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The four-issue limited series ''[[ComicBook/TheThanosImperative Annihilators]]'' (2012) included a backup feature by Dan Abnett that followed Rocket and Groot after the dissolution of the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. This story covers the time between Rocket's first mini-series and his modern incarnation, and reveals what ''really'' happened on Halfworld and the fates of its denizens.

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The four-issue limited series ''[[ComicBook/TheThanosImperative Annihilators]]'' (2012) included a backup feature by Dan Abnett that followed Rocket and Groot after the dissolution of the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. This story covers the time between Rocket's first mini-series and his modern incarnation, and reveals is notable for revealing what ''really'' happened on Halfworld and the fates of its denizens.


''[[ComicBook/TheThanosImperative Annihilators]]'' (2012) included a backup feature by Dan Abnett following Rocket and Groot after the dissolution of the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. This story covers the time between the first mini-series to his modern incarnation, and divulges what ''really'' happened on Halfworld and the fates of its denizens.

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The four-issue limited series ''[[ComicBook/TheThanosImperative Annihilators]]'' (2012) included a backup feature by Dan Abnett following that followed Rocket and Groot after the dissolution of the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. This story covers the time between the Rocket's first mini-series to and his modern incarnation, and divulges reveals what ''really'' happened on Halfworld and the fates of its denizens.


The Creator/MarvelComics character of Characters/RocketRaccoon has had four self-titled series so far:

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The Creator/MarvelComics character of Characters/RocketRaccoon has had four several self-titled series and prominent stories so far:


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''[[ComicBook/TheThanosImperative Annihilators]]'' (2012) included a backup feature by Dan Abnett following Rocket and Groot after the dissolution of the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. This story covers the time between the first mini-series to his modern incarnation, and divulges what ''really'' happened on Halfworld and the fates of its denizens.


For tropes about Rocket Raccoon himself and his associated, see the [[Characters/RocketRaccoon characters page.]]

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For tropes about Rocket Raccoon himself and his associated, associates, see the [[Characters/RocketRaccoon characters page.]]


The Creator/MarvelComics character of Rocket Raccoon has had four self-titled series so far:

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The Creator/MarvelComics character of Rocket Raccoon Characters/RocketRaccoon has had four self-titled series so far:


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For tropes about Rocket Raccoon himself and his associated, see the [[Characters/RocketRaccoon characters page.]]


''Rocket Raccoon'' Vol 3 (2017) was a five-issue mini-series written by Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Jorge Coelho. As part of the "Grounded" storyline, Rocket has found himself trapped on Earth. Sick of being on a backwards mudball, Rocket vows to find a way off this flarkin' planet.

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''Rocket Raccoon'' Vol 3 (2017) was a five-issue mini-series written by Matthew Rosenberg, Creator/MatthewRosenberg, with art by Jorge Coelho. As part of the "Grounded" storyline, Rocket has found himself trapped on Earth. Sick of being on a backwards mudball, Rocket vows to find a way off this flarkin' planet.


''[[ComicBook/RocketRaccoon1985 Rocket Raccoon]]'' Vol 1 (1985) was a four-issue mini-series written by Creator/BillMantlo, with art by Creator/MikeMignola. For more information, please see its own page.

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''[[ComicBook/RocketRaccoon1985 Rocket Raccoon]]'' Vol 1 (1985) was a four-issue mini-series written by Creator/BillMantlo, with art by Creator/MikeMignola. For more information, please see [[ComicBook/RocketRaccoon1985 its own page.
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''[[ComicBook/Rocket2017 Rocket]]'' Vol 1 (2017) was a six-issue mini-series written by Creator/AlEwing, with art by Adam Gorham. For more information, please see its own page.

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''[[ComicBook/Rocket2017 Rocket]]'' Vol 1 (2017) was a six-issue mini-series written by Creator/AlEwing, with art by Adam Gorham. For more information, please see [[ComicBook/Rocket2017 its own page.
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[[caption-width-right:350:The cover to volume 2 #1 by Skottie Young.]]


''[[ComicBook/RocketRaccoon1985 Rocket Raccoon]]'' Vol 1 (1985) was a four-issue mini-series written by Creator/BillMantlo, with art by Creator/MikeMignola. For more information, please see its own page.

''Rocket Raccoon'' Vol 2 (2014–2015) was a series written and drawn by [[ComicBook/IHateFairyland Skottie Young]]. Rocket goes on the run from the Ex-Terminators, a verital army of, well, his exes, while at the same time framed for murder by his nemesis: Blackjack O'Hare! The series ended with eleven issues.

