How about a black Natasha?

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#1 Posted by Zardu (348 posts) - - Show Bio

When I think of Black Widow, I alwayshave the image of a black woman in my mind. Maybe it's the name. However, I like the idea of a black Natasha. A tall woman with an athletic physique, slightly muscular and with merciless strength. I think, especially the Avengers could use more color. I have nothing against a white Black Widow, but somehow it does not fit. Black women are known for their athletic body proportions. It would be much more realistic if a strong woman looks strong. Moreover, even the exotic plays a role: a colored face with make-up and a warm pervasive view fits better to a femal agent who will draw everyone's attention. Here some pictures:

#2 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6532 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you talking about in the films or comics?

Anyway, I think there was another woman in the Black Widow role, and she was blonde I think. It seems possible that a black woman could take on the name and role, but I don't think they would change Natashas skin colour.

#3 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

...............No.

#4 Posted by SweetPotatoe (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the idea.

#5 Posted by Zardu (348 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6532 posts) - - Show Bio

@zardu: Well I think they'll probably stick with her being white now that it's been established. If they wanted to add some diversity, there are black Avengers who could be brought in, Black Panther, Monica Rambeau, Falcon, etc.

So what doesn't fit about a white Black Widow?

#7 Posted by Zardu (348 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Her physique does not look strong enough. She is mainly attractive. It lacks the mystery, the danger and cunning, and the exotic touch.

#8 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio

How about no?

#9 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (34928 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a joke in here somewhere about a black Russian, I just have to find it....

#10 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@zardu said:

@v_scarlotte_rose: Her physique does not look strong enough. She is mainly attractive. It lacks the mystery, the danger and cunning, and the exotic touch.

That's all subject to opinion. Either way, she isn't just attractive, if you've read any Black Widow before, you'll know that she's an intelligent and extremely capable spy and combatant.

#11 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6532 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

@zardu said:

@v_scarlotte_rose: Her physique does not look strong enough. She is mainly attractive. It lacks the mystery, the danger and cunning, and the exotic touch.

That's all subject to opinion. Either way, she isn't just attractive, if you've read any Black Widow before, you'll know that she's an intelligent and extremely capable spy and combatant.

That's true. I haven't read any of her solo material, but I know from Avengers issues that she can be useful.

#12 Posted by Zardu (348 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: She could have been born and raised in Russia. And because she does not look like a Russian, she had the perfect disguise to spy unobtrusively in America. By the way: the russian boogeyman is a bit worn.

#13 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2051 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a joke in here somewhere about a black Russian, I just have to find it....

I don't know about a Black Russian, but The Dude will have a White Russian.

#14 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

Well based on comics' tendency to name characters of African lineage with the precursor "Black", does that mean she'd become Black Black Widow? Or Black*2 Widow?

#15 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (34928 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by Zardu (348 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Edited by AweSam (7376 posts) - - Show Bio

No, then people will just think she's a black woman with a dead husband.

#19 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6532 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: Yeah! She could have Scottish Widow as her partner:

#20 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2430 posts) - - Show Bio

How about a white storm?

#21 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

@zardu said:

@v_scarlotte_rose: Her physique does not look strong enough. She is mainly attractive. It lacks the mystery, the danger and cunning, and the exotic touch.

That's all subject to opinion. Either way, she isn't just attractive, if you've read any Black Widow before, you'll know that she's an intelligent and extremely capable spy and combatant.

That's true. I haven't read any of her solo material, but I know from Avengers issues that she can be useful.

Check out Winter Soldier, Brubaker's run of Cap during Bucky, and Ellis' Secret Avengers - she's fantastic in both, they really made me like the character.

#22 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6532 posts) - - Show Bio

How about a white storm?

What like a blizzard?

#23 Edited by Zardu (348 posts) - - Show Bio

@dark_guyver: Why not? But the white hair better fit to a dark face.

#24 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6532 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: I'll keep them in mind, but to be honest I'm not really that interested in her. If I come across something that makes me interested, I'll look into your suggestions. :)

#25 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: I'll keep them in mind, but to be honest I'm not really that interested in her. If I come across something that makes me interested, I'll look into your suggestions. :)

All good ;)

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