|First appearance||Werewolf by Night #32 (August 1975)|
|Created by||Doug Moench
|Alter ego||Jean Paul DuChamp|
|Notable aliases||Bloodline, Monsieur LaBlanc|
Jean-Paul DuChamp, typically referred to as Frenchie, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is primarily seen as the pilot and sidekick to Moon Knight.
The character first appeared in Werewolf by Night #32, in August 1975, which also featured the first appearance of Moon Knight. The character would next appear in The Defenders issue 49, in July 1977, becoming a recurring character in the 1980 Moon Knight series, and the 1989 series Marc Spector: Moon Knight. The character also played a significant role in the 2006 Moon Knight series and was also featured in the 2009 series Vengeance of the Moon Knight.
Fictional character biography
Frenchie was originally romantically involved with a woman named Isabelle Kristel, but she later left him. After this, he became a mercenary, where he encountered Marc Spector and Bushman. Once Spector became Moon Knight, Frenchie helped him fight Bushman, who had betrayed them. He would later design and build Moon Knight’s Mooncopter.
Frenchie then went undercover in order to infiltrate the crime organisation the Committee, under the alias Monsieur LeBlanc, which allowed Moon Knight to bring down the organisation.
Frenchie was later crippled when Moon Knight’s brother Randall Spector caused an explosion at Moon Knight’s mansion. His girlfriend Chloe Tran also informed him that he carried the bloodline of the Hellbent, a race of supernatural beings, and that he has the ability to transform into his ancestors.
After being driven away by Moon Knight, Frenchie began to have an affair with Rob Silverman, and they opened and ran a restaurant called En Table. Norman Osborn learned that Frenchie was an associate of Moon Knight, and sent a gang to kill him and Silverman in order to provoke Moon Knight. The attack left Silverman in critical condition, which caused Frenchie and Moon Knight to again join forces and attack the gang who attacked them.
Powers and abilities
Frenchie is a skilled pilot and an above average hand-to-hand combatant.
- Frenchie is featured as an ally in the Moon Knight virtual pinball game for Pinball FX 2 released by Zen Studios.
- "Moon Knight Joins Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue". www.marvel.com. Retrieved 2016-04-18.