Marvel Studios newest film is about to make its way into theaters with a cast of unusual characters. Guardians of the Galaxy may prove to be a sleeper hit for the studio. One of intriguing characters that fills the eclectic cast is the blue skinned alien assassin Nebula.
Nebula plays a major role as one of the important villains in the Guardians of the Galaxy. She is one of the chief operatives of the alien Thanos. Thanos was the alien warlord responsible for the invasion of New York in the Avengers film. There are some brief glimpses of Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer wielding swords. The trailer seems to suggest that there is a coming fight between Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula.
Powers and Abilities
Nebula does not have any superhuman powers. She is a member of an unknown alien race and has gained certain skills from her people. Nebula is an assassin who is trained in a variety of weapons and tactics. She is an aggressively ruthless leader in the armies of Thanos. She is a master strategist and incredible warrior. Nebula is a leader of forces that accompany Thanos.
Nebula has been equipped with a pair of high powered wrist blasters that fire concussion bursts. These blasters can fire in rapid succession to lay down suppression against enemies. It is unclear if she will have these devices in the Guardians of the Galaxy film.
Nebula has training in a number of alien weapons and is an excellent marksman. She can use a wide variety energy weapons with expert proficiency. Nebula has highly advanced training in swordsmanship and hand to hand combat.
Nebula commands a massive starship with over 10,000 soldiers under her direct command. The ship is equipped with an advanced hyperdrive, high powered energy weapons and a large fighter bay filled with alien fighters. Nebula is a force to be reckoned with. The ship has the ability to provide a small invasion force to attack unprotected planets.
Nebula played a major role in the quest for Infinity Stones by assisting Thanos acquire the Infinity Gauntlet. She later fought Thanos and seized the Gauntlet for her own use. She would quickly be defeated by the Avengers.