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Black Widow

Real Name

Natalia Alianovna Romanoff (Наталья Альяновна Романов)

Alias(es)

[ 1 ]
Black Widow ( Чёрная Вдова ) [ 2 ]
[ 2 ]
Natalie Rushman [ 1 ]
The Notary [ 1 ]
Master Assassin [ 2 ]
Tatiana Sokolova [ 3 ]
Alion Vans [ 3 ]
Marya Konn [ 3 ]
Irina Zlataryova [ 3 ]
Audrey [ 4 ]
Mewling Quim [ 2 ]
Fräulein [ 5 ] [ 6 ]
Pamela Hawley [ 6 ]
Auntie Nat [ 7 ]
Honey [ 7 ]
Fanny Longbottom [ 8 ]
Poser [ 8 ]
Melina Vostokoff [ 8 ]
Turncoat Assassin [ 9 ]
Quack ( with Quake ) [ 10 ]
Daughter of [ 11 ]
Liebchen [ 11 ] [ 12 ]
Band of Brave Heroes ( with the Avengers ) [ 13 ]
Great Heroes of Our Time ( with the Avengers ) [ 14 ]

NatNatalie RushmanThe NotaryMaster AssassinTatiana SokolovaAlion VansMarya KonnIrina ZlataryovaAudreyMewling QuimFräuleinAuntie NatHoneyFanny LongbottomPoserTurncoat AssassinQuackDaughter of Ivan LiebchenBand of Brave HeroesGreat Heroes of Our Time

Natasha Romanoff

Species

Human

Citizenship

Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet ( once )
Flag of Russia.png Russian ( once )
Flag of United States of America.png american english

Gender

Female

Date of Birth

December 3, 1984 [ 15 ] [ 6 ]

Date of Death

August 2014 ( time-traveled from October 2023 )

Clearance

Level 7 ( once )

Title(s)

( once )

Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Affiliation

Red Room ( once )
* Black Widows ( once )
KGB Emblem 2.png KGB ( once )
S.H.I.E.L.D. Profile.png S.H.I.E.L.D. ( once )
* S.H.I.E.L.D. STRIKE.PNG STRIKE team : Delta ( once )
Hammer Icon.png Hammer Industries ( once ; clandestine )
Stark Industries - Infobox Logo.png Stark Industries ( once ; clandestine )
Avengers Logo.png Avengers

Status

Deceased

Appearances

Movie

Iron Man 2
The Avengers
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War
Spider-Man: Homecoming ( footage & mentioned )
Thor: Ragnarok ( footage )
Avengers: Infinity War
Captain Marvel ( mid-credits scene )
Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home ( video )
Black Widow

One-Shot

Team Thor: Part 1 ( drawing )
Team Thor: Part 2 ( drawing )

TV Series

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ( mentioned )
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier ( mentioned )
Loki ( footage & archive audio )
What If…? ( recapitulate )
Hawkeye ( flashback & mentioned )
Ms. Marvel ( mentioned )

Web Series

WHiH Newsfront ( footage )

Docuseries

Legends
* Black Widow
* The Avengers Initiative

Game

Iron Man ( mentioned )
Iron Man 2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Official Game

Comic

Iron Man: I Am Iron Man! ( mentioned )
Iron Man 2: Black Widow: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Avengers Prelude: Fury’s Big Week
The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes
The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
Iron Man 2 Adaptation
Iron Man 3 Prelude
Thor: The Dark World Prelude
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic
Captain America: Homecoming
The Avengers Adaptation
Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude – This Scepter’d Isle
Avengers: Operation HYDRA
Captain America: Civil War Prelude
Captain America: Road to War
Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude
Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
Captain Marvel Prelude
Avengers: Endgame Prelude
Black Widow Prelude

Actors/Actresses

Portrayed by

Scarlett Johansson
Ever Anderson ( young )
Jenny Agutter ( disguised )
Rachel Weisz ( disguised )

Voiced by

Catherine Campion
Laura Bailey

“I used to have nothing. And then I got this. This job. This family. And I was better because of it. And even though they’re gone… I’m still trying to be better.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Steve Rogers

Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanoff ( russian : Наталья Альяновна “Наташа” Романов ) was one of the most talented spies and assassins in the entire global and a establish member of the Avengers. As a child, she was indoctrinated into the Red Room by General Dreykov, and briefly lived as the foster daughter of Alexei Shostakov and Melina Vostokoff while they were clandestine in the United States of America. After the Destruction of the North Institute, she undergo across-the-board psychological condition, before graduating from the Red Room as a Widow. Working as an secret agent for the KGB, she was targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D., before given the prospect to ultimately defect to the administration by Clint Barton by assassinating Dreykov. Romanoff succeeded, although having to use his daughter Antonia Dreykov ‘s life sentence as collateral price would haunt her for the rest of her life. Having across-the-board mastery in warlike arts and armed with her Widow ‘s Bite, Romanoff became one of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘s most efficient agents, using the deed given by her former organization as her codename, Black Widow. During one mission, she was sent clandestine into Stark Industries as Natalie Rushman to watch Tony Stark due to the reverence that he was dying. During this mission, Romanoff assisted Stark with defeating Ivan Vanko ‘s terrorist plots against him. When Loki declared war on the Earth, Black Widow was recruited into the Avengers after Hawkeye had precisely been enthralled by Loki. Romanoff assisted in recruiting Stark and Bruce Banner into the team while they tracked depressed and attempted to capture Loki, finally saving Barton from his grasp. Once Loki ‘s entire plan had been uncovered, Romanoff joined the team during the Battle of New York and was instrumental in destroying the portal vein over the city which had been created by the Tesseract, efficaciously ending the stallion invasion while Loki was defeated and deported back to his homeworld by his brother Thor. In the aftermath of the Avengers successfully defeating Loki, Romanoff continued her work with S.H.I.E.L.D., this time working with Captain America. While working together, Romanoff and Rogers uncovered a conspiracy following an character assassination attempt on Nick Fury, which had finally led to them discovering that HYDRA had been infiltrating their stallion organization since its foundation garment. Despite the efforts of the Winter Soldier to stop them, Romanoff helped expose Alexander Pierce ‘s evil schemes to the world, which besides resulted in all of her own morally dubious history being revealed. As a result, Romanoff was forced into dropping off the grid again and began rebuilding her cover. Romanoff finally rejoined the Avengers, working to bring down assorted HYDRA cells across the earth and assisting in the capture of Baron Strucker. however, before she could form a amatory kinship with Banner, the rogue artificial intelligence Ultron was created by him and Stark, forcing Romanoff and the rest of their team to join in concert and defeat him. Despite being captured, Romanoff was able to inform the team of Ultron ‘s placement on Sokovia, resulting in a concluding struggle in which the Avengers had defeated Ultron once and for all, though Banner fled into self-exile. Along with Captain America, Black Widow remained a member while forming the second personification of the team. As many of the world governments demanded the Avengers to sign the Sokovia Accords in the wake of their recent battles, Romanoff agreed to their terms and signed the Accords. She late joined Iron Man in a fight against Captain America due to his disagreements with the Accords and his criminal activities with the Winter Soldier who Rogers was attempting to protect. As the two Avengers ‘ factions fought against each early, Romanoff betrayed Iron Man ‘s team to assist Captain America in finding the one incriminating the Winter Soldier, inherently violating the Sokovia Accords. As a leave, the fugitive Romanoff worked with Rick Mason to escape the government for aiding Rogers. In the process, Romanoff intercepted messages from her former foster baby Yelena Belova about the Red Room ‘s revival. In possession of the Red Dust, Romanoff and Belova were relentlessly pursued by Taskmaster, who worked for Dreykov, who was believed to have been killed. Reuniting with her foster parents, they worked together to bring down the crimson Room once and for all. Upon learning Taskmaster was actually Antonia, who had survived all these years but was mind-controlled by Dreykov, Romanoff freed her from Dreykov ‘s captivation, and put an end to Dreykov ‘s plans for global domination. Romanoff soon joined Rogers in freeing the imprison Avengers. With the Avengers broken up, Romanoff, Rogers and Wilson went on the hunt for two years as external fugitives, working alone to stop terrorist cells in Syria. When the threat of Thanos approached Earth, Romanoff, Rogers, and Wilson protected Vision, who had the Mind Stone, which Thanos was after. They late defended Wakanda from the attack, but were ultimately defeated when Thanos destroyed half of all life with the Infinity Gauntlet, where Romanoff emerged as one of the survivors. Romanoff was part of the Ambush on Thanos in an effort to retrieve the Infinity Stones and undo the Titan ‘s snap, with no achiever. Five years by and by, Romanoff led the Avengers aboard Captain America, now formed by Okoye, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula, War Machine, and Captain Marvel. With an opportunity to undo the Snap presented by Ant-Man, the remaining Avengers split up into teams to retrieve all Infinity Stones from several understudy timelines in the Time Heist. Sent to retrieve the Soul Stone on Vormir with Barton, Romanoff, against Barton ‘s imperativeness, willingly jumped off the Vormir mountains into the expiate below, sacrificing herself in the process in order to obtain the Soul Stone for the Avengers .

biography

early life

Taken during infancy

“You were selected by a program that assessed the genetic potential in infants.”
“I was taken?”
“I believe a bargain was struck; your family paid off.”
―Melina Vostokoff and Natasha Romanoff

Natalia Alianovna Romanoff was born on December 3, [ 8 ] 1984 [ 6 ] in Stalingrad, Russia. As an baby, she was deemed by the Red Room to possess genetic potential, and was purchased from her birth family. however, Romanoff ‘s mother was not in agreement and proceeded to search for her, until General Dreykov had her killed to prevent the red Room Program ‘s universe from being revealed. [ 8 ]

Temporary Family Life

“We shot Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and summer vacation all in one day. Different backdrops. I knew all the presents under the tree were just empty boxes, but I didn’t care. I wanted to open every single one… so just for a second it would feel real.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Melina Vostokoff

Romanoff was brought up within the Red Room Academy, where she endured both an education and indoctrination into the universe of spy-craft. [ 7 ] Romanoff became the headliner schoolchild in in this stern discipline environment. [ 16 ] In 1992, Romanoff was granted a reprieve from the Red Room and was given an clandestine assignment. Along with another girlfriend named Yelena Belova, the two acted as the daughters of Alexei Shostakov and Melina Vostokoff and relocated to the United States of America, where Shostakov and Vostakoff were tasked with retrieving cognitive data from the North Institute, a S.H.I.E.L.D. adeptness secretly run by HYDRA. For three years the four lived as an american family in Ohio and while mindful that the kin aspect was a simple ruse, Romanoff loved them all like they were her actual class while Shostakov and Vostokoff loved the two as their daughters .
In 1995, Shostakov successfully stole the data and burned down the North Institute. Realizing that they had to leave Ohio and that she had to return to the Red Room, Romanoff became upset while Vostakoff apologized. As they fled to an airstrip, they faced resistance from S.H.I.E.L.D., who injured Vostakoff. Romanoff was then forced to fly the plane herself and successfully landed in Cuba. Upon arriving, Romanoff apologized to Vostakoff, who told her not to let the Red Room take her heart .
As soldiers attempted to take Belova away, Romanoff went to Belova ‘s defense and held the soldiers at point while Belova cling to her. As Romanoff threatened to shoot the guards, Shostakov attempted to calm her down. Romanoff expressed her refusal to return to the Red Room or to allow Belova to be indoctrinated into the course of study, citing Belova ‘s age, to which Shostakov reminded her that she was even younger. As he took the grease-gun from her, Shostakov told Romanoff that she and Belova would be all correctly, and that they were to take concern of each early. however, on Dreykov ‘s signal, Romanoff and Belova were sedated and placed on a plane headed to the Red Room Academy. [ 8 ]

crimson Room trail

“In the Red Room, where I was trained, where I was raised, they have a graduation ceremony. They sterilize you. It’s efficient. One less thing to worry about. The one thing that might matter more than a mission. Makes everything easier, even killing.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Bruce Banner

Romanoff wake up in a cargo container with respective other girls, watching as Dreykov told his men which girls to kill and which to take. As a guard took Yelena Belova away, Romanoff rushed to her younger sister ‘s side and gave her a photograph of their family before another guard pulled her away. Returning to the Red Room Academy, she resumed her anterior train, undergoing psychological condition and physical education, while exceeding in her marksmanship abilities. [ 8 ] During one of her discipline exercises, she was forced to execute an innocent man, which would later haunt her. [ 7 ] As a final ceremony to complete her training, Romanoff was given an involuntary hysterectomy and had her ovaries and uterus removed, [ 8 ] with the Red Room citing the motivation for sterilization as they believed pregnancy was the one thing that would prevent a Widow from completing their mission, a routine which she profoundly regretted later in her biography. [ 7 ] Following her graduation, Romanoff was given the mantel of “ Black Widow ” [ 2 ] and was placed in the KGB by General Dreykov, and soon became regarded as a master spy and one of the world ‘s greatest assassins. [ 6 ] [ 16 ]

“I have a very specific skill set. I didn’t care who I used it for, or on. I got on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s radar in a bad way. Agent Barton was sent to kill me. He made a different call.”
―Black Widow to Loki

due to both her expertness and her growing terror to global security, Romanoff promptly appeared on S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘s radar, prompting Nick Fury to send Clint Barton to eliminate her. Barton went against this order, recognizing Romanoff ‘s skills and seeing the commodity in her, and recommended her for recruitment into S.H.I.E.L.D. [ 2 ] In order to defect to S.H.I.E.L.D., she was tasked with assassinating Dreykov in Budapest. During the mission, Romanoff and Barton rigged the construction with bombs, and Romanoff used Dreykov ‘s daughter, Antonia, to ensure his location .
Romanoff, knowing that Antonia was in the building, gave the order to detonate, apparently killing Dreykov and his daughter. This mission would haunt Romanoff, although she convinced herself that killing Antonia was necessary to completing the mission, and clearing herself from the Red Room. After engaging in a firefight with the hungarian Special Forces, the two agents hid themselves for ten days, two of which were spent inside the ceiling of a metro station, before being able to leave the city. [ 8 ] officially defecting from Russia, Romanoff joined the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D. [ 2 ]

agent of S.H.I.E.L.D .

Hawkeye ‘s Partner

“Barton, Romanoff, they never have an extraction plan.”
“They know that going in.”
―Victoria Hand and Phil Coulson

As share of her induction, Romanoff had to inform Fury of her train from the Red Room Academy. [ 16 ] Following her apostasy, she formed a last partnership with Clint Barton, becoming best friends with him. together, they had tactical missions in many early locations. [ 2 ] The match grew so close that Romanoff was the only other person Barton told about his confidential family. She became a thoroughly ally to Barton ‘s wife, Laura, and adopted an aunt-like relationship with their children, Cooper and Lila. [ 7 ] Romanoff even trusted Barton enough to talk about Yelena Belova and how much she loved and missed her. [ 17 ]

“Five years ago, I was escorting a nuclear engineer out of Iran, somebody shot at my tires near Odessa. We lost control, went straight over a cliff, I pulled us out, but the Winter Soldier was there. I was covering my engineer, so he shot him straight through me.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Steve Rogers

In 2009, [ 6 ] on one of her earliest S.H.I.E.L.D. missions, [ 16 ] Romanoff was assigned to protect a nuclear scientist. Despite having escorted the engineer from Iran and successfully made it to the rendezvous in Odessa, Ukraine, Romanoff and the scientist were both ambushed by the Winter Soldier, an assassin sent by HYDRA to neutralize the scientist as he was deemed a terror. Although she and the scientist were pushed over a cliff, Romanoff managed to save both herself and the serviceman she was protecting. Seeing this, the Winter Soldier fired a single round of golf through Romanoff ‘s abdomen and into the scientist, effectively killing him. After this meet, Romanoff would go on to attempt to track down the winter Soldier for an unspecified amount of clock but was forced to give up after accepting that he was more elusive than any other enemy she had encountered. [ 6 ]

Watching Tony Stark

“Who is she?”
“She is from legal, and she is potentially a very expensive sexual harassment lawsuit if you keep ogling her like that.”
“I need a new assistant.”
―Tony Stark and Pepper Potts

shortly after her find with the Winter Soldier, [ 16 ] Romanoff was then sent on one of her common missions, to ruin an operation of the Ten Rings. She boarded the terrorists ‘ plane and caused its explosion. Just as Romanoff was fighting off a Ten Rings secret agent in the plane, she was assigned by Nick Fury to infiltrate Stark Industries to spy on Tony Stark. Under the appoint “ Natalie Rushman, ” Romanoff pretended to have modeled in 2004, equally well as working in Japan, Italy, France and the United States in the early 2000s. To foster polish her identity, she was given a BA and MA in history from the University of Southern Carolina in 2005 and 2007, respectively. She was besides given the backstory that she had interned at Hammer Industries while apparently studying at Harvard University in 2010. [ 1 ] Therefore, Romanoff was successfully hired as a Stark Industries notary public by Bambi Arbogast. She worked her way at getting to Stark in many ways, including secretly poisoning Samantha Carlisle ( non-lethally ) in order to deliver documents to Stark. [ 18 ] Romanoff ‘s later motif for her employment under her S.H.I.E.L.D. operation was to keep an eye on Stark after he signed his company over to Pepper Potts. In reality, she had been assigned to assess whether he was desirable for the Avengers Initiative. Romanoff arrived at Tony Stark ‘s Mansion as the notary to deliver the documents needed to finalize Potts ‘ promotion, catching the attention of Stark and Happy Hogan while they were boxing in a hoop .
Romanoff then approached Stark and Hogan before requesting Potts to sign the papers. As Potts did so, Stark inquired Romanoff about her name, and she proceeded with her shroud name, Natalie Rushman. Stark, unaware of Romanoff ‘s true identity, asked her to come into the packing ring so that the two could talk. Potts insisted that Stark was in an bizarre climate, to which Romanoff assured her that it was fine .
Entering the box ring, Romanoff faced Stark who was casually drinking some urine out of crave. He then told Hogan to give her a boxing moral, for which Hogan did n’t take badly as he was unaware of her past prepare as a spy. Stark asked Romanoff to spell her last name and ran a search on her. He discovered in her credentials that she was eloquent in french, italian, russian, and Latin and had done some model in Japan .
As Romanoff watched Stark ogle her, Hogan threw a jab at her, but she blocked the gust and scissored him around the head, pinning him to the reason. Romanoff then got out of the call and obtained Stark ‘s fingermark despite an initial misconstrue. She asked if he needed any far aid with anything else, and Potts politely dismissed her. Romanoff left, leaving Stark astounded. She went on to become his new personal assistant. [ 1 ]

monaco

“You look fantastic.”
“Why, thank you very much.”
“But that’s unprofessional. What’s on the docket?”
―Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff

