In a comic called Rick and Morty: Crisis on C-137, the TV show Rick and Morty mocks Hawkeye’s role in the Avengers and questions his usefulness compared to other superheroes. The comic portrays Jerry, a character in the show, as the team’s version of Hawkeye, complete with a bow and arrows as his only weapon. The comic highlights the impracticality and ineffectiveness of wielding a bow and arrow in a superhero battle, further accentuating Hawkeye’s shortcomings.
Rick and Morty Brilliantly Roasted an MCU Avenger
Rick and Morty have always been known for their criticism of the Avengers, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and the superhero genre as a whole. The original Avengers in the MCU consisted of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, and Thor, each bringing their unique skills to the team. However, Rick and Morty argue that Hawkeye is unnecessary and redundant in this lineup.
The comic emphasizes the point that a hero skilled in archery is ill-equipped to handle the responsibility of saving the world when compared to super-powered individuals. While Hawkeye may excel in his marksmanship, his abilities pale in comparison to the likes of supersoldiers and gods. Rick and Morty’s criticism of Hawkeye serves as a commentary on the limitations of a hero reliant on traditional weapons in a world filled with superhumans.
By making Jerry the team’s version of Hawkeye and portraying him as lame and ineffective, the comic further emphasizes the mockery towards Hawkeye. Jerry’s bow and arrows prove to be useless against the villains he faces, solidifying the point that such weapons are inadequate in a battle that could determine the fate of the world.
Overall, Rick and Morty’s critique of Hawkeye highlights the larger idea that a hero skilled in archery is not well-equipped to handle the weight of saving the world compared to super-powered individuals. While the comic may be intended for humor, it raises valid questions about the practicality and effectiveness of certain superhero abilities in high-stakes situations.