Hawkeye [Clint Barton] (616) Respect Thread

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Before I start, I want to take note of something critical: Marvel Earth-616 is a continuity of graphic novels developed by hundreds of writers, running from 1939 to date without a single reboot to add. The character of Hawkeye was first introduced in the 1960s, so he's been under dozens of different writers for close to 60 years now. This is the case both for him and a number of characters that will be mentioned in this thread. Another issue is Hawkeye's interactions with super-powered characters like Quicksilver, Iron Man or Spider-Man; those could either take place on modern age or silver/golden age, with their power levels and the logic behind them varying. And as always, there's plot involved. Each reader can form a personal opinion on his character and abilities by examining him on a holistic level and deciding what is a reasonable and consistent level for him in the ranking system. My job is to present everything for you. And also do keep in mind that I'm not an expert on every character mentioned in this thread, so every comment and/or scan you can add that I might have missed or I'm not aware of is a welcome addition. And with that out of the way...

Clinton "Clint" Francis Barton - Hawkeye [616]

"Okay... this looks bad." - Hawkeye V4#1 (by Matt Fraction)

Table Of Contents.

I. Introduction.
II. Training.
III. Physicality.
IV. Equipment.
V. Marksmanship.
VI. Melee Skill.
VII. Resources. Assassination. Stealth. Awareness. Espionage. Tactics. Misc Skills.
VIII. Notable Fights.
IX. Sources.

I. Introduction.

As an opening note, I think Nick Fury's personal file on Hawkeye in regard to the Secret War of Marvel's Earth-616, which highlights parts of his skill and/or power set as much as his character traits and values.

"Hawkeye is not your average soldier. He asks a lot of questions. He hates authority. He takes chances. But at the end of the day, Clint is a hero and someone who realizes, almost more than Captain America does, that in order to get things done you sometimes have to bend the rules and fight dirty. He's also worked undercover for S.H.I.E.L.D. before so I trust him. Barton's a good man.

Now when you approach him with this mission he's going to ask a lot of questions. Particularly, why he wasn't on the first mission. Some of these questions may come out a little obnoxious, but after he finishes, just tell him I was holding him back in case something did go wrong. At that point the jerk will probably smile and say if he was with us the first time, the mission would have gone off without a hitch.

Another thing I need you to hold off on, no matter what you know, is the condition of my first team. If we are off the board and not just captured... if we're all dead... you can't tell Clint that. As much as he disagrees with Cap on a lot of things, the man looks up to Cap. Not that most people don't but... Hawkeye's emotions need to be in check. He is the best marksman in the world, but when his blood gets hot he can be a little off the mark.

Now, I know what you're thinking, Val. He has arrows. And he's just a man. Both of those things are true. But when times are tough, Barton's a leader who can make the tough decisions. And before this horrible mission is over we may need a little humanity to bring us through.

Also, and now that you're in charge you need to know this: We have a small amount of Pym Particles available to him if he wants it. It's sealed in an unmarked bottle of Whiskey on the shelf in my office. (As a matter of fact make sure all of the liquor in my office is sealed up tight. I'll leave a different memo regarding all of the bottles.) He's been Goliath before and by the end of this mission he may need to become Goliath again. Arrows can only keep you alive so long. No matter how great a marksman you are."

Secret War: From The Files of Nick Fury (2005)

And finally, a power grid sourcing from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: The Avengers, also written back in 2004. For context, this handbook involves only the original roster of the Avengers.

The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: The Avengers (2004)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: The Avengers (2004)

His speed, strength, durability and intelligence seem to be on the average peak human levels, with his fighting skills standing between the average combat trained Avengers such as the Wasp and the higher trained ones such as Black Panther. Since his more profound role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2011), Clint seems to be getting both more respect and a more refined set of abilities and skills by the writers of the 616 graphic novels, and hopefully this is one of the things this thread highlights by the end.