Maintaining her screen as Tony Stark ‘s assistant, Romanoff met Stark and Pepper Potts in Monaco and greeted the two of them. As Stark returned the opinion, remembering that she was an employee under Potts, Romanoff guided the two of them in presence of photographers so that their arrival would be photographed .
After taking the photograph, Stark walked with Romanoff, sarcastically complimenting her dress, before admitting it was unprofessional to say that. Proceeding with his schedule, Stark inquired about his activities, and Romanoff informed him of his 9:30 dinner, to which he told her he ‘d arrive at 11. Under Stark ‘s request that she join them for dinner, Romanoff consulted one of the waiters and issued a mental reservation that night, american samoa well as arranging a corner table for them .
When Stark appeared on the television, contesting in the Monaco Grand Prix, Potts called Romanoff over to see if she knew about it, which she did n’t. Potts started to fret, noting that he should n’t have participated in the raceway. In an attempt to prevent Stark from racing, Potts asked for Romanoff to get happy Hogan and bring him to her so they could stop him. [ 1 ]

Tony Stark ‘s Party

“If this was your last birthday party that you were going to have, how would you celebrate it?”
“I would do whatever I want to do, with whoever I wanted to do it with.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Tony Stark

Following the Duel of Monaco which culminated in the collar of Ivan Vanko, the son of Anton Vanko, who harbored revenge against the Stark family, Romanoff and Pepper Potts were left to deal with the public relations mess back at Tony Stark ‘s mansion. Later one even as Stark observed the condition of the Arc Reactor in his chest worsen, Romanoff entered his room, asking which lookout he would like to wear at his birthday party, and Stark responded that he would look at them in a minute .
The two then talked about whether Stark should cancel his party due to holocene events. Romanoff agreed that he should, as it would be an inappropriate time to host friends and colleagues after he was about killed by Vanko in Monaco. She then handed Stark a glass of martini and his solicitation of watches. The two traded items, with Stark insisting that he choose his watch before ordering Romanoff to cover up some of his bruises he sustained from the crusade .
As Romanoff applied concealer on his wounds, Stark admitted that she was cryptic, noting that it was hard for him to detect where she could be from. Despite Stark ‘s attempt to elicit a answer from Romanoff as to where she was from, unaware of her past as a child assassin in the Red Room Academy and the fact that she was an clandestine S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Romanoff dodged the question and continued to cover his injuries .
Stark then asked her what she would do if it was her final birthday. In a here and now of sincerity, Romanoff stated that she would do whatever she wanted with whoever she wanted to do it with before leaving. [ 1 ] Taking in what she said, Stark got in truth drink, flirting with Romanoff and showing her how to use his Mark IV gauntlet to blast an ice sculpt. [ 19 ] After being frustrated with Stark ‘s behavior, James Rhodes stole Iron Man Armor : Mark II and engaged in a fight with Stark, causing all the party guests to leave .
During Stark ‘s and Rhodes ‘ crusade, Romanoff ran into Pepper Potts, who confronted her by saying that she knew something was n’t properly with Stark ever since Romanoff arrived. on the spur of the moment, the crusade made its way into the support room where all the guests were hanging out and resulted in the two of them evacuating the mansion. Romanoff then contacted Nick Fury and debriefed him on the site that had developed. When he offered to come, she told him not to intervene. [ 1 ]

Revealing Herself

“We’ve secured the perimeter. But I don’t think we should hold it for too much longer.”
“Huh. You’re f… fired.”
“That’s not up to you.”
―Black Widow and Tony Stark

immediately dressed in her S.H.I.E.L.D. undifferentiated, Romanoff met with Nick Fury at Randy ‘s Donuts to provide a short-run antidote to Tony Stark ‘s palladium poison. [ 20 ] Sneaking in from the back entrance, Romanoff surprised Stark as she revealed herself to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent the entire time. Stark took off his sunglasses to get a better look at her. Seeing that she lied to him, Stark said Romanoff was fired, but she made it clear that it was n’t up to him .
fury introduced her to Stark, revealing that Natalie Rushman is n’t her name and she was assigned by Fury to watch him. Romanoff then gave Stark a scene of Lithium Dioxide, which she explained postponed the effects of the Arc Reactor ‘s radiation, which was poisoning his body, so he could work on a cure. Later, Romanoff, along with Fury and Phil Coulson, went to Stark ‘s mansion and she was told by Fury that she was to remain in placement as an assistant at Stark Industries .
subsequently at the Stark Industries Headquarters, Romanoff walked into Pepper Potts ‘ office while Stark was visiting her and requested for Potts to sign a shape. She then was told to sort out the personal belongings with Stark. When Potts left, Stark grilled Romanoff, telling her that he found it amazing how she does what she does. When he pondered if she could in truth speak Latin, Romanoff replied with a quotation mark on the nature of deceptiveness, though translated that Stark could either drive himself or she would have him collected. [ 1 ]

“When we arrive, I need you to watch the perimeter. I’m gonna enter the facility and take down the target. Watch the road.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Happy Hogan

At the Stark Expo, Romanoff was in attendance with Pepper Potts when Iron Man interrupted Hammer Industries ‘ case on their Hammer Drones. As the drones went out of restraint and began attacking the event, Romanoff and Potts followed Justin Hammer, with Romanoff interrogating and threatening him, and discovered that Ivan Vanko had taken dominance over them. Romanoff left Potts and went outside, where she ordered happy Hogan to drive to the Hammer Industries Headquarters .
As they drove, Romanoff, in the back of the car, stripped off her dress to put on her S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform. As she was changing clothes, Hogan tried to watch but the cable car swerved and Romanoff then noticed he was looking at her, leading her to advise Hogan to pay attention to the road. When they arrived at the facility, Romanoff told Hogan, who was confused about what she was wearing, to stay in the car. She broke into the facility using an ID circuit board after several attempts and the two were confronted by a precaution, who Hogan engaged in a contend while Romanoff continued to Vanko .
She then defeated any guards in her way using multiple gadgets like her Taser Disks, Flash Bombs, wire, and pepper spray adenine well as her soldierly arts skills. Approaching the control room, which she believed as Vanko ‘s location, Romanoff subdued all the remaining guards with rest and continued to the placement. Upon storming into the board however, she alternatively found two guards dead and Vanko nowhere to be found. In world, he had disappeared moments before Romanoff and Hogan arrived at the facility and was heading towards the Stark Expo so that he could ambush Tony Stark .
Romanoff hacked into the calculator Vanko used and was able to free Rhodes ‘ struggle armor from his dominance. She complimented Iron Man ‘s new Arc Reactor before interrupting his and Potts ‘ subsequent argument to inform him that Whiplash was arriving at his location. [ 1 ] Romanoff then retrieved Hammer Industries data before Whiplash ‘s explosive drones went off, which damaged a majority of the Stark Expo and facility. [ 20 ]

“These are gods and monsters and machines of war we’re mixed up with.”
―Natasha Romanoff

Returning to S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters with the datum, she was given orders by Nick Fury to go to Culver University and watch over Bruce Banner. She arrived and witnessed Banner get locked in the bridge by Thaddeus Ross and the United States Army ; Banner then transformed into the Hulk and a battle ensued. She called Fury and scantily escaped uninjured. She revealed to Fury that she witnessed Emil Blonsky in action against Hulk and that they enhanced him. craze was forced to deploy Romanoff to Grayburn College after Ross revealed, in a shortstop conversation, that he intended to capture Banner. She arrived excessively late, however, and inform Fury over the telephone that Ross captured Banner and was taking him away in a helicopter. Romanoff was then ordered to make certain that Banner did not leave anything for Samuel Sterns, with whom he had recently been, to work on. As she headed up the front steps, she witnessed Blonsky, now as Abomination, come forth from the build. She was buried in debris, but calm managed to make her way upstairs. She stumbled upon Sterns, whose mutation had heightened significantly, and his brain had been augmented exponentially. After a brief negotiation with him, during which Sterns identified Black Widow ‘s birthplace from a hint of an dialect in her part, Romanoff shot him in the leg. She called in a S.H.I.E.L.D. killing team and signaled her placement on the roof with flares. She saw the chaos of Abomination and Hulk ‘s battle in the distance. Back at S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters, she confronted Fury, stating that all of the events going on were besides much to handle. [ 20 ]

“I don’t know how you snuck into S.H.I.E.L.D.’s top-secret carrier, buster… But I know how you’re going out.”
―Black Widow to Hawkeye

ignorant that Nick Fury had ordered Hawkeye to check the security of the Avengers Initiative database, Romanoff attacked Barton when he infiltrated the Helicarrier while wearing a mask. Fury arrived and stopped the scuffle ; the three then discussed Fury ‘s choices for the Avengers. [ 21 ]

back in Russia

“And… what do you get out of this if you “win”?”
“Oh, I’m sorry, didn’t I mention? If I win, I take over the mantle of Black Widow.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Sofia

once again on a deputation, Romanoff arrived in Moscow where she searched for missing Stark Industries engineering. Disguised as Tatiana Sokolova, she worked at a cabaret. While trying to interrogate Mikhail Fjodorov, one of the universe ‘s most successful illegal arms dealers, Fjodorov was killed by an strange woman and Romanoff was forced to leave the baseball club via the roof, fighting several security men. After she returned to a hotel, she was attacked by a team of mask mercenaries, but she defeated them and received a SIM menu to reach the mysterious woman she has seen in the night baseball club. Later, Romanoff talked to Sofia and learned that she is a “ fan ” and wants to take over the name of the Black Widow. Romanoff agreed to meet with Sofia and broke all her contacts with S.H.I.E.L.D. . A few days former, Romanoff confronted Sofia in a sports hall in Sochi, where she about drowned in cold water, but she was saved at the last consequence by Phil Coulson, who was following a pair of goons working for Starodoub. Coulson gave Romanoff the necessary equipment to infiltrate the yacht belonging to Yuri Klementiev, one of Starodoub ‘s business partners, where she met Sofia again, an encounter which cost them Gennady Markov ‘s animation. When Coulson discovered that Sofia was employed by Richard Frampton, Natasha infiltrated his headquarters in Vladivostok. She discovered that Frampton works for the Ten Rings and that he had made a Jericho missile that would explode near the edge between Russia and North Korea, greatly destabilizing the world peace. Romanoff infiltrated the launch area and destroyed the missile. Both Frampton and Sofia were killed in the explosion. [ 3 ]

Interrogated by Georgi Luchkov

“We need you to talk to the big guy.”
“Coulson, you know that Stark trusts me about as far as he can throw me.”
“Oh, I’ve got Stark. You get the big guy.”
“Боже мой![22]”
―Phil Coulson and Black Widow

Romanoff was tasked by S.H.I.E.L.D. with find and take down Georgi Luchkov who illegally sold weapons to the highest bidder. Romanoff was sent to spy on Luckkov ‘s activities in Russia, however, she was knocked out from behind by his henchmen, who caught her sneaking around. When she awoke, she found herself tied to a professorship, yet when Luchkov interrogated her, he unwittingly spilled all of his secrets .
however, as Luchkov was preparing to apparently torture Romanoff, and whilst the mention of torment gave Romanoff a frighten, her interrogation was interrupted when Phil Coulson called and requested to speak to Romanoff. When Luchkov asked who was speaking to him, Coulson responded with the threat of sending a projectile strike to their current localization within the next thirteen seconds and assured him that he and his henchmen would n’t have time to make it out of the facility .
Coulson informed Romanoff that she needed to come in which she initially refused as she was in the center of an interrogation and was working at getting more data out of the Russian general, but Coulson claimed that she had to come in now as a certain site involving S.H.I.E.L.D. took precedence over her mission. She continued to oppose, claiming that Luchkov gave her everything. Luchkov, confused by her statement, misunderstood Romanoff ‘s cabalistic message and claimed to his henchmen that he was not giving her everything .
once Coulson informed her that Clint Barton was compromised following Loki ‘s menace on Earth as an incentive. Romanoff put Coulson on prevail and then immediately freed herself and proceeded to defeat Luchkov and his men. After having explained to Romanoff that Barton ‘s whereabouts were unknown, Coulson told Romanoff to go recruit “ the big guy ” who she thought was Tony Stark, to which Coulson revealed he was going to cover, before realizing he meant Bruce Banner. Romanoff then picked up her shoes and left the warehouse and went to go induct Banner into the Avengers. [ 2 ]

Recruiting Bruce Banner

“Nick Fury seems to trust you. And that why I’m here, we need you to come in.”
“What if I say no?”
“Then I’ll persuade you.”
“What if the “Other Guy” says no?”
―Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner

Romanoff traveled to Bruce Banner ‘s shroud placement in Kolkata, India. She had a child to act as if her founder was nauseated to lead him into an abandoned theater. As the girlfriend fled through the window and disappeared into the night, Banner realized that it was a jell up as Romanoff appeared in the hut wearing a traditional indian sari, claiming that he picked a capital identify to settle. Banner, astonished, asked Romanoff if intelligence agencies used children to lure their targets into specific locations .
Romanoff responded that she was used as a spy during her childhood, alluding to her time in the Red Room Academy. Romanoff told Banner that it was just the two of them, which was a lie as multiple S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were outside, awaiting an decree to apprehend or kill Banner should he be disobliging or transform. As Romanoff introduced herself, Banner inquired if she was sent to kill him, to which she responded no and that she was working on behalf of S.H.I.E.L.D .
Banner curiously asked Romanoff how they found him and she reminded him that they never lost track of his whereabouts. When Romanoff revealed to the doctor of the church that Nick Fury wished to recruit him, Banner presented her with a hypothetical situation in which he refused. Romanoff then promised that she would persuade him to join if he refused. She told Banner about the Tesseract and that they require his aid to locate it as the Tesseract emits a watery Gamma Radiation signal .
Banner reassured that Hulk was not needed which Romanoff told him that Nick Fury had not mentioned anything about Hulk. When Romanoff tried to assure Banner that he would not be imprisoned, Banner flew into a rage to which she reacted by pulling a gun on him and aiming it at his head, but Banner calmly explained he was testing her. wary but taking his words, Romanoff then ordered agents outside to stand down as Banner was not a hostile menace, and she successfully convinced Banner to come with her. [ 2 ]

Assembling on the Helicarrier

“It was quite the buzz around here, finding you in the ice. I thought Coulson was gonna swoon.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Steve Rogers

Romanoff brought Bruce Banner onto the Helicarrier, to help locate the Tesseract. Phil Coulson then arrived with Steve Rogers and introduced the two before Romanoff told Coulson that he was needed on the bridge. The two then walked together and got acquainted and asked him if Coulson asked him to sign his trade cards. Romanoff then explained that Coulson ‘s cards were vintage and was proud of owning them .
She introduced Rogers to Banner, despite the two having an awkward conversation initially with the latter having conceived that Rogers cared entirely about Banner ‘s use. As Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. decided to lift the Helicarrier into the publicize, Romanoff recommended that they move inside as it would become difficult to breathe. The Helicarrier then began to take off so the three went inside and headed towards the chief control room which contained Agents Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Jasper Sitwell, and Maria Hill. Inside the Helicarrier, Romanoff assisted Nick Fury and early S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in their ball-shaped search for Clint Barton .
Banner observed their work and asked them what they were doing, to which Fury responded that they were searching for Barton, who was missing, using cell telephone signals, cameras, wireless phones, to triangulate his location, but Romanoff warned that using that method would n’t find Barton and Loki in time so they could thwart his future plan. Under Fury ‘s orders, Romanoff showed Banner to his newfangled lab aboard the Helicarrier, promising that S.H.I.E.L.D. has the scientific and modernly promote resources and equipment for him to complete his work. [ 2 ]

Capturing Loki

“I’d sit this one out, Cap.”
“I don’t see how I can.”
“These guys come from legends, they’re basically gods.”
“There’s only one God, ma’am. And I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that.”
―Black Widow and Captain America

S.H.I.E.L.D. located Loki in Stuttgart, Germany and Romanoff flew on Quinjet to this placement with Steve Rogers. As Captain America fought Loki, Romanoff tried to get a changeable at Loki but was unable to due to Loki using his magic to make multiple illusions of himself appear. on the spur of the moment, loudly AC/DC ‘S “ Shoot to Thrill ” started to play on the Quinjet as Iron Man flew in to help while greeting Romanoff. They succeed in capturing Loki and brought him on the Quinjet to take him to the Helicarrier .
On their manner back in the Helicarrier, Nick Fury asked Romanoff whether Loki had said anything, which Romanoff informed him that Loki had stayed silent. on the spur of the moment, an unexpected lightning storm was taking rate and Thor abruptly entered the Quinjet and left with Loki in tow. Romanoff asked if Thor was another Asgardian as Iron Man went to retrieve him. Rogers then went to join Stark, even though Romanoff warned him that he should sit this one out as Thor and Loki came from legends and were basically gods, but he chose to fight anyhow. [ 2 ]

Interrogating Loki

“I’ve got red in my ledger, I’d like to wipe it out.”
“Can you? Can you wipe out that much red? Dreykov’s daughter? São Paulo? The hospital fire? Barton told me everything.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Loki

As Loki was being locked up, Romanoff listened in as he and Nick Fury talked to each early. Romanoff told Thor that Erik Selvig and Clint Barton are under Loki ‘s control condition. When Thor told Bruce Banner to take worry of how he speaks about Loki as he is his brother, Romanoff coolly informed him that Loki had killed eighty people in two days making Thor state that Loki was adopted. Romanoff decided to interrogate Loki and find out his intentions. Romanoff approached the daemon Loki, undetected so she could interrogate Loki which he noted that not a lot of people could sneak up on him .
romanov wanted to know what Loki has done with Clint Barton which Loki told her that he had expanded his judgment. Whenever Romanoff asked what would happen to Barton after Loki had conquered Earth, Loki questioned Romanoff ‘s feelings asking if it was love. Romanoff made it clear that she owed Barton a debt and she told Loki about her history with Barton. Loki rather told Romanoff that she fought in the service of killers her solid life, asking her if she would be bequeath to sacrifice the destiny of world for the condom of Barton .
Romanoff decided to pretend to break down her barriers to Loki so he would reveal his plans. Loki then began to taunt Romanoff telling her about her history which Barton had told him about. Loki then told Romanoff that he would force Barton to kill Romanoff but he ended up revealing that he planned on unleashing Hulk. Romanoff then warned S.H.I.E.L.D. about Loki ‘s plan and went to escort Banner to his room. [ 2 ]

Loki ‘s handling

“Loki is manipulating you.”
“And you’ve been doing what exactly?”
“You didn’t come here because I bat my eyelashes at you.”
“And I’m not leaving because suddenly you get a little twitchy.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner

After figuring out Loki ‘s plan to unleash Hulk, Romanoff swiftly left the interrogation room made her way to the lab Bruce Banner was working in to escort him to his indicate room in an try to thwart Loki ‘s plans from coming to fruition. Banner looked at Romanoff shocked, asking her if she knew about Phase 2, which involved S.H.I.E.L.D. using the Tesseract to create weapons, which is what the Avengers believed Nick Fury wanted them for .
Romanoff rather attempted to convince Banner to leave the room as his transformation into Hulk and subsequent rampage was an integral part of Loki ‘s scat plan. After Banner reminded them that he remained peacefully unbothered for two years in Kolkata, India, Romanoff then warned him a second time that Loki was manipulating him and using him arsenic well as the rest of the Avengers to ultimately put his plans of the Chitauri Invasion into effect, which Banner did not believe and alone thought about Fury ‘s lie and still wondered if Romanoff knew about the second phase .
A shock Banner then asked her what she was doing the whole time, to which she responded that he did not willingly come to the Helicarrier to assist the Avengers in finding the Tesseract just to watch her. An argument erupted between the Avengers due to the effects of the Mind Stone. While the group argued, Clint Barton, under the control of Loki, fired an explosive arrow onto the Helicarrier which blew up the lab. Romanoff was concisely knocked out and she and Banner were thrown into another room. [ 2 ]

