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    Kate Bishop / Hawkeye II 

Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) #1—

Debut: Young Avengers #1 (May 2005)
Abilities: Skilled archer, martial artist, athlete, and leader

The leader of the new West Coast Avengers. Kate Bishop is a young hero with no powers but lots of practice and tenacity, and was named the second Hawkeye by none other than Captain America himself during her time with the Young Avengers. She restarts the WCA due to the rise of supervillain activity in Los Angeles.

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    Clint Barton / Hawkeye I 

Hawkeye (Clint Barton) #1—

Debut: Tales of Suspense #57 (September 1964)
Abilities: Skilled archer, martial artist, athlete, and leader

The lone holdover of the old guard, and the co-leader along with his co-Hawkeye. Clint Barton debuted as a reluctant villain before quickly becoming an Avenger, and staying on the path of good since. He more-or-less gets pulled into the WCA, and sticks along for the ride.

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    America Chavez 

America Chavez (aka Miss America) #1—

Debut: Vengeance #1 (September 2011)
Abilities: Flight, super strength, interdimensional portals

An lesbian Latina from another dimension, who now resides on Earth. America Chavez, sometimes known as Miss America, is a former Young Avenger who now works on the WCA alongside fellow alumni Kate.

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    Gwen Poole / Gwenpool 

Gwenpool (Gwen Poole) #1—

Debut: Howard the Duck #1 (November 2015)
Abilities: Brilliant tactician, medium awareness, reality warping

A mercenary from another dimension where Marvel is a comic book universe. After migrating here, she took the alias Gwenpool by accident, and bounced around the Marvel Universe before ending up on the WCA.

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    Quentin Quire / Kid Omega 

Kid Omega (Quentin Quire) #1—

Debut: New X-Men #134 (January 2003)
Abilities: Omega-level psionic powers, superhuman intellect

An omega-level psionic mutant (hence his name), Quentin Quire debuted as an antagonist towards the X-Men and an overall supervillain, but is (nominally) a hero nowadays. He entered a contract to film a reality TV show about himself, but since he didn't have a team, he more-or-less invited himself to the WCA.

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    Johnny Watts / Fuse 

Fuse (Johnny Watts) #1—

Debut: Hawkeye: Kate Bishop #2 (March 2017)
Abilities: Substance fusion

Kate's boyfriend, and someone who helped her during her Hawkeye Investigations days. After discovering his innate powers, Johnny joins the WCA as Fuse.

  • Ascended Extra: First a supporting character in Kate's solo series, now a co-star here.
  • Battle Couple: With Kate, both being superheroes.
  • Bi the Way: It takes him a while to figure it out, but he eventually realizes his attraction to Noh-Varr, who is likewise interested in him.
  • Crazy-Prepared: His piercings are made of vibranium, so he's never without something strong to fuse to.
  • Dumb Muscle: Zigzagged. Normally he's just as smart as anyone else, but in Vibranium form he gets noticeably more hotheaded and impulsive, which he suspects is a drawback of staying in that form.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Since he fuses with vibranium, and has them in the form of his earrings, he becomes very difficult to even harm.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: His piercings are all he has left from his late mother, who immigrated from Wakanda.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His powers make him extremely versatile, as he can fuse with anything including vibranium. That said, he's very inexperienced and thus struggles.



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    Ramone Watts 

Owner of a surf shop neighboring the WCA's headquarters. She's the sister to Johnny and girlfriend to America, and eventually becomes a superhero, "Alloy".

  • Ascended Extra: She was first introduced in Kate Bishop's Hawkeye run as a friendly neighbor and in this series becomes a superhero in her own right.
  • Combat Tentacles: Her abilities include extending Vibranium from her body in the form of long tentacle-like blades. However, it takes a lot of physical strain, required Quentin to shield the entire team first to avoid her attack, and re-exposes her true skin underneath her Vibranium shell.
  • Distressed Damsel: In the second arc, she's helpless for much of it due to having no powers amidst a swarm of supervillain attacks.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Ramone joins the team to rescue her family when they're captured by a temple of fanatical vampires.
  • Meaningful Name: Like her brother, she's named after Johnny Ramone.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: Her powers come from merging her body with her late mother's Vibranium ring, one of her few possessions taken from Wakanda.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother was a Dora Milaje who fled Wakanda for unknown reasons and moved to California. She died when her children were teens, and all she told them about their father is that he came from the sea.
  • Power Incontinence: Like Johnny, Ramone can also transmute Vibranium throughout her body composition. She believed the effect to be permanent, avoiding using her power until as a last resort after America and Johnny are captured. Eventually it turns out she can shed her Vibranium skin by extruding it from her body, but it's very physically exerting to try.
  • Rescue Romance: She and America met when America saved Ramone from being crushed by rubble in the first arc.
  • Second Love: To America, after she broke up with Lisa. America is also Ramone's own second love after her prior girlfriend Mikka.


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