Silly post of the day: who is your super hero alter ego and why? Thinking about Super Utility players made me think of this. They are the Superheroes of the baseball world, and your fantasy baseball team, plus @professormaddog31 and I were also talking about this topic last night.
Mine is already my avatar here on F.I., Black Widow, the Lady Liberator and Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. My 4 year old son already calls me by that name. He started it on his own. Even my coworkers jokingly call me that (I get Poison Ivy too, since I am a bit of a tree hugger). I have fiery red hair. I am athletic and a pretty good fighter with some dance training, although nowhere near her level. Like her, I am independent and very loyal to my friends. We both care deeply about the fate of the world. We like to be alone but count guys among our closest friends. Our moral compass appears a bit nebulous sometimes although we try to do the right thing, whatever “right” is. Can’t really claim Russian–my DNA test showed less than 1%, which is a trace amount and too little to be significant. So, maybe Natasha Ramirez, instead of Natasha Romanova?
This is one my favorite scenes from the movies. (Where is her goddamned solo movie? Scarlett Johansson can carry her own movie. She’s fucking gorgeous and she’s an amazing actress. I’m hearing rumors, but nothing solid. Captain America and Iron Man get three movies each, but Black Widow gets zero. That is some sexist bullshit. Black Widow is a rich and complex character with an interesting backstory. Her movie would make money. Trust me. Rant over.)
Loki thinks he’s broken her. “You mewling quim.”
“Thank you for you cooperation.” 🙂
Edit: Black Widow STILL doesn’t have her movie, but I saw this today (3/14/16), and I had to post it. Marvel is launching a program for girls to promote STEM projects as a way to promote Captain America: Civil War. It would have been even more awesome if it was to promote the first Black Widow movie, but I’ll take it.
“Marvel is partnering with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange for a program in which girls ages 15 to 18 and in grades 10 through 12 can submit projects they believe can change the world with a short video that demonstrates their idea and explains its far-reaching potential.”
The winner wins an internship at Marvel Studios.