4. Transform your inner strength to open up. If today you use your strength to build protective walls around yourself, try this instead: rely on your inner strength to know that no one can harm you, no one can take away your inner power or make you sacrifice yourself. If you are strong in that knowing, you will see that no protection is needed. You then can let yourself be open and vulnerable; and allow forming intimate connections without fear. The Way to True Love is Through Self Love
When Iron Man bragged about how great the Avengers were because they have a Hulk, he also could have said "Black Widow." In all honesty, she's the one who closed the portal and got Hulk to work with them to begin with. Plus, really, all Hulk did was punch a bunch of stuff.
Lucy Lawless in 'Xena: Warrior Princess'