|Movie||Guardians of the Galaxy|
|Comic||Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude|
|Portrayed by||Karen Gillan|
- "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."
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 along side fellow Thanos devotee Gamora.
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.
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 Praxis, 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.
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.
- Thanos - Master
- Ronan the Accuser - Instructor
- Korath the Pursuer - Ally
- The Collector - Ally
- Guardians of the Galaxy - Enemies
- Nebula's appearance in the movie seems to be based more on her second incarnation from the comics.