Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Circus performer

Group Membership: Circus of Crime/Cirque du Nuit

Affiliations: Circus of Crime ("Knife-Thrower," Ringmaster/Maynard Tiboldt, others)

Enemies: Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Hammerhead, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Madame Masque (Giulietta Nefaria/"Whitney Frost"), Owl (Leland Owlsley), Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Jerk du Soliel"

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Hawkeye IV#2 (November, 2012)

Powers/Abilities: Fifi could hold very still while a man threw knives at her.

Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 120 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed (wears a black wig)

History: (Hawkeye IV#2 (fb) – BTS) – Fifi formed a circus performance with a knife-thrower, a man once trained by the Swordsman (Jacques Duquesne). Fifi would be strapped to a wheel, wearing a mime-like costume, while knives were thrown at her. They joined the most recent version of the Circus of Crime, called the Cirque du Nuit and it was run by long-term criminal, the Ringmaster.

(Hawkeye IV#2 (fb)) – Ringmaster led the Cirque in performing for a group of criminals including Owl, Hammerhead, Tombstone, Madame Masque and Kingpin. Ringmaster hypnotized the crowd so they could rob them but the two Hawkeyes (both Clint Barton and Kate Bishop) attacked. Kate savagely took down Fifi with a kick and a fire extingquisher then dressed as Fifi. The Cirque was soon defeated.

Comments: Created by Matt Fraction and David Aja.

There have been a few Swordsman and Swordswoman characters introduced haphazardly in recent years. The character covered in this profile was once trained by the original Swordsman, Jacques Duquesne, but there has never been a real or code name revealed. If this character has any connection to the other Sword-themed characters, it has yet to be revealed.

Profile by Chadman.

Fifi should not be confused with:


(Hawkeye IV#2 (fb) – BTS) – Swordsman (Jacques Duquesne) trained a young man to be a circus performer as a knife-thrower. That man formed an act with Fifi, who would be strapped to a wheel and have knives thrown at her. They joined the Circus of Crime in its newest incarnation, Cirque du Nuit.

(Hawkeye IV#2 (fb)) – The Cirque performed for a room full of criminals including Owl, Hammerhead, Tombstone, Madame Masque and Kingpin. After the knife-thrower and Fifi performed, Ringmaster hypnotized the crowd and the Cirque robbed the crowd. Hawkeye (Clint Barton) attacked and was briefly contained by the Cirque but the other Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) posed as Fifi and used arrows to free Hawkeye. She soon blinded Ringmaster and the Cirque was defeated. Barton defeated the knife-thrower with a single fired arrow.

(Hawkeye IV#8) – Ringmaster and the knife-thrower attended a large meeting of criminals organized by Kingpin, discussing a hit on Clint Barton.

(Hawkeye IV#22) – Ringmaster and the knife-thrower agreed to participate in the hit.

--Hawkeye IV#2 (2 (fb) – BTS, 2 (fb), 8, 22

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Hawkeye IV#2, p9, pan4 (main)
Hawkeye IV#2, p11, pan9 (face)
Hawkeye IV#2, p9, pan5-6 ("Knife-Thrower")
Hawkeye IV#2, p17, pan3 ("Knife-Thrower" with fencing blades)

Hawkeye IV#2 (November, 2012) – Matt Fraction (writer), David Aja (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)

First Posted: 08/28/2018
Last updated: 08/28/2018

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