Characters: Guardians of the Galaxy

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The original (Future time period based) Guardians

    Founding Members 

Major Victory (Vance Astro)

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  • Abusive Parent: His dad was an abusive dick, and unlike his Earth-616 counterpart, Vance never stood up to him.
  • Adorkable: Vol 2's Major is startled when Gamora flirts with him.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Was a big fan of Captain America.
  • Awesome McCoolname: C'mon, Vance Astro? (His birth name is Astrovik. 3000 explains he changed it a, because of his abusive dad, and b, because it sounds cooler.
  • Brutal Honesty: Vol 2. Major accidentally told Bug why most of the modern-day Guardians quit, which Rocket had been meaning to ease him into.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The modern-day Major vanished after The Thanos Imperative, and hasn't been seen since.
  • Clingy Costume: As an astronaut in an experimental sublight journey to Alpha Centauri, he was put inside a copper-lined uniform to survive a thousand-year space journey. If it is ever pierced in any way, he will suddenly age a thousand years.
    • At one point in the nineties series, he actually manages to take it off. For a while, at least.
  • Compressed Hair: As the 90s series shows, there's a lot of hair under that uniform of his. You'd never know.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Had this attitude about being stuck in his suit.
  • Flight
  • Future Badass
  • Human Popsicle: On and off for a thousand years.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: A version of him shows up in Vol 2, with a lot of his memories missing, and the feeling he came back to prevent something.
    • Amnesia Missed a Spot: His fighting skills are still there, and he remembers the Badoon and their handiwork, all too well.
  • Legacy Character: Major Victory for Captain America, amongst others.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Eventually finds and uses Captain America’s shield.
  • Military Superhero: Before his long space journey, Vance was an astronaut and served in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Mind over Matter: He's primarily a telekinetic.
  • Mutant: Though his powers didn't activate 'till adult-hood. Fridge Horror ensues, because most Mutant powers activate after extreme trauma, and Vance's childhood definitely counted as traumatic.
  • '90s Hair: Once he's out of his costume, he has a truly impressive mullet.
  • Riddle for the Ages: It's not clear how the Major in vol. 2 wound up in the modern day. Or how a chunk of Avenger's Mansion got thrown through time and space, before being frozen in Limbo Ice. It's discussed in the very last issue, and the future Guardians decide it doesn't matter any which way.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: One of the few things the vol.2 version of the Major recalls is that he came back in time to prevent a great disaster happening. By all evidence, he messed up bad on that front.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: Because the Guardians of the Galaxy are honorary Avengers, Vance is the only member of the Avengers to be on the roster twice as the same person.
    • And again in Vol 2.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Vance in Guardians 3000 is much less intelligent and far more temperamental than before.

Charlie-27

  • Ace Pilot
  • The Big Guy
  • Deadpan Snarker: Gets very snarky when Starhawk goes on his "one-who-knows" shtick.
  • Heavyworlder: Due to being a genetically engineered Jovian who lived on floating gas-mining city on Jupiter. Unlike many examples, he's not at all short, though at a listed height of 6'0" he's only a little taller than the average adult human male.
  • Mighty Glacier: Averted. Charlie can run faster than everyone else on the team, and usually has to slow down for them to keep up with him.
  • Military Superhero: Much like Vance, Charlie was in the military. It's why the Badoon didn't find and kill him, because he was off-world at the time.
  • Super Strength
  • Super Toughness
  • Transhuman
  • Would Hit a Girl: If she's trying to kill him, yeah.

Martinex T'Naga

Yondu Udonta

  • Artificial Limbs: Had a robotic right hand after Interface from Force uses his power to transmute matter to turn Yondu's hand to gas. The Guardians do restore his regular hand however.
  • Ax-Crazy: Tends to go ax crazy at the drop of a hat.
  • The Empath: Has a limited mystical perception that allows him to have relationships with living things.
  • Last of His Kind: He thought he was, for a long time.
  • Nature Hero: His empathic powers works on any world with wildlife.
  • Noble Savage: His original characterization, though aspects of "Yondu-as-savage" remained to some extent in his 70s appearances and beyond.
  • Space Jews: His people, especially his particular tribe, are Space Native Americans.
  • Red Is Heroic: Commonly wears red.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path
    • Trick Arrow: His sound-sensitive arrows that he can control by whistling.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: A lot of his outfits tend to eschew covering some or all of his chest.
  • You No Take Candle: He originally spoke like this. However, as of when the Guardians got their own series, he'd become quite articulate.

