One of the characters that compose the Avengers team is the marksman extraordinaire Hawkeye. Hawkeye (Clint Barton) first appeared in the Thor movie and was given the task to take Thor down. His weapon of choice was the bow and arrow. In the Avengers movie, Hawkeye is an agent of SHIELD, who was forced into a much larger role as a member of the Avengers.
Powers and Abilities
Hawkeye has no superhuman powers to speak of but has been trained in specialized fighting and is a highly skilled fighter who can stand with the Avengers when needed. Hawkeye will be called upon again in Avengers Age of Ultron.
Hawkeye is best known for his unbelievable marksmanship. He can use a variety of weapons such as guns or knives but is best with the bow and arrow. Hawkeye was able to hit targets at huge distances with great accuracy. He was able to contribute a great deal in the battle of New York, as he took out repeated alien targets. Hawkeye was even able to knock Loki off his flying sled with an explosive arrow.
Hawkeye is equipped with a variety of specialty arrows that makes his arsenal quite impressive and makes him a force to reckon with. Hawkeye is able to rotate the various arrows in his quiver with a touch of a button on his bow. The quiver moves the appropriate arrow into place for him to pull and fire.
The specialty arrows that Hawkeye uses have different arrowheads that perform a variety of functions.
* Explosive Arrows
Hawkeye carries arrows that have explosive tips that can punch holes in metal as he did with his attack on the SHIELD Helicarrier.
* Electronic Scramble Arrows
Hawkeye used an arrow to attack the computer systems on the Helicarrier. He fired it in the precise spot that it was able to scramble the computers and create mass chaos.
* Cable Arrows
Hawkeye used a cable arrow to repel off the side of the building he was on to get away from an alien attack.
* Shock Arrows
Shock Arrows send an electrical pulse through their target and causes them to pass out.
Hawkeye wears a light body armor that allows him to move freely but also provides the maximum protection. Hawkeye will be getting a suit of this light armor in the next chapter of the Avengers.
The Avenger comics reveal Hawkeye as a key member of the team but he was not part of the original team that faced Loki. Hawkeye was part of the second team of Avengers that was formed when Iron Man left the team. The Avengers were then under the leadership of Captain America, who personally trained Hawkeye in various forms of hand to hand combat. Hawkeye became a trusted and valued member of the Avengers. There will be more to see of the amazing marksman in Avengers Age of Ultron which comes to theaters in May 2015.