The most important thread of all - The Widow’s Hairstyle thread

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  1. Silvermoth Avenger

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    It feels like every time we see widow she’s got a fabulous new hairstyle! So what should be her new look?

    This would be epic, could you imagine!

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    Classic 1990's Black Widow.

    I am not looking for a look that is most attractive. Just something that'll scream 1980's cold war merciless assassin. Siberia, Mother Russia, the Kremlin, the Red room, Leviathon...

    Secrets are revealed... The infinity formula is mentioned. Her abilities are further explained please.
     
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  4. KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    Yeah, I love me some short haired Tasha.
     
  5. psylockolussus Spice Mutant

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    I hope its long wavey hair! It would look better in action than a short hair which lacks movement. And I don't think Scarlett Johansson pulls very short hair to be honest, so I definitely longer hair.

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    That would look fab and fierce!
     
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    Give me Winter Soldier length or longer please.
     
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  7. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Is that even meant to be the same Widow? It almost feels like a different Widow, and they could probably go in that direction and make it a different one (like they had one in Agent Carter).

    But the short hair comics version looks more attractive than how Scarlett's hair looks there.


    I want this style. Even the one in Iron Man 2 was too wavy.
     
  8. KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    Widow started out as a vamp femme fatale that used her feminine wiles on Clint. But... That's Tasha.

    That's a fan manip so... It's not how a short do would have to look on ScarJo if she got it.

    I have to ask... Why would a super spy have long flowing hair which would not only be a detriment in a fight but also is distinctive and hard to hide?

    But I guess when whether or not a look is "fierce" is more important than anything....
     
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    The longer the better, but as long as its red I'm good. The blonde ain't really clicking with me.
     
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  10. psylockolussus Spice Mutant

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    Longer hair for female superHERoes / action stars just look better, like when they are running, their hair just looks more cinematic and animated. Obviously fiercer! Instead of a short hair and besides its Black Widow, for most of her comic book history, she has really long hair. This isn't like Surge or Jubilee, in which a shorter hair is part of the character's look.

    And someone please watch Atomic Blonde, Spy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Salt and those James Bond films that featured a female spy/agent. If I remember correctly none of them cut their hair really short for practicality.
     
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    Justifying something because other films do it is hardly the last word on something. I would say a Widow film that focuses on her time as an espionage agent for the Russians should probably have some, ya'know, legit spycraft which would include things like disguises and blending in. Fab music video hair kinda goes against that, but if aesthetics is all one cares about...
     
  12. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    Because a long flowing wig can be whipped off your head and you have an instant new look.
     
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    THAT I would be all for.
     
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    Why not this one

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  15. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    For Moondragon maybe. That actually looks better than the pic of Scarlett with short hair above.
     
  16. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    Or more broadly, there are a lot of things you can do with long hair, if you have some time. Tie it into a braid, ponytail it, turn it into a bun. . . combine that with some hair dye, and a change of clothing, and your spy can radically change her appearance with an hour of privacy. Whereas short hair, there's less you can do with it, and since its not as big and prominent, it won't draw as much attention from observers. This is a *bad* thing, since if they aren't focusing on your hair ( which you can change easily ), they will instead look more at your face, which is much harder to alter.
     
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    Once again... That's what wigs are for and there is less time required to change.

    Chased by people looking for the woman with long hair in the red coat? Duck into an alley take the wig off and then reverse the coat inside out so it's another color, put some glasses on or a hat, different earring etc and voila.
     
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    I sure hope we get this hairstyle in her solo origin or her hair is more like her hairstyle in Iron Man 2
     
  19. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    What makes you think that every disguise circumstance involves a literal foot chase, where the only priority is how many seconds a change takes?
     
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    Even if it's not you can't deny the advantage what I was giving as an example of as compared to real hair.

