Updated on 16 October, 2021
Natasha Romanoff is an award-winning actress who has played the Marvel comic book character Black Widow in the last few movies. The Black Widow has had a colorful past, though, after her first introduction in the Avengers films and her eventual inclusion in the Avengers spin-off television series, she has become an important role in modern pop culture. What many people don't realize is that Black Widow is not really her real name. Her name is Samirah Romanoff. The name was given to her because of an incident in which she was nearly killed during a mission in Wakandan. She managed to survive and this led to a relationship with Tony Stark, who created the iron armor known as the Mandarin.
Romanoff quickly gained a reputation as an incredible woman, both by those who loved her work and those who distrusted it. This was all part of a marketing plan by Marvel to raise interest in the character. As a character, she was an agent of chaos, often using her dangerous skills to try and accomplish something more sinister than what she had intended. This earned her a reputation as a bad girl and an enemy of peace.
The Black Widow had several comic book series featuring her as well as a solo book written by Steve Englehart. In addition, she has been featured in several storylines throughout the Marvel world. However, she is perhaps most well known from the Ultimate comics where she is an archer and spy. She was also married to The Mandarin, a Mandarin impersonator.
While many people view the Mandarin as a complete evil organization, it should be noted that Romanoff's attitude towards him and his intentions toward the Mandarin are a lot different. In fact, the Mandarin was the one who first put the idea into her head that being a spy was a good way to get into the business. While she was skeptical at first, it was later revealed that the Mandarin's motivations were based on a desire to make money. He wanted to use the money to finance his revolution.
When she first learned about this, Black Widow was not happy. However, she quickly realized that joining the fight against the Mandarin and stealing his secrets was exactly what she needed to do. However, she was hesitant about leaving her father and family behind. As a result, she hired a pair of terrorists to pose as the Mandarin's henchmen. They were successful in their mission and planted a bomb near Tony's house.
Afterward, she went to Tony's house alone. Later that night, she attacked him while he was sleeping. He escaped but was left with serious injuries including a bullet to the back of his head. Later that morning, she posed as the Mandarin's lover while he was undergoing surgery. The attack convinced Tony that he needed to do whatever it takes to protect the world.
A year later, Black Widow returned as the new Black Widow. However, she underwent some changes in appearance. Instead of wearing her signature black bodysuit, she wears a red and white jumpsuit. In addition, she now also possesses a deadly martial arts weapon.
In the latest storyline, Black Widow teams up with the Ant Man and Spider-Man. She uses her weapon to take down the wall hiding Electro's base. She then trades places with her fellow Avengers teammate, Iron Man. The two heroes are soon joined by the X-Men and the New X-Men when a clone of Cyclops tries to shoot them, forcing them to team up with each other.