->''"To successfully make a shot, you gotta follow and master basic steps. Your stance is the foundation. Where you draw your strength. Nock the arrow and grip. Realize you are wielding a weapon. Mindset. Focus solely on your goal, regardless of your surroundings. Be in the now. Set up and draw. Inhale and prepare for what you are about to do. Anchor and hold. There is no going back. Aim. All that remains is you and your target. Release and follow through. Master those and you hit every time. One last step. Feedback. Basically...take responsibility for the outcome. For every shot."''
-->-- '''Hawkeye'''

'''Hawkeye''' is a Marvel Comics character created by Creator/StanLee and Don Heck. Making his debut as a reluctant villain in ''Tales of Suspense #57'' (September, 1964), Hawkeye quickly turned his back on that life and joined Comicbook/TheAvengers after a chance meeting with Edwin Jarvis.

Raised by an abusive alcoholic father and a mother who didn't care, Clinton "Clint" Barton and his older brother Barney had a difficult life. After his parents died in a drunk driving accident, Clint and Barney were sent to an orphanage for 6 years. Hungry for a better life, Clint and Barney ran away until desperation forced the brothers to join up with the Carson Carnival of Traveling Wonders. Years passed, during which Clint caught the attention of the Swordsman and Trick Shot, two talented circus performers. Under their tutelage, Clint gained the sharpshooting skills that would allow him to become a hero.

As Swordman's assistant, Clint was happy until the day he found out that his mentor was embezzling from the carnival. About to turn in the Swordsman, Clint was brutally beaten by his mentor until Barney and Trick Shot intervened. Trick Shot became Clint's new mentor while Barney grew tired of carnival life. Having condemned Clint for his perceived disloyalty to the Swordsman, Barney prepared to enlist in the Army. Asking Clint to join him, believing the two needed a fresh start, Barney was disappointed when his younger brother declined.

Jealous of the fame the then-new hero ComicBook/IronMan was getting, Clint decided to use his skills to become a superhero as well, The Hawkeye. Unfortunately, his weakness for pretty women got him involved with ComicBook/BlackWidow, who at the time was a spy working for the Russians against Iron Man, and she tricked him into attacking the hero. He soon realized he'd been duped however. Given a chance to redeem himself, Hawkeye joined the Avengers and has been affiliated with the team ever since, even leading its spin-off, the West Coast Avengers. Ironically, the Widow would later end up doing a HeelFaceTurn herself and becoming a superhero, and even joined the Avengers, having made up her peace with Clint.

Years later, Clint fell in love and married ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}, though they had troubles after she killed a man who had raped her. She appeared to have been killed by the DemonLord Mephisto for a long time, until it was revealed that it was actually a Skrull spy in her place during the ComicBook/SecretInvasion. The real Mockingbird and Hawkeye have since reunited.

Clint was one of the casualties during the rampage of ComicBook/ScarletWitch in ''Avengers Dissasembled''. Due to the events of ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', he came BackFromTheDead, took up the mantle of Ronin with permission of the original Ronin (Maya Lopez), as the name Hawkeye at the time was being used by {{Young Avenger|s}} ComicBook/KateBishop, and eventually joined the ''New Avengers'', leading to the events of ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' (and also reunited with the real Mockingbird in the aftermath). During the ''ComicBook/DarkReign'', he was appointed as the leader of the New Avengers and was doing a fair job (aside of one LeeroyJenkins moment), until the return of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. After ''Dark Reign'', Clint became a mainstream Avengers member, once again donning the Hawkeye alter ego. However, shortly after this he and Mockingbird got divorced.

Currently, he has his own title under the Comicbook/MarvelNOW line, which can best be described as [[XMeetsY an indie comic set in the Marvel Universe]], and focuses on Clint as well as [[LegacyCharacter the other two Hawkeyes]], Kate Bishop and Clint's brother Barney, to varying degrees.

Creator/JeremyRenner portrays him in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse since 2011. His first appearance was a cameo in ''{{Film/Thor}}''.

Oh, and he's the ''only'' character in comics to be a member of both Marvel's ComicBook/TheAvengers & DC's Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica.

If you're looking for the Young Avengers version of Hawkeye, go [[Characters/YoungAvengers here]].


