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"I'm not your daughter. Everything I hate about myself, you taught me."
"And in doing so, made you the fiercest woman in the galaxy."
―Gamora and Thanos[src]

Gamora is a former Zehoberei assassin and a former member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. She became the adopted daughter of Thanos and adopted sister of Nebula after he killed half of her race. Gamora served him for years before betraying him in an attempt to free herself from his ways. She was hired to steal the Orb, and after becoming involved in the Quest for the Orb, she befriended the other members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. After the Battle of Xandar, she left to work with them all. Having made a deal with the Sovereign to kill the Abilisk, Gamora was able to regain custody of Nebula with the intention of finally bringing her to justice in Xandar.

However, her mission to punish Nebula was delayed when Gamora and the Guardians came into contact with Ego, the long-lost father of Star-Lord. While Ego claimed he simply wanted to bond with his son, Gamora was suspicious and, alongside Nebula who had freed herself, discovered Ego's evil intentions to destroy and rebuild the universe. Upon this discovery, the Guardians teamed up to destroy the living planet, succeeding with the help of Mantis, who joined the group, but at the cost of Yondu Udonta sacrificing his life. After Udonta's death, Gamora finally confessed that she had romantic feelings to Star-Lord and started a relationship with him.

Years later, Gamora and the Guardians intercepted a distress call sent by Asgardians; Thor warned them that Thanos had begun searching for the Infinity Stones himself. Realizing what Thanos intended to do with them, Gamora led her friends to Knowhere to procure the Aether, only for both it and Gamora to be captured by Thanos himself. Thanos took Gamora to Vormir, where he sacrificed her against her will in order to obtain the Soul Stone, a process that trapped Gamora's soul inside the Soulworld.

In 2023, the Time Heist orchestrated by the Avengers with the intention of undoing the Snap inadvertently enabled the 2014 versions of Gamora and Thanos to learn how the future would unfold, causing a major divergence from the established timeline. Acting upon the obtained intelligence, Thanos successfully brought his armies from 2014 to the future where Gamora eventually turned against him after learning her tragic future before helping the Avengers and their allies to defeat him once and for all. After surviving the battle, she mysteriously disappeared with Quill and the other Guardians searching for her.

Biography

Raised by Thanos

Growing Up on Zen-Whoberi

"You're quite the fighter, Gamora. Come. Let me help you."
Thanos to Gamora[src]
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Gamora and her mother hide from the Chitauri

When Gamora was very young, the interplanetary warlord Thanos killed half of her species, the Zehoberei. Although she and her mother attempted to hide, they were quickly found by Thanos' soldiers and taken out to the spotlight. Gamora fought off the soldier restraining her, an act that Thanos himself saw, which earned her the Titan's interest in her. He took her aside and taught her his beliefs on balance by symbolizing it with balancing a knife on his finger.

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Gamora is adopted by Thanos

While asking her to do the same, he ordered his Chitauri to balance the population. When his soldiers began the massacre, Gamora turned and almost saw her people being massacred. However, Thanos turned her attention back onto the knife and complimented her when she finally balanced the dagger. While her parents were among those killed, Thanos spared and raised her as his own child.[2]

Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy

"I go by many names, Earthian, but I'm sure the one that most know me by is Gamora, the deadliest woman in the whole galaxy."
―Gamora[src]

As Gamora grew older, Thanos cybernetically altered her body, trying to transform her into the ultimate weapon. Gamora trained under the tutelage of Ronan the Accuser alongside Korath and Nebula. Unlike the rest of Thanos' adopted children in the Black Order, Gamora and Nebula actually did consider each other sisters and both shared great enmity towards Thanos for destroying their childhoods.

Despite their closeness, Thanos had Nebula and Gamora regularly spar against each other with Gamora winning every match. In response, Thanos would 'upgrade' Nebula every time she lost against Gamora in order for her to "be her equal". The consistent and brutal "upgrades" caused Nebula to grow to resent her sister.

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Gamora in her early years of serving Thanos

Upon reaching adulthood, Gamora and her siblings were tasked with finding the Infinity Stones. Thanos entrusted her to find the Soul Stone. She succeeded when she found a map leading to its location on Vormir but burned it pretending that she failed.[2] Later, Gamora and Nebula sought the powerful item known as the Orb for Thanos under the command of Korath.

On the planet Praxius IX, while following a false lead on the Orb, Nebula found herself ensnared by an impenetrable Laser Thorn Energy Net. [3] Under Thanos' orders, Gamora left Nebula behind, leaving her only a large knife with which to cut herself out of the netting. The experience drove a great wedge between the two sisters, and also strengthened Gamora's bitterness towards Thanos. As the years passed, Gamora's skills earned her Thanos' favoritism, which only proved to strengthen the growing wedge in her relationship with Nebula. In time, Gamora built up the reputation as the "deadliest woman in the galaxy" and became well known throughout the cosmos.[3]

Quest for the Orb

Family Conquests

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Gamora saves Nebula's life

"Ronan has located the Power Stone. I'm dispatching you to his ship."
"He won't like that."
"His alternative is death. Ronan's obsession clouds his judgement"
Thanos and Gamora[src]

In 2014, Gamora participated in the cleansing of the population of Korbin along with Thanos and Nebula. However, Nebula was almost executed by a Korbinite soldier who held her at gunpoint, causing Gamora to rescue her at the last minute. As she offered a helping hand, Nebula sighed at Gamora's effort and claimed not to have needed help, only for Gamora to remind her that she always needed backup.

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Gamora and Nebula await Thanos' arrival

After the massacre ended, Gamora and Nebula returned to one of Thanos' Q-Ships to await further instructions. Gamora soon discovered from her adopted father that he has located the Power Stone on the desolate planet, Morag. When Nebula pointed out that Thanos has finally put his plan of gathering of the Infinity Stones in effect, Gamora assured her that Thanos only knew the location of the Power Stone, and not the others.

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Gamora receiving instructions from Thanos

However, Nebula then lamented the possibility of Thanos obtaining all six Infinity Stones to Gamora. At that moment, Thanos appeared on the Q-Ship as he was cleaning his double-edged sword, before informing Gamora and Nebula that he was dispatching them to the Dark Aster, which belonged to his Kree ally, Ronan the Accuser, who promised to retrieve the Power Stone in exchange for the complete annilihation of Xandar, the capital of the Nova Empire, which Ronan desired revenge against for their actions against the Kree Empire.

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Gamora and Nebula listen to Thanos

Gamora pointed out that Ronan would not like that. Thanos, however, warned the two that Ronan's alternative was death if they refused to join him in his quest to obtain the Power Stone, noting that his obsession with the Kree-Nova War had clouded his judgements. Nebula then promised Thanos that she would not fail him in her mission while Gamora looked away at her sister's attempt to appease her father's demand.[4]

Betraying Ronan

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Gamora and Nebula on board the Dark Aster

"You will not fail."
"Have I ever?"
Ronan the Accuser and Gamora[src]

Thanos and Ronan's alliance was the final straw for Gamora, who was unwilling to assist the two in killing billions of innocent lives. Her opportunity for freedom eventually came in the form of Taneleer Tivan, who sought to add the Orb to his collection, and hired Gamora to bring it to him once she or Ronan located it. Gamora and Nebula boarded the Dark Aster as Korath the Pursuer returned to the ship.

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Gamora listens to Korath the Pursuer's failure

Knowing that the Orb falling into the hands of either Ronan or Thanos would spell doom for the galaxy, and wishing to make up for past crimes, Gamora accepted the job, intending to sell it to Tivan and escape from their control. Gamora was later present when Korath updated his failure on Morag to Ronan and revealed the identity of the thief who stole the Power Stone: Star-Lord, who planned to exchange the Orb on Xandar to the Broker.

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Gamora being sent down to Xandar by Ronan

When Nebula was appointed by Ronan to retrieve the Orb from Quill Gamora saw this as her chance and offered Ronan to send her instead, reminding him that if Nebula failed him again, Ronan would be responsible. Nebula, however, insisted that she was worthy to perform such a task being Thanos' daughter as well. Ronan agreed that Gamora should execute the task, knowing that she never failed any mission she had been given by Thanos as far as he knew, and he didn't want to risk dispatching Nebula to the job and answer to her failure.

