MARVEL SILVER AGE VILLAINS:
BATROC THE LEAPER
Batroc the Leaper — Batroc in the Marvel Comics Universe is a French criminal with amazing physical abilities in gymnastics and martial arts. He is a master of Savate (French kickboxing), but possesses no super-powers. Batroc has a unique sense of honor, and longs for the day when he can defeat Captain America (whom he admires in a weird sort of way), in a fair fight. In the Marvel Comics Universe, Batroc has joined with other villains in loose alliances usually referred to as Batroc’s Brigade. In the Marvel Universe, Batroc is a former soldier in the French Foreign Legion and a martial artist who hireshimself out to the highest bidder, including, (in his first comics appearance), HYDRA. Despite being a master criminal, Batroc has turned on his employers and other allies if he perceives them to be dishonorable. This occurred in his first encounter against Captain America, where Batroc disapproved of the tactics used by HYDRA, and actually aided Captain America in his battle against the terrorist organization.
Batroc is a character conceived by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the Marvel Silver Age.
In the 2014 Marvel Studios film, Batroc is played by Georges St. Pierre, a Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter who battles Captain America in the opening scenes.
Batroc The Leaper-1st Appearance, Tales of Suspense #75 (March 1966)-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Silver Age Marvel Comics Appearances of Batroc:
Tales of Suspense #75
Tales of Suspense #76
Tales of Suspense #85
Tales of Suspense #86
Silver Age of Marvel Comics=Those comics published by Marvel from 1961 to approximately 1968.