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Real Name
Maya Lopez, Clint Barton, Alexei Shostakov, Eric Brooks, Kate Bishop
First Appearance
New Avengers (Vol. 1) #11 (November, 2005)
Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Quesada
Team Affliations
None, Ronin is an alias used by others
Base of Operations
Skills and Abilities
Dependant on the possessor of the identity, though all have martial arts expertise
Nunchucks, Swords

Ronin is an identity used by several heroes in the Marvel Universe for various reasons and are, so far, all members of the Avengers.

Maya Lopez[]

  • For the full biography of Maya Lopez, see Echo.

The first person to take up the identity of Ronin was an assassin-turned-crime fighter named Echo. After Daredevil was offered membership into the Avengers, he declined but suggested help from a mysterious new figure named Ronin. After her first initial adventure with the Avengers, Ronin revealed herself to be Echo, though none of the other Avengers were familiar with this relatively new crime-fighter. She stayed with the team and began to investigate assassin Elektra and the Hand (the ninja group she was currently leading), only to be killed.

The Hand then used dark magics to ressurect her with the hope of brainwashing her into becoming their agent. She was saved by the Avengers (including Clint Barton, who had adopted the Ronin identity since her apparent death), who were able to overcome her brainwashing and Echo, awakened and filled with rage, dealt Elektra a lethal blow. Soon, they learn that "Elektra" was actually a Skrull, a shapeshifting alien, causing the Avengers to realize that the world is secretly being invaded. When the team had time to settle down from these revelations, Echo officially passed on the mantle of Ronin to Clint Barton and gave her approval.

Clint Barton[]

  • For the full biography of Clint Barton, see Hawkeye.

Following being resurrected from death, Clint Barton, the superhero known as Hawkeye, decided to take a break from his superhero identity.  In the guise of Ronin, he joined the team The New Avengers while they were locked in conflict with Iron Man's team of Avengers.  It was shortly after his faction learned that the Earth was once again being invaded by the Skrulls, now very determined to take the Earth.