Hawkeye III





Weapon Woman

Nick Name
Civilian ID
Katherine "Kate" Elizabeth Bishop



Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
New York, New York
Group Affiliation
Young Avengers
Base of Operations
New York, New York
5' 5"
120 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers
Normal human with superb athletic and hand-to-hand combat skills.

Bow and Arrows: Longbow and traditional arrows.

Staves: Short truncheons used for close hand-to-hand combat.

Sword: Long bladed weapon.

Common Enemies
Regularly Appearing
Young Avengers
First Appearance

Kate Bishop

Young Avengers #1 (2005)

Hawkeye III

Young Avengers #12 (2006)

Allan Heinberg & Jim Cheung

The daughter of a rich publishing magnate, Kate Bishop was never comfortable with her wealth and like her mother donated time and money to those in need. After her mother was killed, Bishop became even more active in charity - leading her to travel alone late through Central Park, which gave opportunity to a rapist. Receiving the best therapy that money could buy and dedicating herself to intense physical training she determined to never be a victim again.

Bishop first encountered the Young Avengers when they thwarted a group of gunmen holding the guests of her sister's wedding hostage. Bishop herself even played a minor role in helping the heroes and was lauded by the media for her efforts. Bishop was later contacted by Cassie Lang, the daughter of the second Ant-Man, and the two young women tracked the new team to their hideout in the recently demolished Avengers Mansion.

Scavenging costumes and weaponry from the mansion, Bishop obtained equipment formerly used by past Avenger Hawkeye, Mockingbird and the Swordsman. Although she was forced to surrender the equipment when the team of youths was forced to retire by the current members of the Avengers, Bishop was undeterred and used her wealth to have new equipment manufactured. Appropriating an empty warehouse of her father's - Bishop reformed the team of young heroes and eventually assumed the identity of the former bowman Hawkeye.

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