Machete (comics)

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Machete is the name of three fictional characters in the Marvel Comics Universe.

Machete (Ferdinand Lopez)[edit]

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Captain America #302 (Feb 1985)
Created by Mike Carlin and Paul Neary
In-story information
Alter ego Ferdinand Lopez
Team affiliations Batroc's Brigade
Abilities Athletic skills

The first known Machete was Ferdinand Lopez, a member of Batroc's Brigade and Doom's Brigade. He was also a former revolutionary of San Diablo in South America. He became a mercenary to finance a revolution but was reportedly killed by Zeitgeist. He first appeared in Captain America #302.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Fernando Lopez was born in the country of San Diablo. He became a revolutionary, and later a mercenary. He joined Batroc's Brigade.[1] He then first battled Captain America alongside Batroc's Brigade.[2] He next battled Hawkeye alongside Batroc's Brigade, which had been hired for that purpose by Trickshot.[3]

Later, Machete was employed by Baron Zemo with the assistance of Batroc's Brigade to steal the skeleton of Ulysses Bloodstone.[4] Machete traveled to the Amazon Jungle with Batroc's Brigade, and was captured by Incas.[5] Machete battled the Incas alongside Batroc's Brigade, Zemo, Captain America, and Diamondback. Machete then battled Captain America alongside Batroc's Brigade.[6] Machete traveled to the Bermuda Triangle, where he battled Captain America again alongside Batroc's Brigade.[7] He traveled to Egypt alongside Batroc's Brigade in search of the Bloodstone fragment.[8] He traveled to Tokyo alongside Batroc's Brigade. There, he battled Japanese cultists for possession of another Bloodstone fragment.[9]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Fernando Lopez is an athletic man with no superhuman powers. He is an expert with bladed weapons and the throwing of such weapons. He has extensive knowledge of guerilla warfare tactics.

Machete wore a bulletproof Kevlar flak jacket with a variety of pockets and pouches for carrying various weapons, particularly throwing-knives. He wore custom-made combat boots with additional weapons pouches; the remainder of his costume consisted of conventional military surplus items. Machete carried a variety of specially manufactured weighted steel throwing knives, two three-foot machetes, and other items as necessary. Additionally, his costume's gloves were equipped with strong electromagnets to help him retrieve his weapons in case he was disarmed.

Machete (Alfonso Lopez)[edit]

The second Machete first appeared in Elektra #7. He also appeared in Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman and Spider-Man: Gathering of the Sinister Six. He was inadvertently killed by Kali Vries while being brought in by S.T.A.R.S. in U.S. Agent vol. 2 #1.

Machete (Mariano Lopez)[edit]

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Great Lakes Avengers #2 (July, 2005)
Created by Dan Slott and Paul Pelletier
In-story information
Alter ego Mariano Lopez

The third Machete is the brother of the first Machete. He appeared in Great Lakes Avengers #2-4, New Thunderbolts #8, and Thunderbolts #103.

During the Civil War event, he was captured by Baron Zemo's Thunderbolts and forced to join them or face jail time.[volume & issue needed]

Other versions[edit]

House of M[edit]

In this reality, Machete is a member of Shang-Chi's Dragons criminal organization, alongside, Mantis, Zaran and Swordsman.[10]

In other media[edit]

The Ferdinand Lopez version appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier portrayed by Adetokumboh M'Cormack as a member of Batroc's pirate group.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Captain America #302
  2. ^ Captain America #303
  3. ^ Solo Avengers #3
  4. ^ Captain America #357
  5. ^ Captain America #358
  6. ^ Captain America #359
  7. ^ Captain America #360
  8. ^ Captain America #361
  9. ^ Captain America #362
  10. ^ House of M: Avengers #2

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