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Hawkeye has been constantly upgrading his weaponry throughout the years since he debuted in the MCU and this time, his arrows are beyond impressive as there are a lot of new additions to his armory with special uses and kinds of all sorts and Kate Bishop got to try them all while in a chase with the Tracksuit mafia and Echo.
Hawkeye Episode 3: What Kinds of Trick Arrows are There?
In Hawkeye Episode 3, Echoes, it was revealed that, aside from the regular ones, Clint Barton had a lot of upgraded arrows and for someone who is in retirement with his family after the tedious two decades of being a hero, he must be missing the action or he just found a new hobby to do those things and have his weaponry expanded with multifunctional arrows.
The Play-Doh Arrow
As Kate calls it, the Play-Doh arrow, it is a purple goop-like substance coming out of the end of the arrow and it grows, enough to cover the view of the enemy. Like what Kate did, it blocked the windshield of the car leading it to swerve.
The Putty Arrow/ Explosive Arrow
This one is a dangerous arrow. After a beep, it explodes on whichever thing it is attached to and in the case of the Tracksuit mafia, well, it is on the front bumper of a truck causing it to go boom and get caught in flames. It is the same kind of arrow that Hawkeye used in the first Avengers movie where he, unknowingly, saved Kate from an incoming Chitauri.
The Plunger Arrow
No, Kate, it is not completely useless at all contrary to your first belief. When Kate fired it to the car of Echo, it was just stuck there, and while it looks like a joke to her, it proved Kate wrong when they had to hold on for dear life to a train and it was the plunger arrow that Clint held onto while it is attached to the roof of the train.
The Arrow that Attaches Itself to Everything on Range
Yes, that arrow that pulled all the Christmas trees on Kaz’s car; it has a lot of small wires attaching itself to the things within its range and pulls it all together. It is a brilliant addition to the armory as it is quite practical especially if you want to take down a lot of guys and tie them all up in one bunch. Unfortunately, said arrow was not named.
The Acid Arrows
As the name says, it is an arrow with an acid container on its tip that it disintegrates whatever thing it attaches to. In this case, Clint gave it to Kate with an instruction to aim it towards the stoplight causing it to fall. True to its purpose, it is effective.
The Smoke Arrow
Whether it is to distract an enemy or mask ones’ appearance, the arrow emits a purple smoke which could encapsulate a place and, in this case, it is the Challenger car that Echo is driving.
The Pym Arrow
This is the real deal. This is definitely an upgrade from Ant-Man, the one that he uses to be a giant and it is amazing that Clint has an arrow improved by it. When Clint asked Kate to shoot a regular arrow up, he aimed a Pym arrow on it causing it to get really big and it fell directly on one truck.
The USB Arrow
This is not the first time we saw this kind of trick arrow. While Kate didn’t know what to do with it and she just used it to threaten the Tracksuit mafia only for them to find out that it wasn’t a deadly one, its use was seen in the finale of What If..? Season 1 wherein they stored Arnim Zola in said arrow and had it aimed to Ultron Vision to destroy his program from within.
The Grappling Hook Arrow
See all these arrows in Hawkeye Episode 3, now streaming on Disney Plus.
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