Thursday, November 10, 2011


Real Name
Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton

Outlaw adventurer, revolutionary; former professional super hero, fugitive, unofficial S.H.I.E.L.D. operative, federal inmate, CTE security chief, ranch hand, archery tutor, carnival performer, roustabout, butcher shop worker

U.S.A. with a criminal record, pardoned

Place of Birth
Waverly, Iowa

Known Relatives

Harold Barton (father), Edith Barton (mother), Charles Bernard "Barney" Barton (brother), Barbara Morse "Bobbi" Barton (Mockingbird, wife), Brett Barton (ancestor), Mack Barton (ancestor); all deceased

Avengers; formerly founding member of Avengers West Coast and first chairman, Thunderbolts, S.H.I.E.L.D. (unofficial), Chain Gang 421-011, Shadows, Great Lakes Avengers, Cross Technological Enterprises, Defenders, Carson Carnival of Traveling Wonders, Tiboldt Circus (a.k.a. Circus of Crime), Queen's Vengeance; also briefly served as an agent for Silver Sable; former partner of Mockingbird, Two-Gun Kid, Black Widow, Trickshot, Swordsman

High school (unfinished)



230 lbs.



None. As Goliath, Barton used gases designed by Hank Pym to grow to great heights, with appropriate increases in strength and toughness. (He could also use them to shrink to minuscule size.)

Ronin is a world-class archer and marksman. His above average reflexes and hand-eye-coordination make him the most proficient archer ever known. He is also trained to throw knifes, darts, balls, bolas and boomerangs. He is natural athlete. He is also formidable unarmed combatant, thanks largely for longtime combat training with Captain America. He also has extensive training as an acrobat and aerialist. He is highly capable and charismatic team leader and a shrewd combat strategist, albeit sometimes reckless. Barton is also talented weapon designer, particularly well-versed in variations on basic traditional weaponry such as arrows, blades and hand-thrown projectiles. He has designed and crafted crescent darts, boomerangs, throwing irons, bolas, axes, custom arrows and bows. He is experienced motorcycle rider, Barton was one of the of the most proficient and daring pilots of the Avengers' supersonic Quinjets and other aircraft. He was once 80% deaf due to an injury, but his hearing was restored during his rebirth on Franklin Richards' Counter-Earth.

Other Info
Clint Barton was orphaned at an early age when his parents died in a car accident and was sent to a children's home with his brother Bernard. He and his brother "Barney" ran away to join the Carson Carnival of Traveling Wonders, and the pair worked as roustabouts. (To learn about Barney and/or the carnival, click on the highlighted name above.)

While a member of the circus, Hawkeye was trained by the original Swordsman (Jacques Duquesne) and Trickshot. Clint's life, however, would forever be changed after he stumbled onto the Swordsman counting the money he had just robbed from the carnival. The Swordsman offered Clint to become his partner in crime; however, Clint rejected his mentor which sparked a fight between the two. The fight ended when the Swordsman left him for dead after Clint fell from the high wire. In addition, Barney, abandoned him, in disbelief that Clint passed up such an opportunity. After these events, Trickshot decided to step up his role as Clint's mentor. Later, Trickshot even asked Clint to join him in raiding a criminal named Marko. However, when Clint severely injured one of Marko's guards, he discovered that it was actually his brother, Barney. Repelled by the consequences of his actions (and his mentor's role in prompting them), Clint abandoned Trickshot and parted on bad terms. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters.)

Clint honed his natural archery abilities to an expert level and wandered the country working in various carnivals or otherwise making money out of the costume and persona of "Hawkeye." Then one day, Clint witnessed Iron Man save the lives of some people at a carnival. From that moment on, he decided to become a costumed crime-fighter himself. But, as luck would have it, on Hawkeye's first night out on patrol, he was mistaken for a criminal by the police and was hunted down. (To learn about Iron Man, click on his highlighted name above.)

Soon after, Hawkeye met the Black Widow (who was working at the time as a costumed villain for her country) and was easily seduced by her. Black Widow eventually tricked Hawkeye into believing that it was in his interest to defeat Iron Man. So, Hawkeye attempted to do on several occasions; however, he soon wised up and regretted his decision. Instead, Hawkeye hoped to join Iron Man's team of Avengers. Iron Man vouched for Hawkeye, and he joined the new line-up that included Captain America, the Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver. (To learn about the different characters and/or place above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the revealing and/or form fitting outfits on Black Widow and the Scarlet Witch's bio page.)

Hawkeye stayed with the Avengers for a long time. At first, Hawkeye became attracted to the Scarlet Witch, event to the point of having trouble getting over her eventual marriage to Vision. Also, for years, he continued to have feelings for the Black Widow, until she returned to her espionage career and told him that she never loved him--although she said that it order to keep him away. (To learn about Vision, click on his highlighted name above.)

At one point, Hawkeye left the Avengers briefly when his temper and ego led him to believe he wasn't wanted. However, he soon returned having joined the Defenders in the meantime. At one point, Hawkeye was passed over accompanying the Avengers in the Kree-Skrull War due to his lack of superhuman abilities. But, this would not deter Hawkeye so easily. He decided to take on the identity of "Goliath" with the use of Hank Pym's size-altering particles. Now as Goliath, he hitched a ride with the team in their intergalactic adventure and maintained the Goliath identity for several months upon their return to Earth. During his time as Goliath, Clint was approached by his brother. Barney told Clint about Egghead's plans to construct an orbiting laser death-ray to extort money from the United States. The Avengers confronted Egghead and his allies (the Mad Thinker and the Puppet Master); however, tragically, Barney died in the ensuing battle. Later, Egghead would use the Swordsman to capture Clint as Goliath, thinking him to be Hank Pym, but Hawkeye-as-Goliath was able to defeat both criminals, avenging his brother at last. Soon afterward, Clint abandoned the Goliath identity but continued to serve the Avengers as Hawkeye the Marksman. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the team, event, and/or characters. Also, Clint in his Goliath costume is shown in the forth picture posted.)

