Captain America: Civil War – Black Widow 101

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Some times you need a hero with a big hammer or shiny shield that can make a lot of noise. Other times discretion is the better option, as some heroes are better suited for working in the shadows than they are in the light. That’s when you call upon agents like Natasha Romanoff, AKA the Black Widow. One of the most lethal ladies alive, the Black Widow is a charming yet fatal kicker of asses. And she’ll be putting said skills to good use when she joins the side of Tony Stark to bring in renegade heroes in the brewing Civil War.

As one of the most talented spies to ever survive the Red Room run by Madame B, Natasha Romanoff is a highly skilled operative who is well versed in various forms of espionage. Able to infiltrate any location, the KGB and SHIELD has long considered her to be one of the most dangerous people alive on the planet.

Romanoff’s skill-set is immense, having mastered the spy arts to become a stealthy operative with years of experience under her belt. In combat, Romanoff uses various forms of Karate, Judo, Aikido, Savate, boxing and wrestling to dominate her opponents, as seen when she tangled with the likes of skilled mercenaries, Chitauri soldiers, Ultron drones and even besting Hawkeye in single combat.

Abilities

RASPUTIN

  • Master Spy
  • Master Martial Artist
  • Master Acrobat
  • Master Assassin
  • Expert Marksman
  • Multilingual
  • Quick Thinker
  • Interrogation Expert
  • Expert Hacker
  • Trained Pilot

Romanoff is agile, incorporating her natural acrobatic skills into her fighting style and wreaking havoc on the battlefield while her sharpshooting skills almost landed a killshot on the Winter Soldier who was saved only be the fact that he was wearing protective goggles. Romanoff is far more deadly as an assassin however, having used her natural charm to seduce various targets and carry out numerous hits for the KGB and SHIELD.

As an interrogator, Romanoff is without peer. While it may seem like she is the one being questioned into revealing secrets, the Black Widow is actually learning all manner of information from her targets who believe that they have the upper hand.

Equipment

Black-WIDOW-(4)

The Black Widow favours small,easily concealable weapons in battle. While her preference for Glock and Walther PPK sidearms has resulted in several battlefield advantages, Romanoff also prefers relying on cutting edge technology that can be used to stun foes. These Black Widow gadgets include wrist-mounted bracelets that can deliver electrical stun charges to targets, batons that carry a powerful current through them and small taser-disks that can easily incapacitate enemies.

  • Black Widow’s Bite
  • Black Widow Batons
  • Makarov PM
  • Walther PPK
  • Glock 19
  • Glock 26

Having survived the Ultron offensive, Romanoff is now a first-generation member of a second-generation team of Avengers, ready to face any world-level threats with a cool head and a dizzying arsenal of skills and weapons.

Last Updated: April 25, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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