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Nebula created by Roger Stern & John
Hijacked Thanos’ ship while he was between life
and death, and claimed to be his granddaughter - was defeated by
When Thanos returned, he burned her body, and
kept her barely alive, but a husk of her former self - when Thanos
went ethereal while using the Gauntlet, she took it off his body
and used it to restore herself - defeated by the Avengers and
Underwent surgery by Dr. Mandibus to restore
her body and mind, although it left her as a cyborg
Served as a member of Gamora’s Graces, battling
Ronan during the Annihilation event
Hired by Kindun to track down Gamora for
retribution for Thanos’ crimes to him & his planet, but
defeated by Avengers
Then hired by Thane, Thanos’ son, to kill his
father - when she realized he had lied to her about stealing a
Phoenix Egg, she killed him, but in so doing hatched the egg, which
rebirthed Thane and gave him Phoenix powers - when Thanos and
others defeated Thane, Nebula was left behind in the God
Escaped and obtained a dangerous weapon which
she used to attack several planets, including Earth - was defeated
by the Asgardians of the Galaxy
Trauma from her treatment by Thanos
Lies about connection to Thanos for
Surgery by Dr. Mandibus left her scarred,
physically & mentally (23:45)
In-universe - Use Emma Frost to help see inside
Nebula’s mind to help her address her traumas
Out of universe - (38:55)
Hello Nebula, I’m Dr. Issues. -Well they’re
making me do this, so...hello.
I apologize, I don’t intend to make this
painful for you -That’s what all doctors say.
Are you implying they don’t mean it? -I’m
implying that they don’t understand from this end of the
Well, I’m not like the other doctors you’ve met
before. My goal is partly based on what you want out of the deal.
Since you’re deemed a danger to society, I’ll
get the elephant in the room out of the way: I can’t get you a
release -I didn’t expect as much. So what then? What’s your idea of
I understand your lack of trust based on prior
encounters with those you disagree with. How do we build that
together? -You didn’t promise me anything I couldn’t get for
myself. That’s a start, at least.
Interesting that you should mention that. How
much of your troubles have been based on lying? -Everybody
Maybe, but there’s volume and magnitude.
-”Maybe” is a lie, just as an example.
A shallow one, and a prescriptive one for this
conversation, yes, but -It’s an example of trying to manipulate
someone whom you think doesn’t deserve a straight
So I’ll affirm. Everyone lies, including me.
There is volume and magnitude….hmmm, I think I have a better way to
go with this -*angry* Good, because if you were going to question
Who do you trust with your most intimate
details? Who gets the little white lies instead of the big bold
ones? -Not you.
I appreciate the truth in that statement. Does
that type of response evoke a different emotional reaction for you
compared to your typical answers? -My responses don’t provoke
emotion in me.
Really? Because you bristled pretty badly when
you thought I was going to get into a sensitive topic. -You’re
trying to connect two different things...much different things. I
don’t need a doctor giving me a history lesson on my own past, and
I don’t wantanyonepretending they can try to connect with things
they don’t need to know about.
Closed book. Got it. How long are you going to
remain on the shelf? -Until I finally get things exactly the way
that I want.
And even then, you’d remain a closed book.
Another random faceless person in control that can’t connect with
anyone. Sounds like a joyless life. -Just because you don’t get an
invitation to a party doesn’t mean the party doesn’t happen. Do you
think other people ignore me? Defy me? No, they follow my lead. I’m
not as unknown as you think...just unknown to you, and everyone
else I choose.
Then what are you doing, stuck in such
difficult circumstances, struggling day-today to keep so many
people at bay? I know you’ve fought many a battle, had allies...but
then things turn sour. Each time, you’ve ended up with only
yourself to rely on. Then you rebuild. I admire that. That can make
it difficult to trust anyone, let alone me. But where does that
end? Is it really that bad to save yourself the time and energy by
having a core of people you confide in, instead of treating each
conversation like a battle that has to be won? -*pause* You don’t
live through what I’ve lived through by using lighthearted banter.
You’re polite. You’re presenting yourself as kind. Weak, maybe, but
that’s a contradiction in your position, as you made it clear from
the start. I have no assurance of anything from you, and yet, you
somehow expect me to go along with this? That’s not
That’s not yourreality.But it is mine. We all have our own. The closer
the two realities can be, the greater likelihood that the outcomes
are compatible. My existence, if your assessment is accurate, is
evidence of that. So it’s up to you. Can you come to terms with the
idea that some people in the universe can have good intentions AND
lie AND make mistakes AND tie emotions to their words WITHOUT
automatically wanting to make things worse for the other person?
-*long pause* Perhaps. Perhaps not. I promise nothing.
I only promise my effort and attention. -I
still promise nothing.
Then we can both keep our word. Win-Win! -Only
if I say so.
Saving the world doesn't necessarily mean you go home happy. How's the mental health of your favorite superhero? A comic aficionado and a board-certified psychiatrist look at the various neuroses of your favorite heroes and villains and provide options for treatment.