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Natasha Romanoff (Character)
from The Avengers (2012)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Natasha Romanoff: Did you do anything fun Saturday night?
Steve Rogers: Well, all the guys from my barbershop quartet are dead, so, no, not really.
Natasha Romanoff: You know, if you ask Kristen out, from Statistics, she'd probably say yes.
Steve Rogers: That's why I don't ask.
Natasha Romanoff: Too shy, or too scared?
Steve Rogers: Too busy!

Natasha Romanoff: I know who killed Fury. Most of the intelligence community doesn't believe he exists. The ones that do call him the Winter Soldier. He's credited over two dozen assassinations in the last 50 years.
Steve Rogers: So he's a ghost story.

Natasha Romanoff: Tell me about the shooter.
Steve Rogers: He's fast. Strong. Had a metal arm.

Natasha Romanoff: Hey, fellas. Either one of you know where the Smithsonian is? I'm here to pick up a fossil.
Steve Rogers: That's hilarious.

Natasha Romanoff: I only act like I know everything.

Natasha Romanoff: Where did Captain America learn to steal a car?
Steve Rogers: Nazi Germany. And we're borrowing. Get your feet off the dash.

Natasha Romanoff: Fives years ago, I was escorting a nuclear engineer out of Iran. Somebody shot out my tears near Odessa. We lost control, went straight over a cliff. I pulled us out. But the Winter Solider was there. I was covering my engineer so he shot him straight through me. Sovert slug. No rifling. Bye-bye, bikinis.
Steve Rogers: Yeah, I bet you look terrible in them now.

Natasha Romanoff: Shall we play a game?

Natasha Romanoff: The truth isn't all things to all people all of the time.

Natasha Romanoff: Kiss me.
Steve Rogers: What?
Natasha Romanoff: Public displays of affection make people very uncomfortable.
Steve Rogers: Yes, they do.

Natasha Romanoff: I find that it's easier to keep your true self buried under several layers of untrue selves, to protect yourself.
Steve Rogers: That's not a good way to live.
Natasha Romanoff: No, but it's a good way not to die.

Steve Rogers: We have nowhere else to go.
Natasha Romanoff: Everyone we know is trying to kill us.
Sam Wilson: [takes them in] Not everyone...

Natasha Romanoff: I'm sorry...
[takes off mask]
Natasha Romanoff: did I step on your moment?

[looking at portraits the founders of SHIELD]
Natasha Romanoff: That's Howard Stark... that's Colonel Philips... who's the girl?
[Steve looks at Agent Carter, and moves off quietly]

Natasha Romanoff: After WWII, S.H.I.E.L.D. recruited German scientists with strategic value.
Dr. Arnim Zola: So I could help their cause. I also helped my own.
Steve Rogers: HYDRA died with the Red Skull.
Dr. Arnim Zola: Cut off one head, two more shall take its place.

Dr. Arnim Zola: HYDRA was founded on the belief that humanity could not be trusted with its own freedom. What we did not realize was that if you tried to take that freedom, they resist. The war taught us much. Humanity needed to surrender its freedom willingly. After the war, S.H.I.E.L.D. was founded, and I was recruited. The new HYDRA grew, a beautiful parasite inside S.H.I.E.L.D. For 70 years, HYDRA has been secretly feeding crises, reaping war. And when history did not cooperate, history was changed.
Natasha Romanoff: That's impossible. S.H.I.E.L.D. would've stopped you.
Dr. Arnim Zola: Accidents will happen. HYDRA created a world so chaotic that humanity is finally ready to sacrifice its freedom to gain its security. Once the purification process is complete, HYDRA's New World Order will arise. We won, Captain. Your death amounts to the same as your life, a zero sum!

Natasha Romanoff: What about the nurse that lives across the hall from you? She seems kind of nice.
Steve Rogers: Secure the engine room, then find me a date.
Natasha Romanoff: I'm multitasking.

Steve Rogers: This is it.
Natasha Romanoff: Well, the file came from these coordinates.
Steve Rogers: So did I.