“Dr. Banner… Bruce, you gotta fight it. This is just what Loki wants. We’re gonna be okay. Listen to me. We’re gonna be okay, right? I swear on my life, I will get you out of this! You will walk away, and never–”
“Your life?”
―Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner

Whilst Romanoff lay nitwitted on the shock, a large nibble of equipment had fallen on to her foot, and she awoke to find herself trapped with Bruce Banner transforming into Hulk. Romanoff attempted to calm Banner polish, but he was in besides much pain. Romanoff saw two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents coming to help, but she told them to leave, knowing they would be in danger. As Romanoff tried to free herself, she witnessed as Banner transformed into Hulk, leaving Romanoff horrified .
Romanoff finally freed herself and attempted to escape from Hulk. Filled with ramp, Hulk chased after Romanoff. Romanoff tried to hide from Hulk but she could not escape from him. Romanoff attempted to fend herself off from Hulk and barely did causing her to try to run away from Hulk. Hulk managed to outrun Romanoff and threw her aside, which winded her and broke two of her ridicule. As Hulk moved to kill Romanoff, Thor charged into Hulk saving Romanoff .
inactive traumatized after her run into with Hulk, Romanoff was forced to recover to take on Clint Barton who was under Loki ‘s control. Barton was walking down the Helicarrier when he was confronted by Romanoff who snuck up behind him in an attack to disarm him. He immediately turned around sensing her presence and the two friends had a drawn-out battle using her combat skills, Romanoff was able to fight Barton and defend herself from his attacks with his submit and arrows and tongue .
Barton fired several arrows at, although Romanoff was able to dodge them, agilely moving between the confuse area. Barton used all his top-level trail to kill his acquaintance, and Romanoff was able to steal Barton ‘s bow off him, causing him to draw out his knife. When the fight got dirty, including attempting to drive the knife into her neck while pulling her haircloth back, Romanoff used her teeth to bite him in order to disarm Barton, forcing him to drop his knife. Despite this, Barton was no match for Romanoff ‘s speed and agility .
finally, she got the upper hired hand, disarming him and slammed Barton ‘s drumhead onto a steel organ pipe. The blow weakened Loki ‘s grip on Barton ‘s mind and he recognized Romanoff, calling her by her first name before she knocked him out with a concluding strong punch to the forefront, breaking his connection to Loki and restoring his mind. Romanoff watched as Barton was taken off by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team to be rehabilitated. She was then informed of Phil Coulson ‘s death by Nick Fury. [ 2 ]

Clint Barton ‘s recovery

“Do you know what it’s like to be unmade?”
“You know I do.”
―Clint Barton and Natasha Romanoff

After Romanoff defeated Clint Barton, he was arrested and tied down until it was certain that Loki ‘s control condition was gone and he was no longer a menace. Romanoff looked after Barton in the convalescence room, listening to him as he described the know, which he compared to being unmake, which Romanoff understood from past experiences .
Despite him asking, Romanoff refused to tell Barton how many S.H.I.E.L.D. agents he had killed, telling him that Loki and Loki alone was responsible for the killings and he must not blame himself. When Captain America arrived to ask Romanoff if she could pilot a Quinjet, Barton told him he could. After Romanoff gave him the nod of approval, Rogers allowed Barton to join them on the mission. [ 2 ]

“Just like Budapest, all over again.”
“You and I remember Budapest very differently.”
―Black Widow and Hawkeye

Black Widow was prepared to fight Loki beside the early Avengers and his Chitauri army, though being a spy and not a soldier. Hawkeye flew her and Captain America to New York City in a Quinjet where the portal vein had already opened over the city, allowing thousands of aliens to enter and attack. Loki managed to shoot the Quinjet out of the sky and the team fought the extraterrestrials on the grind .
Alongside Hawkeye, Black Widow fought the oncoming horde of Chitauri soldiers until the respite of the Avengers arrived. Black Widow used all her skills and weapons to defeat the Chitauri united states army while the civilians all clear out. While Black Widow and Hawkeye fight the Chitauri, she reminded him that the situation of being similar to the mission they took place in Budapest, which Hawkeye told Black Widow that he remembered Budapest differently. interim, Captain America won the trust of the NYPD officers, who assisted the Avengers in their fight .
When the others arrived, Captain America ordered that Black Widow and he would stay on the street to protect the people and keep the competitiveness where they could control it. She and Captain America fight intemperate ; she used her sting and guns to kill dozens of Chitauri soldiers. finally, for Black Widow, the fight was about besides exhausting for her. After a while, she decided to change her positions and asked Captain America to give her a promote so she could fight the Chitauri from their ships. [ 2 ]

Closing the portal vein

“Captain, none of this is going to mean a damn thing if we can’t close that portal.”
“Our biggest guns couldn’t touch it.”
“Well, maybe it’s not about guns.”
―Black Widow and Captain America

finally, the plan of keeping the crusade contained prove meaningless ; she decided to obtain one of the Chitauri Chariots and fly it to Stark Tower. On the means she was chased by Loki and called on Hawkeye to shoot him out of the sky. She finally made it to Stark Tower where the portal site to their knowledge domain was open and met Erik Selvig, who had come out of the thinker control. Selvig expressed horror at his actions ; however, Romanoff, assured him that it was n’t his fault as he was brainwashed with the Scepter .
however, World Security Council decided to launch a nuclear missile on New York City to end the Chitauri Invasion once and for all ; this prompted Iron Man to intercept the nuclear projectile and fly it straight through the portal site, where he released the projectile on the Chitauri Command Center, which destroyed the station. Romanoff and Selvig used the Scepter to finally close the portal for good right after Stark descended back to Earth and landed on the streets of the business district, thus ending the Chitauri Invasion .
Moments after the invasion ended, Romanoff, alongside the other Avengers, confronted Loki on the acme flush of Stark Tower who got up after having been thrown to the ground multiple times by Hulk. While she held the Scepter in her hands, the others armed themselves with weapons with Barton armed with his arrows, Captain America with his shield, Iron serviceman with his repulsors, and Thor armed with Mjølnir. A subdued Loki then asked for the drink that Tony Stark offered him early, finally accepting his defeat .
After the Battle of New York, a cadre of hit agents led by Alexander Pierce arrived at Stark Tower. Brock Rumlow and Jasper Sitwell arrived on the top floor to intercept the Scepter. Romanoff gave STRIKE the Scepter then warned Sitwell, who was holding the item, to be careful with the weapon as it had the capability to erase minds. Both Sitwell and Rumlow promised to exercise circumspection with the weapon. As Loki apprehended, Romanoff and Barton elected to remain in Stark Tower to rest from the battle. [ 11 ] late, the Avengers took a snorkel at the Shawarma Palace before they were interrupted by War Machine, who arrived besides late to help in the conflict. [ 23 ] The Avengers gathered together in Central Park the following day to send Thor with Loki and the Tesseract back to Asgard. While Loki was in chains, Romanoff whispered something in Barton ‘s ear about Loki ‘s punishment, causing Barton to grin. When the team went their discriminate ways, Romanoff left with Barton in a S.H.I.E.L.D. car. [ 2 ]

After New York

zodiac

“A lie, yes… but well-intentioned.”
―Natasha Romanoff

After participating in the Battle of New York, Romanoff became partners with Captain America and they ran many operations together. One such operation occurred upon the larceny of the Zodiac weapon from S.H.I.E.L.D. Romanoff was tasked to infiltrate Baker ‘s terrorist cell under an alias. Posing as Audrey, she spent several weeks clandestine determining what Baker ‘s plan for Zodiac was. Upon discovering Baker ‘s plan to release the Zodiac in the Willis Tower in Chicago during the acme of the day, killing all within, Romanoff alerted Captain America. Romanoff, Rogers, and Brock Rumlow confronted Baker ‘s cell in the Skydeck of Willis Tower, and after a brief fight, subdued the terrorists, and recovered the Zodiac. [ 4 ]

brooklyn

“My work for S.H.I.E.L.D. has taken me all over the world… and that is, without a doubt, not just the best milkshake in Brooklyn… but on the whole darn planet.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Steve Rogers

Receiving intel that Sana Amanat was going to be abducted, Nick Fury dispatched Romanoff and Steve Rogers to New York City on auspices detail. Under the guise of Rogers showing Romanoff the places that he grew up, they managed to draw out the Cadre mercenaries that had set up in multiple locations throughout the neighborhood. Tracing the mercenary that had abducted Amanat through a tangle of alleyways, Rogers succeeded in taking out the last mercantile with a little help from Amanat herself. [ 24 ]

Picking up Steve Rogers

“Hey, fellas. Either one of you know where the Smithsonian is? I’m here to pick up a fossil.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson

Romanoff drove down to Washington, D.C. where she would pick up Steve Rogers, who was talking with Sam Wilson. Romanoff sent Rogers a text to meet her as they had a mission and drove up to the two. As Rogers made his way to the cable car, Romanoff joked about his historic period by calling him a fossil and greeted Wilson. The two then drove away to meet up with the STRIKE team. [ 6 ]

“You’re saving S.H.I.E.L.D. intel.”
“Whatever I can get my hands on.”
“Our mission is to rescue hostages.”
“No, that’s your mission, and you’ve done it beautifully.”
―Captain America and Black Widow

Romanoff and Steve Rogers were sent with the STRIKE unit to retake the Lemurian Star that was hijacked by pirates led by Georges Batroc. Romanoff and Rogers were debriefed about their mission by Brock Rumlow. As the team got ready to land, Romanoff and Rogers chatted about Saturday night plans, which Rogers had none of. Romanoff suggested he ask a coworker out but Rogers claimed he was besides interfering as he jumped out of the Quinjet without a parachute .
As Rogers and the rest of the STRIKE team prepared to rescue the hostages, Romanoff then advised that he ask out the nurse across the manor hall from him. Rogers once again declined and told her to secure the engine board first, as Romanoff quipped that she was multi-tasking. As Batroc ordered Gerald Durand to start the engines, Romanoff snuck up behind Durand and knocked him out, ampere well as several others as she grappled depressed the gravy boat. Rogers asked Romanoff for her condition while she was in the middle of a fight with a few pirates .
romanov secured the board and defeated the final pirate with a blow to the face using a steel pipe. She then proceeded with her deputation to retrieve confidential information regarding Project Insight on a news bulletin drive. When Rogers incapacitated Batroc, he discovered Romanoff ‘s real mission of downloading encrypted S.H.I.E.L.D. files. She insisted that his deputation was to rescue the hostages, while hers was to secure the intel on the Lemurian Star. As they were arguing about the mission, Batroc threw a grenade at them which Rogers knocked away while Romanoff shot the glass, and the two jumped through the window, merely getting clear of the blast. Romanoff took province for Batroc escape and the two made their room back to the Quinjet. [ 6 ]

Nick Fury ‘s “ Death ”

“Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists, the ones that do call him the Winter Soldier. He’s credited with over two dozen assassinations in the last 50 years.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Steve Rogers

Romanoff met up with Steve Rogers at the hospital and witnessed Nick Fury being operated on. She asked Rogers about the shot ; he responded that the attacker was fast, hard and had a metallic arm. This description apparently confirmed to Romanoff that the assassin who shot Fury near Rogers ‘ apartment was the Winter Soldier. As Maria Hill joined them, she told the two the ballistics were untraceable, and Romanoff provided the fact that the bullets were Soviet-made .
The three then watched as the doctors attempted to resuscitate craze but were failing to do then as he was inject multiple times near the kernel. Fury ‘s abortive operating room left Romanoff devastated as she watched the doctors announce that he was deceased. As Fury apparently died due to his many injuries, she mourned his “ death ” and urged him not to die on her. Romanoff was ultimately forced to say her goodbyes to Fury when Hill told them that she needed to take his body .
erstwhile by and by, Romanoff was allowed to analyze Fury ‘s cadaver. After shedding some tears in private, she sensed Rogers ‘ presence and immediately stormed out of the autopsy board. Romanoff then asked him why Fury was in his apartment the night he was shot, which Rogers claimed not to know, but she could tell that he was lying. Their brief conversation was interrupted by Brock Rumlow, who informed Rogers that S.H.I.E.L.D. needed him back at the Triskelion .
After Rogers was made a fugitive by Alexander Pierce, he went back to the hospital to retrieve the USB he left in a peddle machine behind pieces of gum, merely to find it was gone. Romanoff then approached behind Rogers while chewing gum, implying she had taken it. Rogers then demanded to know the USB ‘s location and what was on it, to which Romanoff told him that it was safe but she did n’t know its contents .
Rogers then shared his hypothesis that Fury hired Georges Batroc and his pirates to hijack the Lemurian Star, which Romanoff confirmed, explaining that the ship was dirty and Fury needed a way to obtain the files about the genuine intentions of Project Insight. She then told Rogers that Fury was killed by the assassin known as the Winter Soldier and how she had encountered him in 2009 during her thwart mission in Odessa .
Romanoff then warned Rogers that the Winter Soldier was a haunt history, noting that many of the news communities do n’t believe he even exists. She besides provided Rogers advice that going after him is a abruptly end since she had tried for years to uncover the Winter Soldier ‘s truthful identity after their beginning confrontation but failed to do so. Rogers distillery insisted that they find the assassin. Romanoff was then deemed an ally by him, who decided to uncover the mystery behind Project Insight with her. [ 6 ]

On the Run from S.H.I.E.L.D .

“Kiss me.”
“What?”
“Public displays of affection makes people very uncomfortable.”
“Yes, they do.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers

Romanoff, who was now besides on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D., went with Steve Rogers to an Apple Store in a plaza to see if there was any valuable information on the drive. As she tried to decrypt the USB, Romanoff warned Rogers that they had nine minutes until S.H.I.E.L.D. would find them. She was unable to override the drive ‘s protective A.I. and rather began tracing the origin of its files. Aaron asked if the two needed help and Romanoff answered that she and Rogers were looking up honeymoon destinations as the USB located where the files came from : Wheaton, New Jersey .
The conversation shifted as Aaron claimed to have the same glasses that Steve was wearing as separate of his disguise, followed by an awkward silence as Romanoff agreed with him. The two left the store moments late, merely to discover that the STRIKE unit had already arrived at the promenade searching for them. Romanoff and Rogers evaded Brock Rumlow and early STRIKE operatives dressed as bystanders without engaging them, with Romanoff kissing Rogers at one point to make Rumlow avert his gaze. [ 6 ]

HYDRA ‘s plan

“The truth is a matter of circumstance. It’s not all things to all people, all the time. Neither am I.”
“That’s a tough way to live.”
“It’s a good way not to die, though.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers

They stole a cable car and drive to Camp Lehigh in New Jersey. The two talked during the drive, including Romanoff asking if the time they kissed in the promenade was the first kiss Rogers had since 1945. They then arrived at the army camp where Rogers had trained during World War II. At first gear, Romanoff thought the base was a dead end due to there being no heat signatures of radio receiver signals, making her believe whoever wrote the files must have used a router to throw people off .
Rogers then discovered a build that was in the wrong localization in the base and they entered. There, the couple found a secret repositing room full of old computers inside an abandoned S.H.I.E.L.D. office. They besides discovered a more modern looking USB time slot and inserted the drive. Having opened and activated the USB files, Romanoff quoted a occupation from an old movie, asking Rogers if he had watched it, which he affirmed. The computers powered up and person began to talk to them .
The cybernate voice greeted Romanoff and Rogers by their broad names and give birth dates, much to their surprise. The articulation turned out to be Arnim Zola, who had transferred his mind into the S.H.I.E.L.D. database as an A.I. in the 1970s, after being told he would soon die. Romanoff identified Zola as a member of Operation Paperclip, which involved S.H.I.E.L.D. enroll defected nazi scientists to help their campaign .
When Rogers noted that HYDRA died with the Red Skull ‘s death, Zola countered his statement, revealing that he used his recruitment as an opportunity to revive the arrangement. To prove this to the two forgetful S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Zola played footage of HYDRA ‘s frustration during World War II and explained that following his recruitment, he secretly rebuilt HYDRA cells within S.H.I.E.L.D. while maintaining his new position in the intelligence agency as a cover .
Zola then brought up examples of functional anomalies across the earth, implying that HYDRA masterminded, or at least help, dozens of events that changed history. Romanoff and Rogers soon learned that Zola was besides involved in the Winter Soldier Program, with him providing some smear photos of the Winter Soldier eliminating HYDRA threats such as Howard Stark, besides showing Nick Fury ‘s recently updated file from the Internet .
At the example upon Zola confirming that HYDRA ‘s design with Project Insight involved world giving up their freedom and gloat that Captain America ‘s death was meaningless, Rogers angrily punched the monitor screen. however, Zola simply appeared on the other calculator monitors. As they tried to extract more information about Project Insight and Zola ‘s algorithm, Romanoff detected a missile that Alexander Pierce had sent to blow up Camp Lehigh. They both took protection from the blast inside the base, though she was knocked unconscious. [ 6 ]

Seeking recourse

“When I first joined S.H.I.E.L.D. I thought I was going straight. But I guess I just traded in the KGB for HYDRA. I thought I knew whose lies I was telling, but I guess I can’t tell the difference anymore.”
“There’s a chance you might be in the wrong business.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers

The following day, Romanoff and Steve Rogers went to seek recourse with Sam Wilson since everyone else they knew was trying to kill them. Romanoff confided in Rogers that when she joined S.H.I.E.L.D., she believed she was going neat rather of equitable trading the KGB for HYDRA. Romanoff then asked if Rogers would trust her if it was astir to her to save his life sentence and he told her that he trusts her now. Wilson then interrupted the two to inform them that he made breakfast, which he was diffident if that was something they ate .
Romanoff and Rogers began to discuss who had the assurance to launch a domestic missile hit at them which Rogers figured out was Alexander Pierce, noting Zola ‘s algorithm was on board the Lemurian Star with Jasper Sitwell. As the two planned on how to kidnap a S.H.I.E.L.D. officer while being the two most wanted people in Washington, Wilson suggested that he do it and showed Romanoff and Rogers files of missions that he used the EXO-7 Falcon suits on .
Wilson told them where they could find one of the winged suits and the auspices it has, which Romanoff saw as no trouble. She read the file and to her surprise learned that Wilson was involved in the deputation involving the capture of Khalid Khandil in Afghanistan. Wilson besides noted how he lost his best friend and wingman, Riley, during the apprehension. The three geared improving and headed towards Jasper Sitwell ‘s current localization to interrogate him. [ 6 ]

Kidnapping Jasper Sitwell

“Is this little display meant to insinuate that you’re gonna throw me off the roof? Because it’s really not your style, Rogers.”
“You’re right. It’s not. It’s hers.”
―Jasper Sitwell and Steve Rogers