II. Training.

Clint Barton was born and raised in the U.S. At a young age, he lost both his parents in a car accident, with him and his brother ending up in an orphanage. Unable to take this life anymore, Clint ran away alongside his brother, Barney, to join a travelling circus, quickly developing into an impressive gymnast. There, he met and eventually trained with two criminals, Trickshot, a master archer, and the Swordsman, an expert - guess it - swordsman, and knife fighter.

All-New Hawkeye Vol. 1 #4 (2015)
All-New Hawkeye Vol. 1 #4 (2015)

Clint's natural talent impressed Trickshot from the beginning, and so he took on a role of both a father figure and an inspiring tutor. Trickshot was more than that however, he was also a trained killer, and his lessons included the darker side of the art [1] (Solo Avengers Vol. 1 #2). It didn't take long for Barton to grow into a master archer, eventually surpassing Buck himself. While in the circus, he caught the eye of the Swordsman, who further advanced his skill set with the use of bladed weapons [2] (Solo Avengers Vol. 1 #2). Clint's training did not stop at that however.

After taking his own ways, leaving the circus and eventually joining the Avengers, he met another aspiring person, the most famous soldier of all, Steve Rogers. Captain America changed Clint's life in many ways, and this includes his fighting prowess and style.

New Avengers Vol. 1 #33 (2007)
New Avengers Vol. 1 #33 (2007)

After rough training with Rogers, Clint grew into even more of a dangerous opponent, advancing his skill in hand-to-hand combat, tactics and overall battle IQ. When combined with his already-master-level skill in archery, Hawkeye became a very well oiled machine and a unique, but versatile combatant all around.

III. Physicality.

As it's been done traditionally, I'll break down each physical category and list a number of feats for each one. Keep in mind that Hawkeye is a 6'3" tall male, weighing 230 lbs.

Strength.

Durability.

Agility.

  • Clint adapts and "rolls in" with an explosive boomerang going off right next to him - this was a surprise attack. (Avengers Spotlight Vol.1 #27)
  • Performs a gymnastic routine while training in sharpshooting, hitting a number of bullseyes in the process. (Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 1 #2)
  • Evades some aggressive vines all around him, quick enough to entangle Captain America's shield. (Captain America and Hawkeye Vol. 1 #631)
  • Crosses a thin wire to switch buildings several stories up in the air. (Black Widow Vol. 5 #10)
  • Bullrushes two mercenaries using his bow and turns it into a quick somersault, crossing several meters in the process. (Hawkeye Vol. 3 #7)
  • Dodges fire from a minigun while preparing his bow to shoot. (Hawkeye Vol. 3 #7)
  • Backflips up in the air while his snowmobile is destroyed and lands onto the one behind, knocking behind the pilot in the process. (Widowmaker #1)
  • Evades gunshots from Crossfire, who just moments later showcased speed to shoot his arrows out of the air. (Hawkeye and Mockingbird Vol. 1 #5)

Speed.

IV. Equipment.

Clint carries a number of weapons on missions, traditional military ones, custom ones for any range, and most importantly, his quiver of arrows equipped with specialised trick-heads. Most of these trick heads are either designed by him personally or by his fellow Avengers, such as Iron Man - who has aided Clint in creating some of his modern arrows - or Black Panther - who has offered his specialised vibranium arrows for limited use, supporting his loadout with their respective resources.

All-New Hawkeye Vol. 2 #6 (2016)
All-New Hawkeye Vol. 2 #6 (2016)

In this section, I'm going to break down each piece of gear Clint carries with him. This will be a composite look at his equipment however, so do not expect him to wield every weapon on this list on every mission of his. At some point, you might as well say his trick arrows can perform any task the writer feels like they should for the plot to move forward, which still is charming in its way.

Hawkeye's current recurve bow, which has a draw weight of 250 lbs [1] (Hawkeye Vol. 1 #4), is about 3 feet long, made of material strong enough to deflect standard bladed weapons [2] and equipped with a scope for aided visuals [3] (Hawkeye: Freefall #3).

