At the beginning of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 movie, the Guardians are under contract to protect the Sovereign race from some great-big-ugly alien monster thingy, pictured below and seen in the trailers:

Screen shot of movie clip from the *Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2*, with a giant alien creature with a large mouth and rows of long pointed teeth

The creature features the following features:

  • Huge
  • Toothy

  • A hide that's too thick to be pierced from the outside - Drax (Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2.)

  • Spews colourful fire-ball rays
  • Yellow interior
  • Appears from what seems to be another dimension
  • Feeds off of Sovereign "Harbulary Anulax batteries"

What is that alien creature?

Also, how and why can it travel through other dimensions?

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    “protect the Sovereign race from some great-big-ugly alien monster thingy” — I think they’re just there to stop it stealing their batteries, rather than protect the whole race. Commented May 2, 2017 at 7:41
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    @paul Yeah I was over-exaggerating, just like the Sovereign. Although Ayesha did mention something like "we couldn't risk the sacred lives of one of our own", or some such; so there was potential for real harm :)
    – Möoz
    Commented May 2, 2017 at 23:06
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    +1 for "colourful", at least some people know how to spell! Commented May 15, 2017 at 18:39
  • @NoOneIsHere Pfft. We in the US can spell just fine, thank you. It's just that we were one "u" short when naming our country, so we used that one.
    – Misha R
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 1:38

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An Abilisk 1

This new monster is an invention of the MCU and James Gunn. James Gunn originally released the concept art with the monster in the background without giving it a name, however after questions from a fan he confirmed that it is called an Abilisk.

Currently the only source I can provide as hard evidence is the new LEGO set: The Milano vs The Abilisk.

LEGO set

The Following clip from this Facebook video is where James Gunn first reveals the name of the "Big toothy inter-dimensional creature"

1 MCU wikia link.

  • When I search for "Abelisk", I get results for Final Fantasy XII. News articles about GotGV2 and the MCU wiki all refer to it as an "Abilisk" Commented May 2, 2017 at 9:18
  • @DisturbedNeo Ah ok, I was just going of the audio file, which I'll add in a second. Thakns!
    – Edlothiad
    Commented May 2, 2017 at 9:22
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    "Hey, James, what's that multi-dimensional alien being?" "It's, um, an <totally original name>, and it's a, um, multi-dimensional being." <- gee, that's deep. Also, that's not exactly what "multidimensional" means. Commented May 2, 2017 at 10:21
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    @Gallifreyan - Don't shoot the messenger, I'm just relaying what I found, which seems to be what the asker is looking for.
    – Edlothiad
    Commented May 2, 2017 at 10:22

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