Wait, Did Thanos Lie To Gamora During Avengers: Infinity War?


“Going to bed hungry. Scrounging for scraps. Your planet was on the brink of collapse. I was the one who stopped that. You know what’s happened since then? The children born have known nothing but full bellies and clear skies. It’s a paradise.”

That’s Thanos there, talking about Gamora’s homeworld of Zehoberei during the course of Avengers: Infinity War. He is, essentially, trying to justify his heinous actions to his “little one,” who recoils in horror at the mere thought of her planet losing half its population in the blink of an eye.

And that’s just it; according to Infinity War, Zehoberei’s population was decimated by Thanos which, as one eagle-eyed Marvel fan so rightly points out (h/t Screen Rant), actually contradicts with the continuity established during Guardians of the Galaxy.

As you’ll notice from the screenshots below, Gamora was initially introduced as the sole remaining survivor of Zehoberei, which tells us one of two things: either Thanos outright lied to her during Avengers: Infinity War, or this is nothing more than an inconsistency that belongs on IMDb.

Chances are it’s the latter, as Thanos has no reason to misguide Gamora; after all, his (twisted) love is there for all to see when he sacrifices her to gain control of the Soul Stone on Vormir. But it’s still a fun observation nonetheless.

Looking further afield (and beyond Ant-Man and the Wasp), Avengers: Infinity War is expected to make its way onto Blu-ray and DVD in August, which ought to help ease the seven-month wait for Captain Marvel.

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