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Crime and Circuses

"Crime and Circuses"
Director: Tim Eldred — Writer: Man of Action & Danielle Wolff — Aired: May 11, 2014 — File:Icon-Image.png    File:Icon-Video.png    [[One Little Thing|◄]]    [[Exodus|►]]

Crime and Circuses is the 24th episode of the first season of Avengers Assemble and the 24th episode of the overall series.


When the Circus of Crime rolls into town, Hawkeye's dark past begins to surface and puts the Avengers in danger.


The episode starts off with Falcon and Hawkeye heading straight to Stark Industries. By the time they arrived in a lab, they saw Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow dressed as clowns and wearing mind-control rings on their heads. Before they could escape, they saw Iron Man charging at them while wearing a mind-control ring as he tried to hit them with his repulsor blasts.

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  • Tricarrier


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  • It's unknown how Ringmaster managed to capture Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow, as well as place the mind control rings on them.
  • The mind-controlled Avengers were placed in different traps.
    • A giant mechanical clown smashing Hulk with cymbals.
    • Black Widow is tied up and hoisted to the ceiling.
    • Iron Man in a cannon.
    • Thor is lifting a heavy weight.
    • Captain America drowns in a tank of water.