Natasha Romanova/Tony Stark

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Pairing
Pairing: Natasha Romanova/Tony Stark
Alternative name(s): Iron Widow, Tonynat
Gender category: Het
Fandom: The Avengers Movieverse, Iron Man Movieverse (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Canonical?: No, in the MCU, Yes, in some comic universes
Prevalence: Small
Archives: Natasha/Tony (AO3)
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Natasha/Tony, also known as Iron Widow or Tonynat, is the het pairing of Natasha Romanova (Black Widow) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel Comics fandoms. They had a canonical relationship in Marvel 616 and Marvel Ultimates, but not within the MCU.

Canon

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MCU

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow first appears in the movie Iron Man 2 posing as "Natalie Rushman", a Stark Industries employee under Pepper Potts and intrigues Tony Stark's interest throughout the film. It is later revealed that she was assigned to evaluate Tony Stark for the Avengers Initiative by Nick Fury and SHIELD. They both later have a significant role in the movie The Avengers.

Fandom

Natasha/Tony is one of the smaller pairings shipped in MCU fandom, which started after Iron Man 2 premiere.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Mundane AU: Tony has no armor and Natasha is not an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and they meet under more conventional means
  • Protective Natasha Romanov: Natasha being protective of Tony, trying to spare him pain and provide comfort
  • Natasha Romanov Is Not A Robot or Natasha Romanov Feels: writers try and explore Natasha's experience, and give her more emotional depth than in canon. In these stories Tony in often there for her, providing emotional support
  • Domestic fic their everyday lives in an established relationship
  • Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stories written after this film often portrayed Tony and Natasha becoming closer and developing a deeper relationship
  • Threesomes - Natasha/Tony as part of a threesome, usually with Steve Rogers or Pepper Potts, but occasionally including other members of The Avengers
  • Alpha/Beta/Omega: Usually with Tony as an Alpha, also these fics are almost always moresomes, including at least one other person, if not more

Terminology

Fanworks

Fics

  • Constructs in Progress by Muccamukk, rated Mature, an apocafic AU that focuses on Natasha/Steve/Tony.
  • Time Horizon by yugimutos, rated Mature, "I couldn't kill you, Stark. Even if I wanted to."
  • Patience (Or Tony Stark's Missing Virtue) by saysomething09556, rated Mature, Tony tries to distract Natasha, Natasha retaliates, and the result is a mutual win.
  • My Only Mistake by lunenightingale, rated Teen, Tony doesn't handle PTSD well and does a lot of thinking about how people see him. In the end, Natasha has to stumble on a dark secret he had hoped she'd not find. After all, she's fun to sleep with..

Fan Art

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Archives and Fannish Links

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References

  1. The Avengers Ships: Master List