Friday, March 10, 2006

I'd Have Kept Hawkeye Single

I enjoyed Mockingird.

I did.

I thought she was a neat character, and I liked her interaction with Hawkeye.

However, I also think that, as soon as Hawkeye and Mockingbird got together, that it created a bit of a tug upon Hawkeye, forcing him to become more and more serious, and more straight-laced.

And I think making Hawkeye mature was more of a decision made for the writers, who liked to see him develop as a character, not made in the best interests of the character.

And as a result of Hawkeye's marriage to Mockingbird, writers who WANTED a return to the Hawkeye of old had no other recourse than to get rid of Mockingbird, which is a shame, as she was a neat character.


Blogger Mo Soar said...

The Hawkeye and Mockingbird marriage would have been okay had the characters been shown developing into it. Two people who get married after having known each other for a week (in stressful circumstances) and then "settle" in to a life that's even MORE stressful could have made good fiction. Add in the fact that Mock was unprepared for the shift from "solo ex-SHIELD spy" to "superhero" (two very different skill sets) and probably agreed to be an Avenger just because that's what Hawkeye wanted.

But no, that was then, and once they got married, Hawkeye became someone else, pretty much.

What I really didn't enjoy was the "relationship" they had during the time they were separated, which involved them screaming at each other in very unpleasant ways. Flat-out bad writing.

3/16/2006 12:09 PM  
Blogger Pól Rua said...

He's a swashbuckling ex-carny and former Commie dupe and she's a former spy... frankly, I think it would've been great to have them as one of those couples who hook up, hump like bunnies and then realize they make each other crazy and go their separate ways for a couple of months.

3/16/2006 7:54 PM  

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