“Starting to root for this guy” as in “They sent me to kill her and I made another call” kind of root for this guy? Did he and Coulson make a deal after the whole whoops-Black-Widow-is-now-an-asset-sorry-Coulson deal where Coulson made Hawkeye promise to tell him when he started rooting for the person he was supposed to shoot in the head? How many times has this been a problem for Hawkeye? Is he, like, known in SHIELD for being the agent who might adopt the target you sent him to kill?
I firmly believe that this is what happened with him and Natasha. Like, Fury gives Clint the order, the next thing he knows Barton’s dragging Natasha in being like BOSS CAN I PLEASE KEEP HER I PROMISE TO CLEAN UP ANY BODY PARTS SHE LEAVES LYING AROUND PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEEASE
Head Canon Accepted
Hawkeye is sent to kill people, but Fury knows he has a talent for picking up talent and potential no one else sees. And SHIELD knows Hawkeye can talk people around to his point of view (see: Natasha), so they let him. He’s both an assassin and a top recruiter for SHIELD.
#Can we just briefly talk about the fact that he ACTUALLY RUNS OUT OF ARROWS? #I mean #when does that EVER happen in movies? #archers just always magically have enough arrows to get through the whole battle #but HAWKEYE ACTUALLY RAN OUT #AND IT WAS REALISTIC #AND I LOVE IT #I’m so proud of you #Joss Whedon #for not leaving it to the wonders of movie magic #thank you
YES. EXACTLY. Also, what he’s doing here is screwing new arrowheads onto the arrows he’s already shot - he collected them from various Chitauri bodies because that’s what an archer would actually have to do in a real battle. I squealed for 2 reasons when Hawkeye ran out of arrows. The first reason was because OHMYGOSH CLINT YOU’RE OUT OF ARROWS ARE YOU GOING TO BE OKAY but the second was OHMYGOSH HE RAN OUT HE ACTUALLY RAN OUT THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU JOSS FOR BEING REALISTIC.
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed and understood how awesome this was.
this Whedon love. it’s my favorite.