The Avengers (2012)
Steve Rogers: Thor, what's his play?
Thor: He has an army, called the Chitauri. They're not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract.
Steve Rogers: An army. From outer space.
Bruce Banner: So he's building another portal. That's what he needs Erik Selvig for.
Thor: Selvig?
Bruce Banner: He's an astrophysicist.
Thor: He's a friend.
Natasha Romanoff: Loki has them under some kind of spell. Along with one of ours.
Steve Rogers: I wanna know why Loki let us take him. He's not leading an army from here.
Bruce Banner: I don't think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy's brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.
Thor: Have a care how you speak! Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard and he is my brother!
Natasha Romanoff: He killed eighty people in two days.
Thor: He's adopted.

Natasha Romanoff: I want to know what you've done to Agent Barton.
Loki: I would say I've expanded his mind.
Natasha Romanoff: And once you've won, once you're king of the mountain, what happens to his mind?
Loki: Oh. Is this love, Agent Romanoff?
Natasha Romanoff: Love is for children. I owe him a debt.
Loki: Tell me.
Natasha Romanoff: Before I worked for SHIELD, I, uh... Well, I made a name for myself. I have a very specific skill set. I didn't care who I used it for, or on. I got on SHIELD's radar in a bad way. Agent Barton was sent to kill me. He made a different call.
Loki: And what will you do if I vow to spare him?
Natasha Romanoff: Not let you out.
Loki: [smiles] No, but I like this. Your world in the balance, and you bargain for one man.
Natasha Romanoff: Regimes fall every day. I tend not to weep over that, I'm Russian... or was.
Loki: And what are you now?
Natasha Romanoff: It's really not that complicated. I've got red in my ledger, I'd like to wipe it out.
Loki: Can you? Can you wipe out that much red? Dreykov's daughter, Sao Paulo, the hospital fire?
[Natasha's calm demeanor starts to break]
Loki: Barton told me everything. Your ledger is dripping, it's GUSHING red, and you think saving a man no more virtuous than yourself will change anything? This is the basest sentimentality. This is a child at prayer... PATHETIC! You lie and kill in the service of liars and killers. You pretend to be separate, to have your own code. Something that makes up for the horrors. But they are a part of you, and they will never go away!... I won't touch Barton. Not until I make him kill you!
[Natasha's eyes start to bulge as her face turns fearful]
Loki: [snarling] Slowly, intimately, in every way he knows you fear! And then he'll wake just long enough to see his good work, and when he screams, I'll split his skull! This is MY bargain, you mewling quim!
[Natasha turns and takes several steps away]
Natasha Romanoff: [starts to cry] You're a monster!
Loki: [laughing] Oh no, you brought the monster.
Natasha Romanoff: [quickly dropping her facade] So, Banner... that's your play.
Loki: ...What?
Natasha Romanoff: [on the intercom] Loki means to unleash the Hulk. Keep Banner in the lab, I'm on my way. Send Thor as well.
Natasha Romanoff: [turning back to Loki] Thank you... for your cooperation.

Natasha Romanoff: [watching the aliens come toward them] This is just like Budapest all over again.
Clint Barton: You and I remember Budapest very differently.

Natasha Romanoff: Doctor Banner... Bruce, you gotta fight it. This is just what Loki wants. We're gonna be okay. Listen to me. We're gonna be okay, right? I swear on my life I will get you out of this! You will walk away, and never...
Bruce Banner: [snaps] YOUR LIFE...?
[Hulks out]

Bruce Banner: Should have got paid up front, Banner.
Natasha Romanoff: [comes up behind him] You know, for a man who's supposed to be avoiding stress, you picked a hell of a place to settle.
Bruce Banner: Avoiding stress isn't the secret.
Natasha Romanoff: Then, what is it? Yoga?
Bruce Banner: You brought me to the edge of the city, smart. I uh... assume the whole place is surrounded?
Natasha Romanoff: Just you and me.
Bruce Banner: And your actress buddy, is she a spy too? Do they start that young?
Natasha Romanoff: I did.
Bruce Banner: Who are you?
Natasha Romanoff: Natasha Romanoff.
Bruce Banner: Are you here to kill me, Miss Romanoff? Because that's not gonna work out for everyone.
Natasha Romanoff: No. No. Of course not. I'm here on behalf of SHIELD.
Bruce Banner: SHIELD. How did they find me?
Natasha Romanoff: We never lost you, doctor. We've kept our distance, even helped keep some other interested parties off your scent.
Bruce Banner: Why?
Natasha Romanoff: Nick Fury seems to trust you. But now I need you to come in.
Bruce Banner: What if I said no?
Natasha Romanoff: I'll persuade you.
Bruce Banner: And what if the... other guy says no?
Natasha Romanoff: You've been more than a year without an incident. I don't think you wanna break that streak.
Bruce Banner: I don't get always what I want.

