GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 MANTIS DISCUSSION
So Mantis was a character that was on the Avengers team in the comics. In the film, Mantis looks similar to her original comic book counterpart, but the character is more like the newer green version of the character who was a part of the Guardians team. But in the film, Mantis has the power to read and change emotions, which is what she did for the children of Ego. We learn that Mantis has been putting Ego to sleep while he regains his energy. In the film, Mantis knew what Ego has been doing, but she only acted now as she had help to go to, the Guardians. Regardless of her past, Mantis is a heroic, caring character, in the film she bought a lot of humor, which was fun to see.
We know that Mantis is going to be in Avengers Infinity War, she will most likely not have a huge role in the film, but I am guessing she will help fight Thanos with the Guardians and the Avengers, in both Infinity War and Avengers 4. I would like to see Mantis use her powers on the Hulk in Infinity War, that would be interesting. Past Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, Mantis will hopefully stay on the team, as we know the team will change, and I would like to see her stay on the team, but she could retire from being a Guardian and join the Avengers like she did in the comics. It would be so cool after Avengers 4 if some Avengers character joined the Guardians and some Guardians joined the Avengers. It would drastically change the lineup of both teams, without having to introduce new characters, and it would keep the adventures exciting and fresh.
In vol. 2 I liked seeing Mantis and Drax hang out, the humor they had was great, which is something I liked most about the character in the film. My favorite scene of her in the film was her introduction, Drax calling her ugly, but she was oblivious to his comment, and the first use of her powers with her calling out Star-lord wanting to get it off with Gamora.
Anyway, Pom Klemenfieff was great as Mantis, the character worked out well and is a great new member of the Guardians team. I can't wait to see the character go into the future of the MCU. Comment below your thoughts on the character of Mantis down in the comments below. As always thanks for reading, take care.