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There Are Actually 75 Heroes That Gamora Never Met In The MCU

From the second its first post-credit scene finished playing in 2008's "Iron Man," the Marvel Cinematic Universe has billed itself as a place where heroes aren't confined to their own films and can appear just about anywhere to meet nearly anybody. Despite this, Gamora has met a rather surprisingly small number of the MCU's mightiest heroes, even though she's one of the most important characters from the uber-popular "Guardians of the Galaxy" series of films. 

Obviously, Gamora meets her fellow Guardians aboard Star-Lord's ship, the Benatar, but apart from those six characters, the only other major hero she encounters is Thor, the God of Thunder. These two meet when the Guardians discover the ruins of Asgard toward the beginning of "Infinity War," but even this interaction is short-lived as they split up into separate teams almost immediately afterward.  

Gamora's extremely limited list of contacts is a fairly simple result of having a small number of appearances in the wrong combination of films. The majority of Marvel's unrelated characters meet in the "Avengers" films or in "Captain America: Civil War," but Gamora doesn't appear in these crossover movies until "Infinity War" and "Endgame." And in both of these films, she has a relatively small role that, for one reason or another, keeps her from meeting anybody on this list.

Steve Rogers: the original Captain America

Until Thanos finally makes his move for the Infinity Stones, Gamora spends the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe galivanting through space while Steve Rogers keeps his boots firmly on the ground on Earth. He fights side-by-side with the Howling Commandos and falls in love with Peggy Carter, and none of them ever meet Gamora. Their first opportunity to meet comes during "Avengers: Infinity War," but by the time Thanos and his forces fully commit to their assault at the Battle of Wakanda, her mad father had already sacrificed her in exchange for the soul stone. 

Rogers and Gamora get another chance during "Endgame," and they do both fight in the film's final battle. Still, the two heroes never cross paths during the chaotic engagements, and Gamora had left for parts unknown by the time Tony Stark's funeral brings many other heroes together for the first time. Though the grand finale to the Infinity Saga essentially functions as a massive crossover between "Avengers" and the "Guardians of the Galaxy" — the MCU's two largest franchises — these heroes pass each other by like ships in the night. 

The Winter Soldier

Bucky Barnes has had a rough go of it in the MCU. In "Captain America: The First Avenger," he fights throughout World War II until he is nearly killed and ultimately captured by Hydra, who brainwashes him and transforms the heroic man into the monstrous Winter Solder. After being sent to kill his best friend in the sequel, Steve Rogers manages to break through to the real Bucky and force him to begin the long, painful journey of remembering and reclaiming who he used to be. Barnes is hunted during "Civil War" for a crime he didn't commit and housed in Wakanda until his conditioning can be defeated, but his "moment of calm" is destroyed when Thanos' snap kills him alongside half of the universe. 

And during all of these events, Gamora is either not yet born, living on her home planet lightyears away from earth, traveling through space with her father and then the Guardians, dead, time-traveling, or lost in space. The two both lose their lives in "Infinity War," and though Bucky meets some of her teammates like Rocket, the two never exchange names, even after they are resurrected during "Endgame." 

Sam Wilson: the new Captain America

Sam Wilson has dedicated his life to helping those around him. After serving in the United States military, he leaves to provide therapy for other veterans before reclaiming his wings to help Steve Rogers take down Hydra's corrupted version of S.H.I.E.L.D. and officially becoming the superhero Falcon to join Rogers' new Avengers team. But Sam Wilson has never gone to space, and Gamora's only visit to Earth is in the midst of an intense battle with her father Thanos (aka the Mad Titan), who wanted to reshape existence as he saw fit. To say they didn't have a lot of time to swap stories would be a bit of an understatement, so it's not surprising they didn't meet during the fight. 

Since then, Sam has gone on to become the new Captain America, and Gamora's time-traveling variant left for parts unknown before the heroes could network after beating Thanos. Gamora probably has no idea who or what a "Captain America" is, as she hasn't encountered any of them, including Isaiah Bradley, John Walker (U.S. Agent), or Lemar Hoskins (Battlestar).

Iron Man and Pepper Potts

There are only five heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Iron Man never meets, and Gamora is one of them. While she is waiting for the right opportunity to betray her father, Tony Stark is nearly killed by one of his own weapons and completely revolutionizes his life to become the Invincible Iron Man. He fights the Ten Rings, Iron Monger, Whiplash, Loki and the Chitauri, Ultron, and even Thanos, but never once runs into Gamora. 

