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Abby and Black Widow voice actor tells us which character would win in a fight

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GamesRadar+ recently spoke with Laura Bailey, who voiced Abby from The Last of Us 2 and Black Widow from Marvel's Avengers, so naturally we asked the actor what would happen if the two characters got in a fist fight.

It's a testament to Abby that Bailey's first reaction was to ask whether Black Widow gets to use "all [her] toys." And considering Black Widow's - you know - a superhero, we figured it's only fair that both she and Abby go in with only their fists and all-natural talents for violence.

"I would probably say Widow. You know, I think that Abby could definitely do some damage, but the training – the years and years and years of training in a different environment… Yeah," Bailey said.

As much as we stan Abby all day long, we're inclined to agree. Abby's faced some pretty scary enemies - clickers, the Rat King, and Ellie, to name a few - but never anything quite as dangerous as a former SHIELD spy and one of the founding members of the Avengers. Let us not forget the fight from Iron Man 2 where she dispatched about a dozen thugs working for Hammer Industries without breaking a sweat.

When Marvel's Avengers releases on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia September 4, you'll be able to harness Black Widow's acrobatic, trick-shooting power as well as every other Avenger's unique strengths.

Don't miss our full interview with the cast of Marvel's Avengers for insights into what it was like working on the game.

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