"Nate, mayo or mustard?"
"How 'bout ketchup?"
Laura Barton and Nathaniel Barton[src]

Nathaniel Pietro "Nate" Barton is the third child of Clint and Laura Barton. His first name is the masculine form of Natasha, after Natasha Romanoff, while his middle name is a homage to Pietro Maximoff.

Barton was killed by Thanos during the Snap in 2018, although he was resurrected by Hulk in 2023.



"How's little Natasha, huh?"
"She's... Nathaniel."
Black Widow and Laura Barton[src]

When Clint and Laura Barton decided to have a third child, they initially believed it to be a girl and planned to name it Natasha, after their good friend Natasha Romanoff. However, they would soon discover that the gender of the baby was a boy and change the name to Nathaniel. When the Avengers arrived at Clint Barton's Homestead, Laura informed Romanoff of this situation, causing her to jokingly call the unborn child a traitor.

Barton as a newborn

Shortly before Barton’s birth, his father retired from the Avengers to live with his family, as with another child, Clint needed to help out a soon-to-be outnumbered Laura. They also decided to have Barton's middle name be Pietro after Pietro Maximoff, who sacrificed his life to save Clint during the Battle of Sokovia. Several months later, Barton was born and his parents sent a Skype video of him to Romanoff to show off their newborn as she worked at the New Avengers Facility.[2]


Barton moments before his death

"Nice throw, kiddo."
Laura Barton to Nathaniel Barton[src]

In 2018, Barton's family was having a picnic on their homestead, during which he played catch with his brother, Cooper. Cooper and Laura both praised Barton's developing throwing skills. Laura asked Barton if he wanted mayonnaise or mustard on his hot dog, but Barton asked for ketchup instead. Suddenly, he became one of the trillions killed by Thanos' Snap, alongside his mother, brother, and sister.

A resurrected Barton reunites with his father

Five years later in 2023, Barton was resurrected, along with the rest of his family, by Hulk. Shortly afterwards, Barton, Cooper, Lila, and Laura were all reunited with Clint, who had not seen them for five years, which were only hours for them. Later, they all accompanied Clint to the funeral of Tony Stark to honor his sacrifice in the Battle of Earth.[1]







Appearances for Nathaniel Barton
In chronological order:


  • In the Ultimate Marvel comics, Clint and Laura Barton's younger son is named Lewis Barton. He is the couple's middle child instead of the youngest. Lewis, his mother, and siblings were murdered by a black ops team that was led in Barton's home by Black Widow.
  • As of Avengers: Endgame, Barton is now named after two people who have sacrificed themselves for his father.


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