The character made his debut in a 1966 issue of Marvel's Tales of Suspense. While he has primarily done battle with Captain America in the comic books, he has also fought against Iron Fist, The Punisher, Deadpool, Hawkeye, and Gambit. While Batroc does not have any super powers, he is an expert martial artist, specializing in the French kickboxing style known as savate. His leg muscles are extremely over-developed, which allows him to leap greater distances than most humans. He also served in the French Foreign Legion, and speaks both English and French fluently. It isn't known how this character will fit into the sequel's story line.