GOTG Guide For NOOBS! Series: Character Bio - Gamora

This is a supplemental article to the "GOTG Guide For Noobs". In this installment we focus on Gamora, her origins, and her eventual addition to the Guardians. Read on for more details on this amazingly powerful character and her cosmic team

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By E.F. "Manny" Camacho - 9/20/2013
Gamora, The Most Dangerous Woman in the Universe


Powers: Aside from gaining cybernetic enhancements she has no actual powers, yet has received Thanos specific treatments to enhance her beyond peak physical condition. Cybernetic enahncements: extreme speed, agility, superhuman strength, and durability.
Abilities: One of the most capable martial artists in the Marvel Universe, she was trained in multiple arts from various planets by Thanos himself. Is Capable of destroying near godlike entities with her skills and weapons, can take out small armies (single handed) in moments. Accelerated healing facor
Occupation: Assassin
Weapons: Knives and swords, a deep knowledge of a wide array of weapons, specifically "Godslayer"


Origins


Gamora first appeared in Stange Tales #180 in 1975 and she appeared in issue #181 as well. Later making a recurring appearance in Warlock Volume 1 #9-15. What is important to note, aside from appearing in other comics alongside the Avengers and Silver Surfer; she appears throughout the "Infinity" series of comics, showcasing Thanos in most; Infinity Gauntlet, Warlock and the Infinity Watch, Infinity War, Infinity Crusade, and Infinity Abyss.

Gamora has major roles through the reading list i've pointed out in the GOTG Guide, most notably throughout Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest. At one point having affiliation with the Phalanx via infection.


Why is this character important to the MCU


Gamora has a variety of depth to her character. Originally being "Adopted" by Thanos, she was the last of her homeworld, Zen-Whoberi. Trained in a number of combat forms, she earned a reputation as "the most dangerous woman in the universe".

Her homeworld was destroyed by the Universal Church of Truth; however, this is what occurred in her original timeline. Which she changed later on with help from Thanos. The alteration causing the future history of her worlds destruction by the Badoon.

There was an incident where she disobeyed Thanos, as a result, she was outnumbered as a teenager and consequently beaten near death; including being gang raped. Thanos arrived shortly after and killed all of her assailants; as part of her revival, Thanos endowed her with a variety of cybernetic enhancements that greatly increased her abilities.

There are a variety of wild story-arcs that Gamora is a part of. In one of these story arcs, she's sucked into the "Soulworld", which is inside of the Infinity Gem for Soul, held in possession by Adam Warlock.

Aside from the bulk of the Infinity Series, where she also gains the Infinity Gem of Time, as part of the Infinity Watch. Gamora has heavy story arcs beginning in Annihilation with Annihilation: Ronan #1 which is listed in the GOTG Guide.


Where can we find some of her other appearances…


Gamora has romantic interludes with Adam Warlock, but mostly with Nova, on a recurring basis. Many of her appearances have her being saved stubbornly by Nova, much to her bewilderment. She has additional appearances in Nova Volume 4 #4-12, and also appears with Drax in Avengers Assemble #4-8. She'll have appearances in the Thanos Imperative which followed the Vol. 2 #1-25 of Guardians, and she is a mainstay in the new Vol. 3 series of Guardians; all of these are listed in the guide.




I'm quite curious how this character will play out, how she will be displayed; in the comics she oozes extreme amounts of sexual energy, and I'm curious if this will be touched upon, or if the studio will keep her "clothing on" and more deadly serious with her tasks. What do you guys think?

If it hasn't been clear with all of these guides...go read the comics!!!


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KrazyForKomix - 9/20/2013, 9:50 AM
harrummpff!

Talk about glossing over her rich history.
But yes (I guess), since the small portions of her life you've covered here are the ONLY parts that retroactively exist, especially since the movie is right around the corner . . . then yes, this is what noobies need to know.
KrazyForKomix - 9/20/2013, 9:51 AM
first . . .? go figger.
efcamachopmp - 9/20/2013, 9:55 AM
@KrazyForKomix What do you expect? The entire history of the character? This is sufficient...Basic origins, general concepts into the character, and pointing out important aspects of her history; including where to go and read it in the comics...

How much spoon feeding would you like bud...lol
Pheezmatic - 9/20/2013, 9:57 AM
Once again, good work Manny!
Don't give away too much though. You don't wanna create GOTG comic book fans out of people who never even read the comics lol
KrazyForKomix - 9/20/2013, 10:17 AM
My issue is less with your summarization, and more actually with the fact that her history will become EXACTLY that succinct. Going forward, her planet dies, she will be "adopted" by Thanos, and then she's in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie wearing practical armor, being human (but green), and laughs when someone refers to her as the most dangerous woman in the universe.

. . . don't mind me.
ComicBookFanatic - 9/20/2013, 10:40 AM
Thanks for another addition to the GOTG library on CBM. Was always interested about Gamora. She seems to be a combination of beauty, brains and sexuality - just the kind I like!
But on a more serious tone, I sense a kind of contradiction. One the one hand she seems to be a pathbreaker as a powerful female in a comic universe dominated by alpha males; one the other she seems to fall easily for people like Nova. (Of course, I say this on the basis of the 'preview' that you have provided; will be looking up the suggested comics to get a more detailed picture).
As far as the movie is concerned, they will obviously water down her sexuality and the violent elements of her life. Nevertheless, I am hoping it will be memorable character; that she will be portrayed by ZS should ensure that she stays in the minds of the watching public.
WakeMan - 9/20/2013, 10:51 AM
I keep seeing these "GOTG guide for noobs" articles. Well, guess what...some of us don't give a flying turb about this movie and are glad we don't know. Looks a bit uber-nerdish to me
Melkaticox - 9/20/2013, 10:54 AM
Dat ass
TheDpool - 9/20/2013, 11:13 AM
Nice work, pretty sure Nova wont be in GOTG though at least not in this movie.
TheDpool - 9/20/2013, 11:15 AM
@Mercwitham0uth - Welcome to comicbookmovie pal half the bitches on here only come to complain yet their the ones caught masturbating in the theatre when the movies released.
InfiniteMonkey - 9/20/2013, 11:21 AM
Thanks mate. Already read all her entries except the one's this year.
There's going to be a few changes I'm sure with the movie but it will be cool regardless.
mctrinket - 9/20/2013, 8:02 PM
Green-skinned girls are always horny.
MightyZeus - 9/20/2013, 9:29 PM
Gamora's a woman who kicks ass.
loki668 - 9/21/2013, 2:36 AM
Another great article about a great character from a great team (great). One of my favorite moments with her was from the Infinity War (I believe) when Gamora and Thanos decide to spar "like old times". As much of a badass as Thanos is, it was amazing watching the art of their "battle" unfold. The only thing better was listening to their banter through the battle. Thanos showed a bit of fatherly pride in her deadly skill.
TheSoulEater - 9/21/2013, 5:01 AM
Generic but hot
JediPhilosopher - 9/21/2013, 6:17 AM
I'd be okay with her keeping her clothes on in the first one, but something better come off in the sequel. :P
manofmidgard - 9/21/2013, 7:21 AM
zoe is so hot. can't wait to see her take on gamora. her part in The Columbiana makes me think she's gonna nail it. too bad marvel seems to be stepping away from the costumes from the comics.
GUNSMITH - 9/21/2013, 12:00 PM
I'D SAY DO IT LIKE THE COMIC, THERES AN APPEAL ABOUT HER CHARACTER IN THE BOOKS..
FredJones - 9/22/2013, 12:18 AM
Marvel once again gonna set the bar high with baddest chick in the universe portrayed on film.....Diana ain't got shit on Gamora!

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