Maria’s uniform is a line of defense. 9-ply Kevlar and BetaCloth, she’s bulletproof and fire resistant up to 1700 degrees. It’s something she wears not only to guard herself from the outside world, but to remind herself that what she does is important. That she’s a force to be reckoned with, to be feared.
Black or dark colors are preferred, she knows, because they don’t show blood.
She puts on her uniform in the morning, piece by piece, armor slipping into place, knowing that they’re making the world a safer place or that whatever’s trying to kill them is going to have a damn hard time of it.
( Standard issue S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform, level 6 and above: Badge, .45 cal Colt auto handgun, smoke bomb, flare, thermite bomb, fragmentation bomb, gas bomb, secure radio link comms device, cell phone, flexible saw, 6mm plasma beam projector, 20″ garrote reel, throwing knife. )