Though the green-skinned alien warrior manages to miss most of the founding Avengers, Tony is by far the most surprising person because he is one of the few heroes on this list that not only goes space but also meets and fights alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy. Unfortunately, however, Iron Man meets the spacefaring team while they are searching for Gamora because Thanos had already kidnapped her and taken her to find the Soul Stone. 

Similarly, Gamora never meets Pepper Potts, though Gamora does very briefly stand next to Pepper in her Rescue armor when the two help Captain Marvel try to take the Infinity Gauntlet to the Ant-Man and the Wasp's van time machine. They might have had a chance to meet again after the battle, but Gamora left for parts unknown and did not attend Tony's funeral. 

War Machine

Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes is one of the few heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that comes close to rivaling Gamora in the number of other heroes that he's never met. Like the Guardian of the Galaxy, Rhodey never meets any of the heroes or gods of Asgard besides Thor, and neither character has met many of the new heroes that have joined the MCU during Phase 4. 

The similarities end there, though. Rhodey fights alongside or against nearly every member of the Avengers, and during "Endgame," he even meets the half of the Guardians team that survived Thanos' snap. However, despite the fact that Rhodey goes on an extended trip with Gamora's sister, Nebula, and they both fight in the final battle against Gamora's father, Thanos, the two never meet. 

Gamora doesn't attend Tony's funeral, so they don't meet there, and Rhodes doesn't go to space until after Gamora has already been killed. 

The Asgardians

Thor is one of the most surprisingly connected characters in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a founding member of the Avengers, he meets nearly every member of the team and even travels rather extensively with the Guardians of the Galaxy during both "Infinity War" and "Endgame." In fact, he is the only member of the Avengers that actually meets Gamora at all. 

The same cannot be said for the rest of the Asgardians, however. Despite their existence as a cosmic race with a presence on a galactic scale and their shared interactions with beings like the Collector, Gamora never crosses paths with any of the heroes or gods of Asgard. She never meets Odin or Frigga or their adopted son, Loki. She never meets Heimdall, Lady Sif, Valkyrie, or the Warriors Three, nor does she encounter any of the allies Thor makes in space during the events of "Ragnarok," like Korg or Miek. 

The Hulk

Dr. Bruce Banner has traveled surprisingly far throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though his initial adventures throughout "The Incredible Hulk," "Avengers," and "Age of Ultron" are all Earth-bound, his self-imposed exile at the end of the team's second film sends him not only into space but across the galaxy to a world called Sakaar. There he meets the Grandmaster, Valkyrie, Korg, Miek, and many others, but, as it turns out, space is a big place, and it's pretty easy to miss people. 

None of the Guardians of the Galaxy's adventures take them to Sakaar during Hulk's time there, and though Bruce is initially with Thor in the Asgardian ship that leads the God of Thunder to his meeting with Gamora, Heimdall sends Hulk back to Earth before he can meet his fellow green-skinned hero. And when Iron Man and Dr. Strange go to space to meet the Guardians, Hulk stays behind to meet up with Captain America. Gamora gets killed before the Battle of Wakanda, and her variant never meets up with the Hulk during the final battle of "Endgame." This is likely because he is still nursing his wounded arm after using the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos' snap. 

Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers only appears in two films of the Infinity Saga, so it's not too surprising that fans never see her interact with or formally meet Gamora. However, unlike many other characters on this list, there's a good chance the two women have met offscreen. Danvers' origin story in "Captain Marvel" is set in 1995, and her appearance in "Endgame" suggests that she basically spent the two decades in between the films flying throughout space and helping whoever she could. This was basically the remit of the Guardians of the Galaxy after their origin story in 2014, so they could easily have crossed paths in the four years between 2014 and Gamora's death in 2018's "Infinity War." However, the galaxy just so happens to be a very large place, and it's just as likely that they never met at all. 

All fans do know is that they never meet onscreen. "Captain Marvel" is a self-contained story set too far back in the timeline to even feature Gamora, and Thanos' daughter was already dead by the time of Carol's second appearance in "Endgame." Though Gamora very briefly stands next to Danvers when a group of heroes rallies to help Marvel attempt to take the Infinity Gauntlet to the Ant-Man and the Wasp's time machine, the two never so much as exchange a glance. In addition, Gamora's disappearance immediately after the battle means they never meet at Tony Stark's funeral. 

