Will they or won’t they? That’s the question when it comes to a lot of romance storylines. And while the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise isn’t a straight-up romcom, it does famously center on the relationship between Peter Quill and Gamora. Gamora’s death broke Star-Lord’s heart (and ours too), but Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opened the door for another chance with a new Gamora. As we all know, this film marks the end of this Guardians lineup, and we all wanted to know how it would end. So, did Peter Quill and Gamora end up in a relationship together in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or not? Here’s what happens between the two.
Peter Quill is a mess on Knowhere, drinking heavily and still mourning the loss of Gamora in his sleep. Otherwise, everything is fine… until it is not fine. Adam Warlock barrels into town and gives Rocket a life-threatening injury that cannot be fixed due to a kill switch in his body. This takes the team on a quest to the Orgoscope in hopes of finding an override code. But, because this is a High Evolutionary locale, they need help. This is where a variant version of Gamora comes into play as her team of Ravagers agrees to help for a price. Of course, Peter Quill initially refuses to accept that this Gamora isn’t his Gamora.
Throughout the film, they grow to have a mutual respect for each other as Gamora sees how far the group will go to save Rocket. She stays and helps them achieve their mission. There are a few moments of romance-esque interaction between them, like when Star-Lord dives in to save Gamora, and they land face to face. However, this film is about family and making choices that feel authentic to yourself and what you desire in your life. By the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Peter Quill and Gamora do not end up in a relationship with each other. Gamora says she bets the other Gamora and Peter Quill were great together, and he agrees. Gamora goes back to her life with the Ravagers, who are her family, with a whole new understanding of what it means to be a galactic hero.
Meanwhile, Quill decides to finally face his past and seeks out his grandfather on Earth to live a normal life. It is a fitting ending for these characters because, well, this Gamora will never be the other one. Actress Zoe Saldaña assures us that this is her last time portraying this character and we get it. Gamora was supposed to die back in Vol. 2, but Saldaña stuck around for more adventures. At least we know that Gamora and Peter Quill found love and true happiness in the end, which certainly exists outside of romantic relationships.