Natasha is an elite Soviet black ops agent. Very little information is available about her past. The woman herself is a seasoned professional (and, in the words of some, a cold-blooded killer). She deals only with the most severe affairs of the Union.
While the Union's agencies continuously dismiss and/or incarcerate journalists who question Natasha's military conduct (due to reports of shocking cruelty she shows on the battlefield) or the validity of official sources on her life and career, the rumours persist.
Natasha was a key element of the Soviet armed forces and so she fought on nearly all fronts during the Third World War.
In the Allied campaign, Natasha teamed up with her Allied counterpart Tanya in Gibraltar and the North Sea against the Empire of the Rising Sun. Unconfirmed reports state that she participated in the USSR's last stand in Leningrad against the Allies and survived the battle. In Uprising, one of her engagements included a massive battle on the north-eastern coast of Brazil that has left the battlefield full of deserted combat worthy vehicles, after she shot out the pilots
In the Soviet campaign, she helped led the counterattack in the defense of the Peter and Paul Fortress in Leningrad against Kenji's Imperial forces. Commander Moskvin then later guided her through the Imperial-occupied Krasna-45 Aerospace, near Moscow, to recapture the space facility. Afterwards, she later served in all missions.
Natasha kills the pilot of an enemy vehicle, allowing it to be captured by infantry units.
Natasha is a commando-class unit. Unlike Tanya or Yuriko, she has no effective direct weapon against vehicles, however, she can load her rifle, with a special armour-piercing round, and then execute the crew with a well-placed shot, usually through the view-ports of the vehicle; Allowing herself, or fellow comrades, to take the wheel. (Identical to Jarmen Kell's ability).
To deal with vehicles and buildings, she designate them with her laser designator. Once the target is acquired, a Badger Bomber arrives shortly after to smite it in a single hit, making her a real thorn to a commander, who leaves his facilities defenseless. However, the attack takes a while to complete and thus she's vulnerable in the meantime. Repositioning her would be best to avoid a potential counter-attack but it cancels the airstrike.
Red Alert 3 beta patch 1.3: bombing run reload time decreased, she should now be able to immediately paint a new target when she is done with the old one
Natasha's ability to call in airstrikes is very similar to Boris' air-strike ability, only it targets all enemy vehicles and structures.
Also, her special ability to snipe the crew of enemy vehicles enabling their capture is inspired by Jarmen Kell's own special ability.
Natasha's sniper rifle can pierce through the heavy armor of some units.
Unlike Boris, Natasha can swim in water.
Unlike Boris, aircraft summoned by Natasha appears directly above targets, and cannot be shot down.
Her capability of firing a single sniper rifle round through multiple infantry units resembles the Ghost Stalker and Mammoth Mk. II's railguns in the Second Tiberium War.
Her slug can penetrate multiple shield-wielding Peacekeepers in a column, but inflicts reduced damages. However in the real-world such a penetration will instantly kill all of them.
Strangely, units like aircraft carriers, which should be operated by a crew, can be cleared by one shot. It's also strange such a unit that needs a crew of highly professional personnel to be operational, can be recovered and function normally by just inserting a single infantry.
If a loaded APC unit, like a Riptide ACV, gets its pilot sniped out, all passengers will quit the vehicle immediately, even when it's moving through water.
Natasha's sniper rifle is similar to the real SVD Dragunov, except it has a different scope, is blockier, and is lacking an ejection port. One explanation is that Natasha's rifle fires high velocity, caseless rounds, thus eliminating the need for an ejection port.
The role of Natasha Volkova is played by female MMA fighter Gina Carano.
Natasha was set to be a cameo in the EA game MySims SkyHeroes, which has many cameos from other EA games such as Dragon Age, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Army of Two, and Medal of Honor. However, Natasha and Faith, from Mirror's Edge were cut from the game during production. Visit Natasha's page on the MySims Wiki, here.
Her surname is the feminine form of Volkov's name, implying that she's a homage to him.
This page was last edited on 4 June 2021, at 14:20.
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