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Adam Warlock, in his pursuit of Rocket, rips off Groot's head to stop Groot from preventing him. Meanwhile, Kraglin, who is hiding, uses his power to throw a Yaka Arrow at Adam Warlock:

Adam Warlock: Who threw this thing at me? Baby.

Who is "Baby" here?

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    The person who threw the thing (it's not a term of endearment). Seriously, had you thought of joining our English Language Learners site, you may find it very useful. Commented May 7 at 10:02
  • @JiminyCricket. This question better suited here than there. See this
    – Samoe P
    Commented May 7 at 10:38
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    "Acceptable to ask here" - yes. "Better suited here" - not really...
    – fez
    Commented May 7 at 10:52
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    @SamoeP: this one isn't, because there's nothing specific about sci-fi or fantasy in the phrase in question. (Although I understand it can be difficult to make that call while you're still learning the language.) Commented May 7 at 10:53
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    @SamoeP I'm happy for it to be here, my comment wasn't to suggest otherwise. I seriously think the OP would benefit from membership on English Language Learners, as I've suggested to them on a couple of previous occasions. Commented May 7 at 11:51

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In this context Adam is expressing frustration at being 'pinged' by the Yaka Arrow. He doesn't seem to realise that it's supposed to be a deadly weapon since his skin is near-impervious. It's just an annoyance to him.

He's asking who was childish enough to throw a pointy stick. When they don't immediately reveal themselves (so he can kill them) he insults them, sotto voce, calling them a baby;

an adult who behaves like a child; an immature, helpless, or fearful person

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