Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine is an associate of an organization interested in John Walker's abilities.
Meeting with John Walker
Following John Walker, the new Captain America, being stripped of his title and military rank due to murdering Nico, a surrendering foreign national and member of the Flag Smashers, de Fontaine met with him and his wife, Olivia Walker, at a bench outside the main courtroom. She introduced herself to the two, then sat down and told Walker that she would have killed the Flag Smasher too, saying the only reason he was punished is because the government had to uphold their laws. She explained that she was aware Walker had taken the Super Soldier Serum, and that he no longer possessed his shield, and that taking the serum had made him very valuable to certain people. She then told him to pick up the phone when she called him. Handing him her business card, in actuality a blank piece of card, de Fontaine left a confused Walker.
Creating U.S. Agent
With the Flag Smashers defeated, de Fontaine reunited with John Walker and his wife, after he had helped in the fight. While Walker put on his uniform, de Fontaine talked with Olivia Walker about all but one of the remaining Flag Smashers being killed while being transported to the Raft, saying that Helmut Zemo, who intended to destroy all super soldiers, had gotten the last laugh after all. Walker then stepped into the room in a new version of his suit, now all-black. As de Fontaine complimented the suit, she told the Walkers that the world was changing and that people did not need a Captain America, giving Walker the new name of "U.S. Agent" before leaving.
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- In the comics, Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine is an alleged Italian noblewoman who joined S.H.I.E.L.D. and even ascended temporarily to the rank of Deputy Director, becoming Nick Fury's lover. Eventually, she infiltrated HYDRA and assumed the identity of Madame Hydra, though she was actually a Russian triple agent, having worked for Leviathan as a sleeper agent since before being recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Behind the Scenes
- Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the second live-action incarnation of the character, following an incarnation portrayed by Lisa Rinna.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus was set to be introduced as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in Black Widow before her appearance in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, but this was changed due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.