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Now we obviously knew that he read it before, since she mentioned the word "Star-Lord" in it, Given Peter's (still secret) parentage, it's likely that "Star-Lord" was her nickname for Peter while he was growing up. As for why he never opened the gift, this is never 100% explained within the movie or any bonus materials (that I'm aware of as of yet), but it ...


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Because the prisoners were calling Gamora a "green whore" when she first entered the prison yard, and Drax is incredibly literal. He has no clue they were using it as an insult; he thinks that's what she actually was. The problem is if you weren't really listening it was easy to miss,there was a lot going on in that scene. When Drax says it again later in ...


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In the MCU No idea. We don't have any info on Groot's species, other than that he's a "Humanoid Plant Inhabitant" from the planet Taluhnia. We can't say that Groot is representative of his species until we encounter another one. In the comics All Flora Colossi sound like they're saying "I am Groot" to an English-Speaking human because of their stiff ...


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According to this article, James Gunn updated his Facebook status shortly after the release of the film specifically to deal with fans nitpicking at the logic of the longevity of the Walkman and tapes in Guardians of the Galaxy. He says; MORE IMPORTANTLY, I'm getting a lot of questions about the AA batteries in Quill's Walkman, and how Quill's Walkman ...


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In-universe No explanation is given for this discrepancy. Given that Thanos is in possession of the Space and Mind stones (granting him what essentially amounts to near-omniscience) and given that he's a pretty honourable guy (in his own twisted way) it seems unlikely that he's lying to Gamora. That being said, it seems more likely that the Nova Corp's ...


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On her deathbed, Meredith tells Peter, "You're so like your daddy. You even look like him. And he was an angel. Composed out of pure light." Meredith's nickname for Peter is "My little Star-Lord," which Peter later takes as his code name. When Ego shows her his space seedling thing behind the Dairy Queen, Ego says that soon it will be all across the universe....


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Because Rocket and Groot have spent a long time together. As shown in the film, Groot doesn't just say "I am Groot" in a completely dead voice; there's a lot of emotion and expression behind it. You're probably already able to pick out particularly strong emotions: for example, if he's feeling happy, or sad. What marks Rocket apart is that he can pick up ...


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According to Marvel, his species is simply "Groot" within the main Earth-616 comics continuity. Interestingly, until recently, Marvel's site listed him as a Flora Colossus In either case, he is one of many of his species, and not unique. Marvel Wikia explains the Flora Colosssus The Flora colossus are tree like beings from Planet X the capital of the ...


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Based on the article below, James Gunn admitted that the movie Guardians of the Galaxy is set in the Andromeda Galaxy On Wednesday, director James Gunn tweeted in response to fan questions regarding the locations in Guardians of the Galaxy and the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. At first, some misunderstood him, concluding that the Guardians ...


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Because it's the last gift he's ever going to get from her, and to open it up is akin to accepting that and saying goodbye. He can only open it for the first time once. During the course of the film, he makes new friends and goes through things that make the Universe seem more important. One might say that Quill grows up during the course of Guardians. To ...


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No. As suggested by Thaddeus, and confirmed by the director James Gunn, there’s a universal translator that bridges the language barrier: How does everyone speak English? They don’t. In the mug shot sequence, you'll see that Quill has a translator in his neck. — James Gunn on Facebook (4 August 2014) I didn’t spot it, but apparently it’s there....


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The following movies and TV shows are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth 19999). They share a common timeline. Iron Man (1,2,3) Captain America (The First Avenger, Winter Soldier, Civil War) Thor (1, The Dark World, Ragnarok) The Avengers (1, Age of Ultron, Infinity War Part 1, Infinity War Part 2) Guardians of the Galaxy (1,2) Ant-Man The ...


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The pedigree of the Celestials overall is very rare. Few have been named and even fewer have been named and killed in the Marvel Universe. No known Celestial has been identified as the head used in Knowhere. However, there were once billions of Celestials in the universe and due to a conflict with another early developing race called the Aspirants and the ...


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You'll find different iterations of the same interpretation around the web, but the one I liked best was actually (somewhat surprisingly) from the Mennonite World Review: "Groot no longer sees himself as an individual. The lives of his friends are now enfolded into his own. The well-being of each of them is not only equivalent to but above his own ...


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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Earth-19999, Yondu Udonta uses a sidearm called the Yaka Arrow. Partially cybernetically controlled, partially guided by a series of whistles. A formidable weapon, it's able to alter its speed and direction, and capable of dispatching a dozen foes in a matter of seconds. While the weapon bears the same name as the Earth-691 ...


