In Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, a series of events at the end of the movie seem odd and, when taken together over several viewings, make it seem that.
Yondu might have taken Rocket's body instead of dying.
Here are the events:
Rocket re-assembles Yondu's arrow skillfully enough that another character is able to control the arrow.
During Yondu's funeral, Rocket gets very emotional and tells Peter that ".... Even though he said mean things to me and stole batteries he didn't need.". (This seems to be a reference to Rocket steeling batteries earlier in the movie.
Peter responds by.
Doing a double take and then saying " Well, of course not".
- The very last frames of the movie before the credits are of
Rocket crying while watching the colorful show of Yondu's funeral.
Also note that.
Rocket is cybernetically engineered, and that Yondu's experience controlling the arrow might make it easy for Yondu to control an engineered body.
Is there precedent for Yondu steeling Rocket's body? And have the makers of the movie commented on this?
I noticed these things the first time I saw the movie, but I waited to post it as a question until after I had the chance to watch the movie closely a few more times. This subplot element was placed so dryly that Peter's confused expression can pass by as an unexplained anomaly. I am adding the Marvel tag in case the comics shed light on this.