On a team like the Avengers, where there are gamma-irradiated monsters and Norse thunder gods, it might not seem like just being a good shot qualifies as a superpower. But one of their most valued members, both in the comics and on the big screen, has always been Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye. Even against aliens Ultron robots, it helps to have the ability to shoot an arrow that never misses. But what if Hawkeye was not so great a shot? What if he was flat-out terrible? YouTube channel yo chill bruh made an amusing video of Hawkeye in the Battle of New York from the first Avengers. And let’s just say his aim is a bit off in this version of events. And things go a bit askew. You can watch the full video right here:
Poor Cap, poor Thor. Poor Natasha, poor Tony. All of the Avengers fall one by one to Hawkeye and his terrible aim during this battle. At least he still gets to eat his shawarma. This version of Hawkeye is maybe in the wrong universe. He should cross realities and go over to the Star Wars galaxy. At least there, he’d have active employment as an Imperial stormtrooper. Clearly, being a terrible shot has never interfered with them getting work.
All jokes aside, it would be nice if the MCU ever addressed how Clint Barton got so good at being an archer. The old Marvel Comics has their origin story for him, involving a circus childhood. But even on the Disney+ Hawkeye series, they never address how Barton got so good at archery he got to be an actual superhero. Not a whole lot of other heroes can claim archery is their superpower, but Hawkeye can. And also Kate Bishop of course. Well, there’s also Oliver Queen/Green Arrow. But that’s in a whole other universe. Ok, maybe it’s not such a unique ability after all. But we still value you Clint.