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Black Widow[src]


Early Life

Agent Natasha Romanoff, alias Black Widow, was a Russian spy and former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who was recruited to join the Avengers to stop an alien invasion along with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk. Over her career she has worked closely with Clint Barton, aka "Hawkeye."

The Avengers Protocol

Black Widow watched on as the Avengers' Quinjet flew towards Red Skull's location, and pursued them in her own vehicle. Once Widow arrived at the destination, she assisted the Avengers in their effort to defeat Red Skull and his Hydra army. After supposedly defeating Red Skull, Black Widow witnessed Red Skull stealing an Iron Man Armor and arc reactor for his own purposes. Black Widow and the Avengers approached Tony, just as he was loosing consciousness.[1]

Black Widow accompanied the Avengers to Avengers Mansion to revive Tony. After Tony Stark recovered, Black Widow and the rest of the Avengers were distraught to learn that Tony had no further use for them. Black Widow left the room to talk to Hawkeye. Soon, the pair were infected by M.O.D.O.K.'s mind-control nanobots, and proceeded to fight each other. After Iron Man was able to rid the team of M.O.D.O.K.'s nanobots, they encountered the Red Skull and defeated him. Red Skull managed to detonate the mansion's reactor, leading the Avengers to scatter. Now without a home, Iron Man welcomed the team to the Avengers Tower. Black Widow and the team were called to action after the Great Wall of China came to life, and flew to their next destination in the Aven-Jet Prime.[2]

Ghost of a Chance

The Avengers battle Space Phantoms, extra-dimensional beings who can replicate them right down to cellular level. The creatures replace them one by trapping them in Limbo. But Falcon is able to save the team, and working together, they take down the alien invaders.[3]

Blood Feud

The Avengers battle Dracula who had kidnapped Natasha, and turned her into a Vampire. The Avengers travel to Transylvania and confront him at Castle Dracula. He reveals that he was an ally of Captain America during World War II, working together to defeat the invading Hydra forces. He wants the Super-Soldier Serum in Cap's blood which will allow him and his subject the ability to go out in the sunlight. During the fight, he drinks the Hulk's blood, absorbing his powers, and turning the Hulk into a Vampire. However the Hulk gamma cells act like tiny suns and he burns away the infection, which also weakens Dracula. After Dracula is defeated, his minions drag him underground to safety, and Natasha returns to normal. [4]

She was captured along the other heroes by The Collector but was soon freed by She-Hulk and Skaar. [5]

The Contest of Champions

She was chosen to team up with Power Man, Skarr and Spider-Man, by the collector, battling Zzzak, Doctor Octopus and Absorbing Man. She's the only captived hero other than Spider-Man to manage to survive a next round. [6]

Natasha using the Infinity Stones.



Seemingly those of Natalia Romanova (Earth-616)#Powers.


Seemingly those of Natalia Romanova (Earth-616)#Abilities.

  • Peak Human Condition: As an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Romanoff is in peak physical condition. She is very strong, fast, agile, and athletic.
  • Master Spy: Romanoff is the world's greatest spy.[7]
  • Master Martial Artist: Romanoff is a highly-trained hand-to-hand combatant, enough to easily subdue a group of enemy agents.[8]
    • Shield Mastery: Romanoff can wield Captain America's shield with accuracy, as seen in her duel against Zarda.[9]
  • Expert Markswoman: Romanoff is very accurate with her signature stingers. She can even aim without looking.[10] She took out the Beetle with her stingers.[11]
  • Master Acrobat: Romanoff is an extremely skilled gymnast, able to achieve acrobatic feats in her preposterously uncomfortable outfit.[12] She took down a giant robot without breaking a sweat.[8]
  • Master Interrogator: Romanoff is a master interrogator.[13]
  • Master Hacker: Romanoff is a master hacker.[12]
  • Expert Physician: Romanoff has anatomical knowledge.[14]
  • High Pain Tolerance: Romanoff has a high threshold for pain.[12]
  • Bilingualism: Romanoff speaks English and Russian.[7][15][16][17]


  • Programmed Sleep: The Red Room planted a post-hypnotic trigger word ("sonbuca") that would neutralize her, and she will not wake up without a counter trigger.[18]



  • Black Widow's Gauntlets
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Invisibility Technology: Natalia also carries technology near her gauntlet that turns her invisible.



  • Black Widow is the only Avenger that Hulk has trusted with the ability to kill him if he should go rogue.

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