|Natalia Romanova ( 616 ) (clearmyledger) wrote,|
@ 2015-10-06 22:30:00
FULL NAME: Natalia Alianova Romanova
NICKNAMES/ALIASES: Black Widow, Yelena Belova, Natasha Romanoff, Tasha, Madame Nikita, Nancy Rushman, Laura Matthers, Nadine Roman, Oktober, Black Pearl, Ebon Flame, Ms. Heck, "Nat", Tsarina, Red, Natalia Shostakova, Natuska, Czarina
SERIES/FANDOM: Marvel Comics
AGE/DATE OF BIRTH: Redacted
SPECIES: Human (Enhanced)
SEXUALITY: Bisexual and then some
OCCUPATION: TBD IC, possibly trainer of some sort
Athletics; Natalia is a world-class athlete and gymnast, and also possesses the grace and flexibility of a ballerina.
Martial arts; Thanks to her training, Natalia is an expert in the following: Karate, Judo, Aikido, Savate, Parkour, Kung Fu (various styles), boxing, and kickboxing.
Weapons; Natalia is a weapons specialist and expert marksman with guns and knives. She also is extremely adaptable and can use nearly anything to kill or injure another.
Hyperpolyglot; Natalia can speak, read, and write in several different languages including (but not limited to)= English, Russian, Latin, Italian, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic. The exact number of languages she knows is unknown.
Hacking; Natalia has high-level computer skills which enable her to hack most computer systems without tripping security.
Actress; She is skilled in changing her walk, demeanor, appearance, voice, and personality to become someone else and keep cover.
Interrogator; Natalia can manipulate and influence others to learn information they might not give otherwise; in addition, she is skilled at reading nonverbal language cues and psychology, and is able to infer certain aspects based on such.
Espionage; Natalia was trained by the KGB's Division X Red Room program to be an expert spy using the above skills, as well as seduction.
Lack of trust; Due to the fact that Natalia has MAJOR trust issues, it becomes very difficult for her to make close connections. This occasionally gets in the way of things.
Gut instinct; While this is a likely asset, it also causes problems. If she's wrong, people tend to die. She tries not to be wrong, but it happens.
Mysterious past; Having a past that is wrapped in shadow occasionally returns to bite her in the ass. Hard.
Susceptibility to mind control; Thanks to her conditioning, programming, and training courtesy of the Red Room, Natasha is highly susceptible to certain kinds of conditioning and mind control, especially those of the Russian varieties.
Emotions; Natalia feels things too hard and has been taught to repress emotions, or to only use them when necessary. This causes her to have some trouble displaying true emotions to others.
Natalia is generally very quiet and observant, being the one who generally tends to be in the corner, watching everyone else. She often comes off as cold and aloof, but is warm and kind to those she cares about. She works well as a member of a team, and has no problem getting in someone's face if she needs to. She doesn't take a lot of crap from others. She doesn't underestimate the people she works with, and is often the one who knows what to say at the right moment. Outside of the team, she knows how to manipulate people for information, particularly men, and is often believed to be weak, when she isn't. She is an exceptional actress and master spy and assassin, and because of this she does have some knowledge of psychology which she uses when needed. As a spy, she tends to stay out of larger fights and the like, but has a strong sense of morality. Sometimes. She'll kick the ass of her landlady's husband if needed and then feed her cat, but she won't accept thanks and she'd leave immediately if necessary. She doesn't like putting innocents in the path of danger, but she will. Home is where the pain is.
One of the things Natalia is most afraid of is that she doesn't think she can ever truly make up for the pain she caused in her pre-SHIELD days. One of her strongest motivations in working with SHIELD is to try and make up, somehow, for the red in her ledger, though she knows she never can. She is responsible (directly and indirectly) for more deaths than even she is certain of, and part of the reason why she now works for SHIELD is that she wants to do the right thing and try to account for what she's done in her past. She is fiercely loyal to SHIELD, but knows that they often use her to do the dirty work others won't.
Part of the reason that Natalia appears cold and unfeeling to so many is because she deliberately portrays the image, and even those who think they know her may sometimes have difficulty seeing the real version of her. Having been trained from a young girl in how to use emotions, Natalia uses the outer shell to protect herself, thinking it would be better to not have any friends, rather than to have several who could hurt her, or worse, use her.
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