History Film / GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

13th Feb '17 5:52:28 PM StFan
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* VillainBall: Ronan could have achieved his goals easily if he tried a more subtle approach like just taking a nondescript shuttle to Xandar and using the Infinity Stone without drawing attention to himself. Instead he had to make a big production of it by having his easily recognized flagship fly to Xandar and giving an [[EvilGloating archetypal monologue]] about what he's going to do before actually doing it, which gave the Guardians and the Nova Corps the opportunity to fight back.
** And later, when all Ronan has to do to win is ''touch the ground'', he pauses to gloat ''more''. He even keeps Rocket alive to hear it. This gives Rocket enough time to [[spoiler:reassemble his gun and shoot the Infinity Gem out of Ronan's grip]].
* VisualPun: When Yondu [[spoiler:opens the orb Peter gave him, he finds a Troll Doll instead of the Infinity Stone. He's "trolling" Yondu]].

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* VillainBall: Ronan could have achieved his goals easily if he tried a more subtle approach like just taking a nondescript shuttle to Xandar and using the Infinity Stone without drawing attention to himself. Instead he had to make a big production of it by having his easily recognized flagship fly to Xandar and giving an [[EvilGloating archetypal monologue]] about what he's going to do before actually doing it, which gave the Guardians and the Nova Corps the opportunity to fight back.
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back. And later, when all Ronan has to do to win is ''touch the ground'', he pauses to gloat ''more''. He even keeps Rocket alive to hear it. This gives Rocket enough time to [[spoiler:reassemble his gun and shoot the Infinity Gem out of Ronan's grip]].
* VisualPun: When Yondu [[spoiler:opens the orb Peter gave him, he finds a Troll Doll instead of the Infinity Stone. He's Peter is "trolling" Yondu]].
13th Feb '17 2:37:35 PM HiddenWindshield
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* BagOfKidnapping: Rocket attempts to have Groot puts Star-Lord in a bag. Groot mistakenly goes after Gamora. By the time Groot gets it right, the lot of them have been captured by the Nova Corps.

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* BagOfKidnapping: Rocket attempts to have Groot puts put Star-Lord in a bag. Groot mistakenly goes after Gamora. By the time Groot gets it right, the lot of them have been captured by the Nova Corps.
23rd Jan '17 1:38:12 PM DaveKorhal
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** And later, when all Ronan has to do to win is ''touch the ground'', he pauses to gloat ''more''. He even keeps Rocket alive to hear it. This gives Rocket enough time to [[spoiler:reassemble his gun and shoot the Infinity Gem out of Ronan's grip]].
9th Jan '17 7:36:31 PM LBHills
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* MoreDakka: If this attitude were a religion, Rocket would be its high priest and his sermons would go something like this "thou shalt grab guns bigger than thyself and spew as many bullets in as many directions and into as many of thine foes as thy can".

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* MoreDakka: If this attitude were a religion, Rocket would be its high priest and his sermons would go something like this "thou shalt grab guns bigger than thyself and spew as many bullets in as many directions and into as many of thine foes as thy can". priest.
5th Jan '17 1:55:06 PM StFan
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* AdaptationOriginConnection: In the comics, the death of Drax's family was an atrocity committed by Thanos: the film makes Ronan directly responsible and relegates Thanos to TheChessmaster behind the crime. By the end of the film, Drax has decided that he won't be really satisfied until the BiggerBad is dead too.

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* AdaptationOriginConnection: In the comics, the death of Drax's family was an atrocity committed by Thanos: the film makes Ronan directly responsible and relegates Thanos to TheChessmaster behind the crime. By the end of the film, Drax has decided that he won't be really satisfied until the BiggerBad GreaterScopeVillain is dead too.



* AirborneAircraftCarrier: The Ravagers have at least two carriers to resupply their raider craft, while Ronan's ''Dark Aster'' is the launching platform for hundreds of Necrocraft.

