★ Thanos & Gamora
"As things went along though, it turns out that Thanos would have been much more loyal to Gamora than just about anybody else in the universe. She was basically his daughter - some other writers have given Thanos kids down the line but in love with Death as he was, the last thing he would have done was to have got progeny anywhere along the line, naturally. But I think there would have been a part of him that would have been… tender to somebody." — Jim Starlin, The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection: Gamora, Eaglemoss Publications Ltd., 2012.