At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we see that the villain still has the injuries inflicted on them (presumably) many years prior.

Given all of the wealth and technology at their disposal, why did they never heal themselves? It seems to be something easier than most of what they have done already in the movie.

  • Obviously, if they could, they would have. So clearly they couldn't.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Aug 13, 2023 at 13:15
  • @Paulie_D - There are many things I could do. The fact that I haven't doesn't mean that I can't. And the question why I haven't (yet) is pretty legit
    – Valorum
    Commented Aug 13, 2023 at 13:15
  • The villain didn't seem to even attempt to do things that we can do today, despite possessing the technology to create living planets. Commented Aug 13, 2023 at 13:19
  • @Paulie_D, I'm wondering if this is an easter egg, or a callback to the comics. They did very much resemble another Marvel villain during the reveal. It may have some relevance to the story that I'm not aware of. Commented Aug 13, 2023 at 13:45
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    @Paulie_D, the question wasn't what did\didn't he do it was why. Commented Aug 13, 2023 at 15:37

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The same question could be asked of Nebula, once she was freed of Thanos influence, as all those cybernetics implant were a reminder of Thanos influence and torture.

So we can assume that 'magical regrowth' does not exists in the MCU, at least not to a level that would make keeping cybernetic/mechanical prostheses redundant.

Next, from what I understand, the High Evolutionary seeks perfection in all things. And as a strong narcissist, he extend this perfection to his body and competences.

Not only is nobody else but him "good enough" to operate on him (which makes working on your face a tad complicated), but no other material than his own original body is good enough.

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    Is this supported by any in universe dialog in the movie, or other canonical media, or covered in scripts or source mmterial. Commented Aug 21, 2023 at 18:58

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