History Comicbook / Hawkman

21st Jan '16 10:36:46 AM rafi
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* {{Reincarnation}}: Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders/Kendra Saunders * ReincarnationRomance: Khufu/Carter and Chay-Ara/Shiera/Kendra
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* {{Reincarnation}}: Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders/Kendra Saunders * {{Reincarnation}} / ReincarnationRomance: Khufu/Carter and Chay-Ara/Shiera/KendraChay-Ara/Shiera/Kendra. They are reincarnated Egyptian nobles who were murdered but found each other again in modern times. In fact, thanks to an Nth Metal dagger, they are both cursed to meet, fall in love, and die tragically in each life.
10th Jan '16 8:46:20 PM Eagal
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Luke I Am Your Father isn;t just about being related. It has to be part of The Reveal.
* LukeIAmYourFather: In the DCAU, Hawkgirl is the mother of future hero Warhawk--but the father is [[spoiler:Green Lantern John Stewart]]! ** Fel Andar is Charley Parker's father. ** Hawkgirl's mother is Queen Khea. *** Shiera Sanders or Chay-Ara?
10th Jan '16 8:43:08 PM Eagal
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* AntiHero: Type III. Carter Hall is a well-educated, suave, intelligent, and otherwise nice guy to be around. Hawkman on the other hand fights like Conan the Barbarian, and is not especially careful about injuring his supervillains, which he is likely to do thanks to his enhanced strength and weapons. Still, Hawkman ''is'' a fundamentally good person, he just occasionally lapses at times. In Hawkman v4 it was a constant personal struggle between being a man who upheld the law and acting like the warrior of violent times he'd been in his many past lives.
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* AntiHero: Type III. Carter Hall is a well-educated, suave, intelligent, and otherwise nice guy to be around. Hawkman on the other hand fights like Conan the Barbarian, and is not especially careful about injuring his supervillains, which he is likely to do thanks to his enhanced strength and weapons. Still, Hawkman ''is'' a fundamentally good person, he just occasionally lapses at times. In Hawkman v4 it was a constant personal struggle between being a man who upheld the law and acting like the warrior of violent times he'd been in his many past lives.

* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
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* AnimalThemedSuperbeingAnimalThemedSuperbeing: Hawks, naturally. Wings and all.

* ArmedWithCanon
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* %%* ArmedWithCanon

* BecauseDestinySaysSo * BettyAndVeronica: Hawkgirl and Mavis Trent in the Silver Age.
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* %%* BecauseDestinySaysSo * %%* BettyAndVeronica: Hawkgirl and Mavis Trent in the Silver Age.

* BlondesAreEvil: Hummingbird * BlondGuysAreEvil: Charley Parker
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* %%* BlondesAreEvil: Hummingbird * BlondGuysAreEvil: Charley Parker

* BlondesAreEvil: Hummingbird * BlondGuysAreEvil: %%** Charley Parker

* {{Cult}}: The followers of Thasaro. [[spoiler:However, their god kills them because he does not like to be used.]] ** Also the followers of Onimar Synn on Thanagar.
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* {{Cult}}: The followers of Thasaro. [[spoiler:However, their god kills them because he does not like to be used.]] ** ]] Also the followers of Onimar Synn on Thanagar.

* {{Cult}}: The followers of Thasaro. [[spoiler:However, their god kills them because he does not like to be used.]] ** Also the followers of Onimar Synn DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler:Forerunner on Thanagar.Golden Eagle.]]

* EmpoweredBadassNormal
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* EmpoweredBadassNormalEmpoweredBadassNormal: Depending on the version, the Hawks are normal people given superpowers through some method or other.

