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->''"Earth Shall Overcome!"''

A Creator/MarvelComics [[SpaceOpera cosmic]] SuperTeam, has had two prominent incarnations as listed below starting with the original. If you're looking for the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' supporting characters, those are the Guardians of the ''Universe''.

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[[folder: The Classic Series]]

[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guardians_of_the_galaxy1_5551.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Marvel Cosmic Old School...]]

The Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared in ''Marvel Super-Heroes'' #18 (January, 1969), created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan. They are a science fiction comic series set in the future, the 31st Century. An alien race known as the Badoon have conquered Earth in the year 3007 A.D., leading to a telekinetic astronaut from the 20th Century (preserved by 1,000 years in suspended animation) to gather a team of heroes to free Earth. They eventually do, and go on to do other stuff.

The series ran in various Marvel Anthology books in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], with guest appearances in ComicBook/TheDefenders and ComicBook/TheAvengers in between anthology runs. The characters most notable appearance during these early years was in the Avengers, during the Korvac Saga.

The characters vanished into limbo during the 1980s, but were revived and given their own book in 1990. Originally written and drawn by Jim Valentino (with only one fill-in artist, Mark Texiera, for a single issue), Valentino revived the book with gratuitous continuity nods to existing Marvel characters: these included a new Phoenix, Wolverine's evil great-great-great-granddaughter Rancor and her army of evil mutants, a revived Church of the Universal Truth, "The Punisher" militia, Doctor Doom (whose brain was implanted into Wolverine's body), and Mephisto's daughter among other things. The series was popular, but ultimately around issue #28, Jim Valentino jumped ship to go found [[ImageComics Image Comics]] after the other founders made a surprise offer to let Valentino come with them.

The book was then turned over to Michael Gallagher, who resolved Valentino's various storylines before introducing a new opponent derived from elements of another 1970s sci-fi book (Kilraven) into the franchise, causing the Guardians to fight the last Martian, Ripjak. The series lasted for 62 issues (June, 1990-July, 1995). They haven't seen much use since that time.

Had its own spin-off mini-series: ''Galactic Guardians'', which featured a ''lot'' of future versions of Marvel characters, including: [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Phoenix IX]], [[Comicbook/GhostRider the Spirit of Vengeance]], Mainframe (the Vision) and Hollywood (Wonder Man).

This Team initially consisted of:
* Major Victory
* Charlie-27
* Martinex
* Yondu

