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** He doesn't seem ''that'' shocked with the baby Groot appears in the pot, but he wouldn't have grieved so much if he thought there was a chance he could come back. Though it's possible he did know and just forgot because the shock of watching him die was too much (this happens in the comics). This troper assumes it's either that he forgot or that the Nova Corps suggested it to him.

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** He doesn't seem ''that'' shocked with the baby Groot appears in the pot, but he wouldn't have grieved so much if he thought there was a chance he could come back. Though it's possible he did know and just forgot because the shock of watching him die was too much (this happens in the comics). This troper assumes it's either that Either he forgot or that the Nova Corps suggested it to him.

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** Vol. 2 gives some insight here. The Ravagers have machinery that can 3D print complex circuitry out of a hose, and Yondu can buy Earth memorabilia from a junk shop, so between those two it's not difficult to imagine Yondu and Quill buying fresh batteries, printing new ones, or rigging up a different power supply.

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** In Vol. 2, it's hinted that Drax's people don't have hangups about discussing sex, so 'whore' might not have been intended as an insult.

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** Rocket in the MCU films has been consistently depicted as plantigrade whenever his feet are on solid ground. Rewatch the scene where he is confronting Drax after Quill and Gamora are captured by Yondu and the prelude to the fight with the Abelisk in Vol. 2 and you'll see him standing and walking plantigrade. The only times I can find him standing digitigrade has been in artwork or toys.

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*** It is doubtlessly the former option. In the films, Drax is established as being an alien from a humanoid race, '''not''' a human. On his planet, furry rodent-like creatures that are similar enough to raccoons to be easily mistakable for one another exist.

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*** When did Quill use the word "rodent" to describe Rocket?


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*** When did Quill use the word "rodent" to describe Rocket?

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* Rocket insists he's NOT a raccoon. He's unique. He's right, but he just so happens to look EXACTLY like a Terran raccoon.


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* Towards the end of volume 2, one of the Starhawks who have gathered in the 31st century says that the return of [[spoiler:Thanos]] in the 21st century is the thing that leads to the BadFuture the Starhawks have been trying to change. However, in ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'' we learn that [[spoiler:the threat to our universe had nothing to do with Thanos, and Thanos is the one who actually stops the BadFuture from happening.]] So why did Starhawk put the blame on [[spoiler:Thanos]]?
** They must not have known about the [[spoiler: Cancerverse]] so they assumed it was [[spoiler: Thanos, the dude known for regularly destroying universes for kicks.]]

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* Towards the end of volume 2, one of the Starhawks who have gathered in the 31st century says that the return of [[spoiler:Thanos]] Thanos in the 21st century is the thing that leads to the BadFuture the Starhawks have been trying to change. However, in ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'' we learn that [[spoiler:the the threat to our universe had nothing to do with Thanos, and Thanos is the one who actually stops the BadFuture from happening.]] happening. So why did Starhawk put the blame on [[spoiler:Thanos]]?
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** They must not have known about the [[spoiler: Cancerverse]] Cancerverse so they assumed it was [[spoiler: Thanos, the dude known for regularly destroying universes for kicks.]]



** He's not a regular human though; he's actually half human, half Spartax, which gives him above-human stats. Star-Lord is a LOT tougher than you give him credit for. He has all sorts of suits, shields, and gadgets to help him fight off high powered threats. Remember, while he was still 'Cosmic policeman Star-Lord' he was able to beat the Fallen One, a former Herald of Galactus who outclasses the Silver Surfer in power level. And IIRC the only time him and Thanos actually fought each other (as opposed to, say, Thanos and Nova or Drax) was when they [[spoiler: were both in the Cancerverse and Quill had a Cosmic Cube to give him a boost.]]
** Nope, that's not the only time. When Thanos [[spoiler:wakes up from his cocoon before the events of ''The Thanos Imperative'']], he straight up punches Star-Lord without Star-Lord suffering any serious damage, even though Quill wasn't using any shields or gadgets, nor did he have [[spoiler:the Cosmic Cube]] then. Thanos is constantly shown to be able to kill super-powered beings, and in that particular instance he certainly wasn't pulling back his punches, so it seems weird Quill got out of it unscathed.