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Gamora having another argument with Nebula

As she left, Gamora was attacked by Nebula, who accused her of intending to continue to stand above her despite Nebula having killed so many that their screams echoed through the entire Galaxy, which Gamora coldly retorted by saying the reason why was because Nebula took to long to kill them compared to Gamora's swift approach, and they fight until Gamora pinned Nebula to a wall and left.

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Gamora kills Sakaarans on her way to Xandar

After having departed from the Dark Aster, Gamora boarded a Necrocraft with a team of Sakaarans. While they set travelled to Xandar, the leader of the Sakaarans expressed his profound gratitude for being given the opportunity to work with one of Thanos and Ronan's pupils. Gamora agreed, but instead hinted that their would be casualties on ship. She then proceeded to murder every single Sakaaran guard with her on the ship.[5]

Meeting Star-Lord

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Gamora finds Star-Lord to steal the Orb

"Fool! You should've learned."
"I don't learn. It's one of my issues."
―Gamora and Star-Lord[src]

Having arrived on Xandar, Gamora traced the Orb to Peter Quill who was an associate of the Ravagers. Pursuing him to Xandar, Gamora waited for his meeting with the Broker to finish outside his shop so she could steal the Orb by surprise. As he walked out furious, Gamora asked him what happened as she put on lipstick. He then proceeded to explain that the Broker reneged on their deal before introducing hmself as Star-Lord to the Zehoberei. Remembering that Star-Lord was the thief who stole the Orb on Morag, Gamora decided to finally steal the Orb and she immediately attack Quill.

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Gamora viciously duels Star-Lord

As Gamora fled the scene, however, Star-Lord threw Energy Bolas to subdue her. As he caught up to her, however, Gamora already freed herself, and the two engaged in a brief hand-to-hand combat on the ground. As she gained the upper hand in the fight and prepared to kill Quill, however, bounty hunters Rocket Raccoon and Groot intervened, who also sought Quill who had a high bounty on his head from Yondu Udonta.

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Gamora is temporarily restrained by Groot

While Rocket Raccoon restrained Gamora, Groot, mistaking her for the target, extended his branches and attempted to put her in the bag, despite Rocket ordering Groot to abduct Quill. While the two argued, Star-Lord attempted to escape while Gamora threw Rocket into an open glass store and freed herself. Unwilling to let the Orb fall into the hands of a third party, Gamora threw one of her knives in Quill's direction, which caused the Orb to fall down to the ground floor.

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Gamora stabs Groot to finish him off

She then immediately attacked Groot with her sword before jumping to the first floor to escape with the Orb. To her surprise, however, Star-Lord caught up to her and the two engaged in another fight. During this fight, she called him a fool, telling him that he should have learned not to mess with her. Star-Lord agreed and managed to place one of his Jet Boot Attachments on her clothes which sent her flying backwards.

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Gamora being arrested by the Nova Corps

Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon and Groot abducted Quill. To Rocket Raccoon's horror, Gamora appeared in front of him with her sword and aggressively pushed him aside before cutting off both Groot's arms. With the two bounty hunters defeated, she finally attempted to regain the Orb and opened the bag which contained a captured Quill. However, Star-Lord used his gun to knock Gamora out before the Nova Corps intervened and arrested the four for civil disruption.[6]

Imprisoned in the Kyln

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Gamora is arrested by the Nova Corps

"Whatever nightmares the future holds, are dreams compared to what's behind me."
―Gamora[src]

The four were then shipped off-world and sent to the Kyln for incarceration. As they made their way through the prison under armed guards, Peter Quill demanded to know what was so special about the Orb, but Gamora refused to answer. Rocket Raccoon then antagonized her by reminding her of her crimes across the galaxy. Gamora then witnessed Quill getting assaulted when he attempted to get his Walkman back from a guard.

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Gamora arrives in the Kyln to be imprisoned

Having stepped into the prison, every inmate immediately turned their attention to Gamora, taunting her with threats and throwing rubbish at her. Rocket explained it was due to many of the inmates have lost their families to Thanos and Ronan the Accuser. Despite the endless threats, Gamora remained calm, telling Quill that nothing she could experience here would compare to what she had experienced while working for Thanos.

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Gamora is threatened while inside the Kyln

The same night, a guard allowed Moloka Dar and a team of angry prisoners who wished to murder her into her cell and they ambushed her while she slept and put a knife to her throat. She was then dragged out of her cell by the prisoners and was about to be killed when she found herself being saved by Drax the Destroyer, whose family had been murdered by Ronan. Instead, Drax explained that he wished to kill Gamora himself in order to briefly satisfy his hatred.

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Gamora threatens Drax the Destroyer

At the instance of hearing Drax claim that Gamora was a family to Ronan, Gamora proved to him that she was no longer affiliated to Ronan or Thanos as she immediately attacked Drax, Moloka Dar, and two other prisoners who were holding her at knifepoint. Holding the knives up to Moloka Dar and Drax, she angrily told him that she was not family with Ronan and suggested that she was his only hope at stopping Ronan's plans from coming to fruition.

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Drax the Destroyer nearly executes Gamora

However, Drax disarmed her and held the knife up to her neck, claiming that her words meant nothing to him. Seeing this, Star-Lord intervened and reminded Drax that Gamora wanted Ronan dead as much as she did and persuaded him to exact his revenge on Ronan instead of killing Gamora. While initially distrustful of each other, Gamora offered to split Tivan's payment with Quill, Rocket, and Groot if they assisted her in escaping from the prison.[6]

Escape from the Kyln

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Gamora fighting during the Kyln prison break

"I am going to die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy."
―Gamora[src]

The next day, Rocket Raccoon came up with a plan to get them out of the prison, which involved stealing an inmate's false leg, a guard's security band, and a Quardrix battery. Groot accidentally started their escape early and Gamora focused her efforts on getting the guard's armband. She quickly found the guard who almost allowed Moloka Dar to murder her and ripped it from his arm.

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Gamora making her escape from the Kyln

With the armband ready, Gamora rejoined the rest of the group in the prison's control terminal, she found that they had been joined by Drax the Destroyer who wished to stay with her until they found Ronan the Accuser. At first, Gamora furiously inquired the others as to why Drax was with them, only to be dismissed. However, several Nova guards defending the prison attempted to shoot at the control terminal in hopes of eliminating the five.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy escape the Kyln

However, the criminals completed their escape when Rocket turned off the anti-gravity in the prison and flew the prison terminal outside. As Gamora looked in surprise and shock at the success of Rocket's plan, they then fled the Kyln to the Milano. However, Quill insisted upon staying behind to collect his Walkman, which was stolen from him the day he arrived at the intergalactic prison. As a sign of trust, he left the Orb with Gamora and the other former criminals as they waited in his ship for him to retrieve his taken belongings, specifically his Walkman.

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Gamora waits for Star-Lord in the Milano

The group waited for Quill while flying outside of the prison, however, Rocket insisted that they leave without him. Gamora refused when she realized that Quill had not in fact given her the Orb, but kept it with him. Rocket continued to demand they leave before their ship was shot out of space by the Nova Corps, whom he surmised were alerted to the Kyln. However, Gamora insisted that they not leave without the Orb.

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Gamora is asked about the Orb by Peter Quill

Quill emerged a few minutes later, flying across space and onto the ship. He gave Gamora the real Orb before informing Drax that he had left to collect his Walkman, which resulted in Drax calling Quill an imbecile. As they headed to Knowhere to meet Gamora's buyer, On the Milano, Star-Lord interrogated Gamora about what was inside the Orb and why it was coveted by so many parties including Ronan the Accuser before he offered her his theory that it contained a powerful weapon. Although Gamora knew that it contained the Power Stone, she claimed not to know what it truly was as she was untrustworthy of him and the others.

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Gamora, Peter Quill and Drax discuss the Orb

As the group discussed what was to be done with the Orb, Drax the Destroyer suggested that if it was a weapon they should use it to kill Ronan. Gamora looked at him in shock and instructed him to put it down as the Orb's power had the capability to destroy all of them and even the Milano. A furious Drax then insisted that it would only destroy her, calling her a "murderess", which thus lead to a fierce argument between her and Drax.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy enter Knowhere

Quill calmed the situation down insisting that no one must kill anyone on board his ship. Gamora refused to give Quill any more information about where they were going or who her buyer was, leading to Quill telling her that she should begin trusting him more, Gamora told Quill she would never work with someone like him and then mocked him by telling him that his ship was filthy.[6]

Trouble on Knowhere

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Gamora and Peter Quill talk on Knowhere

"I'm a warrior, an assassin. I do not dance."
"Really? Well, on my planet, we have a legend about people like you. It's called Footloose."
―Gamora and Peter Quill[src]

After they arrive on Knowhere, a remote criminal outpost in space built in the giant severed head of a Celestial, Gamora explains to the Guardians that Knowhere was a mining colony owned by the Tivan Group, which sent workers to mine the organic matter in the Celestial's skull. The colony also became a hub for outlaws.