''Rocket Raccoon'' Vol 3 (2017) was a five-issue mini-series written by Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Jorge Coelho. As part of the "Grounded" storyline, Rocket has found himself trapped on Earth. Sick of being on a backwards mudball, Rocket vows to find a way off this flarkin' planet.

''[[ComicBook/Rocket2017 Rocket]]'' Vol 1 (2017) was a six-issue mini-series written by Creator/AlEwing, with art by Adam Gorham. For more information, please see its own page.

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[[folder:Volume 2]]
* AmazonBrigade: The Ex-Terminators led by Gemeral Amalya. And they ''hate'' Rocket.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In issue #9, a potential future appears where Groot goes to Earth for testing and his self-healing goes into overdrive, making him grow to fifty feet and start attacking everyone. It's only through the HeroicSacrifice of Rocket that this Grootzilla stops.
* FrameUp: Blackjack O'Hare pretends to be Rocket and commits crimes across the galaxy to ruin his name. Which was already pretty ruined, but now he has the authorities after him.
* {{MacGuffin}}: The Book of Halfworld.
* RescueRomance: General Amalya's backstory with Rocket: he saved her from a kidnapping, they had a romance, then he left her after pilfering her family fortunes. So she wants revenge.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Both the Ex-Terminators and Blackjack O'Hare want revenge against Rocket, but they both keep getting in each other's way.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Rocket finally gets his hands on the Book of Halfworld, which should tell him about his race's mysterious past. However, the passages he starts to read are too odd and unnerving, so he just quits, gives the book to Captain Sale, and leaves.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The planet Fron, also known as the "Winter Planet."
* SpeaksInBinary: One of the robots Rocket finds on Knowhere is named 01100010 01110010 01110101 01110100 01100101, which is binary for "Brute."
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[[folder:Volume 3]]
* AbsoluteXenophobe: Alien Kill Krew, the group that is targeting aliens on Earth. They hired Kraven the Hunter to hunt down aliens.
* FishOutOfWater: Rocket on Earth.
* MonumentalDamage: So the Statue of Liberty gets destroyed...
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[[caption-width-right:350:Never doubt a raccoon.]]

-> ''"Ain't no thing like me, ''''cept''' me!"''
--> -- '''Rocket Raccoon''', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''

Rocket Raccoon is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen, first appearing in ''Marvel Preview'' #7 (June, 1976).

Partially inspired by the song "Rocky Raccoon" by Music/TheBeatles, Rocket mostly served as a {{joke character}} for the majority of his existence in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, only appearing in ''ten'' issues over thirty years.

It wasn't until the ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}: Conquest'' event that Rocket would gain some prominence, showing up as a supporting character in the ''ComicBook/StarLord'' tie-in series. His role there then segued into the rebooted ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' title, where he'd establish himself as a prominent member of the team, appearing in just about every iteration of the lineup ever since.

Rocket is notable for his deceptively scrappy attitude, extensive knowledge of weaponry, and plentiful connections in the cosmic underworld. He's also become [[ThoseTwoGuys synonymous for his friendship]] with sentient tree ComicBook/{{Groot}} since ''Annihilation: Conquest'', and they're rarely seen apart from one another.

Because of his popularity with audiences, Rocket appears in most interpretations of ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' in other media. He made his first appearance outside of the comics in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' on Creator/DisneyXD, where he was voiced by Creator/GregEllis. He also appeared on the ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' cartoon on Creator/DisneyXD, voiced there by Creator/TrevorDevall, while Creator/NolanNorth portrays him in ''VideoGame/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyTheTelltaleSeries''. Rocket is also voiced by Creator/BradleyCooper (with motion capture performed by Sean Gunn) in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, making his debut in their [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy 2014 film of the same name]]. Cooper and Gunn reprise the role in its 2017 sequel, as well as ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' and ''Film/AvengersEndgame''.

For the original version of Rocket (pre-''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}''), see also ''ComicBook/RocketRaccoonClassic''.

