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Fanfic / Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3

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" After the defeat of the alternate Thanos, the Guardians of the Galaxy are tasked with protecting the Soul Stone he brought with him. On a flight to Vormir, the only place they know the Stone will be safe, they are attacked by the Sovereign, who steal the Infinity Stone. Giving chase to the Sovereign, the Guardians are horrified to discover the Stone has been used to empower High Priestess Ayesha’s newest creation: A being named Adam. Together with their newest recruits; Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight, the Guardians must fight this threat."
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Spoilers for all chapters before Chapter 15 of Avengers: Endgame are unmarked.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 is a fanfiction by Dragonis Prime first published on Archive of Our Own on May 30, 2019, and is the second story in his Marvel Cinematic Fanfiction Universe. It can be found here. It is the direct sequel to his previous fanfiction, Avengers: Endgame.

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  • Autobots, Rock Out!: The author apparently enjoys adding this to his soundtrack.
    • The space chase scene/Corvus vs Drunk Guardians fight is set to 'Danger Zone' by Kenny Loggins.
    • Adam Warlock's character introduction is set to 'Starman' by David Bowie.
    • The Guardians storm the Sovereign Citadel to the sound of 'Holding Out For a Hero' by Bonnie Tyler.
  • Mythology Gag: There's... one or two.
    • Carol Danvers shows up at the Olive Garden IN SPACE! with her suit coloured like her Ms. Marvel suit.
    • Ayesha attempts to control Adam with the phrase "Kneel before the Universal Truth", a reference to the Church of Universal Truth.
  • Shout-Out: Mostly in the first chapter.
    • The story opens at an Olive Garden IN SPACE!.
    • Said Olive Garden is playing 'What's New, Pussy Cat' by Sir Tom Jones on loop in a reference to the John Mulaney sketch 'The Salt and Pepper Diner'.
  • Precision F-Strike: Groot once again welcomes someone, this time Adam, to the Fuckin' Guardians of the Galaxy. Adam doesn't speak Groot, so Gamora translates. Unlike Rocket, she doesn't censor it.
  • Titled After the Song: The chapter titles are this, and serve as brief summaries of the chapters.
    • Chapter 1: I'm Still Standing by Sir Elton John. The Guardians left after Rocket's sacrifice get drinks to remember him.
    • Chapter 2: Under Pressure by Queen. The Guardians chase after the Sovereign, who have stolen the Soul Stone.
    • Chapter 3: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson. Adam Warlock considers himself, and his Dark Counterpart The Magus is revealed.
    • Chapter 4: Goodbye My Friend by Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt. The Guardians mourn the death of Drax.
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    • Chapter 5: Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters. Peter and Gamora dance together and discuss their future, and Corvus and Proxima have a... 'dance' of another kind.
    • Chapter 6: Ballroom Blitz by Sweet. The Guardians tear through The Magus' army.
    • Chapter 7: My Father's Eyes by Eric Clapton. The Guardians fight copies of their fathers created by The Magus.
    • Chapter 8: Heroes by David Bowie. Adam and the Guardians defeat The Magus.

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