Later additions:
* Starhawk
* Nikki
* Replica
* Aleta
* Talon
* Firelord
* Yellowjacket (Rita [=DeMara=])
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!!This Version Contains Examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Very popular in the future -- used by the women ''and'' some of the men.
* AlternateHistory: When they go back in time to team up with Comicbook/TheAvengers, they change Major Victory's history, making their future an alternate timeline. The Earth-616 version of Vance Astrovik goes on to become Justice of the NewWarriors.\\
\\
Incidentally, this makes him the only person [[TimeyWimeyBall to be an Avenger twice as two separate people]] rather than just having one person with multiple identities. They've even technically met in JLA vs. Avengers (although we don't see them talking to each other). [[FridgeLogic Although for some reason, they have slightly different powers and even different hair colors]].
* AnIcePerson: Martinex
* ArtificialLimbs: Yondu, [[spoiler:after Interface from [[ThePsychoRangers Force]] uses his power to transmute matter to turn Yondu's hand to gas. Yondu gets a [[SwissArmyWeapon replacement]], and still managed to remain an archer [[BadAss despite missing a hand.]] ]]
* AxCrazy: Yondu tends to go ax crazy at the drop of a hat.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Martinex may be made of crystal, but it turns out his ancestors were from Africa.
* CatGirl: Talon is a Cat Boy.
* ClingyCostume: In order to survive a thousand-year space journey, Vance Astro had to be vacuum sealed for his freshness.
* ExposedExtraterrestrials: Martinex is a crystalline transhuman from the planet Pluto. His body is composed entirely of crystal, and never wears clothes.
* FantasticRacism: Nikki believes ReptilesAreAbhorrent. This somehow extends to the disguised Skrull Replica before anyone suspects she might not be human.
* FieryRedhead: Nikki. Slight Aversion in that she's not quite a redhead so much that being from the planet Mercury, the pores on her head are exhaust ports for a high, constant body heat. The result? Actual constant fire that looks like hair.
* GroundhogDayLoop: Starhawk has a Groundhog Day Life.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Starhawk is the son of ComicBook/{{Quasar}} and [[AdamWarlock Her]], making him half human, half orange-skinned [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Being]].
* {{Heavyworlder}}: Charlie-27
* HumanPopsicle: Major Victory
* IJustKnew: Starhawk (Stakar, not Aleta): Starhawk's [[CatchPhrase Catch Phrase]] was 'Accept the word of One Who Knows.' What he would tell Martinex later is that Stakar was not a precognitive; he was fated to go back in time, and his disembodied consciousness [[GroundhogDayLoop inhabit his infant body to start all over again]].
* LastOfHisKind: The premise starts here; the [[LizardFolk Badoon]] have attacked, and the four originals are survivors of their worlds. [[spoiler:Yondu, from Centauri IV in the Alpha Centauri system, eventually discovers that a large number of his people survived and saves them from Galactus.]]
* LegacyCharacter: Major Victory for Captain America, amongst others.
* MassTeleportation
* NotBloodSiblings: Stakar and Aleta are a married couple with three kids. They're also adopted siblings.
* OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: Yondu, to Photon. Unfortunately, Photon's an atheist and Yondu is sworn to murder any of his kind who are. Although it was ''she'' who was trying to kill ''him''. [[spoiler:No one ended up killing anyone, although he caught her off-guard and badly hurt her at one point. (Valentino intended them to ''eventually'' get together, but it never panned out.)]]
* PlayingWithFire: Firelord, Martinex, and Nikki (Nikki, who was in a relationship with Charlie-27 at one point, and had to immerse herself in water to cool down enough so they could touch).
* PowerCopying: The Protege can permanently duplicate any powers and skills he sees, all the way up the CosmicEntity level. He's also [[GooGooGodlike a child]]. This quickly leads to AGodAmI.
* TheReptilians: The Badoon. Also, [[ScarilyCompetentTracker Scanner]] the [[PowerPack Snark]], from Force.
* SharingABody: Starhawk and Aleta, from their first appearance. They were [[NotBloodRelated adopted siblings]] who encountered a device that made them share the same physical space, so only one of them could manifest at a time. They made the most of by getting married. Everything seemed okay until Aleta started falling for Vance...
* SmartGuy: Martinex
* TimeyWimeyBall: Time is unchangeable, which is why Starhawk is stuck in his GroundhogDayLoop. Time travel also creates alternate timelines, such as when Vance Astro went back in time and prevented his younger self from going into space without erasing himself from existence.
* {{Transhuman}}: Martinex, Charlie-27, and Nikki are all from races of humans genetically modified to live on Pluto, Jupiter, and Mercury respectively.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Replica (a Skrull)

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[[folder: The 2008 Revival]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guardians_of_the_galaxy2_5460.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:...Marvel Cosmic New School]]

-->''"Feels like someone turned the symbolic homage up to eleven."''

Years after the original comic ended, a new version, set in the mainstream 616 universe and in the present time was created by Creator/DanAbnett and Andy Lanning out of the main characters from their two ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}'' [[BatFamilyCrossover miniseries events]]. In it, a few of the protagonists who helped solve the troubles of those series decide that the universe can't take another, and so organize a team to proactively go out and lay the beatdown on whatever troubles threaten to destroy everything.

The new version first appeared in ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' vol. 2 #1 (July, 2008). Their book lasted for 25 issues (July, 2008-June, 2010). Rocket Raccoon's prominent appearance in the promotional image for the 2012 MarvelNOW relaunch, as well as another promotional image featuring Nick Fury holding Star-Lord's file hinted that the Guardians may have a major appearance in the upcoming stories. This was later confirmed with the announcement of a upcoming new Guardians of the Galaxy series with Creator/BrianMichaelBendis writing and Steven [=McNiven=] on art which debuted in early 2013.

A version of the team appears the second season of the ''[[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes]]'' animated program, during an adaptation of the Korvac saga. The team also appeared in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'', which largely served to introduce the franchise to a younger audience in anticipation of the upcoming film. This line-up is also set to appear in a live-action ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' film, set within the MarvelCinematicUniverse.