The Hawkeyes

Of the many heroes that Hawkeye has never officially met, Gamora is one of the few that very nearly didn't make the list. With the sole exception of Hawkeye's trip to Vormir to retrieve the Soul Stone, the master marksman has never gone to space, and outside of the final battle in "Avengers: Endgame," Gamora has never been to Earth. Indeed, this movie is the only time that the heroes could have possibly met during the Infinity Saga, and they very nearly did. They got so close to doing so, in fact, that they were in the same room for an entire scene. 

When the redeemed, heroic Nebula travels into the past with War Machine, she is intercepted by Thanos and replaced with a version of herself from 2014. That imposter ambushes Clint Barton when he has Iron Man, the Hulk, and Rocket Racoon's make-shift Infinity Gauntlet and holds him up at gunpoint so she can take it to her father. The only reason she fails is because the present-day Nebula and the 2014 variant of Gamora confront her before she can take the gauntlet and ultimately kill her. 

And that's how that scene ends. There are a few reaction shots, Clint picks up the Gauntlet, and nothing is seen of them again until after the famous "portals" scene. It's possible, maybe even likely, that they spoke after this or at least exchanged names, but fans never get to see that happen onscreen. 

The Black Widows

As a founding Avenger, Black Widow is one of the most important women on the team. Similarly, Gamora helped found the Guardians of the Galaxy and is one of its most competent characters. If that wasn't enough, both heroes were raised by evil to be trained killers only to rebel, fight for what's right, and become the only women on their respective teams until their follow-up films. 

The two have a surprising amount in common, but a meeting, apparently, just wasn't in the cards. Natasha Romanoff's only trip to space to retrieve the Soul Stone from Vormir happened after Gamora had already died on that very planet, and Gamora's one trip to Earth occurred after Black Widow had done the same.  It's a shame that two of the most important women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe never got to compare notes or bond over their similarly painful and tragic histories. Alas, it was not meant to be, and Gamora didn't get to meet Widow's extended family from her 2021 solo movie, either.

Dr. Strange's Wizarding World

Does Gamora believe in magic? It's hard to say, but she almost certainly would have if she ever got to meet Dr. Strange or the many characters that belong to his vast organization of Wizards. Though the Ancient One had already died by the time Gamora arrived on Earth in "Endgame," that didn't manage to stop the Hulk in the same film, and she didn't share any scenes with Wong or any of the other nameless magicians during that film's final battle. 

Gamora didn't run into Dr. Stephen Strange during that final battle either, and the Sorcerer Supreme's trip to space during "Infinity War" occurred after Thanos had already taken Gamora to Vormir. Though Earth's mystic defender did get to meet the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy, he was too late to meet Gamora and never had another chance to do so. 

The Ant-Men and the Wasps

As Ant-Man, Scott Lang can do many things. He can shrink to microscopic sizes, command entire armies of ants with his special helmet, and grow to such gargantuan sizes that he has to change his name to "Giant-Man." He even spends five years trapped in the microverse and time travels several times, but one thing he never does is go to space. Thus, his only chance to meet Gamora was during the Avengers' final battle with Thanos in the finale to "Endgame," but he was too busy repairing his van-enclosed time machine to return the Infinity Stones to do so. 

The Wasp has a similarly incredible array of abilities that she has used in an identically Earth-bound manner. However, her ability to fly did allow her to briefly stand next to Gamora when a group of heroes rallied to help Captain Marvel reach the previously mentioned van. The closest Hope van Dyne gets to meeting Gamora of all of the characters in this scene, as she glances at the alien warrior as the group begins to advance. This makes her one of two characters on this list that sees Gamora, even if they never exchange names. And since Gamora skips Tony Stark's funeral, she also doesn't get to meet Hank Pym or Janet van Dyne, the original Ant-Man and Wasp, respectively.

The Vision

Paul Bettany's Vision is one of the most unique characters in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he's also one of the most underutilized characters in the Infinity Saga. He debuts with great aplomb in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" as one of the most powerful members of the team. He can lift Thor's hammer with ease, and he has a literal Infinity Stone strapped to his forehead at all times. But often, great power comes with great difficulty in the writing process. 

