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'''Hawk and Dove''' are a duo of superheroes created by Creator/SteveDitko and Creator/SteveKeates.

Hank and Don Hall are two brothers with opposing points of view; while Hank believes in violence as the only way to solve any problem, Don believes in reaching his enemies with an open hand instead of a closed fist. Two Lords of Order and Chaos (cosmic entities of Franchise/TheDCU), to show their peers that order and chaos can work together, bestow the brothers with heightened strength and agility each time that Hank yells "Hawk!" and Don says "Dove!" Hawk and Dove eventually meet and join the ComicBook/TeenTitans.

After Don's death during ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a woman named Dawn Granger became the new Dove to keep Hawk balanced. This lasted for a while, between 1986 and 1991, until ''ComicBook/{{Armageddon 2001}}'', when due to behind-the-scenes reasons, Hank became the supervillain the Monarch, and Dawn died. Hank disappeared for some time, before re-appearing in ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' as Extant, the supposed BigBad (though he was actually working for Parallax, the real villain of that story).

During Creator/GeoffJohns run on ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', Extant was killed by Atom Smasher. And then Dawn turned out to have been alive all along, her death having been faked by the evil wizard Mordru, who was also responsible for Hank's descent into villainy. The next time Dawn reappeared, she had a new partner, her never-before mentioned sister Holly, who'd been living in Britain. The due remained mostly in the background for a time.

Then, in ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', Hank was brought back as a Black Lantern, who hunted down and killed Holly. At the end of the event, Hank was revived by the White Lantern. He and Dawn then joined the newest version of the ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey. At the same time, Dawn began a relationship with ComicBook/{{Deadman}}.

When DC instituted the ''[[ComicBook/TheNew52 New 52]]'' line-wide reboot, Hawk and Dove (the Hank and Dawn version) got a new series, which introduced several new bird-themed avatars, opposed to Hawk and Dove. However, it didn't sell well, and failed within eight issues. They have most recently appeared in ''Comicbook/TitansHunt2015'', which [[RetCon reveals]] that a version of the classic Titans once existed in the New 52 universe, but everyone involved had [[LaserGuidedAmnesia their memories wiped]]. [[spoiler: Apparently including Hank's memories of Don, who sacrificed himself to save the team]].
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!!General tropes
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* ForceAndFinesse: Hawk and Dove's natural inclinations, respectively.
* RedOniBlueOni: Hawk's Red Oni to Dove's Blue Oni.

!!Hank Hall and Don Hall
* DeaderThanDead: Condor makes an offhand comment about having eaten Don's soul. He's interrupted before he can finish, and the series was cancelled before it could be explained any further.
* DependingOnTheArtist:
** Hank Hall/Hawk's build has varied from being simply brawny to full-on Liefeldian beefiness (it doesn't help that the '80s mini-series was drawn by Liefeld to start with).
** Artists also waver between showing Hawk and Dove's eyes through their costumes or doing a full-on Batman effect with whiting out their eyes.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Due to some ExecutiveMeddling, Hank wound up becoming the villain Monarch in '''ComicBook/{{Armageddon 2001}}''. He then changed his codename to Extant and killed a number of ComicBook/{{Justice Society|OfAmerica}} members, as well as attempting to rewrite history. Post-''Blackest Night'', Hank's on the side of the heroes again, though not all together.
* HeroicSacrifice: Dove, during ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths. In the actual event, he was disintegrated by the shadow demons. This was retconned in ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity to him being crushed by falling rubble, so that there would be a body left behind to bury (and confirm his death).
** In the New 52 continuity [[spoiler: he sacrificed himself to stop Mr Twister, presumably at the start of his career]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Don Hall during ''Blackest Night'' is the only corpse immune to [[DemonicPossession Black Ring resurrection]]. He was apparently so at peace with his death that his white aura utterly obliterated any Black Lantern rings that tried to reanimate his corpse.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hawk, in some writers' interpretations. Otherwise, he's more known for being an outright {{Jerkass}}.
* KilledOffForReal: Don's death has never been either {{Retcon}}ed or reversed; even 30 years (and a reboot) later, his successor Dawn remains the new Dove and his brother Hank's partner.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Underwent this in a guest appearance in ''The Brave and the Bold'' in the 1970s. Overlapped with a bit of a ContinuitySnarl, as Hank and Don were aged up to being adult men while the rest of the DCU didn't age with them. Marv Wolfman then poked fun at the continuity error in their cameo at Donna Troy's wedding, with the college-aged Hank and Don being baffled when someone had the impression that they were much older.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Dove and Hawk respectively.
* SiblingYinYang: Hank was generally characterized as a short-tempered and fight-happy loudmouth, with Don being the calmer, more pacifistic, and studious brother.
** Co-creator Steve Skeates expressed some dismay with the {{Flanderization}} that quickly set in after the heroes' debut, as Steve Ditko was more apt to writing the stories in Hank's favor and making Don come off too passive and weak, rather than balancing out the brothers' characterizations.

!!Holly and Dawn Granger
* CListFodder: Holly got her heart torn out by a Black Lantern, Hank Hall. Though turned into a zombie as well, she was not resurrected (having been disintegrated to ash by her sister's light powers)
* DependingOnTheArtist:
** Holly was shown with brown hair, red hair, and blonde hair throughout her short-lived time in the comics. The length of her hair also varied wildly, as did her height and [[MostCommonSuperPower bust size]].
** Dawn was originally depicted as a woman of average height in her civilian form, and would grow to be taller as Dove. Her hair would also change from blonde to white, and grow in length. Some of the later colorists forgot this and had her hair white in both of her identities, while artists depicted her hair as the same length in both.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Geoff Johns and other writers intended for Holly to be the younger sister, though Judd Winick had the impression she was older. Some of the writers also seemed to forget that Dawn was around the age of the New Teen Titans, at times treating her as if she were a little younger.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Dawn's was so strong that her aura could destroy [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Black Lanterns]].
* LegacyCharacter: Dawn Granger, the current Dove, inherited the title from Don Hall.
* LightEmUp: During ''Blackest Night'', Dove displayed the ability to give off a bright white light that destroyed Black Lanterns.
* MaleGaze: Dawn get many as Dove.
* RememberTheNewGuy: In the Kesels ''Hawk and Dove'' series, Dawn was stated to be an only child, which was something which she felt bad about. Geoff Johns attempted to quickly explain Holly's existence by stating that she had been living away in England since her childhood. But a confusing point was that he and other writers treated Dawn's parents as if they had been long divorced, while the Kesels showed them to have a happy marriage.
* StuffedInTheFridge: Holly Granger is killed during ''Blackest Night'' by Black Lantern Hank Hall.
* SiblingYinYang: During their time as a duo, Dawn was portrayed as the more responsible and cautious elder sister. Meanwhile, Holly was louder, reckless, and more fight-happy.

!!Hank Hall and Dawn Granger (New 52)
* AbortedArc: The New 52 series had mention of a "war circle" Hawk was a part of, not to mention the whole deal with Condor and Alex Quirk, all abandoned after the series was cancelled.
* AxCrazy: Swan, an EvilCounterpart to Dove, who got her powers by stabbing another avatar.
* CodeName: Hank Hall and Dawn Granger are Hawk and Dove, matched avatars for War and Peace, respectively.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Dawn, in the reboot. The exact details never get expanded upon, but the implication is she was homeless, and much more violent than her present behaviour suggests.

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