroc's date of birth is Georges St-Pierre's actual birthdate.
Behind the Scenes
- Dan Dargan Carter and Nikolas Pelekai were stunt doubles for Georges St-Pierre in the role of Georges Batroc.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Translates from French to: "I thought you were more than just a shield."
- Translates from French to: "I do not like to wait. Call Durand. I want the ship ready to move when the ransom arrives."
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: 1.05: Truth
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier 1.01: New World Order
- Translates from French to: "I'm not here to be a part of your movement."
- Translates from French to: "The robes don't make the monk."
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: 1.06: One World, One People
- Translates from French to: "'Now, Power Broker, you will pay me four times what you said you would."
- Translates from French to: "'I'll tell the whole world who you are."
- Translates from French to: "Stop his flopping! He's like a fish, right? Maybe we should gut him here?"