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TV: Marvel’s Hawkeye on Disney Plus Introduces New Queer Black Female Character

Hawkeye - Bombshell

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has welcomed a new queer character in the most low-key way on the new Disney Plus series Hawkeye.

In episode four, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) – aka Hawkeye – tasked his young protégé, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), with tracking down the trick arrows that he used to fight live-action role-playing (LARP) enthusiasts earlier in the season.

Kate encountered off-duty New York Police Department officer Wendy Conrad (Adetinpo Thomas) who is training alongside the LARPers in the park. The young hero eventually enlisted the help of Conrad and others in the guild to help retrieve the missing arrows, and the group accompanied Kate back to her makeshift HQ.

Conrad arrives with the trick arrows in a bag, declaring that she had completed the “arrow retrieval mission”. Clint then attempts to take the bag containing the arrows away from the off-duty cop. But Conrad is hesitant to part with the bag, revealing it was a gift from her beloved wife. “My wife gave me this bag,” Conrad revealed. “It’s embroidered. It says ‘Bombshell’.”

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