Focusing their attention on Jasper Sitwell, Romanoff, Wilson, and Rogers located the HYDRA mole and abducted him. Despite having been interrogated at the exceed of the roof as a means of intimidating him, Sitwell refused to answer their questions, lone taunting Rogers that he could not throw him off the construct. In response, Romanoff to kicked him off the building for Wilson to catch. She then casually brought up another S.H.I.E.L.D. employee who Rogers could go steady .
Terrified, Sitwell last confessed that HYDRA had hijacked Project Insight, promote explaining that Zola ‘s Algorithm was developed to eliminate potential threats to their operations, including Bruce Banner and Stephen Strange, aboard many others. distillery under duress, Sitwell proceeded to reveal that HYDRA ‘s ultimate design was to use the Insight Helicarriers to eliminate the list of threats immediately from the Triskelion. [ 6 ]

“Insight’s launching in 16 hours. We’re cutting it a little bit close here.”
―Natasha Romanoff

As Romanoff, Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson drove their way to infiltrate the Triskelion, they were interrupted by an attack from the Winter Soldier who jumped on their cable car and threw Jasper Sitwell out, killing him. Romanoff went to shoot the Winter Soldier when an oncoming cable car ran into them from behind, causing her to drop her gunman. When the Winter Soldier caused the car to crash, Rogers grabbed Romanoff and Wilson before jumping out of the moving fomite .
While Rogers crashed into a bus topology, Romanoff and Wilson came under heavy fire. As the Winter Soldier and HYDRA mercenaries photograph at the two, Romanoff continued to shoot bet on at them while hiding behind a car, until the Winter Soldier shot the car shielding her with one of his grenade launchers, forcing her onto the decussate highway. Romanoff ran away from the incoming cars and used her bite to grapple off the bridge while a car fell off and exploded behind her .
As the firefight continued, Romanoff attempted to outrun the Winter Soldier, only for her to see his shadow waiting for her above the highway. She then decided to trick the assassin into think that he killed her. Believing that he successfully killed Romanoff, the Winter Soldier attempted to shoot at a bus ‘ engine to cause an explosion, until she suddenly shot the assassin in his font from the ground. Romanoff then used that opportunity to move behind the bus for protection .
however, the Winter Soldier survived due to his protective goggles and responded by shooting in Romanoff ‘s management with his gun. As the two spies exchanged gunfire, Romanoff decided to run in the hope to escape but the Winter Soldier personally decided to pursue her while the mercenaries were dispatched to find and kill Rogers. Knowing she could not escape the Winter Soldier, Romanoff distracted him with a radio message on her call, letting her get the leap on him. As the car exploded, however, the Winter Soldier immediately discerned the magic trick and turned about to continue looking for her .
When the Winter Soldier spotted her, he engaged in a hand-to-hand crusade with Romanoff. She was able to use her skills as a former descry to utilize deception and gadgets in order to gain the amphetamine hand against her opposition despite his enhanced physiology. Romanoff managed to temporarily subdue the Winter Soldier and attempted to strangle him. however, he threw her off and attempted to shoot her until Romanoff disabled his prosthetic arm with her taser phonograph record .
After briefly incapacitating the Winter Soldier, Romanoff continued to run, urging civilians to get out of harm ‘s way, until she was shot in the shoulder. As the Winter Soldier was about to finally eliminate Romanoff, Rogers interrupted their fight, saving her. Rogers then fought the Winter Soldier himself until his dissemble was removed, revealing himself to be Bucky Barnes, whom Rogers thought died during the Capture of Arnim Zola decades ago. Before the Winter Soldier could shoot Rogers, Romanoff saved him by firing a grenade catapult, causing the Soldier to flee. A team hit agents led by Brock Rumlow and Jack Rollins then apprehended Romanoff, Rogers, and Wilson. [ 6 ]

Reunited with Nick Fury

“We have to stop the launch.”
“I don’t think the Council’s accepting my calls anymore.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Nick Fury

During the drive, Steve Rogers informed Sam Wilson and Romanoff that the Winter Soldier ‘s true identity was Bucky Barnes, his best acquaintance who purportedly perished during World War II. Wilson asked how it was possible given that the last clock Steve saw Bucky was 70 years ago. As Rogers deduced that Arnim Zola was most likely the genius behind Bucky ‘s transformation into the assassin that he presently was, Romanoff assured Steve that it was n’t his mistake .
Wilson could see the Romanoff needed a doctor as she was losing blood from her gunfire wound and insisted one of the STRIKE guards to treat her wound. One of the guards drew an electric rod as a menace ; however, the guard threatening them rather neutralized the other STRIKE secret agent sitting across from them. Their rescuer revealed herself to be Maria Hill, who asked about Wilson ’ s identity before using a Mouse Hole to escape with the three fugitives .
Hill took them to a clandestine facility where an alive Nick Fury shocked Romanoff. She was then taken to Dr. Fine, who treated her gunfire wreathe as Fury told them how he faked his death : He used a drug developed by Bruce Banner, Tetrodotoxin B, to relieve stress. Romanoff could not help but express distress over how Fury didn ’ thyroxine loop her in on his state. While Fine put blackmail on her injury, Fury elaborated on his history with Alexander Pierce, noting that when he met him in Bogotá years ago, Pierce was offered a Nobel Peace Prize for his heroic verse actions during a hostage situation .
After Romanoff was bandaged up, Hill and Fury revealed that there was a plan in position to stop Project Insight by disabling it inside the Triskelion. however, Rogers seized control of the mission much to Fury ‘s alarm, claiming that S.H.I.E.L.D. needed to be thoroughly destroyed to ensure HYDRA ’ s end and condemn Fury for withholding information about the HYDRA Uprising. The group agreed that in the end all of it, both S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA had to be eliminated for good. [ 6 ]

“I’m sorry. Did I step on your moment?”
―Natasha Romanoff to Alexander Pierce

To stop Project Insight, Romanoff used a Photostatic Veil to disguise herself as Pamela Hawley and infiltrated the World Security Council. As she stayed with Alexander Pierce, Captain America, Falcon and Maria Hill infiltrated the Triskelion and revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. was compromised by HYDRA. The council was held hostage by STRIKE, who were all HYDRA agents, until Romanoff took them down and stopped Pierce from executing Jakuna Singh, therefore revealing herself to everyone. She then began disabling security protocols, releasing all of S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA ‘s secrets onto the Internet. [ 6 ] Pierce warned Romanoff that she would besides be revealing her own dark secrets as a erstwhile KGB assassin, but an faze Romanoff continued uploading the files. [ 25 ] When the encoding needed to be disabled, which required two Alpha Level members, Romanoff told Pierce that company was coming justly as Nick Fury arrived. Fury and Pierce gave their authorizations to release all of the files and Romanoff quickly noted that it was trending on the Internet. Pierce then activated a trigger on his telephone causing all of the council members to die from fatal breast shots due to their security tags except for Romanoff ‘s .
As Captain America and Falcon were successful in destroying the Helicarriers, Romanoff was ordered by Pierce to accompany him in his undertake evasion, claiming that she was going to fly with him to an undisclosed localization as his hostage. however, Romanoff used her pungency to short out her security chase, knocking herself out and letting Fury blast Pierce, killing him. Fury then checked on the unconscious Romanoff, who awoke soon after, commenting on how much her weapon sting .
Romanoff and Fury then piloted the helicopter and flew to Falcon ‘s location, where the concluding Helicarrier was crashing into the side of the build, destroying much of the Triskelion. They flew the cleaver around the northwest corner to catch Falcon, who dove out of the windowpane and fell through the chopper, but Romanoff caught and pulled him up. The three then flew away as Romanoff asked Hill if she knew where Captain America was. [ 6 ]

A New Start

“You need us. Yes, the world is a vulnerable place, and yes, we helped make it that way, but we’re also the ones best qualified to defend it. So if you want to arrest me, arrest me. You’ll know where to find me.”
―Natasha Romanoff

Romanoff later attended an question by the Department of Defense into the HYDRA Uprising. When asked why no one has heard from Steve Rogers, Romanoff noted that she believed there was nothing more for him to say due to the wreck in the middle of the Potomac making his compass point. Romanoff besides told them that HYDRA was selling the government lies alternatively of intelligence, though General S. Scudder pointed out that Romanoff was responsible for handing out those lies .
When it was brought to attention that Romanoff should be arrested, she insisted that she and the other agents who fought against HYDRA in its fall would not be arrested because they are the best qualified to protect the world. Romanoff then left the inquiry, confident of her future within the Avengers. however, immediately that S.H.I.E.L.D. was defunct and her secrets were revealed to the worldly concern, Romanoff needed a raw identity. [ 6 ]

One last favor

“That thing you asked for, I called in a few favors from Kiev. Will you do me a favor? Call that nurse.”
“She’s not a nurse.”
“And you’re not a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers

At the personal request of Steve Rogers, Romanoff had contacted some of her acquaintances in Kiev who sent her an old top-secret text file about the Winter Soldier and his own long history working for HYDRA .
late, Romanoff stopped by Nick Fury ‘s talk through one’s hat grave accent and told Rogers that she was n’t going with Fury nor stay, since she had blown all her covers and needed new ones. Romanoff gave the document to Rogers and requested him to call Sharon Carter in return before kissing him adieu. As she left, Romanoff advised Rogers to be careful before digging cryptic into finding Bucky Barnes, warning him that he may not want to cause himself more worry. [ 6 ]

Avengers Reassembled

Fighting HYDRA

“Thank you for choosing Air Widow. We hope you’ve enjoyed your flight.”
―Black Widow

A few months later, after Phil Coulson ‘s reorganization of S.H.I.E.L.D., Romanoff contacted Melinda May. [ 26 ] With the rising threat of HYDRA, the Avengers were formally reassembled, with the fiscal backing of Tony Stark. Using the Avengers Tower as their headquarters, they embarked on several missions to thwart HYDRA ‘s plans for universe domination. [ 7 ] Romanoff was in Sudan when she hijacked a plane carrying HYDRA operatives meeting with Jensen who had perfected a weapon using Chitauri engineering. Finding a platoon of armed soldiers there, Romanoff had J.A.R.V.I.S. assemble the Avengers to provide her with aid. ultimately, the Avengers and Romanoff defeated HYDRA and Jensen and destroyed her weapon. [ 27 ]

“Loki’s Scepter must be here. Strucker couldn’t mount this defense without it. At long last.”
“At long last is lasting a little long, boys.”
―Thor and Black Widow

The Avengers ‘ following mission together was to recapture the Scepter from HYDRA Research Base. Black Widow stole a jeep so she and Hawkeye could keep up with the rest of the Avengers as they fought HYDRA soldiers. Black Widow crashed the jeep and pursued to fight on animal foot using her skills and weapons to kill many HYDRA operatives sent by Baron Strucker. When Thor pointed out that the Scepter must be at the base at hanker last, Black Widow said that the retentive last was lasting a small longer .
When Hawkeye was injured, Black Widow immediately went to aid and told the others that they needed to evacuate. When the battle was won, Black Widow watched as the remaining HYDRA soldiers were being apprehended by the Iron Legion. Captain America told Black Widow to get to Hulk and calm him down. As Black Widow approached Hulk, she took off her gloves and began the lullaby method acting to calm him down .
The lullaby worked and it caused Hulk to calm down and transform back into Bruce Banner. On the direction back to Avengers Tower, Romanoff told Banner that the lullaby worked better than always although he was not expecting the battle to need Hulk. Romanoff then told Banner that Barton would have been killed if he had not fought. Romanoff asked Thor for an assessment of Banner ‘s skills on the battlefield ; Thor commented on Hulk ‘s violence has resulted in the deaths of dozens of HYDRA soldiers. Seeing that this upset Banner, Thor told him that many of the injuries he inflicted on the soldiers were nonfatal. [ 7 ]

celebration

“All my friends are fighters, and here comes this guy, spends his life avoiding the fight because he knows he’ll win.”
“Sounds amazing.”
“He’s also a huge dork. Chicks dig that. So what do you think should I fight this, or run with it?”
―Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner

When the Avengers returned from Sokovia, Romanoff stayed by Clint Barton ‘s side while his injure skin was being repaired by Helen Cho using a device called the Regeneration Cradle. Romanoff asked if her friend was going to be oklahoma and she joked that pretending to need him brought the team in concert. Bruce Banner explained what the Cradle is and Cho mentioned that Barton ‘s girlfriend would n’t even be able to notice the difference which Barton told her that he did not have a girlfriend, not mentioning his wife which merely he and Romanoff knew about .
Tony Stark organized a party in Avengers Tower to celebrate their victory against HYDRA and obtaining the Scepter. During the Party, Romanoff talked with James Rhodes and bartended for the guests. Romanoff flirted with Bruce Banner, so he would understand that she had feelings for him. Romanoff told Banner about how all her friends are fighters except him as he stays out of the crusade as he knows he would win. Before hanker many of the guests had departed leaving on the Avengers and a few others .
As they sat around and drank, Thor invited the Avengers to try and lift Mjølnir. Romanoff watched as the Avengers failed at lifting the forge and when Banner ‘s turn came, he pretended to turn into Hulk, which none of the others found funny, except Romanoff. Banner invited Romanoff to attempt to lift Mjølnir but as she drank her beer, she politely declined to claim that it was a question that she did n’t need answering. [ 7 ]

“I’m ready. I’m on a mission.”
“What mission?”
“Peace in our time.”
―Ultron and Natasha Romanoff

The party was interrupted when one of Tony Stark ‘s Iron Legion made a storm appearance, and after admitting that it was the result of Stark ‘s Ultron Program mix with his research into the scepter, it and several more like it, attacked the group. Romanoff took cover behind the bar and dragged Bruce Banner after her causing him to fall on her, which she reminded him to transform into Hulk. She then drew a pistol concealed under the legal profession to help with the competitiveness .
She then covered Banner, shooting at the attacker, as the two made their way to a safe sort upstairs. however, the attack was a diversion, and one of the robots made off with the scepter while the Avengers and their friends were engaged in conflict. finally, all the armors were defeated except for the first Iron Legion who announced his intentions to end the Avengers to achieve his mind of peace and save the populace. [ 7 ]

argument

“He’s been in everything. Files, surveillance. Probably knows more about us than we know about each other.”
―Natasha Romanoff

After the brief fight, the team discussed what had occurred. Romanoff said that Ultron had deleted all their files and that he was in the surveillance. She besides said that he possibly knew about them more they knew about each other. Tony Stark admitted his engagement in the creation of Ultron, although he even strongly defended the idea as he believed it was a beneficial plan to save the populace. thor, clearly angered at Stark ‘s recklessness, charged in and grabbed Stark by the throat, but Steve Rogers was able to calm him down .
The team late learned that Ultron had sent them a message by murdering Baron Strucker in his prison cellular telephone and leaving the give voice “ peace ” written in his blood as a message to the Avengers about his future plans. together, they worked out that Ultron ‘s future target was Vibranium and he would get that from Ulysses Klaue, an arms principal and a former associate of von Strucker, in Johannesburg, South Africa. [ 7 ]

“Natasha, I could really use a lullaby.”
“Well, that’s not gonna happen. Not for a while.”
―Iron Man and Hawkeye

When reports of robots attacking sources of Vibranium began surfacing, the Avengers raced to a coastal scrapyard in Africa, where they found Ultron, along with Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, taking the Vibranium. As Iron Man, Captain America and Thor confronted Ultron directly, Black Widow and Hawkeye stayed further back to provide covering. As peaceful negotiations quickly failed, Ultron and the Maximoffs attacked, at the same time Ulysses Klaue sent his mercenaries to attack the Avengers .
Black Widow took devour many of Klaue ‘s men to protect the perch of the Avengers from fire as they took down the Ultron Sentries. Klaue ‘s men then turned their attention to Hawkeye, who managed to take them down and clear the area. Black Widow was then incapacitated when Wanda Maximoff snuck up behind Widow and inflicted a bloodcurdling vision upon her. Widow languished in a scene from her past while the fight carried on around her and the foe made their get off. [ 7 ]

Seeing Visions

“The ceremony is necessary for you to take your place in the world.”
“I have no place in the world.”
“Exactly.”
―Madame B. and Natasha Romanoff

In the sight that Wanda Maximoff had inflicted upon Romanoff, she woke up and relived experiences in the Red Room Academy the rate she had grown up in and was trained to be an assassin. Romanoff walked down the step where she came across Madame B., her former trainer, who commented on Romanoff not being breakable and told her that they will celebrate after the commencement ceremony. Romanoff displayed worry of failing, but Madame B. assured her she would n’t. Romanoff then scene at a few targets followed by a homo who she then executed .
Romanoff proceeded to relive her experiences during her graduation, doing some education where she was holding back so she would not have to go through the ceremony. Madame B. made it authorize that the ceremony was necessary for Romanoff to take her plaza in the world, which she believed she did n’t have. Romanoff was then sterilized, to avoid any distractions and focus entirely on her missions .
As half of the Avengers were suffering from Wanda Maximoff ‘s nightmares, Iron Man was chasing after Hulk, who had besides fallen victim to Wanda ‘s powers and was on a rampage. Iron Man requested Romanoff to give Hulk his lullaby method acting to calm him down, but Hawkeye informed him that she was not going to be able to help him as she was disoriented by the visions. As the Avengers retreated in the Quinjet, Romanoff, along with Steve Rogers, Thor and Bruce Banner remained temporarily scarred by what they saw in the visions. [ 7 ]

retreat

still suffering from the effects along with the respite of the Avengers, Romanoff was forced to make a quick escape to the Quinjet not being able to give Hulk his lullaby. Iron man was then forced to stop Hulk ‘s current destructive rampage through Johannesburg, as Banner was besides affected by Wanda Maximoff ‘s powers.

