Who is Jack Duquesne/ Swordsman in Hawkeye? Did He Kill [SPOILERS]?

Warning! This article contains spoilers for Hawkeye! Read at your own risk!

Hawkeye has introduced a handful of characters into the MCU and one of those is Tony Dalton’s Jack Duquesne a.k.a. Swordsman and, in the comics, the soon-to-be stepfather of Kate Bishop has a lot more to his story and is definitely connected to Clint Barton making his appearance in the canon show an intriguing one. Who is he? Did he kill his uncle Armand Duquesne III?

Who is Jack Duquesne/ Swordsman in Hawkeye? Did He Kill Armand III?

Who is Jack Duquesne/ Swordsman in Hawkeye? Did He Kill [SPOILERS]?
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Who is Jack Duquesne/ Swordsman in Hawkeye? Did He Kill [SPOILERS]?

As introduced in the first episode of Hawkeye, Jack Duquesne is the new fiancé of Eleanor Bishop, mother of Kate, and it was revealed by Armand Duquesne III that the two are about to get married. Later in the show, Jack and Armand III participated in a black-market auction and Jack wanted to bid Armand III out of the retractable Ronin sword wherein he later lost. With the arrival of the Tracksuit mafia, Jack successfully got the sword.

Before Episode 1 ends, it was a shock that Armand Duquesne was found dead and before anyone could see Kate, she fled the scene. By the second episode, it seems that Jack showed no remorse over the death of his uncle. Inheritance is something, right? Jack even set a dinner with Eleanor and they invited Kate over which she approved of in the condition that she would have to set the conversations.

During their dinner, Kate and Jack get intense as Kate thinks Jack is hiding something. They learned how Kat knows her swords well and that they fought each other through fencing. Kate caught Jack off-guard by hitting him while in a conversation and it showed how skilled Jack is as a swordsman. Later, he offered Kate a butterscotch, one which she found in the scene where Armand III died.

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In the comics, Jack Duquesne is known to be the Swordsman. Hawkeye and Swordsman did not have such a fond memory together and the latter was a hero and a villain throughout the years. Whether he would be a villain in Hawkeye seems to be likely and there is surely more to his character than what meets the eye. With a motive to kill Armand III, it is possible that it was him.

See Jack Duquesne in Hawkeye, streaming on Disney Plus, and Episode 3 arrives next week.

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