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Recap / Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) Short 3 "Drax"

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Synopsis:

"It is revealed how Drax the Destroyer ended up in Nova Corps custody after he saved some prisoners from Ronan the Accuser."


Tropes featured in the episode:

  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: Just before Drax slaughters a room full of guards, he tells the little girl on his back to cover her eyes.
  • Gladiator Games: Drax is introduced fighting in Ronan's games. The winner gets to serve as his right hand, while the losers get to be slave labor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Drax, especially his decision to spare the child's father in gladiatorial battle in spite of his bloodthirsty tendency.
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  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Ronan decides against engaging the Nova Corps when Drax pilots a slave transport to one of their outposts. A few lost slaves isn't worth the trouble of picking a fight with them.
  • Pet the Dog: Drax gives up a shot at Ronan and turns himself into the Nova Corps to save a transport full of slaves.
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