[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore''
* ''Anime/AvengersConfidentialBlackWidowAndPunisher''
* ''Anime/MarvelDiskWarsTheAvengers''


[[folder: Comics ]]

* ''Hawkeye vol. 1'' (1983)
* ''Hawkeye vol. 2'' (1994)
* ''Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman'' (1998)
* ''Hawkeye vol. 3'' (2003 - 2004)
* ''ComicBook/NewAvengers: The Reunion'' (2009)
* ''Hawkeye & Mockingbird'' (2010)
* ''Widowmaker'' (2010 - 2011)
* ''Hawkeye: Blindspot'' (2011)
* ''Hawkeye vol. 4'' (2012 - 2015)
* ''All-New Hawkeye'' vol. 1 (2015)
* ''All-New Hawkeye'' vol. 2 (2015)

* ''ComicBook/SecretWars''
* ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse''
* ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers''
* ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies''
* ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''
* ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion''
* ''Comicbook/DarkReign''
* ''ComicBook/OldManLogan''
* ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}''


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''{{Film/Thor}}'' (uncredited [[TheCameo cameo]])
* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/CaptainAmericaAndTheAvengers:'' Hawkeye is one of the four playable characters.
* ''Spider-Man: The Video Game'': Hawkeye is one of the four playable characters along with {{Spider-Man}}, Black Cat and [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]].
* ''Venom & Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety:'' An AssistCharacter, Hawkeye can be summoned after players pick up "hero icons" scattered throughout the game.
* ''MarvelUltimateAlliance:'' Hawkeye is a playable character on the PSP and X-Box 360 versions of the game.
* ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3]]''
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' as one of the playable characters and a major NPC.
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity''


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/IronMan''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''

