Look at the first gif. That’s Natasha Romanov, master assassin, who just went toe-to-toe with the Hulk and lived. She’s just been told her partner in crime needs to be taken out.
Look at the second gif. That’s Natasha Romanov, master of the murder game, and she’s preparing to take out one of the only people in the world that she’s close to.
Look at the third gif. That’s Agent Romanov, legend of the criminal underworld, and she’s started putting together everything she knows about her target, every weakness she can exploit, every way she could get the upper hand.
Look at the fourth gif. That’s the Black Widow, the woman that makes Mob Bosses wet the bed, who haunts the nightmares of every damn low-life in the crime circle, and she motherfucking copies.
a reason I love this scene so much is because she was /scared/ of the hulk, like any sane human would be. and she was never portrayed as weaker for being scared, and she fought past it like an actual character. and that’s what I really love: it was a dimension, not just the one dimensional “strong” women characters that we’ve been getting (not that they’re all bad. Zoe, man) that are never ever allowed to be both scared and fucking badass and capable. and we need more characters that can be both, or badass and mourning, or badass but still feminine (stereotypically). because that shows females watching this that yes, you can be scared out of your fucking mind and still be someone who is capable enough to be the best in the world.
Guys, hey, guys. Do you remember that time that Coulson called Natasha and she ended up forming the Avengers? Remember how she did that by digging up Bruce Banner and introducing Steve to him then was the voice of reason when Tony and Steve were bickering and then how she brought Clint back from being mind controlled so that they can be a team? Remember that? Remember how the Black Widow out smarted a god? Remember that time she kept her shit together when the Hulk attacked her, even though she was really scared? Remember when she knocked an alien off his flying scooter and figured out how to drive it despite it being extrateresstrial tech, then got her ass up to the top of Stark Tower, found Loki’s staff and saved the world from being invaded by turning off the machine?
Remember how she was the central character of the whole freaking movie?
Anyone else remember that? I sure do.
AND I STILL CAN’T FIND ANY BLACK WIDOW MERCH
I can’t either. WHAT THE FUCK DISNEY, MARVEL, & HASBRO?!?!?
My goddaughter wants a Black Widow figure for her birthday (still) and it’s in two months. Throw me a freakin’ bone here, will ya?
“LEARN HOW TO KNOCK, WOMAN.”
If the Hawkeye one makes you feel uncomfortable, congratulations! Now you know how women feel when they see these sorts of panels in comic books.
Fontes’ Rants -“It ends with a zipper joke.”
"Merger" is Disney’s way of saying "We’re buying you out, and still using your name so we can make a tidy profit. We’ll also use your employees and tech from time to time and just slap our name on the end product."
Don’t believe me? Go watch the trailer for Wreck-It-Ralph and tell me that’s not Pixar’s work.