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Believe It or Not, Jeremy Renner’s MCU Hero Is More Capable Than You Think – 5 Powerful Marvel Villains Hawkeye Has Fought in Comics

Hawkeye took down all these powerful villains with just his bow and arrows.

Believe It or Not, Jeremy Renner’s MCU Hero Is More Capable Than You Think – 5 Powerful Marvel Villains Hawkeye Has Fought in Comics


  • Clint Barton is considered one of the most underrated Marvel heroes of all time.
  • Hawkeye is one of the original founding members of the Avengers and has skills that overshadowed by others in the team
  • The famous marksman has defeated a number of menacing antagonists in the comics.

Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye has long been a popular member of the Avengers. The character rose to fame after his cameo debut in 2011’s Thor, becoming a central figure in later films, and even earning his own mini-series.

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Clint Barton possesses incredible archery skills with extreme accuracy and agility. He was also a former special agent of SHIELD, both navigating the roles of a hero and a villain. With such a complex character, Hawkeye has had several rivalries in the comics. Indeed, he fought with powerful antagonists at several points in time.

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Hawkeye Totally Crushed The God Of Mischief

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Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is one of the greatest adversaries of the Avengers. As the adopted brother of Thor, he harbored bitter feelings as a result of living in the god of thunder’s shadow. His power of deception is what makes him a very dangerous opponent.

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As Hawkeye is part of the Avengers, Loki also holds no respect for him. With someone who wields a bow and arrow, it’s quite easy to underestimate the hero. But, their previous fights have proven that he can be very devastating when challenged.

Kang the Conqueror Was Defeated By The Famed Archer

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Kang the Conqueror

The villainous Kang is determined to pulverize the Avengers no matter what, and years of studying their movements already gave him an idea of what they are capable of. Hawkeye may not look threatening to him, but the character should not be overlooked.

While attempting to travel to the era of the Crusades, Hawkeye and other Avengers came across Kang. He sent them to the Old West where Barton found allies that helped beat the conqueror.


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Doctor Doom Could Not Stand A Chance

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Doctor Doom

As the famous villain of the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom is hailed as one of the greatest villains of all time. Aside from the first family, Victor von Doom also battled the Avengers.

Hawkeye may not seem like a huge threat to Doctor Doom, but his smart tricks and quick movements are essential to helping the team bring the offense against the villain.

Scarlet Witch And Clint Barton Fought Many Times

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Scarlet Witch

Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye may have teamed up in the movies, but they have also fought many times in the comics. In fact, she was the cause of his death. After losing control of her reality-warping abilities, Wanda Maximoff killed several heroes, including Barton.

The duo had been in a lot of battles with and against each other, thus bringing more complications in their relationship. Hawkeye was able to defeat, though, one of the most powerful mutants in history.

The Avengers’ Marksman Savagely Killed Ultron


The power Ultron holds could end it all, especially the Avengers. His hatred for humanity has caused the rift between him and Earth’s mightiest heroes. Hawkeye had fought Ultron many times in the past, and even with his bow and arrow, he was able to lend a hand to the team to destroy the powerful villain.

Many would underestimate Hawkeye’s abilities, but he usually uses this to his advantage to divert the attention from him so he could sneakily run under his enemies’ noses and defeat them in ways they would never expect.

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Written by Ariane

Ariane, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.