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According to Shuri, the weapon is akin to a typical stun gun used by law enforcement but notes that its effects vary depending on the settings the wearer chooses. She goes on to remark that King T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther only ever saw the device set to its lowest – and least devastating – setting, which emits some 40,000 to 50,000 volts. While T’Challa enjoyed some augmented protection from the Widow’s Bite due to his own impressive super suit, Shuri mentions that side-effects of such an attack could lead to “weakened or sore muscles, cramping, epidermal burns, temporary nerve damage, and temporary lapses in consciousness” on an unprotected person, not to mention any additional injury that comes with falling after being incapacitated.

We’ll bring you the full interview tomorrow, but after playing the young Velma in Scoob!, we asked the actress about the recent news she will star in The Boss Baby: Family Business alongside Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Amy Sedaris, Eva Longoria, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Jeff Goldblum.

However, this fails to account for the assassin-turned-heroine’s signature weapon’s fullest potential. Though rarely utilized, the Widow’s Bite’s highest setting allows for some 250,000 to 300,000 volts to pass through an enemy, capable of inflicting “permanent nerve damage, third-degree subdermal burns, loss of vision, even death.” In the book, Shuri continues on, explaining that such an attack could lead to permanent damage and a potential recovery depend on the victim, their species, and any super-powered enhancements that may offset the effects of the device.

While it is no shock that Black Widow has the ability to end the lives of her victims (she is a notable and skilled assassin, after all), her choice and the choice of the MCU’s architects to exclusively use her weapon’s stun-only setting is significant. Natasha’s story has been marked by her determined rejection of her violent history, always aiming to “wipe the red from her ledger.” Her apparent refusal to take additional lives unnecessarily is a subtle reminder of the character’s overall heroic journey; an arc which begins with her rather cold and detached Iron Man 2 characterization (which allows for the residual hardness from her Red Room training to peek through) to her most recent appearance in Avengers: Endgame, which sees Black Widow committing to her friends and allies fully, leading the remaining heroes, and ultimately doing “whatever it takes” by sacrificing herself so that Clint Barton can safely possess the Soul Stone.