Viper: The trajectory is precisely planned to smash the helicarrier into the capitol building. On impact, explosive changes will blow this ship and its target to smithereens!
Natasha: You’re insane! Hundreds of people will die!
Viper: Yes— the warmongering leaders of this corrupt nation! Their exectuion is long overdue! And in the revolution that will surely follow, all like them will die as well!
Natasha: No. Innocents will die. Millions of people who’ve done no one any harm— whose only crime is that they exist. You speak so casually of death, Viper. I grew up with death. I’ve walked hand in hand with it all my life! I saw children starve in the ruins of Stalingrad, and men freeze solid as ice overnight. Because I know death so well… I know how supremely precious life is.
I know, I know, forever reposting this sequence. But this is the real reason she’s called the Widow.
From Marvel Team-Up #85, by Chris Claremont and Sal Buscema.