- I go by many Names, my Tick-Ridden Troll, but I'm sure the one that Black Knight knew me by is Gamora, the deadliest Woman in the whole Galaxy!
- -- Gamora src
Gamora was the sole survivor of the alien humanoid race called the Zen Whoberis, a peace-loving people whose population were wiped out by a zealous religious order seeking to establish a galaxy-wide empire. Agents of the Church, called Grand Inquisitors, herded the entire population of the planet in to a valley and exterminated them for their resistance. The mad Titan Thanos rescued Gamora and brought her through time to a period at least two decades prior to her people's deaths. Aboard his space station Sanctuary, Thanos raised Gamora and used advanced technology to endow her with enhanced humanoid abilities. He also subtly altered her perceptions so that she would not recognize the evil of her deeds.
Thanos decided to train her as a weapon to use against and kill the Magus. Thanos made sure Gamora was raised with discipline, though he did on occasion show her affection as a father would show his child: such as celebrating the religious holiday of Yule. Through rigorous training she would become a highly skilled master of various martial arts forms from throughout the universe. Even though Gamora was learning and becoming a master martial artist, she still had more to learn. While still a young girl, she went on a trip with Thanos. Though explicitly against Thanos orders and warning, out of curiosity she decided to venture planet side. In turn she fell into an ambush set up by a group of thugs. The attackers used their numbers advantage and were able to defeat her in spite of her great skill. She was severely injured in the fight and gang raped. Near death, her proverbial knight in shining armor arrived in the form of Thanos, who quickly dispatched the assailants. Thanos then recovered the apologetic and near dead Gamora. After returning to Sanctuary Thanos restored and augmented Gamora. This was achieved via bionic implants and replacement parts of Thanos' own design. These physical and power upgrades made her an equal to Adam Warlock's own physical abilities. She also received specialized training and abilities including resistance to reality distortion as well as an accelerated healing factor that rivals even Wolverines'. For her purpose was to kill Magus, Adam's evil godlike counter part.
Thanos planned to send Gamora to assassinate his enemy, Magus, the leader of the Universal Church of Truth, a warped version of Adam Warlock from an alternate future. She practised for this assignment by killing the Church's Grand Inquisitors.
Thanos hoped that the presence of a non-contemporary element such as Gamora inserted into the Magus's present would disrupt his opponent's plans and eliminate the divergence of events that created the Magus from this timeline. Gamora's presence was detected by the Magus, who prevented her from getting close enough to assassinate him. Gamora did, however, assist Adam Warlock in his final battle against Magus.
When Magus was defeated, Gamora returned to her master, Thanos, and soon learned of his plan to destroy the universe as a sacrifice to Death. Horrified, she tried to slay Thanos with a dagger, but Thanos slew her instead. Adam Warlock found Gamora with one last spark of life remaining in her body and used his Soul Gem to absorb her consciousness.
Since her return, Gamora remains an ally and friend of Adam Warlock and Pip the Troll. She and Thanos also seem to have reconciled, occasionally sparring with each other. Gamora resigned from the Infinity Watch shortly before it disbanded.
Adam and Gamora helped in teaching Atleza.
Her true feelings for Adam Warlock began to show further when Maya came to the island and her and Adam fell in love because of Count Abyss' love potion. She believed the best answer was to simply kill Maya. Eventually she accepted it for what it was and went to help rescue her from Abyss in his dimension. Things would quickly get out of hand for Gamora again. This time due to Maxam making what he thought was a harmless tease about Gamoras feelings towards Adam and referring to it as puppy love. Due to her still being unable to express herself to Adam and her unease and concerns about Maxam, due to the visions from her gem, Gamora attacked Maxam. The two had fought before but this time Gamora was aware of her opponent. The fight favoured Gamora to triumph until it was broken up when Moondragon, whom was currently in a coma, used Drax and his power gem to communicate. Adam was displeased with Gamora's actions and told her so. This in turn angered and caused Gamora to verbally lash out. For was not her mistrust of Maxam directly concerning Adams own well being. Unable to except Adam siding with Maxam over her she quit the team and threw her gem at Adam when he asked for it back. Which Warlock in turn gave to Maxam. She then had Pip teleport her away from Monster Island and Earth. She would come back to the team in the end just before the gems all vanished and the team dissolved.