Hawkeye's quiver has a wide variety of arrows, but even his conventional arrows are worth breaking down. Each of Clint's arrows is sharp enough to penetrate hard surfaces, such as Crimson Dynamo's armor [1] (Widowmaker #2), and Spider-Man's webbing (Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 #22). When combined with his inhuman upper body strength and specialised bow, it can reach speeds comparable to those of a speeding Quicksilver [2] (Avengers Vol. 1 #20).

Standard Trick Heads

Explosive.

Gas.

Cable.

Bola.

Flare.

Sonic.

Net.

Transmitter.

Flash.

Taser.

Pym Particle.

Blast.

Adhesive.

Stink.

Boomerang.

Acid.

Suction.

Freeze.

Specialised Trick Heads.

V. Marksmanship.

As the "earth's mightiest marksman", Hawkeye is, expectedly so, mainly known for his talents as a marksman - mostly an archer, but still exceptionally skilled in all things related. In this section, I will cover both his versatility and accuracy, as well as the supporting aspects of his archey: draw speed, volume, firing rate and combat tactics - tactics are a crucial aspect of every good marksman's arsenal, misdirection, diversion and so on, used to pin down targets too fast to normally hit.

Hawkeye: Blindspot #1 (2011)
Hawkeye: Blindspot #1 (2011)

It is worth noting that Hawkeye does not use firearms much, because he does not enjoy killing - that is, outside of when he indulges his alter ego, Ronin. It doesn't mean he cannot use them, though. Most of the time, even while using throwing knives and shurikens, he merely incapacitates opponents non-lethally. Finally, keep in mind that some feats below might double as accuracy and speed feats regardless of the category I chose to list them under.

Accuracy.

Speed.

  • His speed impresses Captain America, who admits Clint is as good as he claims to be. (Avengers Vol. 1 #17)
  • While falling from an approximately 60 ft. height, he shot 10 arrows in close proximity to one another before landing. (All-New Hawkeye Vol. 1 #1)
  • Shoots dozens of arrows on a bullseye with such speed and force, the thick target breaks down. (Hawkeye and Mockingbird Vol. 1 #6)
  • Fires 5 simultaneous explosive arrows in an exact 5-edge-star formation to blow up a being with this set of eyes. (New Avengers Vol. 4 #14)
  • Mockingbird dodges his arrow but she cannot stop it from disarming her. (New Avengers: Reunion #2)
  • Disarms Taskmaster, although it's worth noting that Tony claims he was initially caught off guard. (Avengers Vol. 1 #223)
  • A bloodlusted Hawkeye shoots an arrow in mid-range that hits Black Widow a quarter-inch from her spine. (Secret Avengers Vol. 1 #31)
  • Grabs a bow, draws and shoot 3 arrows out of the air all in the time it takes for them to reach his position. (Solo Avengers Vol. 1 #5)
  • Manages to tag a cocky Quicksilver's clothing the moment he stopped speeding around. (Avengers Vol. 1 #26)
  • Shoots his own arrow out of the air. (Avengers Vol. 1 #45)
  • Shoots a charging Elektra in the shoulder. It's questionable if she even cared to dodge given her mindset and the fact that she did not seem fazed, but it turned out it was a trick head - tracer - so Clint achieved his goal regardless. (Thunderbolts Vol. 2 #28)

Combat Tactics.

  • Clint uses the environmnet to his advantage, shooting above the Red Ghost's position to throw a stone vase at his head. (Defenders Vol. 1 #8)
  • In a similar fashion, he brings down a roof on some monsters. (West Coast Avengers Vol. 2 #9)
  • Shoots an explosive arrow for Georges Batroc to dodge, alongside an adhesive arrow on his estimated landing position to incapacitate him. (Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman)
  • Throws his sword at a nearby explosive to get out of having a prolonged fight with Spider-Man. Also worth noting that the speed with which he throws the blade impressed Peter. (Hawkeye: Freefal #2)
  • Hits Mockingbird with a sleep gas arrow after using a few bad shots to misdirect her. (Solo Avengers Vol. 1 #3)
  • Uses Trickshot's 'broken arrow' technique to hit a shooter that briefly had him pinned down. (Solo Avengers Vol. 1 #4)
  • Combines two arrow heads, using the head of a bola arrow and the shaft of a rocket arrow, to pin down a being surrounded by a tornado. (Solo Avengers Vol. 1 #18)

VI. Melee Skill.

While Barton is primarily known for his strong eyesight, his effectiveness in hand to hand combat and close range weapons is not to go unnoticed. While no Kun Lun, his training with Captain America, in particular, has granted him enough skill to hold his own against expert martial artists, metahumans and if nothing else compliment his ranged game.

