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    I Already Can't Stop Screaming About "Hawkeye," So Here Are 28 Details I Noticed In Episodes 1 And 2

    Rogers: The Musical from Hawkeye might be my new favorite MCU moment.

    🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead for Hawkeye Episode 1 and Episode 2 on Disney+!🚨

    Hi, hello, and welcome back to these chaotic Marvel posts where I try to break down everything I spotted. So, here are all the details I noticed in Hawkeye Episode 1 and Episode 2:

    If you're new to these posts, welcome, and I apologize for all of my nerdy yelling! If you're returning after WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, AND What If...?thanks so much for coming back!

    1. First, as Kate looks out at the Battle of New York — y'all this was such an epic way to start this series — you can see Stark Tower right in front of her. Of course, the "R" has already been knocked down.

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    2. When Kate spots Hawkeye fighting on top of a building, we actually saw this exact moment in The Avengers. In fact, Clint running and jumping off the building is reused footage from that movie.

    Side by sides of a building blowing up vs. close ups of Hawkeye jumping off the building
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    The shot of Clint jumping off the building and aiming an arrow is also featured in Hawkeye Issue #1 by Matt Fraction and David Aja.

    3. Kate's dad ends up dying during the Battle of New York, which is different than what happens in the Marvel comics. In the comics, Eleanor Bishop is the one who dies, but we later find out she's actually alive and has been working against Kate.

    Eleanor and Kate crying at Derek's funeral
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    I have a feeling there's more to Derek Bishop's death here too, and it could be revealed that he's not really dead. Also, the Battle of New York becomes Kate's reason for becoming a superhero and protecting her mom as well, which is different than in the comics.

    4. The Hawkeye opening credits are a nod to the Matt Fraction and David Aja Hawkeye comic books. The series is based a lot on those comics too.

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    5. When Kate is running to a building on campus, you can spot a plaque reading "Stane Tower," which is a nod to Obadiah Stane, Tony Stark's business partner from Iron Man.

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    The plaque reads, "The oldest university bell tower in the United States. Its cornerstone was placed on October 20, 1725. Rededicated on July 1st, 2006 in honor of Obadiah Stane."

    6. One of Kate's friends is named Greer, which might be related to the comic book character Greer Grant, aka Tigra.

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    In the comics, Tigra and Clint Barton notably team up in West Coast Avengers, and they are two of the founding members.

    7. During Rogers: The Musical, you can see a cutout of Loki riding on a Chitauri craft, which we also saw in The Avengers.

    A cardboard cutout of Loki flying vs Loki flying in The Avengers
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    In fact, during The Avengers, Clint uses a trick arrow to blow up Loki's Chitauri ride and it sends him back into Stark Tower where Hulk eventually smashes him.

    8. Hawkeye finally addresses Clint wearing a hearing aid and his hearing loss, which is something taken directly from the Marvel comics.

    Lila saying, "Dad? Dad? Did you turn your hearing aid off"
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    In Hawkeye Issue #4, Clint suffers permanent hearing damage after fighting Crossfire. He then wears a hearing aid until his hearing is restored by Franklin Richards. Then, in the iconic Matt Fraction and David Aja Hawkeye comic book run, it's revealed that Hawkeye lost his hearing due to childhood abuse.

    9. Clint offhandedly mentions that the musical wrongly put Ant-Man at the Battle of New York, but actually, in Avengers: Endgame, Ant-Man went back to 2012 with the team, so now he actually was there.

    Clint saying, "No, honey, I know what happens. I was there. You know who wasn't there? Is that guy. Ant-Man"
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    10. If you were listening to the lyrics, you probably caught this, but I absolutely lost it when Rogers: The Musical mentioned shawarma, which is a nod to the iconic The Avengers post-credits scene.

    The Rogers The Musical casting singing "We'll conquer the Chitauri. Then get shawarma when we're done"
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    11. Just like in Avengers: Age of Ultron, you can see that the clock at the top of Grand Central features a statue honoring the Battle of New York.

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    12. I don't know if this was intentional or not, but we get a closeup of a lucky cat figure, which is something Bucky was fascinated by in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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    13. Armand Duquesne III is a character taken directly from the Marvel comics. While he's Jack's uncle in Hawkeye, in the comics he's Jack's dad and the person who first gives him a sword.

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    14. Jack Duquesne's obsession with swords — and his need to buy the Ronin blade — is a nod to his comic book origins. In the Marvel comics, Jack is Swordsman, a villain from Clint's past.

