In The Avengers, during the fight with the aliens from Chitauri before Bruce Banner shows up at the fighting spot, there is a dialogue between Black Widow (Natasha Ramanova) and Hawkeye (Clint Barton).

From Springfields:

Captain America: You think you can hold them off?

Hawkeye: Captain, it would be my genuine pleasure.

Black Widow: Just like Budapest all over again!

Hawkeye: You and I remember Budapest very differently.

Is this from Black Widow and Clint Barton's back stories and operations? Do we know what happened at the Budapest operation?


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I believe this is a case of what is known on as "The Noodle Incident", or one of the similar tropes linked to from that TVTropes page. Essentially, it doesn't matter what happened in Budapest. It's mentioned just to establish a history between Black Widow and Hawkeye, letting the viewers know that they've fought together before, but have different views on how things work. It's a strategy for establishing characterization and background with a handful of words, and I think it works great here.

  • We already know that there is some background between them when Black Widow talks to Loki. Hawkeye was sent to assassinate her but didn't. It ended in a good way. I am interested to know what is Budapest incident specifically. Any info about it in detail is enough.
    – Nog Shine
    May 4, 2018 at 17:36
  • Just spent the last half hour scrounging through the internet, wasn't able to find a single thread of anything that gives any kind of detail regarding Budapest experience (aside from a slew of horrible fan-made trailers). Given this, @AvnerShahar-Kashtan 's response is most appropriate. +1.
    – Charles
    May 4, 2018 at 19:36

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