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Black Widow
Season 5, Episode 21
124-Black Widow
Airdate 05/27/2016
Written by Bridgetterocks
Directed by Bridgetterocks
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Dark Reign Arc

DARK REIGN ARC

This chapter belongs to Assemble!'s Season Five "Dark Reign" Arc

Worthy No More Arc

WORTHY NO MORE ARC

This chapter belongs to Assemble!'s Season Five "Worthy No More" Arc

"Black Widow" is the twenty-first episode of Assemble!'s Season Five and the one hundred and twenty-fourth episode overall.

Plot

Thor walked inside a room, where a man with green hair was waiting for him.

-Thor, come on in.- The man nodded, smiling. -I am Doctor Leonard Samson.-

-Thank you… For… Coming… To the Mansion… Son of Sam…- The Asgardian muttered, standing in front of the psychiatrist.

-It’s a pleasure. Take a seat.- Doc Samson nodded at a chair in front of him and Thor did so.

Captain America received a call from Director Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Major Glenn Talbot, head of the Advanced Threat Containment Unit.

-Captain, we’ve been keeping an eye on HYDRA bases throughout the globe, thanks to Werner von Strucker’s cooperation through the Theta Brain-Wave Frequency Machine.- Coulson opened the conversation.

-Baron von Strucker’s son?- Rogers inquired.

-Exactly. Our agencies have been sending raiding teams to this bases, but we found one of them in Austria completely abandoned since the 50s.- Talbot continued. -However, a flying vehicle has arrived there in the past 24 hours and we think it could be a superpowered villain.-

-The Secret Warriors would help, but we’re busy trying to defeat Hive.- Coulson informed.

-I understand, Director Coulson.- The Captain nodded. -I will send Romanoff and Barton to investigate.-

-We will send the coordinates to you soon.- Talbot nodded.

-Thank you.- Rogers replied, before ending the call.

After a couple minutes, Thor apologized. -I am sorry… I do not know how to do this. I have never done this before.-

-It’s ok, I’ll guide you through it.- The Gamma irradiated man smiled. -So, I’ve been told you lost worthiness over your hammer.-

-I have, indeed.- Thor nodded, still not able to accept it completely.

-And you say there was nothing physical or magical that could’ve caused that?-

-I… I doubt it. When I lost it before it was because my father banished me… But this time it was random… And I don’t have anyone to ask since he is dead… Even Loki is gone too.-

-And you’re visibly affected by this, right?-

-Yes.-

-What’s gotten into you, Barton?- Black Widow asked, piloting the Quinjet to Austria. -It’s just Bobbi… She… She kept her alignment with S.H.I.E.L.D. secret… And this guy Hunter is in the mix too.-

-So what? She’s a secret agent.-

-You don’t get it, Nat. She was supposed to be my girlfriend as well!- Hawkeye exclaimed, throwing his arms in the air.

-Look, Barton. If you want to be an Avenger, you need to be able to keep your feelings aside.-

-I’m sorry, Natasha, but not everyone is as cold-hearted as you!- Clint exclaimed.

-Wow, is that what you really think?- Black Widow pretended to be hurt.

-I don’t want to fight, Natasha.-

-We wouldn’t have time, we’re about to land.-

-Was there anything you thought of or heard or… Anything that could have triggered something inside your mind? Because, if I understand correctly, worthiness, in Asgardian terms, has to do with a lot more than morality and physical strength. Correct me if I’m wrong.- Samson said.

-You’re not.- Thor shook his head slightly. -Before… Before the battle against Ares, Hulk and I encountered Moonstone… I… She told me she could manipulate me since I wasn’t really Asgardian anymore, since I’ve been spending so much time with the Avengers and Jane… Even my vocabulary isn’t the same than the one I used to have… She told me I was human.-

Samson nodded. -That’s completely understandable. I am going to help you think this through with examples. I’ve read some interviews done by Dr. Andrew Garner to Daisy Johnson and Joey Gutierrez right after they had gone through Terrigenesis. They also felt like they were someone else… Like they had lost their humanity… And were just Inhumans now. But that’s not quite it. They… They still have their background, their essence… Your change is way less radical. They got powers… You just acquired human traits. But that doesn’t make you any less of an Asgardian. If I shot you right now, I wouldn’t kill you. A human would die. Picking up traits from the species you’ve been surrounded by in the last years is not a weakness… And definitely not metamorphosis. It’s just… Adapting. Asgardians can adapt too, you are the greatest example. If you ask Jane, or Dr. Selvig or the Avengers… They’re gonna tell you you have adapted, but you’re still Thor. You were still born in Asgard. You are still Odin’s Son. And if you think back to your first sentence in this meeting, you called me Son of Sam. That’s not a human trait. You’re still an Asgardian. Your essence hasn’t changed. You are as much of a God as you were when you arrived in New Mexico. And no one can take that away from you.-

-I’m gonna create an opening from up here!- Clinton yelled, aiming an explosive arrow at the base. -You can jump on in!- Hawkeye fired the arrow at the base, and Black Widow jumped, landing inside the base.

