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Black Widow

Black Widow

Natasha Romanoff

Prime Marvel Universe

Black Widow's powers and abilities

Artificially Enhanced Physiology

Natasha has received the Red Room's variant of the Super-Soldier Serum. As a result, many of her body's physical capabilities have been heightened to the peak of human ability.

Peak Human Strength

Her physical strength is heightened to a level that is beyond the natural physical limits of a woman of her height, weight and build. She is capable of lifting up to 500 lbs.

Peak Human Speed

Her speed is also enhanced to the peak of human capability. Natasha is as fast as a human can be without being classified as superhuman.

Peak Human Agility

Natasha's natural agility is heightened to the peak of human capability. She is as agile as a human being can be without being classified as superhuman.

Peak Human Reflexes

Her reaction time is similarly enhanced and functions with the peak of human efficiency and capability.

Peak Human Durability

Natasha's bodily tissues have been augmented to the pinnacle of human development. Though she can be injured in the typical ways other humans can be, she is as physically tough as a human being can be without being classified as superhuman.

Peak Human Senses

Her five senses are enhanced and function at peak of human perfection.

Peak Human Immune System

While she is susceptible to disease like all other ordinary humans, her ability to resist and recover from them is heightened to the peak of human capability.

Extended Longevity

The serum variant has also extended her lifespan by dramatically slowing her natural aging process. Although she is almost 70 years old, she has the youthful appearance and vitality of a woman in the physical prime of her life.


Master Martial Artist

Natasha is an expert in the field of martial arts. She has mastered karate, judo, aikido, savate, boxing, and multiple styles of kung fu.

Expert Acrobat: She is an Olympic class athlete, gymnast, acrobat and aerialist capable of many difficult feats.

Expert Marksman

Natasha is a very accurate marksman skilled in sharpshooting and knife throwing.


She is fluent in Russian, English, French, German, Chinese, and various other languages.

Graceful Dancer

Natasha is a profound ballet dancer.

Expert Tactician

She is a very effective strategist, tactician, and field commander. She has lead the Avengers and even SHIELD on one occasion.

Talented Hacker

Natasha can hack into most computer systems without tripping any firewalls or security.

Master Seductress She is an expert in the field of seduction. Natasha has been infamously known to bend many different men to her will and sometimes even get them to do her bidding for her. Hawkeye and Iron Man are two examples and living proof of this. She sometimes continues deceiving certain men through means of acting if she still has a further use for them.

Expert Spy

Natasha is a dangerous secret agent trained in espionage, stealth, disguise, infiltration, and demolitions. Her talents and years of experience have enabled her to reach a high ranking as an agent of SHIELD.