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Real Name Nebula
Species Luphomoid
Gender Female
Title(s) Galaxy-Class Killer
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy
Comic Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude
Portrayed by Karen Gillan
Status Alive
"I fall but I get up stronger. Every wound I take improves my service to my master. I will survive and I will serve. For I am Nebula."

Nebula is a Luphomoid assassin and a life-long devotee of the intergalactic warlord, Thanos.


Early LifeEdit

Raised in the service of the interplanetary warlord, Thanos, Nebula trained to be a Galaxy-Class Killer under the tutelage of Ronan the Accuser. Nebula would often train alongside fellow Thanos devotee Gamora.[1]


Nebula ensnared by an energy net.

One training scenario on the arboreal world of Dervani saw Nebula and Gamora pitched against each other in a competition to retrieve a data ingot for Ronan. The girls sparred on the surface, leading to Gamora throwing Nebula of a cliff, severely injuring her and requiring multiple cybernetic replacements.[1]

Upon reaching adulthood, Nebula and Gamora served Thanos under the command of Korath the Pursuer. On a mission to locate the Orb on the planet Praxius IX, inside of one of the Cloud Tombs of Praxius, Nebula went in without waiting for Gamora and fell into a trap. Ensnared by an impenetrable Laser Thorn Energy Net, Nebula found herself at the mercy of the inhabitants and needed to be rescued by Gamora.[1]

Never one to tolerate failure, Thanos ordered Gamora to leave Nebula behind, with only a sharp blade to free herself. Nebula was forced to amputate her own arm in order to escape the netting.[1]

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Cybernetic EnhancementsEdit

In her early years under Thanos' wing, Nebula received various critical injuries that required her to endure extensive cybernetic augmentation.

  • Contact Whiplash
  • Tempersteel Claws
  • Concussive Blasts


Ever since she was a child, Nebula has trained extensively as an assassin under Thanos and Ronan. A master of armed and unarmed combat, Nebula has been seen using dagger-like weapons in battle.



  • Nebula's appearance in the movie seems to be based more on her second incarnation from the comics.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude

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