|DC/Marvel: Age of Infinite Heroes|
Hawkeye was a former Supercriminal who was given a second chance when he joined the Avengers and became a hero. But then he turned his back on the Avengers to join a group of other villains call the Thunderbolts who turned out to be the Masters of Evil. Once defeated, he and the other Masters of Evil were sent to Prison. He broke out with some other Supercriminals but then ended up returning them to prison. Then he and some of the other Thunderbolts were given a conditional Presidential Pardon absolving him of his past crimes.
Goliath was a new superhero and member of the Avengers. He could grow to giant size and perform amazing feats of strength. However, he is believed to have died during Heroes Crisis when most of the heroes disappeared from the world.
Hawkeye finally reappeared during Heroes Crisis when the supervillains were winning. He fought hard to protect New York City, and earned back much of the respect he lost when he got arrested with the rest of the Thunderbolts.
The younger of the two sons of Harold and Edith Barton, Clint had a rough life growing up in Waverly, Iowa. His father drank and beat his children and while Clint's older brother did his best to protect him he wasn't always successful. All that came to an end when Clint was 4 and his father, drunk behind the wheel crashed the family car and killed both himself and his wife leaving Clint and Barney orphans.
The brothers survived as wards of the state for just over nine years before they escaped their children's home and joined up with Carson's Carnival of Wonders. They did odd jobs around the show at first but when they were noticed by some of the performers they were given a chance to train. Clint jumped at the chance, but Barney wasn't so keen, joining the army while Clint was trained by the original Swordsman and the original Trick Shot. As things turned out Barney may have made the smarter choice, Swordsman and Trick Shot both turned out to be crooks.
Despite trying to turn in Swordsman when his criminal tendencies were revealed, Clint found Trick Shot's robbing criminals shitick to be more to his liking and stayed with Trick Shot as his protoge until a robbery gone bad saw Clint hurt Barney (now acting as an enforcer for some two-bit crime boss). The incident changed Clint's mind about his life of crime and being inspired by Iron Man's heroics Clint tried to make a go of being a costumed hero. It didn't go well and his debut attempt to stop a crime got him labelled as criminal. Stuck, he dabbled in more crime when working in carnivals as Hawkeye the Archer wouldn't pay the bills. His dabbling lead to more misfortune and his first arrest, he ended up doing two years for felony weapon possession.
After his release he broke parole and was soon in trouble with the law again. However this time he had a better out and that was to accept the pardon offered by Captain America and join the Avengers. Clint loved being an avenger and even went beyond the day to day Avengering and offered his services to SHIELD and the FBI.
When the Thunderbolts appeared in the news he felt a connection to them. Here was a whole group trying to better themselves just like he had. But then he looked around at the public and even people within the Avengers who scorned the idea of them reforming. It was almost like a physical blow to him that they couldn't believe someone could change. Maybe after all this time they really didn't trust him either.
Feeling betrayed by his allies and tired of their squabbling he quit and joined the Thunderbolts. It was uncomfortable at first, being there surrounded by people he had fought with in the past, but gradually he started to build trust and friendship with some of the Thunderbolts at least. When Citizen V revealed himself to be Baron Zemo and declared to the world that the Thunderbolts were really the Masters of Evil, Hawkeye felt like the biggest pigeon ever. Fortunately some of his new teammates were sincere in their desire to change and sided with Clint over Baron Zemo. Though in the end all of them were arrested, and Clint found himself in jail again.
It was while he was incarcerated that Clint was contacted by Nick Fury about a special assignment. He agreed on the stipulation that Fury would ensure that Songbird, Atlas, MACH-IV and himself were all given pardons. So when Mentallo contacted Clint with the idea of a breakout, Hawkeye went against his better judgement and agreed.
Clint and three other Supervillains (One of which had Mentallo possessing his mind) had been placed in high-tech restraints that linked them together, meaning they all had to work together or else no one was getting out. Mentallo had a plan to find a Superweapon that HYDRA had been developing, steal it and use it for their own ends. That was what Clint was hoping for, and he secretly left a trail that Songbird was tracking him with, along with her SHIELD escorts. When Hawkeye's Chain Gang found the weapon, it turned out to be a Neurotoxin lab developing a Toxin that would be seeded into clouds, absorbed through the skin and turn every man, woman, and child on Earth into slaves to HYRDA's Mind Control. SHIELD got the weapon and Clint and the other former Thundebolts were pardoned.