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!! Rocket Raccoon appears in:
[[AC: Notable Comics]]
* ''ComicBook/RocketRaccoonClassic'':
** ''[[EarlyBirdCameo Marvel Premiere #7]]'' (1976) as part of "The Sword in the Star" series
** ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk vol. 1 #271'' (1982) as part of the [[MilestoneCelebration 20th Anniversary]] of Hulk[[note]]Also his first official appearance[[/note]]
** ''Rocket Raccoon'' (1985), a 4-issue mini-series[[note]]Continuation of the events of ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk vol. 1 #271''[[/note]]
** Cameo appearances in ''ComicBook/{{Quasar}} #15 (1990)'' and ''Sensational ComicBook/SheHulk #44-46'' (1992)
* ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}: Conquest - ComicBook/StarLord'' (2007)
* ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (multiple volumes):
** vol. 1 (2017 -- 2018) [[note]]originally published as ''All-New Guardians of The Galaxy'' & then assigned legacy numbering[[/note]]
** vol. 2 (2008 -- 2010)
** vol. 3 (2013 -- 2015)
** vol. 4 (2015 -- 2017)
** vol. 5 (2018 -- 2019)
** [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2020 vol. 6]] (2020 -- present)
* ''Rocket Raccoon'' (multiple volumes):
** vol. 1 (2014 -- 2015)
** vol. 2 (2017)
* ''Rocket Raccoon & Groot'' (2016)
* ''ComicBook/{{Rocket|2017}}'' (2017)
* ''ComicBook/InfinityCountdown'' (2018)
* ''ComicBook/AvengersNoRoadHome'' (2019)

[[AC: Anime]]
* ''Anime/MarvelDiskWarsTheAvengers'' voiced by Fumihiro Okabayashi

[[AC: Film]]
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2014 -- present), voiced by Creator/BradleyCooper & portrayed by Sean Gunn:
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2014)
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' (2017)
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (2018)
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' (2019)

[[AC: Rides]]
* ''Ride/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyMissionBreakout'' (2017), voiced by Creator/BradleyCooper

[[AC: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'' (2011)
* ''VideoGame/UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3'' (2012), voiced by Creator/GregEllis
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' (2013), voiced by Creator/SteveBlum
* ''VideoGame/MarvelPuzzleQuest'' (2013)
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' (2014), voiced by Creator/JohnDiMaggio
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' (2014)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions'' (2014)
* ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' (2015)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' (2015)
* ''VideoGame/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyTheTelltaleSeries'' (2017), voiced by Creator/NolanNorth
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' (2017), voiced by Creator/TrevorDevall
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes2'' (2017), voiced by Mikey O’Connor
* ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance3TheBlackOrder'' (2019)

[[AC: Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/RocketAndGroot'' voiced by Creator/TrevorDevall