Later, Hawkeye was forced to leave the Avengers due to a type of "affirmative action" when he was replaced by the Falcon to comply with the Avengers' government sanction. During this time, Clint eventually found employment as a night security guard for Cross Technological Enterprises (CTE). Never gone from his team for long though, he soon rejoined. And then during a solo adventure, he found out that his boss (head of CTE) was the villain known as Crossfire and that he wanted to test his ultrasonic equipment with which he hoped to turn heroes against one another. So, with the help of the ex-secret agent named Mockingbird, Hawkeye defeated was able to defeat Crossfire. Afterward, the two heroes quickly fell in love and got married. (To learn about the characters above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit on Mockingbird's bio page.)

At this time, the Vision was expanding the Avengers' operations, and he named Hawkeye chairman of a West Coast Branch of Avengers, and Mockingbird joined him as a charter member. Hawkeye led the team through several adventures, growing into a competent leader, and he even had time to embark on a series of solo adventures. And during one of these solo adventures, Hawkeye was confronted by his former mentor Trickshot and the two reconciled their differences. (To learn about the West Coast Avengers, click on the highlighted name above.)

During an adventure where the team became lost in the past, his wife was involved with the death of the Old West hero, the Phantom Rider. This situation caused problems between Hawkeye and Mockingbird and the couple split up. Shortly after, the government forced the membership of the U.S.Agent on the team, and Hawkeye quit. Both he and Mockingbird wound up investigating and leading the heroes known as the Great Lakes Avengers. Eventually, however, Hawkeye left the Midwest to rejoin the West Coast Avengers, although he never really led the team again. (Click on the highlighted names to learn about the character and/or teams above.)

Hawkeye continued to adventure with the team, even alongside his separated wife. Unfortunately, he was present with the team when Mockingbird was killed in a demonic dimension. She saved her husband's life from an attack by Mephisto. Distraught, Hawkeye left the team. (To learn about Mephisto, click on his name above.)

Over time, Hawkeye eventually was drawn back to the Avengers; however, he was dissatisfied. His previous experience as a team leader left him feeling too anxious as a regular member. Hawkeye then decided to turn his attention instead to the team of reforming villains, known as the Thunderbolts. Sympathetic because of his own outlaw past and eager for new challenges, Hawkeye offered to serve as the Thunderbolts' new leader if they would continue fighting crime and remain reformed. During his time as the leader of the Thunderbolts, he became a friend and mentor to the group, honing their skills and greatly enhancing their reputations. Hawkeye and his teammate Moonstone had even began developing romantic feelings for one another. Soon, the Thunderbolts became trusted allies of the Avengers. However, Hawkeye formally resigned his membership with the Avengers because he didn't want any perceived criminal association with the Thunderbolts to negatively impact the Avengers. (To learn about the Thunderbolts and/or Moonstone, just click on the highlighted names above.)

After much time with the Thunderbolts, and after much discussion, Hawkeye agreed to leave the Thunderbolts to Baron Zemo's leadership. Hawkeye reluctantly agreed that Zemo had proved that he had potential to be a hero. After this, Hawkeye returned to the Avengers full-time. (To learn about Baron Zemo, click on the highlighted name above.)

Soon afterwards, however, the Avengers suffered a series of sudden and devastating attacks from friends and enemies alike, culminating in a surprise attack by the alien Kree. During the Kree invasion, Hawkeye suffered a mortal shot to the back. In his dying moments, Hawkeye overpowered a Kree soldier (using the soldier's jetpack to fly both of them into the Kree's command ship). Hawkeye sacrificed his life to single-handedly thwart the invasion. (To learn about the Kree, just click on their highlighted name above.)

It was later discovered that Clint had actually survived when he contacted Iron Man. After Iron Man had confirmed that Clint was really Hawkeye, he made Clint an offer to be the next Captain America. For a time, Clint tried, and even got to use the original shield; however, he realized that it was a mistake when he met Patriot and a new Hawkeye who wasn't convinced that he was Captain America. After this, Clint gave the shield back to Iron Man and gave up the Captain America gig. However, it wasn't long after this that Clint found himself in front of Doctor Strange's house. After some talking and magic, Doctor Strange and the "New Avengers" decided to give Clint Ronin's costume. Soon after, they left to Japan to save their team member Maya Lopez from the Hand. After the mission, Maya (the original Ronin) gives Clint her blessing to continue on as "Ronin." (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters and/or team. Also, Clint in his Ronin costume is shown in the fifth picture posted.)

Later, after an alien Skrull ship crashes in the Savage Land, Clint battles and kills a Skrull impersonating Mockingbird and himself. During a final battle with the Skrulls, Clint is actually reunited with the real Mockingbird. And though the two fought about their past at first, they eventually started their relationship once more. (To learn about the Skrulls and/or the Savage Land, just click on the highlighted names above.)

More recently, Clint has taken on the mantle of "Hawkeye" once again.

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  1. Archery is cool... but I wonder if he ever feels outdated? Or does he just feel superior with his "man's man weapon" in a world of guns that any idiot can shoot?

    I wonder if he or Agent Zero would win a shooting contest...

  2. Man this guy is all over the place! I'm surprised we haven't seen more of him in the movies thus far.
    One of the few proud major characters that does not pick up powers.