They do it in training sessions. In this case BP actually had to put Clint down, and stopping his own attacks before making contact obviously wouldn't do that. So if BP had no intention to land those slashes, why did he use them? And why did he extend his claws in the first place?
Clint did have a bo staff so BP might have extended them to slash through them, or as a threat, but fair point
Looks like he hits him twice, one of them only being an elbow, and Clint is nowhere to be seen for the rest of the airport battle. For all we know, the first elbow already took him out of the fight and the kick was overkill.
He lands 3 hits. The elbow and two kicks in the air - both to the head. And he was still conscious and rolling in pain afterwards. BP was clearly holding back
It still applies because the hits that do land on BP won't affect him. Normally, hitting your opponent will hurt and disorient him, but Clint didn't have that luxury.
True, but wouldn't you agree that BP was treating Hawkeye's hits like they'd hurt him played a role in Hawkeye lasting against him?
The scene cuts away as soon as the kick makes contact, perhaps he was ragdolled.
BP also parries a blow from Clint without affecting him just before.
You're saying it's not a great feat because Clint is pretty good himself? If so, how do Clint's other good feats change the impressiveness of this one?
@bladeoffury: I think it's a bit faulty to put Clint above characters like Cap, Thanos and Thor based off him surviving and having the upper hand for a split second in a fight where BP was holding back. I could see a legitimate case for Natasha though based off her performances against Bucky, but both times she had the element of surprise, so even then...
Besides Wolverine and maybe Iron Fist none of the street tiers can harm her. Speed is an issue but it’s not like she’s gonna get statued. Thor himself is a bullet timer and he got wrecked by Hela and she’s even reacted to lightning on screen so I don’t see speed drawing out the fight for more than a couple minutes
Colossus and Thing should wreck. I don’t even have to look up scans to know they’ve traded blows with Hulk tier characters and that’s >>> MCU
Agreed on Cyclops. One good blast can take her out like Thor’s biggest lightning, but he’s squishy
Not sure where Carnage is at nowadays, but he can win if he possesses her. I don’t think he’d be able to cut her