[[AC: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (2010-2012), voiced by Creator/GregEllis
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' (2012-2017), initially voiced by Creator/BillyWest (in "Guardians of the Galaxy"), and later by Creator/TrevorDevall (for subsequent episodes)
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' (2013-2019), voiced initially by Creator/SethGreen in "Guardians and Spaceknights" and later by Creator/TrevorDevall in "Widow's Run"
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'' (2013-2015), voiced by Creator/SethGreen
* ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2015-2019), voiced by Creator/TrevorDevall
* ''WesternAnimation/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' (2018) non-speaking cameo
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!! Rocket Raccoon provides examples of:
* AlliterativeName: And yes, Rocket Raccoon is his real name.
* AmazonChaser: He develops a thing with Gatecrasher of Technet during his 2017 miniseries. Nothing comes of it, thanks to some unfortunately timed words.
* AmbiguousDisorder: In ''Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord'', Rocket apparently has an obsessive compulsive disorder, frequently washing his hands. This was quietly ignored afterwards.
* AntiHero: Even at his best he's mostly motivated by either profits or the thrill of shooting things. In more recent comics he's a borderline sadist, but still hangs out with heroic characters.
* ArmCannon: After being taken over by the Venom symbiote, he becomes able to transform his arms into multi-barrelled biomechanical guns.
* BadassAdorable: Despite being the smallest and least physically imposing member of the Guardians, he packs a lot of firepower and is very tech-savvy.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: His Guardians of the Galaxy uniform lacks boots. This trope gets averted in later appearances, where he seems to frequently sport space boots of different kinds. Generally, whether he's barefoot or not will depend on the artist.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The little guy to Groot's big guy.
* {{BFG}}: Rocket's gun of choice is anything unfeasibly large and destructive.
* CapitalismIsBad: Oddly enough a large percentage of Rocket's enemies, especially the fellow anthropomorphic animals, represent this trope in some fashion such as Judson Jakes, Lord D'vine, and Gnawbarque.
* {{Cyborg}}: He's a genetically-engineered cyborg raccoon.
* DressCodedForYourConvenience: His costume is the same uniform worn by most of the team.
* DrinkBasedCharacterization: He's a hard-drinking raccoon, is this one. According to ''Rocket'', his preferred beverage is a Gargle Blaster. [[spoiler:This inadvertently fouls up a plan when he's supposed to be in disguise.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Before his reintroduction to Franchise/MarvelUniverse in 2007, Rocket appeared as a cameo in a issue of ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}'' in 2006.
* EnemyMine: He's worked alongside Blackjack O'Hare almost as often as the two have opposed each other.
* EvilCounterpart: 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.
* FakeMemories: Everything he thinks he knows about his past up until he first comes to Earth is a lie. [[spoiler: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.]]
* FantasticRacism: While he often does so in a sarcastic manner, he doesn't think much of the backwater ball of mud known as Earth or its inhabitants.
* FireForgedFriends: 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, and Rocket and Peter.
* {{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 TheLancer who really, really likes his guns but being otherwise a friendly and good person, to suddenly becoming a SociopathicHero 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. This has been tempered somewhat, with the disturbing nature of the 'Blam! Murdered you' CatchPhrase being lampshaded, and his dislike for humans generally being restricted to an utter bemusement as to why everybody is fighting over Earth and an understandable annoyance at Tony Stark's habit of stealing his stuff. Thankfully by the 2019 and 2020 ''Guardians'' series, Rocket was dialed back to his pre-Marvel NOW personality.
* FurryReminder: Throughout ''Guardians'' vol 2, mention is given that Rocket is very much a racoon, and still has the instincts and habits of one, as Moondragon learns when she's relaying his thoughts.
* GatlingGood: The larger the gun, the more he likes it.
* GotVolunteered:
** He was imprisoned because he was seen as an affront to Kree racial superiority ([[FelonyMisdemeanor and parking tickets]]), and was drafted into Star-Lord's suicide squad, which would eventually transform into the Guardians of the Galaxy.
** He didn't want anything to do with the events of ''Avengers: No Road Home''. The Hulk grabbed him as they were being teleported away, and it's very difficult to argue with the Hulk.
* GunsAkimbo: 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.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Groot and Star-Lord.
* HiddenDepths: On occasion, Rocket's temper and snark hide a lot of bitterness, and a longing to go back to the more innocent days he spent on Halfworld.
* HumongousMecha: He 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".
* IndustrialWorld: He hails from Halfworld, so named due to half the planet being industrialized and populated by robots.
* InformedAbility: He's allegedly a tactical genius, but most of his plans involve firing guns. Admittedly, those plans do work, most of the time. Granted he has shown off her tactical prowess such as when he stopped Gladiator through trickery, knowing his power is based on his own confidence.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be a sarcastic prick but he is still good-hearted. He genuinely cares about his teammates and will never give up on them.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: As a connoisseur of weapons, he's amazed when the Guardians encounter Major Victory, wanting to try out the man's version of Captain America's shield. Indoors. In a confined space.
* TheLancer: Second in command of the Guardians (in as much as anyone "[[RagtagBunchOfMisfits commands]]" the Guardians).
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: All his memories of Halfworld were erased when he left. He recovers them when he returns.
* LovableRogue: Even with his moments of short-temperedness, wise-cracking snarkiness, and over-confident nature, he's resurging from obscurity to popularity since becoming a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: He's one of the only members of the team to never quit.
* MoodSwinger: When written by Bendis, he goes from being almost-timid to hyper-aggressive seemingly at random.
* MoreDakka: His impressive and massive arsenal.
* TheNapoleon: Being a humanoid raccoon, he's pretty much the smallest of the Guardians. It does not diminish his ego or his temper, and he ''really'' doesn't like it when people poke fun at his size.
* NumberTwo: 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.
* OddFriendship: Both with Groot and with Star-Lord.
** Due to his earliest adventures he also has one with the Hulk. One that runs deep enough that even after Hulk's darker personality shift in Immortal Hulk, Bruce still appears to view Rocket as a friend and respects him.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He's able to hold guns more than three times his size and fire them without any harm to his body.
* PopCulturedBadass: According to ''Guardians'' vol 2, Rocket is more savvy on Earth, it's culture, and its heroes than anyone else. He even shops on [=eBay=].
* PungeonMaster: He semi-frequently cracks puns about being a raccoon.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: In one of his more impressive attacks, [[spoiler: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.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Star-Lord and Groot's Blue.
* {{Retcon}}: In ''Annihilation: Conquest'', his given reason for being in prison was A: being a "lower life form" to the Kree, and B: Parking tickets (he insists he was framed, and the space hadn't been properly sign-posted). In ''Rocket'', it's stated the parking tickets thing was a set-up by his old flame, Otta (an otter).
* SarcasticDevotee: He'll make plenty of cracks in Star-Lord's general direction, but he'd follow him to the end no matter what.
* SecretlyDying: In ''Guardians'' vol 4, his cybernetics are giving out.
* ShoutOut: His name and many elements from his original mini are all blatant shout outs to the Beatles song, "Rocky Raccoon". Including the main MacGuffin being called Gideon's Bible.
** In his original mini, when learning the truth behind Halfworld, one of the loonies is seen holding toy versions of Franchise/SamAndMax. Interestingly the issue in question was released 2 years before the first official Sam and Max book was published as the book's artist, Mike Mignola, was good friends with Steve Purcell.
* SirSwearsALot: It's with cosmic slang, but he sure says "flark" a lot. After Bendis takes over, it switched to SymbolSwearing.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Cosmo.
* SociopathicHero: In the Bendis series, he enjoys shooting at people a bit too much.
* SpacePolice: His job when he first appeared.
* SpotlightStealingSquad[=/=]WolverinePublicity: He ended up an extremely popular character, appearing in ''VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3'', being the first member of the Guardians to join the cast of ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' and has received significantly more merchandise than the others on the team.
* TheStrategist: Described as one of the best tactical minds in the Marvel Universe. During ''Guardians of Infinity'', the villain even tries stealing his brain for this exact reason.
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler: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".]]
* TalkingAnimal: He's as eloquent as any other member of the team, and he's a raccoon.
* TitledAfterTheSong: His name comes from Music/TheBeatles song [[Music/TheWhiteAlbum "Rocky Raccoon"]]. Add Rocky as his nickname and [[http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/308/files/2014/07/hulk-271-splash-page-closeup.jpg this intro]]...
* TrademarkFavoriteDrink: According to ''ComicBook/Rocket2017'', it's the Pan-Galactic GargleBlaster. Alarmingly, Rocket can drink several without any ill-effect.
* UpliftedAnimal: He's from Halfworld, a planet populated by genetically-augmented and cybernetically-enhanced sentient animals.
* WhatWouldXDo: When he's in charge, Rocket spends a lot of time asking "What would Peter do?".
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: 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.
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-> ''"Ain't no thing like me, ''''cept''' me!"''
--> -- '''Rocket Raccoon''', ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''

