Black Widow is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is depicted as a spy and was the second modern-era character to use the Black Widow name.
She first appeared in Inhumans #5 (March 1999) and was created by Devin Grayson and J.G. Jones. She was trained as a spy and assassin in the Red Room.
Originally, Yelena was a foe of Natasha Romanova and was sent to kill her, but the two later became allies. She was also a member of S.H.I.E.L.D., Vanguard, and HYDRA; the latter organization changed her into a version of Super-Adaptoid.
As Super-Adaptoid, she was one of the members of the High Council of A.I.M. She reverted to her original codename Black Widow in 2017. She is the first confirmed asexual character in the Marvel Universe.
Florence Pugh earrings black widow earrings portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Widow and the miniseries Hawkeye (both 2021). (From Wikipedia)
- "Pain and suffering is every day and we are both still a trained killer. Except I'm not the one that's on the cover of a magazine. I'm not the killer that little girls call their hero."
- ―Yelena Belova to Natasha Romanoff
Yelena Belova (Russian: Елена Белова) is the adoptive sister of Natasha Romanoff and a Red Room operative who worked for General Dreykov.
Following Romanoff's defection from the Red Room, Belova and other Black Widows were subjected to mind-controlling programming and turned into Dreykov's obedient subordinates.
Belova and Romanoff have teamed up, and they’re now working with their adoptive parents, Alexei Shostakov and Melina Vostokoff, to bring down the Red Room and rescue Alexei, Shiro,
A few months later, Belova freed all Black Widows with Dreykov, who they had already killed.
After parting ways with Romanoff, Belova spent two years freeing many of the remaining brainwashed Black Widows before she was killed by Thanos' Snap.
Upon her resurrection in 2023, Belova attempted to seek out Romanoff but was informed that she had died.
Romanoff's body was found at his home. It was reported that he was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head. He was laid to rest at his family's gravesite.
In December 2024, Belova and Barton came into conflict. This led to Kate Bishop, a protégé of Barton, rising to power.
Belova took time to hold back from hurting Barton. She came close to killing Barton, but Barton managed to tell Belova that Romanoff's death was her own choice to save Belova and the world.
Accepting the loss of her mission, Belova abandoned her quest for revenge and fled to unknown parts.
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