The team line-up initially consisted of:
* Star Lord
* AdamWarlock
* Rocket Raccoon
* Gamora
* Drax the Destroyer
* [[{{Captain Mar-Vell}} Phyla-Vell]] (As ComicBook/{{Quasar}} then Martyr)

With Mantis providing a support role and Groot still recovering from Annihilation Conquest, though both would soon join the main line up. Also providing a support role was Cosmo, a telepathic former Russian Cosmonaut dog who ran security at Knowhere, the former head of a Celestial at the end of space and time. By the second issue, Major Victory, the same character from the original series, would join up, and would be followed later on by Bug, Jack Flagg and Moondragon.
In the Marvel NOW series, the Guardians reform with the line-up of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and IronMan. Carol Danvers ([[Comicbook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]) and Flash Thompson ({{Comicbook/Venom}} IV) have been solicited to join the team in 2014.

!!Tropes used in Volumes 2 and 3 include:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Gamora in Vol. 2, who pairs it with {{Sideboob}}, VaporWear, and likely a few other related tropes. Frankly, it's probably a miracle of space-age future science that her clothing manages to stay on her as reliably as it does.
** Dropped in the current series.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Issue 19 of Vol. 2 has half the main characters KIA by the time the issue is over.]] [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: 22/23 reveals it was an illusion the whole time, with only Phyla dies in between issues 24 and 25.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: Gamora and Thanos
** [[spoiler:Star Lord and his father]]
* ApocalypseHow: One potential future we're shown results in a Class X-2.
* {{Badass}}: Everyone on the team gets their moments to shine, but Drax the Destroyer is the resident OneManArmy.
* BadassAdorable: Rocket Raccoon.
* BadassNormal: Starlord, while he used to have all kinds of nifty cosmic powers, these days he's just a guy with a gun and a rad helmet taking on cosmic level threats.
* BadFuture: Adam Warlock may have contained the Fault in time but his actions resulted in every possible future becoming [[spoiler:the 'Magus future', where the universe is under the control of the Universal Church of Truth, lead by Magus. It got so bad that ''Kang the Conqueror'' is the only one left standing, giving Starlord a Cosmic Cube that ''might'' give him the edge over the Magus.]]
* BackFromTheDead:
** Star-Lord and Drax the Destroyer reappear in Avengers Assemble Volume 2 with absolutely no explanation as to how they came back to life since the TheThanosImperative.
** Moondragon is revived by Drax and Phyla in the series.
* BrickJoke: When Star-Lord and half of his team are thrown through time and encounter the classic Guardians of the Galaxy, he decided to come up with another name for his team to avoid any unnecessary problems with the other guardians. The name he chose: The Ass-Kickers of the Fantastic, a name that Rocket Raccoon suggested for their team name in the beginning of the first issue.
-->'''Star-Lord''': All the good names were taken.
* CatchPhrase: "''I am Groot!''" (It actually means something. We just can't understand the subtle nuances.)
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the Star-Lord series for Annihilation: Conquest, Groot was capable of speaking complete sentences, and had a regal sense of dignity and pride about him. Come the actual series though, and he mainly just declares "I am Groot!" with nobody commenting on the change.
* ChekhovsGun: The depleted Cosmic Cube
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Said by ''Kang the Conqueror'' in #19.
* ConfessionCam: Used early in initial arcs of Volume 2
* CorruptChurch: The Church of Universal Truth definitely. They use the faith of their followers to empower themselves but are unafraid of bugging out and leaving them to their doom when things get hot. [[spoiler:Become even more so under the leadership of Adam Magus in the future.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Phyla-Vell, killed off screen after fulfilling her obligation to Maelstrom and Oblivion by reviving Thanos. ]]