!!Tropes seen in these series include:
* AbusiveParents: Hawkeye's father was an alcoholic and his mother did nothing to intervene.
* TheAce: Hawkeye was this during the early run of West Coast Avengers. In a scene in which he's fighting to keep the Quinjet he's piloting from crashing, the narrator comments that many Avengers get praise for doing one thing well, but not Hawkeye—because he does MANY things well.
* ActionGirl: Kate Bishop as Hawkeye II.
* ActuallyADoombot: In an issue of ''The Avengers'' written by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis, Hawkeye goes to Transia in search of the Scarlet Witch, finds that she has IdentityAmnesia, [[{{Squick}} has sex with her]] and goes home. In ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', Hawkeye learns that this woman was actually a robot Doctor Doom created to throw people off Wanda's trail.
** Well, it's not 100% clear. A more plausible reading was that Clint met up with the real Wanda in Transia before Doom replaced her with the Doombot, but either way the humor works, since Clint isn't sure if he slept with the real Wanda or the Doombot.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Ultimate Hawkeye... [[DependingontheArtist sometimes]]... has darker hair than classic Clint. Similarly, Jeremy Renner's dirty blond/brown hair in the films looks far more different than Clint's classic Golden locks.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Used nontraditionally, in Volume 4 Clint's neighor Grills has an accent that keeps him from hearing the difference between Hawkeye and Hawkguy.
* AnachronicOrder:
** Volume 4, #6 takes place [[ChristmasEpisode mid-December]], but #7 is an issue about [[RippedFromTheHeadlines Hurricane Sandy]], which occurred in October 2012. The second trade paperback instead opts for straight chronological order, with the issues ordered 7, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11.
** Volume 4, #6 itself is also in anachronic order, jumping around one week of December and presenting the reasons for certain situations as they come up: December 18, 13, 17, 14, 15, 19, 15, 16, and 19.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To DC's ComicBook/GreenArrow.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Hawkeye is this to Green Arrow in an alternate universe where the [[ComicBook/JLAAvengers Justice League and Avengers]] co-exist. Leaving the MarvelUniverse to join the Justice League, Hawkeye completely overshadows Ollie, landing an impossible trick shot to defeat Doctor Doom at the Source Wall. Clint was even dating ComicBook/BlackCanary, Ollie's girl.
** Also, occasionally, to Kate Bishop. As far as Clint is concerned, Kate is the best archer he's ever met. However, while she's skilled enough to be on the Young Avengers, he's just that much better that, occasionally, she expresses slight jealousy over it.
** As the comics have shown, Clint can casually land the Robin Hood shot (piercing an arrow with another arrow from behind) which Kate can't do, but Kate can tell Emperor Domitian to suck it by loosing five arrows at once (and have them all be non-lethal). However, Clint can fire three arrows and hit his targets before you can say "That's cool", making it a case of TechnicianVsPerformer.
** Mockingbird is this to him. She was a far better fighter and effortlessly beat him in a fight when they first met, and the only reason he won a fight when she was being forced to kill him was because she was brainwashed to fight without thinking and he was able to use that and his strength against her.
** For Clint, the one man whom he'll forever (begrudgingly) consider to be better than him is ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
%%* AnnoyingArrows
* AmazonChaser: Clint tends to have a taste for women who can handle themselves in a fight. Case in point: When he first met Mockingbird, [[CurbStompBattle she kicked his ass.]] They married nine days later.
* AmicableExes: With Bobbi. Clint is ready to rip the city apart when he finds out she's been shot, and she beats up some goons when they're watching Clint's apartment building in Hawkeye. The last one is followed by her taking a shower at his place and, smilingly, handing him their finalized divorce papers ([[ContinuitySnarl ...that were already finalized before she was abducted by Skrulls]]).
** Also Natasha. They didn't date long, but they're still so close that the two have been jokingly referred to as each others "Work Wife/Husband".
* AntiHeroSubstitute: Bullseye during ''Comicbook/DarkReign''.
* ArcWords: "Okay... this looks bad." The phrase starts just about every issue of the Matt Fraction run, and it usually involves Clint falling to his doom or in some other horrible situation. Eventually there's an issue that starts with him being held at gunpoint with his pants around his ankles, and the phrase becomes, "Okay... this looks... completely ridiculous."
* ArcherArchetype: Hawkeye is an arrogant [[TheAce ace]]. He notably averts the "lower strength" trope, observing in at least one unarmed brawl how all the years of archery have paid off in terms of upper body strength and on another occasion disparaging a villain who's gotten his hands on his bow (which has a 250 pounds-force (1,100 newtons) draw weight) and can't even draw the string back far enough to use it.
* AsLethalAsItNeedsToBe: His arrows and his way of using them. Though traditionally Hawkeye abhors killing, in later years he has become a victim of the "darker and edgier" trend of superheroes. In his most recent appearances, however, Hawkeye tries to avoid killing people, but doesn't flinch at leaving his enemies paralyzed, perhaps for life.
--> ''He'll '''live'''. Not '''well''' but he'll live.''
* BackFromTheDead: Hawkeye died during the events of ''Avengers Disassembled'', only to still be alive after reality is shifted to the ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''. Following a HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath after his memories of his original life are restored & he learns that he's supposed to dead, Clint is then killed a second time & resurrected for real when reality is returned to normal.
* BadassBiker
