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"I see you with the Avengers, and, well..."
"You don't think they need me?"
"Actually, I think they do. They're gods, and they need someone to keep them down to earth."
―Laura Barton and Clint Barton[src]

Laura Barton is the wife of Hawkeye and the mother of their three children. She strongly supported his role within the Avengers team throughout his career and during the Ultron Offensive. She, along with her three children, was killed by Thanos in 2018, although they were resurrected by Hulk in 2023.

Biography

Early Life

Marrying Hawkeye

"Fury helped me set this up when I joined. He kept it off S.H.I.E.L.D.'s files, I'd like to keep it that way."
Hawkeye[src]
Laura Barton is the wife of Clint Barton. Because of Clint's dangerous job, Director Nick Fury ensured she was not recorded on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s files, so she would not be in danger of any of Clint's or S.H.I.E.L.D.'s enemies. Laura and Clint moved into Clint's Homestead in Missouri where they could live off the grid. Laura and Clint had two children together, Cooper and Lila, and would later have a third, Nathaniel.

Laura is a close friend of Natasha Romanoff, whom Clint brought into S.H I.E.L.D., and she is one of the few people who knew the location of their home. Laura and Clint's third child is named Nathaniel, the masculine form of Natasha, after her, and Lila knows her as "Auntie Nat".[1]

Helping Avengers

Unexpected House Guests

"This is an agent of some kind."
"Gentlemen, this is Laura."
"I know all of your names."
Tony Stark, Clint Barton and Laura Barton[src]
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Laura is introduced to the Avengers

Clint decided to take the team to his safe house where Ultron could not find them and lay low. When they entered the house, they were greeted by Laura; no one on the team except Romanoff knew about her existence. Laura was aware of all of the Avengers' names. When Romanoff asked about Laura's upcoming baby who was going to be called 'Natasha', Laura informed her that the baby is a 'Nathaniel' meaning they were having a boy. Natasha looked at Laura's belly and said, traitor.[1]

Concern for Hawkeye

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Laura talks with her husband

"You think they don't need me?"
"I think they do, which is a lot scarier. They're a mess."
"Yeah, I guess they're my mess."
"You need to be sure. That this team is really a team."
Clint Barton and Laura Barton[src]

In private, Laura told her husband that if the Avengers were going to stay there at the homestead, many would have to sleep together in the same room. She wondered how long Romanoff and Banner had been seeing one another; when Clint denied it, Laura jokingly called him "Hawkeye" for not seeing the relationship. Laura then expressed to her husband that even though she is proud of him, she is concerned if he should stay with the Avengers.

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Laura asks Tony Stark to fix her tractor

Clint initially thought that Laura believed the Avengers did not need him, but Laura revealed that she felt they needed him too much, as the others' teamwork left a lot to be desired and she did not believe they would support him and the work he did for them. As Laura felt Clint's chest, she told him that she can feel the difference as his body has been repaired by the Cradle. While Steve Rogers and Tony Stark chopped the wood and got into an argument, Laura went to Stark and asked if he could take a look at their tractor. When Nick Fury appeared in the barn to talk to Stark, Stark knew that Laura had set up the meeting and called her a "little minx".[1]

Saying Goodbye

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Laura kisses Clint Barton goodbye

"I’m gonna finish re-flooring that sunroom as soon as I get back."
"Yeah, and then you’ll find another part of the house to tear apart."
"No. It’s the last project. I promise."
Clint Barton and Laura Barton[src]

As the Avengers prepared to leave to find Ultron, Clint said goodbye to Laura and promised her that this will be his last mission with the Avengers and vowed that he would return and finish redecorating the house. Laura stood outside and watched the Avengers as they departed to go to Seoul to search for Ultron and the Maximoff twins.

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Laura watches as the Avengers leave

When Clint was collecting his uniform and weaponry to ready for the upcoming battle with Ultron, he took a moment to look at a photograph of his family to remind himself of why he was fighting. After the Avengers' battle with Ultron, Clint returned to his family, retiring from the Avengers to be with them and to help Laura with raising their children.

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Laura hugs her husband as he returns home

Soon after, Laura gave birth to their third child whom they named Nathaniel Pietro Barton out of respect for Quicksilver and Natasha Romanoff. While Black Widow was at the New Avengers Facility, the Bartons sent a video to her to show off her their new child.[1]

Avengers Civil War

"You're all grown up, you got a wife and kids. I don't understand, why didn't you think about them before you chose the wrong side?"
Tony Stark to Clint Barton[src]
Laura and Clint had been intending to take their children water-skiing before Clint was called in by Captain America to retrieve Scarlet Witch from the New Avengers Facility and their trip canceled. Following the Clash of the Avengers, Clint was imprisoned in the Raft, however, he was freed by Captain America.[2] Declaring he was officially retired, Clint returned to Laura and their children in the farm[3], having made a deal with the government to be on house arrest.[4]

Death

In 2018, the Barton's were having a picnic outside their home, as Clint was still under house arrest. As Laura was preparing the lunch, her sons were playing catch, and Clint was teaching Lila archery. She called out to them about what condiment the two wanted on their hot dogs, and then asked her youngest son, as she watched him play. Laura then called Clint and Lila over, when suddenly she, along with all of her children, disappeared after Thanos snapped his fingers while in possession of the full Infinity Gauntlet. This left Clint by himself, confused and scared about their sudden disappearance.[5]

Resurrection

Five years later, after the Hulk snapped his fingers, he brought all those killed in the Decimation back, including Laura and her two sons and daughter. Laura immediately called her husband, not knowing what had happened or where he was. Clint answered the call, but it was interrupted before the could properly speak, due to Thanos attacking the Avengers Facility. After the Battle of Earth, Clint returned home where he was warmly greeted by his whole family. Laura came out of the house, following her children, as she saw her husband they reunited and embraced each other. Shortly after, the whole family attended Tony Stark's funeral.[5]

Personality

"You know I completely support your avenging; I couldn’t be prouder."
―Laura Barton to Clint Barton[src]
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Laura Barton is a perceptive woman, noticing the potential growing relationship between Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner before her husband Clint did. She is very supportive of her husband's job; however, she does worry. Laura cares for her family and friends and was willing to invite the other Avengers into her home despite not knowing them personally because of their relationship to Clint and Natasha.

Facilities

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearances for Laura Barton

In chronological order:

Trivia

  • In the comics, Laura Barton, along with her three children, was murdered by a black ops team that was led by Black Widow.

Behind the Scenes

References

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