Rocket Raccoon is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen, first appearing in ''Marvel Preview'' #7 (June, 1976).

Partially inspired by the song "Rocky Raccoon" by Music/TheBeatles, Rocket mostly served as a {{joke character}} for the majority of his existence in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, only appearing in ''ten'' issues over thirty years.

It wasn't until the ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}: Conquest'' event that Rocket would gain some prominence, showing up as a supporting character in the ''ComicBook/StarLord'' tie-in series. His role there then segued into the rebooted ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' title, where he'd establish himself as a prominent member of the team, appearing in just about every iteration of the lineup ever since.

Rocket is notable for his deceptively scrappy attitude, extensive knowledge of weaponry, and plentiful connections in the cosmic underworld. He's also become [[ThoseTwoGuys synonymous for his friendship]] with sentient tree ComicBook/{{Groot}} since ''Annihilation: Conquest'', and they're rarely seen apart from one another.

Because of his popularity with audiences, Rocket appears in most interpretations of ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' in other media. He made his first appearance outside of the comics in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' on Creator/DisneyXD, where he was voiced by Creator/GregEllis. He also appeared on the ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' cartoon on Creator/DisneyXD, voiced there by Creator/TrevorDevall, while Creator/NolanNorth portrays him in ''VideoGame/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyTheTelltaleSeries''. Rocket is also voiced by Creator/BradleyCooper (with motion capture performed by Sean Gunn) in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, making his debut in their [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy 2014 film of the same name]]. Cooper and Gunn reprise the role in its 2017 sequel, as well as ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' and ''Film/AvengersEndgame''.

For the original version of Rocket (pre-''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}''), see also ''ComicBook/RocketRaccoonClassic''.