* ExiledFromContinuity

* FaceHeelTurn: Golden Eagle * FieryRedhead: Hawkwoman
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* %%* FaceHeelTurn: Golden Eagle * %%* FieryRedhead: Hawkwoman

* HalfHumanHybrid: Katar Hol and Charles Parker
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* %%* HalfHumanHybrid: Katar Hol and Charles Parker

* HeelFaceTurn: Fel Andar
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* %%* HeelFaceTurn: Fel Andar

* HeroWorshipper: Charley Parker
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* %%* HeroWorshipper: Charley Parker

* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Charley Parker
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* %%* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Charley Parker

* LegacyCharacter * LegacyImplosion
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* %%* LegacyCharacter * %%* LegacyImplosion

* MishmashMuseum: Midway City Museum
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* %%* MishmashMuseum: Midway City Museum

* {{Ninja}} / McNinja: Shadow Thief
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* {{Ninja}} / McNinja: %%* {{Ninja}}: Shadow Thief

* OlderAndWiser: In ''Hawkworld'' issue 2, Katar had one that was an oppressed Wingor, named R'd Nar, who helped him get out of his funk. ** Faraway Woman
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* OlderAndWiser: OlderAndWiser: ** In ''Hawkworld'' issue 2, Katar had one that was an oppressed Wingor, named R'd Nar, who helped him get out of his funk. ** %%** Faraway Woman

* OldSuperhero: Carter Hall (he's not so old anymore) * OurFounder: Kalmoran
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* OldSuperhero: Carter Hall (he's not so old anymore) * %%* OurFounder: Kalmoran

* ParentalAbandonment: ** Charley Parker ** Shayera Thal
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* %%* ParentalAbandonment: ** %%** Charley Parker ** %%** Shayera Thal

* PlanetOfHats: Thanagar
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* %%* PlanetOfHats: Thanagar

* [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale Rape Is OK If It's Female On Male]]: [[spoiler:Forerunner on Golden Eagle.]] * RedHeadedHero: Hawkwoman
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* [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale Rape Is OK If It's Female On Male]]: [[spoiler:Forerunner on Golden Eagle.]] * RedHeadedHero: HawkwomanHawkwoman generally has red hair.

* SecretWar: The Shadow War.
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* %%* SecretWar: The Shadow War.

* ServantRace[=/=]SlaveRace: The denizens of Downside. Aliens from conquered worlds end up there, forming a single, amorphous class of downtrodden slaves. Some Thanagarians themselves (Katar Hol and young Shayera Thal, each of them at one point) end up in this trope. Isamot Kol, a [[LizardFolk Lizard Man]] GreenLantern, is one of these aliens, but is proud to be from Thanagar. * ShapeShifter: Byth Rok
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* ServantRace[=/=]SlaveRace: The denizens of Downside. Aliens from conquered worlds end up there, forming a single, amorphous class of downtrodden slaves. Some Thanagarians themselves (Katar Hol and young Shayera Thal, each of them at one point) end up in this trope. Isamot Kol, a [[LizardFolk Lizard Man]] GreenLantern, is one of these aliens, but is proud to be from Thanagar. * %%* ShapeShifter: Byth Rok

* SomethingPerson
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* SomethingPersonSlaveRace: The denizens of Downside. Aliens from conquered worlds end up there, forming a single, amorphous class of downtrodden slaves. Some Thanagarians themselves (Katar Hol and young Shayera Thal, each of them at one point) end up in this trope. Isamot Kol, a [[LizardFolk Lizard Man]] GreenLantern, is one of these aliens, but is proud to be from Thanagar. * SomethingPerson: Hawkman follows this naming scheme.

* WalkingShirtlessScene: Well, Flying Shirtless Scene.
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* %%* WalkingShirtlessScene: Well, Flying Shirtless Scene.

* WildChild: [[spoiler:Hawkboy and his sister.]]
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* %%* WildChild: [[spoiler:Hawkboy and his sister.]]

* WingedHumanoid: Manhawks and Feitherans.
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* WingedHumanoid: WingedHumanoid: ** Manhawks and Feitherans.Feitherans.