    Then there's the whole part of espionage which is about blending in. Tasha arrives at a hotel with her flaming long red hair. She goes on her mission. As most pots aren't about missions that go off without a hitch let's say she gets seen in some way or captured on film at least enough to be ID'd by that distinctive long mane of red hair. Now she's got to leave the country. You know what the authorities are gonna do first after they get a description? Spread that description around to law enforcement who then goes to places like hotels. Now let's say she arrrives at the hotel not with noticeable long red hair or red hair at all but a nice black page boy wig. She goes on her mission sans the wig with her short red hair. She gets seen or caught on camera. The authorities check the hotels etc. No woman fitting that description arrived recently.

    On a mission that requires going unnoticed with seconds counting she wouldn't have the luxury of time for some elaborate hair style or to do a dye job or the like.


    This doesn't even get into how fierce looking long hair is going to be detrimental in a fight. Unless Tasha putts her long hair in some kind of elaborate braid deal or... cornrows or something like you see a female UFC fighter it really does make more sense to sport the shorter hair.


    LookI get it... Dude like chicks with long hair and I also get that I'm being the ruddy daddy bringing up "realism" in a CBM. I am aware of how A. They would like the character that is known in comics as looking like a sexbomb who is played by one of the most lusted after actresses in the world to fulfill that sexy fantasy aspect of the character and that B. This isn't supposed to reflect real world spycraft since it's the environment of the MCU with all kinds of outlandish conceits so why not just roll with something else that's patently unrealistic? I mean it's not a deal breaker at this point is it?

    I get all that.

    But ya'know, some real world considerations fit THIS character in live action more than a lot of other female lead comic book characters. Let Wonder Woman have her long hair and do the Barbie doll thing with various hair do's in a movie that are gorgeous and obviously done with the help of a stylist. God level super strength covers up a multitude of sins in a tough situation. Tasha's history that we have seen slices of indicates a very ruthless training at the Russian Red Room. She had to kill her fellow inductees and then the Russkies even had her sterilized. The background is already more dark and in its way grounded than say Wasp or Gamora's is in the MCU. Tasha isn't a god or a cyborg. Her big out there advantage is a knock off Super Soldier Serum derivative and we can't be sure even that is so yet in the MCU. She is at a deficit in comparison, on paper anyway, to some other powered heroines. So in presenting her give her the advantage of being the ultimate femme fatale spy who actually would take into consideration some ruthlessly practical tactics without a care about aesthetics. She's the pros pro. I mean you can get away with many things in a comic you can't in live action and still have the audience believing what's going on the screen unless you are doing something like a Fast And Furious film where we all made the deal when we bought the ticket that we won't care if it's incredibly dumb or not, hell we are going BECAUSE it's dumb so practical considerations went out the window from the first second of screen time.

    I think for this character, sure there will be tons of over the top stunts and wild visual flourishes as befits her role in this world as a Bondian "Super Spy". But there is also a side where it not only fits her to be ruthlessly practical, like sporting shorter hair on a mission but that helps to sell certain parts of the drama of her origin as silly as that might sound. She's the character in the MCU films so far with the most baggage and darkness in her past out of the heroic cast of characters. She talks about red in her ledger and was confronted about being a cold blooded murderer. I think being at least partially set in those days that the master spy/assassin part should be out front and showing her not traipsing around with luscious red locks for everyone to see as well as making the audience perhaps go "Why hasn't she been caught yet exactly? Look for the red headed walking L'Oréal ad. She's easy to spot" can only benefit the movie.


    And yes, I know... That's WAY too much thought put into ScarJo's hair in an MCU movie that given the track record more likely than not won't even touch the level of depth or practical considerations I think this character probably deserves given her origin.
     
  21. psylockolussus Spice Mutant

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    I love her hair in Endgame. Looks practical even if its long. And its now braided! Queen of reinventing her Hairstyles!
     
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    I take the Endgame hairstyle
     
  24. pixen Registered

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    I’d love a look with bangs that’s somewhat longer.
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  25. psylockolussus Spice Mutant

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    Very-Salt-esque. I would love it!
     

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