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!! Rocket Raccoon appears in:
[[AC: Notable Comics]]
* ''ComicBook/RocketRaccoonClassic'':
** ''[[EarlyBirdCameo Marvel Premiere #7]]'' (1976) as part of "The Sword in the Star" series
** ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk vol. 1 #271'' (1982) as part of the [[MilestoneCelebration 20th Anniversary]] of Hulk[[note]]Also his first official appearance[[/note]]
** ''Rocket Raccoon'' (1985), a 4-issue mini-series[[note]]Continuation of the events of ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk vol. 1 #271''[[/note]]
** Cameo appearances in ''ComicBook/{{Quasar}} #15 (1990)'' and ''Sensational ComicBook/SheHulk #44-46'' (1992)
* ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}: Conquest - ComicBook/StarLord'' (2007)
* ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (multiple volumes):
** vol. 1 (2017 -- 2018) [[note]]originally published as ''All-New Guardians of The Galaxy'' & then assigned legacy numbering[[/note]]
** vol. 2 (2008 -- 2010)
** vol. 3 (2013 -- 2015)
** vol. 4 (2015 -- 2017)
** vol. 5 (2018 -- 2019)
** [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2020 vol. 6]] (2020 -- present)
* ''Rocket Raccoon'' (multiple volumes):
** vol. 1 (2014 -- 2015)
** vol. 2 (2017)
* ''Rocket Raccoon & Groot'' (2016)
* ''ComicBook/{{Rocket|2017}}'' (2017)
* ''ComicBook/InfinityCountdown'' (2018)
* ''ComicBook/AvengersNoRoadHome'' (2019)

[[AC: Anime]]
* ''Anime/MarvelDiskWarsTheAvengers'' voiced by Fumihiro Okabayashi

[[AC: Film]]
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2014 -- present), voiced by Creator/BradleyCooper & portrayed by Sean Gunn:
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2014)
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' (2017)
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (2018)
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' (2019)

[[AC: Rides]]
* ''Ride/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyMissionBreakout'' (2017), voiced by Creator/BradleyCooper

[[AC: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'' (2011)
* ''VideoGame/UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3'' (2012), voiced by Creator/GregEllis
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' (2013), voiced by Creator/SteveBlum
* ''VideoGame/MarvelPuzzleQuest'' (2013)
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' (2014), voiced by Creator/JohnDiMaggio
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' (2014)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelContestOfChampions'' (2014)
* ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' (2015)
* ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' (2015)
* ''VideoGame/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyTheTelltaleSeries'' (2017), voiced by Creator/NolanNorth
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' (2017), voiced by Creator/TrevorDevall
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes2'' (2017), voiced by Mikey O’Connor
* ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance3TheBlackOrder'' (2019)

[[AC: Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/RocketAndGroot'' voiced by Creator/TrevorDevall