Though the stain of his association with the Thunderbolts stuck with Clint's Hawkeye persona and he decided he would need a new identity and more to offer the world than some tricks with a bow. He got together with Dr. Hank Pym and together and with the help of Pym's growth serum Goliath was born.
The transformation would prove timely as short time after Clint took up the mantle of Goliath the Heroes Crisis happened and suddenly Goliath was one of the few remaining heroes facing a tide of super villains. Still Clint fought hard to protect New York city, working with the police, firefighters and the few remaining heroes to keep the city safe. He captured the Sinister Six single handed, stopped AIM from taking over Midtown but the Alien invasion proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back and Clint was almost killed in the fighting.
With Goliath believed dead, Clint returned to the fight as Hawkeye again. After borrowing a sky-cycle from SHIELD he continued his fight in New York until the other heroes returned. After the Heroes Crisis was done Clint took a break from his duties as a hero for a few months and traveled the different world he's found himself in.
During this time away he ran into his old mentor Trick Shot and his apprentice the new Trickshot, Clint's brother Barney. What happened next Clint doesn't like to talk about but what is known is that Baron Zemo was involved, and Clint walked away with a bunch more money than he had before.
Shortly afterwards he returned to the Avengers and renewed his relationship with SHIELD and continued his crime fighting work. Either around this time or slightly before Clint was captured by the Skrull (his memory is hazy about the details) and replaced by a duplicate. His duplicate was discovered and Clint was rescued from the Skrull by the Avengers, but the incident shook him up and caused him to take another extended vacation from the Avengers and SHIELD.
Taking refuge in Brooklyn Clint continued to fight crime and keep up the Hawkeye persona on the small scale fighting local organized crime and using some of his new found wealth to purchase the rundown apartment building he was living in. Though a clash with other mobsters would lead to the building being destroyed, Clint has stayed in the area buying an old gym on muscle beach where he and his proteges train when not getting over their heads with local trouble or SHIELD and Avenger business.
With the crappy childhood, the crappier mentors, dabbling in crime and a bit of jail time Clint Barton has been through the ringer a few times. All of that trauma has left some scars and made Clint wary about trusting good fortune. Oh sure, you might be good in the short term but that's how life gets you, things go great then /bam/ it starts burning down again. As a result Clint is always watching for things to start burning down and when it does it's his instinct push people away to save them from the flames. This makes him distant from a lot of people and phobic about responsibility or other things that might stop him from bailing and taking it all on himself when things go bad. That said responsibilities and connections do have a way of happening anyhow. He is loves being an Avenger, and It would take a lot to make him give it up, he's equally dedicated to his "work-wife" Nat (Black Widow), his ex-wife Bobbi (Mockingbird) and protoge Kate (Hawkeye II). Though he's always worried about letting them down and sometimes catches himself wondering why they hang out with him.
That said, Clint doesn't let any of that show. Outwardly he is a cocky showman with a million snarky comments and a talent for bad life decisions. Nothing bothers that Clint Barton, and he does all he can to make sure that everyone believes it.
First Player's Logs
- 2012-03-15 - Candy Striper - Recovering from radiation posioning, Steve and C.A.T. reveal to security that they are closer than handler and 'not-an-agent'.
- (DG: 2012-05-29 - Earth-M161: The Fall of an Avenger)
- (DG: 2012-05-30 - Earth-M161: Hawkeye Returns!!!)
- 2012-09-15 - Invader Skrull: Invaders Assemble - The Avengers, having been ambushed by different Skrulls, scramble back to the Mansion where they have to face one of their own that's been replaced.
- 2012-10-06 - Invader Skrull: The Invaders Get Invaded 2 - Avengers - During the distraction, Team 2 (Avengers) enter the ship to stop the Skrulls and free the hostages!
2nd Player's Logs
- 2013-09-10 - Clowning to the Max - The Circus of Crime decides to start clowning about uptown Brooklyn, and only the Avengers can stop them!
- 2013-09-11 - Clubs, Gangs, and Bikini Babes - The Avengers get together for a training session, snarking, and catching up on current events.
- 2013-09-19 - Tony is a Jerk - America and Clint return from Colorado and Tony welcomes them back as his new jerky self.
