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The Glaring Hawkeye Plot Hole That Makes No Sense

Contains spoilers for "Hawkeye" Episode 6, "So This Is Christmas?"

"Hawkeye," Marvel's latest TV show, is an absolutely wild ride from the House of Mouse's vaunted streaming service, Disney+. "Hawkeye" features Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), longtime Avengers team member and highly-skilled archer, as he attempts to make it back to his family for Christmas. Along the way, he aligns with starstruck fan and equally skilled archer Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) while at the same time having to answer for his actions during his stint as Ronin. Fans may remember the Ronin figure engaged in a bloody path of vigilante vengeance between the events of "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame," fueled by the tremendous sorrow over the loss of his family during The Blip and incredible fury at the criminals who survived.

As Clint and Kate try to put an end to Ronin for good, these new partners eventually uncover a vast conspiracy involving black market items, shady individuals, and more than one complicated character looking for revenge framing certain individuals. The "Hawkeye" series culminates in a huge battle between the two archers and the Tracksuit Mafia, Kazi (Fra Fee), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), and New York big bad Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio) in the wake of a botched holiday party at Rockefeller Center. 

While Clint and Kate's fight to neutralize these threats is thrilling, it creates a rather large plot hole for these superpower-less heroes.

The damage Clint and Kate cause should have serious repercussions

One big issue arises during Clint Barton and Kate Bishop's battle against the Tracksuit Mafia and other antagonists at Rockefeller Center. At one point, Kate and Yelena are fighting in an office, throwing furniture and computers as they engage in hand-to-hand combat. At another point, Clint and Kate team up on the Rockefeller Center ice rink and fire off tons of trick arrows that, among other things, release huge clouds of gas, magnetized shockwaves, and turn a van into the size of a toy car. There's also the small matter of Kate using an acid-tipped arrow to burn through the trunk of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to get Clint back on the ground.

Not only is the carnage ever-present during and after the battle, but Clint and Kate enlist LARPers in order to help evacuate guests from Rockefeller Center. LARP may stand for "live-action role-playing," but it probably doesn't typically involve being an accessory to untold amounts of property damage and physical assault.

All of these actions result in the serious injury (and likely more than a few deaths) of members of the Tracksuit Mafia, as well as a wild amount of property damage. Considering the Sokovia Accords are still actively enforced during "Hawkeye," one might assume the U.S. government would crack down immediately on such wanton carnage and property damage. The resolution of the Sokovia Accords sought to hold superheroes accountable. The lack of repercussions for Clint and Kate may have fans wondering if the was amended or vetoed previous to "Hawkeye." Maybe the government is giving superheroes a free pass after "Avengers: Endgame."