An Avengers: Infinity War fan implies that Thanos lied to Gamora with regard to the current status of her home planet. As explained in the film, the Mad Titan took a young Gamora as his adoptive daughter after he and his army invaded Planet Zehoberi. Since then, she was trained to be a ruthless assassin, but she eventually changed sides and officially became a hero after meeting Star-Lord, Drax, Rocket, and Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1.
The father and daughter eventually reunited in Infinity War where Thanos begrudgingly sacrificed the only thing he ever loved - Gamora - to gain the Soul Stone. But before that, the two had some emotional interactions, especially when Gamora confronted the Mad Titan about killing her mother and taking her away from her own people. At that time, Thanos made a great case of defending his actions, but as it turns out, he may have lied to Gamora.
An Instagram post from a user with the handle txny_stxrk points out a detail in Gamora's prison profile in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 where it was stated that she's the last survivor of the Zehoberi race - opposite of Thanos' claims Infinity War justifying his takeover of the planet. According to the Mad Titan, since he and his troops killed half of the people on that planet (including Gamora's mom), the "children born have known nothing but full bellies and clear skies. It’s a paradise." Check out the post below:
“So- how’s it going, Thanos?” 😹 Please stop pointing out that it’s probably an inconsistency. I know, but the post is fun. Let me live. [Marvel tags] ⍟ ⍟ #Avengers #IronMan #CaptainAmerica #Spiderman #Marvel #Hawkeye #Thor #Loki #thewintersoldier #Marvel #RDJ #RobertDowneyJr #ChrisEvans #TomHolland #ScarlettJohansson #ChrisHemsworth #JeremyRenner #TomHiddleston #BuckyBarnes #SebastianStan #BruceBanner #TonyStark #SteveRogers #ClintBarton #NatashaRomanoff #Civilwar #ThorRagnarok #GuardiansoftheGalaxy #ChrisPratt #AvengersInfinityWar
While there's a possibility that Thanos was bluffing, it doesn't seem to be the case. If anything, he looked like he was genuinely trying to reach out to his adoptive daughter as he explained himself. Other than that, the fact that Gamora's soul was accepted as an exchange for the Soul Stone is a good indication that he really loved his daughter, despite his despicable actions.
If anything, this is a continuity issue for the MCU - a problem that comes with taking on a long-existing narrative and wrapping it up in two films. In fact, there were other details in Infinity War that weren't always part of the plan. For instance, when the Mad Titan first appeared in the post-credit scene of The Avengers, it seemed like his prime motivation for seeking all the Infinity Stones has something to do with Death - which was his original intentions in the comics. For a time, people presumed that was going to be the case considering that Thor: Ragnarok introduced Hela, the Goddess of Death. But as it turned out, it wasn't the case. In hindsight, what ended up in Avengers 3 was a far more compelling reason. Still, looking at the bigger picture, it's obvious that it was a late change in his characterization. The same could be said with the location of the Soul Stone since when Gamora listened to the Collector's explanation of the Infinity Stones in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1, she looked as if she was totally unaware of what they are.
As previously mentioned, franchises, especially with a long-running continuity will always have issues like this. It will just depend on whether the moviegoing audience is willing to look past these narrative flaws and enjoy the films as they are.
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