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Was Gamora, Scarlet Witch, and Vision Treated Fairly In The MCU?

I’ve had nearly a week to digest all of the fascinating and monumental storylines presented in Avengers: Infinity War and what surprised me the most was the level of importance Gamora, Scarlet Witch, and Vision presented to the movie which I was sooo happy about. Finally these three characters that have always been some of the strongest heroes in their various movies were getting some recognition and some real character development…and then they all died. I couldn’t believe it. Gamora for example, was finally getting some well deserved attention and then they killed her off! What’s up with that?! So today, I’m going to look at these three characters and determine if their stories were utilized fairly or unfortunately wasted in the MCU? Enjoy!

Gamora

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Throughout her participation in the MCU Gamora has never truly shined. She’s supposedly the most dangerous woman in the galaxy but did we ever get a feel of that in the Guardians of the Galaxy films? Um, no. In the first Guardians movie she was presented as this awesome assassin who could handle herself easily in a fight but she was utilized into the movie as more of a love interest for Peter rather than an asset to the team. Of course we did get to see her in action several times but I was waiting for some story revolving around her to arrive in the sequel and that didn’t happen in the slightest. They took her and diluted her presence in the MCU so much that soon I began to think of her as Peter’s girlfriend and “the most dangerous woman in the galaxy” was a title I didn’t even know she had.

Now we come to Infinity War where we finally get to see her rule the narrative and I was totally into it. Gamora was the important one this time around and Star-Lord was playing the co-star. I couldn’t be happier. And then she was brutally killed out of the movie as Thanos sacrificed her for the Soul Stone. I couldn’t believe it. She finally gets a compelling storyline and then was erased out of the movie as quickly as she had come into it. I feel that the MCU’s treatment of Gamora was unfair because she never was given the chance to shine and to grow beyond just her relationship with Peter. Even in Infinity War she was used as a tool to further Thanos’s story rather than it being a stepping stone to her own betterment in future movies. I don’t know why the writers couldn’t figure her out but I definitely believe she was a waste of a chance for something truly awesome.

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The Evolution of Gamora

Gamora is a really cool character who hasn’t been utilized to the fullest yet. She’s an assassin, a daughter of Thanos, and she’s awesome but throughout the Guardians of the Galaxy films she hasn’t been allowed to burst out of that hot female sidekick persona yet. I’m waiting for her to become something more than what she is at the moment and I’m really hoping Avengers: Infinity War will be the beginning of that transformation. So, even though she hasn’t had a major story line so far I’m still excited to share with you her evolution throughout the couple of movies she’s appeared in. Enjoy!

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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When Gamora first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy she was still very much a compatriot of Thanos and his minions but that was just a facade. In truth she was a traitor and was ready to leave Ronan, Thanos, and their monstrous ways behind. That right there shows the immensely good character that she is. She could’ve easily stayed with the bad guys and just watch on the sidelines as the galaxy burned but she knows what happened to her home, her family, and she can’t allow that to happen to anybody else.

If anything, she’s the most heroic of the Guardians of the Galaxy for making such a bold choice in her life. She didn’t have to run away from Ronan, steal the orb to sell it, and place a Thanos-sized target on her back but she did because she’s that awesome. She also didn’t have to fight Ronan and try to stop him from wiping out the Xandarians but she did because she’s, well, a Guardian of the Galaxy. 🙂

Gamora is the good hero the galaxy needs and I’m hoping she’ll be around for a long time to come.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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One of the reasons why I was so excited to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was to see Gamora again. She didn’t have a lot of development in the first film so I was hoping the sequel would focus more on her and make her even cooler. Well, that didn’t happen. In fact, she barely had any development in the movie at all. The sequel focused highly on Peter Quill’s story and she was utilized to only serve his character arc rather than her own as she grew to like him more and more throughout the movie and ended up, by the end, confessing cryptically that she had romantic feelings for him. (Ugh.)

I’m totally fine with her having a romance with Peter Quill because that was obviously going to happen but the fact that they basically revolved her whole story around that aspect of the film is saddening. I love it when women aren’t placed into movies to incorporate romance into the movie and I felt that she was unfortunately placed into that lackluster bubble creators always want to put women in.

Now one of the positive developments to her character was her complicated relationship with her sister, Nebula. It was cool seeing the two sisters become friends again and that was a nice arc to the two assassin daughters.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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When Gamora returns in Avengers: Infinity War I have a feeling that she’s finally going to get the character development that she deserves as trailers and commercials have hinted at the reveal of her back story with Thanos. And that is SO exciting! Gamora is an awesome character who needs to be treated with the creative respect that she deserves and I’m so excited to see her in this highly-anticipated movie.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.