Jacques DuQuesne was a performer at various circuses and carnivals. His act demonstrated his mastery of knives, swords, and other bladed weapons. At one circus he met a young Clint Barton. Seeing great potential in him, Swordsman and Trickshot trained the boy in blades and archery respectively, with Clint often being a secondary performer in the Swordsman's act.
Swordsman's gambling problem left him heavily in debt. One day the carnival paymaster was robbed, and Barton later found Swordsman with the money. Barton ran from him and climbed the high wire. Swordsman cut it by hurling his sword. Barton fell to the ground and the Swordsman left thinking he was dead. Barton survived and grew up to become Hawkeye.
The Swordsman committed various crimes around the world, causing him to be barred from several nations. He sought out the Avengers thinking that posing as a hero would lead to much bigger crimes. His offer of service was refused. Angry, he attacked Captain America but was soon surrounded.
Powers and Abilities
The Swordsman was a superb athlete and an excellent unarmed combatant. He was a master of bladed weapons, most notably all forms of the sword. When it comes to pure swordsmanship, he may have been unequaled.
The Swordsman possessed the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engaged in intensive regular exercise.
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
- Swordsman's Sword
- Throwing Knives: Aside from his sword, the Swordsman usually carried throwing knives.
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- No trivia.
- Appearances of Jacques Duquesne (Earth-1010)
- Character Gallery: Jacques Duquesne (Earth-1010)
- Quotations by Jacques Duquesne (Earth-1010)
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