10 Best Moments From Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon May 08, 2017 15:11 PM

#10- Sisters In Arms

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In the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, one of the subplots that was touched upon, but largely ignored, was the nature of the relationship between Thanos’ adopted daughters – Nebula and Gamora. Sure, tensions were teased when Gamora was chosen to retrieve the Orb from Peter Quill instead of Nebula, and there was the dramatic fight between the two sisters aboard Ronan’s ship, but that was pretty much the full extent of their arc. In GotG 2, though, Nebula’s character is far more developed, stemming largely from the reveal of the true reason behind her animosity towards her sister.

When Nebula and Gamora were young, the Mad Titan Thanos would force the girls to battle one another, with the loser forced to have a part of their body replaced with cybernetics to make them more “equivalent” to the victor. After a devastating battle in which both sisters go for the jugular on more than one occasion, Nebula explains that while Gamora – the more skilled fighter of the two – just wanted to avoid defeat at all costs, all Nebula truly wanted was her sister.

Not only does this revelation lead to a brief, yet touching reunion between the sisters, but it also plants seeds for Nebula’s potential role in dealing with the Mad Titan in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

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