|First appearance||Marvel Contest of Champions (mobile game)|
Contest of Champions (vol 2) #1 (December 2015)
|Created by||Al Ewing|
|Alter ego||Jeannine Sauvage|
|Team affiliations||Champions of Europe|
Holder of the mystic Fleur du Mal sword
Guillotine or Jeannine Sauvage is a fictional mystic character appearing in American comic books and related media produced by Marvel Comics. She was born of a mixed French-Algerian heritage and is the latest in her bloodline to inherit "La Fleur du Mal", a mystical sword with dark supernatural powers (the sword name means literally "The Flower of Evil" in French).
The character was first developed by Al Ewing and Paco Medina. Her first appearance in any Marvel property was in the "Contest of Champions" mobile game.[when?] She later appeared in print in the first issue of volume 2 of the accompanying comic book to the game that was published in December 2015.
Fictional character biography
In 1793, an ancestor of Sauvage, Jean Desmarais, found the mythical Fleur du Mal sword in the Paris catacombs when escaping the authorities for being a revolutionary. Since then, it was passed on to his descendants with the most recent one being Jeannine Sauvage.
During the Secret Empire storyline, Guillotine appears as a member of the Champions of Europe alongside Ares, Captain Britain, Excalibur, Outlaw, and Peregrine. With help from Squirrel Girl and Enigma, the team manages to liberate Paris, France from Hydra occupation.
Powers and abilities
Guillotine has no superpowers but is an expert swordswoman and wields the mystic Fleur du Mal sword, a sword with dark supernatural powers.
In other media
- Guillotine is a playable character in the online game Marvel: Contest of Champions. The game marked her first appearance in any Marvel property.
- Contest of Champions (vol 2) #1, December 2015
- U.S.Avengers #7-9
- Guillotine at Marvel Wiki
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