    Additional Members 

Starhawk (Stakar Ogord and Aleta Ogord)/ Aleta Ogrod

The one who knows, and the son of Wendell Vaughn. And his adopted sister, with whom he frequently switches places.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Aleta's second outfit. And how.
  • Abusive Parent: Daddy Ogord, who tried to raise Aleta to be a brutal warrior. He's also directly responsible for the deaths of his grandchildren.
  • Action Mom: Aleta had three children with Starhawk. Emphasis on "had". She's never forgiven Stakar for their deaths.
  • Catch Phrase: Starhawk is in fact the one who knows.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: So far there's been no sign or sight of Aleta in 3000.
  • Combat Stilettos: Aleta's second outfit.
  • Flying Brick: Stakar, but only when he was fused with Aleta, since he had to borrow her powers to fight. Otherwise he was Fragile Speedster.
  • Gender Bender: When Starhawk appeared in the modern Guardians, he was a she. This was because time was falling apart at the seams.
    • And again in Guardians 3000. She's perturbed by it.
  • Gendered Outfit: Aleta's original costume was basically a swim-suit version of Stakar's.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Starhawk is the son of Quasar and Her, making him half human, half orange-skinned Artificial Being.
  • Light 'em Up: Both of them.
  • Most Common Superpower: Aleta is generously endowed.
  • Mr. Exposition: Being the one who knows, Starhawk usually explains things to everyone.
    • Becomes Mrs Exposition in Vol 2, during the aforementioned Gender Bender.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Stakar and Aleta are adopted sibings.
  • The One Who Knows: Advised the Guardians on what course of action to take. This wasn’t a superpower, it was Stakar stuck in a time loop where he always relives his life from infancy, knowing what to do from experience.
  • Secret Public Identity: After Aleta separated from Starhawk, she goes by her own name.
  • Sharing a Body: Physically transformed by the Hawk God into one being with great power. The two had to share physical space, swapping at will, until the 90s series, where an attack by the Stark separates them.
  • Sixth Ranger: Starhawk tends to be considered a founding member of the group, and frequently appears with the rest whenever they've reappeared. Aleta... not so much.
  • The Stoic: Stakar isn't good with emotions, to say the least.
    • Not So Stoic: He actually starts crying when he and Aeleta argue about their children.
  • Thigh-High Boots: Aeleta's second outfit.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Aeleta vowed never to take a life, and was horrified when she killed a Stark while defending herself.

Nicholette “Nikki” Gold

Firelord (Pyreus Kril)

Replica

Talon

Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara)

Geena Drake

  • Badass Normal: Doesn't seem to have any actual powers, yet can survive a fight just as well as the rest of the team.
  • Hand Cannon: Acquires one of these from a Badoon. And then Yondu gives her another shortly thereafter, one that's far more powerful and designed to not knock her off her feet whenever she fires it.
  • Macguffin Girl: The reason the Guardians rescued her, she can sense disruption to time. Unfortunately, this means other, less benevolent beings want her as well.

    Galactic Guardians 

Martinex T'Naga

See The original Guardians - Founding Members above

Firelord (Pyreus Kril)

See The original Guardians - Additional Members above

Hollywood (Simon Williams)

Mainframe

The Spirit of Vengeance (Wileaydus Autolycus)

Replica

See The original Guardians - Additional Members above

Firelord (Pyreus Kril)

See The original Guardians - Additional Members above

Phoenix IX (Giraud of Haven)

The second (Modern time period based) Guardians

    Founding Members 

Star-Lord (Peter Quill)