* EldritchAbomination: They're trying to get through the negative space wedgies.
* FunnyAnimal: Cosmo and Rocket Raccoon
* FateWorseThanDeath: Drax the '''Destroyer'''
--> ...And I believe you will now feel all the pain you have ''ever'' inflicted.
** Subverted when it turns out [[spoiler: that said "FateWorseThanDeath" actually helps him reconnect with his humanity. Accidental WarriorTherapist anyone?]]
* GatlingGood: Rocket Raccoon
* GeniusBruiser: Groot, apparently.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Gamora and Mantis. Bug would be the male version of this trope, being VERY handsome under the helmet.
* GunsAkimbo: [[MemeticMutation "Hi I'm Star-Lord. I'm with the Guardians of the Galaxy. I'd flash you my business card, but my hands are too full of guns."]]
* HumanPopsicle: Again, Major Victory, only this time to travel backwards in time. And through dimensions.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Rocket Raccoon and Groot.
* InformedAbility: Rocket Raccoon is supposedly a tactical genius. Most of his plans seem to revolve on plastering the enemy with [[MoreDakka bullets.]]
* JekyllAndHyde: The Magus for Adam Warlock.
* LetsSplitUpGang: In the second issue of Volume 3, cut off from any and all back up, the team elects to just each destroy a a ship a piece.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: When some of the "Modern" Guardians are thrown forward in time and meet the "Original" Guardians.
* MarvelVsCapcom3: Rocket Raccoon gets to be playable in ''Ultimate'', [[UnexpectedCharacter to the surprise of many]].
* MoreDakka: Rocket Raccoon's real super power.
* MoreThanMindControl
* NegativeSpaceWedgie: The rips in the fabric of the universe that keep showing up. There's a really, ''really'' big one (which they manage to actually stabilize) by the time the War of Kings story is over.
* OmnicidalManiac: Maelstrom is very much this. He'd like you to believe he's a beyond good and evil force of nature. Really he's middle management for Oblivion and a loud mouthed sociopath to boot.
* PathOfInspiration: The Universal Church of Truth.
* PlantAliens: Again, Groot.
* PlantPerson: Mantis, thanks to having married and mated with a [[PlantAliens Plant Alien]].
* PokemonSpeak: Groot. Apparently, some of his chants translate to extremely complex TechnoBabble.
* RunningGag: Jack Flagg hates Cosmic $#*^. Rocket Raccoon comes to echo his sentiments, despite being a friggin' anthromorphic raccoon.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: What Groot is ''really'' saying part of the time when he says "I AM GROOT!". Also TechnoBabble.
* ShoutOut: The name of the bar on Knowhere is named Starlin's, a reference to Jim Starlin, the godfather of Marvel Cosmic.
* SpaceBase: They're headquartered in Knowhere, the severed head of a giant space god on the edge of the universe.
* SpaceX: A variation:
-->'''Jack Flag:''' It's a time-door!
-->'''Bug:''' Yeah? Full of Time-Energy? and Time-Swirlies? Jack, just because you put the word "time" in it doesn't -- [[VerbalTic tik]] -- make it any clearer!
* SpotlightStealingSquad: IGN summed up Bendis's handling of the current team as "the IronMan and Rocket Raccoon show."
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Magus to Adam Warlock.
* TimeyWimeyBall: In particular, the Guardians Of All Galaxys (the 30th century team, and all [[AlternateUniverse alternates]] thereof) live MeanwhileInTheFuture, operate on SanDimasTime, and have RippleEffectProofMemory. So they only know about things happening in 2010 "after" they've happened.
* VerbalTic: Bug. His tic is literally 'tik'.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Drax
* WhatNowEnding: [[spoiler: After TheThanosImperative, the group disbanded with no leader. ]]
* WhenTreesAttack: Groot's kind of like a space [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Ent]]. Who can grow back if you smash him apart.
* WolverinePublicity: Marvel seems to be trying to raise Rocket Raccoon to this status.
** ComicBook/IronMan being added to the team in the MarvelNOW series is probably a case of this.

