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"Sloppy. Pretending to fail. The ceremony is necessary, for you to take your place in the world."
―Madame B. to Natasha Romanoff[src]

Madame B. was a supervisor for the Red Room program and the trainer of Natasha Romanoff.


Training the Black Widow

"You’ll break them."
"Only the breakable ones. You are made of marble. We’ll celebrate after the graduation ceremony."
"What if I fail?"
"You never fail."
Natasha Romanoff and Madame B.[src]

Madame B. was responsible for training female assassins at a Red Room facility alongside Dreykov.[2] One of the most skilled killers there was Natasha Romanoff, who proved herself to be a great ballet dancer, as well as formidable in martial arts and weapons training. Madame B. believed Romanoff could be the next Black Widow assassin and ensured she received the best training, although the regimen almost broke Romanoff.

Eventually, Madame B. felt Romanoff was ready for the graduation ceremony but Romanoff began purposefully failing her tests. Seeing through her attempts to fail and escape, Madame B. put Romanoff through the graduation ceremony, sterilizing her. Romanoff went on to become one of the most feared assassins in Russia until she eventually switched sides and began working for S.H.I.E.L.D..[1]





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