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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: AirborneAircraftCarrier:
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The Ravagers have at least two carriers to resupply their raider craft, while ships.
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Ronan's ''Dark Aster'' is the launching platform for hundreds of Necrocraft.Necrocraft fighters.



* SuicideAttack: Ronan orders his Necrocraft to dive-bomb Xandar during the fight. They manage to do quite a bit of damage until Rocket and the Ravagers start blasting them out of the sky before they could land.

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* SuicideAttack: Ronan orders his Necrocraft fighters to dive-bomb Xandar during the fight. They manage to do quite a bit of damage until Rocket and the Ravagers start blasting them out of the sky before they could can land.



* WeHaveReserves: When Ronan sends off his necrocraft pilots to [[SuicideAttack dive-bomb]] Yandar.

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* WeHaveReserves: When Ronan sends off his necrocraft Necrocraft pilots to [[SuicideAttack dive-bomb]] Yandar.
5th Jan '17 11:09:40 AM LBHills
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-->'''Groot:''' ''[in a reasoning tone]'' I ''am'' Groot.\\

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-->'''Groot:''' ''[in a reasoning diplomatic tone]'' I ''am'' Groot.\\



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Arrow, in this case -- when faced with twenty-odd enemies, Yondu controls it by whistling and starts slaughtering them. Said weapon [[OneHitPolyKill passes through each body]], and [[ArmorIsUseless an armored vehicle]], without slowing whatsoever.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Arrow, in this case -- when faced with twenty-odd enemies, Yondu controls it by whistling and starts slaughtering them. Said The weapon [[OneHitPolyKill passes through each body]], and [[ArmorIsUseless an armored vehicle]], without slowing whatsoever.



* ActuallyPrettyFunny: After a whole movie of chasing Peter determined to get the orb he stole, Yondu can't help but grin when [[spoiler:he receives what he thought was the orb holding the Stone, but turns out to just have a Troll doll inside. It helps that the movie establishes Yondu utterly loves quirky little figurines]].

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: After a whole movie of chasing Peter determined to get the orb he stole, Yondu can't help but grin when [[spoiler:he receives what he thought was the orb holding the Stone, but turns out to just have a Troll doll inside. It helps that the The movie establishes that Yondu utterly loves quirky little figurines]].



** While Ronan the Accuser has never been the nicest guy in the main Marvel comics 'verse, in his role as Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire he was a KnightTemplar. And after "ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}" he's [[FireForgedFriends on friendly terms with Star-Lord]]. Here he's a renegade who's [[spoiler:collecting the Infinity Stones for Thanos]] and is more than willing to commit genocide on the Xandarians. His [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=101428 actor compares]] him to UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden.
** Yondu is more of an AntiVillain since he does end up helping the team against Ronan and saved Quill's life as a boy, but he is still a thief and more than willing to kill anyone who double crosses him. On the original team, he was not only a heroic NobleSavage but transitioned into a WarriorMonk, believing himself to be the last of his kind and determined to keep his people's traditions alive.
* AdaptationalWimp: The Nova Corps: they were depicted as generic RedShirtArmy rather than a organization of FlyingBrick SpacePolice with power derived from Novaforce through their helmets.

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** While Ronan the Accuser has never been the nicest guy in the main Marvel comics 'verse, in his role as Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire he was a KnightTemplar. And after "ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}" he's [[FireForgedFriends on friendly terms with Star-Lord]]. Here he's a renegade who's [[spoiler:collecting the Infinity Stones for Thanos]] and is more than willing fanatically eager to commit genocide on the Xandarians. His [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=101428 actor compares]] him to UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden.
** Yondu is more of an AntiVillain since he does end up helping the team against Ronan and saved Quill's life as a boy, but he is still a thief and more than willing quick to kill anyone who double crosses him. On the original team, he was not only a heroic NobleSavage but transitioned into a WarriorMonk, believing himself to be the last of his kind and determined to keep his people's traditions alive.
* AdaptationalWimp: The Nova Corps: they were Corps are depicted as a generic RedShirtArmy rather than a an organization of FlyingBrick SpacePolice with power derived from Novaforce through their helmets.SpacePolice.