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to:

->''"Earth Shall Overcome!"''

A
"Guardians of the Galaxy" may refer to:

* ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': The
Creator/MarvelComics [[SpaceOpera cosmic]] SuperTeam, has had two prominent incarnations as listed below starting with the original. If you're looking for the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' supporting characters, those are the Guardians of the ''Universe''.

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:
series.
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'':
The Classic Series]]

[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guardians_of_the_galaxy1_5551.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Marvel Cosmic Old School...]]

The Guardians of the Galaxy first appeared in ''Marvel Super-Heroes'' #18 (January, 1969), created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan. They are a science fiction comic series set in the future, the 31st Century. An alien race known as the Badoon have conquered Earth in the year 3007 A.D., leading to a telekinetic astronaut from the 20th Century (preserved by 1,000 years in suspended animation) to gather a team of heroes to free Earth. They eventually do, and go on to do other stuff.

The series ran in various Marvel Anthology books in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], with guest appearances in ComicBook/TheDefenders and ComicBook/TheAvengers in between anthology runs. The characters most notable appearance during these early years was in the Avengers, during the Korvac Saga.

The characters vanished into limbo during the 1980s, but were revived and given their own book in 1990. Originally written and drawn by Jim Valentino (with only one fill-in artist, Mark Texiera, for a single issue), Valentino revived the book with gratuitous continuity nods to existing Marvel characters: these included a new Phoenix, Wolverine's evil great-great-great-granddaughter Rancor and her army of evil mutants, a revived Church of the Universal Truth, "The Punisher" militia, Doctor Doom (whose brain was implanted into Wolverine's body), and Mephisto's daughter among other things. The series was popular, but ultimately around issue #28, Jim Valentino jumped ship to go found [[ImageComics Image Comics]] after the other founders made a surprise offer to let Valentino come with them.

The book was then turned over to Michael Gallagher, who resolved Valentino's various storylines before introducing a new opponent derived from elements of another 1970s sci-fi book (Kilraven) into the franchise, causing the Guardians to fight the last Martian, Ripjak. The series lasted for 62 issues (June, 1990-July, 1995). They haven't seen much use since that time.

Had its own spin-off mini-series: ''Galactic Guardians'', which featured a ''lot'' of future versions of Marvel characters, including: [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Phoenix IX]], [[Comicbook/GhostRider the Spirit of Vengeance]], Mainframe (the Vision) and Hollywood (Wonder Man).

This Team initially consisted of:
* Major Victory
* Charlie-27
* Martinex
* Yondu

Later additions:
* Starhawk
* Nikki
* Replica
* Aleta
* Talon
* Firelord
* Yellowjacket (Rita [=DeMara=])
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!!This Version Contains Examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Very popular in the future -- used by the women ''and'' some of the men.
* AlternateHistory: When they go back in time to team up with Comicbook/TheAvengers, they change Major Victory's history, making their future an alternate timeline. The Earth-616 version of Vance Astrovik goes on to become Justice of the NewWarriors.\\
\\
Incidentally, this makes him the only person [[TimeyWimeyBall to be an Avenger twice as two separate people]] rather than just having one person with multiple identities. They've even technically met in JLA vs. Avengers (although we don't see them talking to each other). [[FridgeLogic Although for some reason, they have slightly different powers and even different hair colors]].
* AnIcePerson: Martinex
* ArtificialLimbs: Yondu, [[spoiler:after Interface from [[ThePsychoRangers Force]] uses his power to transmute matter to turn Yondu's hand to gas. Yondu gets a [[SwissArmyWeapon replacement]], and still managed to remain an archer [[BadAss despite missing a hand.]] ]]
* AxCrazy: Yondu tends to go ax crazy at the drop of a hat.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Martinex may be made of crystal, but it turns out his ancestors were from Africa.
* CatGirl: Talon is a Cat Boy.
* ClingyCostume: In order to survive a thousand-year space journey, Vance Astro had to be vacuum sealed for his freshness.
* ExposedExtraterrestrials: Martinex is a crystalline transhuman from the planet Pluto. His body is composed entirely of crystal, and never wears clothes.
* FantasticRacism: Nikki believes ReptilesAreAbhorrent. This somehow extends to the disguised Skrull Replica before anyone suspects she might not be human.
* FieryRedhead: Nikki. Slight Aversion in that she's not quite a redhead so much that being from the planet Mercury, the pores on her head are exhaust ports for a high, constant body heat. The result? Actual constant fire that looks like hair.
* GroundhogDayLoop: Starhawk has a Groundhog Day Life.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Starhawk is the son of ComicBook/{{Quasar}} and [[AdamWarlock Her]], making him half human, half orange-skinned [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Being]].
* {{Heavyworlder}}: Charlie-27
* HumanPopsicle: Major Victory
* IJustKnew: Starhawk (Stakar, not Aleta): Starhawk's [[CatchPhrase Catch Phrase]] was 'Accept the word of One Who Knows.' What he would tell Martinex later is that Stakar was not a precognitive; he was fated to go back in time, and his disembodied consciousness [[GroundhogDayLoop inhabit his infant body to start all over again]].
* LastOfHisKind: The premise starts here; the [[LizardFolk Badoon]] have attacked, and the four originals are survivors of their worlds. [[spoiler:Yondu, from Centauri IV in the Alpha Centauri system, eventually discovers that a large number of his people survived and saves them from Galactus.]]
* LegacyCharacter: Major Victory for Captain America, amongst others.
* MassTeleportation
* NotBloodSiblings: Stakar and Aleta are a married couple with three kids. They're also adopted siblings.
* OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: Yondu, to Photon. Unfortunately, Photon's an atheist and Yondu is sworn to murder any of his kind who are. Although it was ''she'' who was trying to kill ''him''. [[spoiler:No one ended up killing anyone, although he caught her off-guard and badly hurt her at one point. (Valentino intended them to ''eventually'' get together, but it never panned out.)]]
* PlayingWithFire: Firelord, Martinex, and Nikki (Nikki, who was in a relationship with Charlie-27 at one point, and had to immerse herself in water to cool down enough so they could touch).
* PowerCopying: The Protege can permanently duplicate any powers and skills he sees, all the way up the CosmicEntity level. He's also [[GooGooGodlike a child]]. This quickly leads to AGodAmI.
* TheReptilians: The Badoon. Also, [[ScarilyCompetentTracker Scanner]] the [[PowerPack Snark]], from Force.
* SharingABody: Starhawk and Aleta, from their first appearance. They were [[NotBloodRelated adopted siblings]] who encountered a device that made them share the same physical space, so only one of them could manifest at a time. They made the most of by getting married. Everything seemed okay until Aleta started falling for Vance...
* SmartGuy: Martinex
* TimeyWimeyBall: Time is unchangeable, which is why Starhawk is stuck in his GroundhogDayLoop. Time travel also creates alternate timelines, such as when Vance Astro went back in time and prevented his younger self from going into space without erasing himself from existence.
* {{Transhuman}}: Martinex, Charlie-27, and Nikki are all from races of humans genetically modified to live on Pluto, Jupiter, and Mercury respectively.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Replica (a Skrull)

