While Maya Lopez’s MCU run has only just begun, so far, we’ve had the chance to learn a lot about her in her first few appearances. Her father was a Mafia Tracksuit member, whom Ronin apparently killed, spurring her on revenge to stick with the family business. Not to mention, she has a mystery “Uncle” who seems quite familiar though he didn’t reveal his face in a cameo in “Echoes.” Most notable, however, is the fact that she is deaf and has only one leg – disabilities that make Echo such a powerful character.
“It’s her superpower. Everything she’s learned in life is rooted in what we consider a disability… but that’s why she kicked her ass,” Bert and Bertie speak TVLine, on the grounds that she has the ability to greatly develop despite her own disability as a superpower. They added that when they learned that Alaqua Cox was wearing a prosthetic leg, instead of hiding it, they chose to show it off. “It was like, ‘Oh, that can really add to the sublime nature of [Maya]. ‘ She’s a hero. Alaqua is a real-life hero, and what she’s overcome in her life is truly reflected in Maya’s story. “
With three more “Hawkeye” seasons to come and a series of her own on the way, Echo is sure to get even more opportunities to portray her villainous role in the future.
https://www.looper.com/679494/hawkeye-directors-confirm-what-we-suspected-all-along-about-mayas-true-superpower/ Director Hawkeye confirms what we suspected about Maya’s true superpowers