Ballista Grim was a member of the Butcher Squadron, a team of killers that worked for Thanos to carry out acts of wanton murder and death. One job she carried out was to wipe out the pacifistic Dorcaernir people and later complained that the job was too easy. After that, she and Butcher Squadron were ordered to attack the planet of Zen-Whoberi to prevent the planet from being taken over by the Universal Church of Truth.[1]

When Thanos took interest in a young Zen-Whoberi named Gamora, fellow Butcher Squadron member Ebony Maw allowed her to escape. When Thanos questioned the Squadron on who allowed Gamora to escape, Ballista and the Squadron refused to talk. To keep the Squadron in line, Thanos killed its member Infesti Macera.[2]

After Thanos ordered his crew to led a valueless attack on the planet of Sakaar, the Butcher Squadron began to question Thanos' leadership and felt that Gamora was distracting him. Squadron members the Blood Brothers and three pilots were encouraged by the Squadron to hold Gamora for ransom. However, Gamora fought back and defeated her kidnappers. Ballista and the Squadron feigned loyalty toward Thanos and were ordered to take one of the Blood Brothers to the brig.[3]

While taking away the Blood Brothers away, Ballista and the Squadron discussed turning on Thanos, Gamora threatened to tell Thanos about their betrayal. Squadron member Proxima Midnight decided to kill Gamora as she was tried of her, and Ballista agreed with her. This led to a full-scale mutiny. Ballista and the Squadron were forced to aid Thanos so against the mutiny so he didn't kill them. Thanos, however, abruptly left the Sanctuary to deal with his arch-nemesis, the Magus.[4]

With Thanos gone, the Butcher Squadron decided to kill Gamora. However, Gamora was able to get to a ship. Ballista attempted to get Gamora out of the ship, but Gamora took off with Ballista, leading to her death out in the depths of space.[5]


Presumably skilled in assassination, also appeared to be skilled with weapons[1]


Energy rifle

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