* AdaptationOriginConnection: Ties Ronan the Accuser with the origin story of Drax The Destroyer by having Ronan be a puppet of Thanos that killed Drax's family, so Drax switches targets to Thanos once Ronan is dead by film's end. In the comics, this atrocity was all Thanos' doing, and he was the sole target of Drax's obsession.

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* AdaptationOriginConnection: Ties Ronan the Accuser with the origin story of Drax The Destroyer by having Ronan be a puppet of Thanos that killed Drax's family, so Drax switches targets to Thanos once Ronan is dead by film's end. In the comics, this atrocity was all Thanos' doing, and he was the sole target death of Drax's obsession.family was an atrocity committed by Thanos: the film makes Ronan directly responsible and relegates Thanos to TheChessmaster behind the crime. By the end of the film, Drax has decided that he won't be really satisfied until the BiggerBad is dead too.



* AirborneAircraftCarrier:
** The Ravagers' main base appears to be a gigantic ship that has the hangar space to hold and launch several ships similar in size to the ''Milano''.
** Likewise, the ''Dark Aster'' works like this, only its hangars also rotate.

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* AirborneAircraftCarrier:
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AirborneAircraftCarrier: The Ravagers' main base appears Ravagers have at least two carriers to be a gigantic ship that has the hangar space to hold and launch several ships similar in size to the ''Milano''.
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resupply their raider craft, while Ronan's ''Dark Aster'' works like this, only its hangars also rotate.is the launching platform for hundreds of Necrocraft.



* AlmostKiss: Gamora and Quill. It's a textbook case in the actual movie. [[spoiler:Although instead of pulling away, or slapping him, she pulls a knife on him]].

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* AlmostKiss: Gamora and Quill. It's a textbook case in the actual movie. [[spoiler:Although Although instead of pulling away, or slapping him, she pulls a knife on him]].him.



* {{Angrish}}: Rocket is about to [[RefusalOfTheCall ditch the Infinity Stone and]] [[FunnyAnimal haul-tail]] to the other side of the universe, and so is none too happy when Groot decides to help Drax, forcing Rocket to either [[GotVolunteered risk his life playing hero]] or [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive abandon his one friend.]]

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* {{Angrish}}: Rocket is about eager to [[RefusalOfTheCall ditch the Infinity Stone and]] Stone]] and [[FunnyAnimal haul-tail]] haul tail]] to the other side of the universe, and so is none too happy when Groot decides to help Drax, forcing Rocket to either [[GotVolunteered risk his life playing hero]] or [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive abandon his one friend.]]



-->'''Quill:''' That's a fake laugh.\\
'''Rocket:''' It's real!\\
'''Quill:''' Totally fake!\\
'''Rocket:''' That is the most real, authentic, hysterical laugh of my entire life, because that is not a plan!

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-->'''Quill:''' That's a fake laugh.\\
'''Rocket:''' It's real!\\
'''Quill:''' Totally fake!\\
'''Rocket:'''
-->'''Rocket:''' That is the most real, authentic, hysterical laugh of my entire life, because that is not a plan!



-->'''Star-Lord:''' So here we are. A thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac.



* ArcWelding: Despite being a BreatherEpisode that doesn't even mention any of the other [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU Films]], this movie does an amazing amount of WorldBuilding by introducing [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Celestials]] and giving the {{MacGuffin}}s from previous movies more back story. We are given more info on Thanos who had only been shown in the stinger for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', and was implied to be the backer behind Loki. The Yggdrasil tree's nebula that connects the Nine Realms can also be seen in many shots of space. All together this makes the movie one of the more important ones for the overall MCU story line. Lady Sif and Volstagg also delivered [[spoiler:the Aether]] to the Collector at the end on ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', showing that Asgardians travel to this part of the universe. This continues after the fact with Thor showing some general knowledge of the events of the film in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' though everyone else on Earth remains largely clueless.