-Belova.- Romanoff muttered bitterly.

-Oh, Natasha! Happy to see you too!- The Dark Widow smirked, picking up some blueprints. -I was just leaving.-

-Wanna bet?- Romanoff muttered, pulling out her Batons.

-It’s on.- Yelena smirked, running away.

Black Widow followed her nemesis outside of the base, where Clint was ready to fire an arrow at her. -Hello, blondie.-

-Oh, Arrow-Boy is here too.- The Dark Widow ran towards Hawkeye and kicked him, pushing him to the ground.

-Stop there!- Romanoff fired her Widow’s bite at her counterpart who dodged it performing a backflip.

Loading an explosive arrow, Hawkeye fired it at the Dark Avenger who dodged it with ease.

-You missed, Arrow-Boy.-

-Did I?- Clint smirked, as the HYDRA base exploded behind the Dark Widow.

-I already got what I need, Avengers.- Belova looked down at the blueprints in her hand. Another vessel like the one that kidnapped Hulk appeared above them and Dark Widow fired her grappling hook at it, getting inside the vehicle and escaping with the files.

-STOP!- Hawkeye aimed two EMP Arrows at the vehicle, but it cloaked itself so the Golden Archer put it back inside his Quiver.

Enraged, Black Widow held her fists to her sides. Hawkeye walked to her and they looked at each other.

-We failed.- They told each other at the same time, disappointed.

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Episode Guide

Assemble! episodes
Season 1 Pilot | Venomous Bite | Hydra Four | Healing Factor | Stings and Bites | Deep Research | Vibranium Vibrations | I Need You | Targeted | Unibeam Focus | M.O.D.O.K., Mo Problems | Rafael Sosi | If You Can't Take the Heat... | Whiplash | Petrifying Touch | Crimson | Wreck-It Thor | Ionic Enhancement | To The Moon and Back | The 10 World's Wonders | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | To Kill A Mockingbird
Season 2 Mockingbird Heartbeat | Proud to Serve | Nightmare in Red | The Call | The Speed of Sound | Get Your Hexes Right! | First Class | Revelations | Gamma Radiation | The Frozen King | Mutant and Proud! | When Else Fails... | Return of the King | Absorbing... | Scorpio | Lokasenna | Your UnFriendly Neighborhood | The Wolverine | Doctor in the House | Worthington | Rescued! | Latveria | A Doom With A View
Season 3 WWII | S.H.I.E.L.D.ed | Birds of a Feather | Winter Is Coming | Can Be Tamed | Gravity | Get Lucky | The Only Light in the Darkness | Symbiote | Long Live | Marvelous | Speak Now | Wild Card | Dark Elves | Dark Horse | Shadowed... | Have a Trio | Dark Spider-Man | Along Came a Venom | Let It Go | Svartalfheim | Vision of the Future | Blastin'! | Frozen Cerebro | Mutant Mayhem! | Hooked on a Feeling | Behold... The Vision! | Age of Ultron
Season 4 Savage! | For Hire | Teenage Dream | Cut One Head Off... | The Baxter Raid | You, Foe! | Brand New World | How to Catch a Spider | I Am Thor! | Journey Into Mystery | Lights | Rhino | Sandy Creeps | Warlock | LionHunt | Polar Opposites | Magnetic Personality | Alpha Flight | Silver Linings Playbook | Cross-Species | Sinister | Devil's Daughter | Dormammu Mia! | Friday the 13th | Haunted | Creatures of the Night | Heart of Darkness | Sins of the Fathers | Blood Ties | What Is A Man?
Season 5 The Initiative | I AM THE CURE! | Scream and Shout | Life Foundation | Agent Venom | Hybrid | Symbiote Showdown | New X-Men | Perks of Being a Wallflower | Hellions | Agent Carter | Time Alone Shall Murder All The Flowers | Damocles | The Kang Dynasty | Oedipus Rex | Death in the Family | Omega | Last Bastion | Days of Future Past | God of War | Black Widow | Daddy Issues | Hit by Thunderbolt | Sons of Zeus | Venomous | Crusher | A Sin to Err | Seeing Red
Season 6 Live Kree or Die! | Mutant Massacre | Ancient Knight | Aftershocks | Never Fear! | Among Us Hide... | Refugees | Burn | Flight of the Iron Spider | Sugar | Divina Commedia | Guardian Angel | Embiggened Crush | Sinister Calling | Survival of the Fittest | Lash Out! | 50 Shades of Grey | Turn Away and Slam the Door | Welcome to New York | The Way of the Iron Fist | Cage Unchained | The Color Purple | Madbomb | Mosaic | Best Defense is a Good Offense | Come As You Are | Phoenix Five | The Phoenix | Who Am I Living For?
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