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[[folder: The 2008 Revival]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guardians_of_the_galaxy2_5460.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:...Marvel Cosmic New School]]

-->''"Feels like someone turned the symbolic homage up to eleven."''

Years after the original comic ended, a new version, set in the mainstream 616 universe and in the present time was created by Creator/DanAbnett and Andy Lanning out of the main characters from their two ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}'' [[BatFamilyCrossover miniseries events]]. In it, a few of the protagonists who helped solve the troubles of those series decide that the universe can't take another, and so organize a team to proactively go out and lay the beatdown on whatever troubles threaten to destroy everything.

The new version first appeared in ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' vol. 2 #1 (July, 2008). Their book lasted for 25 issues (July, 2008-June, 2010). Rocket Raccoon's prominent appearance in the promotional image for the 2012 MarvelNOW relaunch, as well as another promotional image featuring Nick Fury holding Star-Lord's file hinted that the Guardians may have a major appearance in the upcoming stories. This was later confirmed with the announcement of a upcoming new Guardians of the Galaxy series with Creator/BrianMichaelBendis writing and Steven [=McNiven=] on art which debuted in early 2013.

A version of the team appears the second season of the ''[[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes]]'' animated program, during an
2014 movie adaptation of the Korvac saga. The team also appeared in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'', which largely served to introduce the franchise to a younger audience in anticipation of the upcoming film. This line-up is also set to appear in a live-action ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' film, set within the MarvelCinematicUniverse.


The team line-up initially consisted of:
* Star Lord
* AdamWarlock
* Rocket Raccoon
* Gamora
* Drax the Destroyer
* [[{{Captain Mar-Vell}} Phyla-Vell]] (As ComicBook/{{Quasar}} then Martyr)

With Mantis providing a support role and Groot still recovering from Annihilation Conquest, though both would soon join the main line up. Also providing a support role was Cosmo, a telepathic former Russian Cosmonaut dog who ran security at Knowhere, the former head of a Celestial at the end of space and time. By the second issue, Major Victory, the same character from the original series, would join up, and would be followed later on by Bug, Jack Flagg and Moondragon.
In the Marvel NOW series, the Guardians reform with the line-up of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and IronMan. Carol Danvers ([[Comicbook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]) and Flash Thompson ({{Comicbook/Venom}} IV) have been solicited to join the team in 2014.

