"Mr. Scarlotti, I'll leave you to what you do best."
"Shame. I prefer to take my time."
Julien Beckers and Marcus Scarlotti[src]

Marcus Scarlotti is an assassin who was hired by HYDRA to pose as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in order to frame the organization as Scarlotti attacked the United Nations. Scarlotti was eventually discovered by S.H.I.E.L.D. and, having been defeated by Melinda May, he was handed over to Glenn Talbot's custody.


Mercenary for Hire

Attack Against Hawkeye

"An assassin, almost killed Barton a few years back. Runs a team of mercenaries, mostly for HYDRA."
Bobbi Morse[src]

Marcus Scarlotti led an assassination attempt against Clint Barton, while he was still a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Although the assassination attempt was unsuccessful, Scarlotti became well-known for coming close to killing the legendary S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.[1]

Attack on the United Nations

"S.H.I.E.L.D. is done hiding."
―Marcus Scarlotti[src]

Scarlotti's team attacking the United Nations

As a mercenary, Scarlotti was hired by HYDRA to lead a team of mercenaries and attack a meeting at the United Nations Headquarters where Glenn Talbot was speaking. Posing as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, they stormed into the meeting and killed many of the attendees with Splinter Bombs, including Adamo Dioli. As Talbot attempted to get the people to safety, Scarlotti threw a Splinter Bomb at him, but failed to kill him.[1]

Encounter with Melinda May


Scarlotti brutally executes Noelle Walters

Scarlotti and his team then went to a safehouse in Bruges to kill a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents led by Noelle Walters. Once Julien Beckers had greeted Walters, Scarlotti's men captured her. Beckers spoke to her and invited Scarlotti to torture Walters to death, but she spat in his eye. This insult caused him to kill her with a Splinter Bomb. As Walters disintegrated, she attempted to tell him that HYDRA would never defeat S.H.I.E.L.D. but was cut off by her quick death, leading to Scarlotti mocking her.

Scarlotti vs May

Scarlotti furiously attempts to kill Melinda May

While still in the safehouse, Lance Hunter arrived, posing as a HYDRA agent. Before they could react, however, Melinda May and Bobbi Morse smashed through the windows and began attacking Scarlotti's men and overpowering them. Scarlotti attempted to escape but was chased down and cornered by May. With nowhere to go, Scarlotti used a Rope Dart Knife against an unarmed May. May managed to disarm him and after a prolonged battle, Scarlotti was knocked unconscious. Glenn Talbot arrived shortly afterwards and took Scarlotti and his HYDRA soldiers into custody.[1]


  • Rope Dart Knife Mastery: Scarlotti is a master in the use of his personal weapon, the Rope Dart Knife, using it as both a piercing weapon and a whip.
  • Master Combatant: Scarlotti is one of the world's most renowned, or infamous, mercenaries, being able to almost kill notorious S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Clint Barton. He managed to fight Melinda May as an equal, but May was able to defeat him in battle despite his skill.



  • Rope Dart Knife: Scarlotti's personal weapon of choice is a knife attached to a metal rope; he is able to use this as both a whip and piercing weapon. He used it against Melinda May in Belgium, though May broke the knife at the tip and used it as a weapon against Scarlotti.
Splinter Bomb

Scarlotti throwing the bomb at Glenn Talbot





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