When the United States and Russian governments sent Natasha Romanoff after the Deathless Frenzy, Yuri Stalyenko sent Yelena, at her own insistence, to shadow Natasha to ensure that the serum ended up in Russian hands. After being fooled into thinking Natasha was dead, Yelena headed to Rhapastan to stop General Khan and the Deathless Frenzy. She failed and was captured. It was only through the efforts of Natasha Romanova that Khan's plans failed, although Yelena learned some important lessons from her failing.
Shortly after, Yelena was used by Natasha in her plans to find out what General Stalyenko was up to. Yelena was captured from her home by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Natasha, Fury, and a reluctant Daredevil had her face surgically swapped with Natasha's. Wandering New York in shock Yelena nearly lost her mind. After the whole affair was over Natasha revealed that she had done this to try and help Yelena see that spies were not heroes, but tools who get used for nasty business. Yelena felt violated and decided to aid Dell Rusk's Dark Avengers as the Dark Widow.
Powers and Abilities
- Skilled in the martial arts, espionage, and sharpshooting.
- Olympic-level athlete and gymnast.
The Dark Widow possesses the normal human strength of a woman of her age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
- Wrist cartridges contain various tools of the spy trade:
- tear-gas pellets
- a radio transmitter
- spring-loaded cable
- as well as a small device capable of emitting a high-frequency electrostatic charge.
- No special notes.
- No trivia.
- Appearances of Yelena Belova (Earth-1010)
- Character Gallery: Yelena Belova (Earth-1010)
- Quotations by Yelena Belova (Earth-1010)
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