Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

MantisWho is Mantis?

Mantis is a Marvel Comics character and a significant member of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Don Heck, Mantis first appeared in “Avengers” #112 in 1973.

In the comics, Mantis is a half-Vietnamese, half-German woman with psychic and empathic abilities. She possesses enhanced martial arts skills and is trained as a proficient warrior. Mantis has a complex backstory involving her upbringing by the alien Kree and her eventual role as the Celestial Madonna, a prophesized figure tied to cosmic events.

Mantis’s story is intertwined with that of the Avengers and various cosmic characters, including the Guardians of the Galaxy. She has been a member of different superhero teams and played a significant role in various major story arcs in the comics.

In the MCU, Mantis is portrayed by actress Pom Klementieff. She first appears in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017). In the film, Mantis is an empath who serves the powerful celestial being known as Ego, the Living Planet. She is tasked with calming Ego’s mind and helping him rest. Mantis eventually becomes a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy after forming a bond with the team.

Mantis’s empathic abilities allow her to sense the emotions of others, which she uses to support and understand her teammates. She is a sweet and innocent character, often providing comic relief with her quirky interactions and misunderstandings of social cues.

In “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), Mantis plays a vital role in the battle against the formidable villain Thanos. Her empathic powers contribute to the heroes’ efforts to subdue Thanos during the epic confrontations.

Mantis’s inclusion in the MCU expands the cosmic side of the universe and brings a unique and endearing character to the Guardians of the Galaxy. Her empathic abilities add a distinctive element to the team dynamics, emphasizing the importance of empathy and understanding in the face of cosmic threats.

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  • Marvel Releases New Poster and Trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, November 29, 2017
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Blu-Ray Coming Soon!, July 10, 2017
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Strong at the Box Office, May 21, 2017
  • ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Tops $1 Billion!, May 24, 2016
  • Captain America: Civil War Has Strong First Weekend, May 9, 2016