i think the funniest thing about gotg is how many aliens are just white people
like damn you have to have seen star wars
and yet this is what you turn to for aliens
Despite Xandarians themselves being basically white…
Part of the problem was that they cut all the other women from the team, so instead of just being herself with strengths and weaknesses that are an organic part of her character, Gamora becomes The Woman, and we all know that The Woman drives the pink lion and has lady feelings and gets rescued by The Leader (Who Is a Man, Obviously) because that’s what the token girl does.
And that’s not Gamora, at all. If anyone had to be floating unconscious in space and get rescued by a badass sacrifice play, it should have been Pete getting saved by Gamora, not because Grrl Power, but because those are the characters. Pete’s a mostly-normal guy who thinks quickly on his feet, and Gamora can stalemate Thanos in a fist fight and survive walking through a firestorm. Any cinematic adaption is going to make changes, but in the movie Gamora just feels like an entirely different character, and not an improved one.