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Black Widow
Alternate Identity Black Widow
Powers and Abilities Electrical Attack
Team Affiliations HYDRA
Allies Avengers
Family and Friends Alexi Shostakov (Husband)

Black Widow is a superhero.


Black Widow was an agent of HYDRA who got disenchanted with Baron Strucker's goals, so she snuck information to NATO and S.H.I.E.L.D., and helped the Avengers to infiltrate into HYDRA's base. When Hawkeye blew the team cover, Strucker revealed that he already knew about Black Widow's betrayal. After defeating Strucker, Hawkeye apologized with Black Widow for mistrusting her and they grew attracted to each other.

Some time later, when Hawkeye and Black Widow stopped Whirlwind together, she found an inertial field generator on Whirlwind. As it was A.I.M. technology, Black Widow tracked an A.I.M. facility in Northern Canada, but was captured when sending a message to the Avengers. Hawkeye went to help her accompanied by Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and Vision.

Hawkeye found Black Widow safe and sound kissing an A.I.M. scientist. When the Avengers attacked the facility, Black Widow and the scientist escaped followed by Hawkeye. Black Widow then explained that the scientist was her husband Alexi Shostakov, who she believed dead until she recognized his handiwork in Whirlwind's device. Black Widow wanted to take Alexi away from A.I.M. and Hawkeye let her go, later telling Vision that she was never there.


Black Widow only appeared in the comic book tie-in to The Avengers: United They Stand. A version did appear in the opening theme for The Marvel Action Hour alongside Daredevil.

In the Comics

Natasha was a Russian spy who manipulated Hawkeye into stealing Tony Stark's technology, but abandoned Russia when her superiors tried to kill her.

Alexei was a Russian superhero named Red Guardian, the Russian answer to Captain America.

She has joined the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.

She has had a romantic relationship with Daredevil.

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