When Ronan makes his spectacular and violent appearance on Guardians of the Galaxy, he comes out from a covered hole fill with some sort of liquid. He is in this liquid hole in the foetus position.

Knowing that this hole is completely fill and sealled shut:

  1. What is this liquid and how can he survive in that ? enter image description here

  2. To add a bit more, why does he get covered in sand before being clothed ? enter image description here

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    It's heavily implied to be the blood of dead Xandarians.
    – user1027
    Dec 27, 2014 at 5:55
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    And more importantly, why can’t I buy delicious fresh Ronanjuice in my local supermarket? Dec 27, 2014 at 9:11
  • @Keen Means, there's no upper limit of madness.
    – user931
    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:32
  • LOL delicious RonanJuice. Freshly squeezed i hope. :)
    – MrInfinity
    Jan 28, 2020 at 1:22
  • Evil-Preservation-Goo-3000ᵗᵐ.
    – Möoz
    Jan 28, 2020 at 2:26

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It is the blood of dead Xandarians, as is evident from the very next scene.

Ronan The Accuser kills a captive Xandarian on the platform, after which the blood is shown to flow back into the circular chamber from which Ronan had risen at the beginning.

Ronan slaying the Xandarian. The Xandarian blood drain.

  • i just look back at the scene and that is true :D thx... we even see Ronan on his knee and watching the blood entering that hole.. i had never realise that and the reason is simple... when the liquid slowly slip away there is none of it that sticks to Ronans body as (in my mind) blood is suppose to be thick and sticky. We even see that it looks like thick and sticky when it runs down the (hotel) after Ronan smash the Xandorian's head
    – Rocket
    Dec 28, 2014 at 6:29
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    Apparently alien blood doesn't coagulate. That must suck for paper cuts
    – user16696
    Dec 28, 2014 at 6:57
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    @cde - well it's as they say, smashed heads don't coagulate :P
    – Stark07
    Dec 28, 2014 at 7:20
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    The sand may be some sort of ritual, or it may simply be an alternative to towels. Some cultures used to use sand for drying purposes - after the sand soaked up the wetness, they wiped off the sand. Sounds gritty, but it's true.
    – Omegacron
    Dec 29, 2014 at 15:43

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