- "My name is... Madame Natasha... but you... can call me the Black Widow!"
- ―Black Widow
Orphaned at a young age, Natasha was raised by a russian soldier named Ivan Petrovitch, who watched over her for most of her young life.
As Natasha grew and matured, she proved to be an amazing athlete and scholar, while gaining distinction in Russia as a ballerina. Eventually, she married Alexi Shostakov, a distinguished Russian test pilot.
The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), decided that the skill set of this couple would make them superb special operatives, and split them up while Alexi was away on a mission.
Natasha was told that her husband died in an experimental rocket crash, and continued to serve the FSB. She became their best operative from being trained in the infamous Red Room Academy, becoming excellent at fighting and information gathering.