What Movies Did Gamora Die & Come Back In?
After the Avengers defeated Thanos, many fans hoped that Gamora would become a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy team again and that she and Quill would have their happily ever after. But that did not happen, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 showed us Gamora is now a part of Ravagers, with little to no sympathy for Quill. All of that is because of the fact that Gamora died. Then she came back, but she wasn’t the same Gamora. I mean, she was, but she wasn’t. It’s best to explain this and see in what movies did Gamora die and come back in.
Gamora died in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos sacrificed her life to obtain the Soul Stone. It was the only way for him to obtain the Infinity Stone because she was the only person he cared for. Gamora then came back in Avengers: Endgame as a few years younger version of herself. This was all possible because of the Avengers’ time travel.
When Star-Lord and Gamora met in the Guardians of the Galaxy, they weren’t really fond of each other. Gradually, all that changed, and they fell in love. So, everything changed when Thanos abducted Gamora and threw her off the cliff on Vormir. She eventually came back, but everything was different from there on. Further in the article, we’ll explain everything that happened to Gamora, so keep reading to learn more.
How did Gamora die in Avengers: Infinity War?
Gamora had been trying to find a way to get away from Thanos for some time, even before she met Guardians of the Galaxy. When she realized Thanos was a genocidal maniac, she needed money to disappear. And selling the Orb to the highest bidder was her way out. Things turned out somewhat different, and she joined the Guardians instead and was fine with that. She loved them and fell in love with Quill.
In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos’s plans reach their climax, and he is all in to obtain all the Stones. Gamora knew Thanos needed her to get to the Soul Stone. She even made Quill promise that he would kill her before Thanos could use her. Nevertheless, Thanos was on Knowhere trying to get Reality Stone from the Collector, and the Guardians arrived with the same thing on their minds. However, they were too late, and Quill couldn’t fulfill his promise.
In the past, Thanos sent Gamora on a mission to find the Soul Stone. She lied to him that she did not find it. She was willing to protect that secret with her life and wanted Quill to kill her if needed. Over time, Thanos discovered her lie and threatened to kill Nebula if Gamora wouldn’t tell him the location. Gamora eventually caved and revealed that the Soul Stone was on Vormir.
Vormir was a place with only one inhabitant, Red Skull. He was banished there as a punishment and guided others to a treasure he couldn’t possess. Obtaining the Soul Stone demanded a sacrifice, and anyone who wanted it had to sacrifice the one he loved—a soul for a Soul. At that moment, it seemed like there was no way Thanos would ever get the Stone because he didn’t care for anyone. But he did care for one person-he cared for Gamora.
Thanos was heartbroken but did what he had to do to obtain the Stone – he grabbed Gamora by the hand and threw her off the cliff to her death.
How did Gamora come back in Avengers: Endgame?
Avengers: Endgame dealt with the aftermath of Thanos’s snap. Thanos accomplished his mission and wiped half of the population from existence, and the world tried to move on as best as it could after that. Five years later, the Avengers devised a plan that could work to undo all the damage Thanos created.
With Ant-Man’s knowledge of the quantum realm and Tony’s intellect, the Avengers figured out how to travel and were ready to perform a ”Time Heist”. The plan was to find all the Infinity Stones in the past at different locations, on different planets, and at different times – all before Thanos could.
The plan was in motion, and most of the team returned to 2014 because they knew where most Stones were. Nebula and War Machine came from the future in 2014 to pursue the Power Stone. As they arrived in 2014 on Morag, two Nebulas were now looking for the Stone, one from the future and one from the past who worked with Gamora and Thanos.
Thanos’s Nebula was in a battle, and her synaptic drive was damaged. She somehow started to show images of the future Nebula and revealed all Avenger’s plans to Thanos. Mad Titan used all of that to his advantage. He sent his Nebula to switch places with the future Nebula. Past Nebula then stole Pym Particles, and Thanos and Ebony Maw reverse-engineered and mass-produced it to get to the future where the Avengers had collected all the Stones. Thanos decided to let Avengers collect the Stones and make his job easier.
Gamora was alongside Thanos when he traveled to the future. However, when future Nebula was trapped, she explained to Gamora what would happen in the future and that Thanos sacrificed her so he could get to the Soul Stone. Future Nebula also told her about Quill and their romance.
When Gamora got to the future, she sided with the Avengers to defeat Thanos, but she didn’t know anyone except Nebula. She had no memories of spending time with the Guardians of the Galaxy because she never experienced those moments. Gamora, who did, was dead.
So, this was Gamora, but not the same Gamora everyone was used to. This was a bitter, hardcore Gamora who didn’t have the chance to experience real love and belonging. Nevertheless, it was Gamora, and everyone was thrilled to have her. Especially Quill. He thought it was only a matter of time before this Gamora would also fall for him. But that did not happen.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 showed that Gamora decided to team up with the Ravagers instead of Guardians of the Galaxy. The Guardians are not particularly fond of this Gamora, and the feeling is mutual. It was funny how Quill tried to impress this Gamora throughout the whole movie but to no avail.
And that’s about it. I know it can be somewhat confusing, but that’s the thing with time travel- it tends to leave a few question marks above the head.