Natalia Romanova Alianovna ( Russian : Наталья Альяновна “Наташа Романоф” Романова , alias : Natasha Romanoff ), colloquial : Black Widow ( English : Black Widow ; Russian: Чёрная Вдова ; transliterated Chyornaya Vdova ) is a superheroine fictitious that appears in comic books Americans published by Marvel Comics . Created by editor and plotter Stan Lee , screenwriter Don Rico, and artist Don Heck, the character debuted in Tales of Suspense # 52 (April 1964). The character was introduced as a Russian spy , an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man . Later, she defected to the United States, becoming an agent for the fictional organization SHIELD , and a member of the superhero team The Avengers .

It was created by Stan Lee , Don Rico and Don Heck and first appeared in the cartoon Tales of Suspense # 52 . The real name of this character is Natalia Alianovna Romanova , her acquaintances call her Natasha and she has decided to use the English form of her last name, Romanoff.

 

 

FIRST APPEARANCES

Created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Don Rico, and artist Don Heck, the character debuted in Tales of Suspense #52 (April 1964). The character was introduced as a Russian spy, an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man. She later defected to the United States, becoming an agent of the fictional spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. and a member of the superhero team the Avengers.

POWER and ABILITIES

Black Widow has been enhanced by biotechnology that makes her body resistant to aging and disease and heals above the human rate; as well as psychological conditioning that suppresses her memory of true events as opposed to implanted ones of the past without the aid of specially designed system suppressant drugs.

Black Widow is a world-class athlete, gymnast, acrobat, aerialist capable of numerous complex maneuvers and feats, expert martial artist (including jiu jitsu, aikido, boxing, judo, karate, savate, ninjutsu, various styles of kung fu and kenpo, as well as the Russian martial art sambo), marksman and weapons specialist as well as having extensive espionage training.

ORIGIN STORY

Natasha was born in Stalingrad (now Volgograd), Russian SFSR, USSR. The first and best-known Black Widow is a Russian agent trained as a spy, martial artist, and sniper, and outfitted with an arsenal of high-tech weaponry, including a pair of wrist-mounted energy weapons dubbed her “Widow’s Bite”. She wears no costume during her first few appearances but simply evening wear and a veil. Romanova eventually defects to the U.S. for reasons that include her love for the reluctant-criminal turned superhero archer, Hawkeye.

ENEMIES & ROGUES

Black Widow is an international spy and tends to battle different villains at any given time.

ALLIES

Her usual allies include Daredevil, Captain America, Hawkeye, and the Winter Soldier. She is also affiliated with many different organizations within the Marvel universe, with S.H.I.E.L.D and the Avengers in particular.

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