[[AC: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' (2010-2012), voiced by Creator/GregEllis
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' (2012-2017), initially voiced by Creator/BillyWest (in "Guardians of the Galaxy"), and later by Creator/TrevorDevall (for subsequent episodes)
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' (2013-2019), voiced initially by Creator/SethGreen in "Guardians and Spaceknights" and later by Creator/TrevorDevall in "Widow's Run"
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'' (2013-2015), voiced by Creator/SethGreen
* ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2015-2019), voiced by Creator/TrevorDevall
* ''WesternAnimation/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' (2018) non-speaking cameo
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!! Rocket Raccoon provides examples of:
* AlliterativeName: And yes, Rocket Raccoon is his real name.
* AmazonChaser: He develops a thing with Gatecrasher of Technet during his 2017 miniseries. Nothing comes of it, thanks to some unfortunately timed words.
* AmbiguousDisorder: In ''Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord'', Rocket apparently has an obsessive compulsive disorder, frequently washing his hands. This was quietly ignored afterwards.
* AntiHero: Even at his best he's mostly motivated by either profits or the thrill of shooting things. In more recent comics he's a borderline sadist, but still hangs out with heroic characters.
* ArmCannon: After being taken over by the Venom symbiote, he becomes able to transform his arms into multi-barrelled biomechanical guns.
* BadassAdorable: Despite being the smallest and least physically imposing member of the Guardians, he packs a lot of firepower and is very tech-savvy.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: His Guardians of the Galaxy uniform lacks boots. This trope gets averted in later appearances, where he seems to frequently sport space boots of different kinds. Generally, whether he's barefoot or not will depend on the artist.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The little guy to Groot's big guy.
* {{BFG}}: Rocket's gun of choice is anything unfeasibly large and destructive.
* CapitalismIsBad: Oddly enough a large percentage of Rocket's enemies, especially the fellow anthropomorphic animals, represent this trope in some fashion such as Judson Jakes, Lord D'vine, and Gnawbarque.
* {{Cyborg}}: He's a genetically-engineered cyborg raccoon.
* DressCodedForYourConvenience: His costume is the same uniform worn by most of the team.
* DrinkBasedCharacterization: He's a hard-drinking raccoon, is this one. According to ''Rocket'', his preferred beverage is a Gargle Blaster. [[spoiler:This inadvertently fouls up a plan when he's supposed to be in disguise.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Before his reintroduction to Franchise/MarvelUniverse in 2007, Rocket appeared as a cameo in a issue of ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}'' in 2006.
* EnemyMine: He's worked alongside Blackjack O'Hare almost as often as the two have opposed each other.
* EvilCounterpart: 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.
* FakeMemories: Everything he thinks he knows about his past up until he first comes to Earth is a lie. [[spoiler: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.]]
* FantasticRacism: While he often does so in a sarcastic manner, he doesn't think much of the backwater ball of mud known as Earth or its inhabitants.
* FireForgedFriends: 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, and Rocket and Peter.
* {{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 TheLancer who really, really likes his guns but being otherwise a friendly and good person, to suddenly becoming a SociopathicHero 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. This has been tempered somewhat, with the disturbing nature of the 'Blam! Murdered you' CatchPhrase being lampshaded, and his dislike for humans generally being restricted to an utter bemusement as to why everybody is fighting over Earth and an understandable annoyance at Tony Stark's habit of stealing his stuff. Thankfully by the 2019 and 2020 ''Guardians'' series, Rocket was dialed back to his pre-Marvel NOW personality.
* FurryReminder: Throughout ''Guardians'' vol 2, mention is given that Rocket is very much a racoon, and still has the instincts and habits of one, as Moondragon learns when she's relaying his thoughts.
* GatlingGood: The larger the gun, the more he likes it.
* GotVolunteered:
** He was imprisoned because he was seen as an affront to Kree racial superiority ([[FelonyMisdemeanor and parking tickets]]), and was drafted into Star-Lord's suicide squad, which would eventually transform into the Guardians of the Galaxy.
** He didn't want anything to do with the events of ''Avengers: No Road Home''. The Hulk grabbed him as they were being teleported away, and it's very difficult to argue with the Hulk.
* GunsAkimbo: 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.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Groot and Star-Lord.
* HiddenDepths: On occasion, Rocket's temper and snark hide a lot of bitterness, and a longing to go back to the more innocent days he spent on Halfworld.
* HumongousMecha: He 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".
* IndustrialWorld: He hails from Halfworld, so named due to half the planet being industrialized and populated by robots.
* InformedAbility: He's allegedly a tactical genius, but most of his plans involve firing guns. Admittedly, those plans do work, most of the time. Granted he has shown off her tactical prowess such as when he stopped Gladiator through trickery, knowing his power is based on his own confidence.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be a sarcastic prick but he is still good-hearted. He genuinely cares about his teammates and will never give up on them.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: As a connoisseur of weapons, he's amazed when the Guardians encounter Major Victory, wanting to try out the man's version of Captain America's shield. Indoors. In a confined space.
* TheLancer: Second in command of the Guardians (in as much as anyone "[[RagtagBunchOfMisfits commands]]" the Guardians).
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: All his memories of Halfworld were erased when he left. He recovers them when he returns.
* LovableRogue: Even with his moments of short-temperedness, wise-cracking snarkiness, and over-confident nature, he's resurging from obscurity to popularity since becoming a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: He's one of the only members of the team to never quit.
* MoodSwinger: When written by Bendis, he goes from being almost-timid to hyper-aggressive seemingly at random.
* MoreDakka: His impressive and massive arsenal.
* TheNapoleon: Being a humanoid raccoon, he's pretty much the smallest of the Guardians. It does not diminish his ego or his temper, and he ''really'' doesn't like it when people poke fun at his size.
* NumberTwo: 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.
* OddFriendship: Both with Groot and with Star-Lord.
** Due to his earliest adventures he also has one with the Hulk. One that runs deep enough that even after Hulk's darker personality shift in Immortal Hulk, Bruce still appears to view Rocket as a friend and respects him.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He's able to hold guns more than three times his size and fire them without any harm to his body.
* PopCulturedBadass: According to ''Guardians'' vol 2, Rocket is more savvy on Earth, it's culture, and its heroes than anyone else. He even shops on [=eBay=].
* PungeonMaster: He semi-frequently cracks puns about being a raccoon.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: In one of his more impressive attacks, [[spoiler: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.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Star-Lord and Groot's Blue.
* {{Retcon}}: In ''Annihilation: Conquest'', his given reason for being in prison was A: being a "lower life form" to the Kree, and B: Parking tickets (he insists he was framed, and the space hadn't been properly sign-posted). In ''Rocket'', it's stated the parking tickets thing was a set-up by his old flame, Otta (an otter).
* SarcasticDevotee: He'll make plenty of cracks in Star-Lord's general direction, but he'd follow him to the end no matter what.
* SecretlyDying: In ''Guardians'' vol 4, his cybernetics are giving out.
* ShoutOut: His name and many elements from his original mini are all blatant shout outs to the Beatles song, "Rocky Raccoon". Including the main MacGuffin being called Gideon's Bible.
** In his original mini, when learning the truth behind Halfworld, one of the loonies is seen holding toy versions of Franchise/SamAndMax. Interestingly the issue in question was released 2 years before the first official Sam and Max book was published as the book's artist, Mike Mignola, was good friends with Steve Purcell.
* SirSwearsALot: It's with cosmic slang, but he sure says "flark" a lot. After Bendis takes over, it switched to SymbolSwearing.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Cosmo.
* SociopathicHero: In the Bendis series, he enjoys shooting at people a bit too much.
* SpacePolice: His job when he first appeared.
* SpotlightStealingSquad[=/=]WolverinePublicity: He ended up an extremely popular character, appearing in ''VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3'', being the first member of the Guardians to join the cast of ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' and has received significantly more merchandise than the others on the team.
* TheStrategist: Described as one of the best tactical minds in the Marvel Universe. During ''Guardians of Infinity'', the villain even tries stealing his brain for this exact reason.
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler: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".]]
* TalkingAnimal: He's as eloquent as any other member of the team, and he's a raccoon.
* TitledAfterTheSong: His name comes from Music/TheBeatles song [[Music/TheWhiteAlbum "Rocky Raccoon"]]. Add Rocky as his nickname and [[http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/308/files/2014/07/hulk-271-splash-page-closeup.jpg this intro]]...
* TrademarkFavoriteDrink: According to ''ComicBook/Rocket2017'', it's the Pan-Galactic GargleBlaster. Alarmingly, Rocket can drink several without any ill-effect.
* UpliftedAnimal: He's from Halfworld, a planet populated by genetically-augmented and cybernetically-enhanced sentient animals.
* WhatWouldXDo: When he's in charge, Rocket spends a lot of time asking "What would Peter do?".
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: 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.
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[[redirect:Characters/MarvelComicsRocketRaccoon]]

