The Avengers: United They Stand

Season 1 Episode 4

Comes a Swordsman

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Nov 27, 1999 on FOX
7.4
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Comes a Swordsman
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The Avengers question Hawkeye's loyalty to the team when his old partners from a traveling circus that Hawkeye used to be part of are discovered to be behind many recent crimes. Hawkeye, feeling betrayed, tracks down and once again joins forces with the Ringmaster and Trick Shot - ready to help them carry out their evil plans. Will Hawkeye really betray the Avengers?moreless

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  • lame

    1.6
    wow this episode was awful! I mean the voices were all terrible. Hearing anyone talk was like someone blasting a microphone into my ear. Hawkeye was unbearable to watch and the episode centered around him! the swordsmen was a cool villain in the comics but in the show they made him look like a chump. He got defeated quicker then i could blink and the whole thing between falcon and hawkeye was awful too. Theres a reason why this show flopped because ever episode is awful. The ringmaster was also a dork, why couldn't they give him the power he had in the comics? and the zodiac use to be cool before this show was onmoreless
Martin Roach

Martin Roach

Sam Wilson/Falcon

Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann

Greer Nelson/Tigra

Hamish McEwan

Hamish McEwan

Simon Williams/Wonder Man

Rod Wilson

Rod Wilson

Dr. Hank Pym/Ant Man

Stavroula Logothettis

Stavroula Logothettis

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

Tony Daniels

Tony Daniels

Clint Barton/Hawkeye

Gerry Mendicino

Gerry Mendicino

Taurus

Guest Star

Normand Bissonnette

Normand Bissonnette

Ringmaster

Guest Star

Paul Essiembre

Paul Essiembre

Swordsman

Guest Star

Ray Landry

Ray Landry

Raymond Sikorsky

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Why did Ant-Man and Hawkeye leave the bomb in the sewer? It still had bacteria in it.

    • Right before Ant-Man comes out of the bomb, you see Hawkeye has a clear purple mask on, but after Ant-Man comes out of the bomb, you see Hawkeye has his original mask on, a purple one with a red H on it.

    • Hawkeye's shirt sleeves repeatedly are on and off throughout the episode, mostly near the end.

    • This is the first episode where Hawkeye is shown without his mask on.

    • When the camera zooms in on Hawkeye's face when he's in the circus tent, his eyebrows are black but when the camera moves away from his face his eyebrows are blond.

    • One of Hawkeye's arms when in his Avenger outfit, is just bare skin except a black glove, but sometimes in this episode it turns reddish purple.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Hawkeye: Guilty until proven innocent, huh. I don't need this.

    • Hawkeye: (after they finish training) Not bad. For a beginner.
      Falcon: Do you always workout with this room on low?

    • Swordsman: I heard you left the Avengers. Or were you just kicked out of the club?

    • Hawkeye: Heads up, rookie!
      Falcon: I'm on it, old-timer!
      Hawkeye: Yeah, right!

    • Raymond Sikorsky: (Refering to Hawkeye) I don't want this guy to bring the team down! I've had it, that's it!
      Ant-Man: I don't agree with you. (Sikorsky cuts him off)
      Raymond Sikorsky: No, look, just get him out of my sight!
      Wasp: Mr. Sikorsky, please, let's all just calm down.
      Hawkeye: Why don't you just come out and say it?
      Wasp: And Hawkeye, stop whining!

  • NOTES (6)

    • In the comics, the Ringmaster (leader of the Circus of Crime), was not only the archenemy of the Avengers. He was also an archenenmy to other characters which included Nick Fury, Howard the Duck, Daredevil, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, She-Hulk, The Thing, Iceman, and mostly Spider-Man. Also in the comics, the Ringmaster doesn't send illusions out of his hat. He hypnotizes them (even without his hat).

    • The Swordsman was the one and the same who trained Hawkeye in his skill of archery back in the days when he was a performer in a circus. They parted when the Swordsman stole the ticket money, and almost killed Hawkeye because he wouldn't join him in the theft.

    • The Ringmaster sends illusions out of his hat.

    • The paper Hawkeye looks at in the circus tent is an issue of the Daily Bugle from Spider-Man.

    • In the comics, Swordsman did not work for the Ringmaster or Taurus.

    • This is the first, but brief appearance of Zodiac.

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