The ending of Episode 2 of the Hawkeye series introduces a mysterious character who seems to be after Clint Barton. Who is this antagonist and why is he important for the future? Be careful, spoilers.
Be careful, spoilers. It is advisable to have seen episode 2 of the Hawkeye series before continuing to read this article.
In the Hawkeye series, currently airing on Disney +, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) teams up with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), a young archer who wants to follow in his footsteps. She unwittingly embarks on the adventures of Hawkeye, who must face her past as Ronin.
The second episode marks the debut of their shock duo, which ends up being trapped by the Tracksuit Mafia. At the end of the episode, we understand that these gangsters are working for a young woman, locked in a room, who seems angry and who touches a pregnant.
This character is none other than Echo, a deaf superheroine of Native American origin who has a white hand mark on her face. This martial arts expert embodied by Alaqua Cox is formidable and full of surprises because she can copy the techniques of her opponents.
In the comics, Echo seeks revenge for the murder of his father Willie Lincoln (played by Zahn McClarnon in the series). It was Wilson Fisk alias the Kingpin who killed him but he blames Matt Murdock alias Daredevil. Echo, who is the adopted daughter of the Kingpin, then approaches Daredevil in an attempt to harm him.
In the rest of his adventures, Echo will take on the identity of Ronin, the same one that Hawkeye took between the end of Avengers: Infinity War and the beginning of Avengers: Endgame when he took revenge on criminals following the loss of his family.
The first deaf character of Native American origin, Echo will be entitled to his own series! As announced by Variety, a Hawkeye spin-off centered on this heroine is in production, still with Alaqua Cox in the role.