Champions of the Universe
Gamora trained the She-Hulk for her battle against the Champion of the Universe. She-Hulk lost to the Champion in the fight with him, but was awarded a rematch when she pointed out that Champion, who has regained the Power Gem, was possibly using it as an illegal weapon to boost his strength. While waiting for the rematch, Gamora convinced She-Hulk to train for the fight in her human form rather than as She-Hulk. She had She-Hulk train like this because her human strength is exponentially multiplied when she transforms into the She-Hulk, so she reasoned if she can become stronger in her human form then when she becomes the She-Hulk she have greater strength still. Gamora's insight paid off, as now stronger Jennifer Walters makes She-Hulk stronger than ever before, allowing he to defeat the Champion with relative ease.
Leading up to the Annihilation War Gamora has been seen leading a group known as the Graces. They ran into conflict with Ronan the Accuser, whom Gamora faces in single combat, even brandishing Godslayer. Much later Gamora joins the United Front of Nova, using her skills to launch quick counter-attacks against the Annihilation Wave.
During the Phalanx's invasion of the Kree home-world of Hala following the Annihilation War, Gamora is assimilated as a "select" of the hive mind. They dispatch her to apprehend Nova after he flees the planet. The Phalanx then attack, slaughtering everyone. Ko-rel attempts to draw them away, leaving only Select Gamora to infect Rider with the transmode virus, accelerating his recovery.  On planetoid Nil-Rat, Rider and Gamora subdue Drax the Destroyer and bring him in for Selection. Once they deposited him, Rider confides in Gamora that he feared that he'd lose himself in the Phalanx collective. Gamora tells him that the Phalanx has evolved and values individuality. Ko-rel refused to be a murderer for her son's sake. However, she is stabbed in the back by Gamora.  The Selects Gamora and Drax are sent after Nova with the task to kill him.  At the Knowhere station Gamora and Drax find Nova.
Rider and Gamora unconscious beside each other. Then, an ominous noise wakes them. When they come to, they realize whom they are face-to-face with and react; Gamora moves quickly to kill him; Rider tries to ask her what was the last thing she remembers besides trying to kill him, putting a phased pulse ready to clean off her head to her neck. She relents and expresses that all she can recall is that she and Drax caught up to him.Ride asks Worldmind as to where they even are; the Xandarian gestalt is unable to present any answer, mostly to due their diminished power levels. All around them is what looks like a graveyard of ships. Also, their passport bracelets are inactive and Gamora's precognitive sense is dulled. Worldmind then detects another lifeform ahead, which he identifies as a pachyceph voidnaut, stranded and lost from his herd. Rider attempts to assist him, only for bright creatures that appeared out of nowhere and start mauling on the voidnaut. Rider grabs Gamora and flees from the creatures. Once they are far away, Rider takes a moment to rest, for everytime he loses concentration, the virus takes a firmer hold. Gamora encourages him to surrender to the transmode virus so they can be together again. He slaps her away, stating that he'll fight it with every ounce of his being and refuses to become like her. She retorts that if he wants a fight, then he should help her fight those creature; he snaps back that her Godblade killed Ko-rel, who freed from the monster that he had become as a Select and wishes that she could see what kind of the monster the Phalanx has made her. Gamora defends that the Phalanx gave her a purpose, away from the monster that she was. Rider reminds her that she did have a purpose in the Annihilation War, when they fought together side-by-side; Gamora adds that they were lovers too and that can happen again; he points out that she technically ruined their relationship, for she executed the Kree collaborators he assigned her to interrogate near the end of the war. Therefore, he took on any mission that would keep him away from her. It was a hard decision for him, as he loved and trusted her; Gamora tells him that he should never trust her.Then once again, the creatures attack. Worldmind reminds Rider that he can't fight them at a fraction of his own power and advises him to withdraw and abandon Gamora. However, Rider refuses to do the latter and carries her away from the creatures again. They then head through a portal that lands them somewhere else. Rider then starts coughing up the virus; Gamora urges him to give in to it or else it will kill him, to which he refuses. Frustrated at his stubbornness, she admits that she stayed away from him too in the last days of the war, for she felt guilty over what she was compared to him; the Phalanx had rid her of guilt; she makes one last plea for him to be with her again. Worldmind then formulates a hypothesis; they are trapped inside a Vore, a creature that prowls in the spaces between dimensions. They are currently in the birthing canal, where its young are about to be born. Rider forms a shield around himself and Gamora, as they are thrown out of the Vore. Once outside, Gamora attempts to stab him in the back, only for him to strike first, crunching her leg; he didn't trust her for a second. He then dumps her on top of Drax, was furiously firing at the Vore, before resuming transit to Kvch, hoping to find a cure to the virus before it regains control or kills him in the next two hours.  Drax and Gamora followed Nova's trail. However, the transmode virus within them reacts to the planet, merging them with the very metal of the planet to form a Babel Spire, summoning a Technarchy Siredam. 
