Yelena: You can’t have my name. He gave it to me. And you took him from me.
This is Yelena’s origin— the moment she breaks Petra’s neck is the moment she becomes the Black Widow. Yelena’s ambition, her desire to be the greatest agent the Red Room ever trained, is what separates her from Natasha, and to a large degree her origin reflects that. But even though Yelena has trained all her life for this, she still needed to be pushed to this moment. Pale Little Spider is a murder mystery, with Yelena killing the killer and solving the paradox of her identity. But she doesn’t know that the whole thing, including the death of her mentor, was a set up by her handlers. A mirror of Natasha’s original origin.
From Black Widow: Pale Little Spider #3, by Greg Rucka and Igor Kordey.