Originally Posted by xeno000
Hawkeye/Barton is not a "random MCU character" by any stretch of the imagination. In the plot of the movie he is a member of SHIELD tasked with tracking and, if necessary, containing Thor. As a longtime member of The Avengers in the comics, Hawkeye was Thor's teammate and friend, which presumably will be his character arc in the movies. His presence did nothing to lessen the impact of that scene, in my opinion.
Yeah, but only WE know that. The general public does not, and they certainly don't know that information based on his very small cameo in the movie. It's like I said, if they wanted to introduce Hawkeye within Thor and give him any sort of relevance, then they should have showed him helping in the fight against the Destroyer. Then Thor would have recognized his heroism and it would have tied in nicely to the Avengers. Of course he isn't "random" but to anyone watching the movie who isn't familiar with the MCU, he's just some agent with a bow and arrow.
I feel like we've run this topic into the ground now. I think it's safe to say most of our points have been made clear? Maybe?