Posts tagged black widow
Posts tagged black widow
This fucking scene.
Minnie and I were just talking about how Nick enters this scene, totally realizing he upset her. He knew he fucked up and he’s trying to put a balm on it, trying to act like it’s all still okay, and that he doesn’t think less of her, even if he didn’t necessarily trust her with this. Sometimes to do things, you need to lie to the closest around you in order for your plan to succeed and I feel like Nick knew that Maria could help him more than Natasha could based solely on Maria’s position within SHIELD.
And Natasha, our little spy, completely understands that. On a logical level, that makes sense. It is what has kept her alive for so long and what has allowed her to be amazing at her job. It’s incredibly reflective of what she told Steve in the car on their way to New Jersey. Not being all things to all people all the time is a fantastic way not to die. But her saying ‘that’s the problem’ in this scene is her coming to her own realization of what Steve was trying to tell her: that this is a shit way to live. That being so deceitful and fake isn’t living. It’s like only wearing the mask of a human but not feeling anything. And if Natasha has learned anything over the course of The Avengers and CA: The Winter Soldier, it’s that she is not just some monster, she is not someone who doesn’t actually have feelings or who doesn’t care about anyone else. She may have red in her ledger but she is infallibly human. She cares about people (about Nick and Clint and, to this new extent, Steve) fiercely and she’s experiencing first hand what her actions do to those people that she cares about.
And she’s realizing right here, that she wants so much more than what she has allowed herself. All of the lying and half truths are not the answer to her way of life, they are the problem. Natasha knows how to be a spy, but she’s still learning how to just be Natasha.
What I wouldn’t give to see this carried out well in Age of Ultron and, jesus, what a fucking fantastic set up for a Black Widow stand alone
I may always reblog every gifset/imageset I see of this scene, if only to point out (over and over and over again) that Black Widow’s “very specific skillset” is not, actually, ass-kicking (as amazing as she is at that), because all the Avengers can kick ass to a pretty high degree. The Black Widow’s superpower (as it were) is emotional manipulation.
She is not interrogating this man not while tied to a chair. She is tied to a chair because that is exactly where she wants to be, because apparent vulnerability on her part is part of her interrogation. She uses the exact same trick on Loki later, when she leads him into gloating over having successfully pushed her buttons (and I have a theory that he did actually push her buttons, that she was genuinely distressed by the things he said to her because Loki is old enough and smart enough to know when someone is lying to him) and turns his gloating around on him, uses it to dig into the cracks of him, because that is what she does, and she can do it even when her target is expecting it. (Really, Loki knows that’s why she’s there. He was expecting to be physically tortured first, and for her to come be sympathetic later, if you recall, but Loki and Widow both know that wouldn’t work.)
And this is why she’s so unsettled by the Hulk. The Black Widow relies on emotional manipulation — and the Hulk, to the best of her knowledge, only has varying shades of a single emotion: anger. She doesn’t know how to manipulate a creature if it doesn’t have all the hooks to emotions like pride and lust and guilt and greed that she’s used to using.
This is a REALLY good character analysis of Natasha.
As if anyone could really forget the most quoted line in “The Avengers” — “I’ve got red in my ledger; I’d like to wipe it out” — it helps to have that line fresh in your mind when deconstructing what Widow does in the final act of what’s billed as a Captain America movie. Black Widow doesn’t wipe out the red in her ledger. No, she blasts her ledger out to the world, like it was the grisliest email forward of all time. We know from her heart to heart with Hawkeye that the shame she feels about what she’s done is real, and she hesitates when she realizes that taking down the bad guys means revealing her secrets. But she does it anyway, because she’s not just a spy anymore; she’s a super hero, and she makes a super hero’s sacrifice. (x)
BLACK WIDOW: THE RED ROOM; or, the soundtrack to that black widows origin movie we both need and deserve. [ 8TRACKS ]i.) PROLOGUE; swan lake suite - piotr ilich tchaikovsky
ii.) TAKE THE GIRL; once upon a december (piano version) - emile pandolfi
iii.) TRAINING; partition (orchestra version) - chong the nomad
iv.) FIRST KILL; 1812 overture (finale) - piotr ilich tchaikovsky
v.) HE’S MY POINTMAN; the little things - danny elfman
vi.) PARTNERS; casual affair - panic! at the disco
vii.) NEW YORK; beast - nico vega
viii.) WIPE HIM; crazy - red band and ninet tayeb
ix.) BREAKING THROUGH; apres moi (cover) - peter gabriel
x.) BURN IT DOWN; dance of the knights - sergei prokofiev
xi.) LOVE IS FOR CHILDREN; heroes - peter gabriel
xii.) TABULA RASA; oh death - noah gunderson
xiii.) I KEEP GOING; natasha - henry jackman
horror movie marathon with the cap crew
Omg this is so cute xDD
Sam’s lil gap - that is so precious xDD I can’t tell if Steves been choked out or fallen asleep.
A REALLY DANGEROUS THING.
- Black Widow (2014) by Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto
imagine bucky and natasha whispering behind steve’s back in russian, just little harmless things like “he’s cute when he’s angry” and “if you tell him he’s got a nice ass he’ll turn the color of your hair” so steve decides he’s gonna learn some russian so he can understand what they’re saying about him, but it has an unintended side effect. bucky mumbles in his sleep when he’s restless, sometimes english or spanish or japanese, but most often in russian. usually it’s a litany of “don’t make me don’t make me please stop don’t make me i don’t want to” but every now and then it’ll be something along the lines of “begging for your life won’t make a fucking difference to me” and steve can’t decide which is worse