Guardians of the Galaxy has become one of the most popular superhero sagas over the years, flaunting a memorable crew of misfits that take on powerful villains across the universe. Gamora remains a well-loved heroine among countless Marvel fans, being an incredibly deadly opponent, but many fans still wonder how tall Gamora is in the comics and MCU.
While Gamora measures 6 ft/ 1.83 meters in the Guardians of the Galaxy comics, Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) releases, only measures 5’7” ft/ 1.7 meters in height. She appears taller due to her posture and poise, as well as the addition of some hefty heeled boots.
Although Gamora is not as tall as expected in on-screen releases, Zoe Saldana certainly makes up for it with her remarkable poise and portrayed fighting style. Stick around to find out everything there is to know about Gamora in the original Marvel comics versus the movies, including her height stats, her weight, and much more.
Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy
Gamora, formally named “Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan” is considered the most dangerous woman in the universe within the Guardians of the Galaxy installations – and for good reasons, as Gamora is incredibly powerful. She is a skilled warrior and assassin who made her first appearance in Strange Tales #180, released in March 1975.
This character became the adopted daughter of the infamous villain Thanos and the adopted sister of Nebula after Thanos destroyed the majority of her race and home. She then served Thanos for years before betraying him in an attempt to free herself, after which she started befriending some of the original Guardians of the Galaxy members and developing a complex relationship with Star-Lord.
She is classified under the Zehoberei (Cyborg) species flaunting unique green or purple hair, yellow (formerly green) eyes, and light green skin. Gamora is played by Zoe Saldana as an adult, while Ariana Greenblatt plays Young Gamora.
How tall is Gamora? Comics vs. MCU
Considering that Gamora is not human at all, it’s no surprise that she is significantly taller than many of the most powerful Marvel heroines to date. While there are multiple ‘versions’ of Gamora, including the Gamora belonging to the Earth-TRN012 reality, the Earth-7528 reality, and others, they all share the same physical stats. Gamora measures 6 ft on the dot, which translates to around 1.83 meters.
Zoe Saldana, the infamous actress who takes the main role of Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy releases to date, is much shorter than many Marvel fans anticipated. While she has the appearance of a tall and lean figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, much like the canon Gamora, MCU Gamora is actually only 5 ft and 7 inches tall, which translates to approximately 1.7 meters.
This puts Zoe Saldana slightly above the average reported height for a woman of her age in the United States, which is believed to be around 5 ft and 4 inches, although she is still seen as one of the shorter female cast members. Nevertheless, it’s clear that the creators of these releases took extra steps to ensure that she appears much taller on-screen.
Zoe Saldana is well-known for boasting superb posture and poise, which is fitting for the agile and acrobatic role of Gamora, which was definitely advantageous during film production. Gamora is also known for having special heeled boots fitted with springs for higher leaps and stunts, and Zoe Saldana was given some hefty heels on-screen, which contributed to her getting closer to the 6-ft mark.
It’s unknown how tall Gamora was when she was a child into her teenage years as this stat has not been specified in particular, and not much is known about Gamora’s origins. However, the actress who plays Young Gamora, Ariana Greenblatt, is believed to be only 4 ft and 2 inches tall, which translates to around 1.27 meters.
How much does Gamora weigh?
Despite the fact that Gamora is pretty tall and well-built overall, this character is still incredibly lean with a streamlined figure. Gamora weighs 170 lbs in the Marvel comics, which translates to approximately 77.11 kg.
That’s everything there is to know about Gamora in the Marvel comics as well as her counterpart within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with images and stats thanks to the Marvel Database. Although Zoe Saldana is shorter than many fans expected, she is still portrayed in a way that communicates Gamora’s true height.
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