We are going to pit Clint Barton against a very special supervillain from Marvel’s universe – Bullseye. Bullseye appeared as an enemy of Daredevil but has since evolved, despite having no inherent superpowers. This goes to show just how specific he is as a supervillain. Here, you’re going to found out who would win in a fight between Hawkeye and Bullseye.
Bullseye would win in a fight between him and Hawkeye. Hawkeye is a great marksman but Bullseye is notoriously known for killing a woman from 100 yards with a toothpick. Bullseye was also suited up as a more dangerous version of Hawkeye in Dark Avengers.
Our comparison is going to be divided into three sections. The first is going to bring an overview of the two characters, after which we are going to compare their powers, including their signature weapons. Finally, we’re going to bring you a detailed analysis of the two characters to determine which one would win in a direct clash.
Hawkeye and his powers
Hawkeye, whose real name is Clinton Francis “Clint” Barton, is a comic book character created by Stan Lee (text) and Don Heck (art), published by Marvel Comics. His first appearance occurs in Tales of Suspense #57 (September 1964).
A costumed archer redeemed from a criminal past and equipped with a vast arsenal of arrows of the most disparate shape and multiple uses, Hawkeye is a historic member of the Avengers who, at the expense of his brash and sometimes arrogant character, often a cause for squabbles with his companions as a team.
Hawkeye does not possess superpowers of any kind, however, he is an excellent athlete with physical abilities at the top of the human condition and extraordinary agility that makes him an excellent trapeze artist.
A very skilled strategist able to always exploit the terrain on which he fights to his advantage, after joining the Avengers, Clint has refined his already great skills in hand-to-hand combat by being trained by Captain America himself.
The main skill of the character, however, is being endowed with an absolutely infallible aim which, combined with his exceptional quickness of reflexes, makes him the greatest archer in the Marve Universe capable of “transforming any object into a weapon”: in his hands, even plates, coins, sticks and other apparently harmless tools, become potentially deadly darts to be hurled at enemies.
As can be seen from the fact that only a few can take up the superhero’s special bow since, to shoot an arrow, it requires the application of 250 lbf (1,100 N), the physical strength of Hawkeye is remarkable, while his coordination skills are such as to make him one of the very few people capable of throwing Captain America’s shield.
Weapons and equipment
Thanks to the teachings received from the Swordsman in his youth, Clint is a very experienced fencer and also competent in the use of any cutting or throwing weapon; in the role of Ronin, he demonstrates in fact that he knows how to use weapons such as katanas, nunchaku and shuriken.
In addition to the normal ones, inside his quiver Hawkeye has arrows of the most varied workmanship, for example explosive, gas or acid-containing. His usual means of transport is the “Sky-Cycle”, a sort of snowmobile equipped with an anti-gravity device.
Bullseye and his powers
Bullseye is a supervillain appearing in the Marvel fictional universe. Created by writers John Romita Sr. and Marv Wolfman, and artist Bob Brown, the fictional character first appeared in comic book Daredevil (vol. 1) #131 in March 1976.
Bullseye has a unique ability that not only allows him to be an infallible sharpshooter, but also to transform the most harmless objects into lethal weapons.
Therefore even if he does not possess superpowers he is able to perform extraordinary actions and actually perceived as supernatural: slit a man’s throat with a playing card or a simple straw, smash a human skull by spitting out a tooth and fatally hit a person with a paper airplane thrown from the roof of one building to another.
He also possesses physical attributes (agility, speed, resistance to fatigue) comparable to those of the best athletes in the world. The only character in which he is not at an extraordinary level is physical power, and this is because he does not undergo a workout of the same intensity as that of Daredevil, and therefore despite his strength is much higher than normal, in this respect, it is not at the pinnacle of human perfection.
Due to a serious accident, his bones, in particular the spinal column, were surgically reinforced with adamantium, with a very different type of intervention from that used with Wolverine (not having the regenerating factor of the latter).
These operations, in addition to giving virtually infinite resistance to some of his skeletal system, would also have increased his physical power, given the increase in his body weight due to the increased bone density.
Bullseye has shown that he can convert his innate talent into a potentially lethal weapon even in close combat with his bare hands, as he knows all the vulnerable points of the human body and has knowledge in martial arts similar to that of Daredevil; this means that he is a profound connoisseur of at least one if not more martial arts, such as Karate for example.
Furthermore, his actions even during hand-to-hand combat are always incredibly fast and effective, because as a result of his incredible accuracy, his hand-eye coordination is practically perfect and allows him to act both with exceptional speed and effectiveness (a skill that goes beyond normal human limits or the acquisition of experience).
He has also shown that he can learn to use quickly and with great skill any weapon a man can wield; as in the Dark Reign saga where to play Hawkeye, he learns to master the bow to perfection.
All these features make Bullseye a real human weapon; in fact, he is chosen both by Tony Stark and Reed Richards as part of the Thunderbolts during the Civil War, and by Norman Osborn to be part of the Dark Avengers later.
Hawkeye vs Bullseye: Who would win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
Now, this is a pretty difficult comparison, as both of them are quite similar and have very similar powers and abilities. Both are regular humans and while Hawkeye is skilled as a marksman, Bullseye is known for being able to use practically any known object as a weapon, and a long range one at that.
Now, it is very strange to point out the weaknesses and strengths of one another as they are completely different. There is one thing that, in our opinion, makes a difference, and that is a famous incident in which Bullseye killed a woman from 100 yards with a single toothpick. This is how good of a marksman he is.
Now, we’re not sure whether Hawkeye could do the same thing and that is why we give this one to Bullseye. This is not some major win, really, but rather a very close one, but we still think that our final verdict, in this case, is correct, simply because of the above-mentioned toothpick incident.