Since he first appeared in comics back in 1964, Hawkeye (real name Clint Barton) has been known as the Avengers’ resident archer and expert marksman. He’s also been known to go rogue from time to time; Marvel Studios’ three standalone films starring the Avengers team only gives us glimpses of Hawkeye before his dark turn after the Snap, where he switches from working with Black Widow and Captain America to becoming Ronin and chasing down Crossbones at an airport terminal in Berlin. So how does that work? Hawkeye’s dark turn after the Snap
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The history of Hawkeye in the MCU
Hawkeye started out as an antagonist in Avengers and was resentful towards his former team, especially Captain America. He later joined Cap’s team of Avengers. In Age of Ultron, he is under Ultron’s control for a bit, but manages to overcome it. He does not trust Wanda or Vision at first but eventually joins them on their quest to save Sokovia from Ultron.
What happened to Hawkeye after Thanos snapped his fingers?
Hawkeye was one of many people who watched their loved ones disappear. The disappearance was a defining moment in Hawkeye’s life, as he had family that disappeared. During Infinity War and its predecessor Civil War, Barton was shown to be a member of Captain America’s anti-registration heroes. At some point in his past, he had a family: a wife named Laura Barton and two kids.
The different identities of Clint Barton
Through four film appearances and one television appearance, Clint Barton has been portrayed by six actors: Eric Allan Kramer in The Avengers (1998), Kevin L. Walker in Safe (2007), Jeremy Renner in The Avengers (2012), Hawkeye was introduced as a member of Team Arrow in Season 2 of Arrow (episode 8 Darkness on the Edge of Town) played by actor Michael Rowe for a total of nine episodes.
How long did it take for this season to find its voice?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s fourth season was very much a game of two halves: In its first half, Aida ruled as a power-mad android, Director Mace died (and may not be gone for good), Daisy returned from her trip to space, Robbie Reyes became an agent, and…Kara Palamas became a hybrid Life Model Decoy who wasn’t really Kara Palamas at all? And that was only what happened in half of last season!
Why Clint went to jail in The First Avenger
Though it’s never directly stated in Captain America: The First Avenger, Hawkeye’s arrest is likely due to his role in assisting Peggy Carter in her investigation of Howard Stark. While it may seem like breaking and entering would be a minor offense, Stark was not only a government contractor but also a close friend of Cap. Arresting one of Stark’s business associates could have put Cap under suspicion, so S.H.I.E.L.D.
How was Captain America responsible for all these happenings?
Rogers worked with his friend Bucky Barnes to retrieve a fragment of Loki’s scepter from a HYDRA facility. HYDRA used it to transform Arnim Zola into a digital being and make him their lead scientist. Zola eventually created two synthezoids, which he named Alpha and Beta. They were designed to be perfect weapons and so they were allowed no emotions, only logic.
A Life Ruined By The Snap Hawkeye’s dark turn after the Snap
When you’re part of an elite paramilitary group that includes some of the world’s most notorious criminals, you’re bound to get caught up in crazy things. But when Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) found himself on house arrest after the events of Infinity War, his world was supposed to be boring and mundane, just like any other suburbanite living with his family out in the suburbs. And that would have been okay… if it wasn’t for the Snap.
His pre-Snap life
Before he became Hawkeye, Barton was a highly skilled archer in his own right. As a young man, Barton took part in his father’s stunts as an extra; during one of these shows, his arm was ripped off by an artificial bionic arm that had been sabotaged. Barton became increasingly reckless and eventually ditched his life as a stuntman to become an adventurer, specializing in archery.
How he survived the snap Hawkeye’s dark turn after the Snap
Growing up in a poor household, Clint found solace in archery. While other kids wanted to be super heroes, Clint had no such aspiration. He was more interested in his bow and arrow and nothing else. One day while he was practicing at an archery range, he overheard SHIELD agents talking about his brother and his involvement with Captain America’s team. Intrigued, Barton followed them back to their headquarters where he confronted them about it only for them to offer him a spot as an agent too.
He’s an archer, not an assassin
For those of you who don’t know, Hawkeye is an expert archer who doesn’t typically like to kill his targets. He does whatever it takes to help his team succeed, but he usually tries to do it without taking lives. Barton plays a different role in Endgame than he has in any of his other MCU appearances.
Personal snaps still matter Hawkeye’s dark turn after the Snap
When I was sent back to 2016, I had no idea how my life would be impacted. Losing my family and friends in 2028 hit me hard. Now, however, that grief has become a focus for me. My goal is to honor those who died by living a full life in their absence. I hope that they live on in some way through my actions, and that perhaps someday someone can say of me what Peggy Carter said of Steve Rogers: I knew him.
His relationship with Natasha
When Barton first appeared in Avengers #16 (August 1964), he was depicted as a villain, a master archer bent on defeating his fellow superheroes. However, later appearances showed him to be a more noble character and, in Avengers #42 (March 1967), he became a founding member of the group after being inducted by Captain America. He often comes into conflict with Spider-Man, whom he erroneously blames for his wife’s death.
What his future holds Hawkeye’s dark turn after the Snap
Recently, a job posting for Hawkeye in Avengers 4 led many to speculate that Clint Barton may return from hiding. While we don’t know for sure whether he survives Thanos’ snap, there are plenty of reasons why it might be good to see Hawkeye again on screen in future MCU movies. Fans were excited when they learned that Jeremy Renner was filming scenes as Hawkeye alongside Captain America in Civil War and want more with Marvel’s archer hero.