& чв

Latrodectus is a genus of spiders in the family Theridiidae, most of which are commonly known as widows.

& introduction

2028-Feb-29, Tuesday 11:38
HER SECRETS remain unconquered and unsolved. Radiant beauty and stark, hideous ugliness, gladness and sorrow, greatness and tragedy and brutal, savage cruelty— over all these she draws a veil of impenetrable mystery, smiling with soft, unscrutable eyes.” —Meriel Buchanan, Recollections of Imperial Russia
Natasha Romanov // Наталья Романова
Black Widow
Marvel Comics, flexible canonpoint

Art by Phil Noto. Icons, graphics, layouts by me.

Black Widow created by Stan Lee, Don Rico and Don Heck and is © Marvel Comics.

The Basics

NAME. Наталья Романова / Natasha Romanov 1
A.K.A. Black Widow
DOB/AGE. c. 1928, eighty-nine.2
HAIR/EYE. Auburn / blue
HEIGHT/WEIGHT. 5′7″, 135lbs
“ There's a lot of people to whom I have done wrong in my life. This I will admit. I very well may have-- whatever this is-- I very well may have it coming. ” )

1. Natasha Romanov is an anglicization of the Russian name Наталья Романова. In Russian, family names take grammatical gender, hence -ова instead of -ов; it is not uncommon to use the masculine form when translating names to English. Наталья is sometimes transliterated as Natalia, and Natasha is a common diminutive or nickname, like Bob is for Robert. Other variants include “Natasha Romanoff” or “Natalia Romanova” — it's all the same name, translated slightly differently. For more information see this post.

2. Physically, vague late twenties.

OOC Permissions

Backtagging |  Always.

Fourthwalling |  I'd rather not.

General |  I don't have a prose/brackets preference, so feel free to make requests. I try to tag about once a day, sometimes more sometimes less.

IC Permissions

Physical Affection |  OOCly I'm comfortable with this, IC reactions will be variable.

Violence |  Character is from a superhero comic, fighting is what she does, feel free to throw the first punch. Major injury and death is something I prefer to discuss beforehand, but feel free to PM me.

Psychics |  Natasha has some basic SHIELD training against mind-reading, but nothing a dedicated telepath can't get through. Her psyche is a little warped from repeated intrusion, because comics.

Ship Preferences

Shipping (Y) |  Bucky, Matt, Clint, Sharon.

Shipping (N) |  Nick (Sr.), Maria, Yelena, most villains, anyone under 20.

A Note |   I'm open to most anything else, especially with proper build-up, including cross-canon. I don't do smut, so all encounters in that direction will likely be fade-to-black.

Canon Preferences

Canon Familiarity (Comics) |  I've read all of Natasha's 616 appearances, and am generally fluent and up-to-date in wider Avengers, Daredevil, and Captain America canon. I've also read most of her major AU appearances, including Ultimates 1 & 2, 1602, 1872, &c &c. I have only medium proficiency in the X-Men and Spider-Man sides of Marvel canon.

MCU Awareness |   I've seen the bulk of Natasha's MCU appearances and read the comic tie-ins that focus specifically on her. My familiarity with other MCU properties is pretty hit or miss.

AU Castmates |   I play from 616 continuity but I really like cross-universe CR and exploring the differences between timelines. I don't always have my characters ICly recognize AU canonmates right-off, but feeling ~a connection~ nonetheless. I'm also more than happy to just go with the flow of a thread, if you want to do it another way!

⚠️ Content Warning |  Natasha's canon involves brainwashing, violence, and bad metaphors for gender oppression and sexual assault. Please let me know if you want me to avoid these topics, or if you want to opt-out of playing with Natasha altogether. I have no specific triggers.

It will scar, which is good. A scar is not the mark of a mistake made, Natasha. It’s another lesson— that you are stronger than whatever it is that gave it to you. You will endure many such lessons in your life, little spider. Not all of them will be from enemies.
“ I have done bad things but I have done much good, too. Real good. I will not go out quietly. And I will not go out this way. I will go out when I want to go. ” )

& open post

2024-Feb-24, Saturday 13:38

Open Post

Leave starters for threads here. Images, scenarios, action threads, &c.

CANON POINT: c. Varies. I'm up-to-date with Natasha's canon and also fluent with her older stuff, so just specify if you want to play c. Daredevil v1 #99 or whatever.

& visualosities

2023-Dec-03, Sunday 00:31

“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive. ” — Merce Cunningham

“ I grew up with death. I walked hand in hand with it all my life! I saw children starve in the ruins of Stalingrad, and men freeze solid as ice overnight. ” )

How's My Driving?

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— All comments screened.
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& контакт

2022-Jan-28, Friday 11:27

“You've reached the voicemail of the Black Widow, ex-superspy and crime fighter extraordinaire. I'm out fighting crime right now, please leave a message.”

· Phone, email, text, images.


2021-Apr-02, Friday 17:46
Player. Alex ([personal profile] terra)    Timezone. PST   PMs. this journal    Plurk. [plurk.com profile] lightfellows


PLAYER | Alex.
CONTACT | PMs/[plurk.com profile] lightfellows.
FORMATTING | Either/or.


NAME | Наталья Романова
CANON | Marvel Comics
CANON POINT | post-Black Widow #12
AGE | 89. (looks late-20s)
HEIGHT | 5′7″ (170cm)
BUILD | Athletic but compact, Natasha has a dancer's physique and economy of movement.

AFFECTION | Is fine, but not necessarily wanted.
RELATIONSHIPS | I like all kinds of CR: negative, positive, somewhere in between. I'm open to shipping with development, but this isn't a priority for me or Natasha at present.
VIOLENCE | Natasha is from a superhero canon, and is used to fixing problems by punching them really hard. I am always up for action threads, but prefer major injury to be plotted out beforehand.
TELEPATHY | This is for mutants, but I guess.

Natasha has no visible scars or markings is very deiberate in her movements, a trained ballerina. She smells like exotic oils and expensive shampoo, and her heartbeat is unnaturally steady and difficult to read.

Natasha has had some basic training in techniques to avoid mental intrusion, and has a number of false, implanted, and deleted memories.


Non-consensual sexuality, including sex pollen or other aphrodesiacs.

Natasha doesn't have powers in the traditional sense.

(no subject)

2014-Feb-10, Monday 17:44
Natasha R.


& friendr

2012-Aug-03, Friday 22:23
Age 28.
Seeking Conversation.
Preferences N/A.
Interests Literature, rock climbing, travel.
Bio I'm a dancer (ex-Bolshoi), I like to read, & I don't have super powers. My last relationship ended rough, so I'd prefer just talk, for now.
base code by photosynthesis
Natasha R.
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& цитаты

2012-Apr-08, Sunday 20:34

Woman 1: Christine, look— it's the Black Widow!
Woman 2: It's her all right— Madame Natasha! There's a woman with her own mind— definitely the Gloria Steinem of the jumpsuit set.
And for the first time in many days— the Widow smiles.

— Daredevil v1 #91

“that was so many years ago...” )

& fanmixing

2012-Mar-01, Thursday 14:31
Red Herring
Double Agent

black widow fanmix vol i. · download
black widow fanmix vol ii. · download

“if you want to keep up, can you afford to feel?” )

This is a reading list for anyone interested in learning more about Natasha and her comics or insight into how I play her. It isn't meant to be particularly comprehensive; you can always ask me if there's something in particular you want to read about.

“You push on and on, never knowing what will next make you suddenly aware of the cold. Something as devastating as the death of a friend? Or something as subtle as a birthday ignored?” )