In The Avengers, Loki insults Natasha by referencing Dreykov’s little girl – and the Taskmaster and Budapest uncovers both clarify precisely what that line implied. After right around 10 years, Black Widow has at last clarified why Loki utilized that specific second from Natasha’s past to attempt to agitate her. At the point when caught on Nick Fury’s helicarrier the MCU’s God of Mischief spurs Black Widow with information on her past sins, referencing the violations he says can never be made amends for, including the notice of Dreykov’s little girl.
While Black Widow deliberately skirts the abominations delivered at the forefront of Natasha’s thoughts and body in the Red Room (other than in a close establishment best opening credits succession), it tells a more significant beginning: of how she turned into an Avenger. Getting back to back to Loki’s manipulative affront – utilizing her injury against her – Black Widow uncovers the expense of turning into an Avenger incorporated the homicide of Dreykov’s girl as blow-back in Budapest.
As Alexei indicated humorously, Natasha had various other casualties when she was working heavily influenced by Dreykov, yet he painstakingly picked Antonia and Budapest for greatest impact. Natasha had been liberated of her lord’s control by that point, and was undeniably more aware of her activities, deciding to legitimize the passing as her means for opportunity. That by itself accentuates precisely what Dreykov put her through – just a negligible part of which is displayed in Black Widow. And surprisingly more unreasonably, Loki realized it was Natasha’s most frightful memory since he’d taken it from Clint Barton’s brain, where it probably additionally tormented Hawkeye. He needed to have known, and he didn’t have Black Widow’s horrendous past to legitimize his activities in a chilling last note to that scene.