If I have one favorite element to this tapestry, it’s the Black Widow. I decided (late in the game) that she did need a theme, a calling card… I told Alan he needed to evoke her background and identity in her first cue. Which he did. A lonely, plucked, Soviet scent to define our girl. I heard it. Then I heard it again, battling against Loki’s theme, as they battled for verbal supremacy on the Helicarrier. And again, rich with doleful strings as she revealed to her best friend that Loki had touched her more than she’d shown…and then, as she battles onto an alien chariot, the same minor refrain blossoms into heroic glory, as galvanizing as the team theme itself.
I only asked for the one.
Joss Whedon’s introduction to the Avengers OST.