* BadassNormal: He's [[ImprobableAimingSkills a skilled marksman]]; able to wield several weapons as Ronin; and when Tony Stark tries to find a replacement for the recently deceased Steve Rogers, he was the only one able to throw & catch Cap's shield. In an issue of ''Avenging Spider-Man'', Clint confides in Spider-Man that there is an enourmous amount of pressure on him as a BadassNormal on the same team as Captain America, Thor, Iron Man & the Hulk, and subsequently he has to train constantly in order to make sure his accuracy is superhuman, in effect meaning ''he cannot miss''.
** In the Marvel Ultimate universe, his ImprobableAimingSkills border on the superhuman. In the recent ''Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye'' miniseries, it's established that he has subtle enhancements. Ultimate Hawkeye has increased musculature around the eyeballs, which allows him the ability to change his focal length. He also has many more rod cells and fewer cone cells in his eyes, leading to high-contrast, mostly black and white vision and better detection of motion. He's also immune to most attempts to trick the eye, such as camouflage or one-way mirrors.
* BattleCouple: Hawkeye and Mockingbird
** Hawkeye (Clint) and Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), [[LikeBrotherAndSister in a non-romantic sense]].
* BerserkButton: Doesn't matter if Hawkeye's relationship with her is going strong or not: hurt Mockingbird, and there will be ''hell'' to pay. This works both ways as well, so in short, ''don't fuck with them.''
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Sometimes with lethal results, as when he shot Egghead in his pistol, which then backlogged and exploded.
* BrokenPedestal: Hawkeye thought of the Swordsman as a father figure until he learned of his mentor's criminal activities. Something similar with Trick Shot too. One of the many proposed reasons for Clint's tendency to play TheLancer is that, until he met Captain America, he lacked a real father figure he could trust who didn't, ultimately, become an enemy.
* BrickJoke: In his current ongoing series, Kate Bishop criticizes Clint for keeping a boomerang arrow, only for her use it to disable a gangster who was holding a gun to Clint's head.
* CainAndAbel: Barney Barton was always jealous of the attention given to Clint during their time with the circus. After taking up the mantle of Trickshot, Barney and Clint became bitter enemies.
* CarnivalOfKillers
* TheChewToy: He was killed off in ''Avengers Disassembled'', came back and got killed ''again'' in the following year's big event, and got burned alive halfway through ''Avengers vs. X-Men''. If you see a big Marvel CrisisCrossover, expect bad things for Hawkeye.
* ChickMagnet: Black Widow lampshaded this in ''Widowmaker'': Despite having absolutely nothing remotely attractive about his demeanor (he spends a lot of time making an idiot of himself) women seem to fall for him.
* CircusBrat: Clint picked up his skills with the Carson Carnival of Traveling Wonders. In some adaptations and Elseworlds (such as the Ultimate Imprint, the ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' cartoon, and Chuck Austin's AU War Machine run), this is modernized into him being an Olympic hopeful...for some reason.
* ClarkKenting: Currently, Clint just wears some shades. He doesn't make a real effort to conceal his identity, though he finds it more convenient if people don't realize that he's the Avenger Hawkeye. As a running gag, everyone in his apartment know who he is, to his annoyance when they loudly call him this, though everyone else needs him to actually tell them this because, frankly, they don't even ''know'' of him.
* ContinuitySnarl: Several in issue 9 of Hawkeye volume 4, mainly in relation to his and Bobbi's relationship. They sign divorce papers despite being considered divorced as early as New Avengers The Reunion and Jessica claims that he ran away when things got tough, but they had made multiple attempts at getting back together and the last one failed due to a combination of them both suffering from severe PTSD and them both feeling that they couldn't be together at that point. But, the last one may just be poor research on Jess's part.
* ColorMotif: Strongly associated with purple, to the point of it being the dominant color in general in his current title.
* CoolBike: The [[FlyingCar Sky-Cycle]].
* CrazyPrepared: Hawkeye carries target-specific arrowheads for almost any occasion. In ''JLA/Avengers'', Hawkeye locks down ComicBook/CaptainAtom with a lead foil containment arrow meant for the Radioactive Man. He claims to have an arrow custom made to defeat every single one of his Avengers teammates. During his time with the Thunderbolts (in the arc when Moonstone goes nuts as her power increases), after taking out The Vision with a specialized arrow:
--> You know I got an arrow for every single one of you. Don't think for one second that I didn't come here prepared to take down both teams if I have to!
* DatingCatwoman: He had a fling with Moonstone during his tenure with the Thunderbolts.
* DarkerAndEdgier: During the period Clint operated as Ronin, he jettisoned his "[[ThouShallNot No Killing]]" rule and even briefly used firearms. And of course in a ''literal'' example, he had started wearing a black costume rather than his purple outfit.
** [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] Hawkeye is made of this trope, what with being a ComedicSociopath and all. He got even ''edgier'' after his family died during ''ComicBook/TheUltimates 2''.
* DeadlyDodging: A talented acrobat, Hawkeye uses his agility against his enemies, especially when he's outnumbered. In a training session with the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, Hawkeye uses this technique against Jolt and Moonstone to demonstrate the importance of teamwork.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DecompositeCharacter: Within in the MCU, it seems aspects of Hawkeye's character have been given to Lance Hunter in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', primarily his relationship with Bobbi of being exes with a tendency to bicker and snark but still care a deep amount for each other and be a serious BattleCouple when in a fight. Hunter is also similarly a JerkWithAHeartOfGold DeadpanSnarker BadassNormal, making him fairly similar to Clint's comic counterpart.
* DependingOnTheArtist:
