Clinton Francis Barton grew up working in his father’s shop with his brother Barney; their father was abusive, so Barney taught Clinton how to fight, helping the latter improve his aim. Their dad’s drinking cost him his life as well as his wife’s in a car accident, so the boys joined a circus. Witnessing Iron Man in action, Clint attempted to emulate him by donning a costume&employing his archery skills to fight crime. However, during his first public appearance, the 6’3”, 230 lb Hawkeye was mistaken for a thief. Although Barton became romantically involved with his partner Black Widow, he was unhappy being a criminal. When he approached the Avengers, Tony sponsored his membership. His rebellious personality meant he sometimes argued with Cap but their teamwork never faltered when faced by outside threats. Having no powers, Barton trained to become a master marksman, specializing in the use of any bow with near-perfect accuracy. Also, Barton had been trained in various forms of martial arts by Steve, who was arguably the greatest h2h combatant.
Hawkeye Never Misses, by Tanya.