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Darren Ashmore
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Posted: 17 February 2017 at 12:46pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

All well and good but I would consider Nighthawk's backstory and origin to be very complicated to translate easily to TV, first of all he is a Batman homage, then he starts life as a villain of the Avengers who its revealed was created, by an extraterrestrial godlike being, to be a counterpart to a hero from another dimension. Hmm not as straightforward as being blinded by a radioactive isotope is it? So why not modify his origin to make it simpler, well then it stops being Nighthawk anymore. Would I prefer it wasn't called The Defenders? Sure, I grew up with the original line up and it holds a special place in my heart, but with the best will in the world we're not going to get Dr Strange, The Hulk, Sub Mariner and the Silver Surfer in one place any time soon and certainly not on television. 
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You could simply introduce him as if it already all happened, just not on camera. Daredevil knows him from some past skirmishes and he just says he's reformed and doesn't do that stuff anymore. Drop hints or allusions for fans to his criminal past and criminal associates. His knowledge and connections in both the business world and movers & shakers as well as super criminals could differentiate him a little bit from the others.

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Posted: 17 February 2017 at 7:37pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

You could simply introduce him as if it already all happened, just not on
camera. Daredevil knows him from some past skirmishes and he just says he's
reformed and doesn't do that stuff anymore. Drop hints or allusions for fans to
his criminal past and criminal associates. His knowledge and connections in
both the business world and movers & shakers as well as super criminals could
differentiate him a little bit from the others.

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What Ed said!

I still haven't seen any of the shows yet, but do plan to them them a shot.
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Posted: 17 February 2017 at 10:46pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

There are elements from Kyle Richmond's past that could tie a television version to the comics character without including all of the interdimensional counterparts, cross-company plagiarism, and other nonsense. His temper, privileged past, inheritance of his father's company at a young age, the drunk driving incident that crippled his girlfriend Mindy, his brief super-villain career and oft-thwarted attempts to do right and make amends, resulting in tax problems, public revelation of his identity, and paralysis could all play a role, with nary a Grandmaster, Nebulon, or Overmind anywhere on the horizon.

And then you could swap his mind with that of a forest deer in preparation for a head transplant with a horned, fork-tongued mystic with a penchant for bizarre, self-mutilating surgeries. Y'know, just to mix things up...

And there could be an Elf! With a gun...!

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Posted: 18 February 2017 at 4:01am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

With the way a lot of this stuff goes they'd probably make NIghthawk the whitey hating black guy from Supreme Power that's the current Nighthawk in Marvel these days rather than the Kyle Richmond who was in so many Defenders stories. 
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Good point, Shane. Okay, I take back anything I said that asked for Kyle Richmond to be on the show. I didn't fully take in account how many Kyle Richmonds there are out there, and how much "better" the newer ones are simply by virtue of being more recent.

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Ultimate Adventures Hawk-Owl might be an okay model for a Defenders Batman rip-off parody without all the earth crossing stuff in the basics. Rich, standoffish, almost held his own with Captain america once, not a fan of big gov superhero-trooperism. Just call him Knigthawk and forget all about Woody. otherwise he's a kick boxing exp spec ops guy in a cape and cowl who climbs walls and such. Moon Knight without super strength of Konshu visions.

Since the one tie-in is PowerMan's contract and not quite Hellcat...why not. Hell, toss ol' Wundarr in there and have him go Aquarian over the series & we parody Superman without touching Hyperion.


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