The Avengers become unpopular due to a massive battle between Hulk and Iron Man in his “ Hulkbuster ” armor in the middle of South Africa ; at the lapp clock, many of the members were even suffering from the effects of Maximoff ‘s visions. Maria Hill stated that there was no information about Banner ‘s collar arrange yet. Knowing they needed to get away and recover, Clint Barton flew the team to his homestead, realizing that no one would be able to find them there. [ 7 ]

Clint Barton ‘s Homestead

“Honey.”
“I missed you. How’s little Natasha, huh?”
“She’s… Nathaniel.”
“Traitor.”
―Laura Barton and Natasha Romanoff

The Avengers arrived at Barton ‘s homestead, where Barton helped Romanoff make her room into the sign of the zodiac as she was still haunted by the ghosts of her past. Soon though, Romanoff ‘s troubles washed away when she was heartily greeted by Laura Barton and their two children, Cooper and Lila, who consider her family by calling her “ Auntie Nat. ” Romanoff talked with Laura about her pregnancy, only to be disappointed when she found out that the baby is a boy and not going to be a “ Natasha, ” but a “ Nathaniel. ” [ 7 ]

A Life with Bruce Banner

“What did you dream?”
“That I was an Avenger. That I was anything more than the assassin they made me.”
―Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff

As Romanoff waited for Bruce Banner to get out of the lavish, she thought about her visions and a pipe dream she had about being an Avenger. When Banner finished, the two talked about their kinship arsenic well as the visions they were shown. Romanoff told Banner about the dream she had where she believed she was an Avenger and not an assassin that the Red Room created .
Romanoff suggested that they could run away together but it was rejected by Banner as he believed he could not live a normal life like what Clint Barton had since he was both a threat and ineffective to have kids. Romanoff revealed that she was besides not able to have children due to the Red Room ‘s gradation ceremony where she was sterilized to eliminate distractions. Believing herself to be a freak like how Banner considers himself, the two then considered starting a new life with one another. [ 7 ]

Nick Fury ‘s divine guidance

“So stand. Outwit the platinum bastard.”
“Steve doesn’t like that kind of talk.”
“You know what, Romanoff…?”
―Nick Fury, Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers

Nick Fury besides arrived at the farm and speak with the group at distance about stopping Ultron, mentioning his ubiquity. interim, Tony Stark volunteered to go to Norway to find out who changed the nuclear codes Ultron was planning to obtain. As they listened, Romanoff was brought a painting of a butterfly by Lila Barton, which she happily accepted .
Fury went on to inspire the Avengers after their get the better of by Ultron and called the A.I. “ a platinum bastard, ” causing Romanoff to continue a running joke between the Avengers about Steve Rogers telling Stark to watch his linguistic process. While trying to think what Ultron ‘s following motion would be, Banner figured out he wanted to evolve by using the Regeneration Cradle. Romanoff, Barton, and Rogers prepared to leave for Seoul, where they believed Ultron would be with Helen Cho as he needed to use the Cradle. [ 7 ]

“I’m always picking up after you, boys.”
―Black Widow

After Banner made the observation that Ultron was trying to evolve, the remaining Avengers split into two groups, with Black Widow joining Captain America and Hawkeye in a offer to stop Ultron obtaining the Regeneration Cradle in South Korea. The trio raced for their objective and found that Ultron ‘s plan to create a new android body for itself was already well afoot, but the Avengers ‘ arrival caused it to grab the body and flee .
Hawkeye located Ultron escaping in a truck dawdler in heavy traffic, and when a window of opportunity presented itself, Black Widow dropped to the streets on a motorbike to pursue it herself. Black Widow then picked up Captain America ‘s shield, which he dropped before being shot by Ultron. Retrieving the shield, she sarcastically claimed that she was always picking up after them. She then followed the directions Barton gave her until she got to Captain America ‘s location so she could assist him. As she made her means, she noticed Captain America ‘s Shield on the road and picked it up .
She finally made her manner to their location where Ultron was beating Captain America and threw the captain his shield. As a reception, Ultron Sentries started to shoot at her. Black Widow then boarded the truck and found Ultron ‘s second body. Unbeknownst to her, Ultron Sentries pursued the truck she infiltrated and lifted it up to a point in which it became airborne so they could retrieve the cradle .
Romanoff soon realized that what had transpired and reported her condition to Barton as an incentive for him not to shoot as she was inside the vehicle with the rocker. Shocked, Barton asked how she wanted him to retrieve the object, to which she replied that he should n’t have asked, but she was successful in delivering the abeyant android to Hawkeye. however, whilst entering the Quinjet, she was knocked out and taken captive by Ultron. [ 7 ]

Ultron ‘s Plans Revealed

“I wasn’t sure you’d wake up. I hoped you would. I wanted to show you… I don’t… have anyone else.”
―Ultron to Romanoff

When she awoke, Romanoff found that she had been transported binding to a HYDRA Research Base in Sokovia, where Ultron made a show of demonstrating his latest upgrade to her as a mean of intimidating her. She awoke the sight of Ultron making repairs to a damaged soundbox of his .
Ultron revealed to her his plan, hush believing that the Avengers are the problem, before confining her to a cell. Romanoff watched in daze and backed up into a cellular telephone as Ultron destroyed his body after building a modern and stronger one. When Ultron left, Romanoff turned to use an erstwhile Cold War -era communication technique in a offer to reveal her location to the Avengers without being detected, but could do little else except sit and wait. [ 7 ]

Rescued by Bruce Banner

“You’re not going to turn green?”
“I’ve got a compelling reason not to lose my cool.”
“I adore you. But I need the other guy.”
―Black Widow and Bruce Banner

Hawkeye finally received Romanoff ‘s bespeak and revealed it to the rest of the Avengers leading them to fly to Sokovia to defeat Ultron and rescue her. As she sat in her cell, Thor destroyed a wall and he and Bruce Banner entered to find Romanoff. Banner finally made his way to the cell and freed her by blasting the cell open with Chitauri Gun .
While Banner wanted to run away with Romanoff, she knew that she had to stay and fight. After kissing Banner, she pushed him down a hole, causing him to transform into Hulk. Romanoff then held onto Hulk as he jumped from HYDRA Research Base to the airborne Sokovia. The two made their way to Novi Grad and continued to help the rest of the Avengers fight to stop Ultron from levitating the city. [ 7 ]

Joining the Fight

“Is that my jacket?”
“She’s with us.”
“That still doesn’t explain the jacket.”
―Black Widow and Captain America

Black Widow regrouped with Captain America at the town hall, where she saw Wanda Maximoff, and asked if she was wearing her jacket. Captain America informed her that she was now fighting with them, but that did n’t explain the jacket to her. They were then joined by Hawkeye, who gave Black Widow her batons. Captain America told them that fighting the robots was getting them nowhere, as the vent was getting thin .
Maximoff and Hawkeye left to evacuate civilians, and Black Widow asked Captain America what they were going to do. He told her they fight robots, so she took out her batons, as Pietro Maximoff encountered them and joked about fighting robots another clock. Black Widow then proceeded to fight Ultron ‘s army, using her batons to electrocute them. She was by and by assisted by Captain America, who threw her his shield, which she used to fight. [ 7 ]

Reinforcements

“I’m not leaving this rock with one civilian on it.”
“I didn’t say we should leave. There’s worse ways to go. Where else am I gonna get a view like this?”
“Glad you like the view, Romanoff. It’s about to get better.”
―Captain America, Black Widow and Nick Fury

When Iron Man told Captain America that his only solution to save the world from Novi Grad being smashed into it was to destroy Novi Grad itself, Captain America refused to entertain the idea .
Black Widow, however, tried to persuade Captain America to consider the choice as the worldly concern ‘s population would logically take precession over the people of Novi Grad. When Captain America declared he would n’t leave Novi Grad and its people to face their destiny, Black Widow told him that she never intended for them to leave and that they would die with the people of Novi Grad if needed .
She reassured herself and Captain America that there are worse ways to die and that at least she ‘d die seeing a capital see. Nick Fury interrupted their conversation by saying that her position was about to get a bunch better. Fury revealed his Helicarrier and used it to enact Captain America ‘s plan and evacuate the civilians while War Machine joined the battle. Fury sent out a police squad of rescue boats to evacuate the citizens while the Avengers ensured no one was left behind. [ 7 ]

Protecting the key

“Romanoff? You and Banner better not be playing hide the zucchini.”
“Relax, shellhead. Not all of us can fly.”
―Iron Man and Black Widow

Iron Man then came up with a plan to dispose of Novi Grad and called all the Avengers to the city church where the drill was located. Iron Man jokingly told Black Widow that she and Hulk better not be playing “ hide the zucchini. ” Black Widow retorted that she was en route slow since she could not fly as she used a bulldozer to run over Ultron Sentries .
The Avengers were tasked with protecting the drill in the church known as the samara so that Ultron could not activate it. Ultron unleashed his army of Ultron Sentries upon them in a final examination nauseating. Black Widow and the Avengers put all their force into destroying the apparently endless horde of Ultron Sentries, with Black Widow using her guns and Bite to destroy many of the robots. After a evil battle, the Ultron Sentries were finally pushed back .
When Ultron attempted to join the battle in his strongest mannequin, Vision, Iron Man and Thor closely destroyed him with their blend powers. With the battle about won, Captain America ordered the team to get to a rescue boat and leave the city before Iron Man and Thor destroyed it. Black Widow went with Hawkeye and confiscated a car to get to the rescue boats. During the tug, they made small spill about Hawkeye renovating his homestead. [ 7 ]

Losing Bruce Banner

“Hey, big guy. We did it, the job’s finished. Now I need you to turn this bird around, okay? We can’t track you in stealth mode, so help me out. I need you to–”
―Black Widow to Hulk

As the conflict wound down, Black Widow and Hawkeye turned their attention to evacuating the civilian populace, but soon she received the call to calm Hulk back to his human submit. however, the process was interrupted by Ultron, who raked Hulk with gunfire whilst at the controls of the Avengers ‘ own Quinjet and knocked Black Widow out .
Hulk grabbed Black Widow and bore her to safety on a newly arrived Helicarrier, before leaping after Ultron to vent his rage. Black Widow soon learned that Hulk had beaten Ultron in the depart Quinjet and appealed to him through a video link to disengage the plane ‘s stealth technology, stating that it was harder for the Avengers to track him down, but Hulk simply severed the connection. [ 7 ]

New Avengers

The New team

“Well, we’re not the ’27 Yankees.”
“We’ve got some hitters.”
“They’re good. They’re not a team.”
“Let’s beat ’em into shape.”
―Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff

With the Ultron Offensive neutralized, Romanoff returned to the Avengers Compound with the rest of her teammates. Since her design to run away with Banner had failed, due to him missing in action, she had nothing else but to remain a superhero .
After being sent a Skype video of the newly-born Nathaniel Pietro Barton, Romanoff joined Captain America in co-leading the second incarnation of the Avengers, featuring Wanda Maximoff, War Machine, Vision and Falcon. [ 7 ] erstwhile belated, Ant-Man breached the facility, and Falcon engaged him in a contend that he ultimately lost. Upon his defeat, Falcon told Romanoff through the commlink it was authoritative to him that Captain America never found about his defeat. [ 28 ] [ 29 ]

fire of Ultimo

“I remember you saying Fury once tasked you with doing a psych evaluation on Tony Stark–”
“You had to remind me of that. Keep your guard up.”
―Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff

HYDRA collected many of the parts of the destroy Ultron Sentries and took them to an undisclosed localization in Eastern Europe, where they used the parts to create the Ultimo and then used it to attack a belittled greenwich village. Romanoff joined the Avengers to an attack on the giant automaton and in concert, they managed to destroy Ultimo. [ 30 ]

“Looking over your shoulder should become second nature.”
“Anyone ever tell you you’re a little paranoid?”
“Not to my face. Why, did you hear something?”
―Black Widow and Falcon

In 2016, Black Widow was on a mission in Lagos with Captain America, Wanda Maximoff, and Falcon, where they were waiting to ambush Crossbones. Black Widow was sitting at a cafè with Maximoff, observing the area. When Redwing scanned a garbage truck, it was revealed to be at utmost capacity ; Black Widow realized that the hand truck was a clobber aries. The team then moved out to the IFID Headquarters where the truck had gone to. Crossbones, having retrieved the biological weapon, escaped the construction with his henchmen .
Black Widow gave chase on a motorcycle. She defeated Crossbones ‘ agents with relative relief but was grabbed by Crossbones himself, her Bite ineffective against his armored become. Crossbones, claiming that his commitment was nobelium longer to HYDRA, threw Black Widow into a hand truck containing two of his agents, tossing a grenade at heart and closing the roof. Black Widow incapacitated the agents and escaped the hand truck when the grenade blow .
Crossbones gave the chemical his agents, ordering them to split up. This prompted the Avengers to chase them around Lagos. While Captain America fought Crossbones, Black Widow and Falcon pursued his agents. Black Widow reached them and held them at point ; however, one threatened to drop the chemical. Black Widow killed one of them and the Redwing drone killed the other. Black Widow caught the phial before it hit the ground, thanking falcon as she left the sphere. Though Falcon insisted that she thank the drone, Black Widow refused. The battle ended with a bang unintentionally caused by Wanda Maximoff, which killed several civilians. [ 31 ] Black Widow was quick to comfort her afterwards. [ 16 ]

Sokovia Accords

“If we have one hand on the wheel that can still steer.”
“Aren’t you the same woman who told the government to kiss her ass a few years ago?”
“I’m just… I’m reading the terrain. We have made some very public mistakes.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Sam Wilson

In the wake of their mission in Lagos, the Avengers were presented summoned to a meet by Thaddeus Ross, who proposed the Sokovia Accords, which would put them under the lineal command of a panel of the United Nations. Ross explained that while there were many who were grateful for the epic actions of the Avengers, some deemed the members of the organization dangerous and believed the Accords would establish sanctions and supervision of the group .
Ross proceeded with video recording footages of the Battle of New York, Battle at the Triskelion, Battle of Sokovia, and the Attack on the IFID Headquarters, vitamin a well as the serious sum of end and chaos induced by individuals such as Loki, Ultron, the terrorist organization HYDRA, and the early HYDRA agentive role Crossbones to show them why many individuals around the worldly concern deem the Avengers as vigilantes .
After the meeting concluded with Ross, the Avengers reunited at the Avengers Compound where Tony Stark discussed his stead on the Sokovia Accords. much to the shock of her comrades, Romanoff agreed with Tony Stark and was bequeath to agree to the terms of the Accords, as she firm believed that the Avengers as a group made mistakes in the past that they need to amend. She then called Clint Barton and asked if he would sign the Accords, but he claimed he had retired rather than sign. [ 31 ]

Peggy Carter ‘s Funeral

“I’m sorry, Nat. I can’t sign it.”
“I know.”
“Then what are you doing here?”
“I didn’t want you to be alone.”
―Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff

On her room to Vienna, where the Accords would be amended, she stopped at Saint Luke ‘s Cathedral, where Steve Rogers had attended the funeral of Peggy Carter. After everyone else left, Rogers stayed behind alone in the church service. Romanoff approached him and listened as Steve claimed how he initially assumed that everyone he knew was deceased after he awoke from the frosting, but later found that Peggy was hush alert .
Romanoff condoled him and said that Carter had his back. He asked her who else had signed the Accords, so she replied that Stark, James Rhodes and Vision had all signed. She asked Rogers if he would reconsider his decision to not sign the Accords, saying that the Avengers should stay in concert careless of how. He, as she expected, even refused and she admitted she was there as a friend to support him as he mourned the loss of Carter. [ 31 ]

Vienna Conference

“I know how much Barnes means to you. I really do. Stay at home. You’ll only make this worse for all of us. Please.”
“Are you saying you’ll arrest me?”
“No. Someone will if you interfere.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers

In the conference at Vienna, Romanoff met T’Challa, who thanked her for supporting the Sokovia Accords. She besides met his beget, T’Chaka ; to him, she gave her condolences for the death of the Wakandan citizens in Lagos. During the league, a bomb calorimeter was activated, killing T’Chaka. The authorities suspected that Bucky Barnes was responsible for the bombard from security tapes showing the world responsible .
Outside the build, Romanoff apologized for T’Challa ‘s personnel casualty and promised him that the undertaking effect would catch Barnes, but T’Challa said that he would kill Barnes himself. Steve Rogers called her and asked if she was fine and Romanoff responded positively, asking Rogers to stay out of the case with Barnes, or he might make things worse. however, Rogers insisted that he should be the one who to bring Barnes in since he would not die by trying it. He hung up the earphone, and Romanoff knew he went to defend Barnes. [ 31 ]

Winter Soldier ‘s safety valve

“We’re seriously understaffed.”
“Oh, yeah. It would be great if we have a Hulk right about now. Any shot?”
“Do you really think he would be on our side?”
―Natasha Romanoff and Tony Stark

Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, T’Challa and Bucky Barnes were captured by the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre, and were brought to the representation headquarter in Berlin. There, Romanoff told Rogers that what he had done had made things worse. In a meet hall, Romanoff, Rogers, Wilson, Stark, and Sharon Carter watched Bucky ‘s question by Theo Broussard. however, Rogers began to suspect the psychiatrist was involved somehow with the apparatus of Barnes .
During Barnes ‘ psychological appraisal, a exponent failure occurred. Barnes freed himself and tried to escape ; however, Romanoff, Tony Stark and Sharon Carter engaged him. After which Stark and Carter were subdued by the Winter Soldier, Romanoff engaged him personally. Romanoff was strangled by Barnes. As he attempted to finally kill his enemy once and for all, Romanoff asked if he could at least recognize her from their last meet during the Battle of Washington, D.C. until T’Challa saved her in the notch of clock time .
however, Barnes escaped, but she and Stark knew Barnes was most likely with Rogers, who, along with Wilson, had besides escaped hands. Thaddeus Ross gave Stark thirty-six hours to bring them in. Stark asked Romanoff if Hulk could assist them, but Romanoff knew that even if he was here, he would probably not be on their side. To get the fugitives in time, Romanoff approached T’Challa to ask for his aid, promising she would help him find Barnes, despite engaging in a brief confrontation with Ayo, who initially demanded her to move away from T’Challa, but was dismissed by her King, who explained that Romanoff was an ally. [ 31 ]

“You know what’s about to happen. Do you really wanna punch your way out of this?”
―Black Widow to Captain America

With a team assembled, Black Widow joined Iron Man ‘s team as they arrived at and evacuated the Leipzig-Halle Airport. When Captain America headed for a helicopter, he was stopped by Iron Man, and then surrounded by his team. Black Widow approached and asked Captain America to think about what was going to happen, and if he wanted it to turn into ferocity, quite than surrendering. however, Captain America ‘s team then ambushed them, and they began to clash .
Black Widow found herself fighting against Ant-Man, who was hesitant to hurt her, which she assured him not to stress about as he did n’t stand a chance against her. Black Widow then attacked Ant-Man and gained the upper pass in their fight ; however, he suddenly shrunk down and threw her to the grind and began to pin her branch. As a reply, she used her bite to knock him away, freeing herself .
Joining War Machine and Black Panther who were fighting Captain America, Ant-Man returned, who enlarged a truck that Captain America threw, with a Pym Particles Disks, towards the three, causing an explosion. Black Widow was able to evade the explosion but was calm knocked to the establish. Becoming frustrated by their opponents ‘ refusal to surrender, Black Widow checked back with Iron Man to ask if this was all a function of the plan, for which he claimed they were alone going easy on them, causing them to immediately going to change up their approach to be more aggressive. [ 31 ]

Fighting Former Comrades

“You’re not going to stop.”
“You know I can’t.”
“I’m gonna regret this.”
―Black Widow and Captain America