Natasha Romanoff: Doctor, we're facing a potential global catastrophe.
Bruce Banner: Well, THOSE I actively try to avoid.
Natasha Romanoff: This is the Tesseract.
[she shows him a photo of the Tesseract on her cell phone]
Natasha Romanoff: It has the potential energy to wipe out the planet.
Bruce Banner: What does Fury want me to do? Swallow it?
Natasha Romanoff: Well, he wants you to find it. It's been taken. It omits a gamma signature that's too weak for us to trace. There's no one that knows gamma radiation like you do. If there was, that's where I'd be.
Bruce Banner: So Fury isn't after the monster?
Natasha Romanoff: Not that he's told me.
Bruce Banner: And he tells you everything?
Natasha Romanoff: Talk to Fury, he needs you on this.
Bruce Banner: He needs me in a cage?
Natasha Romanoff: No one's gonna put you in a...
Bruce Banner: STOP LYING TO ME!
[cringing back, Natasha quickly grabs her gun and points it at Banner]
Bruce Banner: I'm sorry, that was mean. I just wanted to see what you'd do. Why don't we do this the easy way, where you don't use that, and the other guy doesn't make a mess? Okay?
[Natasha, still wary, doesn't lower her gun]
Bruce Banner: Natasha?
Natasha Romanoff: [she lowers her gun and speaks into her earpiece to the SHIELD agents who are surrounding the building outside] Stand down. We're good here.
Bruce Banner: [Banner looks at Natasha in amusement] Just you and me?

Agent Phil Coulson: You're at 114 Solenski Plaza, 3rd floor. We have an F-22 exactly eight miles out. Put the woman on the phone or I will blow up the block before you can make the lobby.
[Luchkov, intimidated, puts the phone between Natasha's ear and shoulder]
Agent Phil Coulson: We need you to come in.
Natasha Romanoff: [tied to a chair] Are you kidding? I'm working.
Agent Phil Coulson: This takes precedence.
Natasha Romanoff: I'm in the middle of an interrogation. This moron is giving me everything.
Georgi Luchkov: [to his cohorts] I don't... give everything.
Natasha Romanoff: Look, you can't pull me out of this right now
Agent Phil Coulson: Natasha, Barton's been compromised.
Natasha Romanoff: Let me put you on hold.
[Phil patiently holds while Natasha whips butt]

Natasha Romanoff: [all arguing in the lab] Are you really that dense? S.H.I.E.L.D. monitors potential threats.
Bruce Banner: Captain America is on threat watch?
Natasha Romanoff: We ALL are!
Tony Stark: [to Rogers] You're on that list? Are you above or below angry bees?
Steve Rogers: I swear, Stark, one more wisecrack out of you...
Tony Stark: Verbal threat! Threatening! I'm being threatened!

Steve Rogers: Stark? We got him.
Tony Stark: Banner...?
Steve Rogers: Just like you said.
Tony Stark: Then tell him to suit up... I'm bringing the party to you.
[Stark in his Iron Man armor leads the monstrous Leviathan into view, heading toward the rest of the Avengers]
Natasha Romanoff: I - I don't see how that's a party.

Natasha Romanoff: Come on, Stark...