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** Due to his earliest adventures he also has one with the Hulk. One that runs deep enough that even after Hulk's darker personality shift in Immortal Hulk, Bruce still appears to view Rocket as a friend and respects him.


Rocket is notable for his deceptively scrappy attitude, extensive knowledge of weaponry, and plentiful connections in the cosmic underworld. He's also become [[ThoseTwoGuys synonymous for his friendship]] with sentient tree Groot since ''Annihilation: Conquest'', and they're rarely seen apart from one another.

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Rocket is notable for his deceptively scrappy attitude, extensive knowledge of weaponry, and plentiful connections in the cosmic underworld. He's also become [[ThoseTwoGuys synonymous for his friendship]] with sentient tree Groot ComicBook/{{Groot}} since ''Annihilation: Conquest'', and they're rarely seen apart from one another.

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[[AC: Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/RocketAndGroot'' voiced by Creator/TrevorDevall


Rocket Raccoon is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen, first appearing in ''Marvel Preview'' #7 (dated Summer 1976).

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Rocket Raccoon is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen, first appearing in ''Marvel Preview'' #7 (dated Summer (June, 1976).



[[AC: Anime]]
* ''Anime/MarvelDiskWarsTheAvengers'' voiced by Fumihiro Okabayashi



* ''Ride/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyMissionBreakout'' (2017), voiced by Cooper

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* ''Ride/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyMissionBreakout'' (2017), voiced by Cooper
Creator/BradleyCooper



* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' (2013), voiced by Steven Blum

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* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' (2013), voiced by Steven BlumCreator/SteveBlum



* ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2015 -- present), voiced by Creator/TrevorDevall

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' (2012-2017), initially voiced by Creator/BillyWest (in "Guardians of the Galaxy"), and later by Creator/TrevorDevall (for subsequent episodes)
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' (2013-2019), voiced initially by Creator/SethGreen in "Guardians and Spaceknights" and later by Creator/TrevorDevall in "Widow's Run"
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'' (2013-2015), voiced by Creator/SethGreen
* ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2015 -- present), (2015-2019), voiced by Creator/TrevorDevallCreator/TrevorDevall
* ''WesternAnimation/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' (2018) non-speaking cameo

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** vol. 5 (2018 -- 2019)
** [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2020 vol. 6]] (2020 -- present)

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