** His hair, length and style, and in the Ultimate Universe, how dark it is.
** There's also his costume's sleeves. IE, if he has any sleeves at all, if he has one sleeve, short sleeves, or bare arms. With his new costume, this includes what are his glasses like (are they like any normal pair, do they look like Mockingbird's, do they look more stylized, are they just solid purple glass, etc), if he's wearing any glasses at all, does he wear wrist guards, how big or how detailed his logo is, how many pouches does he have, does he have a second quiver on his waist, is he wearing cargo pants or superhero tights, does he have any more purple on his costume, etc.
** Lastly, his bow. Is it a stylized Longbow, a fancy recurve, a compound, some kind of custom one-of-a-kind bow, does it lean towards more fancy looking, or is it more futuristic and practical, does it fold up or come apart, does it have any attachments, etc. This also extends to his arrow heads: Do they all have little metal cylinders on the end holding whatever trick implements are inside, or is it a a more realistic, though bulky, sharp and pointy arrow head. Due to his nature, its entirely possible that he has a mix of both.
** One notable discrepency is also his height. Officially, Clint is 6'3, making him an inch taller than ''Captain America'', however quite often he's drawn to be shorter than Cap. Likewise, Kate is officially 5'5, but sometimes the two are drawn either the same height, or only a few inches apart, when Clint ''should'' be nearly a foot taller than her.
* DependingOnTheWriter:
** Recently, Clint's view on killing. Previously, Clint was so against killing that he refused to listen to his wife's plea after she killed a man that raped her. Next minute, he's willingly firing arrows into bad guys boy parts without caring if they'll survive, then he's lecturing [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] why they should let bad guys live, then he's killing Skrulls. Addressed in ''ComicBook/NewAvengers The Reunion'', where he admits that he now understands why someone would want to kill another.
** Clint's social skills too. He's either a childish and occasionally snarky NiceGuy, or he's a complete JerkWithAHeartOfGold that has a mouth too big for him. When written by BrianBendis, he also tends to be FAR more of a jerk than he is usually, and tends to be the one itching to just kill the villain and making other rash decisions.
** And, strangely, Clint's knowledge of TV pop culture, and his interest in it in general. In a Team up with Spider-Man, Clint claims he doesn't watch TV (and doesn't even ''own one''; given his later confession about the amount of pressure he has to live up to as a BadassNormal it's possible he was lying to look good), but in ''ComicBook/TheReunion'' and his new ongoing, he makes references to ''Grey's Anatomy'' and owning a [=TiVo=]. In issue 6, he's terrified of getting the ending of ''Dog Cops'' spoiled, and throughout his series [=TVs=] can be seen, though this could be explained by the fact he received a large amount of money before the series started.
** Clint's knowledge of languages. In ''Hawkeye'', he struggles to tell languages apart, while in ''Infinity'' he manages to speak another language.
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: [[BadassNormal He can punch them out too]], mind you, but he's not above scamming them either.
* DisabilityImmunity: Is deaf in one ear. Has a hearing aid. It gave him some kind of detection, as he could dial it up and tell if someone was secretly a robot.
** For a while, at least. Clint's hearing was fixed post-Heroes Reborn.
*** As of the most recent issues of Fraction's Hawkeye, Clint is once again deaf.
* DistaffCounterpart: Kate Bishop.
* EvilCounterpart: Swordsman, Trick Shot, and Barney Barton as Trickshot. Bullseye & Barney Barton both served as Hawkeye in Norman Osborn's ComicBook/DarkAvengers teams.
* EvilMentor: Trick Shot, who taught young Clint archery so he could have an accomplice while he committed crimes. Clint broke off their arrangement after he was forced to shoot his brother Barney.
* FBIAgent: Clint's brother Barney was an undercover FBI agent.
* FaceHeelTurn: Hawkeye, despite starting off trying to be a hero, was manipulated by ComicBook/BlackWidow and was a villain before joining the Avengers.
* FastballSpecial: Has one with ComicBook/AntMan & the various other [[SizeShifter size shifters]] in the Marvel Universe, where the shrunken down hero is fired on one of Clint's arrows & proceeds to increase in size whilst flying at the enemy. Also serves as Clint's Level 3 Hyper in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3]]''.
* FightMagnet: the Tracksuit Mafia
* FingerlessGloves
* {{Foil}}: To Daredevil. Clint acts like a goofy idiot while Matt is almost always serious. Clint was almost deaf (prior to Heroes Reborn), but has the best eyes in the Marvel U, while Matt is blind, but has super-humanly good hearing. Hawkeye works best in teams while Daredevil prefers working alone. It's worth noting that both were love interests for Black Widow.
* GenreSavvy: When the Avengers are [[LetsYouAndHimFight attacked by the superhero team]] the ComicBook/SquadronSupreme, Hawkeye is the only Avenger who points out the obvious explanation: "Five'll get you ten [[BrainwashedAndCrazy they're being mind-controlled]] [[OhNoNotAgain again]] - by the Serpent Crown, the Over-Mind, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking my Aunt Pearl]], anybody." It takes a whole issue for [[GenreBlind his teammates]] to notice he's right.
** This becomes a BrickJoke in ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'', where Hawkeye's first reaction upon meeting the Justice League is to call them "a bunch of Squadron Supreme wanna-bes" and [[WrongGenreSavvy assume they're also being mind-controlled to fight the Avengers]].
* TheGimmick
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Inverted. Clint's weapon of choice is a bow and a quiver of arrows, while Bobbi prefers to beat people with her battle staves or kick them.
* HeelFaceTurn: Clint started out as a normal guy trying to be a hero, but after he was mistaken for a criminal ComicBook/BlackWidow picked him up and convinced him to help her. Barney Barton becomes the second Trick Shot.