Natasha Romanoff: [on the phone] Where is Barton now?
Agent Phil Coulson: We don't know.
Natasha Romanoff: But he's alive?
Agent Phil Coulson: We think so. I'll brief you on everything when you get back. But first, we need you to talk to the big guy.
Natasha Romanoff: Coulson, you know that Stark trusts me about as far as he can throw me.
Agent Phil Coulson: Oh, I've got Stark. You get the big guy.
Natasha Romanoff: [realizing he means Bruce Banner, stops dead in her tracks] Bozhe moi.
[Russian for 'My God']

Natasha Romanoff: Gentlemen, you might want to step inside in a minute. It's going to get a little hard to breathe.
[as the Helicarrier starts to power up, Steve Rogers and Bruce Banner walk to the edge]
Steve Rogers: Is this a submarine?
Bruce Banner: Really? They want me submerged in a pressurized metal container?
[Rogers and Banner stand at the edge and they look over as the Helicarrier starts to slowly rise out of the ocean to fly]
Bruce Banner: [smiles] Oh, no, this is MUCH worse!
[Rogers hands $10 to Fury]

[Captain America puts on a parachute to go follow after Thor, Loki and Iron Man]
Natasha Romanoff: I'd sit this one out, Cap.
Steve Rogers: I don't see how I can.
Natasha Romanoff: These guys come from legend. They're basically gods.
Steve Rogers: There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that.
[Captain America leaps out of the Quinjet]

[Nick Fury and Dr. Bruce Banner shake hands]
Nick Fury: Doctor, thank you for coming.
Bruce Banner: Thanks for asking nicely. So, uh... how long am I staying?
Nick Fury: Once we get our hands on the Tesseract, you're in the clear.
Bruce Banner: Where are you with that?
[Nick Fury turns to Agent Coulson to explain, while Natasha Romanoff eyes an image of Clint Barton on a computer screen]
Agent Phil Coulson: We're sweeping every wirelessly accessible camera on the planet. Cell phones, laptops. If it's connected to a satellite, it's eyes and ears for us.
Natasha Romanoff: That's still not gonna find them in time.
Bruce Banner: You have to narrow the field. How many spectrometers do you have access to?
Nick Fury: How many are there?
Bruce Banner: Call every lab you know, tell them to put the spectrometers on the roof and calibrate them for gamma rays. I'll rough out a tracking algorithm based on cluster recognition. At least we could rule out a few places. Do you have somewhere for me to work?
Nick Fury: Agent Romanoff, would you show Dr. Banner to his laboratory, please.
[Natasha nods and walks off, leading Banner down the hall]
Natasha Romanoff: You're gonna love it, Doc. We got all the toys.

Natasha Romanoff: Clint, you're gonna be alright.
Clint Barton: [waking up from Loki's mind control] You know that? Is that what you know? I got... I gotta go in though. I gotta flush him out.
Natasha Romanoff: You gotta level out, that's gonna take time.
Clint Barton: You don't understand. Have you ever had someone take your brain and play? Take you out and stuff something else in? You know what it's like to be unmade?
Natasha Romanoff: You know that I do.
Clint Barton: Why am I back? How'd you get him out?
Natasha Romanoff: Cognitive re-calibration. I hit you really hard in the head.
Clint Barton: Thanks.

Clint Barton: [Natasha has freed him from his restraints] Tasha, how many agents did I-?
Natasha Romanoff: Don't. Don't do that to yourself, Clint. This is Loki. This is monsters and magic and nothing we were ever trained for.
Clint Barton: Loki, he got away?
Natasha Romanoff: Yeah. Don't suppose you know where?
Clint Barton: [Shakes head] Didn't need to know. Didn't ask. He's gonna make his play soon though. Today.
Natasha Romanoff: We gotta stop him.
Clint Barton: Yeah, who's "we"?
Natasha Romanoff: [Shrugs] I don't know. Whoever's left.
Clint Barton: Well, I... if I put an arrow through Loki's eye socket, I'd sleep better, I s'pose.
Natasha Romanoff: Now you sound like you.
Clint Barton: But you don't. You're a spy, not a soldier. Now you want to wade into a war. Why? What did Loki do to you?
Natasha Romanoff: He didn't, I just...
[pauses]
Clint Barton: Natasha.
Natasha Romanoff: I've been compromised. I got red in my ledger. I'd like to wipe it out.

Natasha Romanoff: You want to think about removing yourself from this environment, Doctor?
Bruce Banner: [chuckles] I was in Calcutta, I was pretty well removed.
Natasha Romanoff: Loki is manipulating you.
Bruce Banner: And you been doing what, exactly?
Natasha Romanoff: You didn't come here because I batted my eyelashes at you.
Bruce Banner: Yes, and I'm not leaving because suddenly you get a little twitchy.