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** He's not a regular human though; he's actually half human, half Spartax, which gives him above-human stats. Star-Lord is a LOT tougher than you give him credit for. He has all sorts of suits, shields, and gadgets to help him fight off high powered threats. Remember, while he was still 'Cosmic policeman Star-Lord' he was able to beat the Fallen One, a former Herald of Galactus who outclasses the Silver Surfer in power level. And IIRC the only time him and Thanos actually fought each other (as opposed to, say, Thanos and Nova or Drax) was when they [[spoiler: were both in the Cancerverse and Quill had a Cosmic Cube to give him a boost.]]
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** Nope, that's not the only time. When Thanos [[spoiler:wakes wakes up from his cocoon before the events of ''The Thanos Imperative'']], Imperative'', he straight up punches Star-Lord without Star-Lord suffering any serious damage, even though Quill wasn't using any shields or gadgets, nor did he have [[spoiler:the the Cosmic Cube]] Cube then. Thanos is constantly shown to be able to kill super-powered beings, and in that particular instance he certainly wasn't pulling back his punches, so it seems weird Quill got out of it unscathed.



* After being built up to being a dangerous and powerful badass capable of curbstomping Drax [[spoiler: and survive his ship blowing up]], Ronan gets easily distracted [[spoiler: by Peter Quill dancing in front of him]]. Right before that he easily swats away Rocket who had also got in his way. How did he manage to pick up the VillainBall at the end of the film?
** In fairness to Ronan, Quill went all out with the distraction, and [[spoiler: after being blown up that many times and being unfazed, you're allowed a little overconfidence. It wasn't like he was in a hurry to finish things, since he was already monologuing when Quill started dancing.]]

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* After being built up to being a dangerous and powerful badass capable of curbstomping Drax [[spoiler: and survive his ship blowing up]], up, Ronan gets easily distracted [[spoiler: by distractedby Peter Quill dancing in front of him]].him. Right before that he easily swats away Rocket who had also got in his way. How did he manage to pick up the VillainBall at the end of the film?
** In fairness to Ronan, Quill went all out with the distraction, and [[spoiler: after being blown up that many times and being unfazed, you're allowed a little overconfidence. It wasn't like he was in a hurry to finish things, since he was already monologuing when Quill started dancing.]]



** It's a bit of a leap in logic, but basically: [[spoiler:The Aether was given to the Collector on Loki-as-Odin's orders, and Loki was working for Thanos during the Avengers, and Thanos' prize for his aid would have been the Tesseract Infinity Stone.]] It's a bit of a stretch, but it's also safe to say that something sinister is probably going on with the Collector.
** Of course, we don't know for certain that [[spoiler: the plan to use the Collector was Loki-Odin's. It could have been a protocol Odin established a long time ago, or done by someone working behind Odin's back. Pretty sure Sif definitely name dropped the All-Father, but she could have been bluffing to allay suspicion.]]

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** It's a bit of a leap in logic, but basically: [[spoiler:The The Aether was given to the Collector on Loki-as-Odin's orders, and Loki was working for Thanos during the Avengers, and Thanos' prize for his aid would have been the Tesseract Infinity Stone.]] Stone. It's a bit of a stretch, but it's also safe to say that something sinister is probably going on with the Collector.
** Of course, we don't know for certain that [[spoiler: the plan to use the Collector was Loki-Odin's. It could have been a protocol Odin established a long time ago, or done by someone working behind Odin's back. Pretty sure Sif definitely name dropped the All-Father, but she could have been bluffing to allay suspicion.]]



* Okay, so Quill's apparently an [[spoiler:Immortal, so he can touch them]]. But how come the Others are able to? And Ronan as well?

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* Okay, so Quill's apparently an [[spoiler:Immortal, Immortal, so he can touch them]].them. But how come the Others are able to? And Ronan as well?