    Jack saying "I'm buying that sword"
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    Swordsman helped train Clint at a carnival, but once his gambling debts proved to be too much, he started stealing and even attacked Clint. He becomes a vicious criminal who often goes up against the Avengers.

    15. Now, the watch from the Avengers Compound becomes very important in these first two episodes. Right now, I'm thinking it was either Tony or Howard Stark's watch and is somehow very important.

    A close up of a red and black watch
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    I'd love to know your theories about it too, so hit me up in the comments!

    16. Also, "268 "doesn't have any direct Hawkeye significance, but Avengers Issue #268 features Kang in his time palace, which is very similar to what we saw in the Loki Season 1 finale.

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    17. When Kate escapes with Lucky while wearing the Ronan hood, we see one assailant's face, and his name is Kazi. This could be a nod to Kazimierz Kazimierczak from the comics.

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    Kazimierz Kazimierczak, aka Clown, is a notable villain in the Hawkeye comics. He works alongside Kingpin and runs the Tracksuit Draculas. 

    18. Kate feeding Lucky a slice of pizza is an absolutely perfect nod to the Marvel comics. Lucky, aka Pizza Dog, was first introduced in Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye comics as Kate and Clint's dog.

    Kate asking Lucky "Pizza? You want some pizza?"
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    Similar to the show, when we first meet Lucky in the comics, he attacks the Tracksuit Mafia and helps Clint.

    19. This isn't really a hidden detail, but Kate's apartment looks exactly like Clint's apartment from the 2012 Hawkeye comics series, right down to the archery practice equipment.

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    This is just another brilliant way the series has honored the Matt Fraction and David Aja comics.

    20. Clint tells Kate that the group of guys after her are known as the Tracksuit Mafia, who are pulled directly from the 2012 Hawkeye comics.

    Kate telling Clint "That's their name? That's a little on the nose, don't you think?"
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    The Tracksuit Mafia, who are also known as Tracksuit Draculas, are one of the main criminal organizations that Clint fights.

    21. Kate takes Clint to hide at her aunt's place, and when she's looking for the buzzer, we see the name "Moira Brandon," which is a huge Marvel Easter egg.

    Kate saying "It's my aunt's place. She's in Florida for the winter"
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    In the comics, Moira Brandon is an actor who gives her massive Palos Verdes estate to the West Coast Avengers. Moira ends up saving Hawkeye when they first meet as well. Now, I'm screaming because this is just one of many details that hint at the West Coast Avengers coming to the MCU. Hawkeye and Kate Bishop are also both members.

    22. On the wall of Moira's apartment, you can spot a poster for Creature of the Dark Galaxy, a movie she starred in. This means the show has kept Moira's backstory from the comics too.

    A close-up of a poster that says Moira Brandon and Luke Ballard on it
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    23. When Clint patches up Kate's head wound, the moment mirrors when Natasha did the same for Yelena in Black Widow.

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    24. Detective Caudle calls Kate and wants to know where she was when her apartment caught fire, and he asks her to come in and talk. In the comics, Caudle is also a detective who Kate Bishop goes to for help.

    Detective Caudle telling Kate who he is
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    25. When Clint attends the LARPing event in order to retrieve Ronin's suit, it's being worn by a man named Grills. In the 2012 Hawkeye comics, Grills is the name of Clint's neighbor and one of his closest friends.

    Grills introducing himself to Clint as he walks away
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    26. Clint mentions to Laura how he's going to do a "catch release" with the Tracksuit Mafia, and Laura says how it's one of Nat's old moves. We saw Natasha do this exact move in The Avengers.

    Clint tied to a chair vs Natasha tied to a chair
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    27. Kate's username for her Bishop Security login features "2012," which is likely a nod to the 2012 Hawkeye comic book series by Matt Fraction and David Aja.

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    There's also "11" in the username, and god, I hope it's a nod to Hawkeye (2012) Issue #11, which is told completely from Pizza Dog's perspective.

    28. And finally, we are introduced to Maya Lopez, aka Echo, at the very end of Episode 2, and I am so excited I could cry.

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    In the Marvel comics, Echo is the deaf adopted daughter of Kingpin and is often seen in the Daredevil comics. Besides using the alias Echo, she also wears the Ronin suit in the comics and takes up that mantle. Alaqua Cox, who plays Maya, will also be getting her own Disney+ series called Echo.

    Did you catch any other Easter eggs or cool details? Have a better theory for one mentioned above? Tell me everything in the comments below!

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