!!Tropes used in Volumes 2 and 3 include:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Gamora in Vol. 2, who pairs it with {{Sideboob}}, VaporWear, and likely a few other related tropes. Frankly, it's probably a miracle of space-age future science that her clothing manages to stay on her as reliably as it does.
** Dropped in the current series.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Issue 19 of Vol. 2 has half the main characters KIA by the time the issue is over.]] [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: 22/23 reveals it was an illusion the whole time, with only Phyla dies in between issues 24 and 25.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: Gamora and Thanos
** [[spoiler:Star Lord and his father]]
* ApocalypseHow: One potential future we're shown results in a Class X-2.
* {{Badass}}: Everyone on the team gets their moments to shine, but Drax the Destroyer is the resident OneManArmy.
* BadassAdorable: Rocket Raccoon.
* BadassNormal: Starlord, while he used to have all kinds of nifty cosmic powers, these days he's just a guy with a gun and a rad helmet taking on cosmic level threats.
* BadFuture: Adam Warlock may have contained the Fault in time but his actions resulted in every possible future becoming [[spoiler:the 'Magus future', where the universe is under the control of the Universal Church of Truth, lead by Magus. It got so bad that ''Kang the Conqueror'' is the only one left standing, giving Starlord a Cosmic Cube that ''might'' give him the edge over the Magus.]]
* BackFromTheDead:
** Star-Lord and Drax the Destroyer reappear in Avengers Assemble Volume 2 with absolutely no explanation as to how they came back to life since the TheThanosImperative.
** Moondragon is revived by Drax and Phyla in the series.
* BrickJoke: When Star-Lord and half of his team are thrown through time and encounter the classic Guardians of the Galaxy, he decided to come up with another name for his team to avoid any unnecessary problems with the other guardians. The name he chose: The Ass-Kickers of the Fantastic, a name that Rocket Raccoon suggested for their team name in the beginning of the first issue.
-->'''Star-Lord''': All the good names were taken.
* CatchPhrase: "''I am Groot!''" (It actually means something. We just can't understand the subtle nuances.)
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the Star-Lord series for Annihilation: Conquest, Groot was capable of speaking complete sentences, and had a regal sense of dignity and pride about him. Come the actual series though, and he mainly just declares "I am Groot!" with nobody commenting on the change.
* ChekhovsGun: The depleted Cosmic Cube
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: Said by ''Kang the Conqueror'' in #19.
* ConfessionCam: Used early in initial arcs of Volume 2
* CorruptChurch: The Church of Universal Truth definitely. They use the faith of their followers to empower themselves but are unafraid of bugging out and leaving them to their doom when things get hot. [[spoiler:Become even more so under the leadership of Adam Magus in the future.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Phyla-Vell, killed off screen after fulfilling her obligation to Maelstrom and Oblivion by reviving Thanos. ]]
* EldritchAbomination: They're trying to get through the negative space wedgies.
* FunnyAnimal: Cosmo and Rocket Raccoon
* FateWorseThanDeath: Drax the '''Destroyer'''
--> ...And I believe you will now feel all the pain you have ''ever'' inflicted.
** Subverted when it turns out [[spoiler: that said "FateWorseThanDeath" actually helps him reconnect with his humanity. Accidental WarriorTherapist anyone?]]
* GatlingGood: Rocket Raccoon
* GeniusBruiser: Groot, apparently.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Gamora and Mantis. Bug would be the male version of this trope, being VERY handsome under the helmet.
* GunsAkimbo: [[MemeticMutation "Hi I'm Star-Lord. I'm with the Guardians of the Galaxy. I'd flash you my business card, but my hands are too full of guns."]]
* HumanPopsicle: Again, Major Victory, only this time to travel backwards in time. And through dimensions.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Rocket Raccoon and Groot.
* InformedAbility: Rocket Raccoon is supposedly a tactical genius. Most of his plans seem to revolve on plastering the enemy with [[MoreDakka bullets.]]
* JekyllAndHyde: The Magus for Adam Warlock.
* LetsSplitUpGang: In the second issue of Volume 3, cut off from any and all back up, the team elects to just each destroy a a ship a piece.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: When some of the "Modern" Guardians are thrown forward in time and meet the "Original" Guardians.
* MarvelVsCapcom3: Rocket Raccoon gets to be playable in ''Ultimate'', [[UnexpectedCharacter to the surprise of many]].
* MoreDakka: Rocket Raccoon's real super power.
* MoreThanMindControl
* NegativeSpaceWedgie: The rips in the fabric of the universe that keep showing up. There's a really, ''really'' big one (which they manage to actually stabilize) by the time the War of Kings story is over.
* OmnicidalManiac: Maelstrom is very much this. He'd like you to believe he's a beyond good and evil force of nature. Really he's middle management for Oblivion and a loud mouthed sociopath to boot.
* PathOfInspiration: The Universal Church of Truth.
* PlantAliens: Again, Groot.
* PlantPerson: Mantis, thanks to having married and mated with a [[PlantAliens Plant Alien]].
* PokemonSpeak: Groot. Apparently, some of his chants translate to extremely complex TechnoBabble.
* RunningGag: Jack Flagg hates Cosmic $#*^. Rocket Raccoon comes to echo his sentiments, despite being a friggin' anthromorphic raccoon.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: What Groot is ''really'' saying part of the time when he says "I AM GROOT!". Also TechnoBabble.
* ShoutOut: The name of the bar on Knowhere is named Starlin's, a reference to Jim Starlin, the godfather of Marvel Cosmic.
* SpaceBase: They're headquartered in Knowhere, the severed head of a giant space god on the edge of the universe.
* SpaceX: A variation:
-->'''Jack Flag:''' It's a time-door!
-->'''Bug:''' Yeah? Full of Time-Energy? and Time-Swirlies? Jack, just because you put the word "time" in it doesn't -- [[VerbalTic tik]] -- make it any clearer!
* SpotlightStealingSquad: IGN summed up Bendis's handling of the current team as "the IronMan and Rocket Raccoon show."
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Magus to Adam Warlock.
* TimeyWimeyBall: In particular, the Guardians Of All Galaxys (the 30th century team, and all [[AlternateUniverse alternates]] thereof) live MeanwhileInTheFuture, operate on SanDimasTime, and have RippleEffectProofMemory. So they only know about things happening in 2010 "after" they've happened.
* VerbalTic: Bug. His tic is literally 'tik'.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Drax
* WhatNowEnding: [[spoiler: After TheThanosImperative, the group disbanded with no leader. ]]
* WhenTreesAttack: Groot's kind of like a space [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Ent]]. Who can grow back if you smash him apart.
* WolverinePublicity: Marvel seems to be trying to raise Rocket Raccoon to this status.
** ComicBook/IronMan being added to the team in the MarvelNOW series is probably a case of this.