- 2013-09-20 - The Rise of Hawkette Pt. 1- The meeting of the Hawkeyes! Kate Bishop /may/ have been using the Hawkeye name to fight crime and Clint Barton might catch a bullet for it!
- 2013-09-20 - Cutscene: The Rise of Hawkette Pt. 2 - With Kate passed out Hawkeye does some digging and finds out more about his would-be protoge.
- 2013-09-20 - Clones and Holo-Sex - Clint stops by to speak with Stark, and by the end of the conversation, just ewwwwww, no! Only you Clint, only you.
- 2013-09-21 - The Rise of Hawkette pt. 3 - Clint and Kate meet again and this time an understanding is reached.
- 2013-10-04 - Mission: Intergang: Cold Calculation & Chaos - After their last two sparring matches, the last of which Jeanne won, Hawkeye comes to Jeanne bearing gifts, and asking advice.
- 2013-10-07 - A Discussion of Deathstroke - Hawkeye reveals to Hellion & Finesse that the Academy had a break in. America joins, and they talk about what to do about Deathstroke's offer.
- 2013-10-11 - Mission: Intergang: She Will Kill Us - Clint and Stark get roped in by Pepper to attend a charity event in her steed, but she ends up showing up after all! Wait a second... (TV: 2013-10-11 - Tony Stark Dies? & DB: 2013-10-11 - Who is Iron Man?)
- 2013-10-15 - Mission: Intergang: Earth's Mightiest Villains - Tony is still recovering from being poisoned but an Avenger's work is never done and the raid on Intergang carries on. (DG: 2013-10-16 - Dark Avengers Dissembled)
- 2013-10-16 - Mission: Intergang: Dolls and Invalid Truths - Clint goes to visit aunt Mellie on a mission for Tony.
- 2013-10-17 - Cutscene: Mission: Intergang - My Fault - While testing DNA, Stark goes more than a little mad.
- 2013-10-17 - Birth of Cyberdragon - A mutant named Hot Shot attempts to capture what appears to be a large amount of gold. It proves to be more than that and even with Spider-Man, She-Hulk and Hawkeye on hand it still bonds with John Coltan.
- 2013-10-18 - Mission: Intergang: Part of the Maine - Clint Barton goes to find Tony Stark disheartened and the truth of many, but not all things about the man.
- 2013-10-19 A New Home for the Rookie and his Dragon - Having come out of sedation. John Coltan and his bio-suit Cyber have been offered to stay at the Avenger's Academy to better learn of their abilities and to make sure Cyber is not dangerous.
- 2013-11-05 - Making a Club Scene - Clint and Natasha search for a target in a club with Pete and John as backup including a special appearance by "Tony Stark".
- 2013-10-19 - Must Love Dogs (Or Get Punched) - Molly visits the Avenger Academy again and plays with Hawkeye's dog. He doesnt believe any of her stories. A Rhino attack replaces disbelief about her stories with disbelief about what he just saw.
- 2013-10-20 - Putting the Rookie Through his Paces - Clint and John try out the Combat Zone and sees what Cyberdragon can do.
- 2013-10-21 - Cutscene: Threats - Clint Barton makes his report to SHIELD about Cyberdragon
- 2013-10-22 - Unexpected Advice - Clint Barton is taken unexpectedly into Madame Xanadu's shop. They talk of his past, his present and his future. Too bad he doesn't believe in fortune telling.
- 2013-10-29 - Mummy Mayhem - Cyberdragon confronts his past and his present, and potentially his destiny against the mummy Imhotep.
- 2013-11-04 - What's For Dinner- Black Widow treats Hawkeye to dinner however an enemy may have other plans. (DG: 2013-11-06 - Two in Hospital After Brooklyn Blast)
- 2013-11-05 - Making a Club Scene - Clint and Natasha search for a target in a club with Pete and John as backup including a special appearance by "Tony Stark". (DB: 2013-11-06 - Back From the Dead) (RM: 2013-11-06 - Tony Stark an Imposter!)
- 2013-11-09 - Mission: Intergang: Sawyer and Secrets - The Avengers battle HYDRA and rescue Sawyer but Hawkeye lets something slip. (RM: 2013-11-09 - Tony Stark *is* Iron Man) (DG: 2013-11-09 - Subway Floods as Avengers Battle HYDRA)
- 2013-11-11 - Please... - Clint sneaks into the Avenger mansion to grab some things from his room, not knowing his ex Natasha is there.
