TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten Reasons I Love Clint Barton

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. This week it’s a bit of a freebie, basically you can write about anything you love whether it’s a character, a book, an author, a fandom, a movie, ANTHING! So naturally I’m going to give you ten reasons why I love Clint Barton because I do love him a ridiculous amount.

clint barton110. He’s a loser.
OK so I say loser with affection. He’s a bit of a walking disaster and he hasn’t had the best life but he tries his best. Clint Barton loves his arrows, his dog and his friends but he doesn’t function well without coffee and his love for his arrows and their random tricks could possibly be seen as an unhealthy attachment.


aemh hawkeye9. His costume is often ridiculous.
So in the MCU it is pretty practical and isn’t ridiculously purple but in the comics and the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon (great show, go watch it) he looks pretty stupid.

8. He downplays his intelligence.
Clint Barton counts on the fact you’ll think of him as just a loser who can shoot well, he is actually super smart but doesn’t like to big up the fact.

7. He is loyal
Clint Barton will stand by anyone of his friends or loved ones, even if that sometimes means he gets hurt in the process.


6. He had a messed up childhood but doesn’t let it define him.
Clint Barton’s childhood was rough. His dad used to beat him, his older brother and his mother before he went and killed himself and his wife in a car accident. After being in an orphanage for a while Clint and his brother literally ran away to join the circus and then his brother abandoned him and Clint was trained and used by some bad men at the circus. It’s a miracle Clint Barton is as kind and caring as he is.

5. He is a dating disaster.
No matter what comics universe you’re reading Clint Barton is usually a dating disaster. That’s especially clear in the Matt Fraction run where he really doesn’t understand any of the women in his life.

4. He believes in people.
In the MCU, he is the reason that the Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff, is alive and now fighting for the good guys. He can read and understand people more than anyone gives him credit for, he always see’s the good in people. It’s basically cannon in the MCU that he adopts strays, first Natasha and then he practically adopts Wanda Maximoff.

3. He’s got a sarcastic sense of humour.
Clint Barton is sometimes what one might call “a little shit” and he knows it. He can be sarcastic and sassy and kind of rude but he does have a wicked sense of humour.

hawkeye2. He never misses.
The whole thing with Hawkeye is that he is the best and he never misses. He can shoot arrows and hit targets without even looking and if you think he’s missed, it probably means he meant to and he’s distracting you from something else.

1. He’s a hero.
The number one reason I love Clint Barton? He is a squishy, breakable human fighting with a weapon from the Palaeolithic era and he still fights for what is right. He is a hero and a valuable member of any team he’s on whether that’s SHILED, the Avengers or even teaming up with Deadpool. I will fight you if you say Clint Barton is useless!

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    1. I could go on for hours why I love Hawkeye so much, I think his character in Civil War was the best big screen adaptation so far. Him, Wanda, Natasha and T’Challa are my faves in the MCU 🙂 Though tbh I love all the characters to varying degrees 😛

    1. I say it with all the love and affection! Yeah exactly! He’s the more human and relatable one and, like he says, when he’s not around everything falls apart!

  1. All the likes! If there was a love button for this I would have broken it. Clint is so underrated, adorable, funny…I will stop myself now because I could go on forever. This list so so accurate and just thank you.

      1. That how I felt reading this. I just have so many Hawkeye feels it’s not even funny and I’m always so excited to find people who understand what an amazing character he is.

  2. I had a memory lapse just now thinking on the name and pondering the familiarity of it all when he was just Hawkeye (which I later discovered as I read further). Anyways, I wonder if I experienced Clint and MCU as a kid, if I would have had the same impact as Legolas did for me in LOTR. I basically went to asked for a bow for my birthday (and got it) haha. But your likeness to Clint is duly noted!

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

  3. This topic is crazy fun, Elena! Love that you chose to feature Clint. He’s an amazing character although I only know him from the big-screen MCU films. Still, Jeremy Renner makes him a memorable persona. Cannot wait to see more of him (or I hope we do) in future Avengers films. 🙂

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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