After making its movie debut in 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy group immediately stole the attention of fans around the world. At the beginning of its appearance, we finally get to know the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy consisting of Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket, and Groot. In the second sequel, they indirectly have new members such as Mantis, and also Nebula. So far, the Guardians of the Galaxy have become one of the most popular hero groups in the MCU universe after the Avengers.
In the MCU universe, Star-Lord aka Peter Quill can be said to be the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He, and his team had been involved with the Avengers when they had to fight Thanos on the planet Titan, and also in Wakanda. In fact, all members of the Guardians of the Galaxy are in an epic war with the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” when they must return to battle against Thanos, and his troops on Earth for the infinity stones.
The Guardians of the Galaxy end up being a character that looks impressive against their different backgrounds. However, they are not the only heroes who have the honor of calling themselves Guardians of the Galaxy. Before Star-Lord, and others, there were several characters who had become members of the hero team. Who are they geeks? Here is a summary of 5 former members of the Guardians of the Galaxy!
Vance Astrovik, also known as Major Vance Astro, was originally a 21st century American astronaut trying to reach Alpha Centauri. Before making the long journey, one of the doctors coated his organs with a kind of preservative fluid to put him in a state of suspended animation. Vance then wakes up in the 30th century, and his plane lands on the planet Centauri-IV.
After going through a long space journey, Vance then becomes a mutant with the power of telekinesis. There, he meets Yondu, who tries to fight him for being seen as a stranger. After a hostile encounter, they become friends, and Vance helps him fight the Badoon race that destroyed the colony of Centauri-IV. His encounter with Yondu, and his battle with Badoon, then made Vance Astor serve as the heart of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
This character first appeared in the 1975 comic series Defenders #27 under the real name Stakar Ogord. He is the biological child of Kismet or Ayesha, an artificial being created through genetic engineering by the Enclave organization. Stakar has a half-sister named Aleta Ogord. In one event, Stakar and Aleta then merged into one so that they became known as Starhawk. Furthermore, Starhawk is on the Guardians of Galaxy team, and helps drive the Badoons off Earth.
In the MCU, Stakar Ogord has actually appeared in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, played by actor Sylvester Stalone. However, in the movie he is only told as a high-ranking leader of the Ravangers. He is highly respected by the members of the Ravangers, including Yondu. Sylvester Stalone is also rumored to be returning as Stakar Ogord in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 movie.
Pyreus Kril aka Firelord is a Xandarian who served as a naval officer on the cruiser Way-Opener. Kril gains his powers as the Firelord of Galactus when he tries to save his friend Gabriel Lan, who was kidnapped by a teleportation beam on a mission. Firelord has a very strong ability like the Silver Surfer, and he is also able to match the God of Thunder from Asgard, Thor.
In the 31st century timeline, Firelord is known as the Protector of the Universe, an important position once held by two formidable superheroes, Captain Mar-Vell and Quasar. In addition, Firelord is one of the most powerful members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He also once allied with Eros, and Supernova to track the whereabouts of the Nebula that had destroyed his home planet, Xandar.
Spirit of Vengeance
As a Ghost Rider who is in the future timeline, Spirit of Vengeance often fights side by side with the Guardians of the Galaxy, until he finally decides to join them. Spirit of Vengeance itself has the real name Wileaydus Autolycus who was born on the planet Sarka. He is a member of the Universal Church of Truth, but he is trying to turn against his religious fanaticism. Wanting to try to atone for the sins of his church, he then drove his vehicle, the Death Cycle, through space to purify his religion.
Adam Warlock’s origins began with the Fantastic Four comics in 1967. At that time, he was still called Him, and his character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Adam himself is an artificial cosmic creature designed to be a perfect human being with tremendous power.
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2008), which was done by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, Adam Warlock is said to have been a member of Guardians of the Galaxy along with Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Quasar, Gamora, Drax Mantis, and Groot. Adam will also make his debut in the MCU in the Guardians of the Galaxy