This might explain why in the very beginning of "Avengers: Infinity War," Vision is somehow severely injured by an alien axe and spends the entire film sidelined or under the operating table in Wakanda until after Gamora gets killed. He doesn't go to space, and Thanos personally kills the android by the end of the movie in order to finish his gauntlet and snap half of all life out of existence. In addition, Vision is already dead when some characters lose their lives in the Blip, so he isn't revived and thus never meets Gamora's variant during her only trip to earth.

The Scarlet Witch

It's a tale as old as time: One of earth's mightiest heroes never goes to space and thus can't meet one of the finest Guardians of the Galaxy, who never comes to Earth. This is how the record stood by the end of 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War," a film that managed to kill both Wanda Maximoff and Gamora by the end of its lengthy runtime.

The Scarlet Witch gets another chance to meet Gamora after both women are "resurrected" — some more literally than others — during the latter half of "Avengers: Endgame." However, it turns out that a massive, chaotic battle filled with warring factions from across the universe isn't the best time or place to make new friends, so perhaps it can be forgiven that these two women never get to meet. 

They did get at least get to share a single scene before all was said and done. When Captain Marvel attempts to get the Infinity Gauntlet to Ant-Man and the Wasp's van-enclosed Time Machine, Scarlet Witch steps up to the plate and rallies to her side alongside a large group of heroes. And unlike anyone else in that scene, Scarlet Witch actually speaks, so it's possible that Gamora at least heard her once.

The Black Panther

The nation of Wakanda is an incredible place filled with courageous heroes, and it's quite likely that Gamora doesn't know it exists. The woman has never been to Earth, so it's unreasonable to expect her to know about any of its many countries, let alone one that spent most of its existence trying to hide from the outside world. Peter Quill wouldn't have known about it either, most likely, so he wouldn't have told her, and by the time Gamora's variant travels to Earth in "Endgame," she is far too busy to play the role of tourist or learn its history. After all, she kind of needed to help stop her father Thanos from killing half of all life in the universe again. 

Many of Wakanda's finest warriors — including the likes of M'Baku, Nakia, Shuri, Okoye, and T'Challa, the Black Panther himself — fight in "Endgame's" final battle. But since nobody meets each other during Captain Marvel's final advance and since Gamora doesn't attend Tony Stark's funeral, they never get a chance to say "hi." 

Spider-Man and his amazing friends

By this point, of the 12 heroes that Spider-Man hasn't met in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gamora should be the most obvious. Even though Peter Parker joined the MCU a full two years after Gamora, his involvement in "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War" helped the friendly neighborhood hero meet just about every member of both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. 

However, by the time Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and Iron Man meet Gamora's team in space aboard one of Thanos' ships, she has already been taken to Vormir by the Mad Titan and sacrificed in exchange for the soul stone. Spider-Man gets snapped at the end of the same film, and though he is revived by the Hulk in time to join the final battle of "Avengers: Endgame," he is not able to meet Gamora due to her reclusive tendencies throughout this movie.

Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nick Fury is a well-connected man, but even he hasn't met the elusive alien known as Gamora. He's got ties to space through the Skrulls and Captain Marvel and even chose to vacation aboard one of the former's ships, but he's yet to cross paths with any member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. In a lot of ways, this makes sense. 

Unlike the Guardians of the Galaxy, Nick Fury has a very Earth-focused sense of duty (Helicarriers can't go into space, after all) and only really cares about aliens if they come to him, which the Guardians have never done. Fury isn't involved in the Battle of Wakanda at the end of "Avengers: Infinity War" or in the final battle in "Avengers: Endgame," and he spends the time between those two films snapped by Thanos. If Gamora had stuck around for Tony Stark's funeral, the pair might have crossed paths there, but she ultimately chose to leave without causing any trouble that Fury might have to clean up. 

The newcomers of Marvel's Phase 4

Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the first since the closure of the Infinity Saga, has spent a lot of time and energy introducing a number of new characters that will likely carry the world forward for years to come. A necessary consequence of this push, however, is that there are now even more characters that Gamora has not met because she chose to leave Earth as quickly as possible. 

Shang-Chi, his sister Xialing, and their friend Katie meet literal dragons and demons, the Eternals are immortal aliens that have existed since the dawn of time, and Sylvie and The Watcher travel throughout both time and space. Yet none of them meet Gamora seen in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Avengers" films. Indeed, this will only get worse as time goes on and Marvel introduces even more heroes to its world. Between Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Blade, new Hawkeyes and Black Widows, and many others, Gamora has many, many more superheroes to avoid meeting in the future.