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* ArcWelding: Despite being a BreatherEpisode that doesn't even mention any of the other [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU Films]], this movie does an amazing amount of WorldBuilding by introducing [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Celestials]] and giving the {{MacGuffin}}s from previous movies more back story. We are given more info on Thanos who had only been shown in the stinger for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', and was implied to be the backer behind Loki. The Yggdrasil tree's nebula that connects the Nine Realms can also be seen in many shots of space. All together this makes the movie one of the more important ones for the overall MCU story line. Lady Sif and Volstagg also delivered [[spoiler:the Aether]] to the Collector at the end on ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', showing that Asgardians travel to this part of the universe. This continues after the fact fact, with Thor showing some general knowledge of the events of the film in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' though everyone else on Earth remains largely clueless.



* ArtifactOfDoom: The Infinity Stone; emphasis on "doom" here because it can ruin a planet on contact with the ground.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Infinity Stone; emphasis on "doom" here because it can ruin depopulate a planet on contact with the ground.



** Drax, the only member of the crew not included in the line-up where the Nova Corps reads off their rap sheets, introduces himself this way, asking the prisoners about to kill Gamora if they know his name and why they call him "the Destroyer." He does this to point out he has a direct beef with Ronan so therefore ''he'' should be the one who kills Gamora.
** At the end, Yondu's right hand adds a detail to his line to his boss that would be redundant in-universe, but works as an info-dump for the audience: "It's probably good we didn't [[spoiler:deliver him to his dad like we was hired to do]]."

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** Drax, the only member of the crew not included in the line-up where the Nova Corps reads off their rap sheets, introduces himself this way, asking the prisoners about to kill Gamora if they know his name and why they call him "the Destroyer." He does this to point out he has a direct beef with Ronan so therefore ''he'' should be the one who kills Gamora.
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** At the end, Yondu's right hand adds a detail to his line to his boss that would be redundant in-universe, but works as an info-dump for the audience: "It's probably good we didn't [[spoiler:deliver deliver him to his dad like we was hired to do]].do."



** Groot is the opposite: he looks imposing (and is extremely formidable), but regularly shows his [[GentleGiant gentle side]] (often to Rocket's frustration).

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** Groot is the opposite: he looks imposing (and when angered is extremely exceptionally formidable), but regularly shows his [[GentleGiant gentle side]] (often to Rocket's frustration).



* BadassFamily: Of the adoptive variety. Yondu is the leader of the Ravagers and has no problem taking down two dozen mooks with a just single arrow throw; Peter has obviously been trained by his adoptive father to use cunning, wits, and special gadgets in order to survive in a universe full of [[ImAHumanitarian human-eating aliens.]]
* BadassGrandpa: Yondu is old but he can still take down an entire platoon of mooks and a ship in what is essentially one attack while standing perfectly still with a whistle-controlled arrow.
* BadassLongcoat: Peter wears a classic example during the opening sequence, but swaps it in favor of a leather jacket. Yondu and many of the Ravagers wear them as well. In fact, this may be the best collection of Badass Long Coats since ''Film/{{Serenity}}''.

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* BadassFamily: Of the adoptive variety. Yondu is the leader of the Ravagers and has no problem taking down two dozen mooks with a just single arrow throw; remote-controlled arrow; Peter has obviously been trained by his adoptive father to use cunning, wits, and special gadgets in order to survive in a universe full of [[ImAHumanitarian human-eating aliens.]]
survive.
* BadassGrandpa: Yondu is old old, but he can still take down clearly TheDreaded - that's how you stay in charge of Ravagers. He wipes out an entire platoon of mooks and a ship in what is essentially one attack while standing perfectly still with a whistle-controlled arrow.
Sakaaran patrol when he's threatened.
* BadassLongcoat: Peter wears a classic example during the opening sequence, but swaps it later in favor of a leather jacket. Yondu and many of the Ravagers wear them as well. In fact, this may be the best collection of Badass Long Coats since ''Film/{{Serenity}}''.



