A Marvel Surprise at San Diego Comic-Con 2022
In an astonishing revelation at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel confirmed the return of Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. But there’s a twist – Gamora seems to be grappling with amnesia. Let’s delve into this intriguing development!
Gamora’s Marvel Journey
Gamora has been a significant character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since her debut in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Initially, she was one of Thanos’ formidable daughters, obediently following his orders. However, she later transformed into one of the MCU’s greatest heroes when she joined the group of misfits led by Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Rocket Raccoon, Drax, and the original Groot.
The Enigma of Gamora’s Resurrection
Gamora’s return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 isn’t a straightforward resurrection. The Gamora we see is a previous version of the character who existed before her sacrifice on Vormir. This brings to mind Thanos, who, despite being killed at the beginning of a film, still makes appearances.
Thanos sacrificed Gamora on Vormir to obtain the Soul Stone, completing his set of Infinity Stones. The snap that followed, with Thanos possessing all the stones, confirmed Gamora’s death.
The Gamora we encounter in the present timeline is the same one who traveled with Thanos, Nebula, and others from the 2014 timeline. This is also the timeline where the present-day Natasha sacrificed herself.
To retrieve the Soul Stone, Natasha and Hawkeye journeyed to 2014, creating a parallel timeline where they found Gamora alive. Natasha sacrificed herself in that timeline, and the portal was reversed, allowing Gamora and others from 2014 to return to the original timeline. Consequently, Natasha from 2023 remains deceased in the 2014 timeline, while Gamora from 2014 is now alive and back with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Gamora vs. Black Widow Mystery
A puzzling question arises: Why did Gamora return, but not Black Widow, when both met similar fates?
The key distinction lies in the timing of their deaths. Gamora died on Vormir before Thanos’ snap, while Natasha met her end after the snap. This difference is crucial, as the Avengers were cautious not to disrupt other timelines. Retrieving Black Widow might have jeopardized the timeline they took her from.
Furthermore, the rules governing the stones prevent the resurrection of the deceased. The Gamora we’ll see in phase 5 comes from a different era than the 2014 timeline, making her return possible.
In the end, Gamora’s unexpected return has left fans eagerly anticipating her role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Are you excited to see what’s in store for this enigmatic character?