When Captain America ‘s team were stopped by Vision, the pillow of Iron Man ‘s team regrouped, Black Widow being carried in by Iron Man. The two teams then stood before each early, and when the opposing team began to approach, Black Widow sarcastically and exhaustedly stated that it was going to end good .
They then followed in moving advancing so that they were both then charging at each other at full storm. As the two sides collided together, a struggle erupted with Tony ‘s team fighting Steve ‘s team to prevent them from escaping to Siberia. When they collided, Black Widow found herself fighting Ant-Man again, dodging his attacks and kicking him when he returned to regular size, therefore defeating him. She then threw his wholly body to the grind, concluding their fight .
Black Widow then moved on and came into reach with Hawkeye, and engaged in a ferocious competitiveness with him. The two used their battle skills and weapons to fight each other until Hawkeye threw her to the land. He then pinned her on the ground, and the fight was paused when she asked whether they were still best friends despite the current conflict, which he facetiously assured depending on how hard she hit him .
At that here and now, Black Widow then got the amphetamine hand, wrapping her legs around Hawkeye and threw him away, due to him holding back. When she then went to kick him in the confront to finish him, she was abruptly immobilized by Wanda Maximoff, saving Hawkeye. unable to fend off Maximoff ‘s abilities, Black Widow was then launched into a baggage vehicle and was knocked out. [ 31 ] After coming to, Black Widow climbed on top of a jet bridge, where she witnessed the fight continue, to her displeasure. [ 32 ] no longer wanting to participate in the battle with those she cared about, she made her way to the airdock to guard the Quinjet, as it was the only way of evasion. finally, Captain America and Bucky Barnes made it to the airdock, where they were stopped by Black Widow. Knowing Captain America, she knew that he would never surrender and that there was no item in fighting them, so she decided to let them go .
however, Black Panther then appeared behind them and was about to apprehend them, when she used her Bite to hold him back, tasering him. Captain America and Barnes then made their way onboard the Quinjet, as Black Widow continued to stall Black Panther, hitting him with her taser disks whenever he broke free of them. however, he was able to get past her, but it was excessively former, as they had escaped in the Quinjet, leaving the airport. She told Black Panther that she would help him find them, not capture them, seeing a remainder in that. [ 31 ]

After the Clash

“Are you incapable of letting go of your ego for one goddamn second?”
“T’Challa told Ross what you did, so, they’re coming for you.”
“I’m not the one who needs to watch their back.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Tony Stark

Moments before the end of the fight at the airport, James Rhodes crashed on the ground due to Vision ‘s miss. They all headed to Columbia University Medical Center, where Rhodes was treated, and Romanoff met up with Tony Stark, and the two went to talk privately .
Stark informed her of Rhodes ‘ current department of state, which she then addressed how Steve Rogers was n’t going to stop, meaning what happened to Rhodes was a best-case scenario. however, Stark called Romanoff out for letting Rogers and Bucky Barnes go, which she defends her actions by saying that they went about the whole incident the wrong way. Stark insults Romanoff by calling upon her former days of being a double agent. Romanoff then called Stark out for letting his ego defile him .
Stark then told her that T’Challa had told Thaddeus Ross of her betrayal, giving her a halfhearted warning that the politics would come to arrest her, while saying that duplicate crossing people is one of the things she ‘s good at. however, Romanoff stated that she was n’t the one that needed to watch her back, but quite Stark, due to the personnel casualty of allies he created due to how he had chosen to act during the whole incident, not trying to keep his friends together. Romanoff then left Stark and went on the run. [ 31 ]

“You got no friends. Where you gonna go?”
“I’ve lived a lot of lives before I met you, Ross. You shouldn’t have gone to all this trouble.”
―Thaddeus Ross and Natasha Romanoff

Romanoff left the United States of America and fled to Norway. In Norway, she watched call security footage of Thaddeus Ross and his S.W.A.T. team entering a train station in Albany where she had left her suit and tracker in, and then called Ross to speak with him directly. Romanoff told Ross that he was embarrassing himself trying to capture her, before hanging up and taking a ferry to her shroud home .
After collecting some supplies, Romanoff drove up to her safehouse, where she was reunited with her old friend Rick Mason, who had set her astir in her fresh location and brought a sic of new identifications for her under the name “ Fanny Longbottom. ” Before Mason left, Romanoff asked about a box wax of mail, which he explained was from her Budapest safehouse, as he had person else occupying that place. [ 8 ]

“I’m pretty sure Ross has no jurisdiction here.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Taskmaster

That night, Romanoff put the box in her car, and settled in watching Moonraker, american samoa well as considering dying her hair blond. When the generator ran out of fuel, Romanoff decided to drive out and get more, but was hit with an explosive, causing her to about fall off the bridge. Noticing Taskmaster approaching her, who Romanoff assumed was sent by Thaddeus Ross, she opened fire upon her attacker, only to be antagonistic attacked with a shield being thrown at her .
Romanoff got out of the cable car, and was continued to fire upon Taskmaster, before being soon disarmed, turning the fight into a hand-to-hand. Romanoff preformed her key signature scissor peg takedown, to no consequence, only for Taskmaster to copy the claim lapp move, knocking her down. Confused by Taskmaster ‘s perfective mimicry of her move, Romanoff got back up in her airs, which was simultaneously copied by Taskmaster, adding to Romanoff ‘s bewilderment. Realizing Taskmaster was n’t after her, Romanoff grabbed the contents of the sheath that was in her car, but was kicked off the bridge, and fell into the river, allowing her to escape. Romanoff inspected the vials of Red Dust, which had an affiliated photograph of her and Yelena Belova, her alienated adoptive sister. [ 8 ]

Reuniting with Yelena Belova

“I was trying to actually do something good to make up for all the pain and suffering that we caused. Trying to be more than just a trained killer.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Yelena Belova

Arriving in Budapest, Hungary, Romanoff headed to her safehouse, retrieved her stashed gun, and went to stealthily enter the apartment, but Yelena Belova revealed she was aware of her presence. As they talked to each early, Romanoff went inside, searching for Belova, until they were last reunited, both aiming guns at each other .
Having the lapp train, the sisters were able to disarm and take each other ‘s gun, leading to a boisterous and brutal bash, as they fought throughout the apartment, smashing each other into walls, doors, and cupboards. Belova pulled a tongue out to attack Romanoff with, but she was able to knock it out of her pass. When they both began to choke each other with a window curtain, Romanoff saw that Belova would not desist, nor succeed, so she decided to call a armistice, which Belova agreed to, and they stopped fighting .
Belova enquired about the bullet holes in the wall, which Romanoff replied that they were made by arrows, and then asked about the Red Dust, thus Belova explained that it controls minds. Being on the run, Romanoff expressed her disinterest in helping her, but Belova had no one else to come to, and hoped that she would have gotten the Avengers to take down the red Room. Having thought she killed Dreykov years ago with Clint Barton, Romanoff was shocked and in incredulity to learn that the Red Room was even active. Romanoff detailed the intense mission to kill Dreykov, convinced he was dead, in which Belova brought up his daughter .
The two were then attacked by the Black Widows, forcing them to escape from the apartment, which was made difficult with assassins at every turn as they tried to reach Belova ‘s motorbike. Reaching the rooftops, they were pursued by a Black Widow, who Romanoff attempted to save when they jumped on a moving column, only to drop her when she was attacked. Romanoff besides fell, and when she went to check on the Widow, she witnessed her uncontrollably kill herself, to Romanoff ‘s repugnance .
They got to the Belova ‘s minibike, which Romanoff had stolen the key for, when an armored car driven by Taskmaster crashed into the scenery and began chasing after them. Another Black Widow on a motorbike came after them and knocked them off their fomite, so Belova stole a car for them, which Romanoff drive. ineffective to get away and coming under heavy fire, Belova decided to deal with the Widow herself, but they were still being chased by Taskmaster. Using an explosive arrow, Taskmaster fired it at the car, sendind it to topple over and crash into a underpass place .
After getting out of the car, Romanoff told Belova not to bandage her arm so they could trick Taskmaster with a fake drag of her rake, as they snuck into an previous obscure position she and Barton used during their mission. Losing Taskmaster, Romanoff revealed that she spent two days in the ceiling with Barton, and Belova proceeded to explain who Taskmaster was. Belova then brought up how Romanoff killed Dreykov ‘s daughter, so she went into complete detail about how she needed to do it in order to defect into S.H.I.E.L.D. .
Heading to a store, Romanoff asked more about the Red Room, but Belova did n’t know much, due to all the Widows forced into being sedated, and that Dreykov never went after Romanoff because the Avengers would come after him. Romaonff revealed that she believed Belova would have gotten out of the Red Room long ago and not wanted to see her. Belova then asked Romanoff about her tendency to pose during fights, leading them to talk about how they ‘re both killers, but entirely Romanoff is considered a hero .
Afterwards, as they shared drinks, Belova told Romanoff more about the Red Dust and her time with the Red Room, being made to kill with no independence. Belova then asked Romanoff several questions, including if she always searched for her real parents, and whether she ever wanted to have children. With nowhere to go, Romanoff invited Belova to help her kill Dreykov and end the Red Room together. Belova accepted, and they stole another car, where they discussed Belova ‘s vest during the drive. [ 8 ]

“It means so much to me that you came back for me.”
“No. No. You’re gonna tell us how to get to the Red Room.”
―Alexei Shostakov and Natasha Romanoff

Deducing that her adopted father, Alexei Shostakov, would know Dreykov ‘s location, Romanoff planned to break him out of the Seventh Circle Prison in Russia, so she contacted Rick Mason to get her a coal-black. however, he was only able to get them a helicopter, so Romanoff and Yelena Belova playfully questioned his capabilities. Mason besides provided them with flannel suits, and told Romanoff that helping her was getting the attention of Thaddeus Ross before they departed .
Flying to Russia, Romanoff used a red defender natural process number to smuggle a ear-com to Shostakov inside the prison, allowing him to follow her directions to escape. A carouse broke out, making it harder for Shostakov to escape, so Romanoff jumped out of the helicopter and assisted him by fighting off the russian Armed Forces. Belova unintentionally caused an avalanche, so Romanoff hang from the helicopter and grabbed Shostakov before he could be killed, and brought him onboard the aircraft .
As they flew away, Shostakov expressed his gratitude that they came to rescue him, but Romanoff made it clearly they merely wanted information from him about how to get to the Red Room Academy, but he had no estimate and rather rambled about being betrayed by Dreykov. however, Shostakov suggested that they ask their adopted mother, Melina Vostokoff, due to her still working closely with Dreykov in St. Petersburg, so they headed there. [ 8 ]

family Reunion

“Our family was never real, so there’s nothing to hold on to. We’re moving on.”
―Natasha Romanoff

Crash landing before making it to Melina Vostokoff ‘s farm and forced to walk, Romanoff and Yelena Belova continued to express their aggravator at Alexei Shostakov ‘s behavior. Shostakov then spoke with Romanoff, as he wanted to know whether Captain America ever talk about him, which frustrated her more, leading to him asking if he did something ill-timed. Romanoff and Belova brought up the by, but Shostakov lone saw it as a cocksure as both of his daughters went on to be renowned assassins, which made him proud, as he hugged them. [ 8 ] Romanoff called Rick Mason, but discovered Thaddeus Ross had gotten to him, so she gave false coordinates to trick Ross. [ 9 ] last reaching the farm, Romanoff was reuinted with her adopted mother, who invited them all into her home, and they sat at the board, with Shostakov putting on his Red Guardian costume. Although Romanoff wanted to get down to commercial enterprise, Vostokoff and Shostakov were swept up with their family being back together again, much to her annoyance. Vostokoff then demonstrated what their mission in Ohio resulted in, which was how Dreykov could nowadays completely control the Black Widows. Having had enough, Romanoff made it clear their family was not veridical, which deeply upset Belova, so she left .
Shostakov went to check on Belova, leaving Romanoff with Vostokoff, where it was revealed that all Red Room assassins were n’t abandoned but taken because of their familial potential, and Romanoff ‘s true mother searched for her until Dreykov had her killed. Romanoff noticed that Vostokoff had kept their photos, and they began to open up to each early about their past injury, mending their relationship. The moment was cut shortstop when Vostokoff revealed she had alerted the Red Room of their presence. [ 8 ]

“I’m sorry.”
“Is he gone?”
“He’s gone.”
―Black Widow and Antonia Dreykov

flush though Melina Vostokoff initially betrayed her class, she was no longer loyal to the Red Room and decided to help Romanoff take them down, so they made a design to infiltrate the basis, using the Photostatic Veil to disguise themselves as each early, alert Thaddeus Ross to her location once inwardly, and land the base. Vostokoff besides informed Romanoff of Dreykov ‘s pheromones that prevented any ferocity against him .
Disguised as Vostofkoff, Romanoff found Yelena Belova and knocked her unconscious with her Bite, and had her, along with Alexei Shostakov and Vostokoff, brought onboard an aircraft to take them all to the Red Room Academy. Once inside the base, Romanoff made her way through, watching a room full of controlled Black Widows train, before going to meet with Dreykov. Pretending to be her adoptive mother to make Dreykov think she was still loyal, Romanoff acted as if she did not care for her family, as she was given orders to put Belova and “ Romanoff ” back under his control .
however, Dreykov was not fooled by Romanoff, and disabled the Photostatic Veil, ending the ruse. Romanoff asked Dreykov what her mother ‘s appoint was, but he replied that the gravestone lone read “ Unknown. ” In attempt to enrage Dreykov, Romanoff brought up killing his daughter, but he merely laughed, revealing that Taskmaster was his daughter. Dreykov proceeded to explain how she survived, and that he turned her into what she is now. When Taskmaster left, Romanoff pulled her gunman out on Dreykov, but could not kill him .
Romanoff then began to mock Dreykov for how pathetic he is, goading him into punching her repeatedly as she continued to antagonize him. Dreykov started to explain the Black Widow Program, and how many assassins he had stationed wholly over the world that could cause major populace collapses in an clamant. With everything she needed from Dreykov revealed, Romanoff smashed her confront into a table, severing her nerve, as instructed by Vostokoff, preventing her from smelling Dreykov, allowing her to attack him .
Before Romanoff could kill Dreykov, she was stopped by the Black Widows, who were then instructed by Dreykov to kill Romanoff. She held her own for a while, but they soon managed to overwhelm her, pinning her down and beat her up. Before they could kill her however, Belova saved her by detonating the Red Dust over all the Widows, releasing them from Dreykov ‘s restraint. Belova helped her to her feet and painfully removed a knife from her binding. Realizing the stallion fortress was coming down, Romanoff instructed Belova and the Widows to get as army for the liberation of rwanda away as possible, sending them away first. Having stolen Dreykov ‘s ring, she was able to upload all of the data on the Black Widows, and she cracked her nose back into position .
once the datum was collected, the base began to explode, forcing Romanoff to jump forbidden of a window to avoid being killed. She managed to get back inside the base, where she came across Taskmaster locked in a cell. Knowing she was being controlled good the same as the other Widows, Black Widow decide to free her, before another plosion occurred, separating the two. Romanoff managed to land safely on the track and saw Belova on top of Drekov ‘s aircraft. Despite her baby ‘s pleas, Belova shoved her truncheon into the engine, destroying it and throwing her off the edge .
Acting promptly, Romanoff grabbed a parachute and went after Belova as she fell through the flip. Romanoff managed to catch Belova and attach her to the chute, entirely to then leave her when she spotted Taskmaster chasing after them in detached capitulation. Romanoff and Taskmaster engaged in a duel as they fell to the ground, but before they hit, Taskmaster released her chute, and Black Widow managed to grab onto her, so she landed safely .
On the ground, Romanoff and Taskmaster continued their competitiveness, with Romanoff dodging Taskmaster ‘s sword attacks before stealing the weapon from her. however, Romanoff did not use it, alternatively trying unsuccessfully to defuse the competitiveness between them. Romanoff managed to climb on top of Taskmaster and take off her helmet, allowing her to hit her with the Red Dust, freeing her from Dreykov ‘s manipulate. They both collapsed, and Romanoff apologized for what she had done to her, assuring her that Dreykov was finally gone. [ 8 ]

Leaving her Family Fixed

“Besides, if it can work out with the four of us, you know, there may be some hope for the Avengers. Little bit.”
“Okay, well if you’re leaving, then I guess you should take this. I know how much you like it.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova

Romanoff then searched for Yelena Belova, and found her unconscious on the ground, which made her think she was dead, but she soon awoke. With the Red Room finally destroyed, Romanoff tearfully apologized to her sister for abandoning her, and admitted that their family was real to her, besides as they embraced each other .
Melina Vostokoff and Alexei Shostakov then regrouped with them, and Romanoff asked if Shostakov had anything to say, but he decided to not, knowing he ‘d mess it up. rather, they held each other ‘s hired hand, reconciling their issues. Noticing Thaddeus Ross driving up to their location with a fleet of soldiers, Romanoff told her family to leave while she stayed buttocks, which they were against doing, not wanting to leave her again. however, Romanoff insisted, as she had repaired her syndicate, and decided to try and do the same with the Avengers. As a farewell gift, Belova decides to give Romanoff her singlet .
Romanoff then informed Belova that there were still a massive amount of Black Widows around the global, so once Vostokoff duplicated the Red Dust, she should go and free them all. They all then witnessed an aircraft land and the free Widows exited, so Belova spoke with them, while Vostokoff and Shostakov said their goodbyes to their daughter, telling her to take caution of herself. After Romanoff and Belova did their whistle call option to each other, she was left by herself amidst the debris as Ross and his soldiers arrived and surrounded her. [ 8 ] Romanoff removed her Widow ‘s Bites and holster for her batons, and got onto her knees with her hands placed behind her promontory as Ross approached her. When she got back up on her feet, Romanoff explained that she had brought down the red Room, which Ross believed had been gone for decades, only to be supported by the Red Room Academy crashing to the ground behind them. Ross then arrested Romanoff, handcuffing her and escorting her to a truck, where she was locked in the back .
As they drove away, Ross discussed the Red Room and their crimes further with Romanoff, who protected her family by saying she took down the arrangement all by herself. Ross then addressed how Romanoff saved the populace, despite the earth wanting to lock her up for betraying the Sokovia Accords, which made it hard to know who she was. While Ross continued to speak, Romanoff secretly began freeing herself, and proceeded to exit out of the truck, escaping from being imprisoned in the Raft. [ 9 ]

back on the Run

“It’s funny. My whole life, I didn’t think I had any family. Turns out I got two, so… One of them’s a bit of a mess right now. I’m gonna go break a few of them out of prison, see if I can’t help patch things up.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Rick Mason

Two weeks late, Romanoff, having received a short haircut, dyed her hair’s-breadth blond, and sporting Yelena Belova ‘s vest, headed back to Ohio to meet up with Rick Mason who had provided her with a Quinjet .
Romanoff thanked Mason for his help, saying he ‘s always been a commodity supporter to her. Romanoff then talked about how for her whole life she had alway thought she never had a family, but she has now relaized she has two. And now that she has repaired one of them, she wanted to see if she could help fix the Avengers, which included breaking a few of them out of the Raft. Romanoff left Mason, and boarded the Quinjet to meet up with Steve Rogers, who was besides presently on the range. [ 8 ] She then flew off and joined Rogers and Bucky Barnes in breaking Clint Barton, Sam Wilson, Wanda Maximoff, and Scott Lang from the Raft. Romanoff stayed with Rogers and Wilson, while Barton and Lang went into firm collar, and Maximoff fled to Scotland. Months late from going on the discharge, [ 33 ] and evading capture thanks to their ties with S.H.I.E.L.D., [ 34 ] Romanoff, Wilson, and Rogers were shortly met by Nick Fury. [ 35 ] Romanoff used her KGB contacts to track down a terrorist organization supplied with Chitauri fueled weapons in Syria. Infiltrating the terrorists, Rogers, Wilson, and Romanoff disabled the weapons and then left for Lebanon. [ 33 ]

