The Guardians battle the Chitauri, a warlike alien race led by Korvac, who set out to destroy the Earth so the numerous heroes that call the planet home could never pose a threat to the Chitauri conquests. The Guardians are defeated, and only Rocket Raccoon escapes capture. He heads to Earth to get aid from Sam Alexander, but the Guardian accidentally brings along Spider-Man. With help from the two heroes, Rocket Raccoon is able to free his comrades from the Chitauri, and destroy their mother ship, putting an end to Korvac's reign.
Guardians and Space knights
When Galactus arrives to consume Earth, Iron Man ends up having to speak with him which results in both of them teleporting away. The Avengers track Iron Man to the planet where the D'bari live and witness their ships in the middle an evacuation after Iron Man who was empowered by the Power Cosmic led Galactus here. The Avengers had to work with the Guardians of the Galaxy to keep Galactus from consuming Earth. It later turns out that the planet that Galactus was consuming was becoming unstable before Galactus arrived. Galactus found himself unable to stop the process as the Power Cosmic-empowered Iron Man quotes "Galactus must feed." After the planet exploded, Galactus was knocked out cold, the D'bari settled on another planet, and Iron Man returned to normal.
Meeting the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Star-Lord tried numerous times to convince Tony Stark and the Avengers to give them the Infinity Stones they had been collecting since they arrived to the Earth. When Black Widow took the Stones from their vault in the Avengers Tower with the help of Thor, the Guardians teleported to Earth and intercepted them, with the intention to force them to hand in the stones.
The rest of the Avengers arrived to help. Falcon managed to modify the Guardians' own teleporters, and send them back to their ship. The teleporters had been infected with malware so they couldn't function later.
The Guardians later returned to Earth when Thanos was defeated by the Avengers, and the Mad Titan was handed over to them. In addition to thanking the Avengers for dealing with Thanos, the Guardians apologized for having tried to attack them.
The Guardians assisted the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and the most of Earths heroes to stop the Kree invasion. Afterwards all the present heroes head to Vista Verde and enjoy a celebratory meal at the Gamma Burger restaurant.
- Prior to "Widow's Run", the Guardians' appearances resembled their mainstream counterparts. From then on, they resembled their Earth-199999 counterparts.
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