A massive siredam has been drawn to the signal made from the Babel Spire Drax and Gamora are trapped in. And it's here to find Tyro and kill him. Tyro is half-hearted to go and fight the siredam, but Warlock insists that he flee instead, while he holds off the siredam. But when he hears that Nova has the entirety of the Nova Force in him, he uses all of his lifeglow to cure the transmode virus that is attempting to consume him, sacrificing his life in process. Back to full power, Nova engages the siredam, but even the Nova Force itself can't defeat an entity of such magnitude. He only succeeds in enraging it; Worldmind warns that it will not stop pursuing him until it has killed him. Nova thinks that it's better than nothing, just to help Tyro flee.
However, Tyro has returned, trying to prove that he's no coward. Unfortunately, the siredam rips him apart before engulfing him. But then, Worldmind detects that its techno-organic code is being rewritten: from the inside. Next thing they know, Tyro's voice comes from the siredam, acknowledging the lessons he had learned of courage and self-sacrifice. When asked how is it that he has a new body, Tyro explains that early in his development, Warlock transmitted his mutant strain of the transmode virus. Gambling on his life, he planned on using the same strain to overwrite the siredam's. Its feral personality could not cope with it, thus he came into control, including its immense stores of lifeglow.
Nova quickly recovers Warlock, whom Tyro infuses with life glow, bringing him back to life. Startled, Warlock is confused, before seeing the siredam before him and panic. Nova then informs him that it is in fact Tyro. Nova then asks Tyro to cure both Gamora and Drax. Once it is done, he walks up to the two. Drax is grateful for being free but Gamora is scared, feeling that she is worthless without the transmode virus. Nova comforts her, assuring her that he's found a cure to save the Kree.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Having no purpose and wanting to do things for the greater good, Gamora joins the team of heroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. At first she is not trusted because of her past, but after risking her life to save the others, she is seen in a different light. While trying to close a fissure located inside a Dyson Sphere, the team decides to stop threats to them by turning off the shield that protects them from the star's immense heat. They plan to teleport out, but are unable to do so. Gamora braves the intense heat in order to turn the shields back on, charring her entire body from head to toe.
It took some time for Gamora to heal from this. After the Skrulls are found on Knowhere, the team's base, accusations run high, especially towards Gamora. After they find the Skrulls, it is revealed to all that Starlord had Mantis mildly brainwash them into joining the team. Disgusted, Gamora quits the team and heads off with Adam Warlock. After a short run in with the Universal Church of Truth, Gamora and Adam return to the Guardians in order to help them continue to save the universe. 
War of Kings
When the Inhuman King Black Bolt unleashes the Terrigen Bomb, which creates a massive rip in space-time known as the Fault.  Warlock is able to stop the tear from expanding, but in doing so he had to overlap the Timestream, causing himself to turn into the Magus.  Gamora, along with many other Guardians, is killed by the Magus before finally being stopped by Starlord and a Cosmic Cube. But this was a trick and the Magus only faked her death, taking Gamora's soul and remaking her with the Church of Truth's belief energy. As a captive of the Magus, she as subject to the torture of their interrogators in an effort to convert her to the Church's beliefs. For a time, it is believed she was turned to their faith but when the other team members broke free of their captors, she fought alongside them.
When Thanos returned, the Guardians of the Galaxy came to Earth to assist the Avengers against him. 
