Green Arrow vs. Hawkeye – Marvel vs. DC #3

Welcome! My name is Olaf Lesniak and this is Marvel vs DC! The series that will come out weekly on Saturdays and will pit two famous characters against each other. I will look at both opponents’ skills, powers, abilities, stamina and etc. to help me determine the winner. Today our battle is….

Green Arrow vs. Hawkeye!

First we will look at the origins and the basics of each character. We will follow that by Green Arrow’s and Hawkeye’s weapons and abilities which would then lead them into battle.

Origins: Green Arrow

I could tell you the origin, but I will hand it over to some else. “My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell (stranded on an island), I returned home with only one goal: to save my city….” On the island he learned and mastered the ways of archery. “I had to become someone else, I had to become something else. I had to become…the Green Arrow!” When Oliver Queen returned to his city he used his riches to enhance his arrows in order to help him fight crime in the city that he protects.

  • Identity: Green Arrow
  • Alter Ego: Oliver Queen
  • Occupation(s): Hero, CEO of Queen Industries
  • Team Affiliations: Justice League of America, Justice League United
Oliver Queen on the island


Origins: Hawkeye

Young Clint Barton and his brother Barney lived in a violent family. Their parents were alcoholics who got into a car crash that killed them, which put the brothers into an orphanage. Both boys escaped wanting a better life. A circus took the boys in. The circus members Swordsman and Trickshot taught Clint archery, acrobatics and knife throwing. Later, Clint found out that Swordsman was a criminal which led Clint to leave once again, but this time leaving his brother. One day, Clint saw Iron Man fighting crime which inspired him to become Hawkeye!

  • Identity: Hawkeye
  • Alter Ego: Clint Barton
  • Occupation(s): Hero, owner of an apartment
  • Team Affiliations: Avengers, Thunderbolts, Defenders
Clint Barton in the circus


Abilities & Weaponry: Green Arrow

  • Master Archer – can shoot targets without looking, can shoot with 1 arm
  • Martial Artist – Kick box, judo, karate, etc.
  • Olympic Level Agility/Reflexes
  • Bulletproof Jacket
  • Thermal Goggles
  • Arrows – Standard arrows, boxing glove arrows, explosive arrows, flash grenade arrows, glue arrows, tear gas arrows, grapple arrows, ice arrows, kryptonite arrows, electrical arrows, and diamond tipped arrows

Abilities & Weaponry: Hawkeye

  • Master Archer – catch incoming arrows when blind, shoot arrows when blind
  • Olympic Level Agility/Reflexes
  • Martial Artist – taught hand-to-hand by Captain America
  • Leader/Strategist
  • Arrows – Acid arrows, adamantium arrow, adhesive arrows, blunt arrows, boomerang arrows, diamond-tipped arrows, electrical arrows, explosive arrows, flare arrows, freeze arrows, net arrow, rocket arrows, smoke arrows, sonic arrows, tear gas arrows, putty arrows, pym particle arrows, and vibranium arrows


This battle will be between Green Arrow and Hawkeye (obviously)! Each with their own equipment and then list of arrows. They are a bit distanced from each other as they begin. Green Arrow has the better accuracy. He is able to pierce through a drop of a water which Hawkeye hasn’t been known to do, but Hawkeye could counter that with his speed. He can shoot from a bow at a machine gun-like speed, while Green Arrow can only shoot 29 arrows per minute. Maybe Green Arrow can shoot more accurately, but Hawkeye can shoot so fast that he could basically be able to hit his target as many times as Oliver Queen could. This means that in accuracy and precision they are equally matched.

Green Arrow vs. Hawkeye


Both characters have a different arsenal that may or may not help them with their battle. A useful tool Green Arrow possess is his bulletproof jacket. This may help Green Arrow protect himself from Hawkeye’s arrows, which seems like an instant advantage, but Hawkeye possess a higher variety in arrows. An arrow that could penetrate Green Arrow’s suit would be his adamantium/vibranium arrows. Now, Green Arrow’s defense and Hawkeye’s huge variety in arrows seems like another equally matched category. It appears that both Hawkeye and Green Arrow will shoot their ammo, until both are out of it which means they will no longer have long range weapons. This brings us to a conclusion that they will have to get up close and personal with hand-to-hand combat.

Let’s analyze their fighting styles since this will be their deciding factor as to who will win this fight (because they are equally matched in other categories). Green Arrow has been taught by one of the best fighters in the world, including Natas (the man who trained Deathstroke). He also stood against Batman pretty well in a hand-to-hand only fight which is a huge accomplishment (he is also great at using a sword). Clint Barton was trained by Captain America and abandoned the Hawkeye persona to become Ronin. As Ronin, Clint was able to learn many fighting styles, use variety of weapons, and left Iron Fist very impressed by the end results.

By all this information it easier to tell that in the end Green Arrow would win. Sorry Hawkeye but being trained by Steve Rogers and becoming Ronin for a while doesn’t compare near to the training by one of the greatest martial artist teachers in the world. Our two beloved archers were really equally matched, until it came to hand-to-hand combat in which Green Arrow had a slight advantage.

WINNER: Green Arrow

Green Arrow Wins!



Thank you for reading this installment of Marvel vs DC. Do you agree with the result? What are some next battles that you would wanna see me analyze? Give me all suggestions, opinions and ideas in the comment section. Be sure to like, and make sure to SHARE! Thank you all once again and see you next Saturday.

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  1. I do wanna point out that ScrewAttck did make a Death Battle with these 2 but they said Green Arrow never had any protection which they are wrong about like I said in the post, Oliver has his bulletproof vest. So their research wasn’t that good. I prefer Hawkeye btw.


  2. You forgot to mention that Hawkeye can use any projectile as a weapon and that once Hawkeye was hit by loads of arrows (over 100 according to Screwattack) and he still managed to survive. Also Hawkeye’s bow requires a force almost twice more than Green Arrow’s bow to pull it.


  3. EXACTLY!!! Like the comment above me says, A pull force of twice as much and firing rate twice as fast. By the time green arrow fires one arrow he will have two arrows coming at him at twice the speed. What if he uses a Pymm arrow, that divides into 100 arrows. Plus durability, Hawkeye was impaled 50 times. He looked like a human hedgehog… and he still survived. I doubt it ever come down to hand to hand combat. Also green arrows armor is not going to count for jack when it gets hit by an adamantium arrow.



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