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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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  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Adam taps into the Soul Stone in the final battle against the Magus.
  • 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.
  • Battle Couple: Quill and Gamora, Corvus and Proxima.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The Guardians win the day, but Drax is dead, and Quill and Gamora have decided to retire.
  • Cain and Abel: Adam and The Magus. The story calls this out with the use of Bruce Springsteen's 'Adam Raised A Cain'.
  • The Cameo:
    • Kevin, the Watcher Informant, puts in an appearance at the Olive Garden In Space.
    • Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Carol Danvers, and Supergiant all also put in appearances at Olive Garden.
    • Thor, Vision, Wanda Maximoff, Beta Ray Bill, and Heimdall make appearances when the Guardians retreat to Asgard. All but Heimdall also show up in the final battle.
  • Closing Credits: Continuing the MCFFU tradition.

     Tropes G-M 

  • Heroic Second Wind: Adam has one in his fight against the Magus set to 'The Touch'.
  • In-Universe Soundtrack: 'What's New, Pussycat?', 'Let It Be', 'Holding Out For A Hero', and 'Immigrant Song' all appear at various parts of the story.
  • Leitmotif: 'Starman' and 'Rocket Man' serve as Adam's, 'Adam Raised a Cain' serves The Magus'. The leitmotifs are blended together during their final battle.
  • Love Redeems: Adam refuses to kill the Guardians, as they're full of love.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Gamora's reaction to her being stabbed by Corvus. Justified in that she has some sort of Healing Factor.
  • Mook Horror Show: The Guardians vs The Magus' army.
  • Mythology Gag: A few throughout the story.
    • 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.

     Tropes N-T 

  • 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.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Mantis reveals her biological father is Ego, making her Quill's half sister.
  • Sequel Hook: The credits scenes set up Sam Wilson: Captain America with the first two scenes, a UN meeting featuring Victor von Doom, and the appearances of the Silver Surfer and Galactus.
  • Shirtless Scene: Adam has one in his introduction. It's meant to show how vulnerable he feels despite his great power.
  • Shout-Out: Mostly in the first chapter.
  • Straight Man: Corvus, Proxima, and Adam all serve as one, but Corvus is the most overt.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Adam unlocks his true power and begins to lay waste to The Magus to the tune of 'The Touch'.
  • 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.
    • 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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