Guillotine (character)

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Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceMarvel Contest of Champions (mobile game)
Contest of Champions (vol 2) #1 (December 2015)
Created byAl Ewing
Paco Medina
In-story information
Alter egoJeannine Sauvage[1]
Team affiliationsChampions of Europe
AbilitiesExpert swordswoman
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).

Publication history[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

Powers and abilities[edit]

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[edit]

Video games[edit]


  1. ^ a b Contest of Champions (vol 2) #1, December 2015
  2. ^ U.S.Avengers #7-9
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