* YouCantGoHomeAgain: ** Katar and Shayera (pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}) ** Shayera (DCAU)
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* %%* YouCantGoHomeAgain: ** %%** Katar and Shayera (pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}) ** %%** Shayera (DCAU)
25th Dec '15 5:46:07 PM nombretomado
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Hawkman's feature in Flash Comics ended when that book was canceled in 1949. He continued to appear in All-Star Comics until that book was cancelled in 1951, bringing DC's Golden Age of superhero comics to an end. During TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, he was reinvented, this time as Katar Hol, a law enforcement agent from the planet Thanagar (conveniently inhabited by HumanAliens) who came to Earth (along with his partner and wife Shayera) to study Earth's crimefighting techniques, and they assumed the identities of museum curators Carter and Shiera Hall. They also acted as superheroes (using their Thanagarian uniforms) and became known as Hawkman and Hawkgirl (later renamed Hawkwoman). They soon joined the {{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, the modern version of the Justice Society, and even met the ''original'' Hawks during the League's team-ups with the Society (which was established as having existed in the [[AlternateUniverse parallel universe]] called Earth-2.)
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Hawkman's feature in Flash Comics ended when that book was canceled in 1949. He continued to appear in All-Star Comics until that book was cancelled in 1951, bringing DC's Golden Age of superhero comics to an end. During TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, he was reinvented, this time as Katar Hol, a law enforcement agent from the planet Thanagar (conveniently inhabited by HumanAliens) who came to Earth (along with his partner and wife Shayera) to study Earth's crimefighting techniques, and they assumed the identities of museum curators Carter and Shiera Hall. They also acted as superheroes (using their Thanagarian uniforms) and became known as Hawkman and Hawkgirl (later renamed Hawkwoman). They soon joined the {{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, the modern version of the Justice Society, and even met the ''original'' Hawks during the League's team-ups with the Society (which was established as having existed in the [[AlternateUniverse parallel universe]] called Earth-2.)

Up to this point, there was no real confusion over the Hawkman characters. It all started after DC decided to {{Retcon}} their universe with the CrisisCrossover called ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths. All of DC's titles were supposed to undergo a {{reboot}} afterwards; but due to poor editorial overseeing, some titles were rebooted but others were not. More specifically, the original Silver Hawkman was initially still around after the Crisis, even having his own ongoing series again. However, in 1989, Tim Truman and John Ostrander wrote a miniseries called 'Hawkworld'; the idea was not to remove or recton the SilverAge Hawks as they were now, but rather to give their origin a more modern update. However, [[ExecutiveMeddling for whatever reason,]] it was decided that Hawkworld would turn out to have taken place in the present day, thus completely rebooting the Hawks, despite such a change occurring 4-5 years after Crisis. In the end, Silver Age Hawkman was reinvented as a DarkerAndEdgier character who had only recently arrived on Earth--but due to this change happening several years after the Crisis instead of right after it, Hawkman was ''still'' supposed to have been a member of the League for years! They explained this by claiming that the winged heroes in the League were actually the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl (since all DC characters now existed in one universe) and, later, that a Thanagarian spy had joined the team as Hawkman.
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Up to this point, there was no real confusion over the Hawkman characters. It all started after DC decided to {{Retcon}} their universe with the CrisisCrossover called ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths. All of DC's titles were supposed to undergo a {{reboot}} afterwards; but due to poor editorial overseeing, some titles were rebooted but others were not. More specifically, the original Silver Hawkman was initially still around after the Crisis, even having his own ongoing series again. However, in 1989, Tim Truman and John Ostrander wrote a miniseries called 'Hawkworld'; the idea was not to remove or recton the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Hawks as they were now, but rather to give their origin a more modern update. However, [[ExecutiveMeddling for whatever reason,]] it was decided that Hawkworld would turn out to have taken place in the present day, thus completely rebooting the Hawks, despite such a change occurring 4-5 years after Crisis. In the end, Silver Age Hawkman was reinvented as a DarkerAndEdgier character who had only recently arrived on Earth--but due to this change happening several years after the Crisis instead of right after it, Hawkman was ''still'' supposed to have been a member of the League for years! They explained this by claiming that the winged heroes in the League were actually the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl (since all DC characters now existed in one universe) and, later, that a Thanagarian spy had joined the team as Hawkman.
10th Dec '15 6:06:47 PM nombretomado
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When DC decided to fix its post-Crisis mistakes with ''another'' reality-changing crossover (ZeroHour) somebody came up with the idea of having the various Hawks... ''merged'' into a single being, known as the "Hawk-god". This idea was poorly received and his series was soon cancelled. DC was so desperate over the mess that they actually ''forbade'' anybody from using the character for years. (Which is why Creator/GrantMorrison was forced to create/sub in [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Zauriel]] when he was writing [[Comicbook/JusticeLeague JLA]].)
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When DC decided to fix its post-Crisis mistakes with ''another'' reality-changing crossover (ZeroHour) (ComicBook/ZeroHour) somebody came up with the idea of having the various Hawks... ''merged'' into a single being, known as the "Hawk-god". This idea was poorly received and his series was soon cancelled. DC was so desperate over the mess that they actually ''forbade'' anybody from using the character for years. (Which is why Creator/GrantMorrison was forced to create/sub in [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Zauriel]] when he was writing [[Comicbook/JusticeLeague JLA]].)
2nd Dec '15 11:20:22 PM bwburke94
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Hawkman and Hawkwoman appear as members of the Justice League on the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' series. Hawkgirl is a playable character in ''InjusticeGodsAmongUs''. Hawkman was also a recurring character in the late seasons of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', played by Creator/MichaelShanks. Hawkgirl (Kendra Sanders version) and Hawkman (Carter Hall) will appear in the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' spinoff, ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' and will be played by Ciare Renee and Falk Hentschel, respectively.
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Hawkman and Hawkwoman appear as members of the Justice League on the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' series. Hawkgirl is a playable character in ''InjusticeGodsAmongUs''. Hawkman was also a recurring character in the late seasons of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', played by Creator/MichaelShanks. Hawkgirl (Kendra Sanders Saunders version) and Hawkman (Carter Hall) will appear in the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' spinoff, ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' and will be ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', played by Ciare Ciara Renee and Falk Hentschel, respectively.
4th Nov '15 5:22:16 PM nombretomado
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] [[TheFalcon Falcon]], or arguably Angel from the Comicbook/XMen.
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] [[TheFalcon [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Falcon]], or arguably Angel from the Comicbook/XMen.
3rd Nov '15 3:09:07 PM nombretomado
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* BrotherSisterTeam: [[spoiler:Hawkboy and his sister in ''TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.]]
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* BrotherSisterTeam: [[spoiler:Hawkboy and his sister in ''TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.]]

