Lie #5: Agent Tenko does work for the FBI, but he’s not trying to stop Freedomslight, he’s trying to take over it!
It’s no coincidence that his plotline here sort of mirrors the flashback downfall of Ebon Flame. Cue that overquoted Nietzsche line, because the abyss is staring back. Natasha doesn’t just dance with death regularly, she dances with damnation. It’s a very real danger, letting the lies get to you. That’s part of why she needs to project that aura of unflappable self-confidence that is dialed up to 11 in these issues. If Natasha weren’t absolutely sure of who she is, really, it would be that much easier for her to lose herself, really.
From Journey Into Mystery #519, by Scott Lobdell and Randy Green.