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As egos collide, Black Widow—street name, Natasha Romanova—is the only character who does not throw a monstrous hissyfit. The only character to gather actionable intelligence against Loki from Loki. The character who not only literally kicks sense back into the brainwashed Hawkeye, but then absolves him of any sins performed while under the loony god’s spell.
You want fearless? When midtown Manhattan is swarming with thousands of robo-aliens, the dreaded Chitauri, Black Widow commandeers one of their slippery aero-sleds and flies it to steal Loki’s glowing phallic scimitar so as to save the world so Iron Man can blow up the aliens."
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Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow [Iron Man 2, The Avengers]"This is nothing we were ever trained for."
Oh dear god. She was AMAZING in this movie. Like, I was already in love with Tony, and Pepper, and Loki, and Loki/Thor brother good-times, but I walked away from the Avengers with Natasha as my new favorite character.
"All I can say is that Scarlett gets to do a lot more than be hot in “Avengers”. It’s definitely dispiriting to have a woman play an heroic role and then be reduced to body parts by fan commentary, but that can only change slowly. And is."
Joss Whedon (via webslinged)
Before we saw any footage with Natasha, she’s “just there to look sexy”, “she’s just a pair of boobs”, “she won’t be able to hold her own with the rest of the boys”, “she’s too emotional”, “ugh she’s a robot”, “she’s just gonna be there for a romance subplot” and a whole list…
Okay, I’m going to admit that I felt like this, back before IM2 when there were rumors of studio interference and Jon and RDJ being unhappy with the direction things were going. Because “love triangle” is one of those sloppy standbys for drama. It had nothing to do with Natasha specifically, and everything to do with Marvel introducing a new female character to interact with Tony and Pepper, and I didn’t trust them not to go the easy route. And there’s these moments where you see they tried: the IM2 novelization where getting to Tony is a method Nat uses to get to Iron Man, Pepper’s out of nowhere comment “Don’t think I don’t know what you’re doing,” in the movie, these little hints that the story was meant to be something different.
But we should be past that now. I am. Yes, the Iron Man comics have a LOOOOOONG history, but T/P has been established as their movie canon couple. So, threat neutralized. And honestly? Pepper turning a pale shade of green was pretty cute (“I want one.” “No.”/”I could have Natalie schedule you a massage.” “I don’t want Natalie to do anything.”) because it played off of Tony’s own insecurities where Pepper was concerned.
Also, Natasha kinda kicked ass in IM2. I (grudgingly) liked her the moment she stared Tony down in the weight room scene, and (heck yeah!) adored her from the moment she showed up in her SHIELD uni. From that point on, she was much more of a force to be reckoned with. And I’m still hungry for a Pepper/Nat story where they get embroiled in a situation that lets them BOTH play to their unique strengths.
Now, if only Marvel would stop releasing promotional materials that emphasize her butt instead of her determination.