a lot of what Punchy said, but also, even moreso than a guy like Spidey or Batman, he personifies the "everyman hero", the guy who could be us. nobody can really become Batman...it's impossible to be that good at that many different skills. but you could be Hawkeye. Clint's just a guy. he volunteers to cook at Avengers barbecues then burns the burgers. he runs his mouth when he shouldn't as a defense mechanism. he gets the wrong girls, and loses the right ones. he's a high school dropout who ran away from home to join the carnival, learned a skill, and made himself the best in the world at the one thing he does. he got into trouble when he was young because of some poor decisions, then busted his ass that much harder to make up for it.
he's not uber-rich or a genius like Stark or Wayne (or rich like Ollie even), he's not a god like Thor or Superman, there's no superpowers he gets from an accident like Spidey or Hulk or Flash, or from birth like all the mutants, there's no all-powerful alien weapon like GL. he makes his own stuff, does his own thing, and has risen through sheer force of will and mule-headed stubbornness to stand beside a guy like Captain America as an average joe who can command gods. he's talented, he's funny, he's street-smart (and street-dumb all at the same time), he's constantly improving while all the while fighting like hell to keep from screwing up.
honestly, your disagreement with the whole Mock storyline aside, i don't say how it's possible to NOT like Hawk.
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