* Thanos, the big bad of the MCU, really doesn't come across like that in this film. His resources seemed limited to The Other, an unknown amount of "daughters," and Ronan who he hired. As far as we know, he possesses none of the Infinity Stones. Loki's scepter, which is likely the Mind Stone, he gave away and it was lost. In the course of Guardians of the Galaxy [[spoiler: Thanos loses The Other, Ronan betrays him, and both Gamora and Nebula betray him as well.]] Sure, Thanos had access to the Chitauri army, but GOTG seemed to present him as not much of a threat. Even the Nova Corps is aware of him, presenting him as a threat, but not the end-all-be-all.

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* Thanos, the big bad of the MCU, really doesn't come across like that in this film. His resources seemed limited to The Other, an unknown amount of "daughters," and Ronan who he hired. As far as we know, he possesses none of the Infinity Stones. Loki's scepter, which is likely the Mind Stone, he gave away and it was lost. In the course of Guardians of the Galaxy [[spoiler: Thanos loses The Other, Ronan betrays him, and both Gamora and Nebula betray him as well.]] well. Sure, Thanos had access to the Chitauri army, but GOTG seemed to present him as not much of a threat. Even the Nova Corps is aware of him, presenting him as a threat, but not the end-all-be-all.



** In the comics, when Thanos finally acquires all the Infinity Gems, he [[spoiler:kills ''half of all the living beings in the whole universe'' with a (literal) snap of his fingers.]] They do press the ResetButton on that later on, but this should give you clue what kind of a threat he is, if he's successful.

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** In the comics, when Thanos finally acquires all the Infinity Gems, he [[spoiler:kills kills ''half of all the living beings in the whole universe'' with a (literal) snap of his fingers.]] fingers. They do press the ResetButton on that later on, but this should give you clue what kind of a threat he is, if he's successful.



** This could be because Peter is [[spoiler: half-alien on his dad's side. His ancestry might make him more durable than a normal human, or at least specifically render him more resistant to the ill effects of vacuum exposure.]]

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** This could be because Peter is [[spoiler: half-alien on his dad's side. His ancestry might make him more durable than a normal human, or at least specifically render him more resistant to the ill effects of vacuum exposure.]]



** In ''Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'' we find out [[spoiler:Peter's dad is an incredibly powerful cosmic being, and Peter has the same power inside him.]] So it's perfectly possible that, [[spoiler:even though he didn't know about his power in this movie, he was subconsciously using it to stay alive.]]

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** In ''Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'' we find out [[spoiler:Peter's Peter's dad is an incredibly powerful cosmic being, and Peter has the same power inside him.]] him. So it's perfectly possible that, [[spoiler:even even though he didn't know about his power in this movie, he was subconsciously using it to stay alive.]]


** This is a BIG MISTAKE people keep making. They keep comparing movie Thanos to his comic version. The two are separate characters. Yes, Comic Thanos is boarder line invincible especially under the pen of Jim Starlin who writes him as a VillainSue. But then you have WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble Thanos who while still powerful was far more cocky and eventually defeated in a somewhat humiliating way. Movie Thanos is different from both. And so far all we have is talk about how powerful and feared he is supposed to be despite his plans constantly failing and his agents betraying him.

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** This is a BIG MISTAKE people keep making. They keep comparing movie Thanos to his comic version. The two are separate characters. Yes, Comic Thanos is boarder line invincible especially under the pen of Jim Starlin who writes him as a VillainSue.Starlin. But then you have WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble Thanos who while still powerful was far more cocky and eventually defeated in a somewhat humiliating way. Movie Thanos is different from both. And so far all we have is talk about how powerful and feared he is supposed to be despite his plans constantly failing and his agents betraying him.

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** He's not a Raccoon, he's a raccoon-like alien that has been experimented on.

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**If Quill doesn't know the difference between a Carnivore and a Rodent, don't expect an alien like Drax to, either. RACCOONS ARE NOT RODENTS.

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**RACCOONS ARE NOT RODENTS. They are members of Order Carnivora, not Rodentia, and are related to bears and weasels (and by extension, dogs, cats and seals), not rats, mice and beavers. The sheer ignorance on the matter shown by Quill and aliens is one thing ...


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*Raccoons are naturally plantigrade, like humans and bears, not digitigrade like dogs and cats. Error, or is putting him up on tippy-toes part of his "enahncements"? Why not simply leave him on his flat feet?

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