** Peter's mother looks ''remarkably'' healthy for a woman on her deathbed after having undergone chemotherapy in the '80s (which essentially amounted to poisoning the patient and hoping that the cancer died before she did). She still looks pale, and hairless, so there's that.



** Rocket has a short fuse in many ways. However, if you have a particular desire to be shot in the head, you could refer to him as "vermin" or "rodent" or imply that he's a non-sentient animal or lesser being. Or worse, hurt Groot.

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** Rocket has a short fuse in many ways. However, if you have a particular desire to be shot in the head, you could refer to him as "vermin" or "rodent" or imply that he's a non-sentient animal or lesser being. Or worse, hurt Groot.being



* BigDamnHeroes: The Guardians and the Ravagers step up to protect Xandar before the Nova Corps can even gear up to face the threat. Rocket gets his own special moment protecting a mother and daughter [[spoiler:who are revealed to be Rhomann Dey's wife and child]].

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* BigDamnHeroes: The Guardians and the Ravagers step up to protect Xandar before the Nova Corps can even gear up to face the threat. Rocket gets his own special moment protecting a mother and daughter [[spoiler:who who are later revealed to be Rhomann Dey's wife and child]].child.



* TheBigGuy: You've got two in the team. Drax is already a pretty big man himself, but Groot is bigger and can grow in size like his comic counterpart.

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* TheBigGuy: You've got two in the team. Drax is already a pretty big man himself, would be the hulking brute on most teams, but Groot is bigger and can grow in size like his comic counterpart.



* BigGuyLittleGuy: Groot and Rocket, respectively. Groot is a giant (around ten feet tall or so) while Rocket is the size of a raccoon and quite small.

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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Groot and Rocket, respectively. Groot is a giant (around ten feet tall or so) while Rocket is the size of a raccoon stands about two and quite small.a half feet tall.



* BilingualDialogue: Rocket and Groot understand each other fine... even though Groot can only say "I am Groot."

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* BilingualDialogue: Rocket and Groot understand each other fine... even though well enough. Rocket acts as a sort of TranslatorBuddy: he'll mimic what Groot can only say "I am Groot."just said, and then retort.



'''Rocket:''' [[TranslatorBuddy So what? "It's better than eleven percent"?!]]
* BinarySuns: The Xandarian system has two main-sequence stars and a distant red dwarf star.

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'''Rocket:''' [[TranslatorBuddy So what? "It's better than eleven percent"?!]]
percent"?! What's that got to do with anything?!
* BinarySuns: Actually a trinary. The Xandarian system has two main-sequence stars and a distant red dwarf star.



** Rocket's back is hairless, scarred, and has strange cybernetic implants along his spine. Quill is pretty disturbed when he sees it. James Gunn goes into what Rocket went through in interviews. [[RequiredSecondaryPowers As a raccoon's skeleton lacks the proper structure for bipedal movement, whoever created Rocket ripped his sternum apart and extended it with cybernetic implants]].
** Nebula has extensive body modifications. [[spoiler:After Drax shoots her with a BFG, she collapses into a twisted mess but almost immediately gets back up with her body parts clicking back into place with the appropriately squicky sound effects]].
** Gamora has similar modifications as Nebula, being another "daughter of Thanos". The markings around her face are in fact ''bits of the cybernetics showing through''. Her modifications ''might'' be less extensive, since she lacks the more obvious cybernetics that are seen on Nebula's forearms, or that might just mean that Nebula lost her arms entirely at one point and had to get them replaced. This is confirmed in a comic book prologue to the movie, where it was shown that Nebula was forced to ''[[LifeOrLimbDecision saw off her own arm]]'' after being caught in a trap by Gamora during Thanos's training exercises.

