Gamora was created by Marvel writer Jim Starlin in 1975. Gamora first appeared in Strange Tales #180 (June 1975). Gamora is the adopted daughter of Thanos, and the last of her species (Zen-Whoberis). Her powers include superhuman strength and agility and an accelerated healing factor. She also is an expert fighter, being able to defeat almost anyone in the galaxy. Her sometime lovers include Adam Warlock and Nova. Gamora has worked with Adam Warlock's Infinity Watch team but is best known as a member Guardians of the Galaxy. . Zoe Saldana plays the character in the 2014 live-action film Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.