Clinton Francis Barton, better known Clint Barton or Hawkeye, is a "Level 7 S.H.I.E.L.D." Agent. He is a reformed criminal, and one-time circus performer, who joined S.H.I.E.L.D.. Agent Barton was hand-picked by Director Fury for his leadership abilities, strategic prowess, combat skills, and his tendency to do what he believes to be right even when that conflicts with his commanding officers´s orders. Now one of S.H.I.E.L.D.´s most elite agents, Barton is the greatest living marksman on the planet, due to his exceptional reflexes and impeccable hand-eye coordination. In "Age of Ultron" it is revealed that he has a family and very normal life tucked away off the radar, thanks to Fury.
A natural athlete, Barton is trained in firearms, explosives throwing knives, and hand to hand combat, in addition to his skills with a bow. Barton´s counterpart and fellow S.H.I.E.L.D agent Natasha Romanoff, have worked together multiple times on tactical missions at various locations around the globe as part of Strike Team Delta.
He has been indirectly mentioned in the series, like the rest of the Avengers.
Barton´s weapon of choice, the collapsible Recurve Bow, comes equipped with an arsenal of custom designed arrows. These arrows range from smoke screens to EMP detonators, grappling hooks, thermal incendiary and so on.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D appearances:
- "Pilot" (Action figure seen)
- "The Hub" (mentioned)
- "A Fractured House" (mentioned)