  • Abusive Parent: Meredith Quill's husband tried to kill Peter when he was an infant. Retconned out in volume 3, however.
    • J-Son of Spartoi is a racist jerkass who made no attempt to reconnect with his son for decades.
  • The Adjectival Superhero: Legendary Star-Lord.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He's a big fan of Astrology and science fiction since childhood.
  • The Atoner: He was the only one willing to fight The Fallen One, Galactus's first herald, despite being vastly underpowered in comparison. He won- at the cost of nearly everything he had, and the sacrifice of thousands of innocent lives. The death toll, even in the name of saving millions, transformed him into this. Later, he is tasked with setting up a deal between the Kree and the Space Knights which leads to the Phalanx infesting Hala and starting the second galactic war right after the Annihilation Wave months earlier, which forced him to become Star-Lord again. Now he fights to keep the universe from falling apart because he feels the responsibility for a good part of its current troubles are his fault in-part to begin with.
  • Badass
    • Badass Normal: He used to have powers, but lost them when he gave up being the Star-Lord. Now that he's back, he still doesn't have them, and is essentially just a really skilled human who is able to keep up with incredibly powerful beings like Ronan and Blastaar.
  • Broken Hero: After his encounter with the Fallen One.
  • Casanova Wannabe: In Volume 3 as written by Bendis.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: After that business with the Fallen One, he wanted nothing more than to be forgotten. Then the Annihilation Wave came along, followed by the Phalanx invasion.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: In his classic appearances, he doesn't take too kindly to his father abandoning his mother and partially blames him for his uncle sending assassins to kill her, but doesn't outright consider him a villain and allows his allies to stay in his father's care. In more modern books, J'Son has become much more of a jerk, and Quill has far less patience for it.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: After he starts dating Kitty Pryde of the X-Men, some of his banter with her can get pretty pervy (including asking about if she has any lingerie and commenting on how her butt looks in her uniform), but its mostly just teasing, and as shown, he does care a lot about her and wants to make things work with her.
  • Cool Helmet: From Annihilation Conquest until the end of the Thanos Imperative. It's widely considered one of the coolest costumes in comics.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Star-Lord can come off as not really knowing what he's doing and seems like a kind of ineffective leader, but when it comes down to it, he's able to keep the team together and save the day every time.
    Thanos: Interesting. You pretend to be superficial and glib, but you understand.
  • Cyborg: He got a significant number of implants during his stay at the Kylnn, including a universal translator, and tech to enhance his strength. Ronan had them removed when the Kree recovered him and forced him to lead their suicide squad into the Babel Tower.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His fight with The Fallen One.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Elemental Weapon: His classic Element Gun, which he lost when he quit the mantle of the Star-Lord.
  • Famed In-Story: Even though he really wishes he wasn't. He's also famed enough that even some of the incredibly speciesist Kree are impressed by him. It also why some of the proto-Guardians joined up for their mission with him, because he was the one leading it.
  • Got Volunteered: Not originally- he went rogue and attacked his fellow astronauts to steal the title of the Star-Lord from the chosen candidate, but after his retirement, he wasn't given a choice in taking the mantle up again for a Suicide Mission on Hala.
  • Guile Hero: He falls into this to compensate for being a normal human in a galaxy of superpowered aliens and monsters.
  • Guilt Complex: Quill considers the protection of the galaxy his personal mission, and anything that threatens it is his responsibility... which means whenever anything goes inevitably wrong, he considers it his fault. It's what drives him to keep fighting and part of what earns him the respect of the team.
  • Guns Akimbo: His preferred method of fighting- whether it be outdated human weaponry to fight the Phalanx, his signature Kree SMGs or just any random dual wielded alien laser gun.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He naturally has gold hair. He has it permanently dyed brown after enrolling himself in the Kyln. He's Suddenly Blonde again when he returns from the Cancerverse.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-human and half-Spatoi/Spartax.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Rocket Raccoon and Richard Rider.