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Gamora being seduced by Peter Quill's music

The group decided to relax while waiting to meet the Collector. Gamora and Peter Quill shared a brief moment while she cleaned her sword where Quill explained his need to get his Walkman back due to it being a gift from his mother. Gamora then explained to Quill that she was no longer loyal to Ronan or Thanos because he killed her parents and turned her into an assassin. Quill then let Gamora listen to the music and tried to seduce her, which ended with Gamora harshly rejecting Quill, as she was aware of his reputation.

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Gamora holding back Drax the Destroyer

Their conversation was interrupted when a fight broke out between the drunk Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer after the latter called Rocket vermin and Rocket mocked Drax's past. Quill and Gamora were able to break up the fight and convinced Rocket to put down his weapon and wait until they had collected their money from the Collector. Drax, however, refused and stormed off, due to being furious that he had still been unable to kill Ronan the Accuser, while Gamora let him go as she felt that they did not need his help.[6]

Meeting the Collector

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Gamora is finally summoned by Carina

"My dear Gamora, how wonderful to meet you in the flesh."
"Let's bypass the formalities, Tivan, we have what we discussed."
Collector and Gamora[src]

Some time later, Carina summoned the Guardians of the Galaxy to the Collector to negotiate the payment. While Drax stayed back, the Guardians followed the Collector's servant as she toured them through his museum, which contained various types of species, fauna, and mysteriosus objects from all over the galaxy. She then at last introduced the four to the Collector, who greeted Gamora with a kiss to the hand, noting how wonderful it was to finally meet her in person.

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Gamora meets the Collector about the Orb

Insistent upon the negotiation, Gamora suggested that they skip the formalities. However, Tivan became distracted by Groot as he had never seen a member of Groot's species before and intended to add him to his collection. This irked Rocket Raccoon who pulled out his weapon at the instance of hearing Tivan calling him Groot's pet. Gamora then reminded Tivan that they had been halfway across the universe searching for the Orb and suggested that they continue what they had come to discuss. Star-Lord then pulled the Orb from his jacket pocket and attempted to hand it to the Collector, only to briefly drop it on the floor.

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Gamora learns about the Infinity Stones

Tivan showed great enthusiasm as he began to open the Orb, explaining that the Orb was a containment device that held the Power Stone. Tivan showed the incredible power of the Infinity Stones which had been used thousands of years before to destroy entire planets. Before the group could accept their payment, Carina attempted to take the Stone, only to unintentionally tap into its power and trigger a massive explosion that killed Carina and destroyed much of Tivan's collection.

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Gamora and Star-Lord argue about the Orb

Barely escaping with their lives, Gamora hastily resealed the stone into the Orb and left. Finally realizing the true danger of the Orb, Gamora decided to deliver the Orb to the Nova Corps where it would be safest. Rocket Raccoon was horrified when he saw that they were keeping it and suggested that they give it to Ronan the Accuser as a peace offering, Star-Lord then suggested that they give it to a friend of his who would offer a great payment for it. Gamora was furious at the suggestion and attempted to leave with the Orb.[6]

Skirmish on Knowhere

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Gamora trying to escape from Nebula

"Nebula, please. If Ronan gets this stone, he'll kill us all."
"Not all. You will already be dead."
―Gamora and Nebula[src]

Before Gamora could escape, Ronan the Accuser and his forces suddenly arrived, having been called to Knowhere by Drax the Destroyer who intended to kill his enemy. Gamora, Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon managed to get to some Mining Pods in an attempt to escape, but Nebula led her soldiers in a chase after them, focusing their efforts on killing Gamora and stealing the Orb back.

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Gamora nearly suffocates in deep space

In the ensuing chaos, Nebula continued to engage Gamora in an aerial battle that resulted in Gamora being forced to fly her mining pod into deep space where it malfunctioned and she became trapped. Gamora continued to try and reason with her sister, insisting that if Ronan got his hands on the Orb, he would kill everyone in the universe. Nebula refused to listen and destroyed Gamora's ship, resulting in her being blown into deep space and the Orb stolen. Quill managed to rescue Gamora before she could die from space exposure, and the two were picked up by the Yondu Ravager Clan.[6]

Joining Forces

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Gamora sees Yondu Udonta's interrogation

"Yondu! Listen to me! Ronan has something called an Infinity Stone."
"I know what he's got, girl."
"Then you know we must get it back! He's gonna use it to wipe out Xandar. We have to warn them. Billions of people will perish."
―Gamora and Yondu Udonta[src]

As they were saved by the Yondu Ravager Clan, Yondu Udonta immediately began beating up Peter Quill in revenge for him betraying the Ravagers. Eventually, Gamora managed to convince Udonta of the danger the Orb posed in Ronan's hands. In the end, he agreed to help them in retaking the Orb from Ronan, who was now making his way to Xandar with the intention of destroying it.

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Gamora and Peter Quill explain their plan

Their conversation was interrupted when Rocket Raccoon and Drax the Destroyer threatened to blow up the ship if Udonta did not give Quill and Gamora back to them. With the situation quickly resolved, Gamora and Quill spoke with Rocket, Groot, and Drax, Gamora on-board the Milano and tried to convince them to join them and the Ravagers in a final battle against Ronan the Accuser to save the Xandarians from the hands of the Kree sadist and to prevent the destruction of the planet.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy prepare to fight

Quill pitched his idea of a plan, but the group was not convinced, as it would likely result in their deaths. In the end, however, Gamora told Quill she would be happy to die with her friends and the rest of the group also agreed, having been around her enemies most of her life. Quill and Gamora explained the details of the plan to Udonta and his clan, with Gamora explaining how they would engage his army of Sakaarans and use the distraction to board the ship where her knowledge of the layout would help them find and kill Ronan. They also made it clear how deadly the Power Stone was and how Ronan must not be allowed to touch the planet's surface as it would result in its complete destruction. The Ravagers were handing containment Orbs to use to steal the stone back.[6]

Battle of Xandar

Flying into the Battle

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Gamora co-piloting the Milano into battle

"This is a terrible plan."
"Hey, you're the one who said you wanted to die among friends."
―Gamora and Star-Lord[src]

Gamora joined in the Battle of Xandar, taking a seat in the Milano with Star-Lord, Groot and Drax the Destroyer, as they prepared to engage the enemy, Gamora noted that it was a terrible plan. During the battle, they became overrun with the Sakaarans' ships and seemed overpowered until the Nova Corps arrived, led by Garthan Saal and assisted them in the battle.

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The Guardians infiltrating the Dark Aster

Gamora and her allies infiltrated the Dark Aster. However, Yondu Udonta's ship was shot down in the chaos. As the Milano crashed through the ship, Quill was able to shoot down a large unit of Sakaarans guarding the ship before they prepared to carry on. As they made their way through the ship, it was almost too dark for them to see, so Groot demonstrated how he could create light spores to light their way. As they walked, Drax expressed his gratitude to be welcomed back into their group.

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Gamora witnesses Drax shooting Nebula

He even claimed Gamora to be a friend although he mistakenly called Gamora a green whore causing her to demand that he stop talking. Suddenly, Nebula attacked the four with the intent of protecting Ronan the Accuser and getting revenge for the destruction Gamora had caused. Appearing in front of the Guardians of the Galaxy armed with her electroshock batons, Nebula claimed that Gamora was weak and traitorous before being shot by Drax the Destroyer[6]

Sister vs. Sister

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Gamora furiously fights against Nebula

"Nebula! Sister, help us fight Ronan. You know, he's crazy!"
"I know, you're both crazy!"
―Gamora and Nebula[src]

Gamora went to disable the ship's generators and found Nebula had survived the shot and had quickly healed. The two sisters engaged in a brutal fight in which Nebula tried everything she could to kill her sister while the battle outside raged on. Nebula gained the upper hand and managed to electrocute and almost kill Gamora. However, Gamora was able to kick Nebula off the side of the ship through a hole that had been shot in it.