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* LastOfHisKind: The premise starts here; the [[LizardFolk Badoon]] have attacked, and the four originals are survivors of their worlds. [[spoiler:Yondu, from Beta Centauri, eventually discovers that a large number of his people survived and saves them from Galactus.]]

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* LastOfHisKind: The premise starts here; the [[LizardFolk Badoon]] have attacked, and the four originals are survivors of their worlds. [[spoiler:Yondu, from Beta Centauri, Centauri IV in the Alpha Centauri system, eventually discovers that a large number of his people survived and saves them from Galactus.]]
26th Dec '13 5:28:47 PM nombretomado
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The series ran in various Marvel Anthology books in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], with guest appearances in TheDefenders and ComicBook/TheAvengers in between anthology runs. The characters most notable appearance during these early years was in the Avengers, during the Korvac Saga.

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The series ran in various Marvel Anthology books in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], with guest appearances in TheDefenders ComicBook/TheDefenders and ComicBook/TheAvengers in between anthology runs. The characters most notable appearance during these early years was in the Avengers, during the Korvac Saga.
23rd Nov '13 7:06:58 PM NoirSonRX
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In the Marvel NOW series, the Guardians reform with the line-up of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and IronMan. Flash Thompson ({{Comicbook/Venom}} IV) is solicited to join the team.

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In the Marvel NOW series, the Guardians reform with the line-up of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and IronMan. Carol Danvers ([[Comicbook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]) and Flash Thompson ({{Comicbook/Venom}} IV) is have been solicited to join the team.
team in 2014.
22nd Nov '13 10:42:24 PM XSpectreGreyX
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In the Marvel NOW series, the Guardians reform with the line-up of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and IronMan. Flash Thompson ({{Venom}} IV) is solicited to join the team.

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In the Marvel NOW series, the Guardians reform with the line-up of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and IronMan. Flash Thompson ({{Venom}} ({{Comicbook/Venom}} IV) is solicited to join the team.
22nd Nov '13 10:40:58 PM XSpectreGreyX
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In the Marvel NOW series, the Guardians reform with the line-up of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and IronMan.

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In the Marvel NOW series, the Guardians reform with the line-up of Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and IronMan.
IronMan. Flash Thompson ({{Venom}} IV) is solicited to join the team.
16th Sep '13 9:04:15 PM UltramanMattia
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** Dropped in the current series.
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!!Tropes used in Volumes 2 & 3 include: include:

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!!Tropes used in Volumes 2 & and 3 include: include:
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