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Zen Whoberis Physiology: Gamora possesses superhuman strength, durability, endurance and reflexes, as well as a healing factor. Gamora received treatments from Thanos that enhanced her physiology. While engaging the US Military, it was mentioned that the armed forces were under the impression that she was no stronger than Spider-Man. However, her skill combined with her strength made them estimate her to be close to as dangerous as Iron Man.
- Superhuman Strength: Gamora possesses low-level superhuman strength, making her considerably stronger than the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Speed: Gamora is capable of running and moving at speeds much greater than even the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Stamina: Gamora's musculature generates less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of a human being. Gamora can physically exert herself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to impair her.
- Superhuman Agility: Gamora's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Gamora's reaction time is similarly enhanced, enabling her to react at a level that is beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Durability: Gamora's bodily tissues are much harder and more resistant to injury than those of a human. Her body is also specially adapted to withstand the physiologically debilitating effects of moving and running at high rates of speed without sustaining injury.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Gamora possesses a regenerative healing factor, allowing her to regenerate from what would normally be considered life-threatening wounds in a matter of moments.
|Power Grid |
- Most Dangerous Woman in the Universe: Gamora is said to be the most dangerous female assassin in the Milky Way galaxy. She is a highly accomplished athlete trained in gymnastics, hand-to-hand combat, the uses of the known weaponry of the galaxy, and stealth techniques.
- Martial Arts: She is one of the most skilled martial artists in the universe. She is capable of defeating opponents who possess superhuman strength and durability that far surpass her own, and she has defeated a military platoon containing dozens of combat-trained men in only a few minutes. She has learned to paralyse or kill opponents using vital point strikes directed at certain nerve clusters.
- Weapons Master:Although skilled in the use of most conventional weapons, she prefers to use knives and swords.
- Expert Marksman: She can throw most projectile weaponry with great aim and is well-versed in the use of firearms, though she prefers not to use them.
- Master Tactician and Strategist: She is an accomplished strategist. She had been widely considered one of, if not the greatest, both on and off the battlefield. She is able to formulate battle strategies and her brilliant tactical sense allows her to alter any strategy to fit the changing need of the situation.
- Master Acrobat: Her years of training and experience have made her an expert acrobat, gymnast, and aerialist.
- Gamora possessed roughly the same strength as that of a normal Zen Whoberis woman of her physical age, height, and build who engaged in intensive regular exercise. She was later augmented by cybernetics. Her physical capabilities further increased upon her return from Soul World.
EquipmentAs a member of the Infinity Watch, Gamora wielded the Time Gem. This provided her with precognitive dreams.
TransportationVarious Spaceships and Crafts
Gamora uses a number of weapons. Currently she wields the Godslayer. In the past she carried a special dagger designed to kill the Magus.
- Unrelated to the giant rubber monster of similar nomenclature.
- in Comics:Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 14 it was stated, that Gamora, since becoming a new Body via the Soul Gem's Influence during Infinity Gauntlet, is stronger than before, putting her in the same Strenghtclass as Iron Man, which would give her a 6 in the Power Grid, apparently she has been depowered since
- 196 Appearances of Gamora (Earth-616)
- 17 Images featuring Gamora (Earth-616)
- 12 Quotations by or about Gamora (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Gamora (Earth-616)
- Fan-Art Gallery: Gamora (Earth-616)
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #13
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #17
Discover and Discuss
- Search this site for:
- ↑ Infinity Abyss #1
- ↑ Infinity Abyss #2
- ↑ Infinity Abyss #3
- ↑ Infinity Abyss #4
- ↑ Infinity Abyss #5
- ↑ Infinity Abyss #6
- ↑ She-Hulk #7
- ↑ She-Hulk #8
- ↑ Nova Vol 4 #4
- ↑ Nova Vol 4 #5
- ↑ Nova Vol 4 #6
- ↑ Nova Vol 4 #7
- ↑ Nova Vol 4 #9
- ↑ Nova Vol 4 #10
- ↑ Nova Vol 4 #11
- ↑ Nova Vol 4 #12
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #1
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #2
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #3
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #4
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #5
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #6
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #14
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #15
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #17
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #19
- ↑ Avengers Assemble Vol 2 #4
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #4
|Like this? Let us know!|