‘Fast X’: Who Is Gisele and How Did She Survive? Meet Gal Gadot’s Character

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As an enemy from the past destroys Dom’s family in Fast X, an angel comes back from the dead in Gisel Yashar (Gal Gadot) with a whole submarine to save Letty and Cipher. While her return is baffling, it is fair to say that it is not an impossible resurrection in Fast & Furious. After all, Owen Shaw and Han Lue survived way more catastrophic incidents than Gisele. Fans still wonder how she survived her fall and where she has been hiding for the last decade.

Gisele was presumed dead after sacrificing her life in Fast & Furious 6 by letting go of Han to shoot one of Owen Shaw’s henchmen and seemingly falling to her death. Since she showed up in Antarctica because of Cipher, Mr. Nobody was likely involved in saving her. Some people also think that she may have been saved by Oteon, just like Owen Shaw, which would make her return a lot more interesting.

How Gisele survived is not as big a question as compared to her reason for staying away from Han for a decade, though. Showing up when Dante seems to have taken out the rest of Dom’s family is still Gisele’s most angelic appearance in the franchise. While the submarine will make a great place to start rebuilding for Dom’s remaining family in Fast 11, it is important to understand why Gisele decided to show up now, so let’s look into it.

Who is Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious?

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“The fingerprint is for Campos, the phone number is for me,” Gisele told Dominic Toretto during her introduction to the franchise in 2009’s Fast & Furious.

She worked for the Mexican drug lord Arturo “Campos” Braga before being saved by Dom when the team intercepted and killed the drug dealer.

Her first involvement with Dom’s family was in Fast Five when she was revealed to be an ex-Mossad agent who was likely working undercover with Braga.

Dom rebuffed her romantic advances, but she eventually found love in Han Lue, with whom they worked together for the bigger part of Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6.

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Her romance with Han continues in Fast $Furious 6 as the two are revealed to have retired to Hong Kong after the mission.

However, Gisele was revealed to have been close to Dom’s team even before they met her because deleted scenes from Fast & Furious 7 revealed that she saved Letty.

She was also revealed to have worked with Mr. Nobody in a flashback in Fast 9 before joining Dom’s team and before Mr. Nobody became the team’s CIA handler.

The Israeli actress Gal Gadot, also famous for playing Wonder Woman, portrays the character. Gadot performed her own stunts when playing Gisele in Fast & Furious.

What happened to Gisele In Fast & Furious 6?

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Fast Five ended with a successful mission, after which Gisele and Han happily sped off after agreeing to settle together in Tokyo.

Fast & Furious 6 introduced the happy couple living in Hong Kong before Dominic hired them to join the team against Owen Shaw.

Han Lue and Gisele make a great team throughout the movie until the very end, when they try to stop Shaw from escaping in a large cargo plane with his lethal weapon called Nightshade.

After tethering their car to the plane, Gisele and Han are attacked by one of Shaw’s henchmen, whom Gisele fights off successfully at first.

However, Gisele slips, but, while Han catches her before she falls, the undead henchman comes up behind Han, so to prevent him from killing both of them, Gisele lets go of Han to draw her pistol mid-air and shoots the henchman.

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Although she manages to disable the henchman, Gisele falls into the darkness, seemingly to her death.

However, her dead body was never recovered in the movie, nor in the subsequent installments of the franchise.

Fast & Furious 7 had a scene in which Gisele was shown to have saved Letty after the explosion that left her in a coma, leading to her being presumed dead, but the scenes were deleted.

Gisele was also revealed to have worked with Mr. Nobody for the CIA in Fast 9, leading to Mr. Nobody’s trust in Han, but she was not seen alive in the franchise again until her short cameo towards the end of Fast X.

How did Gisele survive?

Gal Gadon as Gisele in a Submarine in Fast X

The franchise hasn’t given the details of how Gisele survived her seemingly-fatal fall in Fast & Furious 6, but many theories could explain her being alive.

The most practical theory involves Gisele being saved by Mr. Nobody, who also saved Han after he was presumed dead in an explosion.

Gisele worked with Mr. Nobody before and was actually her connection to the CIA before she left and chose to live with Han.

Mr, Nobody was likely following Shaw in Fast & Furious 6 because Nightshade was a global threat of interest to the agency.

In Fast X, Mr. Nobody’s daughter Tess is the one who started Letty’s rescue plan and, therefore, the only other person apart from Cipher that could have told Gisele where to find the CIA black site in Antarctica.

Her relationship with Cipher is the most complicated part of her return because Cipher and Dom were enemies when Gisele was presumed dead.

However, at the beginning of Fast X, Cipher tells Dom that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” which could have been referring to her partnership with Mr. Nobody against Dante.

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If Mr. Nobody has been following Dante’s onslaught on Dom and his friends all that time, then Gisele’s return when they needed her the most can be understood.

She will still have a lot of explaining to do, especially to Han, who has just decided to move on and even created a new dating profile.

There is still the lingering question of why Dom never went back to that runway to look for her body, though, so it is still possible that Dom already knew she didn’t die and chose to hide it from Han.

Whatever happened in the ten years after her fall from the car will be explained better in Fast 11, which will likely be released in 2025.

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