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The Marvel wikia names him as Eson the Searcher, one of the Celestials. Guardians Director James Gunn confirmed his identity in this interview: “Maybe at some point, yeah,” he replied. “I mean, I love that guy (Eson the Searcher) that we see in the Collector’s lab. I love that character. I think he’s really cool. The visual effects artists did a ...


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OK, enough with the comments, let's forge an answer. ;-) Quill's nature and equipment left aside, the vacuum of space is not as immediately lethal as you might expect. You will not "explode". However, you will experience (severe) swelling. You will not be shock-frosted, like you would when diving into a pool of liquid nitrogen. The vacuum itself acts as an ...


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In the Marvel Comics, commerce between the species is supported by universal translator common to the more advanced races. I suspect the MCU is utilizing the same technology without mentioning it. In the comics, Starlord is fitted with a universal translator implant so he is able to speak with and understand known alien languages. Video Clip from ...


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Through the course of the movie, there is no officially recognized group called "The Guardians of the Galaxy". The ragtag group of convicts band together for similar purposes, but do not have a collective name or official membership. Ronan is actually the first one to label them with a name other than "losers" or "a bunch of a-holes". Ronan: Behold! ...


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His species is a Flora colossus, though the name is never used within the movie. In the comics, he's from Planet X (indeed, he's the monarch of that planet.) In the movie, his origin has been changed to being from a planet called Taluhnia: Either way, the implication is that he comes from a planet of creatures of the same species, so no, he's not unique.


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Apparently Groot used to speak quite a bit. There are conflicting explanations of why Groot's speech deteriorated, so it's probably just different writers interpretations of the character. The "official" explanation (quoted from Wikipedia) is: The mature form of Groot's species is robust and heavyweight, which causes the organs of acoustic generation to ...


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Groot - Marvel Cinematic Universe; Earth-199999 If Groot could speak intelligently he would tell you Groot is no mere wood! The citizens of Planet X, where Groot came from were an advanced starfaring species complete with scientists and a curiosity about life in the Universe. In Guardians of the Galaxy we are never told what happened to the citizens of ...


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I thought it was the Collector. Two reasons why: The jump cut between Yondu pressing his dart to the Broker’s throat, trying to find out who his buyer was, and then straight to the Collector in Knowhere. We see the Broker is still alive when the action returns to Xandar, so he must have given a satisfactory answer. It could be misdirection, but that’s how ...


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TL;DR: No, Groot's memories did not survive. This is because the Groot of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 is not the same Groot as the one in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1. In July 2016, producer Kevin Feige previously said that Groot would retain his memories He remembers. He’s not mentally a baby, he is still Groot… I sort of equate it to Spock ...


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There was a deleted scene that addresses this within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. David Bautista explains in an interview with Zap2It, but specifically skirts the question itself. Some of that background was explained in a scene that never made the final cut of the film. Drax has some elaborate tattoos in the movie, but the story never touches on them. ...


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When young Peter Quill is abducted from Earth, he is wearing not only the cassette player but also a backpack. Although we never see the contents of the backpack, it is safe to assume that the troll doll and other objects were located in the backpack. Most boys his age in 1988 would have also had a couple of slap-straps in there and at least one Transformer ...


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Drax's "rap sheet" indicates that he was imprisoned for 22 counts of murder and a further 5 counts of Grievous Bodily Harm, presumably while searching for those responsible for his family's murder.


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The weapon is known as a Yaka Arrow. You can see it here in the original serial Marvel Superheroes #18 (1968) along with an explanation of its workings. and the Marvel Wikia offers the following overview: The Yaka Arrow was created on planet Centauri-IV by the native race the Centaurians. The Yaka element is a rare element only found on their ...


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Director James Gunn has stated several times, and directly on Twitter, that the events in the Guardians movies take place in the Andromeda galaxy. Here's Gunn responding to the question asked in a April 2016 tweet: @CryHavoc01: @JamesGunn @MAldinnur so The Galaxy they're Guarding isn't the Milky Way? Is it a specific Galaxy? @JamesGunn: Andromeda. ...


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How long Rocket would live if he were not serving as a heavy-weapons specialist in a trouble-seeking band of "Space Avengers" living in a hostile universe is unknown but likely to be shorter than it would be if he were "Rocket Raccoon, Scholarly Librarian." Despite his appearance and resemblance to a Terran raccoon, Rocket is a distinctly different and ...


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