- 2013-11-13 Confessions and Rejections - Natasha tells Clint everything... and it is not what Hawkeye needs to hear
- 2013-11-22 - SDR: On Hunting Vampires, A Video Lesson
- 2013-11-23 - SDR: Uncle Nick's Theme Park Extravaganza - The SHIELD team goes in to the abandoned theme park to retrieve their Deputy Director... but nothing is what it seems
- 2013-11-25 - Double the Arrows, Double the Trouble - Clint Barton meets Roy Harper, can Madripoor contain that much trouble?
- 2013-11-28 - Bro! - Nat pays Clint a visit, so do some other Russians of Clint's acquaintance. Seriously, bro.
- 2013-11-29 - SDR: The Parent Trap - A newly blue America goes to Earth 616 to get some answers about her father from Kid Loki.
- 2013-12-01 - SDR: A Very Merry SHIELD Meeting - SHIELD agents meet with their Deputy Director to try and get a grasp on what is going on with Silencer
- 2013-12-02 - SDR: Triple Trouble - Clint Barton goes after one set of gangsters only to end up in the cross-hairs of two more.
- 2013-12-05 - SDR: Truth and the Art of Healing - Clint comes to check on his healing partner, and finds out what he thinks he knew might not be accurate.
- 2013-12-14 - Her Own Series - Louise is out X-Mas shopping and stops in to find Sawyer newly alive! And of course, Clint finds out about the craziness of the Fourth Wall.
- 2013-12-18 - Why Baron Zemo Is Not Allowed To Watch Cartoons - HYDRA tries to animate the Statue of Liberty, with expected results.
- 2013-12-22 - Reindeer Games - What do you get the guy who has everything for Christmas? A reindeer! Not the best idea as Clint, America and Natasha find out.
- 2013-12-26 - An Unpleasant Car Ride - Clint and Adam come home from Gotham, a /talk/ is had.
- 2013-12-31 - New Fear's Eve - New Year's Eve in Times Square, the Scarecrow pays a visit and a scary good time is had by all.
- 2014-01-02 - SDR: Jesscue - Jess gets grabbed by Hydra while undercover as Jessica Daily, Cap, Widow and Hawkeye come to the rescue.
- 2014-01-02 - A New Home - Clint and Adam visit what may be their new home
- 2014-01-04 - The CPS Lady Cometh - Clint and Adam get a visit from Ms. Wilcox, Adam's caseworker from CPS.
- 2014-01-07 - He's Not on Fire Anymore! - There's Chaos at a Bronx Coffeehouse when HYDRA attacks and an assortment of superheroes are in the area.
- 2014-01-12 - SDR: SHIELD/Avenger Takedown of the Virginia Facility
- 2014-01-13 - SDR: So Busted - Clint shows he is actually capable of parenting.
- 2014-01-13 - Cutscene: Leave a Message at the Tone - Hawkeye wants to talk to Nightwing. Who says the phone book is the only way to reach out and touch someone?
- 2014-01-14 - SDR: A Finale... or is it? Magneto attacks! - During a routine prisoner transfer, Magneto shows up, intending to deliver justice of his own.
- 2014-01-15 - SDR: Tell Me How I'm Supposed to Breathe With No Air - Clint and Nat wake up in the remains of the minisub
- 2014-01-16 - SDR: Rations - Clint and Nat assess their situation
- 2014-01-17 - SDR: Attack from the Deep - Giant squids and submarines don't mix.
- 2014-01-17 - SDR: Out of the frying pan... - A signal is sent, but did it get off in time?
- 2014-01-18 - SDR: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Purple Fish - Clint and Nat are rescued... but is it really a rescue if you're now a mermaid?
- 2014-01-19 - SDR: Welcome to Atlantis. Enjoy Your Stay. - Prisoners! Or... not. The SHIELD Wondertwins meet Aquaman. So much better than Namor.
- 2014-01-25 - SDR: Escape from Atlantis - Responsibilities beckon, and Natasha and Clint hatch a daring plan. Escape without collateral damage? How in the hell?
- 2014-01-27 - Heroes No More - Part 1 - Snake Oil - Who believes in these so-called heroes? Certainly not the people... after this footage.
