C-4 Arrow

The C-4 Arrow is a variation in the class of explosive arrows. Hawkeye loves blowing things up even more than the Mythbusters. Not content with the standard Explosive Arrow or the Bunker Buster Arrow, he created a shaft utilizing C-4, a plasticized form of high yield explosive.


  • Type: Lethal
  • Frequency: Very Rare
  • Effects: Contains C-4 explosive that spreads over a small area upon impact.
  • First Appearance: Hawkeye & Mockingbird #5 (2010)

Reality Check

C-4 is a common variety of plastic explosive with a texture similar to modeling clay. It can be molded into different shapes. A major advantage of C-4 is that it can easily be molded into any desired shape to change the direction of the resulting explosion.

C-4 is very stable and insensitive to most physical shocks. It cannot be detonated by a gunshot or by dropping it onto a hard surface. It does not explode when set on fire or exposed to microwave radiation. Detonation can only be initiated by a combination of extreme heat and a shockwave, such as when a detonator inserted into it is fired.