  • Heroic Bastard
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He and Nova Prime, Richard Rider, stay behind in the collapsing Cancerverse with Thanos, to ensure that nothing there can return to the main universe, seemingly sacrificing themselves in the process.
  • Hope Bringer: Despite his best efforts, this is how he's seen by the galaxy at large, especially the Kree.
  • Indy Ploy: His plans usually only consist of shouting "scatter!" or letting the team make it up as they go, although it's implied that he knows more about what they're doing than he lets on.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Was more a Jerk Ass in his early stories, and after he initially quits the title of Star-Lord he's mostly faking being a jerk. By the time he's founded the Guardians, it's pretty transparent.
  • Jumped at the Call: Ironic, considering where he ended up. He watched aliens kill his mom and no one on Earth believed him, so he spent his whole life transforming himself into someone who could go to space and find his mother's killers. When he discovers the Master of the Sun is going to make one of his fellow astronauts a superhero, he goes as far as holding up the station and stealing a vehicle to get the title himself.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: After he initially quits as Star-Lord and turns himself over to the authorities, he transforms into a much more bitter and cynical man, but when the Annihilation Wave threatens the galaxy again he's still one of the key members of the resistance (just don't call him the Star-Lord).
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: Most of his plans boil down to splitting up the team into much smaller sections and having them do their own thing.
  • Loners Are Freaks: When he was still on Earth, he developed this reputation- his only company was his pet owl, and he dedicated himself fully to becoming an astronaut, leading to a complete lack of social graces and having very little patience or empathy for his fellow man.
  • Magnetic Hero: It's his reputation and personality that bring and keeps the Guardians together.
  • Mediation Backfire: His attempts at stopping conflicts tends to lead to this- from inter-galactic wars like the Inhumans and Vulcan's forces in War of Kings, to squabbles among his teammates.
  • My Greatest Failure: The incident that caused him to be incarcerated in the Kyln.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He knows significantly more about what's going on than he appears to at all times- he just chooses to hide beneath glib and superficial humor.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted; Peter Quill is the third Peter (after Peter Rasputin and Pete Wisdom) who has been romantically linked to Kitty Pryde.
  • Pragmatic Hero: He can border on this at times, going as far as to have Mantis mentally coerce the members into joining the team to assemble them faster.
  • Rebel Prince: Technically he's the prince to the Spartax throne. He wants nothing to do with the Spartan Empire however.
  • Sapient Ship: Used to have one, imaginatively called Ship. She was apparently killed in the battle with The Fallen One, but actually survived- Quill just refuses to contact her again out of shame.
  • Seen It All: Star-Lord's been doing this for a long, long time, and at this point next to nothing surprises him- from time-traveling alternate universe shenanigans, to a universe of eldritch abominations. It tends to happen when two of your closest friends are a talking raccoon and a giant tree-man.
  • Sour Supporter: During the war with the Annihilation Wave, he served as this and as the general of the resistance armed forces under Richard Rider.
  • Supporting Leader: He's the least powerful member of the team by a longshot, so even when he's giving commands and leading from the front, he still tends to fall out of focus in the scale of the battle. Especially during cosmic wars and events.
  • Swashbuckler: The classic era Star-Lord was this- he even engaged in sword-fights with his enemies at times.
  • That Man Is Dead: He refused to be called Star-Lord during his imprisonment in the Kyln, but was forced back into the mantle by the Kree to inspire a suicide mission into the Babel Tower on Hala to cripple the Phalanx. He tried his best to keep it from sticking, but gave up by the end of the war, embracing his title.
  • The Chosen One: Played with. Was given the title of Star-Lord by a being called the Master of the Sun, but he wasn't the person actually chosen - he was so desperate to become the Star-Lord, he wounded his fellow astronauts to steal the position - the Master of the Sun didn't seem to care much and decided he had enough merit to become the Star-Lord anyway.
  • The Leader: Type II.
  • They Do: Gets engaged to Kitty Pryde after the Black Vortex.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: His reaction to Martyr taking Crystal hostage.