- 2014-02-11 - Siberian Super Soldiers: A Joint SHIELD/Avengers Meeting
- 2014-02-11 - In the Deputy Directors Office - Pregaming for the big meeting that night.
- 2014-02-16 - The Death of a Dream: The Cold Fingers of Death - A Joint Avengers-SHIELD taskforce makes their way to an abandoned Super Soldier training facility to retrieve the serum. HYDRA, AIM, and Skull await... and so does the death of one of their finest.
- 2014-02-17 - Avengers Academy Meeting - Tony Stark called the Mentors and Students together to discuss Cap's death and the aftermath
- 2014-02-20 - Cutscene: The Death of a Dream - The Letter - A little boy re-reads a letter about his idol.
- 2014-02-25 - A Matter of Trust - Natasha has news and an agenda, one she can only share with the person she trusts most
- 2014-02-25 - Avenger's Meeting and Announcement - A meeting for nominations for a new chairman and field leader. Also, surprise! An announcement that leads to strife.
- 2014-02-26 - Come Clean - New responsibilities means that just running off for some black ops work isn't an option, and Clint actually suggests doing the grown-up thing.
- 2014-03-03 - A New Chairman - The Avengers get some new leadership
- 2014-03-06 - First Impressions - That awkward moment when you show up at your ex's place and her other ex is there. Except he's a Russian cyborg and also your childhood idol. What? This doesn't happen to other people?
- 2014-03-11 - Welcome back Thor - Thor returns to Midgard, and gets filled in on what's he's missed. Probably should have let Shulkie handle this one...
- 2014-03-13 - Mission: Intergang: Parting Gift - Intergang's leadership in New York may be in jail but they have left a present behind that may just leave the city in ruins. ( TV: 2014-03-13 - Emergency Bulletin ) ( TV: 2014-03-13 - You're Welcome )
- 2014-03-14 - Tony's Foot-in-Mouth Disease - Nat and Tony have lunch. Tony... is Tony.
- 2014-03-21 - Stark Expo: New Annual Opening Ceremony - The opening ceremony of the new legacy Stark Expo begins with one hell of a legacy announcement.
- 2014-03-29 - Stark Expo: Champagne Confessions - Jan and Clint have a heart-to-heart after the Stark Expo Gala over a bottle of champagne.
- 2014-03-30 - Stark Expo: This is the End. Goodbye! - Tony Stark gives the closing speech, but what happens after is the shocking part.
- 2014-04-11 - Victims of Heroes: Turning the Tables - Lex Luthor calls another press conference with a surprise for his 'partner' Vandal Savage. (DP: 2014-04-12 - Victims of Vandal?) (DB: 2014-04-12 - Exclusive: Lex Luthor Speaks!)
- 2014-04-13 - Beating on the Bros - After Ivan sends Hydro-Man, Shocker and Vulture to collect on a debt, Clint comes back at him with some backup of his own.
- 2014-04-23 - That Toddlin' Town - Captain America (the second one) leads Hawkeye and Wasp on a mission to get to the truth of things... and the truth is messy and violent.
- 2014-04-24 - Cutscene: Cold Storage - Decisions are made regarding the clone that can only be made by someone cold and uncaring.
- 2014-04-24 - Ninja Taco - Deadpool and Hawkeye are bad enough dudes to rescue the taco stand guys from ninjas. More meta than you can shake a wiki stick at!
- 2014-04-28 - Hold My Beer - What happens when Barton and MiniBarton find out they just can't die? ...exactly what you'd expect.
- 2016-02-21 The Circus Comes to Gotham - The Circus of Crime comes to Gotham City. Hawkeye and a pair of Bats crash their party.
- 2016-02-23 - Masters and Mayhem - The Masters of Evil try to rob Oscorp, the Avengers, both old and young save the day.
- 2017-09-02 - Reassembled - Afternoon tea and meeting Tony's bride to be leads to a trip to Brazil to secure an alien element before it falls into the wrong hands.
- 2017-09-02 - Rumble in the (Brazilian) Jungle - The Avengers and Titans team up. AIM battles to claim an alien mineral.
- 2017-09-02 - Beer Me - Two old friends get together for beers and discover the true menace threatening to price them out of Brooklyn...hipsters!
- 2017-09-09 - The Old Woman and the Demon - Constantine, Clint Barton and Nightwing meet an old terror in Central Park, then Constantine summons another, because of course he does.