• Coinciding with the launch of "Marvel's Avengers," the latest War Table introduced Kate Bishop's Hawkeye as the newest character joining the game
  • Introduced in the comics in 2005, Kate has developed a teacher/student relationship with Clint and shares his affinity for the bow and arrow and the color purple
  • A new operation called “Taking A.I.M.” will appear in late October and will be the first step in the Hawkeye-focused post-launch campaign

The newest War Table for “Marvel’s Avengers” not only coincided with the game’s launch, but it also revealed that the newest hero joining the team is Kate Bishop.

Kate followed Clint Barton to be the first female to be called “Hawkeye” and shares similar abilities with the famous marksman. Both of them also have an affinity for the color purple and a preference for wielding a bow and arrow in battle, Polygon notes.

According to Crystal Dynamics, Kate will have her own unique set of skills and abilities in comparison to the six launch heroes. But we do not yet know how she will relate to Hawkeye, whom Crystal Dynamics previously revealed will come to “Marvel’s Avengers” soon.

A new operation called “Taking A.I.M.” will apparently appear in late October according to the game’s reviewers’ guide. Named after the villainous Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) in the comics, this operation will be the first step in the title’s Hawkeye-focused post-launch campaign. Players will unlock Kate Bishop, who will then help players locate Clint Barton.

Created by writer Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung, Kate Bishop first appeared in “Young Avengers #1” in 2005 as a normal civilian forcibly introduced to the Young Avengers in an early rescue attempt they made.

Independent, tough-minded, and blunt, Kate shares these characteristics as well as her archery expertise with the previous person to be called Hawkeye, Clint Barton. At a time that Barton was indeed dead in the comics, Bishop took on the name Hawkeye to continue his legacy.

Since Barton returned, he has worked with Bishop a few times while allowing her to keep the Hawkeye name. They also co-starred in the “Hawkeye” comic, developing a mentor/student relationship while developing regular competitiveness with each other.

In November, the original Hawkeye will enter “Marvel’s Avengers” in the second part of the DLC. While these two heroes could be completely unique, it is more likely they’ll be echoes of one another, sharing similar powers but allowing players to have multiple Hawkeyes at the same party.

The latest “Marvel’s Avengers” War Table started with a moment of silence for actor Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa of Wakanda, the Black Panther, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Boseman passed away over the weekend after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

According to Crystal Dynamics, the studio altered the stream out of respect for the actor and his family. Further differences between Barton and Bishop will likely emerge as the date to Barton’s launch approaches in November.