Hawkeye: Freefall #3 (2020)
Hawkeye: Freefall #3 (2020)

Hawkeye is well trained both in unarmed and armed combat. This particularly shows while he's undergoing the identity of Ronin, who relies more on his blade than arrows and remains a feared assassin. However, even in his regular loadout as Hawkeye, Clint can utilise his bow - as a staff -, his acrobatic capcacity and smaller blades to an impressive degree. We have not seen too much of him fighting hand to hand yet, unfortunately, but once again, I hope it shows that he's gradually been getting more of an upgrade on that regard too.

Unarmed Combat.

  • Rather casually takes down hordes of armed A.I.M. soldiers using his bow and fists. (All-New Hawkeye Vol. 1 #1-2)
  • Takes down his brother, Barney going by the codename Trickshot, seemingly using echolocation. (Hawkeye: Blindspot #4)
  • Afterwards, he easily disarms and puts Baron Zemo on his arse in no time. (Hawkeye: Blindspot #4)
  • Has a brief struggle with Spider-Man. While he is armed with sword, he doesn't use it. Impressively, he manages to outgrapple Peter and throw him off of himself, after staggering him with a kick. (Hawkeye: Freefall)
  • Escapes a handful of Ninja attempting to kill him while tied down to a chair. (Hawkeye Vol. 4 #4-5)
  • Takes on a S.H.I.E.L.D. tactical team consisting of 15 well armed agents. It is implied he lost off panel, but at least he held them off. (New Avengers Vol. 4 #10)
  • Takes down 2 federal agents while handcuffed. (Tales of Suspence #1)

Armed Melee.

  • Clint can effectively use his arrows, including trick heads, in close quarters. (Solo Avengers Vol. 1 #11)
  • Using his bow in close quarters, he briefly outmaneuvers Batroc the Leaper, Zaran and Machete. (Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman)
  • He replicates the above, only this time it is Batroc and Zaran alone coming in close. (Solo Avengers Vol. 1 #3)
  • Takes down several A.I.M. soldiers using his Nun-Chucks. (New Avengers: Reunion #1)
  • Using his dual blades, he takes on a small horde of mecha-tanks, leaping on top of them to redirect their fire and slicing them upart. (Hawkeye and Mockingbird Vol.1 #3)
  • As Ronin, he takes out hordes of Hand Ninja alongside fellow teammates, who were later impressed by his fighting skill. (New Avengers Vol. 1 #31)
  • As Ronin, he seemingly gained an upper hand on Bullseye off-panel. (Siege #3)
  • As Ronin, he takes on a holding back version of himself*, Falcon and the Winter Soldier using his blade to swiftly knock them all down, but without the will to hurt any of his partners. He manages to escape. (Hawkeye: Freefall #1)
  • It is implied he's skilled in the use of a Bo Staff - however, not enough to put up much of a fight against Mockingbird. (New Avengers: Reunion #2)

*Clint explains that he can be in two places at once using some questionable time-travel-ish technology. This is how he could fight himself - keep in mind that both Hawkeyes have full knowledge of this.

VII. Resources. Assassination. Stealth. Awareness. Espionage. Tactics. Misc Skills.

By nature, Clint packs more of a punch when he comes prepared than not. He's a soldier, but he's also a trained operative and an experienced assassin who has worked under both the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. for years before, granting him powerful connections and a platform for his work in the shadows, as well.

Resources.

