Marvel fans were thrilled when it was announced at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con panel that Gamora would be returning for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. However, her return comes with a twist – she has amnesia. In this article, we will delve into the details of how Gamora came back to life and what this means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Sacrifice on Vormir
In Avengers: Infinity War, Gamora was sacrificed by Thanos on the planet Vormir in order to obtain the Soul Stone. This act confirmed her death and added to Thanos’ collection of Infinity Stones. However, the Gamora that we see in the present timeline is not the same Gamora who was sacrificed. She is a former version of the character from the 2014 timeline.
Time Travel and Parallel Timelines
In Avengers: Endgame, the Avengers embark on a time travel mission to retrieve the Infinity Stones and undo the snap. During this mission, Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) sacrifices herself to obtain the Soul Stone in the 2014 timeline. This creates a parallel timeline in which Gamora is still alive.
When the Avengers reverse the time travel portal, Thanos, Gamora, and Nebula from the 2014 timeline are brought back to the original timeline. This means that the Gamora from 2014 is now alive and back with the Guardians of the Galaxy, while Natasha remains dead in the present timeline.
The Rules of the Stones
One question that arises is why Gamora was able to come back to life but not Black Widow, even though they both died in similar circumstances. The answer lies in the rules of the Soul Stone. Gamora died before Thanos’ snap, while Natasha died after the snap. The Avengers made a conscious decision not to disrupt other timelines, so they did not retrieve Black Widow from the past. Additionally, the rules of the stones prevent bringing someone back from the dead.
What Lies Ahead
With Gamora’s return, there are many possibilities for her character in the future of the MCU. As she has amnesia, she will have to rediscover her place in the universe and her relationships with the other characters. It will be interesting to see how her story unfolds in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and beyond.
Overall, the return of Gamora raises intriguing questions about the nature of time travel and the consequences of altering timelines. It adds a new layer of complexity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and leaves fans eagerly anticipating what comes next.