The Zehoberei[1], or Zen-Whoberi[2] are a green-skinned alien race.


The Zehoberei are the inhabitants of the planet Zen-Whoberi. Due to overpopulation, poverty and starvation were a commonplace issue across the planet, so much that the planet became an early target of Thanos. The warlord obliterated half of the Zehoberei species, since which its remainder, according to Thanos himself, has lived in prosperity due to issues like poverty and wasting of resources becoming non-existent with a smaller population.

Gamora was taken in during Thanos' attack as his adoptive daughter and trained as his assassin.[3]

Characteristic Traits

The Zehoberei are a humanoid race, distinguishable from humans for five biological traits of note. The first is their light green skin pigments.

The second is that their facial bone structure is somewhat different than humans.

The third is their dark hair, which gradually fades into a reddish color at the tips.

The fourth is their skin tissue, which is much more resistant to physical harm. While weaker than certain species, such as Asgardians, the Zehoberei's skin is much more durable than a human's skin. The increased tissue density also contributes somewhat to their physical strength.

The fifth major difference between Zehoberei and humans is the presence of a second liver, which allows Zehoberei to enjoy a larger number of alcoholic beverages than other races.[4]

Notable Zehoberei


  • In the comics, the Zen-Whoberi is a race that was completely wiped out by Adam Warlock, one of Thanos' greatest enemies and Gamora's recurring love interest.
  • Gamora has distinctive markings on her forehead and cheeks. This may be a result of her cybernetic augmentation, or it may be a trait shared by other members of her race.
  • In Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora's rap sheet says, "Last survivor of the Zehoberei people." However, in Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos is shown to have only massacred half of the Zehoberei people, and says to Gamora, "Your planet was on the brink of collapse - I'm 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," meaning many Zehoberei people still live.


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