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Gamora attempting to rescue Nebula

Nebula managed to hold on as her cybernetic arm became impaled on the piece of debris and hung thousands of feet above Xandar, Gamora attempted to reason with her sister by telling her that Ronan the Accuser was crazy and they could still stop him. Nebula refused to listen, citing that they were both crazy, and instead cut off her own arm and fell from the ship, landing on M-ship, throwing the pilot out, and flying it to safety.

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Gamora finally disables the security door

With Nebula having been defeated, Gamora then disabled the shield generator of Dark Aster as planned, allowing the rest of the group to enter the control room. She then joined her friends in confronting Ronan. Star-Lord attempted to use the Hadron Enforcer to kill him. To Gamora's horror, Ronan's power was too great, having harnessed the Power Stone, and he survived. Ronan then used his Cosmi-Rod to knock the group back, easily subdued them before strangling and mocking Drax the Destroyer.

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Gamora is protected from the crash by Groot

They were saved when Rocket Raccoon dive-bombed his ship into the Dark Aster, plowing straight into Ronan and causing the ship to plummet from the Xandarian skyline. All seemed lost as the group had no means of protecting themselves from the impact when the ship to crash land. However, Groot sacrificed himself to keep the others safe from the crash, wrapping them a protective ball made from his own body.[6]

Killing Ronan

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Gamora and the Guardians obliterate Ronan

"Peter, take my hand!"
―Gamora to Peter Quill[src]

The group survived the impact, although Groot's body was destroyed and he was seemingly killed. Ronan the Accuser survived the crash as well and began mocking the group's efforts to stop him, calling them the Guardians of the Galaxy. Ronan prepared to finally unleash his revenge and destroy Xandar while Gamora and the rest of the group seemed powerless to stop him. Much to everyone's surprise, Peter Quill decided to start dancing and singing, distracting Ronan who was confused by the strange display.

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Gamora after the death of Ronan the Accuser

Using this momentary distraction, Rocket Raccoon was able to repair the Hadron Enforcer and Drax the Destroyer used it to destroy Ronan's Cosmi-Rod, exposing the Power Stone within. Quill grabbed the stone but was almost killed by its power while a sinister Ronan watched with a grin. However, Gamora and the other Guardians joined together to share its power and used it to kill Ronan before containing the stone in the Orb.

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Gamora being confronted by the Ravagers

With Xandar now saved and the Orb protected once again, Yondu Udonta arrived with his clan and demanded that Quill give him the Orb as he had promised. Despite Gamora's pleads against it, Quill gave in and handed over the Orb. However, once the Ravagers had left the planet, Quill revealed to Gamora that he had switched them and still had the Infinity Stone. Gamora spoke to Quill and he explained how Udonta was the only family he had ever had, but she told him that that was no longer true.[6]

Aftermath

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Gamora and Quill speak to Nova Prime

"Your wife and child shall rest well knowing that you have avenged them."
"Yes. Of course, Ronan was only a puppet. It's really Thanos I need to kill."
―Gamora and Drax the Destroyer[src]

The stone was then given to the Nova Corps, with the Nova Prime Irani Rael personally ensuring that the group was pardoned from their criminal records. As they left the Nova Corps Headquarters, Gamora spoke to Drax the Destroyer about him having avenged his family by finally killing Ronan the Accuser. Drax, however, made it clear that Thanos was his next target.

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Gamora and Peter Quill leave Xandar

Now free from Thanos, Ronan, and her deadly past, Gamora permanently joined Quill, Rocket, and Drax as the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they prepared to leave on the Milano, which had been rebuilt by Rhomann Dey, Gamora found Quill having finally opened a gift from his late mother, a new music mix. When Quill played one of the songs, Gamora danced to it. They then left the planet under Quill's leadership, intending to do good, some bad and a bit of both.[6]

Battle on Sovereign

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Gamora talks to Groot and fights the Abilisk

"He said that the skin is too thick to be pierced on the outside so..."
"That doesn't make any sense!"
"I tried telling him that!"
―Gamora and Star-Lord[src]

After the Battle of Xandar, the Guardians of the Galaxy became well known across the galaxy. The Sovereign hired the Guardians to take down the Abilisk that was eating the Anulax Batteries. When the Guardians arrived on the planet, Gamora questioned Drax as of why he wasn't wearing one of Rocket Raccoon's flight suits which he told her it made his nipples hurt. As the Abilisk approached them, Gamora got out a rifle which Star-Lord questioned as her thing was swords.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy meet Ayesha

As they fought the Abilisk, Gamora told Groot, who was dancing to move from danger and responded by waving. Drax then informed Gamora that the Abilisk must be cut on the inside. Gamora tried to warn him not to do so, but he jumped in its mouth. Star-Lord then told Gamora to aim for the cut on its neck as they distracted it. As Gamora was about to fire, she ran out of ammo and took out her sword, cutting through the Abilisk. After the battle, the Guardians got changed as Quill warned them about the Sovereign people.

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Gamora during a battle with the Sovereign

The three were brought before the Sovereign themselves in the capital city where they awaited their payment. The Guardians appeared before the priestess Ayesha, who expressed her gratitude in the Guardians stopping the Abilisk. As payment, the Guardians were handed over Nebula who Gamora wanted to put in prison by the Nova Corps. Ayesha then asked Quill about his lineage, suggesting that his father was of an unordinary species, before Gamora took Nebula and headed to the Milano.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy crash on Berhert

As the Guardians flew away, Gamora tied Nebula upright, denying her some fruit, claiming it to be unripe if she ate it, as a fleet of Omnicrafts attacked them as Rocket stole some of their batteries. As they attempted to escape, Quill and Rocket began to argue which Gamora had to break up. Drax then fired at the fleet using a spacesuit, but as the Milano crashed, the cable Drax was attached to broke causing Gamora to hold onto it as the ship crashed into the planet.[7]

Encounter with Ego

Meeting Star-Lord's Father

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Gamora witnesses Peter Quill's father arrive

"Maybe this man could be your David Hasselhoff. If he ends up being evil... we'll just kill him."
―Gamora to Peter Quill[src]

During an argument on Berhert over who was to blame for the crash, an unidentified craft landed. Gamora ignored Nebula's demands to be released and prepared to battle whoever landed. The craft opened and the Guardians of the Galaxy were introduced to Ego and Mantis, as Ego was revealed to be the father of Peter Quill. Gamora persuaded Quill to go with Ego to 'Ego's Planet when Quill was skeptical of his father's claims assuring him that they could just kill Ego if he turned out to be evil.[7]

Exploring Ego's Planet

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Gamora being informed about Ego's origins

"What we should be discussing right now is something about this place. It doesn't feel right."
"What are you talking about? You're the one who wanted me to come here!"
"That girl, Mantis, she's afraid of something."
―Gamora and Star-Lord[src]

Gamora and Drax accompanied Peter Quill aboard Ego's Ship leaving Nebula with Rocket Raccoon and Groot who had remained to repair the Milano. Once onboard, Mantis displayed her abilities as an empath by touching Quill and revealing his crush on Gamora. She was startled by this revelation and refused to let Mantis touch her threatening her with a broken jaw if she tried to do so.

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Gamora dances with Peter Quill on Ego

On Ego's homeworld, she was startled by the revelation that Ego was, in fact, a Celestial. Later, she interrupted Mantis and Drax with the former having been about to say something important. She grew suspicious when Mantis displayed uncertainty and fear. She danced with Quill with the latter trying to get her to admit that there was something between them- something she denied. Gamora expressed her suspicions, but Quill accused her of being jealous of his 'half-god' status and demanded to know why she couldn't be happy for him having found his family. Gamora responded that she already thought he had found his family before storming off.[7]

Showdown with Nebula

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Gamora being ambushed by Nebula on Ego

"I win. I've bested you in combat."
"No, I saved your life."
"Well, you were stupid enough to let me live."
"You let me live."
Nebula and Gamora[src]

Gamora meditated outside in one of the fields, considering whether or not Ego was an ally or enemy. However, her meditation was interrupted by a commotion coming from an M-Ship piloted by Nebula. Gamora then sprinted away from the ship, hoping to evade her sister and reach safety. However, Gamora was shot at multiple times and was chased into a series of caverns. During the pursuit, the M-Ship was destroyed.

