Clint Barton/Natasha Romanova
|Pairing:||Clint Barton/Natasha Romanova|
|Alternative name(s):||Hawkeye/Black Widow, Blackeye, Blackhawk, Clintasha |
|Fandom:||The Avengers (comics), Marvel Comics, The Avengers Movieverse (MCU)|
|Canonical?:||The pairing in canonical in the Marvel Comics universe, but not in The Avengers movie.|
|Prevalence:||popular in MCU|
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Natasha, originally a villain in early comics canon, convinced a young, impressionable Clint to join her and help her further her plans. Clint quickly fell for her and followed her lead, hoping she felt the same way about him. She was a major inspiration for his joining the Avengers.
The pairing was broken up in the 1970s but they remained friends for decades. Marvel made them canon again in 2017, presumably due to the highened interest in the pairing thanks to the success of the MCU.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The pairing hasn't been canon in the comics since the 1970s but the Marvel Cinematic Universe brought in a new wave of fans who then transitioned to the comics.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The pairing particularly became popular after The Avengers film, which indicated that Clint was the reason Natasha ends up joining S.H.I.E.L.D. and referenced their past history. The pairing was confirmed to be only friendship/partners in Avengers: Age of Ultron and no actual romance between them happened since Clint is married. Due to this and other canon established, the movie got a lot of backlash. Despite everything, the pairing remains popular, and Clint & Natasha started to being paired up together in a threesome pairing with Laura Barton.
The pairing is the most tagged het pairing in the MCU fandom, though they only appear as a background ship in a significant portion of those fics.
Common Tropes and Fanon
- Budapest: Several fanworks have attempts to explore an exchange between Natasha and Clint in The Avengers film in which Natasha says "Just like Budapest all over again!" and Clint responds "You and I remember Budapest very differently."
- Blackeye, Blackhawk and Clintasha are all common pairing names for the ship.
- Boyfriend Files: Hawkeye, the Marksman! by Fuck Yeah Black Widow, an overview of Natasha and Clint's early years and their time spent as villains.
- Dear Natasha by javct, an extremely popular sadfic, inspired Dearest Natasha a fan song, and plagued the Tumblr tag with sad reactions.
- we were emergencies by gyzym (MCU), It's not about being unmade; it's about remaking, one aching step at a time.
- Boys Wanna Be Her by paperclipbitch (MCU), Clint makes a mental note never to tell Nat that he realised he was inside her body by recognising her boobs. (Fic deals with the bodyswap trope)
- Budapest by cupoftea991. "You and I remember Budapest very differently."
- Compromised by TatyanaOracle
- I don't believe in fairytales, a Natasha Romanova POV vid with Clint/Natasha pairing.
- Sweet Dreams by NewMoonInTheSummers.
- "Will all our sins be justified?" by by TatyanaOracle, a Clint Barton focused vid with Clint/Natasha pairing.
- He Made a Different Call by yawwnpanda.
- Dark Paradise by Kayla Dempewolf.
Black Widow + Hawkeye, by astridv. The stark outlines created by the marker, as well as the limited use of color for Hawkeye's blood, heighten the sense of urgency and danger in the scene.
Hawkeye & Black Widow, by KymeraKirsty. Black-and-white digital art depicting an emotional moment; Black Widow is crying.
Hawkeye x Black Widow, by Sabaku-Chick. Color digital art with a white glow effect that sets the tone of the happy romantic scene.
- Companion pieces that illustrate Clint and Natasha talking about attributes of their partner by Lettie on tumblr. Both were inspired by an earlier comic by Lettie that plays off of Loki's line in The Avengers movie: "Barton told me everything."
- He was a boy, she was a girl. Can I make it anymore obvious? by peterquill, a highschool AU gif set. (September 20, 2012)
- Bogota by *Sairobi (June 8, 2012)
- This is nothing we were ever trained for... by *SilkSpectreII
- Budapest by ~Anaeolist
- I'll Protect You by =Fiveonthe
- Clint/Natasha picspam of Avengers film
- "He missed me on purpose", a gif set about when Clint and Natasha first meet.
- Budapest by ~jadenwithwings
- Natasha from IM2 and Clint from Thor by kanapy and their other Clintasha fanworks
- Remember Us by artgyrl.
- Blackeye by angelwingkitsune
- Black Widow x Hawkeye Sketch by kota_stoker
- CLINTASHA AU by loveholic198, According to official S.H.I.E.L.D. records, Agent Clint Barton brought the infamous Black Widow back to HQ immediately after she surrendered herself. The months leading up to this compromise, however, remain unaccounted for. a fanmade gif-picspam
- Black Widow and Hawkeye by Fandias
- AVENGERS - BLACK WIDOW and HAWKEYE (2015) by scotty309
- Hawkeye and Black Widow - Arrows and Bullets by LadyMintLeaf
- Budapest: The Movie
Fests and Exchanges
Archives and Communities
- Clint/Natasha works at AO3
- Clint/Natasha works at FFN under the Avengers (2012) category
- Clint/Natasha works at FFN under the Avengers (comics) category
- Be Compromised, a livejournal community
- The Avengers Ships: Master List
- Boyfriend Files: Hawkeye, the Marksman!, by Fuck Yeah Black Widow. 19th August 2011, (accessed 1st August 2017)
- "Natasha’s fate was a large part of what motivated him to join up in the first place.", by Fuck Yeah Black Widow. 24th October 2012, (accessed 26th November 2017)