The stoic Black Widow won our hearts with her poise when we relished her character in Marvel’s most famous movie, Avengers: Endgame. Nobody had a clue what her role would serve and what emotions her actions will produce before the release. Being the most cherished franchise of Marvel Studios, we had all speculations floating around as to what every character would cater to.
About Black Widow
Black Window is the second avenger Marvel has presented after Iron Man in 2010. She was the only female superheroine in the Marvel lineup until Gamora was introduced in 2014’s Guardians Of the Galaxies. But unfortunately, her representation hasn’t matched the treatment that male superheroes received.
And most importantly, her tolerance and sacrifice have only proved to be demerits outweighing her vitality in Avengers: Endgame.
What Is In The Comic Book?
Comic book writer coined the term “fridging,” Gail Simone in 1999 after Green Lantern’s girlfriend Alexandra Dewitt was murdered and stuffed in a refrigerator. But the whole concept meant something more than the comic book described. One could quickly figure out that the theory presents women as a booster for the sole purpose of sparking a courageous act by the hero or their boyfriends. Some of the exemplifiers: Gwen Stacy dies, making Spider-Man feel real bad. Elektra died, igniting a sense of vengeance in Daredevil.
Endgame saw Black Widow sacrificing to help Hawkeye retrieve the Soul Stone, which allowed Avengers to overdo all mishaps that took place in the past when Thanos snapped his fingers in The Infinity Wars. But her instance cannot be considered as a classic fridging. Instead, it could be called a “quasi fridging.” Because she has not been used as a weapon for a man to slaughter evils around him, she has killed herself on her own will and for the reason that helped Avengers recover their lost existence.
But Black Widow dies before any of Endgame’s other main characters. While Iron Man’s death overshadows the entire end of the film, and he gets along, lingering funeral sequence, Black Widow’s death comes halfway through, and it’s primarily used to give the remainder of the now all-male team of original Avengers something to be sad about as they gear up for the movie’s final battle.