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Gamora viciously fires upon Nebula's ship

Using her strength, Gamora pulled Nebula out of the destroyed ship which was in flames. Before Nebula could seize her opportunity to finally kill Gamora, the ship exploded sending the two sisters flying onto the ground. Although the two struggled, the two sisters fought with each other. A shocked Gamora then yelled to Nebula that she saved her life, only for Nebula to continue her kill mission. Nebula attacked Gamora, and ultimately choked her, but didn't kill her and let her go.

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Gamora is finally defeated by Nebula

Gamora coughed and regained her strength as Nebula expressed excitement at the fact that she finally bested Gamora in combat. Gamora, however, insisted that she saved Nebula's life and the match was unfair and therefore she did not truly beat her in combat. Nebula was angry at Gamora for always winning the fights Thanos made them partake in that resulted in Nebula being continuously 'upgraded' every time she lost.

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Gamora and Nebula discover the skeletons

Gamora then listened as Nebula claimed to have only wanted a sister, which caused the two to form an uneasy alliance. Exploring the caverns, they came across a large pile of bones before running back to the main palace to warn Peter Quill. Gamora attacked Mantis until the latter touched her causing her fear to become more prevalent with Drax assuring that Mantis had told him everything. [7]

Battle on Ego's Planet

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Gamora attempting to rescue Peter Quill

"Finally, Rocket."
"Keep that transmitted so I can come find you. We're in an old piece of construction equipment Yondu once used to slice open the bank of an Askeveria."
"Ego's unhinged."
―Gamora and Rocket Raccoon[src]

The four went to save Quill who was being attacked by Ego before a ship piloted by Yondu Udonta and Rocket Raccoon landed on top of him. Gamora brought Peter Quill on board the ship revealing her findings and the Guardians of the Galaxy prepared to leave. Quill refused to say they had to kill Ego and began piloting the ship to the planet's core. Gamora, Drax and Mantis were thrown from the ship when the Omnicrafts sent by Sovereign attacked and Mantis was forced to subdue Ego by putting him to sleep when he found them.

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Gamora during the Battle on Ego's Planet

Gamora was visibly distressed when she thought Quill had been killed in the craft's explosion and was relieved when he, as well as Nebula and Yondu Udonta, was revealed to be alive. After Mantis was knocked unconscious and Ego began to attack, she and Nebula fell from the crumbling ledge. Gamora was saved by her sister and the two began to climb back to the top to return to the fight before being suffocated by the organic matter Ego created to subdue them.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy battle Ego

When Quill took control, both sisters survived and made their way to the ship piloted by Kraglin Obfonteri on the surface. She refused to leave Quill behind and was about to go and look for him before Rocket Raccoon tasered her to stop her from being killed in the explosion of the planet. Eventually, Ego was killed when Groot and Rocket Raccoon set off a bomb in the center of the planet. Yondu Udonta later sacrificed himself so that Peter could escape and reunite with Gamora and the others. [7]

Yondu's Funeral

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Gamora finally reconciles with Nebula

"I was concerned with staying alive until the next day, every day. And I never considered what Thanos was doing to you. I'm trying to make it right. There are little girls like you across the universe who are in danger. You can stay with us and help them."
―Gamora to Nebula[src]

Gamora attended Yondu Udonta's funeral. When Nebula went to leave, she tried to persuade her to join them, saying that there were other daughters who are in danger because of Thanos and gave her sister a hug when the offer was declined, Nebula responded that she is more useful as killing Thanos to prevent other daughters from the same fate that hers. The two sisters hugged before Nebula departed. As the Ravagers arrived to pay their respects, she hinted to Peter Quill that she did perhaps reciprocate his feelings and the pair embraced.[7]

Infinity War

Meeting Thor

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Gamora responds to the distress signal

"Thor. Why would he go to Knowhere?"
"Because for years, the Reality Stone has been safely stored there with a man we call the Collector."
―Gamora and Thor[src]

The Guardians of the Galaxy responded to the distress call sent out by the Statesman after the ship was attacked by Thanos and the Black Order. Gamora was concerned with helping people in distress, while Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord were interested in how much they could get as a reward. Upon arrival at the origin of the distress call, they found the Statesman destroyed and recovered Thor from the wreckage.

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Gamora talks about Thanos' life-long plan

Gamora was taken with Thor's physique, much to the discomfort of Star-Lord who began imitating him. Thor recounted his encounter with Thanos to the Guardians, telling them that the Mad Titan was after the Infinity Stones. As Drax revealed to the Asgardian that Gamora was the adopted daughter of Thanos, Thor walked in front of her under the pretense of threatening her. Instead, he comforted her, telling him that families were tough, even relating back to when he had to kill his sister, during Ragnarök.

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Gamora is told the Infinity Stones' locations

As Thor attempted to steal some of their food, Star-Lord intervened and attempted at intimating his voice, which created a brief argument between the two. Fed up with their squarrel, Gamora changed the subject and asked about Thanos' plan, to which Thor responded that Thanos already obtained the Power Stone after effortlessly destroying the Nova Corps and decimating half of Xandar's population and also mentioned that Thanos obtained the Space Stone during his invasion on the Statesman.

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Gamora thinking about the Soul Stone

Thor assured that the Time and Mind Stones were safe on Earth, and he surmised that Thanos was heading to Knowhere to get the Reality Stone, which was in the possession of the Collector. Thor also mentioned that no one knew where the Soul Stone was, to which Gamora reacted uncomfortably. Thor, along with Rocket and Groot, headed to Nidavellir to forge a weapon to kill Thanos with, while Gamora accompanied Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, and Mantis to Knowhere.[2]

Return to Knowhere

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Gamora asks Star-Lord to kill her if needed

"I love you more than anything."
"I love you, too."
―Gamora and Star-Lord[src]

On the way to Knowhere, Gamora took Star-Lord to one side and made him promise to kill her if Thanos captured her. Gamora told him that she knew something that Thanos could never know. Star-Lord asked her what it was, but Gamora refused to tell him, stating that he would be in danger if he knew as well. As they embraced each other their moment was interrupted by Drax the Destroyer, who was "mastering" the art of being invisible by standing totally still.

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Gamora attempts to finally kill Thanos

Arriving at Knowhere, the Guardians of the Galaxy then headed to the Collector's Museum to find Thanos threatening the Collector and demanding to know where the Reality Stone was. Sensing an opportunity, Gamora attacked Thanos, stabbing him in the neck with Godslayer and then plunging the dagger that he gave her into his chest. As Thanos died, Gamora broke down crying. As she did, Thanos' voice rang out, telling her that he was sure she still cared about him.

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Gamora discovers Thanos' deceptions

Thanos had already obtained the Reality Stone and had staged the entire event. The Reality Stone revealed the true nature of Knowhere; burning and destroyed with Thanos alive and well. Taking Gamora hostage, the Guardians attempted to save her, but Thanos used the Reality Stone to temporarily take out Drax and Mantis. Star-Lord aimed his Quad Blasters at Thanos, threatening to kill him if he did not let Gamora go.

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Gamora demanding Peter Quill to kill her

Gamora reminded Star-Lord of his promise and he reluctantly pointed the weapon at her with Thanos tempting him to shoot her. After confessing their love for each other, Star-Lord finally worked up the courage and resolve to shoot Gamora, but Thanos used the Reality Stone to turn the weapon's discharge into bubbles. Telling Star-Lord he liked him, Thanos used the Space Stone to transport away from Knowhere.[2]

Sisters Reunited

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Gamora being offered some food by Thanos

"Where is the Soul Stone?"
"...Vormir! The Stone is on Vormir."
Thanos and Gamora[src]

Gamora was brought to Thanos' throne room as he tried to reconnect with his lost daughter but she rebuffed his offer of food, throwing the food he offered to his throne, which she bitterly said she always hated. As Gamora claimed to hate her life, Thanos recalled that she had told him that for twenty years, but he had hoped that one day, Gamora would have sat in the throne after him.

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Gamora argues with Thanos about his plans

Gamora reminisces on how she was young when Thanos took her and rebuffed his belief that he saved her, saying that she was happy in Zen-Whoberi, which Thanos countered by saying on how her planet was so overpopulated that children had no homes and to survive, her people had to hound the planet for scraps and he was the one who saved her planet. Gamora bitterly said that he did it by wiping out half of the Zehobereis and Thanos simply said that it is a small price to pay for salvation.

