Infinity War: Gamora Plot Hole Finally Addressed!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an amalgamation of a lot of well thought and planned out movies. It is staggering and surprising how well each movie connects to the rest of the MCU and how well it paves a way for a modular future that could lead to a multitude of possibilities.
But there have been continuity errors in almost every movie. That is bound to happen when you pool up so many actors, directors, producers, and scriptwriters in one banner. No matter how efficient you might plan yourself to be, the human element is wrought with the ‘err’ factor. The MCU is a living example of it. With such a thought out continuity, there are still gaping holes in its overall story arc.
But that is understandable considering we all are human after all. But they are hard to ignore once the fans get wind of it. One such error related to Gamora could have cost Infinity War directly. Thankfully, the directors have rectified it. Presenting – Major Gamora plot hole that almost wreaked Infinity War finally addressed!!
What is this error we are talking about, you ask? Let us take you to the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The first GOTG Vol. 1 movie is still considered one of the most successful and genre-defining movies of the Marvel Universe. It is in this movie that audiences see Gamora in action for the first time.
In this movie, Gamora later betrays his own “father’ and joins the rebel Guardians. Gamora claims that she was looking for an opportunity to betray the Mad Titan as he killed her whole race and left her the last of her kind in the whole wide universe.
Flash forward to Infinity War and we see an entirely different back story for Gamora. Turns out, Thanos did not kill the entire Zehoberei race but just half of it. Thanos believes in balance. He will not wipe out an entire race just so he could save a planet from over-population. He will only go as far as massacring half of it. That is what happened in Gamora’s home planet. But if you correlate both the stories, there comes a major discrepancy.
Which one is true? And why is Gamora lying?
One super curious fan was able to ask this very question that has been eating away at the very core of the Marvel fan base ever since Infinity War. The ones who answered are the Russo Brothers, the Director-sibling duo of Infinity War.
This is the twitter post that answers this query:
This solution still leaves a lot to be desired for. If this explanation is held to the test, then one question would be all it takes to destroy it – Why had Nova Corps’ rap sheet then registered the Zehoberei as an extinct species? If Thanos is to be believed in Infinity War and he only killed half of their race, then is Nova Corps’ info factually incorrect? Thanos claims that the Zehoberei are thriving with the plethora of resources at their disposal right now. Is Thanos lying then?
There is just no way to actually combine the two explanations and create a single solution to this glaring continuity error which, according to our guess, is going to stay within the MCU forever. There is just no way around it. What is done is done Marvel. Let it go. Nobody’s perfect. Not even you.
The last Avengers movie to be released under the MCU banner was Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Avengers 4 is set for release on the 26th of April, 2019. Maybe the next Avengers movie will finally give us an answer. Until then, stay tuned for further updates.
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