When soldiers attacked Stalingrad, they rendered Natalia Alianovna Romanova an orphan; thus, she was under the care of Ivan Petrovich, a Russian soldier. She joined the Red room facility of the Soviet government so that she could save Ivan.
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Natalia was psycho and bio-enhanced in the facility, which granted her a youthful appearance and a long life. She became a special agent referred to as the Black widow; the winter soldier trained her while in the program. The two became romantically involved.
To ensure their loyalty could not be compromised, fake memories were placed in every Black widow. Natasha discovered that she had been given memories of being a Ballerina.
Stan Lee and Don Heck created Black widow. Her first appearance was in Tales of suspense, where she was the villain.
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Apart from being a founder member of the Avengers, Natalia was a talented assassin and spy. General Dreykov brainwashed her into joining the red army when she was a child. While Melina Vostokoff and Alexei Shostakov were in the states as undercovers, Natalia lived with them as their surrogate daughter.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Targeted her for being a K.G.B. operative. However, Clint Barton was given a chance to defect to the agency only if she killed Dreykov.
She became an extremely proficient agent for the agency due to her Bite and martial arts skills; she went by the codename, Black widow.
After Loki had enthralled Hawkeye, Natalia was brought into the Avengers, all this coming from Loki declaring war on Earth.
Through the help of Romanoff, Banner and Stark were recruited into the team while attempting to capture Loki; they managed to save Barton.
The entire plan of Loki was uncovered and led to Romanoff joining the team as they battled and helped dismantle the portal created by the tesseract. Thor deported Loki after his defeat on his homeworld.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
In the wake of the defeat of Loki, Romanoff worked with Captain America. The two uncovered a conspiracy following the attempt on Nick Fury’s life. They discovered that they were being infiltrated from the start by HYDRA.
Romanoff helped in exposing the evil schemes of Alexander Pierce to the world. However, Romanoff’s dubious history was revealed, leading to Romanoff dropping off the grid.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Romanoff rejoined the avengers eventually; she worked to bring down the cells of Hydra that were spread worldwide while also assisting in capturing Baron Strucker.
Banner and Stark created the rogue intelligence before she could have a relationship with Banner. She had to join up with the rest of the team to defeat Banner.
Romanoff informed the team about the whereabouts of Ultron despite the fact she was captured. It resulted in a battle in which Ultron was defeated by the Avengers, although Banner fled.
Black widow and Captain America remained with the team while forming a second team.
Captain America: Civil war
Romanoff agreed to the terms by many governments to sign the Sokovia Accords and later on teamed up with Iron Man against Captain America, who did not agree with them about the accord.
To assist Captain America, Romanoff betrayed Iron man to find incriminating evidence against the winter soldier and, in the process, violated the Sokovia Accords.
Avengers: Infinity War
Romanoff, Wilson, and rogers were on the run as fugitives for two years after the Avengers was broken. They protected Vision when the threat posed by Thanos approached Earth. Thanos was after the Mind stone that Vision had.
Romanoff was among the team that ambushed Thanos. They wanted to retrieve the stone and undo the snap, but they didn’t have any luck.
After five years, Romanoff led the Okoye formed Avengers alongside Captain America. Ant-man presented them with an opportunity of undoing the snap.
Romanoff was supposed to retrieve the Soul Stone with Barton, but she jumped willingly off the Vormir mountain, sacrificing herself to obtain the stone for the avengers.
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Super Soldier Alexei and Black Widow Melina worked as undercover agents in 1995, posing as a family with their daughters, Yelena Belova and Natasha Romanoff.
General Dreykov has Belova and Romanoff taken for training in the red room after successfully stealing intel from S.H.I.E.L.D.
Romanoff escapes in 2016 from Thaddeus Ross, a Secretary of state, and flees to a Rick Mason-supplied safehouse in Norway.
Taskmaster attacks Romanoff as she is unaware that she is driving with vials in the car. She manages to escape and learns the vials are from Budapest. In Budapest, she locates Belova, who reveals that the red room is active and that Dreykov still breathes.
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