|Base of Operations||Titans Mansion, Stark Tower, Asgard, 42|
|Place of Birth||California|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- I've never missed a target in my entire life. Of course I can nail him in the eye, but if I get killed it's on your conscience.
Clint Barton is the son of a police commissioner and a private investigator. Naturally, his childhood was very militant, but luckily, his father had quite a sense of humor. Clint was capable of being serious when he needed to, but he also enjoyed cutting loose and having fun. His father and mother each expected him to grow up and become like them, so they taught him how to fire a gun when he was old enough, but he also desired to learn how to fire a bow and arrow, which he proved to be much better at.
When Clint was fourteen, he entered a local archery tournament, and he was obviously one of the best archers there. It was surprising to most people considering that some of the best archers were adults, but Clint hadn't missed a single target the whole time. After winning the tournament, Clint soon began training to set a world record. He soon accomplished his goal becoming the world's greatest teenage archer, and he was immensely proud of his record.
Inspiration for Heroism
Not long after setting his record, Clint decided to take a walk down to the convenience store to buy some food. When he got there, he discovered a girl about his age running out with a bag of stolen foods. He quickly decided to act by tackling her and demanding she return what she stole, but she refused. The two of them fought for a few minutes until Clint proved superior to her and he knocked her off of her feet. He called his father, and after the girl was taken to juvenile detention, and Clint discovered she was the daughter of a mob boss, and Clint was extremely proud of himself for helping to bring down a crime family.
Joining the Force
After graduating High School, Clint joined the police force in his home town. After going through training, he was put on the streets. Unlike many others, he was not treated like a rookie because his father was the commissioner. He enjoyed working alongside his father, but his joy did not last long. His dad was soon shot and killed by a thug they were chasing. After his father's funeral, Clint quit being a police officer, swearing to find a better way to avenge his father's murder. Several of his co-workers urged him to stay, but he wouldn't listen to their protests.