  • Kate explains S.H.I.E.L.D.'s "stealth umbrella" that the agency has covered team Hawkeye with during their mission. (All-New Hawkeye Vol. 2 #1)
  • Using his 'Avengers clearance', he gains access to secret S.H.I.E.L.D. files at any time. In this instance, it assissts him in tracking down the Punisher. (Thunderbolts Vol. 2 #28)

Stealth. Awareness.

  • Clint ghosts two federal agents, appearing out of nowhere in front of their SUV in a momen't notice, disappearing immediately after and reappearing to kill one of them and retrieve the package after the crush. (Hawkeye: Freefall #1)
  • Clint watches Spider-Man swinging in the city from a distance and manages to catch him off guard with an arrow cutting through his webbing. (Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 #22)
  • Successfully nfiltrates a U.S. government secure base to gather intel. (Hawkeye: Freefall #3)
  • While undercover, he catches Mockingbird, deemed the second best spy in the world after the Black Widow, off guard. (New Avengers: Reunion #1)
  • Clint's cowl updated by Tony Stark - who has also created hearing aids for him - after his blinding offers U.V., infared vision and radar-like motion detectors [1], practically scanning the environment like this [2]. (Hawkeye: Blindspot #1)
  • Detects Black Widow watching him from behind while fighting ninja. (Hawkeye: Freefall #3)
  • Detects Taskmaster attempting to ambush him from the top of a tree. (Generation: Hawkeye and Hawkeye)
  • Figured he was being watched by Deadpool and the Punisher from a massive distance, while fighting a horde of monsters. (Thunderbolts Vol. 2 #27-28)
  • Detects Henry Pym hiding above him by feeling minimal heat activity. (West Coast Avengers Vol. 2 #36)

Tactics.

Miscellaneous Skills.

VIII. Notable Fights.

I do feel like Hawkeye's track record is underrated. He's taken on some of the most well trained and capable street levellers in Marvel Earth-616 in various scenarios and has actually come out on top against many of them.

  1. Clint engages in a quick spar with Mockingbird while discussing who is more fitting for the next recruit of the Avengers. Bobbi manages to counter his trick arrows at close range, with Clint himself putting up an impressive struggle up close until he ends up on top of her, which could imply he had an upper hand in this match. (West Coast Avengers Vol. 2 #8)
  2. Takes down 17 hired guns spread opposite to his location with their arms fixed on him, using a mix of archery and hand to hand combat, without killing a single one of them. This is clearing quite the impossible situation. (Secret Avengers Vol. 3 #14)
  3. Takes on the team of highily paid mercenaries: Batroc the Leaper, Zaran and Machette. They ambush him, but utilising his evasion, bow in melee and making clever use of his trick arrows and the surroundings, he swiftly defeats all of them at once. (Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman)
  4. Takes on Captain America in mid to close range. Cap is fighting with the objective to bring Hawkeye in, Clint is fighting to incapacitate Rogers and escape. Once he disables his shield using a specialised arrow, it quickly ends up close, where Clint outmaneuvers Cap and uses a taser arrow to knock him out. (Hawkeye: Blindspot #2)
  5. Takes on the combined efforts of the Thunderbolts, with the objective to remain standing against them after 5 minutes of battle. To say it plainly, Clint schools them - or rather tutors them - within this time, showcasing impressive skill, agility, battlefield awareness and an excellent collection of trick arrows while casually commenting on the varying fighting styles of so many different opponents. (Thunderbolts Vol. 1 #21)
  6. Takes on the Black Widow in a long range battle with the objective to assassinate Natasha's client. They are going back and forth for a while on opposite ends of a city, until she shoots his bowstring, but not before he manages to take a shot at her escortee, which only misses him by a inch. (Black Widow Vol. 5 #10)
  7. It is almost unquestionable that Hawkeye defeated Deadpool and Kate Bishop in a fight based on Wade's attitude. Unfortunately, it occured off panel. (Hawkeye V Deadpool #4)
  8. Takes on the U.S. Agent, armed with his upgraded shield attempting to take Clint in. He swiftly defeats him upon John throwing his shield at him, leaving himself open to getting shot in the face with an explosive arrow. (Thunderbolts Vol. 1 #23)

