Friday, April 8, 2016

G is for …Gamora

Of all the green women in science fiction and fantasy, my current favorite is Gamora of the recent Guardians of the Galaxy film.
Gamora was adopted by Thanos, an evil blue warlord, who killed many, including Gamora's own family and raised Gamora to be an assassin. Sent by Thanos to retrieve a relic called "The Orb," Gamora falls in with Quill, Groot, Rocket Racoon and Drax, who became The Guardians of the Galaxy.

I admired Gamora in the film for her determination to do the right thing, despite having suffered much. Of all the gradations of "hero" among that ragtag group, she had the clearest moral compass. She was an amazing fighter, too. The hand-to-hand combat scene between Gamora and her "sister" Nebula was athletic and emotional and wonderful. She and Quill saved each other, so Gamora was anything but a victim character.

The movie was so much fun! I hope they bring all the characters back for future Marvel movies, but especially Gamora.

This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I'll be writing about superheroes I love all month. You can check out other bloggers and see their creative takes on the challenge here.

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  1. Gamora is awesome :) I can't wait to see her in Guardians 2 and Avenger: The Infinity Wars (I assume she's going to be in those since Thanos is the big bad). Of course Avengers: IW could end up having a cast of thousands that way :).
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  2. Loved Gamora! Like Natasha, I'm looking forward to seeing her in all her upcoming films.

    1. Too bad we're not in the same geography. We could plan a girls' night to go see it!

  3. She sounds like a very interesting character to watch develop

  4. This one I've not heard of, but a green goddess, why not. LOL

  5. Hmm...I still haven't seen this movie, but I've heard nothing but good things!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. I loved that movie. It was done really well and I can't wait for the second one.

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