Friday, July 11, 2014


Real Name

Adventurer; formerly assassin and mercenary


Place of Birth
Zen-Whoberi, Silcan System, Milky Way in an alternate future
Known Relatives
Thanos (foster father), Thane (foster brother)

Group Affiliation

Guardians of the Galaxy; formerly Phalanx, Graces (leader), United Front, Infinity Watch, minion of Thanos




170 lbs.

Yellow; formerly Green


Being a Zen-Whoberian, Gamora possesses slight superhuman strength, durability, speed, endurance, and reflexes, as well as a healing factor. However, due to treatments from Thanos, all of these were enhanced greatly. Her healing factor rivals even that of Wolverine.

Gamora is said to be the most dangerous female assassin in the Milky Way galaxy. She is a highly accomplished athlete trained in gymnastics. Being a master of various martial arts forms throughout the universe, Gamora is an excellent hand-to-hand combat. She also is well versed in the use of weaponry of the galaxy, but prefers knives and swords. Gamora is also known as a master tactician and strategist both on and off the battlefield.

Other Info

Gamora was the only survivor of the peace-loving Zen-Whoberians that were exterminated by the zealous religious order known as the Universal Church of Truth. It was Thanos who discovered the infant Gamora in the future and brought her back in time two decades prior to her people's deaths. Thanos then raised Gamora and used advanced technology and bionics to endow her with enhanced abilities bringing her body to peak perfection. She was trained to become a highly skilled master of various martial arts forms from throughout the universe. In addition, Thanos altered Gamora's perceptions so she could not recognize the evil Thanos or she did. (To learn about the race, group, and/or character above, just click on their highlighted name.)

At one point, Thanos sent Gamora into the Universal Church of Truth to assassinate their leader: the Magus. Initially, she was stopped; however, Gamora soon after helped Adam Warlock against the Magus, which led to his defeat. (Click on the highlighted characters above to learn more about them.)

Soon after, Gamora learned of Thanos' true evil nature when she returned early from a mission to discover him plotting to destroy the universe as a sacrifice to Death. Horrified, she tried to kill Thanos; however, Thanos slew her instead. However, Adam Warlock found Gamora with one last spark of life remaining in her body and used his Soul Gem to absorb her consciousness to keep her alive inside of it. (To learn about the above highlighted character and/or object, just click on their names.)

Later, when Thanos gained the Infinity Gauntlet, Gamora was brought back to life and given a new body. When Thanos was defeated, Adam Warlock chose Gamora as a member of the Infinity Watch and gave her the responsibility to guard the Time Gem (one of the six Infinity Gems of the Infinity Gauntlet). The Time Gem granted Gamora precognitive dreams. Over time, however, Gamora resigned from the Infinity Watch. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the objects and/or team. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfits worn by some on the Infinity Watch's bio page.)

Gamora was later seen training the She-Hulk for her battle against the Champion of the Universe. She-Hulk lost the fight; however, was awarded a rematch when she pointed out that Champion was possibly using the Power Gem as an illegal weapon to boost his strength. While waiting for the rematch, Gamora convinced She-Hulk to train in her human form rather than as She-Hulk, so her human strength would be exponentially multiplied when she transformed into the She-Hulk. Gamora's insight paid off, as She-Hulk defeated the Champion with relative ease. (To learn about the above highlighted characters and/or object, just click on their names. Note: Beware of the revealing and skin-tight outfit worn by She-Hulk on her bio page.)

Much later, Gamora reappeared on the planet Godthab Omega. Here, Gamora had established herself as leader of a group of cosmic female warriors known as the "Graces." At one point, Ronan the Accuser arrived to Godthab Omega in search of Tana Nile whom he believed to be responsible for his being exiled from the Kree homeworld of Hala. It was Gamora who engaged in battle with Ronan. Gamora was more than able to stand her ground against Ronan, as she also brandished the Godslayer dagger. However, their battle had no winner as it was interrupted by the invasion of the Annihilation Wave. Both Gamora and Ronan ended up joining Nova and his United Front to fight against the Wave, where Gamora led covert missions against them. It was also during this time that Gamora became romantically involved with Nova. Eventually, Gamora's ex-Infinity Watch member, Drax the Destroyer, destroyed Thanos, which allowed the Silver Surfer to free Galactus--who unleashed his wrath on the Annihilation Wave. (To learn about the above highlighted places, teams, race, and/or characters, just click on their names above. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit worn by one on the Graces and Tana Nile's bio pages.)

At one point, the Kree were invaded and cut off from the rest of the universe by the Phalanx, led by Ultron. Ultron used a form of the Technarchy transmode virus to infect/create a team of super-soldiers, known as the Phalanx Select--Gamora became one of them. However, with the help of the Technarch mutant Warlock and his ward Tyro, the Phalanx Select were cured. Now, being armed with the knowledge of how to beat the Phalanx and cure the virus, Gamora, Nova, Drax, Warlock, and Tyro breached the barrier surrounding the Kree and ultimately destroyed Ultron. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the races, characters, and/or team. Note: Beware of the very form-fitting outfit on Ultron's bio page.)

Soon after, wanting to do things for the greater good, Gamora agreed to join a proactive peacekeeping team known as the Guardians of the Galaxy led by Star-Lord. She served alongside others such as Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax. At first, she was not trusted due to her past; however, after risking her life to save the others during a mission, she was accepted as their teammate. (To learn about the team and some of its members, just click on the highlighted names above.)

Later, at the end of the a war between he Shi'ar and the Inhumans/Kree, the Inhuman King of the Kree, Blackbolt, detonated the Terrigen-Bomb which punched a hole in space/time known as The Fault--a doorway to a universe analogous to our own where there is no death (aka the Cancerverse). The first creature to come through was a giant squid that instinctively attacked the Inhuman city of Attilan. Gamora, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, engaged in a long battle against him which ultimately resulted in the he resurrection of Thanos, and the death of some of the Guardians, including Star-Lord and Mantis. Afterward, the Guardians of the Galaxy were disbanded. (To learn about the above highlighted event, races, characters, and/or places, just click on their their names.)
More recently, Gamora was seen with a new recreated Guardians of the Galaxy team. The team learned that Thanos had managed to get a Cosmic Cube from the United States Army and used it to escape to Moord--the homeland of the Badoon. Therefore, they went to the Avengers Tower and informed the Avengers about the situation. So, the two teams joined forces to battle against Thanos and the Badoon. However, after Thanos had apparently killed the Elders of the Universe, he became one with the Cosmic Cube and killed the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy as well. But, in reality, they all had just been sent to the Cancerverse along with the Elders of the Universe. Once there, Iron Man (Tony Stark) found that Thanos' weapon wasn't actually a Cosmic Cube--it had defects. Therefore, they bargained with the Collector, in exchange of a weapon capable of deactivating the "Cube" and returned to Earth. Back on Earth, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, along with the Elders of the Universe, defeated Thanos. The Elders then took Thanos to punish him for his actions. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the item, places, teams, and/or characters.)

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  1. I wonder how much of her back story will be in the movie- obviously not training the She Hulk, but that would be a cool plot twist to bring in sometime. Also, there was no mention of her having a relationship with Star Lord here, but they're seen kissing in the movie preview- was that just a made up thing for the movie?

  2. Karissa - I think so. In the comics Gamora has a relationship with Nova not Star-Lord. However, to simplify, I think Marvel Studios just substituted Star-Lord as a romantic interest instead.