* IdiotHero, GoodIsDumb and BookDumb: Clint's not stupid, he's a fairly smart man and has a wide range of talents/skills, but he's uneducated, doesn't plan too far ahead, isn't particularly good at understanding others, and can sometimes come off as incredibly dense. He can also be childish in more light hearted comics, like disagreeing with the team leader for the sake of it, cracking jokes about ComicBook/SheHulk because he had a crush on her, and in general trolling villains and teasing teammates. He also demonstrated that, while they have their purposes, the main reason for all his trick arrows is simply because they're fun.
* IHaveManyNames: Clint has used the names Hawkeye, Goliath, Golden Archer, Captain America, and Ronin. What's notable is that every one of those names have been adopted by someone else, or belonged to someone else before he picked it up.
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* ImprobableUseOfAWeapon: He's more than capable of using his bow as a close-quarters weapon, and can even throw arrows like darts if his bow is broken or out of reach.
** ImprobableWeaponUser: Not as much as Bullseye, but Clint has, in recent years, been shown to be able to weaponize anything from plying cards to ''pennies''. He notes in #3 that when he walks into a room, he looks at everything and makes a mental note on its use as a weapon, something he also notes is ''a completely insane thing to do.''
* IndyPloy: As he explained to Moonstone at one point during the original run of ''Thunderbolts'', Clint prefers to walk into a situation ''without'' having a plan. As he sees it, you fight harder when you know you don't have a safety net.
* InertiaIsACruelMistress: Hawkeye's weapon of choice against speedsters and agile opponents is to predict their next move and put an arrow in their path. Batroc the Leaper found himself stuck to the floor by an adhesive arrow after Hawkeye correctly deduced his landing point.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Clint and Kate. While they don't appear to be ''that'' far apart in age (going by what's said, Kate is about 20 now, while Clint's age is probably only ten years older at most), they did first meet when she was about 16.
* {{Irony}}: In ''Dark Reign'', Clint was highly suspicious at ComicBook/SpiderWoman[=/=]Jessica Drew, considering she was the face of the Skrull Queen during ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion''. They're currently in a somewhat complicated relationship (even though they're only in this state of affairs because she unknowingly manipulated his pheromones).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KatanasAreJustBetter: As Ronin
* KnifeThrowingAct: Clint used to be part of one with the Swordsman.
* TheLancer: To ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
* LegacyCharacter: Clint Barton took up Ronin's mantle with her blessing. He also served as the second Goliath after Hank Pym adopts the Yellowjacket persona. After the death of Captain America, Clint had a ''very'' short stint as the new Cap until Kate Bishop (Not knowing it was Clint) pointed out the hypocrisy in him wearing Cap's costume whilst he called her out on using the Hawkeye. This convinced him to give the costume and shield back to Tony Stark (he'd never really been comfortable with being the replacement Cap anyway). While he was Ronin, Clint gave Kate Bishop his blessing to continue serving as the second Hawkeye after testing her skills. Barney Barton became the second Trick Shot, renaming himself Trickshot.
* LowestCosmicDenominator
* MadeOfIron: Only as Goliath II.
* MasterSwordsman: The Swordsman, naturally. Hawkeye is also quite good with a sword.
* {{Mondegreen}}: "Hawkguy" is what Matt Fraction's son kept calling Hawkeye. It eventually shaped the character's portrayal in the new series, made its way into issue 6 and has become the unofficial nickname of Vol. 4.
* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: One of the most famous and visible examples. In the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] movies, the creators ditched his purple costume and mask for more practical looking black leather, which eventually [[RetCanon found its way back into the comics]].
** His outfit in the first Avengers movie (which became the basis for his new look in the 616 Marvel universe, was actually an exact copy of his costume from the first Ultimates series.
* MrFanservice
** Prior to that, he'd worn a black costume as Ronin. The Ronin outfit ended up being the partial basis for his new costume in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.
* {{Multishot}}: One of his more notable skills. In ''Hawkeye #2'' he notched three arrows, pulled back the string, took aim at a target, and hit the target in the head, stomach, and groin in the time it took Kate to say "that's so cool."
* MusclesAreMeaningless: A mild version of it is used for him. Hawkeye is obviously not as a musclebound as Captain America or the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, but he is plenty strong himself as a villain finds out when he tried using Hawkeye's bow against him and finds he can't pull back the string, considering to do so means he would have to pull back the equivalent of ''250 pounds'' with three fingers, which Hawkeye does all the time without effort. With that in mind, Clint is, usually, drawn with an impressive build.
* MyGreatestFailure: New Avengers: The Reunion and Hawkeye & Mockingbird revealed that Clint has regarded his failure to support Bobbi letting the Phantom Rider fall to his death (he raped her, but Clint used to have a much stronger hatred of killing) as his greatest failure for years, and it has constantly haunted him. He also considered her "death" one, telling her that he saw her everywhere while she was missing.
* NoArcInArchery: Employed on occasion when Hawkeye uses his trick arrows.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** Will Bryson in ''Hawkeye'' #16 is a very unsubtle one for Music/BrianWilson.
** His music band, 'The Greyson Brothers', and a pic from their (not updated) website is mostly a pastiche of Music/TheEverlyBrothers.
* OhCrap: See RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* OneSteveLimit: The 2010s era with both Clint and Kate using an unmodified "Hawkeye" identity was the first Marvel work to unambiguously break the publisher's long-term rule of not having two characters use the same costumed identity simultaneously.