Iron Man 2 (2010)
Natalie Rushman: I'm going to enter the facility.
[she begins to remove her dress, Happy stares at her and dodges a car]
Natalie Rushman: Eyes on the road.

Natalie Rushman: I'm surprised you can keep your mouth shut.
Tony Stark: God, you're good. You are mind-blowingly close to this. How do you do it? You're a triple impostor, I've never seen anything like it. Is there anything real about you? Do you even speak Latin?
Natalie Rushman: Fallaces sunt rerum species.
Tony Stark: Which means? Wait, what did you just say?
Natalie Rushman: It means you can either drive yourself home or I can have you collected.

Tony Stark: What's on the docket?
Natalie Rushman: You have a 9:30 dinner.
Tony Stark: Perfect. I'll be there at 11.

Natalie Rushman: Well done with the new chest piece. I'm reading significantly higher output and your vitals all look promising.
Tony Stark: Yes, for the moment, I'm not dying. Thank you.
Pepper Potts: [overhears] What do you mean you're not dying? Did you just say you're dying?
Tony Stark: Is that you? No, I'm not. Not anymore.
Pepper Potts: What's going on?
Tony Stark: I was going to tell you, I didn't want you to alarm you
Pepper Potts: [interrupts] You were going to tell me? You really were dying?
Tony Stark: You didn't let me.
Pepper Potts: Why didn't you tell me that?
Tony Stark: I was going to make you an omelet and tell you.
Natalie Rushman: Hey, hey. Save it for the honeymoon. You got incoming, Tony. Looks like the fight's coming to you.
Tony Stark: Great. Pepper?
Pepper Potts: Are you okay now?
Tony Stark: I'm fine. Don't be mad, I will formally apologize...
Pepper Potts: I am mad!
Tony Stark: ...when I'm not fending off a Hammeroid attack.
Pepper Potts: Fine.
Tony Stark: We could've been in Venice.
Pepper Potts: Oh, please.

Tony Stark: How do you spell your name, Natalie?
Natalie Rushman: R-U-S-H-M-A-N.
Pepper Potts: What, are you Googling her now?
Tony Stark: I thought I was ogling her?

Tony Stark: Can I ask you something personal? If this was the last birthday party you were going to have, what would you do?
Natalie Rushman: I would do whatever I wanted to do, with whomever I wanted to do it with.
[cut to Stark dancing around drunkenly in Iron Man suit]

Natalie Rushman: Will that be all, Mr, Stark?
Tony Stark, Pepper Potts: No...
[Pepper talking over Tony]
Pepper Potts: Yes. Yes, that will be all, Ms. Rushman.

[Natalie Rushman walks in dressed as the Black Widow]
Tony Stark: Huh! You're... fired.
Natasha Romanoff: That's not up to you.

Nick Fury: You've been very busy. You made your girl your CEO, you're giving away all your stuff. You let your friend fly away with your suit. Now, if I know better...
Tony Stark: [interrupts] You don't know better. I didn't give it to him. He took it.
Nick Fury: Whoa, whoa, whoa. He took it? You're Iron Man and he just took it? The little brother walked in there, kicked your ass and took your suit? Is that possible?
Natasha Romanoff: Well, according to Mr. Stark's database security guidelines, there are redundancies to prevent unauthorized usage.
Tony Stark: What do you want from me?
Nick Fury: What do we want from you? Uh-uh. What do you want from me? You have become a problem, a problem I have to deal with. Contrary to your belief, you are not the center of my universe. I have bigger problems in the southwest region to deal with. Hit him!
[Natalia injects Tony in his neck]
Tony Stark: [groans] Oh God, are you gonna steal my kidney and sell it? Could you please not do anything awful for five seconds? What did she just do to me?
Nick Fury: What did we just do *for* you? That's lithium dioxide. It's gonna take the edge off. We're trying to get you back to work.
Tony Stark: Give me a couple boxes of that. I'll be right as rain.
Natasha Romanoff: It's not a cure, it just abates the symptoms.
Nick Fury: Doesn't look like it's gonna be an easy fix.


Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Tony Stark: It's the end, the end of a path I started us on.
Natasha Romanoff: Everything ends.

[from preview footage]
Natasha Romanoff: [on Mjolnir] That's not a question I need answering.