James was a man whose origins were mysterious and who was selected and conditioned by a cabal of Black Widow's enemies to become her fiancé, after she too was conditioned, by giving him a new identity. In addition, their genetic codes were taken to create their own child a boy called Stevie. When Natasha regained her true memories, for fear that the Black Widow would kill her enemies in revenge, they tried to anticipate her actions by striking first. Despite Natasha trying to save them, her enemies struck right inside the Black Widow's hideout and both James and their son were killed. However, it was later revealed that he and Stevie survived the explosion.
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