IX. Sources.

So, we've reached the end. In alphabetical order, this is the list of the canonical volumes and/or storylines used to craft this respect thread just so everyone can look at it holistically. I will not be listing the issues individually, though:

  1. All-New Hawkeye Vol. 1 (2015)
  2. All-New Hawkeye Vol. 2 (2016)
  3. Avengers Assemble Vol. 2 (2012)
  4. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2004)
  5. Avengers Vol. 1 (1963)
  6. Avengers Vol. 3 (1999)
  7. Avengers: Rage of Ultron (2015)
  8. Avengers Solo (2011)
  9. Avengers Spotlight Vol. 1 (1989)
  10. Avengers / Thunderbolts (1997)
  11. Avengers: The Ultron Imperative (2001)
  12. Black Widow Vol. 5 (2014)
  13. Captain America Vol. 1 (1954)
  14. Captain America and Hawkeye (2012)
  15. Daredevil Vol. 1 (1964)
  16. Defenders Vol. 1 (1972)
  17. Generations: Hawkeye and Hawkeye (2017)
  18. Hawkeye Vol. 1 (1983)
  19. Hawkeye Vol. 2 (1994)
  20. Hawkeye Vol. 3 (2003)
  21. Hawkeye Vol. 4 (2012)
  22. Hawkeye and Mockingbird (2010)
  23. Hawkeye: Blindspot (2011)
  24. Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman (1989)
  25. Hawkeye: Freefall (2020)
  26. Hawkeye V Deadpool (2015)
  27. Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Vol. 1 (2004)
  28. Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 (1972)
  29. New Avengers Vol. 1 (2005)
  30. New Avengers Vol. 4 (2015)
  31. New Avengers: Reunion (2009)
  32. Secret Avengers Vol. 1 (2010)
  33. Secret Avengers Vol. 2 (2013)
  34. Secret Avengers Vol. 3 (2014)
  35. Secret War from the Files of Nick Fury (2005)
  36. Siege (2010)
  37. Solo Avengers (1987)
  38. Tales of Suspence (1963)
  39. The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 (1963)
  40. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: The Avengers (2004)
  41. Thunderbolts Vol. 1 (1997)
  42. Thunderbolts Vol. 2 (2013)
  43. West Coast Avengers Vol. 1 (1984)
  44. West Coast Avengers Vol. 2 (1985)
  45. Widowmaker (2010)
  46. Winter Soldier Vol. 1 (2012)

So, this is it. This was not easy to make, my first comic book respect thread. So have some heart and respect the man;

All-New Hawkeye Vol. 2 #2
All-New Hawkeye Vol. 2 #2

the Earth's Mightiest Archer!

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@anthp2000 Very nicely done! Great and thorough RT for an underappreciated character.

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Clint is one of the best characters in Marvel, there are some moral ambiguity and complexity in his character, that makes him very engaging and understandable. It's too sad, that his major media appearance was EMH, and despite some good stories and feats, he is still treated unfairly.

Well done.

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CW Ollie would beat him, tbh.

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#5  Edited By SupremeGeneration

Go read Avengers #109, he has a seriously, seriously insane feat in that one IIRC.

EDIT: Also, his fight with a mind-controlled Mockingbird in H2H.

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This is actually a really solid RT overall - detailed and well presented. Great work!

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@geekryan said:

@anthp2000 Very nicely done! Great and thorough RT for an underappreciated character.

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Damn, going all the way back to 1960s? I ignore all old comics cause writers views have changed drastically about almost every character since then.

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#11  Edited By ANTHP2000

@psi-bite234: @battle123axe: @blackspidey2099: @terry2012: @geekryan: Thanks guys. I'm wondering about the formatting's effectiveness. Is it good for RTs, at least of this medium?

