|For the male player character equivalent perk, see Lady Killer.|
For a cross-game overview of this perk, see Black Widow.
Increased damage and easier Charisma checks against male NPCs.
|1||CH 2||You're charming... and dangerous. Men suffer +5% damage in combat, and are easier to persuade in dialogue.||0004A0D4|
|2||CH 2, LVL 7||Men now suffer +10% damage in combat, and are even easier to persuade in dialogue. They are also easier to pacify with the Intimidation perk.||00065E31|
|3||CH 2, LVL 22||Men now suffer +15% damage in combat, and are much easier to persuade in dialogue. They are now even easier to pacify with the Intimidation perk.||00065E32|
Behind the scenes
Black Widow derives its name from the habit of female Latrodectus (black widow spiders) to cannibalize their mates during or after mating. It is also the official FBI designation for a woman who murders her husband(s), usually in a serial fashion and/or for monetary gain.
Due to several scripting typos, ranks 2 and 3 provide no actual benefit to pacification success rates with Intimidation, and instead increase difficulty.[verified]