|Natalia Romanova ( 616 ) (clearmyledger) wrote,|
@ 2016-02-08 21:28:00
NAME: Natalia Romanova
CODENAME: Black Widow
AGE / DATE OF BIRTH: Redacted
SEXUALITY: She doesn't discriminate if she's interested.
AFFILIATION & RANK: SHIELD/Avengers - generally
Natalia was raised to be a chameleon when needed. In a matter of minutes, she can go from vagrant to starlet, with minimal resources. Her general appearance, however, is that of a 5'10, slightly tanned caucasian, with long red hair, green eyes, and approximately 115 lbs. As a "civilian", she dresses comfortably when not on a mission, sticking to jeans or slacks, simple blouses and jackets, occasionally with an Asian flavor thrown in. While she can perform missions - sanctioned or otherwise - in any garb, Natalia generally prefers to wear skintight black or dark gray clothes, fitted with several buckles and sleeves that can contain various weapons and equipment, and black boots. At those times, her hair is usually in a pony tail or bun to keep it out of the way. She has no tattoos, and only has her ears pierced, but she doesn't have a problem putting in fake piercings or using temporary tattoos, if the job calls for it.
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.
Thanks to various drugs and a version of the super soldier serum courtesy of the Red Room and Division X, Natalia ages very slowly. As a child, she was sterilized so that she would never be able to have children, and thus never form that sort of attachment...or become compromised in such a manner. Natalia has enhanced strength, reflexes, stamina, and the ability to ride out and fight off most hallucinogenics, poisons, and truth serum drugs. While she can be killed, Natalia has some enhanced healing and as a result of her training, she can delay the effects of pain, and thus it doesn't incapacitate her as it would your run of the mill human. Natalia is by no means perfect, and can lose limbs and be killed...it's just very difficult to do so to her and may result in the loss of others' lives instead. Proceed with caution!
Athletics; Natalia is a world-class athlete and gymnast, and also possesses the grace and flexibility of a ballerina.
HISTORY: Purposely kept somewhat vague to allow for adjustments through plotting with other players
Much of Natasha’s childhood is either unknown or forgotten, but what little she’s managed to discover is that she was born in the late 1930s, possibly near or in Stalingrad. When she was very young, Nazis set fire to the building she and her family were in, and she was saved by a Russian soldier named Ivan Petrovitch. She was taken to Department X and was trained with several other orphaned girls in the Red Room program. Under their administrations, she was injected with dozens of drugs and serums which led to her becoming more physically enhanced, as well as sterile. They crafted false memories for her as an effort to keep her docile and obedient. Subliminals and brain-washing over the years helped to keep her in line, and eventually she became their best operative. It was while in this program that she first met the Winter Soldier, and became one of his students, which led to the two developing feelings for one another. In an effort to separate the two, she was entered into an arranged, loveless marriage with Alexi Shostakov, a Soviet test pilot, which led to the KGB taking an interest in her. The two were split and she was told he died, and she was trained further, becoming one of Division X and the KGB’s top assassins.
MISC. INFO.: Natasha can be complicated, but also very simple. She has no problem doing dirty work.
1. Natalia attempts to retire. Again. But gets caught up in a local issue regarding a small town being squeezed to death by some sort of greedy company/CEO/mogul and manages to somehow save the town and end up with a park named after her. She'll be very embarrassed.
She awoke suddenly, her eyes sliding open in readiness, and it took a moment for Natasha to realize just what had awoken her. She could feel it, the distant memory pushing at the back of her mind. She didn't remember everything - or very many things at all - about her training in the Red Room, thanks to their experiments and serums, their playing around with her memories and thoughts and emotions. But when she did remember something, it often forced its way to the forefront of her mind, making her acknowledge it and accept it before she could move on and continue to function as a halfway-normal person.
TIME ZONE: EST
CHARACTER PB: Mini Anden
CHARACTER JOURNAL: clearmyledger
REFERRED BY: aveline