“We don’t want to kill you. But we will.”
―Black Widow to Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight

In 2018, Black Widow, Steve Rogers, and Sam Wilson received a call from Bruce Banner, who warned them about the threat american samoa well as the fact that the Black Order were hunting the Mind Stone. The three headed down to Edinburgh, Scotland to protect Vision .
The three arrived equitable in time and fended off Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive with great comfort. While Rogers appeared behind a passing underpass to distract Midnight, who attempted to ultimately finish off Wanda Maximoff and Vision, Falcon immediately attacked her, kicking her into a cafe inside the train station. Black Widow arrived moments late to assist in the fight. She appeared behind Glaive, who was attacked by Falcon, catching him by storm and she managed to badly injure him using Midnight ‘s spear .
After which Falcon arrived and subdued Midnight, who was dueling both Rogers and Black Widow at the lapp time, Black Widow watched as he held Midnight and Glaive at point. Black Widow then claimed that they did not want to kill them but they would, Midnight taunted Black Widow that they will never get the luck again ahead retreating to their Q-Ship. Afterwards, Rogers decided to head binding to the Avengers Compound to try to help Vision, who was besides badly injure. [ 36 ]

Reuniting with Bruce Banner

“Hi, Bruce.”
“Nat.”
―Black Widow and Bruce Banner

Arriving at Avengers Compound, Romanoff and the others were greeted warmly by James Rhodes. Thaddeus Ross, salute via a holographic video call, ordered Rhodes to arrest her, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff, but he disobeyed the holy order, cutting off the call. As Rhodes welcomed them back, Bruce Banner emerged, having been missing for over two years. Romanoff greeted Banner while Wilson commented that the meeting was awkward .
Banner then warned them about Thanos ‘ threat, informing them that Thanos recently obtained both the Power and Space Stone during the Massacre of the Xandarians and the Attack on the Statesman, ampere well as the fact that Thanos has an enormous united states army fix to invade Earth. When asked about the others, Romanoff revealed to Banner that Clint Barton and Scott Lang were both on house arrests due to their involvement in the Avengers Civil War .
Romanoff then listened as Vision suggested that he would sacrifice himself to destroy the Mind Stone within him, merely for Rogers and Maximoff to protest his instruction. Vision rather reminded that Rogers was will to sacrifice his life. Banner related rear to Tony Stark ‘s creation of J.A.R.V.I.S. and Ultron, suggesting that they could remove the rock imbedded within Vision without killing him. Rogers then claimed to know one locate capable of doing that, Wakanda. [ 36 ]

arrival at Wakanda

Romanoff and the Avengers arrived at the Golden City in Wakanda where they were greeted by T’Challa and the Dora Milaje. Rogers besides reunited with Bucky Barnes, who had recently been cured of his HYDRA program. The Avengers then met with Shuri, who explained how she planned on removing the Mind Stone from Vision. [ 36 ]

“Where’s your other friend?”
“You will pay for his life with yours. Thanos will have that Stone.”
―Black Widow and Proxima Midnight

Assembling the Avengers and the Wakandan armed forces to oppose the Black Order, Black Widow joined Steve Rogers and T’Challa in talking to Proxima Midnight and Cull Obsidian at the carapace limit. Black Widow inquired where Corvus Glaive was ; Midnight intimated that he was dead. Midnight and Obsidian then initiated the Battle of Wakanda as they proceeded to release their united states army of Outriders .
A bang-up struggle commenced after which T’Challa ordered the Dora Milaje to open up their defenses. The Black Order and Outriders swarmed the battlefield, attacking the Avengers. The Avengers became submerge by the Outriders. however, the team and the Wakanda army were saved by the arrival of Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Thor, who recently obtained his new weapon, Stormbreaker, from Nidavellir. The battle continued with the Avengers gaining the amphetamine hand against Thanos ‘ united states army .
After facing off against the Outriders, Wanda Maximoff was subdued by Midnight and was about to kill her, when Black Widow and Okoye intervened, preparing to face off against the stranger warrior. Black Widow managed to fend off Midnight ‘s attacks and then proceeded to fight back, outnumbering her. however, they were soon overwhelmed by Midnight ‘s intensity, and Black Widow was knocked out whilst Okoye was thrown to the prime. Midnight then approached a soft Black Widow and put a blade to her .
When Midnight went to finish off Black Widow, only scantily holding her second, Maximoff used her powers to restrain Midnight and launch her into the way of one of Thanos ‘ war machines, killing her, resulting in some of her blue lineage being splattered across her face. Black Widow, lying on the shock, commented that Midnight ‘s blood was crude before getting up and continuing to fight against Thanos ‘ army. The Avengers then located Vision in a afforest who prompted Maximoff to destroy the Mind Stone within him while Black Widow and the Avengers awaited Thanos ‘ arrival .
once Thanos finally arrived on Earth, Black Widow tried to stop him from obtaining the Mind Stone, but found that she and her allies were hopelessly outmatched by Thanos ‘ use of the Infinity Gauntlet. While War Machine, Black Panther, Okoye, Bruce Banner, Falcon, and Winter Soldier were blasted away by the Power and Space Stones, Black Widow was subdued by Thanos who used the Reality Stone to form pit pillars to trap her .
As Thanos united the six Infinity Stones, however, Thor impaled him with the Stormbreaker. Moments by and by, however, Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped out half of the animation in the population. Despite being weakened by a fateful blow from Thor ‘s Stormbreaker, Thanos transported to the Garden, leaving Black Widow as one of the survivors of the genocide. She had freed herself from Thanos ‘ prison as she and her leftover allies could do nothing but accept their kill. [ 36 ]

Meeting Captain Marvel

“We don’t even know what this is.”
“Fury did. You tell me the second you get a signal. I wanna know who’s on the other end of that thing.”
―Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff

Following the Battle of Wakanda, Romanoff, along with Steve Rogers, James Rhodes and Bruce Banner, returned to the Avengers Compound. The Avengers sought out to hunt Thanos, using deep-space scans and satellites, only to have no results. Having discovered the Transmitter Pager in Atlanta that Nick Fury had activated before his death, the Avengers bypassed the beeper ‘s battery for it to continue to send out its signal. As Rogers and Romanoff were witnessing reports on the consequence of the Snap, Rhodes, who was monitoring the beeper, informed the pair and Banner that the beeper had stopped transmitting the signal .
Rogers requested that they reboot the beeper and resend the signal, only for Banner to respond that they had no mind what the sign was for. As Romanoff explained that Fury knew whom the bespeak was for and that she wanted to know who it was a well, she came face to face with Captain Marvel herself, who demanded to know where Fury was. [ 37 ]

“This is going to work, Steve.”
“I know it will. Because I don’t know what I’m going to do if it doesn’t.”
―Black Widow and Steve Rogers

twenty-three days after the Snap, Captain Marvel returned from her deputation to find Tony Stark, carrying Benatar towards the Avengers Compound. The Avengers, along with Pepper Potts stood outside and witness Stark exit the ship, along with Nebula .
They all then gathered inside where Romanoff informed Danvers and Stark of the Snap and the effects that have occurred since. As they continued to talk about Thanos, Stark began to get angry because of the meet he had with Thanos alone. however, due to being in a weak state, he collapsed therefore Bruce Banner tended to him while the others waited. When Danvers decided to go out and find Thanos on her own, Romanoff stopped her, informing her that they work as a team .
Nebula then joined the conversation and informed them of Thanos ‘ location, the Garden — a put that Thanos planned to retreat to after the Snap, where Rocket Raccoon told them of a power billow that occurred two days ago. They then began to discuss going after Thanos, where they planned to retrieve the Infinity Stones and bring everyone back, something that Romanoff felt they owed to those who were gone because of the Snap .
As they continued to discuss the plan, Danvers told them that they would be successful because they had her this time, causing an annoyed War Machine to retort back at her. As she claimed that many other planets in the universe did not have a team like the Avengers, Thor, who had been silent for all of this, got up, and summoned Stormbreaker to prove she was desirable. Danvers did not blink and Thor exclaimed his affectionateness for her. With all the Avengers on board with the design, they all suited up and boarded the Benatar .
A team of Steve Rogers, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel, Nebula, Banner, Rocket and War Machine all made their manner to the Garden by making a jump through quad. Rocket asked them not to throw up on his ship, having learned that they have never been to quad, with the exception of Nebula. When they arrived at the planet, Captain Marvel exited the ship to do recon while the others waited .
Black Widow saw Rogers attend at his compass, and reassured him that the plan was going to work, to which he responded by saying he would n’t know what to do if it did n’t. Captain Marvel then returned and updated the Avengers that it was only fair Thanos on the satellite. They then began their ambush, with Captain Marvel bursting into his home, placing him in a headlock. Bruce Banner in the Iron Man Armor : Mark XLVIII promptly joined her, restraining the Infinity Gauntlet, with War Machine holding Thanos ‘ other branch .
thor then arrived and sliced off Thanos ‘ left hand with Stormbreaker, releasing the Gauntlet and causing capital pain to the Titan. Rogers, Black Widow, and Rocket Raccoon then entered the hovel, and they were all shocked when they saw that the stones were nobelium longer in the gauntlet. Under interrogation, Thanos revealed that his most holocene custom of the Infinity Stones had been to destroy them, ensuring that he could not be tempted to use them again and that the Snap could not be untie .
The Avengers initially believed Thanos to be lying, indeed Black Widow demanded the location of the Infinity Stones, but Thanos assured them they were gone and that he was about killed because of it. Nebula addressed that while her adopted father was many things, a liar is n’t one of those things. Thor then cut off Thanos ‘ mind, killing him. He then left, leaving a feel of despair amongst them all. [ 11 ]

Leading the Avengers

Keeping Her Family Together

“This channel is always active, so if anything goes sideways, anyone’s making trouble where they shouldn’t… comes through me.”
―Natasha Romanoff to the Avengers

With the Mad Titan ‘s victory apparently final examination, the Avengers spent the following five years moving on : Tony Stark started a syndicate ; Steve Rogers held documentation group meetings ; Thor set New Asgard on Earth ; and Bruce Banner merged himself with Hulk. however, being alone all her life until she was a part of the Avengers, which she saw as her class, Romanoff continued the team, with James Rhodes staying on circuit board and Carol Danvers, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula, and Okoye connect as new members. They operated on a bigger scale than they used to, helping reform the world back to normal after the Snap and dealing with threats in out space deoxyadenosine monophosphate well .
due to her affiliation with the Avengers and her function in trying to stop Thanos, Romanoff was legally forgiven for her misdemeanor of the Sokovia Accords back in 2016. [ 38 ] This allowed her to operate as the official leader of the Avengers. In 2023, Romanoff held a meet with the Avengers, who were all at different locations, where she was provided with updates on what they were each doing. When the meet concluded, Romanoff reminded them that the groove would constantly be clear if there was always a problem. Rhodes stayed on the channel, telling her that he was in Mexico, even following Barton, telling her that after witnessing the scene he had left, he was not sure if he even wanted to find Barton .
however, Romanoff asked if he could keep looking anyhow. When he left, Romanoff began to cry over the think of her best friend until Rogers entered the board. Rogers, noticing his friend was in distress, attempted to comfort her, but she stopped him from telling her to look on the bright english by facetiously threatening to hit him with her sandwich. When Rogers sat down, the two began to discuss moving on, something Rogers had been telling others but was not reciprocated by them .
Romanoff pointed out that if she did n’t lead the Avengers, no one would, something Rogers believed might be fine. however, Romanoff told him that she used to have nothing in her liveliness until she became an Avenger, giving her a syndicate and making her well. She then addressed that even though people are gone, she was hush trying to be better, which Rogers then stated that they both needed to get a life. [ 11 ]

Scott Lang ‘s return key

“I know it’s crazy. But I can’t stop thinking about it. There’s gotta be some way. There’s gotta be some w… it’s crazy.”
“Scott, I get e-mails from a raccoon, so nothing sounds crazy anymore.”
―Scott Lang and Natasha Romanoff

suddenly, an alarm appeared for the front capture camera, so Romanoff opened it revealing Scott Lang to be standing outside. They then let him inside, where he asked them if they studied Quantum Physics, which Romanoff said she was, entirely for conversation .
Lang then told them about how he got trapped in the Quantum Realm five years ago ascribable to the Snap. Lang then revealed that for him, it was actually five hours in the Quantum Realm. Rogers then tried to get Lang to clarify what he was saying, which was that clock works differently in the Quantum Realm, but there is no way to navigate it. He proposed the theme to control the Quantum Realm, entering at one point in time and exiting out another .
however, none of them knew how to handle this theme, so they decided to visit Tony Stark, who was living a normal life with his kin. They drove to his house and sat down with him to discuss Lang ‘s theme, but Stark was opposed to it. Romanoff told Stark that they had to try, but he continued to refuse. Stark then left them when his daughter came out, causing them to leave without his avail. Rogers then suggested another brain they could use to help them, Bruce Banner. [ 11 ]

Time Travel

“You are kidding, right?”
“I have no idea, we’re talking about Time Travel here. Either it’s all a joke or none of it is.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner

The three then met up with Banner in a diner, who explained to Lang his new transformation into a mixture of Banner and Hulk. They were then interrupted by some kids who wanted a picture with Banner, and when they left, Banner informed them that Time Travel was outside his area of expertness, but Romanoff reminded him that he was able to merge his two personas, something that seemed impossible ahead .
He then agreed to help them, and they returned to the adeptness to work on navigating the Quantum Realm to ensure fourth dimension change of location. They then began to test time travel, with Lang wearing the Quantum Realm Exploration Suit. When Banner mentioned not wanting something to go wrong and have Lang stuck in the past, Romanoff said he was joking, but Banner was uncertain of that, ascribable to the doubt of the experiment. Banner set the machine up to send Lang back a week and bring him back in ten-spot seconds .
They then activated the machine, which sent Lang into the Quantum Realm, and when they brought him back, he was a child. Banner then tried to fix this error by sending him back, but when he returned he was an old serviceman, followed by a third sample which brought Lang back as a baby. Banner then told Romanoff to kill the world power on his bespeak, which successfully returned Lang to his normal age. [ 11 ]

Reuniting with Clint Barton

“Don’t give me hope.”
“I’m sorry I couldn’t give it to you sooner.”
―Hawkeye and Black Widow

After their fail experiment, Stark arrived at the adeptness having figured a room to perform time change of location successfully. He then agreed to help them, and they began to get the Avengers back together. Romanoff went to Tokyo in search of her best friend, Barton, having discovered that is where he was. She made her manner to Barton ‘s localization, to be confronted with him ruthlessly murdering Yakuza knob Akihiko .
When Barton became mindful of her presence, he told her that she should not be there, to which she replied neither should he. Barton told Romanoff he had a job to do, but she told him that it would n’t bring his family back. She then revealed their plan to bring everyone back, but he told her to not give him hope, something he had lost which Romanoff wished she could have given him sooner. She then held his hand to comfort him and the two returned to the facility. [ 11 ]

Creating a plan

“Guys, if you pick the right year, there are three stones in New York.”
“Shut the front door.”
―Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner

With all the Avengers assembled once again, they began to work on creating the car as Scott Lang prepared to test it. They finished the machine, but Clint Barton ended up being the one to test it, as Lang was not ready. They all watched as Barton stood on the machine and then went into the Quantum Realm. A few seconds belated, he was brought back, and Romanoff checked up on him. After telling her he was all right, he showed her a baseball baseball glove he retrieved, revealing that their experiment had worked .
With the means of transportation achieved, the team then began to discuss the Infinity Stones ‘ history. They started with the Aether, watching on as Thor told them about it, but started to get off-topic due to him not being in control of his emotions. They then moved onto the Orb, which Rocket Raccoon informed them was on Morag when Peter Quill stole it in 2014. Nebula then told them about the Soul Stone, which Thanos retrieved on Vormir by sacrificing her baby .
Romanoff, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner then discussed the Time Stone, which they told her Doctor Strange had, and he lived in New York. Romanoff then realized that in 2012, there were three stones in New York : the Time Stone, the Space Stone and the Mind Stone. With this steer being brought up, they were then able to complete their brainstorm for the Time Heist and plan out who was going where .
It was subsequently decided amongst the members of the Avengers that Romanoff and Barton would go to Vormir in 2014 to obtain the Soul Stone, along with James Rhodes and Nebula, who were going to Morag to retrieve the Power Stone, Stark, Steve Rogers, Banner and Lang were going to New York in 2012 to retrieve the Space, Mind, and Time Stones, and Thor and Rocket were going to Asgard in 2013 to steal the Reality Stone. [ 11 ]

Retrieving the Soul Stone

“Who are you?”
“Consider me a guide to you and to all who seek the Soul Stone.”
“Oh good, you tell us where it is, then we’ll be on our way.”
“Liebchen, if only it were that easy.”
―Black Widow and Red Skull

The Avengers all then suited up in their Advanced Tech Suits and made their way to the platform, where Captain America gave them a lecture about everything that had led up to that here and now and how this was their only opportunity to change what had happened. Bruce Banner then activated the machine, as Black Widow told them she would see them in a infinitesimal, and they all were transported to the Quantum Realm, where they each traveled to their indicate time .
Black Widow, Hawkeye, War Machine and Nebula all successfully arrived in 2014 on Morag, where they enlarged the Benatar and waited for Nebula to lower the outer space pod. On the abandon satellite, Black Widow was seen kicking an Orloni creature who approached her. Hawkeye then asked them to hurry up as their time was limited. Black Widow and Hawkeye then boarded the Benatar and said adieu to War Machine, who asked them to watch over each other .
They then departed Morag and headed to Vormir, to retrieve the Soul Stone, using the coordinates Nebula provided them on the ship. As they traveled to Vormir, the two best friends enjoyed the batch of space locomotion, laughing with each other, as Hawkeye mentioned that they had gone through so much since being S.H.I.E.L.D. agents years ago, mentioning their mission in Budapest, to which she agreed with. [ 11 ] While the ship was on automatic pilot, the two had a abstruse conversation about their relationship. [ 39 ] They soon arrived at the satellite, which amazed Hawkeye, saying that what they were doing would be amazing if not for the circumstances. They then made their way through the planet, climbing up the batch, which they found to be exhausting. Black Widow pointed out the physical effort of their mission by stating that Rocket, who she referred to as a raccoon, would n’t have had to climb a batch, which Hawkeye stated that technically he was not a raccoon, but she did n’t care. When they made it to the acme of the mountain, they were greeted by the Red Skull who alarmed them, causing them to draw their weapons at him .
Schmidt, who had revealed Black Widow ‘s forefather ‘s appoint and Hawkeye ‘s mother ‘s name, informed them that he was a guide for those seeking the Soul Stone, so Black Widow demanded that he show them where it was. however, he informed them that it is never that bare. They learned that the stone was at the bottomland of the cliff and that they had to make a sacrifice of what they love for the Soul Stone. [ 11 ]