Rocket Raccoon

  • Alliterative Name: And yes, Rocket Racoon is his real name.
  • Animal Superhero: He's a Raccoon, created to watch over an insane asylum because it was believed that the inmates would react more positively to adorable animal guards and caretakers than aliens.
  • Arm Cannon: After being taken over by the Venom symbiote, he becomes able to transform his arms into multi-barrelled biomechanical guns.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite being the smallest and least physically imposing member of the Guardians, he packs a lot of firepower and is very tech-savvy.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: His Guardians of the Galaxy uniform lacks boots.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The little guy to Groot's big guy.
  • Cyborg: He's a genetically-engineered cyborg raccoon.
  • Dress-Coded for Your Convenience: His costume is the same uniform worn by most of the team.
  • Evil Counterpart: Blackjack O'Hare. Especially in Rocket's 2014 ongoing. To compare, both are anthropomorphic critters from Halfworld, both were romantic interests of Lylla, both are extremely proficient strategists and marksmen. The main difference is that Blackjack is a lot more shameless with who he will work for and is not above sadistic revenge plots.
  • Fake Memories: Everything he thinks he knows about his past up until he first comes to Earth is a lie- He had his memory rewritten (on his own orders) to keep himself from returning to Halfworld in order to keep a dangerous telepath from causing massive damage across the universe.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He, Star-Lord, Groot, Mantis and Bug. They didn't particularly get along or even like each other at first, but over the course of the war with the Phalanx, they've become extremely close - especially Rocket and Groot.
  • Flanderization: During the Marvel Now run by Bendis, everyone is fairly out-of-character, but Rocket gets this the worst by far. He's gone from being The Lancer who really, really likes his guns but being otherwise a friendly and good person, to suddenly becoming a Sociopathic Hero who enjoys hurting things, shouting "Blam! Murdered you." and has suddenly decided that he's not a Raccoon anymore, after decades of calling himself one. He also has developed a great deal of racism for Humans and contempt for Earth, despite previously being depicted as a good friend of Quill and Corsair.
  • Gatling Good: The larger the gun, the more he likes it.
  • Got Volunteered: He was imprisoned because he was seen as an affront to Kree racial superiority, and was drafted into Star-Lord's suicide squad, which would eventually transform into the Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Guns Akimbo: When he's wielding a gun that's small enough to hold in one hand, he's bound to have a second one for the other- though he's usually seen with massive two-handed guns instead.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Groot and Star-Lord.
  • Humongous Mecha: Has one, which he uses to force Thanos to let go of Star-Lord.
  • Hypocrite: He claims he thinks a lot of the reason he distrusts Cosmo is that he's an "anthropomorphic freak".
  • Informed Ability: He's allegedly a tactical genius, but most of his plans involve firing guns.
    • Admittedly, those plans do work, most of the time.
  • The Lancer: Second in command of the team.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: All his memories of Halfworld were erased when he left. He recovers them when he returns.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: He's one of the only members of the team to never quit.
  • Mood-Swinger: When written by Bendis, he goes from being almost-timid to hyper-aggressive seemingly at random.
  • More Dakka: His impressive and massive arsenal.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: In a way - his name comes from Music.The Beatles song "Rocky Raccoon".
  • The Napoleon
  • Number Two: Because of his tactical mind and their long-standing history, Star-Lord consults with Rocket first on major plans, and trusts him to lead the team when he's gone or when they split up.
  • Odd Friendship: Both with Groot and with Star-Lord.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's able to hold guns more than three times his size and fire them without any harm to his body.
  • Pungeon Master: He semi-frequently cracks puns about being a raccoon.
  • Ramming Always Works: One of his more impressive attacks, Rocket takes control of Knowhere, the massive space station held in the severed head of a Celestial, and rams it into the base of the Universal Church of Truth
  • Sarcastic Devotee: He'll make plenty of cracks in Star-Lord's general direction, but he'd follow him to the end no matter what.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Cosmo.
  • Sociopathic Hero: In the Bendis series, he enjoys shooting at people a bit too much.
  • Space Police: His job when he first appeared.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad/Wolverine Publicity: He ended up the most popular character, appearing Marvel vs. Capcom 3, being the first member of the team to join the cast of Marvel Heroes and has received significantly more merchandise than the others on the team.
  • The Strategist: Described as one of the best tactical minds in the Marvel Universe.
  • Take Up My Sword: When Star-Lord and Richard Rider sacrifice themselves to seal Thanos in the Cancerverse, the Guardians are left disbanded and leaderless. Refusing to stand for this, Rocket decides to travel the galaxy with Groot, righting wrongs and saving people as best they can, claiming they have the "legacy of the Guardians of the Galaxy to live up to".
  • Talking Animal: He's as eloquent as any other member of the team, and he's a raccoon.
  • Uplifted Animal: He's from Halfworld, a planet populated by genetically-augmented and cybernetically-enhanced sentient animals.
  • What Would X Do?: When he's in charge, Rocket spends a lot of time asking "What would Peter do?".
  • You Can't Go Home Again: After having his memories altered, Rocket is no longer able to go back to Halfworld, for fear of setting an extremely powerful telepathic criminal loose.

