Originally Posted by the great thor
i dont get all of this talk about how hawkeye is a leader, i mean hello we have cap and nick fury for that. why would we need another in regards to hawkeye, i will take the super-soldier with great war experience over a human being who shoots arrows.
I don't know where the "Hawkeye is a leader" talk is coming from, but what makes Hawkeye a great character is he's sort of an anti-leader--a wise-guy maverick with a rebellious spirit who doesn't necessarily like taking orders--kind of like Han Solo. Like Black Widow, he has a criminal past and in that way he can relate to villains and believes in giving them second chances. He is a great foil for a leader like Cap as well as any superpowered hero, since he's a superhero who really has no powers. Again, they didn't dive into any of that in the movie, and that's probably why all you see in the character is that he shoots arrows.