* NoNameGiven: [[spoiler:Katar and Shayera's son and daughter in ''TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''. The son was called Hawkboy.]]
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* NoNameGiven: [[spoiler:Katar and Shayera's son and daughter in ''TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''.''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain''. The son was called Hawkboy.]]
17th Oct '15 10:10:17 PM nombretomado
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Post Crisis is technically a work, so it can't be used as a trope
* PostCrisis: His continuity gets messed up, but not right away.

** Katar Hol and Shayera Thal (PostCrisis)
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** Katar Hol and Shayera Thal (PostCrisis)(ComicBook/PostCrisis)
8th Oct '15 5:59:54 PM nombretomado
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As originally envisioned, Hawkman was really archeologist Carter Hall, who discovered that he was actually the reincarnation of an Egyptian prince named Khufu, and that he had been murdered long ago by an evil priest along with the woman he loved. Furthermore, both the priest and his lover had also been reincarnated, and the former had now captured the latter! Arming himself with equipment found at a museum, as well as using an anti-gravity metal called "Ninth metal" (later renamed Nth metal) to fly, Carter created the costumed identity of Hawkman to go rescue her. She would later join him in his adventures as "Hawkgirl". Hawkman would also become one of the founders of the first superhero group, the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Hawkman was the only hero to appear in every single Golden Age JSA story. When Alan Scott/Green Lantern left the group, Hawkman was elected chairman and remained so for the rest of the JSA's run in All-Star Comics.
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As originally envisioned, Hawkman was really archeologist Carter Hall, who discovered that he was actually the reincarnation of an Egyptian prince named Khufu, and that he had been murdered long ago by an evil priest along with the woman he loved. Furthermore, both the priest and his lover had also been reincarnated, and the former had now captured the latter! Arming himself with equipment found at a museum, as well as using an anti-gravity metal called "Ninth metal" (later renamed Nth metal) to fly, Carter created the costumed identity of Hawkman to go rescue her. She would later join him in his adventures as "Hawkgirl". Hawkman would also become one of the founders of the first superhero group, the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica.ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Hawkman was the only hero to appear in every single Golden Age JSA story. When Alan Scott/Green Lantern left the group, Hawkman was elected chairman and remained so for the rest of the JSA's run in All-Star Comics.
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