* OnlyMostlyDead: Barney Barton, until he was placed in one of Egghead's healing chambers.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: A major part of the reason the character has developed a negative reputation among mainstream audiences. He was the only Avenger not to have their own solo movie or a significant supporting role in another movie prior to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', which meant his big film debut was mostly overshadowed by the spectacle of seeing Comicbook/IronMan, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], and Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk teaming up. Exasperating this situation was that his subsequent two appearances were in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', where he was now sharing screentime with other impressive superheroes like Comicbook/ScarletWitch, {{Quicksilver}}, Comicbook/BlackPanther, and Comicbook/SpiderMan. Tellingly, his increased role in ''Age of Ultron'' largely focused on [[spoiler: his family life]] and his status as TheHeart of the team, rather than his usefulness in battle.
* PaintingTheMedium: One of the main running themes of Volume 4.
** Foreign languages go untranslated; instead, they're replaced by whatever language Clint thinks they're speaking in.
--->'''Maynard Tiboldt:''' Ladies and gentlemen. ''(French stuff.) (Wait, maybe some Italian, too?) ... (French!)''
** Several sound effects aren't onomatopoeiae, but instead descriptions of the actual sound--for example, "(Roar of blood in head transmutes to smudgy backwards talking in a cup or something [[BuffySpeak I dunno]])". If there ''are'' {{Written Sound Effect}}s, half the time they're {{Unsound Effect}}s like "KGLASSSSS" for a shattering window.
** The recap on the credits page berates the reader for reading it, as they should already know the information presented.
* ParentalSubstitute: Swordsman and Trick Shot in his youth, Captain America as an Avenger. Seems to be trying to act as one for Kate...success is arguable.
* PinballProjectile
* PlatonicLifePartners: with Kate Bishop
* PopularityPower: Mainly to do with Kate Bishop as her role in Matt Fraction's Hawkeye has gained her a significant following. A following so large that it contributed to her character joining the Ultimate Universe as a love interest to another popular, but controversial character, Miles Morales. This is significant because most Marvel Superheroes who are adapted in Ultimate at least have been in Marvel continuity for decades. Kate is currently the only relatively recent addition to the Marvel in general that has an Ultimate counterpart who will also be significant.
* PositiveDiscrimination: Arguably, Clint and Kate's dynamic in the current ongoing falls under this. While Clint is the strongest archer of the two and has far more experience, he's far more goofy and easily beat, and so far needed her to save him three times (not, this is so far equal to once every issue she's been in), while Kate plays the role of the StraightMan and HyperCompetentSidekick.
* RainOfArrows: In ''Hawkeye/Mockingbird'' he unleashed special trick arrows, the heads of which are filled with dozens, if not hundreds, of regular arrows shrunken down with Pym particles, leading to this trope. Hawkeye has a smaller-scale version of this attack in ''Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3'' called the scatter shot.
* RealityEnsues: In issue #7 (the [[RippedFromTheHeadlines Hurricane Sandy issue]]), Grills asks Clint why he isn't out with his fellow Avengers. Clint responds by stating that his archery skills would be rendered useless thanks to the hurricane's winds.
* ReallyGetsAround: He gradually grows into his reputation as a womanizer. Beside his ex-wife, he had been with ComicBook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, and ComicBook/SpiderWoman (Jessica Drew).
* RightThroughHisPants: Inverted. In #3 of the current series, the aftermath of a sexual encounter has ''him'' completely nude and ''her'' being the one half-dressed.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In The Ultimates continuity [[spoiler: after his family is murdered and he is taken captive, he takes out one of his captors with a fingernail he's pulled from his own finger, then proceeds to single-handedly take out the entire strike force sent to take him down. He then looks into one of the security cameras and simply says, "Run."]]
* RuleOfFun: Some of his earlier adventures, and his new ongoing. Surely, a boomerang arrow makes no sense at all, but it works, 'because...boomerangs'.
* RunningGag: Most of the issues in the current ongoing series open with Clint in a compromising situation (such as falling from a building or waking up in bed with a woman) and saying, "Ok, this looks bad."
* SarcasticDevotee: Clint is one to Captain America, and anyone else he's on a team with. Kate Bishop is one to Clint.
* ShoutOut:
** In issue 2 of the current series, Clint calls a cummerbund a "[[{{Series/Sherlock}} Cumberbatch]]".
** Issue 6 of the current series, page 5 eerily looks like a screenshot from the Captain America and the Avengers arcade game, except it has current Hawkeye, Spider-Man, and Wolverine vs a bunch of AIM mooks.
* ASimplePlan: Several of the stories in the Matt Fraction run.
** Firstly, all Clint wanted was some tape to label his trick arrows with, but then he ends up buying a car, sleeping with its owner, and getting into a shootout with his former landlord's gang, and ends up in a hostage situation. Secondly, he was tying to go to Madripoor to reclaim a tape of him killing a dictator. Instead, he gets detained at the airport, robbed in the cab, loses his money and Avenger ID, then gets kidnapped by Madame Masque, only for this to be Kate pretending to be Masque. The second half they manage to IndyPloy their way out though.
** Issue 8 doesn't work out too well for him either. Clint and Cherry manage to steal the Red Safe, but Clint gets arrested and they end up losing the combination.
* TheSixties: Despite being set in 2012/2013 Volume 4 has undertones of Sixties style to it in. The Tracksuit Mafia drive original Minis, Kazimierz Kazimierczak wouldn't look out of place in TheItalianJob, all the women wear Sixties dresses, and Kate might as well have joined a different [[Series/TheAvengers Avengers.]]
