Warning! This article contains spoilers for Hawkeye! Read at your own risk!
The first two episodes of Hawkeye premiered in a day and it revolved around one thing: Ronin. It is as if the said name resonates a memory during the time when half of the universe was snapped out of existence. The Tracksuit mafia is after him and they are surely persistent in apprehending him. But first, who is he and what did he do to make people that motivated to get to him?
Hawkeye: Who is Ronin?
Ronin is not a person nor a character, it is a persona, an identity taken by someone. It is a title and it is used by Clint Barton during the time when Thanos snapped half of the universe from existence. It is like an alter ego that is most often associated with mystery and stealth. As reported in the episode, no one knows who is behind the suit of Ronin and he is like a masked vigilante.
Why is the Tracksuit Mafia after Ronin?
It is simple: Ronin eradicated underground criminals before everyone was blipped back. Being a criminal group, the Tracksuit Mafia was one of those with which Clint Barton, in the identity of Ronin, had a conflict with. The group is a crime syndicate and having a masked vigilante out on the runstopping their plans and heists would surely make them angered.
Ronin not only cleansed the streets of New York City from these criminals, but he also did the same in various places such as in Endgame, but he also eradicated underground crime syndicates that Nat caught him killing one in action.
In Hawkeye, the Ronin suit has such a reputation of being a threat to many criminal groups such as the Tracksuit mafia. But more than that, it was shown that the said organization is under the control of a woman – Echo, who, in the comics, donned the title of Ronin as well. Who is she would be ours to find out in the next episodes of Hawkeye.
Hawkeye Episodes 1 and 2 are now streaming on Disney Plus.