Mantis (Marvel Comics)

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Cosplayer as Mantis.

Mantis is a fictional character and superheroine from the Marvel Comics universe. She is also known as the Celestial Madonna. The real name of the character is Brandt. Mantis has been a in the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers comics.

Mantis has been a member of the Avengers, the Knowhere Corps and the Guardians of the Galaxy. She usually refers to herself as this one. The character is a human-mutate due to being a Kree experiment.

She was created by Steve Englehart. The character first appeared in Avengers #112 in June 1973.

Marvel Cinematic Universe[change | change source]

Klementieff in 2017

Mantis is played by French actress Pom Klementieff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She is in the movies Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023). In the MCU, the character is a daughter of Ego and a half sister to Peter Quill, Star-Lord.