17

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, there is a lot of talk about how Yondu broke the Ravager code.

What code did he break?

  • 6
    Ravagers don't kidnap/sell children. Yondu did. – DaaaahWhoosh May 7 '17 at 0:24
  • Unfortunately I don't have the movie or a script to write a proper answer, but my memory is that he broke the code when he agreed to bring Ego children from various worlds. – Ixrec May 7 '17 at 0:24
  • 6
    The Ravager code. – Paul D. Waite May 7 '17 at 13:42
  • 8
    Try git blame | grep yondu? – rickster May 7 '17 at 21:22
41

He abducted kids.

We hear this "code" explained at least twice in the movie.

First, Stakar (the Ravager leader) yells it at Yondu, telling him that, for all the crimes that Ravagers commit, "we don't deal in kids!". We know that Yondu kidnapped Peter from his family at the request of Peter’s father — it appears that the Ravagers have a rule against taking this kind of job. By taking a job involving a child, Yondu broke the code.

We later learn that Yondu's crime was much worse than this. He actually abducted

dozens of Ego's children for Ego,

for which he was paid a lot of money to convince him to violate the code so blatantly. He only stopped when he picked up Peter and decided not to return him to his father as demanded. In Guardians of the Galaxy we learn that Yondu broke his contract with Peter's father and instead raised him as a Ravager; in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 we finally learn the real reason why. Unfortunately, by then it was already too late, he had been exiled.

  • 2
    Interestingly, the Ravager code stresses kids which indicates to me that they don't have a problem with abduction/transport of adults for illegal purposes. In short, the Ravagers seem like they'd be fine with transporting slaves, but not child slaves. It's a fine line, but Yondu crosses it when he abducts children. – Jeff May 8 '17 at 15:29
  • 1
    Also, it's hard to draw the line between bounty hunting (which everyone seems to be into) and transportation for slavery, so drawing the line at kids seems like a reasonable place (in universe). – Quasi_Stomach May 16 '17 at 17:35

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.