HE BROUGHT IT ON HIMSELF
I actually found this pretty depressing because when Happy asks her if she’s boxed before, she looks so proud of herself when she says she has, and then he just kind of demeans her response by suggesting that she wasn’t a real boxer, and you see her face just drop.
Natasha Romanoff: professional to an extent.
she’s totally like:
is Tony still arguing?
he’s still arguing.
LET ME JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH I FUCKING LOVE NATASHA ROMANOFF.
Like this gifset is just perfect to encapsulate what makes her fucking brilliant and why I am so GODDAMN glad that she is FINALLY getting a movie.
Because you can just bet that Natasha has spent her whole life being underestimated because she’s gorgeous. The reason she does her job so well is because she can create the illusion of being this beautiful, little angelic thing that men can use and abuse to their hearts content. Just imagine how much shit she must put up with when she’s shadowing. How often people talk down to her and degrade her and treat her like she’s a lesser person especially when she knows just how capable she is of killing all the idiots.
Then you have this scene, where Happy (don’t get me wrong, I love Happy) is a bit of a huge asshole. Typical no doubt. He feels his masculinity is threatened when he can’t brush Natasha off for having never box. When she says she has boxed before he immediately assumes that it was in a exercise class. Some keep fit program for women. Because hey, she doesn’t look like that without doing a little tae kick once a week right? It’s a perfect example of judging a book by it’s cover. Here’s this innocent little thing from legal with a great body and a pretty smile. There’s no WAY she could ever box box.
And Natasha is just like ‘JFC I was breaking neck’s before you were even born you absolute ass I am trying to do a job here, are they still arguing, are you still talking, don’t tell me the rules of boxing. in fact, here’s the first rule in the book of Natasha Romanoff’ WHAM. FLOORED.
LIKE FOR FUCK SAKE SHE’S NOT EVEN LOOKING AT HIM WHEN HE GOES TO HIT HER.
It’s just snap, grab, flip that shit. BAM.
Happy is not Happy.
Happy just got schooled.
Because the first rule in the book of Natasha Romanoff is NEVER UNDERESTIMATE NATASHA ROMANOFF BECAUSE SHE WILL KICK YOUR ASS.