THERE ARE GIGANTIC, MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD from [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035)! If you haven't seen it, it's probably best to not read this post yet.
Ok, so if you've already seen Avengers: Age of Ultron, then you will know how big Hawkeyes' role was in the film. Not only did he give us amazing lines like, "The city is flying, we're fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow! None of this makes sense!," but he also showed us that he is indeed a human without super powers fighting with the Avengers. We learned that Hawkeye has a family and is living somewhere in a safehouse with his wife and two children, with a third on the way. This explains the reasons why Hawkeye had been absent from the previous films. Even though he is an Avenger, he's also human and has to take care of his family.
Hawkeye Learned from his past possession experiences
This was a nice touch to a film full of action and Whedon truly brought this character to life. It should have come as no surprise that he wasn't having any more of that mind control that he dealt with from the first film. While his other fellow Avengers succumbed to Scarlet Witch's nightmarish spells, Hawkeye avoided his turn in the film by stabbing an arrow straight into her forehead. This gave fans a great nod to the previous film and showed that Hawkeye wasn't having any of it.
"You didn't see that coming"
The final battle brought out the very best in Clint Barton. A mother is shown crying out to her son where Hawkeye, being the sworn soldier that he is, bravely runs towards the young kid who is need of assistance. As soon as Hawkeye reaches him, we see Ultron piloting a Quinjet. Ultron then unleashes a barrage of bullets towards the Hulk and then Hawkeye and the child. Without a moment to spare, we see Hawkeye turn and attempt to shield the child from sure death. However, Quicksilver, using his super speed, pushes them away from the bullets only to be shot multiple times. Quicksilver then says the line he and Hawkeye have been reciting the whole movie: "You didn't see that coming." No Quicksilver we sure didn't.
A beautiful commemoration to a fallen Avenger
A rather tear-jerking moment, we see Pietro's body lying next to Hawkeye and the child as he was the Avenger who saved them both. Quicksilver was the real hero here as he sacrificed his life to save a man who he had fought him throughout the film. In honor of his death, Hawkeye uses Quicksilver's name, Pietro, as his son's middle name.
The name of Hawkeye's third child is Nathaniel Pietro Barton. We know this from some blurry pictures which have unfortunately since been deleted; but in the pictures his shirt was also blue, which I have to believe is also a tribute to Quicksilver.
This was such a great way to honor a man who saved his life. Quicksilver may have gone down, but he will always be remembered as a hero. Like his sister, when he stepped out that door, he became an Avenger.
Stay tuned for my review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Source: Creamer's Cinema Craze