Hawkeye episode 3 arrived with a bang. This was undoubtedly the best episode of the season for many reasons. The action was spectacular, the character relationships developed to the next stage. But most importantly we got to see Echo in all her glory. This character received her live-action debut in this episode which also featured the death of her father. She was revealed to be the one calling the shots with the Tracksuit Mafia. But at the end of the episode, it was revealed that she was not the real leader of the Tracksuit Mafia.
While talking to Kazi, who appears to be her lieutenant in this iteration of the character, it was revealed that there was someone above Echo pulling the strings. We wonder who this could be? Especially because there has been so much speculation as to the real villain of Hawkeye. The series has not shied away from developing the dark side of its characters. Although the comic accurate answer to our question would be Kingpin we are still not sure if he is going to be part of the show. Here we have a list of all possible candidates, take a look:
Ever since her introduction in the first trailer, fans have speculated that this character has something brewing beneath the surface. Eleanor Bishop is the owner of her own private security firm and has a lot of manpower and firepower at her disposal. And yet, when her own daughter is in danger it is not Eleanor who protects her. We may be wrong in our speculation since Mom Bishop wants to protect her but Kate is not telling her. There is a possibility that Eleanor had an ulterior motive all along.
She may have known about the underground auction and the Ronin suit and she could have been the one who sent the Tracksuit Mafia to steal the watch. But when Ronin showed up things became complicated and Echo decided to pursue Ronin instead of the watch. This would mean that even though Eleanor is the real leader of the Mafia she is not calling the shots at the moment. Another theory speculates that Eleanor is actually Madam Masque, whether it is true or not? Only time will tell.
Jack is a strange character but you might be interested in knowing that this character has precedence in comics. He is considered to be one of the most infamous Avengers who found his way on the team in the most despicable of ways. Moreover, the character of Jack took up the mantle of the swordsman. This precedent is being realized in the show with the fencing match between Kate and Jack. But we think that there is more to the character than he is letting on. He was clearly onto something at the time of the auction.
Moreover, the timing of the Tracksuit Mafia’s infiltration was very convenient for Jack. It may be possible that he is Echo’s uncle and the one who is calling the shots behind the scenes. This would make sense because it would do justice to the storyline that the show has been developing for him. Maybe Jack’s swordsman is the ringleader behind this gang that has been haunting Late since the first episode.
We had to cover the obvious choice. After all, we cannot leave out the Kingpin of crime in New York City. Wilson Fisk is one of the most despicable characters to ever grace the MCU with his presence. His unrelenting brutality challenged even The Punisher. He has his hand in every racket in the city and nothing illegal happens in NYC without his knowledge. So it would make sense if he were the real leader of the Tracksuit Mafia. This would also be consistent with the comic origin of Echo and establish a clear link with the old Netflix series.
We believe the introduction of Kingpin may also open the door to the introduction of Daredevil into the MCU once again. We cannot wait to see Matt Murdock face off against Echo. The two have a spicy history in the comics, they have been mortal enemies and livers, both at the same time. We wonder if this is also how it will play out in the show. Let us know your opinion in the comments below.