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"Madripoor could give New York a run for its money."
"They know how to party."
"With that bounty on your head, the longer you're in Madripoor, the less likely you're ever leaving."
Sam Wilson, Baron Zemo and Sharon Carter[src]

Madripoor is an insular city-state located in the Indonesian Archipelago in Southeast Asia.


Early Development

"Madripoor? You talk about it like it's Skull Island."
"It's an island nation in the Indonesian archipelago. It was a pirate sanctuary back in the 1800s."
"It's kept its lawless ways."
Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes and Baron Zemo[src]

Madripoor was established as a safehaven and sanctuary for pirates during the 19th century. As Madripoor continued to develop, the island nation had continued its lawless ways.[1]

Modern Madripoor

"Every kingdom needs its king. Let's just pray we stay under his radar."
"Do you know him?'
"Only by reputation. In Madripoor he is judge, jury, and executioner."
Baron Zemo and Sam Wilson[src]

Low Town

Sharon Carter moved to Madripoor, as the United States of America would have no jurisdiction there to extradite her. While there, she would become the ruler of Madripoor, becoming known as the Power Broker. The Zemo barony from Sokovia had connections in Madripoor; Helmut Zemo had ties to Selby, one of Madripoor's influential criminal figures, who owned the Brass Monkey Saloon. Dovich was a former mob enforcer for Madripoor's criminal underworld. Smiling Tiger was a notorious gangster that frequented Lowtown.[1]

Chasing Super Soldiers

Bridge to Madripoor

"The Super Soldier Serum is here in Madripoor."
Selby to Baron Zemo[src]

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Ambush at Buccaneer Bay

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By the 21st century, the city was divided amongst two districts, Hightown and Lowtown. [2]


"Hightown's that way. Not a bad place if you want to visit."
Baron Zemo[src]

Hightown is a wealthy and glamorous and indulgent metropolis with a lavish and active nightlife.


The impoverished and crime-ridden Lowtown became home to a sophisticated and powerful criminal underworld ruled by the Power Broker.

Buccaneer Bay

Madripoor was neighbored by Buccaneer Bay, which includes a seaport that operates as the grounds for the city's main port of foreign trade, handling the transportation of cargo and commerce.



  • In the comics, rather than being modeled after Malacca and Sumatra, two southern islands in the Indonesian archipelago, the city is modeled after southern Singapore and is named after it. The city is also known associated to the X-Men series, and commonly being visited by most mutants like Wolverine. It first appeared in New Mutants #32 (October 1985).
  • Madripoor is a multicultural city, as it recognizes the English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, Malay and Indonesian languages.[2]
  • Madripoor commonly uses cryptocurrency. Bitcoin bounties were placed on Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, Sharon Carter, Helmut Zemo and Karli Morgenthau. Cryptocurrency is the preferred method of payment for drinks used at the Brass Monkey Saloon, as shown on their menu.[2]


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