won 1st place with this in a teen drawing contest but i can’t attend the recognition ceremony because i’m going to a wedding that day. oops
and I’d like to wipe it out…
Natasha Romanoff in the Avengers appreciation post
When The Avengers hit theaters almost two years ago, a lot of people made fun of Hawkeye and Black Widow because they were regular human beings teamed up with a super-soldier, a man in a flying metal fighting suit, a giant green monster with unimaginable strength, and a god. And it’s true that Hawkeye seemed like he existed primarily as a plot point, but Black Widow, now, she kicked ass and showed some serious depth as a character.
If you’re still skeptical, try thinking of Black Widow this way: She’s an human being without super powers. She’s an amazing athlete with serious expertise in several martial arts. She dresses in black, and wears a belt. She sometimes uses gadgets. She’s incredibly stealthy. Some seriously bad things have happened to her in the past. She doesn’t always exactly follow the law. Sound familiar?
I’m not saying that the Widow is precisely a female version of Batman – there are many obvious differences, most prominently her use of guns and willingness to kill. But I’d be willing to bet that most of the people who scoffed at the Widow’s presence in The Avengers would never dream of saying anything of that sort about Batman. The fact is that Black Widow, as portrayed by Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a terrific character who absolutely belongs with the more conventional superheroes.
Nowhere is this more evident than in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Black Widow has a much bigger role in this film than she’s had before, and you get to see just how multifaceted her character really is, as well as see her kick some more very serious ass. In movies, she’s the best argument there has been so far that calling characters like her “female superheroes” or “superheroines” is just silly: she, and they, are superheroes; the fact that they’re female really isn’t relevant."
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#but to me there will never be a greater moment of loki pwnage than this#because she beat him on his own terms#at his own game#and he coudn’t just laugh it off or make some pithy comment#she got him right where he lives and he may think he was born to be a king but natasha#natasha is a queen x
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Peggy Carter orNatasha Romanoff
BLACK WIDOW; ( 2015 )
Natasha Romanoff ( Scarlett Johansson ) is an Avenger. But before she was a member of SHIELD, she was an assassin for the Russian secret organisation known as Department X. Trained in the Red Room, the young Natalia ( Liliana Mumy ) is handed over to the Department by Ivan Petrovich ( Liam Neeson ) and recruited to the USSR’s ‘Black Widow Ops’ program, brainwashed and trained in advanced combat, weapons skills, and given a modified super soldier serum. As SHIELD deploys its first tentative group of operatives - codenamed the Secret Avengers - the now adult Romanova is sent to eliminate the troublesome group.
However, she eventually breaks free of her conditioning with the help of Hawkeye ( Jeremy Renner ) and reluctantly is recruited by Agent Phil Coulson ( Clark Gregg ) and Deputy Director Maria Hill ( Cobie Smulders ).