Invasion of Earth
As many other Flora Colossus who were sent to other planets to collect information about their inhabitants, Groot was sent to Earth to kidnap humans in order to take them to his planet for its scientists to study. Landing in the woods near a small town on the United States of America, Groot announced his presence to the nearby community and announced that he would take the small town with him to his homeworld. The humans resisted, but their weapons weren't capable of hurting him. On the following days, Groot used his ability to control trees and plants to turn the forest into a makeshift army, with the intention of using Earth's native vegetation to create a net of roots to allow him to lift the whole town into space. He was eventually stopped by Leslie Evans who used termites to seemingly kill him.
Much later, the titan Xemnu created replicates of five monsters which he used to attack the incredible Hulk. These monsters included Groot, as well as Blip, Goom, Diablo, and Taboo. All of the monster duplicates were destroyed by the Hulk. Years later he would be captured by and forced into the service of the Howling Commandos
Powers and Abilities
Cellular regeneration: Groot was seemingly killed when he was eaten by a specially bred colony of termites, but he managed to survive. This may be a major contributor to his botanopathy.
Strength: Groot's tree like form provides him great strength.
Durability: Groot's hide is composed of wood dense enough and durable enough to make him immune to most conventional weapons, including gunfire and fire which would consume most woods.
Control over other plants: Groot especially has the power to control other plants.
- 10 appearance(s) of Groot XXCVII (Earth-616)
- 4 minor appearance(s) of Groot XXCVII (Earth-616)
- 2 mention(s) of Groot XXCVII (Earth-616)
- 30 image(s) of Groot XXCVII (Earth-616)
- 2 quotation(s) by or about Groot XXCVII (Earth-616)