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Subj: Re: Whatever Happened To MoonDragon Anyway?
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 07:30:23 pm EST (Viewed 7 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Whatever Happened To MoonDragon Anyway?
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 04:27:28 pm EST (Viewed 158 times)


      And even more annoying is that a well-written Scarlet Witch/Hawkeye relationship, given their history, could have been something substantial. Instead, we got an issue most of us found offensive that pretty much eliminates the possibility of there ever being a real Scarlet Witch/Hawkeye storyline. Even with the retcon, Hawkeye isn't in the clear.

    I agree. The retcon was that Hawkeye believed it was Wanda when in fact it was a Doombot. That still means Hawkeye intentionally tried to bed a dear old friend who seemed in the midst of a complete mental breakdown and didn't even remember who she was. Maybe he thought she wouldn't even remember. This is evil at its core.

    I've heard the counter-argument that Clint was suffering from PTSD from his death/resurrection at Wanda's hand, that Wanda seduced him, and that Hawkeye was actually the victim. I ain't buying it. ESPECIALLY since we now know that magic wasn't at play during their encounter, since the Wanda-bot wouldn't have had those powers. And I definitely can't see Doom using his magic to make Clint get intimate with one of his robots, for heavens sake.

I have thought of that too. The retcon actually takes away any excuse we could have made for Clint about being under magical influence.

As originally written, New Avengers 26 is loaded with questions that never got answered. Wanda claimed that her aunt Agatha (who was supposed to be dead) was sleeping in the other room. And then Clint tries to open a door, but then freezes, as if some force is keeping him from doing so.

But then Bendis never mentioned any of it again as far as I know. What was supposed to be going on there? And with the retcon, what are we supposed to think was behind the door? And then why wouldn't Hawkeye tell the other Avengers that he'd found Wanda?

The retcon needs a further retcon. I don't even care WHAT. But Hawkeye needs this off his official history somehow. The Austen-written tryst with the Wasp was bad too, with everyone involved acting out of character and illogically. So somebody should wipe both incidents away at the same time.

    Back when Hawkeye led the WACKOs, he was my second-favorite character (after Spidey). Now I can't even look at him. The damage Bendis did to these characters just goes on and on.

That issue was the last one where Marvel got any of my money for an issue written by Bendis.

Hawkeye used to be my favorite Marvel character. And the Scarlet Witch was my favorite female Avenger. I got my start as an Avengers fan as a kid with those old cartoons of Cap's Kooky Quartet.

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