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Gamora is told she lied about the Soul Stone

As the talk became more tense, with Gamora rejecting all that Thanos believed and expressing her hatred for him and everything he taught her, Thanos told Gamora that it was because of his teachings that she became the fiercest woman in the galaxy and he trusted her to find the Soul Stone; Gamora sarcastically apologized for failing him, despite that she indeed discovered its location and burned the map to prevent him from finding it.

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Gamora learns that Nebula has been captured

Thanos calmly told her that he was disappointed in her not because she failed him, but because she had found the Soul Stone and lied to him about it. Thanos took Gamora to see Nebula suspended in a field with her cybernetic body parts pulled apart. As Gamora looked in horror, Thanos revealed that he had captured her after which she snuck aboard the Sanctuary II some time after the Battle on Ego's Planet and nearly succeeded in killing him, which resulted in him incarcerating her in the cell.

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Gamora watches as Thanos tortures Nebula

Using the Power Stone, Thanos tortured her in front of Gamora to make her reveal the location of the Soul Stone. After swearing on her life to Thanos that she did not know its location, Thanos accessed Nebula's memory and showed her a hologram projection from her eye showing Gamora telling her sister that she had found the map to the Soul Stone and burned it to ash to prevent him from ever locating it, despite the fact that at the time he was searching for the Orb with the help of Ronan the Accuser.

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Gamora seeing Nebula for the last time

After the transmission ended, Thanos lectured Gamora on how he is responsible for her being strong and generous, but noted that he never taught her how to lie, claiming her to be extremely bad at it. Thanos then proceeded to ask Gamora once more where the Soul Stone was, causing her to contemplate in silence and in anguish. After having tortured Nebula some more with the Infinity Stones, Gamora finally relented and told Thanos the Stone was on the planet Vormir.[2]

Unwilling Sacrifice

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Gamora is taken back to Vormir with Thanos

"You kill and torture and you call it mercy, the universe has judged you. You asked it for a prize and it told you no. You failed. And do you wanna know why? Because you love nothing. No one."
―Gamora to Thanos[src]

Gamora, giving in after watching Nebula being tortured, reluctantly led Thanos to a planet called Vormir. As they walked on the barren planet, Thanos reminded Gamora that the Soul Stone better have been up there for her sister's sake. While climbing to the top of the mountain, they were greeted by the Red Skull, who knew their identities, and he referred to Thanos as the son of A'Lars and Gamora as the daughter of Thanos.

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Gamora and Thanos meet the Red Skull

Insistent upon retrieving the six Infinity Stones as soon as possible, Thanos immediately asked the Red Skull where the Soul Stone was located, to which he responded that the stone extracted a terrible price. Thanos confidently claimed to be prepared to do whatever it took to retrieve the Soul Stone. However, Red Skull warned Gamora and Thanos that everyone who tried to obtain the Soul Stone thought that it would be easy, but they were, in fact, wrong about that assertion.

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Gamora and Thanos being led by Red Skull

While being led to the top of the mountain, Thanos inquired as to how the Red Skull knew so much about the nature of the Infinity Stones, to which he noted that he himself tried to possess the Space Stone during World War II, but had been cast out to Vormir after having abused the Tesseract's power, alluding to his confrontation against Captain America. As a result of his misdeeds, he had been cursed to be the guardian of the Soul Stone, guiding others who seek to obtain it.

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Gamora is told that she will be the sacrifice

As the reached the cliff, Red Skull led them to the edge of the mountain, claiming that what Thanos sought laid in front of him. As Gamora looked down, she asked what he was talking about. The Red Skull claimed that Thanos needed the sacrifice of a loved one to be given the Soul Stone as it carried a special place amongst the Infinity Stones. Thanos then learned that he needed to throw that person he loved off the cliff to their death.

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Gamora is forced off the cliff by Thanos

Gamora, upon hearing this, unleashed her bitter resentment for Thanos' seeming lack of love for anyone by laughing and saying how she had dreamed that Thanos would be punished for all he had done and that the moment is finally here as the universe found Thanos unworthy because he loved no one but himself. Thanos turned around and revealed tears, which she believed was due to his failure and continued to taunt him.

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Gamora is sacrificed for the Soul Stone

Unfortunately, Thanos was crying because he would have to sacrifice Gamora as he truly loved Gamora as his daughter. Genuinely surprised and for a brief moment, almost happy, Gamora still quickly attempted suicide to prevent Thanos obtaining the stone, but Thanos easily turned her dagger to bubbles and tearfully apologized and, while still in tears, dragged her over to the cliff and threw her to her death. Thanos then awakened with the Soul Stone in his hand.[2]

Legacy

Star-Lord's Rage

"He took her to Vormir. He came back with the Soul Stone, but she didn't."
Nebula to Star-Lord[src]

Thanos arrived on Titan to retrieve the Time and Mind Stones from the Black Order. Instead, he was confronted by the combined forces of Star-Lord, Nebula- who escaped from the Sanctuary II-, Drax the Destroyer, Mantis, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange. During his fight with the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, Strange restricted the gauntlet while Drax the Destroyer, Iron Man and Spider-Man restrained Thanos' arms and legs, allowing Mantis to inflict sleep upon him using her powers.

Star-Lord then mocked Thanos and demanded the location of Gamora, visibly causing him to become crestfallen. Mantis then revealed that Thanos was mourning, which led Nebula to understand in horror and sadness that he had sacrificed her for the Soul Stone. Star-Lord then angrily questioned Thanos to tell her that Nebula was lying and Thanos emotionally said he had to. In the end, Thanos overcame and defeated them, forcing Strange to hand the Time Stone to him.[2]

Soulworld

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Gamora's soul meets Thanos in the Soulworld

"What did it cost?"
"Everything."
―Gamora and Thanos[src]

After Thanos snapped his fingers with the Infinity Gauntlet during the Battle of Wakanda, he was transported to the Soulworld inside the Soul Stone. There, Gamora's soul met Thanos in her child form and calmly asked if he had done it and the resigned Thanos told her he had achieved his goal. Gamora asked what it had cost and Thanos sadly smiled and said it cost him everything, referring to how she was the only thing he loved.

Apparently accepting defeat, Gamora sadly smiled before Thanos returned to reality as the Snap started, causing half of the life in the universe to fade away into nothingness.[2] However, three weeks after the ending of the Infinity War and before his death at the blade of Thor's Stormbreaker, Thanos used the Infinity Stones to destroy themselves, obliterating the Soulworld within the Soul Stone, but what happened to Gamora's soul is unknown.[4]

Traveling to 2023

Learning about the Future

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Gamora chastises Nebula

"Avengers. Unruly wretches. What's that reflection? Amplify this, Maw."
"I don't understand. Two Nebulas."
"No. The same Nebula. From two different times."
Thanos and Gamora[src]

In an alternate 2014, Nebula was massacring Korbinites as Thanos waged another cleansing for half of a population. She was bested by a stray grenade and rescued from an enemy soldier by 2014 Gamora, who extended a helping hand, only to be smacked away. Perturbed by being helped after having claimed that she was fine without Gamora's aid, Nebula demanded an explanation for her arrival, only for her to relay that Thanos has found the Power Stone on Morag.

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Gamora witnesses Nebula's drive glitching

As Gamora and Nebula reunited with their adopted father on a Q-Ship before he informed him that he was preparing to send them to the Dark Aster under the orders of Ronan the Accuser, Nebula's synaptic drive started to glitch and showed a hologram of War Machine and another individual in 2014 on Morag as the latter suggested that they take cover as other parties, namely Thanos and Ronan the Accuser, were searching for the Power Stone in 2014 during the Quest for the Orb.

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Gamora being ordered to escort Nebula

Gamora then interrogates Nebula as to who that was in the hologram, to which she claimed not to know. Curious, Thanos orders Nebula to be examined by Ebony Maw on the Sanctuary II to figure out the cause of her discrepancy. As she is examined by the member of the Black Order, Maw realizes through examining the file that another consciousness is sharing Nebula's network, claiming there to be two Nebula's in 2014, with one time traveling from 2023.

