- Real Name: Katherine “Kate” Elizabeth Bishop
- AKA: Bishop, Female Archer, Hawk-ess, Hawkette, Hawkingbird, Lady Hawkeye, Lady Hawkman, Katie Bishop, Kate-Hawk, Knightress, Mockingbird, Taskmistress, Weapon Woman,
- Family: Derek Bishop (father), Eleanor Bishop (mother), Heather Bishop (step-mother), Susan Bishop (sister), Lucky (pet)
- Base of Operation: West Coast Avengers HQ, Venice, Los Angeles, California; formerly Brooklyn, New York City, New York; mobile abroad the Noh-Varr’s Kree Ship; Manhattan, New York City, New York
- Identity: Secret Identity
- Citizenship: American
- Martial Status: Single
- Occupation: Private Eye; Student; Adventurer; Fugitive
- Education: Enrolled at Hawthorne Academy preparatory school
- Gender: Female
- Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
- Weight: 120 lbs (54.43 kg)
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Black
- Origin: Human
- Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)
She has always wanted to help people, even before she became a hero. Introduced in Young Avengers #1 (2005) by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, Kate is the youngest daughter of wealthy publicist Derek Bishop. Derek was involved in the mob and Kate was eventually kidnapped when she found out. She escaped and as one of the criminals caught up to her, he was shot by an arrow from Hawkeye. This inspired her to help people and used Hawkeye as her role model. After an assault later in life, she began training in combat and archery. During her older sister’s wedding, the event was taken hostage. The Young Avengers tried to rescue them but only caused more trouble by causing a fire. Kate helped by using one of Patriot stars and they were able to capture the criminals.
After a trip to the hospital, Kate met Cassie Lang and the two went in search of the new team. They found them at the destroyed Avengers Mansion (destroyed during Scarlet Witch’s breakdown.) They were all attacked by Kang, who was searching for Iron Lad, his younger self. Wanting to help, Kate used some old Avengers gear to fight. After the fight, she would join the team as a co-leader with Patriot and would set up a base for them. After Patriot was injured, she blamed Cap for not training them properly. Jessica Jones later gave her Clint Barton’s (who was dead at the time) original bow with a note from Cap that he had allowed her to use Hawkeye’s name in honor of Barton. When Barton returned to the living, he met with Bishop and approved of her using the name, while he would use the Ronin moniker.
She would remain with the Young Avengers for many years until they broke up after the Children Crusade arc. Barton, now back to being Hawkeye, became a mentor to Kate, who also used the Hawkeye moniker at the same time. She would also gain a pet in the form of Lucky the Pizza dog. After a one-night stand with Noh-Varr, she would join a new team of Young Avengers in their effort to stop Mother from taking over their universe. She would later move to LA and open a detective agency. She would join Barton to form the latest West Coast Avengers team along with her new boyfriend Fuse. She has since returned to New York and began working with her estranged sister.
Kate Bishop has become one of the most popular members of the Young Avengers, mostly due to her partnership with Clint Barton. However, she has had only one ML figure so far, being part of a store exclusive multipack.
Hawkeye mini series
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Toys or Us Exclusive Marvel Legends Avengers box set – Kate Bishop Marvel’s Hawkeye with Marvel’s Vision and Sam Wilson Captain America
- After the Young Avenger broke up, Clint Barton approached Kate to become her mentor. They would have a long partnership. During this time she began wearing this costume, which would become her signature look. Like all “classic” verisons it have been drawn differently by different artists.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- If you are a fan of Hawkeye (Barton), you will need this for your Hawkeye’s allies collections. You will also need it for the Young Avengers (both incarnations) as well as West Coast Avengers and a general Avengers collection.
- Does it need a remake?:
- No, but it does need a general release.
Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.