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** Rocket's back is hairless, scarred, and has strange cybernetic implants along his spine. Quill is pretty disturbed when he sees it. James Gunn goes into what Rocket went through in interviews. interviews: [[RequiredSecondaryPowers As since a raccoon's skeleton lacks the proper structure for bipedal movement, whoever created Rocket ripped his sternum apart and extended it with cybernetic implants]].
** Nebula has extensive body modifications. [[spoiler:After Drax shoots her with a BFG, she collapses into a twisted mess but almost immediately gets back up with her body parts clicking grinding and smacking back into place with the appropriately squicky sound effects]].
place]].
** Gamora has similar modifications Gamora, as Nebula, being another "daughter of Thanos".Thanos", has similar modifications. The markings around her face are in fact ''bits of the cybernetics showing through''. Her modifications ''might'' be less extensive, since she lacks the more obvious cybernetics that are seen on Nebula's forearms, or that might just mean that Nebula lost her arms entirely at one point and had to get them replaced. This is confirmed in a comic book prologue to the movie, where it was shown that Nebula was forced to ''[[LifeOrLimbDecision saw off her own arm]]'' after being caught in a trap by Gamora during Thanos's training exercises.



** Quill is finally acknowledged as Star-Lord by Korath at the end.

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** Quill is An enemy finally acknowledged identifies Peter as Star-Lord by Korath at 'Star-Lord' during the end.climactic battle. Peter seems thrilled to have his identity validated in this way.



** While visiting the Broker on Xandar, Yondu examines some trinkets and imagines lining them up on his dashboard (and indeed, later we see the figures lined on the dashboard of his ship, and him recovering them when his ship crashes). At the end of the movie, what's his ultimate reward for deciding to help the heroes save the planet? [[spoiler:A Troll doll]]. He seems to genuinely enjoy it.

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** While visiting the Broker on Xandar, Yondu examines some trinkets and imagines lining them up on his dashboard (and indeed, later we see the figures lined on the dashboard of his ship, and him recovering them when his ship crashes). At After the end of the movie, what's his ultimate reward for deciding to Ravagers help the heroes save Xandar, his prize is not the planet? [[spoiler:A valuable (but insanely dangerous) Infinity Stone: the containment orb holds a Troll doll]].doll. He seems to genuinely enjoy it.
2nd Jan '17 9:13:44 AM DrSleep
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''Guardians of the Galaxy'' (retroactively referred to as ''Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1'') is the 2014 movie adaptation of the ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' comic series and the tenth film in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. It was directed by James Gunn of ''Film/{{Slither}}'' and ''Film/{{Super}}'' fame.

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''Guardians of the Galaxy'' (retroactively referred to as ''Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1'') is the 2014 movie adaptation of the ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' comic series and the tenth film in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. It was directed by James Gunn Creator/JamesGunn of ''Film/{{Slither}}'' and ''Film/{{Super}}'' fame.
12th Dec '16 4:51:48 PM eroock
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'''Character tropes go on to the [[Characters/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Characters Sheet]].'''
12th Dec '16 12:19:18 AM BattleMaster
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* FriendlyEnemy: Yondu is legitimately fond of Peter, but that doesn't stop him from putting a bounty on him or threatening him with death multiple times.

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* FriendlyEnemy: Yondu is legitimately fond of Peter, but that doesn't stop him from putting a bounty on him or threatening him with death multiple times. Given how quick he is to reverse his threats as soon as Peter comes up with a reason for the two of them to cooperate, it seems like he might just be making them because it's expected and he doesn't actually have any interest in carrying them out.
10th Dec '16 10:19:24 PM FordPrefect
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* OutrunTheFireball: When The Collector's [[CollapsingLair residence gets blown up]], Groot graps Rocket and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin outruns the fireball]].

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* OutrunTheFireball: When The Collector's [[CollapsingLair residence gets blown up]], Groot graps grabs Rocket and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin outruns the fireball]].hightails it outta there.
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