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Well, I mean, of all the characters in that charade? I’m tempted to argue that Bullseye got the most out of it.
Karla may be forever getting shoved into Carol’s outfits, but she never got quite the same kick out of usurping the title. Lester enjoyed how perverse it was to run around looking like (arguably) the least dangerous Avenger while secretly being the one most likely to kill you.
Imagine you’re the average Marvel Universe civilian and someone tells you that the Avengers are actually evil now. Does “Hawkeye” immediately jump to the top of your worry list?
WELL HE PROBABLY SHOULD BECAUSE HE’LL KILL YOU WITH A POPSICLE STICK JUST FOR FUNZIES
I think he enjoyed the parts where he ran around in his down-time, killing with impunity. Also, the warm, cozy knowledge that every moment he was wearing that uniform it was twisting the knife in some Avenger’s gut.
I got the impression that the team’s missions either overwhelmed him (not that he’d ever admit it) or chafed at his desire for independence. One minute he’s up to his eyeballs in demons and halfway down Venom’s throat, the next he’s wading through sewage on Norman’s say-so.
Lester just doesn’t have much interest in the parts of being an Avenger that aren’t glamorous.
“Remember who you are” is quite the note to leave oneself for a villain pretending to be a hero.
I promise I will eventually post actual Thunderbolts stuff but until then have some Dark Reign.
For all you Bullseye fans out there.
wolverine (/daken) vs. hawkeye (/bullseye)
You really can’t keep your hands off each other boys, can you?
This fight started because Daken was “two-timing” the Dark Avengers by being on the Dark X-Men at the same time, because, and I quote, Daken likes “playing for both teams”.