What about Star-Lord? Is he still a Celestial in Marvel?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been a huge success. However, the Marvel movie raises questions about the nature of Star-Lord.
Is Star-Lord still a Celestial at Marvel Studios? (Spoiler alert for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3) As a trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy took many liberties with the source material that changed the origins of certain characters while increasing their narrative importance. For example, Rocket, who initially had no link to the High Evolutionary, is now the villain’s creation. His experiments on him changed Rocket forever. However, in the case of Peter Quill, he went from being the son of the tyrannical King of Spartax to the son of Ego, the Living Planet. In fact, Ego was cataloged in the UCM as a Celestial entity.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may not have focused on Star-Lord. But he did not skimp on giving him the necessary moments as a leader and a character dealing with loss. That being said, from the second movie to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, there was still a question as to whether his status as a Celestial was intact. Although the obvious answer would be no due to Ego’s death, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 showed that the reality of his genetics may be more complex at Marvel Studios.
The answer to Peter Quill’s identity as a Celestial
Guardians of the Galaxy alluded to Star-Lord’s unique lineage, as it was his genetics that allowed him to withstand the power of an Infinity Stone. But in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it was revealed that the mystery of his lineage was tied to the light that Ego gave him. The light was what kept Ego alive and immortal and also allowed him to create his world and his body.. This same light allowed the Marvel Studios hero to grow stronger the longer he stayed with Ego. And he could also control his own constructions. But when he learned that Ego wanted to spread his consciousness throughout the galaxy, killing everyone, Peter and the Guardians had to kill him and the light.
What Ego’s death meant to Star-Lord was that he no longer had a connection to the light or its power.. As a result, he was no longer immortal and could not create constructs like his father had. Peter was now functionally human. And, while he was okay with it, it also meant that he would have to face human weaknesses. The best example of this was in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, when he accidentally got stranded in deep space. But still, his near-death experience proved that the Marvel character, though human, still had Celestial DNA in his genes. That means he could still be very powerful in the future.