Hawkeye: What’s hidden in plain sight in episode 6

(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios' HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios' HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /
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Another batch of trick arrows…

Since it wouldn’t be Hawkeye without some trick arrows, we got plenty of them during this episode, courtesy of some leftover Stark Industries tech and some ingenuity from Clint. Along with some of the trick arrows we’ve already seen, including acid arrows, explosive arrows, and the shockwave arrow, there was:

  • The Magnetic Intensifier arrow – Basically the arrow designed to take away guns and rifles from Clint’s opponents via electromagnetism, which is what we see happen here. And yes, this is from the comics.
  • The Flare arrow – Also from the comics, the flare arrow doubles as a means of temporarily blinding opponents. It also seems to incorporate elements of the “Stun-blast arrow,” as well.
  • The Needle arrow – Another trick arrow that’s original to the series, and this one looks quite lethal as it sends out numerous sharp projectiles out of the shaft.
  • The Freeze Arrow – A classic trick arrow from Clint’s quiver. He also has a “Fire Arrow” as well.
  • The Bola Arrow – In the comics, this trick arrow simply coils around the legs of an intended target on impact. In the series, it has the added effect of also launching bad guys into the air after having tied them up.
  • The Electro Arrow – While it works very much like a high-powered taser in the comics, here it also traps the bad guys in what looks to be an electric lasso.
  • The Tranquilizer Arrow – a rather useful non-lethal arrow which, funny enough, Clint’s comic book counterpart doesn’t have.
  • Tear-Gas arrow – Yet another classic trick arrow Clint keeps on hand in the comics.
  • The Airbag Arrow – A rather interesting one to use as a weapon, I must say.
  • The Pym Particle Shrink Arrow – Since we saw Clint use a Pym Particle Arrow to enlarge an arrow during episode 3, it only makes sense that he’d have a Pym Particle arrow that shrinks objects, too.
  • The Splitting Arrow – One more trick arrow that seems exclusive to the series instead of the comics. Though it certainly has cinematic style points.
  • The Cable Arrow – A proper cable arrow this time as opposed to one that comes out of the bow.
  • The Net Arrow – Clint’s had various versions of this trick arrow, including the type we see here in which it also has electrified cables.
  • The “Too Dangerous” Arrow – Although this is more or less another Explosive Arrow. Clint could’ve been more specific with the labeling, methinks.

…and a new costume!

Finally, courtesy of his LARPer friends, Clint gets a new suit that matches the one he wears from the comics. More specifically, it’s the black shirt with the purple arrowhead that he wears from the Matt Fraction comic, albeit with long sleeves. It’s also an outfit which comes full-circle, as the one he wore in Fraction’s comic was more-or-less inspired by the suit Clint wore in the first Avengers movie. And that costume design, in turn, took it’s inspiration from Hawkeye’s look from The Ultimates, which was Ultimate Marvel’s take on the Avengers.