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“Hawkeye”: who is Echo, the mysterious woman from chapter 2?


The first two episodes are available to watch from November 24. (Credit / Disney +)

Disney + premiered the first two episodes of Hawkeye, the new series of Marvel Focused on Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). The story introduces us to the young superheroine and her unexpected encounter with the Avenger on Christmas Eve, as the mob hunts them over the revival of Ronin’s sword and suit. It is recalled that this is an identity that Clint used in the past to declare war on many criminal organizations.

Towards the end of Chapter 2, a figure never before seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) appears: Maya Lopez (Echo), a deaf woman of Native American origin. Who is she and why will she matter in the future?

ECHO, KINGPIN’S ADOPTIVE DAUGHTER

Hawkeye and Kate Bishop have been caught by the mob and their leader appears from the shadows when one of the thugs indicates that the mission has been accomplished. Alaqua cox is the actress in charge of bringing this character to the small screen, but so far very little of her has been seen. In fact, it has a long history in Marvel which has been mostly linked to the Daredevil comics.

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“Hawkeye”: who is Echo, the mysterious woman from chapter 2?
Maya López also took on the Ronin identity in the comics. (Credit / Marvel Comics)

Maya López, also known as Echo, is the adoptive daughter of Wilson Fisk (Kingpin), a powerful criminal of Marvel who is in control of the mafias in New York. He has been the arch nemesis of Spider-Man, Daredevil, and the Punisher, while his known affiliations include HYDRA, The Hand, and the Sinister Six. For that reason, it is not surprising that the young woman has been taken to the world of crime and follows in the footsteps of the dangerous villain.

As the Disney + series shows, she is deaf and speaks in sign language. This hearing impairment has had some importance in the first two episodes with scenes that could give us some clues, such as that Clint Barton himself also suffers from hearing loss and must use hearing aids to hear clearly, or that his son spoke to him with language of signs when saying goodbye to him before going home with his brothers for Christmas.

The skills of Threw out They are very similar to another character that appeared earlier in the movies, Taskmaster, as he copies all of his opponents’ movements with very exact reflections. In addition, he has a great command of martial arts, although all his attacks rely heavily on sight due to the inability to hear. What is the woman’s interest in Ronin? According to the comics, she has also maintained this identity, so it would not be strange if she could be behind the suit and the sword.

“Hawkeye”: who is Echo, the mysterious woman from chapter 2?
Alaqua Cox plays Maya López in the Marvel series. (Credit / Disney +)

A SPIN-OFF SERIES OF HAWKEYE

Before the premiere of the series starring Jeremy Renner, Disney confirmed that Threw out would be a derivative story of the events of the series where he has recently debuted as an antagonist. The spin-off It has been in development since March of this year with Alaqua Cox as the protagonist.

The third episode of Hawkeye It will be available next November 31 on Disney +.

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