@michaelbn said:

Clint is one of the best characters in Marvel, there are some moral ambiguity and complexity in his character, that makes him very engaging and understandable. It's too sad, that his major media appearance was EMH, and despite some good stories and feats, he is still treated unfairly.

I agree. Matt Fraction's run is genuinely one of the best CBs I've read, and even though this one in particular doesn't go hand in hand with good feats, there's quite a few stories you can go to that highlight how much of a capable SOB Clint really is. Then again, writers just like to use the character comedically without balancing it well sometimes. But I'm really liking Freefall, which does not have that issue, and he's getting a D+ show in the MCU as well, so it's getting somewhere.

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Damn, going all the way back to 1960s? I ignore all old comics cause writers views have changed drastically about almost every character since then.

Well I wouldn't agree with just entirely dismissing golden and silver age showings, keep in mind that even until recently, there's been references back to the 60s/70s - at least in the characters I'm familiar with. Marvel is consciously taking these stories into account, at least on a technical level. But I do see your point halfway there, because these older stories are often weird to put it well. So long as they do not contradict current showings, I'd personally use them freely - only if it's scaling in between characters, I will limit the scaling to the feats of that period for both sides.

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Go read Avengers #109, he has a seriously, seriously insane feat in that one IIRC.

EDIT: Also, his fight with a mind-controlled Mockingbird in H2H.

Okay, Supreme.

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This is one of the most detailed respect threads I’ve ever seen, great job!

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You forgot Hawkeye's best feat...him lifting a Car with one arm.

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@anthp2000: Thanks guys. I'm wondering about the formatting's effectiveness. Is it good for RTs, at least of this medium?

You are welcome, no problem.

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A hawkeye “respect” thread just seems wrong. Lol

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@sk69420 said:

This is one of the most detailed respect threads I’ve ever seen, great job!

Thank you.

A hawkeye “respect” thread just seems wrong. Lol

Why?

You forgot Hawkeye's best feat...him lifting a Car with one arm.

When?

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Great RT

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@christianrapper said:

A hawkeye “respect” thread just seems wrong. Lol

Why?

@joker567892 said:

You forgot Hawkeye's best feat...him lifting a Car with one arm.

When?

these are jokes.

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Format is great

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@christianrapper: Its the link I posted, click on it and it'll send you to image.

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Good job!

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I just recently come into this thread and though it's really cool but the databook you showed is outdated. Here is the most recent one from Avengers Roll Call(2012) @anthp2000

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@paleblood: Oh hey, this actually does show Clint's progress/boost in fighting skills by recent years, which I've mentioned many times throughout this RT. I'll make sure to replace the grid, thank you!

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This is one of (if not the best) respect threads I've seen on the forum. The attention to detail is excellent. It must've took you ages.

Clint is easily one my favourite Marvel characters.

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@anthp2000: Not a problem even though he is not my favorite I always found Clint cool.

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#34  Edited By stormshadow_x

I kind of like Clint more than Ollie despite being a big DC. Guess that's why I prefer Roy more than both.

Great Respect thread

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@supremegeneration said:

Go read Avengers #109, he has a seriously, seriously insane feat in that one IIRC.

EDIT: Also, his fight with a mind-controlled Mockingbird in H2H.

Okay, Supreme.

Here you go if you're curious:

  1. Clint is tied up and in being freed by Vision. At this point the bad guy is already aiming. While the guy is aiming, Clint redoes his bow with a spare bowstring. Note, Vision isn't even looking at Clint and IMO the speech bubbles being in the last panel means he's in live time, not after.
  2. Clint hits his bowstring. Keep in mind, Clint was re-adding his bowstring, had to grab an arrow, nock it, aim it, and fire all before the guy - who already had his arrow nocked, aimed, and ready to fire - could actually fire.
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Nice thread. My second favorite Avenger after Cap.

Also, Hawkeye seems like a perfect character for a respect thread as I'm sure not enough people appreciate him.

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@anthp2000: Good thread, especially the whole organisation and complete list of issues is impressive.

Still wondering why most people see him as so inferior to Green Arrow