Gamora

  • Action Girl: Action Woman, thank you.
  • Amazon Brigade: Her Graces during Annihilation. They split up afterward.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Although she definitely had been involved with men like Richard Rider, Adam Warlock, and Tony Stark; she also has quite a few of moments with Angela:
    Intercom voice: Will you marry me?
    Angela: You're too short, Rocket.
    Intercom voice: This is Gamora.
    Angela: I'll consider it.
  • Amicable Exes: With Adam Warlock. And usually with Richard Rider, though she was angered when he invited her to a private place and didn't want to sleep with her.
  • Archaic Weapon for an Advanced Age: She primarily uses swords in combat.
  • Badass: She isn't called the most dangerous woman in the galaxy for nothing.
    • And that was before she became empowered by the Black Vortex. After it, she's now arguably the strongest character on the team.
  • Badass Cape: A Gamora mainstay, up until vol 3. The clasps look like skulls.
  • Cool Sword: Wielded one during and after Annihilation, named Godslayer - fitting, as it was designed (and has been used to) kill gods and beings more powerful than them in the Marvel Universe. When Thanos is brought back to life to battle the Cancerverse, the sword shatters on him.
  • Combat Stilettos: In her original outfit. Averted since vol 3.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: The reason she joined the Guardians in the first place.
  • The Dreaded: See Badass above.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Once got set on fire by being too close to a star. It took a few months for her to heal.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Greenness may vary. Sometimes it's more a pale olive colour.
  • Heel-Face Turn:First during the 70's and then after Annihilation.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: She is skilled with every kind of weapon but she uses mostly swords.
  • Hitman with a Heart: It's buried under layers of sarcasm and cold-blooded ruthlessness, but it's there.
  • I Know Kung-Fu: Among other forms of martial arts, all in the name of killing anything she runs into.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Adam Warlock and Nova (Richard Rider).
  • Last of Her Kind: Last of the Zen Whoberians. Or, she will be. Either way, she's not concerned about it, at all.
  • Lady of War
  • Legacy Character: In the 100th Anniversary Special, she takes up the mantle of Star-Lord.
  • Mad Titan's Beautiful Daughter: She's the adopted daughter of Thanos.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Depending on the artist.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Palette Swap: Her Guardians outfit is just her previous outfit done up in the team's colours (i.e. blue with red trimming, as opposed to her previous dark green with yellow trimming).
  • The Red Baron: "The Deadliest Woman In the Universe".
  • She-Fu
  • Sour Supporter: Snarky and derisive though she is, she is a dedicated member of the team, as getting herself horrifically burnt proved.
  • Statuesque Stunner : She's 6 feet tall.
  • Stripperific : Though the Bendis series dropped this.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Very briefly, after recovering from being burn to a crisp, because her hair took slightly longer to grow back than the rest of her.
  • Tykebomb: Raised to kill the Magus. When he finally takes over Adam Warlock, her attempts to stop him fail, and she appears to die.
  • Verbal Tic: Refers to Richard Rider as "Richard-Human". Given she doesn't do the same for anyone else, this is probably to annoy him.

Adam Warlock

Drax the Destroyer (Arthur Douglas)

Quasar/Martyr (Phyla-Vell)

Groot

Mantis (Mandy Celestine)

    Additional Members 

Major Victory (Vance Astro)

See The original Guardians - Founding Members above

Bug

Jack Flag (Jack Harrison)

"I hate cosmic stuff..."

  • Badass: Fought Norman Osborn's Thunderbolts team after violating the Superhuman Registration Act, and only lost because Bullseye stabbed him the spine, leaving him paralysed.
    • Badass Normal: Started off as this.
    • Handicapped Badass: Even whilst in wheelchair, Jack became the de-facto leader of the inmates of Prison 42 after the wardens abandoned the prison during the Secret Invasion and fought off Blastaar's forces in his attempt to gain access to the prison's portal to Earth.
  • Captain Geographic
  • Captain Patriotic
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Knew what violating the Registration Act would bring on him, and didn't care, because someone needed help.
  • Fish out of Water: Jack's a street-level hero, used to dealing with people like Captain America, and he has a bit of trouble coming to terms with someone like Iron Man. He's way out of his depth with the Guardians. The only reason he doesn't go home is because (as far as he knows) he's still a wanted man.
  • Grumpy Bear: He hates cosmic stuff.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Saves a girl from some thugs, gets beaten up, crippled, beaten up some more and then thrown into another universe and left to rot for his troubles.
  • Only Sane Man: Prior to joining the Guardians, Jack was imprisoned in Prison 42 located in the Negative Zone, for breaching the Superhuman Registration Act. When he joined up with the Guardians, he reacted to most of the cosmic stuff with "I hate cosmic stuff" due to his background as a street faring vigilante.
  • Put on a Bus: Hasn't been seen so far in vol 3. In all likelihood, he went back home.
  • Running Gag: He doesn't like 'cosmic stuff'. Not even after it gives him his legs back.
  • Super Speed: Not Quicksilver level super-speed, but faster than the human norm.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to go up against Mr. Hyde and win. Bearing in mind, Mr. Hyde regularly fights Thor.
  • Throwing Off the Disability: Left paralysed from the waist down following his run in with the Thunderbolts. The damage to his spine was healed using alien technology during his first visit to Knowhere.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head/You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Blue hair, with portions dyed red and white.

Cosmo

Moondragon (Heather Douglas)

Iron Man (Anthony "Tony" Stark)

Angela

Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)

Agent Venom (Eugene "Flash" Thompson)

  • Fish out of Water: Flash was simply a member of the US Military who lost his legs trying his damnedest to save a superior officer, before jumping at the opportunity of being able to walk again thanks to the symbiote and volunteering to essentially become a government issue Spider-Man. And then was taken even further out of water by being appointed as the Avengers' liaison to the Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Legacy Character: The fourth person to wear the symbiote and operate under the identity of Venom.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Comics