Black Widow (Romanova)

History

In 1928, Nazis set the building in Stalingrad that Natalia and her mother were living in on fire. Her mother threw her out the window to a Russian soldier before dying in the inferno. The soldier's name was Ivan Petrovitch, and he took the role of a foster father for the young orphan. As Natasha grew and matured, she proved to be an amazing athlete and scholar, while gaining distinction in the USSR as a ballerina. Ivan would then be asked to enroll the young Natalia in the mysterious Red Room.

Enhanced with procedures known only in the Red Room she became their premiere assassin. Awarded the moniker of Black Widow, she spends the duration of the Cold War killing for the Soviet state. The decades on, she works alone and is known as one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s worst opponents: a spy, saboteur, and assassin.

Recent Events

At some point in the early 2000s, Natalia begins to fray. She commits one too many mistakes, and runs a suicide mission against S.H.I.E.L.D. in hopes of dying, but Clint Barton makes the call to bring her in. Fury gives her a last chance opportunity to defect, a decision that doesn't go over well with much of S.H.I.E.L.D. or the American Government. To guarantee her cooperation, mechanisms are put in place to make any deception less than desireable. Natalia has no say in any of it.

Romanova is granted immunity for her old crimes and accepts S.H.I.E.L.D. as her new master. She's a seasoned operative but not a trustworthy one - many of her colleagues still wish her dead or are extremely wary of her. Fury has her within S.H.I.E.L.D.'s black ops, doing the dirty work he would not put on most agents, leaving her a leash long enough so long as she kills for him. Although officially an Avenger, Natasha has troubles reconciling with her new identity and balancing a life of heroics with the life of a spy.

Personality

Natasha is torn between two warring aspects of herself. On one side, her dominant side, she knows exactly how the world works. People are weak, manipulative, selfish and cruel. It is kill or be killed, and the most vicious always comes out on top. There is no rule but survival of the fittest. That is what she knows. That is all she has ever known. BUT… recently she has been feeling a budding sense of hope that she knows to be for nothing. And yet, there it is. Being in the presence of Captain America and few other true heroes make her wish she could believe in what they preach. Being around them makes her feel just a little better, and being part of their heroics makes all her sins just a little more bearable. Until SHIELD innevitably uses her for what she is good for, and then it is back to the world of spies, murder an deceit she will never escape.

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Character Sheet

BLACK WIDOW GEAR: Natasha wears two bracelets equipped to discharge the "widow's bite," high-frequency electrostatic bolts of up to 30,000 volts, capable of stunning even a superhuman opponent at a range of at least 20 feet, shoot tear gas cartridges and act as a radio transmitter. The bracelets' various functions are activated by galvanic sensors keyed to Black Widow's wrist musculature.

ENHANCED PHYSIOLOGY: The Red Room treatments have slowed her aging, augmented her immune system and enhanced her physical performance to nigh-supernatural levels.

Miscellaneous

Gallery

Appearances

February 04, 2019. Botched Training

Two Widows and a very green trainee, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted On: 10 Feb 2019 03:10 (Related Tags: black-widow-belova black-widow-romanova quake)


January 29, 2019. Driving Miss Daisy

The Black Widows try to stop bickering long enough to nab themselves a recently-revealed mutie!

Posted On: 30 Jan 2019 04:30 (Related Tags: black-widow-belova black-widow-romanova quake)


Black Widow
From Russia With Love
From Russia With Love
Full Name: Natasha Romanova
Code Name: Black Widow
Occupation: Public Servant
Aliases: Nat
Reg. Status: Unregistered
Alignment: Neutral
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: SHIELD
Physical Information
Gender: Female
Species: Metahuman
Species Detail: Serum'd Human
Age: Too Old For This
Height: 6'
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Blue
Eye Color: Red
OOC Information
Portrayed By:
Theme Song:
Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: black-widow-romanova
Played Since:

Last Posted Activity: 10 Feb 2019 03:10

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