Clint Barton was orphaned at an early age when his parents died in a car accident and was sent to a children's home with his brother Bernard. He and his brother ran away to join the Carson Carnival of Traveling Wonders, and the pair worked as roustabouts. While a member of the circus, Hawkeye was trained by the original Swordsman (Jacques Duquesne) and Trickshot.
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The circus was where Clint Barton got his start as an expert archer. Wowing crowds as "The World's Greatest Marksman," Hawkeye gained a reputation with heroes and villains alike. Ironically, Clint's bedlam personality emerged upon leaving the circus and joining the Avengers. It was while investigating a derelict warehouse that Barton fell under a mysterious coma. Now, after waking, Haweye has the ability to spew acid and eat his friends. Xenohero or Xenovillain? We'll let the audience decide!
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