Infinity War Accidentally Confirmed Why Hawkeye’s Coin Snap Would Work
Hawkeye episode 4: Hawkeye claims that he can knock someone unconscious at 20 feet using a coin. Science supports this claim.
Thanos’ snap from Avengers: Infinity War led to scientific proof of Clint Barton’s unusual coin trick from Hawkeye episode 4, “Partners, Am I Right? “. Marvel Cinematic Universe now has super soldiers, aliens and sorcerers. This coin snap is an excellent example of how the franchise can take liberties with science.
Hawkeye Episode 4, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) questions Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) about his tricks. He claims to knock someone unconscious using a coin or a tree ornament from 20 feet. He fires the ornament with one snap of his fingers, and the TV is turned off. Kate encourages him to prove it. Clint trains Kate to perform the same trick using a snap of her fingers and a slight wrist flick.
Clint’s coin trick may seem absurd, but scientific evidence supports it. This was due to Thanos’ actions during Avengers: Infinity War. Saad Bhamla, a Georgia Institute of Technology biophysicist, believed that Thanos could snap his fingers while wearing an Infinity Gauntlet. (via NPR). Bhamla was not content to ignore it. He co-authored a study on finger-snapping that helped understand the mechanics and physics behind snapping your fingers. They found that Thanos, barring the possibility of magical forces, would not be able to make a sound by snapping his fingers with the Infinity Gauntlet on. However, they discovered that finger snaps are extremely fast. Snapping your fingers is the fastest human motion, coming in at 20 times faster than the blink of an eye. The study shows that Hawkeye, with the right skills, Clint could ultimately get a coin to travel fast to knock someone unconscious.
Hawkeye‘s coin snapper has its limitations. Clint admits that the item must be at least a certain weight. He notes that he can use a quarter or a nickel, but a dime’s weight is too low. This would allow enough force to propel it to its destination with enough power. Due to its small size, the point of impact of a coin would be shallow. This is because it can hit with enough force, likely surpassing a fast pitch and a baseball.
Another limitation to Hawkeye’s coin trick is the required accuracy. It might seem impossible for Clint Barton or Kate Bishop to achieve the required accuracy, even though they have had intense training. The MCU asks both characters to admit that they can be so precise with long-range weaponry that they seldom miss shots and can even shoot an arrow in midair. The suspension of disbelief is already in place. Asking viewers to believe Hawkeye can do the coin snap trick accurately isn’t a giant leap considering that a scientific study has confirmed it could be done.
The Hawkeye series shows the Avengers Rolex watch to be a key element. There are several reasons for this. The watch, Ronin’s sword and costume were among the items taken from the Avengers Compound. Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), a member of the Tracksuit Mafia, raided the auction to find the watch. After learning that the watch was still available, his wife, Laura Barton (Linda Cardellini), helped him locate the watch at Maya Lopez’s apartment. What makes the vintage Rolex so unique?
After Hawkeye Episode 4, there are many unknowns. It is strongly believed that Maya’s boss, Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk (a.k.a Kingpin), has been revealed. However, the Disney+ series has yet to explore the goals of the crime boss. Maya has her plan to seek revenge for Ronin’s death. Although it’s not clear how much of her actions she takes on her own and how much is dictated by Kingpin, many theories are being made about the possible connections to other parts of the MCU.