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Gamora watches Nebula being analyzed

While Thanos instructed Ronan and Korath to delay the Quest for the Orb, Thanos ultimately discovered from one of Nebula's files that he created the Snap in the original timeline, which the Avengers- whom Gamora recognized as Terrans- are trying to undo with the Time Heist. In addition, Thanos also watches an archived memory of him being killed by Thor after which he revealed that he destroyed the Infinity Stones. A merciful Thanos gave Nebula the chance to prove her loyalty to him when Maw had attempted to execute her, believing that she betrayed his cause.[4]

Switching Sides

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Gamora is brought to 2023

"Tell me something. In the future, what happens to you and me?"
"I tried to kill you. Several times. But eventually, we become close, we become friends. We become sisters."
―Gamora and Nebula[src]

Having examined her memories, Thanos instructs Ebony Maw to travel to Morag so he could abduct the future Nebula. Once the future version of Nebula was captured by Thanos' forces, 2014 Nebula began to brutally torture her past self, claiming that she disgusted her. 2023 Nebula, knowing Gamora's hatred for her father, attempted to turn Gamora against Thanos early by telling her that Thanos found the Soul Stone in the original timeline, cryptically alluding to the fact that Thanos killed her original self to obtain the Soul Stone.

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Gamora asks Nebula about their future

However, 2023 Nebula was silenced by her past self who instead removed her superficial armor plate to resemble her future self as 2014 Nebula was planning to bring the Sanctuary II to 2023 to destroy the entire universe with the Infinity Stones. After the 2014 Nebula recovered the Nano Gauntlet while Thanos and his army time-traveled to the present, Gamora, considering Nebula's cryptic message to her pertaining to how Thanos obtained the Soul Stone, visited an incarcerated Nebula to ask her about their relationship in the future.

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Gamora decides to free Nebula

Nebula opens up to her, admitting to the fact that she tried to kill her on dozens of occasions such as during the Battle of Xandar and the Skirmish on Knowhere in the original timelines. As Gamora looks away, Nebula reveals that the two ultimately became close sisters in the end. Upon hearing this, Gamora freed Nebula, telling her that they could still stop Thanos from destroying the entire universe.[4]

Battle of Earth

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Gamora defects and stops 2014 Nebula

"This is the one? Seriously?"
"The choices were him, or a tree."
―Gamora and Nebula[src]

2023 Nebula and Gamora left the Sanctuary II and came to rescue Hawkeye, who was nearly killed by 2014 Nebula, who already retrieved the Nano-Gauntlet. Gamora tried to convince 2014 Nebula to change sides, claiming that she could change and be a better person. The younger Nebula refused, citing that Thanos wouldn't allow her to change, and attempted to shoot Gamora. However, 2014 Nebula was instead shot dead by her older self.

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Gamora encounters a confused Star-Lord

During the Battle of Earth, Gamora saved the life of Star-Lord, who was being overpowered by a pair of Sakaarans. Quill, surprised and shocked, mistakes her for the Gamora he knew, believing her to have been alive. As he prepared to caress her face, she kicks him in the balls twice while warning him not to touch her as she had not encountered him before. Having learned of their relationship, Gamora was left incredulous that she chose Quill in the original timeline, leading Nebula to comment that it was a choice between Quill and Groot.

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Gamora assists Captain Marvel in battle

Later in the battle, when Captain Marvel had arrived and was tasked with returning the stones to Luis' Van, Gamora, along with a group of female heroes, assisted her in fighting past Thanos' army. As they cleared a path for Captain Marvel, Gamora slashed a Chitauri Gorilla along the way. However, Thanos managed to destroy the van with his Double-Edged Sword.

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Gamora leaving after the battle is won

Ultimately, the battle came to an end when Iron Man snapped his fingers to decimate all of the past Thanos' forces from existence, including Thanos himself, though at the cost of his own life.[4] Gamora observed her fellow allies take a knee to honor Stark's death. Electing not to follow their action, Gamora glanced at Stark's body before walking away from the battlefield.[8]

Personality

"I have spent most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I will be grateful to die among my friends."
―Gamora[src]

Gamora, throughout most of her life, has been molded into a living weapon and the only family that she knew and raised her are the people she considered enemies. Because of her assassin background, Gamora can be stoic, distant and merciless to her foes or targets. Her reputation as the most deadly woman in the galaxy precedes her, as Rocket Raccoon states "anyone who is anyone knows who [Gamora] is". Whilst she was an equal level of criminal to the rest of her teammates when they first met, Gamora valued honor greatly and held Star-Lord with disdain for being a dishonorable thief alone. However, she was willing to work with the Guardians of the Galaxy to escape the Kyln and sell the Orb though she was monumentally irritated by them, Drax in particular.

During combat, she can be aggressive and ruthless due to her tendency for war cries and her willingness to kill without restraint. However, she will often use strategy to avoid murder when possible such as flirting with Quill so to steal the Orb from him without fatal means, only resorting to killing when it became clear that Quill wasn't going to surrender without a fight or the fact that he might sell it to someone dangerous like the Broker or Ronan if he managed to escape. Within the Kyln, Gamora was almost killed by Drax and Moloka Dar, but she only restrained them instead of killing them and non-lethally incapacitates the guards when they were trying to escape. When arguing with Nebula regarding who was the better assassin, Gamora told her that the difference between them was that she took too long murdering her victims, showing that she lacks the sadistic desire for a painful death Nebula had.

Her brutal training by Thanos could have turned her into someone like her sister, Nebula but by comparison, Gamora is extremely caring. When she discovered the Orb's destructive power, she didn't hesitate to surrender it to the Nova Corps despite the threat of arrest and angrily chastising Quill for attempting to sell it. Despite her hatred to everyone connected towards Thanos as well as her rivalry towards her sister and her attempts to kill her earlier, Gamora consoles to her and genuinely cares for her. Throughout all their altercations, Gamora would always try to reason with Nebula and held back so as not to kill her. However, during childhood, she was too self-focused with her own survival that she didn't seem to care about what happened to Nebula when Thanos would torture her for losing against Gamora in combat, something which Gamora didn't even realize until adulthood and shows remorse for this, but defends this by saying that she was a child like Nebula and scared for her own life. Her love for Nebula was shown when she quickly gave in and told Thanos the Soul Stone is on Vormir when she saw Nebula tortured.

Gamora possesses a mixture of love and hatred for Thanos for ruining her childhood and massacring half of her people but for also loving her as a daughter and training her to become a warrior. For years, Gamora was loyal to Thanos but she never completely committed to his cause, which caused her to burn the map to the Soul Stone upon finding it even before she fully defected from him when she met her fellow Guardians. She even went as far as to lie that Thanos killed her parents in front of her while it was not the case and Thanos actually gently kept her from seeing the massacre of her people. When they reunited, despite Thanos' kind attempts to reconcile with her, Gamora bitterly rejected everything and did not hesitate to express her profound hatred for him. However, despite all of this, Gamora does still love Thanos as a father to some degree but could not bring herself to admit it and created the lie to justify her hatred for Thanos, as she still cried when she seemingly killed him and Thanos himself said that he knew she still cared for him deep down. While she was quick to attempt suicide to prevent Thanos from obtaining the Soul Stone, Gamora was genuinely shocked and seemed almost happy after learning that Thanos genuinely loved her as his daughter and the fact she had to die for him to complete his mission deeply shocked and devastated him for a brief moment before she tried to kill herself. Thanos also said that she once had the same will as he has as she fought alongside him, implying that she at first did have some dedication to Thanos' cause until she saw him for what he was and turned against him. It could also be possible that she initially believed in his goal to balance the universe by killing half its population to be the right thing until she began to disagree with it.

Unlike the other Guardians, Gamora lacks the comical quirks and deep-seated personality issues giving her a more serious and deadly personality. However, like Drax, Gamora is ignorant of Quill's Earth lingo and pop references. She also doesn't understand figures of speech because she believed that "having a stick up your butt" which was another way of saying one was uptight was literal and considered it cruel. During a few months with the Guardians, Gamora's hardened personality has begun to vanish. She took the time during a fight with the Abelisk to wave at Groot, becoming an almost mother-figure to him and dancing with Quill on Ego's planet despite previously claiming not to dance. Gamora later consoled him about Yondu Udonta's death and hinted to having romantic feelings for him. However, she still has an aggressive edge, threatening to break the jaw of Mantis if she touched her (presumably because she didn't want Drax or anyone to know about her attraction to Quill). She eventually confessed that she loved him more than anything when she asked him to kill her after Thanos had grabbed her.