* SizeShifter: Clint's stint as Goliath II gave him the ability to change size at will thanks to the Pym Particles.
* SmallReferencePools: In-universe in vol. 4 #6; Hawkeye says his line of work is like being in the NFL year-round. Wolverine compares him to Mel Hein, which Spider-Man scoffs at. "Mel Hein? What are you, a hundred years old?" Wolverine is, of course, actually a bit older than that.
* TheSouthpaw: Most incarnations of him are ambidextrous. Jeremy Renner in the films, being left handed, is the most notable.
* TheStraightAndArrowPath
* SuperStrength: Only as Goliath II.
* ThatCameOutWrong: In ''Hawkeye'', vol. 4, #15, Bobbi asks Clint about the strip club he busted up. He is surprised that she knows about that and attempts to defend himself:
-->'''Clint:'''I wasn't there for the girls. I was there for the guys. No. Wait."
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Clint's suffered the death of his brother, his wife, his own death at the hands of his best friend, recovering his memories in a world created by said friend and discovering that he is dead in the real world, his resurrection by the same friend, but no one has ever recommended that he sees a therapist--not even when the death of his wife led to him staying in the wilderness until his old mentor convinced him that Bobbi wouldn't want him to live like that.
** Ultimate Hawkeye's family was killed and he's still working with the Ultimates, despite it being pretty obvious that he has PTSD.
* TrickArrow: Hawkeye has special arrowheads that can carry [[HollywoodAcid acid]], [[ArrowsOnFire fire]], [[ShrinkRay Pym Particles]], [[InescapableNet nets]], KnockoutGas, [[GrapplingHookPistol grappling hooks]], [[SonicStunner sonic stunners]], [[ShockAndAwe electricity]], [[HarmlessFreezing ice]] or explosives. Other specialized arrows include the [[ArmorPiercingAttack Adamantium]] arrow and the [[{{Vibroweapon}} Vibranium]] arrow.
** And the boomerang. Don't forget to respect the boomerang. [[spoiler:It comes back to you in the end.]]
* TrouserSpace: During "The Tape", Clint stuff his "Amex Black" credit card with no credit limit down the front of his pants. While interrogating him Madam Masque is disgusted to hear this but is the only one willing to reach in and get it [[spoiler:and then it turns out Masque is actually Kate Bishop in disguise]].
* TrueLoveIsBoring: After several years of marital bliss, the Phantom Rider incident happened, and they broke up. Right after they made up and were on track to getting back together, she was killed. And now that she's BackFromTheDead, they find out they're now technically divorced. When they reunite as a couple, they find out they're both going through hard times and aren't ready to stay together.
* TwangHello: Except for him barely missing his targets isn't an issue. His arrows blow up.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Villains, and in some cases some fans, usually underestimate Hawkeye because he fights alongside Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America. He soon reminds them ''why'' he fights alongside Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America.
* UndyingLoyalty: Clint has shown over the years that, if he works alongside you or considers you a friend, he will stick by and trust you no matter what. A perfect example would be the Greg Pak ''ComicBook/WarMachine'' run, where Clint and other former WCA members were called to reign in Rhodey's increasingly violent BloodKnight tendencies. While Mockingbird seemed to think Rhodey had gone off the deep end, Clint was sure that Rhodey had a perfectly good reason for his actions, simply because of the time they spent together previously[[note]]Technically, they were both right on this one; Rhodey ''had'' gone off the deep end, but only because he was being forced to witness every recorded war crime constantly and was trying to clear up the world; they both decide to help Rhodey with his mission, albeit while staying away from his murderous actions[[/note]].
* VerbalTic: The Russian gangsters who harass Hawkeye throughout volume 4 say "bro" in virtually every sentence, usually at the end.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Hawkeye and Green Arrow in ''JLA/Avengers''.
** Clint and anyone, really. He'll call out and argue with Cap, but there's no one he holds more respect for. He'll patronize Kate Bishop and treat her like a child but considers her the best archer he's ever met, he'll tease Bobbi but she's the first person he ever loved, he makes fun of Spider-Man yet he's got no problem confessing his insecurities to him, etc.
* VillainEpisode: Issue #10 of the current series is from the viewpoint of a hitman sent by the "bros".
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Issue #11 is Lucky the dog's perspective on the goings on of the apartment building. It ends with Kate ''and'' Lucky leaving Clint for California.]]
* WireDilemma: Parodied. One issue of the Matt Fraction run starts with Hawkeye standing over a bunch of wires, thinking carefully, and finally cutting the green wire over Tony Stark's objections... and then it turns out they're the wires to all the electronics in his apartment, which have gotten hopelessly tangled.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: He uses a bow and arrow, not even a crossbow. He's on a team that at times features ComicBook/TheMightyThor, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Scarlet Witch and many other juggernauts. Despite this he makes it work.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Steve Rogers notes that Kate Bishop, the second Hawkeye, reminds her of Clint in the way she [[WhatTheHellHero called him out over his treatment of Patriot]] & gives her permission to use the Hawkeye name. Clint himself notes that she reminds him of himself at a young age.
* YourCheatingHeart: In issue 3 of he current ongoing, Clint sleeps with Cherry, a girl he just met that he knows is giving him a fake name. Meanwhile, in the various Avengers team books, Clint is dating Spider-Woman. Issue 9 is dealing with the implications of this event.