“Last five years, I’ve been trying to do everything to get to right here. That’s all it’s been about, bringing everybody back.”
―Black Widow to Hawkeye

Upon learning about the price to pay for the Soul Stone, Black Widow and Hawkeye took a moment to let the asperity of the situation sink in. Black Widow sat down as she contemplated doing “ whatever it takes ” to retrieve the stone, while Hawkeye voiced his unbelief .
Black Widow then remembered how Nebula told them that Thanos killed Gamora on Vormir, meaning the sacrifice was lawful. They then repeated what Captain America had said before their mission, “ whatever it takes, ” before accepting that one of them needed to sacrifice themselves for the rock. Hawkeye decided that he would make the sacrifice, holding Black Widow ‘s hand to comfort her in their final moments .
however, Black Widow then reciprocated the same gesture, making him realize that she intended on sacrificing herself. They then argued over which one it should be, neither wanting to willingly let the early die. Black Widow attempted to make her case, stating this is what she had been working towards all these years since the Snap occurred, and that she did not want Hawkeye to die. She besides noted that if they did nothing, all victims of the Snap would stay dead .
however, Hawkeye told her he should do it, as he saw himself as excessively far gone, to which Black Widow assured him that he is more than his worst moments. however, when Hawkeye told her that she should not try and give him a opportunity, Black Widow responded that he gave her a second find when they first met on his kill mission. She besides proclaimed that she did not evaluate people based upon their worst mistakes in life .
The two then took a consequence to embrace each other ‘s friendship, resting their heads on one another, until Hawkeye caught Romanoff napping and threw her down so he could sacrifice himself. He told her to tell his family, when they were brought spinal column, that he loved them. however, Black Widow gained the upper pass and threw him down, deciding to make the sacrifice herself. She then shot Hawkeye with her bite, causing him to get electrocuted. She responded to Hawkeye with “ You tell them yourself. ”
As she made a run for the cliff, Hawkeye ripped off the taser disk, drew his bow, and fired an explosive arrow near Black Widow, causing her to be thrown to the side, aside from the edge. He then rushed towards the cliff and jumped off, but Black Widow besides jumped and grabbed Hawkeye, shooting a wrestle and attaching it to him so he would n’t fall, before trying to sacrifice herself. however, Hawkeye was able to grab onto Black Widow ‘s arm, but could not pull her up without both of them falling .
Hawkeye got harebrained at her for stopping him from jumping. Black Widow asked Hawkeye to let her go, assuring him it was all right and knowing that there was no other way, but he could n’t bring himself to do it. Hawkeye urgently tried to change her thinker, as he did not want his best acquaintance to die. however, Black Widow felt the exact lapp and forced him to let her go by kicking off and jumping off the cliff wall. Black Widow then fell to her death as a devastate Hawkeye watched, helpless to do anything else. With the sacrifice being made, Hawkeye then obtained the Soul Stone. [ 11 ]

bequest

Remembered

“My sister saved the world. Natasha Romanoff, she saved the world.”
―Yelena Belova

The Avengers then returned to 2023, having successfully obtained the Infinity Stones. When Clint Barton returned, he mutely fell to his knees when asked about Romanoff by Bruce Banner. The others then deduced that she had sacrificed herself for the Soul Stone, causing their initial celebration to perish. The original Avengers all gathered external to mourn the loss of their friend, with Tony Stark asking if Romanoff had any family they had to inform. Steve Rogers retorted that they were her family, something she had told him earlier. When Thor questioned why they were acting like Romanoff was dead, believing that they could bring her back with the Infinity Stones, Barton told them that it could not be undo. He then became angry over the death of his best ally, remarking that it should have been him who died alternatively. Banner came to terms with her death and declared that Romanoff ‘s forfeit would not be for nothing. The team then began constructing a Nano Gauntlet to control and contain the Infinity Stones. Banner used the Gauntlet to successfully resurrect the victims of the Snap, though Romanoff could not be revived despite Banner ‘s hopes. After Stark ‘s funeral, Barton spoke to Wanda Maximoff at the Stark Eco-Compound, wished there was a way for him to let Romanoff know that they were successful and her sacrifice meant something. Maximoff comforted him by assuring that Romanoff knew, angstrom good as Vision. [ 11 ] Although her body was irretrievably lost in another timeline, she was given a gravestone in a cemetery in Ohio. Romanoff ‘s adoptive sister Yelena Belova would constantly visit the grave to pay her respects, reorganizing the flowers that had been placed there. During one visit, she was approached by Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, who paid her respects to Romanoff before claiming that Clint Barton was the man responsible for Romanoff ‘s end, and offered Belova the prospect to eliminate him to exact vengeance. [ 40 ] interim, Barton was struggling with missing Romanoff, and had to leave the premier of Rogers: The Musical when seeing Romanoff fictionalized. [ 41 ] Belova attacked Barton, until Barton showed Belova that he missed Romanoff barely equally much as Belova did, and the two allowed themselves to move on. [ 17 ]

personality

“I’m realizing it’s impossible to ever know who you really are. I mean, to me, you’re a turncoat assassin, but then you go and save the world when the world wants to lock you up. It’s simply impossible to know whose side you’re on.”
―Thaddeus Ross to Natasha Romanoff

The entirety of Romanoff ‘s character was hard to distinguish based on how she tricked and lied to people for a living. She was able of convincingly portraying friendly and coquettish, faint, vulnerable, and scared. For the most contribution, she was a healthy, strong-minded, and autonomous woman. Romanoff normally maintained a controlled, about emotionless character to keep any she was thinking a secret unless she was about people she absolutely trusts. Although she was more than will to rush into deadly battle and other faze missions for S.H.I.E.L.D., she was not wholly audacious, as she was visibly frightened of Hulk. however, she was no longer afraid of him due to falling in love with Bruce Banner. Though a very serious agent, Romanoff was by no means stuffy and has a sarcastic feel of humor, which largely surfaces when she was with Captain America or Hawkeye, both of whom she was comfortable about. Romanoff was identical smart and patriotic which was displayed when she made thoroughly on the debts she owed Barton and Rogers ( saving the former from Loki ‘s mind control and trying to protect the latter during a highway attack ). While baffling and at times pitiless, she was still a good person and can be quite heroic verse in her own right. These qualities are normally brought out by her other Avengers, chiefly her missions with Steve Rogers. And no matter how injure she was in conflict, Romanoff will go out her direction to make certain bystanders are out of injury ‘s room ( keeping several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents away when Banner was transforming into Hulk, helping Hawkeye evacuate civilians when the Chitauri attacked Manhattan, and risking her life to make certain innocent people were n’t shot by the Winter Soldier when he was chasing her ). Her near loyalty to both Rogers and Barton was shown in the Avengers Civil War, as she was volition to aid their faction despite being forced to go on the run from the United Nations subsequently. As a result of her childhood, she considered the Avengers her family, being desperate to keep them together when the Sokovia Accords were ascribable to be signed and was affected when Tony Stark denounced her as a friend and made it clear he would not help her in the future. She was far aghast and saddened when Barton following the personnel casualty of his family became more pitiless and crimson when she encountered him in Tokyo. Romanoff was besides very close with Clint Barton ‘s family, particularly with his and Laura Barton ‘s alone daughter, Lila, being the only penis of Avengers who knew of their being. Romanoff was authentically affectionate with the child, hugging her the here and now they reunited and sweetly commended the small girl on the drawing she made. They originally named their youngest child after Romanoff before them discovering that it was, in fact, a boy, therefore naming him Nathaniel alternatively, with Romanoff humorously referring to the unborn child as a “ traitor. ” This was far prove in Vormir where she refused to let Clint sacrifice himself, knowing how much he meant to his syndicate and vice-versa, and sacrificed herself alternatively because she believed she had less to lose. Romanoff was sterilized as a rite-of-passage for her commencement from the train she underwent in the Red Room under the supervision of Madame B. This event deeply affected her, as she regretfully told Banner of the alleged advantages of the routine.

Despite her life style of espionage and operating within the shadows, Romanoff ‘s adaptability influenced her opinions on the Sokovia Accords. Realizing the difference between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers with many of their activities seen in the inner light of day amongst the public, Romanoff wanted to appease public opinions by signing and besides that she did n’t want conflict with her close up friends and teammates like Barton and Rogers. This wish for Captain America finally caused Romanoff to betray Stark ‘s team and assist their scat so they could clear Barnes ‘ name, finally becoming a fleeting because of this. Despite her harsh and traumatic upbringing, Romanoff retained a kind, worry and compassionate side of her, with Melina Vostokoff expressing surprise at how she was able to keep her affection after all she had been through. For years, she harbored deep resentment and guilt towards herself ascribable to the damage she had caused during her time in the Red Room and S.H.I.E.L.D, and spend most of her life attempting to make up for her actions. This was most discernible when she freed Taskmaster from Dreykov ‘s control, and tearfully apologize to her adopted sister Yelena Belova for not coming back for her .

Abilities

“Natasha, not just a spy, not just toppling regimes, destroying empires from within, but an Avenger.”
―Alexei Shostakov to Natasha Romanoff

Natasha Romanoff was one of the most talented spies and deadly assassins in the universe. She was said by her teacher madame B. to be the best student in the Red Room, never failing a single test. Both the KGB and S.H.I.E.L.D. considered her as one of their most dangerous operatives. Romanoff was highly skilled in martial arts, armed battle, espionage, infiltration, disguise, manipulation, evasion, hack, and assassination. Romanoff ‘s extraordinary skill-set made her a kernel member of the Avengers. Romanoff besides displayed impressive survival and lastingness, being able to withstand being shot in the shoulder by Winter Soldier, being hit and flung away by Hulk, being launched into a cable car by a herculean kick from Taskmaster, falling from a building and hitting several alloy structures on the way down, and taking many blows from several Widows, all of which failed to render her indeed much as unconscious mind .

“Why am I back? How’d you get him out?”
“Cognitive recalibration. I hit you really hard on the head.”
―Clint Barton and Natasha Romanoff
“You should know I’m a better shot when I’m pissed off.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Taskmaster
  • Master Marksman: Romanoff was an extremely skilled marksman specialised in sharpshooting. During the Battle of Washington, D.C., Romanoff would have shot the Winter Soldier through his eye if he had not been wearing his protective goggles. She had also been trained from a young age in the art of sharpshooting, as she was seen practicing on targets, making several headshots in quick succession.
  • Master Acrobat: Romanoff was an extremely skilled gymnast, acrobat, and aerialist, often incorporating gymnastics and acrobatics into her fighting style as she fought opponents. She had numerous complex maneuvers and feats throughout her battles. During her fight within Hammer Industries Headquarters, Romanoff used these skills to defeat the guards with ease. During the Chitauri Invasion, she got to ride a Chitauri Chariot by using her acrobatics to commandeer it.
“You are mind-blowingly duplicitous. How do you do it? You just tear things out? You’re a triple imposter. I’ve never seen anything like it. Is there anything real about you?”
―Tony Stark to Natasha Romanoff
  • Master Spy: Romanoff was a dangerous secret agent highly skilled in espionage, stealth, disguise, infiltration, and demolitions. Her talents and years of experience have enabled her to reach a high ranking as a special agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Romanoff is well versed in internal destabilization and was soon deemed a threat to global security because of this. In addition, She was an expert in the field of seduction, often resorted to seducing men to obtain her goals while working undercover, such as when she posed as an assistant to evaluate Tony Stark for the Avengers Initiative. Romanoff was also able to bend many men to her will and sometimes even get them to do her bidding for her, and would continue deceiving them through different means necessary if she still had a further use for them. Moreover, she displayed an uncanny affinity for psychological manipulation and could mask her real emotions perfectly. Romanoff’s skills were so legendary that Nick Fury created a lie detector that he hoped she wouldn’t be able to deceive.[42] Her incredible talents for deception also enabled her to detect when others were lying, such as when she was able to discern that Captain America was lying to her about not knowing why Nick Fury was at his apartment. Councilwoman Pamela Hawley even stated that she was unaware Romanoff was Russian due to her complete lack of an accent, stating she sounded perfectly American.[16]
“You both have killed so many people. Your ledgers must be dripping, just gushing red.”
―Alexei Shostakov to Natasha Romanoff
  • Master Assassin: Romanoff was notorious in the art of assassination, considered to be one of the most dangerous assassins in the world. She was known to have killed many people during her time serving the KGB and S.H.I.E.L.D. During her time in the Red Room, Romanoff was trained to kill without remorse and was seen demonstrating her sharpshooting skills on a live captive, showing no emotion as she killed him.
“I bet you knew Fury hired the pirates, didn’t you?”
“Well, it makes sense. The ship was dirty, Fury needed a way in, so do you.”
―Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff
  • Gifted Intellect: Romanoff’s intellect seemingly put her on par with Steve Rogers and Clint Barton. She possessed the ability to quickly process multiple information streams like threat assessments and rapidly respond to changing tactical situations. Romanoff also possessed a vast knowledge of human anatomy, displayed by her often using joint locks and hitting enemies in the weakest parts of their bodies; for example the crotch, stomach, armpits, and the head. Her prodigious skill from her years of training also allows her to predict her opponents’ plans of attack as well, such as when she was able to save herself, Captain America, and Falcon from being shot by the Winter Soldier by predicting the order in which he would shoot at them through the roof of their car. Victoria Hand has even stated that Romanoff does not usually require extraction teams on S.H.I.E.L.D. missions and is resourceful enough to make her own escape.[43]
  • Expert Tactician: Romanoff was a very effective strategist, tactician, and field commander, being able to lead the Avengers and even S.H.I.E.L.D. on one occasion. Romanoff was able to trick Ross and his entire S.W.A.T. team thinking that they had tracked her down to a train station in Albany using the tracker on her suit, but she already knew and deliberately left them there in order to lure them to the wrong place and thus buying herself more time to go to her hiding place. Moreover, Romanoff, in conjunction with Yelena Belova constructed a plan to successfully break Red Guardian out of prison. She later collaborated with Melina Vostokoff to construct a plan to bring down the Red Room and kill General Dreykov in a short amount of time before Red Room soldiers arrived.
“I’m in the middle of an interrogation. This moron is giving me everything.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Phil Coulson
  • Master Interrogator: Romanoff was able to trick Loki into telling her about his plan to use Hulk against the Helicarrier to bust him out of his cell. She was able to do a “reverse interrogation”; while she seemed to be in danger, in truth, she was getting all the information she wanted to know. Romanoff utilized this technique once again to goad Dreykov into revealing the key needed to access his console.
“What are you doing?”
“I’m rebooting Rhodey’s suit.”
―Happy Hogan and Natasha Romanoff
  • Expert Hacker: Romanoff could hack into most computer systems without tripping any firewalls or security. She used this talent to hack into Hammer Industries mainframe and help James Rhodes regain control of the War Machine Armor and enabled him to help Stark fight the rest of the attacking Hammer drones, and again to access the location of Camp Lehigh from the USB Steve Rogers received from Nick Fury.
  • Pilot: Romanoff was a skilled pilot, capable of piloting a Quinjet by herself with ease, and was able to copilot a helicopter along with Yelena Belova.
“She’s fluent in French, Italian, Russian, Latin.”
―Tony Stark
  • Multilingualism: Romanoff was fluent in her native Russian, as well as English, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, Latin, Norwegian, Japanese and various other languages. Romanoff also knew Morse code, which enabled her to send a message to Clint Barton when she was captured by Ultron after the Battle of Seoul. She also taught Wanda Maximoff an American accent to cover up her Sokovian accent.

equipment

Uniforms

“What are you wearing?”
―Happy Hogan to Black Widow
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Uniform: Black Widow’s first uniform was a black catsuit. It zipped up the front and had fingerless gloves with S.H.I.E.L.D. logos on the shoulders. It had two belts, one of which had a red hourglass symbol on it and the other serving as a utility belt. It also had a thigh holster.
  • Tactical Uniform: Her second uniform was a slightly modified version of her earlier one, made of smooth gray fabric. The red hourglass was brighter and the belts were slightly different. The only major difference was the inclusion of built in wrist tasers.
  • Stealth Uniform: Her third uniform was worn while working on S.H.I.E.L.D. missions with Captain America. Her uniform became black with gray webbing, a S.H.I.E.L.D. logo on her right shoulder and her trademark red hourglass over her stomach. It also features her Widow’s Bite, a utility belt, and two thigh holsters.
  • Avengers Uniform: The fourth uniform worn by Black Widow was similar to her second. She wore a black suit with black padding at the shoulders, knees, and elbows. Her suit also contained a more powerful version of her Black Widow’s Bite which when used caused piping on the suit to light up. She also wore a thigh-holster on her left leg.
  • Second Avengers Uniform: The fifth uniform was much sleeker than the previous version. Her suit is not leather, but rather a more tactical stretch Kevlar instead of the usual printed stretch fabrics used, making it bulletproof. The uniform also contains titanium-plated shin guards. Her boots have kinetic rebounding soles that add bounce to jumps. The suit incorporates her usual red hourglass and Widow’s Bites with long-range upgrades.
  • Winter Uniform: The sixth uniform, which was provided by Rick Mason, is a white suit, to fit and blend with the snow environment that her mission took place in. The rest of the costume remains similar to all her previous ones, with shoulder, knee, and elbow pads, as well as a holster on the back for her batons, her Widow’s Bites, and a belt with two thigh holsters.
  • Melina Vostokoff’s Uniform: The seventh uniform was worn by Romanoff when she disguised herself as Melina Vostokoff. It is a suit with black and grey patterning, and a gold Widow’s Bite and belt. The uniform also contains a back holster for her batons, with a strap across the front, padding for the shoulders, knees, and elbows, and also thigh holsters.
  • Fugitive Uniform: The eighth uniform consisted of a black suit with padding on its knees and elbows to provide protection and additional striking capabilities. The uniform had her Widow’s Bites included and had tall, heeled boots. The uniform has a thigh holster on her leg and a holster for her batons on her back.
    • Yelena Belova’s Vest: She wore a green vest given to her by Yelena Belova over her uniform.
  • Third Avengers Uniform: The ninth uniform was a black suit with gray detailing on the front, as well as shoulder and knee armor. It has a holster on the back for her batons, her Widow’s Bites, and a belt with two thigh holsters.
  • Advanced Tech Suit: This suit was designed to time travel through the Quantum Realm safely. It is a white, red, and black suit that materializes around the wearer’s regular clothes when time travel is required and disappears when no longer in use. It has size-shifting adaptability down to subatomic levels and a wrist gadget that allows for displacement through time and space.

Weapons

other equipment

Vehicles

“Gentlemen, you may wanna step inside in a minute. It’s gonna get a little hard to breath.”
―Natasha Romanoff to Steve Rogers and Bruce Banner
“Relax, shellhead. Not all of us can fly.”
―Black Widow to Iron Man

Facilities

“The Red Room is your home now.”
―Dreykov to Natasha Romanoff

Prisons

This section requires expansion
  • Solenski Plaza: To be added

Relationships

Appearances

triviality

Behind the Scenes

References

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