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Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan is a Zehoberei assassin who became the adopted daughter of Thanos and adopted sister of Nebula. In 2014, the Time Heist orchestrated by the Avengers from a different timeline with the intention of resurrecting the victims the Snap inadvertently enabled Gamora and Thanos to learn how the future would unfold, causing a major divergence. 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 watching Thanos and his army turn to dust, Gamora left Earth.
Leaving her Universe
Learning about the Future
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 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.
As Gamora and Nebula reunited with Thanos 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 James Rhodes and another Nebula on Morag as the latter suggested that they take cover as Thanos and Ronan were searching for the Power Stone then.
Gamora then interrogated Nebula as to who that was in the hologram, to which she claimed not to know. Curious, Thanos ordered Nebula to be examined by Ebony Maw on the Sanctuary II to figure out the cause of her discrepancy. As she was examined by Maw, he realized through examining the file that another consciousness was sharing Nebula's network, claiming there to be two Nebula's, with one having travelled from another universe.
Having instructed Ronan to delay the search, Thanos discovered from one of Nebula's files that he created the Snap in the main universe, which the Avengers- whom Gamora recognized as terrans- were trying to undo with the Time Heist. In addition, Thanos also watched an archived memory of his main counterpart being killed by Thor after which he revealed that he destroyed the Infinity Stones. This action startled Gamora. 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.
Having examined her memories, Thanos instructed Ebony Maw to travel to Morag so he could abduct the other universe’s Nebula. Once Nebula was captured she attempted to turn Gamora against Thanos early by telling her that her universe’s Thanos found the Soul Stone in her universe, cryptically alluding to the fact that he had killed her prime counterpart to obtain it.
However, Nebula was silenced by her alternate self who removed her superficial armor plate to resemble her and left to bring them to the main universe. Once they had been transported through the Quantum Realm to the main universe, Gamora, considering Nebula's cryptic message on how Thanos obtained the Soul Stone, visited her to ask her about their relationship in the future.
Nebula opens up to her, admitting to the fact that she tried to kill her on dozens of occasions such as during the Skirmish on Knowhere, the Battle of Xandar, and the sacrifice on Vormir in the original timeline. As Gamora looks away, Nebula revealed 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 Nebula’s universe.
Nebula and Gamora left the Sanctuary II and came to rescue Clint Barton in the ruins of the Avengers Compound, who was nearly killed by Nebula, who already retrieved the Nano Gauntlet. Gamora tried to convince her to change sides, claiming that she could change and be a better person. She refused, citing that Thanos wouldn't allow her to change, and attempted to shoot Gamora. However, Nebula was instead shot dead by her alternate self.
During the battle, Gamora saved Peter Quill, 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.
Later in the battle, when Carol Danvers had arrived to participate in the battle and was tasked with returning the Infinity Stones to a Quantum Tunnel in Luis’ van, Gamora, along with Nebula, Mantis, Wanda Maximoff, Shuri, Okoye, Valkyrie, Pepper Potts, and Hope van Dyne, assisted her in fighting the Chitauri, Outriders, and Sakaarans. As they cleared a path for her, Gamora slashed a Chitauri Gorilla along the way. However, they watched as Thanos destroyed the van with his Double-Edged Sword.
Ultimately, the battle came to an end when Tony Stark snapped his fingers to wipe Thanos and his army out of existence, at the cost of his own life. Gamora observed as her newfound allies knelt to respect Stark's death. Electing not to follow their action as she wasn't familiar with anyone there, Gamora walked away.
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.
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 talking kindly to Nebula and convincing her to listen to her alternate version and switch sides, and even though they didn't get along, she still loved her as a sister to some extent, refusing to kill her. her even when she threatened to shoot her.
Powers and Abilities
- Zehoberei Physiology/Bionic Enhancement: 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.
- 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. Gamora was able to throw a Korbinite soldier much larger than herself back a considerable distance while decimating Korbin.
- Enhanced Durability: Gamora's bionic upgrades and the advanced physiology of her species allow her to be more resistant to physical harm. Gamora is 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.
- Enhanced Speed: Gamora can run and move at high speeds, more than a normal human being.
- Superhuman Agility: As a bionically-enhanced Zehoberei, Gamora possesses a high level of agility that gives her an advantage over her opponents.
- Enhanced 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 Reflexes: Gamora's natural reflexes had been augmented by the use of nanomachines throughout her bloodstream, increasing her reaction time in combat situations.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Bio-augmentations such as nanomachines within her bloodstream grant Gamora the power to regenerate quickly from most injuries or infections.
- Master Combatant: Gamora is an extremely skilled and formidable hand-to-hand combatant, having trained extensively as an assassin under Thanos ever since she was a child as well as years of fighting experience when carrying out Thanos' missions, making her one of the most dangerous and best fighters in the universe.
- Sword Mastery: Gamora is extremely skilled at using her sword in combat, with it being her primary method of combat.
- Master Assassin: Gamora is an extremely skilled assassin, being so great that she is known for never having failed her missions while under Thanos' tutelage and even earning such fearful reputation that she is considered the "deadliest woman in the galaxy" due to her work as an assassin.
- Godslayer: Gamora's weapon of choice, a retractable sword.
- Avengers: Endgame (alternate timeline)
- Avengers: Endgame
- Ms. Marvel
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (unreleased)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (unreleased)
Behind the Scenes
- Ameenah Kaplan was a reader for the role of Gamora in Avengers: Endgame.
- Bethany Levy and Alicia Vela-Bailey were stunt doubles for Zoe Saldana in the role of Gamora.
- Eli Logue, LaNease Adams and Monica Rivera were stand-ins for Zoe Saldana in the role of Gamora.