- "I will no longer be your slave!"
- ―Carina to the Collector
Carina was a slave of the Collector, acting as his aide and servant. She eventually grew tired of her master's cruel treatment of her and, in an attempt to kill him, she tried to harness the power of the Power Stone, but she could not handle its extreme power and was quickly ripped apart by its power and killed.
Serving the Collector
Presenting the Asgardians
Carina was the aid and servant of the Collector, a position she abhorred due to her master's negative treatment towards her and her predecessors. She presented the Asgardians Lady Sif and Volstagg to her master at his museum when they brought him the Aether.
Carina defended her master when the Asgardians questioned his methodology, which involved the imprisonment of living creatures. After the Asgardians left, Carina and Tivan discussed plans to collect the other Infinity Stones, starting with the Orb. Tivan suggested hiring Gamora; Carina was unsure of that idea given Gamora's connection to Thanos.
Claiming the Orb
While serving her master by polishing the cages in the Collector's Museum, Carina was reminded by the Collector that the last attendant who served him became a part of his museum when she disappointed him. Carina worked tirelessly to please her master despite her own growing hatred of him.
When Gamora arrived at Knowhere in the company of the Guardians of the Galaxy with the intention of selling the Orb to him, she ordered an appointment with the Collector through Carina. Carina chose to make the Guardians wait before calling in the group after Rocket and Drax the Destroyer had broken into a drunken brawl. Carina stood by as the Collector explained the power of the Infinity Stone.
Upon hearing about the immense power of the stone, Carina sought to be freed from her cruel employment, grabbing the stone in an attempt to kill the Collector. However, the stone was so powerful that it instantaneously began ripping Carina's body from the inside, causing a massive explosion and making Carina scream in agony. The Power Stone made Carina's body disintegrate in a purple explosion, which only injured Tivan, but destroyed most of his collection.
Carina had always to tolerate the cruel treatment of the Collector, her master. Abhorring her position as the Collector's aide for his negative treatment towards both her and her predecessors, Carina became a repressed individual, despising her master secretly while pretending to be faithful towards him, such as when she defended her master's Asgardian methodology. Desperate to achieve her freedom at any cost, when Carina became aware of the immense power of the Power Stone, she immediately grabbed the stone and announced that she will be no longer his slave. However, having refused to understand the Stone's power, Carina ended up suffering an agonizing death yet finally achieving freedom by dying.
- Collector's Museum: The Collector's Museum was located in Knowhere, where Taneleer Tivan would store the various objects and specimens in his collection, and where Carina served as Tivan's slave. She would clean the vault and introduce guests to Tivan. This included the Asgardians when they came to deliver the Aether, as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy when they came to sell the Orb. When Tivan explained to the Guardians that the Orb contained an Infinity Stone, Carina took the opportunity to escape slavery, grabbing onto the stone, killing herself, and heavily damaging the museum in the process.
- In the comics, Carina Tivan is the daughter of the Collector, who sent her to seduce one of his greatest enemies, Michael Korvac.
- Carina is the second "minor servant" character from an earlier film to be killed in Guardians of the Galaxy, the first being The Other.
Behind the Scenes
- The character was originally dubbed "Maverdevia", a label created by the cameraman who helped James Gunn film the post-credits scene for Thor: The Dark World. The real name of the character was later revealed to be Carina.
- Ophelia Lovibond was uncredited for her appearance in Thor: The Dark World.
- Sian Milne was a stunt double for Ophelia Lovibond in the role of Carina.