Gamora's selflessness was shown by the fact that she was willing to let Star-Lord kill her to prevent Thanos from learning the location of the Soul Stone and later quickly and desperately attempted suicide to prevent Thanos from acquiring the Stone.

After being sacrificed by Thanos, Gamora's soul trapped in the Soulworld showed a more defeated side, seemingly being the only hero who humbly accepted Thanos' victory, as when Thanos came to her, she bore no ill will towards him and calmly asked if he did it. She even showed a softer side when he solemnly replied that achieving his goal needed him to sacrifice her, sadly smiling as if to comfort Thanos.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

"Gamora. Surgically modified and trained as a living weapon."
Rhomann Dey[src]

Zehoberei Physiology and Bionic Enhancements: As a Zehoberei, Gamora naturally possesses physical capabilities beyond any human being, which were further augmented by Thanos' use of bionic and cybernetic enhancements to improve her skills as an assassin.

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Gamora carrying the massive M-ship cannon

  • Superhuman Strength: Due to her Zehoberei heritage and bionic enhancements, Gamora is stronger than humans and many other species, allowing her to overpower a majority of her opponents in combat. She possesses a cybernetic skeleton and has demonstrated her strength by being able to effortlessly lift up Mantis by her neck with one hand and pin her to a wall, break Groot's vine binding with nothing but her strength, as well as holding up the discarded cannon of a crashed M-ship piloted by Nebula, which was far larger than her, before using it to fire on the ship. During the battle on Xandar, Gamora was able to kick Nebula with enough force to launch her sister out of the Dark Aster. While the Milano was crash landing, Gamora was able to hold the fixture tied to Drax the Destroyer for a while without getting pulled out of the cabin. An alternate version of Gamora from 2014 was able to throw a Korbinite soldier much larger than herself back a considerable distance while decimating Korbin. However, Gamora was powerless against Thanos, as he effortlessly restrained her and threw her off of a cliff on Vormir with a single hand even with Gamora struggling to free herself with both hands.
"Her body mods should keep her alive a couple more minutes."
Rocket Raccoon to Star-Lord[src]
  • Superhuman Durability: Gamora's bionic upgrades and the advanced physiology of her species allow her to be more resistant to physical harm. Gamora was able to survive, or at least briefly endure, various afflictions that would prove fatal to a normal human being, such as severe electrocution, deep-space exposure, or blunt force trauma. However, she did not survive being thrown off a large cliff on Vormir by Thanos, with Gamora losing a lot of blood upon impact with the ground.
  • Superhuman Agility: As a bionically-enhanced Zehoberei, Gamora possesses a high level of agility that gives her an advantage over her opponents, such as when she was able to leap at a tremendous height and distance while helping the other Guardians escape from the Kyln. Gamora wears specially designed shoes with springy heels which allow her to jump higher than she normally could,[9] and when combined with her agility, allowed her to leap a great height when attempting to slaughter the Abilisk.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Gamora's two livers allow her to metabolize and filter toxins faster than any human and her respiratory implants allow her to intake oxygen at greater efficiency than any human.
  • Enhanced Vision: Gamora's ocular implants allow her to see farther than what her species is capable of. This allowed her to easily notice Nebula flying in onto Ego's planet from afar.
  • Enhanced Reflexes: Gamora's natural reflexes have been augmented by the use of nanomachines throughout her bloodstream, increasing her reaction time in combat situations.[9]
  • Enhanced Speed: Due to cybernetic implants within her body, Gamora's speed was augmented to allow her to move faster than a normal Zehoberian.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Bio-augmentations such as nanomachines within her bloodstream have granted Gamora the power to regenerate quickly from most injuries or infections,[9] allowing her to easily get back into fighting shape after being exposed to deep-space without any protection.

Abilities

"Anyone who's anyone knows who you are."
Rocket Raccoon[src]
  • Master Martial Artist:
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    Gamora fighting against Star-Lord

    Trained extensively by Thanos and having years of fighting experience when carrying out Thanos' missions, Gamora is highly proficient in both armed and hand-to-hand combat. Gamora's skills were so advanced that even Thanos himself held her at such high regard that he openly considered her the finest of his children and the fiercest woman in the Galaxy, with her being known to having constantly beat Nebula, a very proficient fighter in her own right, in their spars. Hence, she quickly gained and maintained the upper hand over Star-Lord, easily broke out from Groot and Rocket's attempts to restrain her, and while holding back, as she was only attempting to reason with Nebula rather than kill her, easily held her own against and eventually defeated Nebula even after Nebula disarmed her, an expert combatant in her own right, in their spars, only losing in their latest altercation due to being weakened and still holding her own before being pinned down.
  • Master Assassin: Gamora is an exceptional assassin, being so great that she was known for never having failed her missions while under Thanos' tutelage and even earning such fearful reputation that she was considered the "deadliest woman in the galaxy" due to her work as an assassin. Nebula, herself an extensively trained assassin who was skilled enough to have come close to assassinating Thanos, stated that Gamora is the better assassin.
  • Sword Mastery: Gamora is shown to be highly skilled in using her sword, with it being her primary method of combat, as she was able to easily amputate and overpower Groot, battle against Nebula wielding her batons during the Battle of Xandar, disarming her of one of her weapons, and cut down the Abilisk. While on a mission in Conjunction's Casino, Gamora used dual blades to swiftly cut several enemies who attempted to attack her.[10]
  • Expert Marksman: Although Gamora was known to prefer using melee combat, especially swords, much more often, her training under Thanos nevertheless allowed her to acquire a level of proficiency in using firearms. She displayed this skill when she effectively wielded a rifle while battling the Abilisk, and later turned a ship's turret into a hand-held weapon and accurately shot and swiftly destroyed the M-ship Nebula attacked her on. She is also an excellent knife-thrower, able to throw a knife with such accuracy from a great distance that she was able to avoid amputating Quill's arm while still forcing him to drop the Orb.
  • Expert Pilot: Gamora is a capable pilot, as shown when in an attempt to escape from Nebula and a group of Sakaarans on Knowhere, Gamora was able to single-handedly command and fly a mining pod with relative ease. She managed to avoid being decisively shot down until she was eventually forced to escape to space, which shut down her pod and allowed Nebula to shoot her down.

Equipment

Weapons

"Is that a rifle?"
"You don't know what a rifle looks like?"
"I do, it's just that swords were your thing and guns were mine... But I guess we are both using guns now."
Star-Lord and Gamora[src]
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Gamora deploys Godslayer

  • Godslayer: Gamora's weapon of choice, a retractable sword that she used to amputate Groot's limbs when he attempted to restrain her, and in her duel against Nebula. The original Godslayer was broken in two when she attempted to kill an illusion of Thanos before she stabbed him with a part of the sword. A past version of Godslayer is still in use by a version of Gamora from 2014.
  • Gamora's Switchblade: Thanos gave her a switchblade during their first encounter on Zen-Whoberi. Gamora later used it in her attempted assassination of Thanos on Knowhere.
  • Power Stone: During their final battle with Ronan the Accuser, Gamora and the other Guardians of the Galaxy used the Power Stone in tandem to direct the Stone's energy at Ronan, destroying his body and killing him.
  • Plasma Rifle: During an encounter with the Abilisk, Gamora used a plasma rifle to fight off an attempt to kill it, only to have it run out of ammo.

Other Equipment

  • Cybernetic Skeleton: While in the service of Thanos, Gamora had cybernetic appendages installed in her providing enhanced strength and durability.
  • Ocular and Respiratory Implants: Gamora had implants installed in her visual system and respiratory system, providing enhanced stamina and vision.
  • Aero-Rigs: Another invention of Rocket, a jet-pack device that allowed Gamora to fly smoothly through the air while fighting the Abilisk.

Vehicles

  • Milano: A M-class spaceship belonging to Peter Quill, which Gamora used with her teammates to transport themselves through space while carrying out their missions. The ship was destroyed by the Sovereign.
  • Benatar: A another M-class spaceship, that Gamora used, again with her teammates, to transport himself to the Asgardians' ship and later to Knowhere.
  • Sanctuary II: An immense warship that Gamora used during her time with Thanos.

Facilities

Prisons

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearances for Gamora

In chronological order:

Trivia

  • In the comics, Gamora possesses different physical characteristics such as green hair and yellow patch-like tattoos over her eyes, and she was eventually entrusted to protect the Time Gem.

Behind the Scenes

References

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