Clint Barton

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Clint Barton (Hawkeye) is a character in Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In the MCU, he is portrayed by Jeremy Renner.

Clint has appeared in numerous comic series, both solo and as a member of The Avengers. His most popular appearances include Hawkeye Vol 4, by Matt Fraction and David Aja. He is the only or one of the only Avengers who does not have superpowers. However, he is a highly skilled spy and assassin, whose weapon of choice is the bow and arrow.

He is canonically straight in both comics and films, and past and present relationships in the comics include Bobbi Morse (Mockingbird), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), and wife Laura Barton.


Fandom is another matter. The most popular Clint Barton ship tagged on the fanfiction archive An Archive of Our Own is the non-canon slash pairing of Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, with more than 8,000 fics tagged with the pairing as of July 2016. Running a close second is the het ship of Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, which is canon in comics but non-canon in the films. Other notable Clint ships include Clint Barton/Bucky Barnes and Clint Barton/Kate Bishop.

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