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Quote1.png He wants you to know he'd rather see his homeworld destroyed than abandon it to... well, I can't exactly translate. Let's just say he really hates those slimeballs. Quote2.png
Rocket Raccoon

Appearances

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Supporting Characters:

  • Symbiotes
    • Star-Lord's Symbiote (First appearance)
    • Groot's Second Symbiote (First appearance)
    • Gamora's Second Symbiote (First appearance)
    • Drax's Second Symbiote (First appearance)
    • Rocket Raccoon's Second Symbiote (First appearance)

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Synopsis

The Guardians of the Galaxy go to Planet X, Groot's homeworld, to revive it with the world pod Warlock gave him. They find the planet is crawling with Symbiotes bonded to what remains of Groot's species. They run away, but not before a Symbiote bonds to Rocket. Gamora remembers the planet was where Thanos experimented on Symbiotes to weaponize them, using Gamora as his test subject. Thanos abandoned the project after he realized the Symbiotes could not be controlled. They free Rocket using Thanos' de-bonding device, and Rocket warns them that the other Symbiotes are all coming for the world pod. Gamora suggests they could use a "doomsday device" Thanos' left on the planet as a failsafe if the Symbiotes turned on him. Even though the other Guardians object, Groot reluctantly agrees to use the device rather than leave his homeworld to the Symbiotes. They're ambushed by the Symbiotes just as Rocket Raccoon activates Thanos' weapon. The Guardians try to escape, but their exit is blocked by a group of mysterious creatures. Star-Lord recognizes them as creatures that saved him from the Symbiotes earlier and tries to reason with them, only for one of the to apparently "eat" him. The creature instead bonds with Quill, and they help the Guardians fight off the Symbiotes. The creature bonded to Quill introduces himself and the other "good" Symbiotes as the Symbiotes, members of a peaceful race than Thanos captured and distorted into the "feral" Symbiotes. Gamora, Drax and Rocket allow the remaining Symbiotes to bond with them so they can escape the planet together. Groot eventually lets the last Symbiote bond with him when it is seriously wounded protecting him from the Symbiotes. Together, they fight their way to the Milano before Thanos' weapon blows up the planet. They retreat to the nearby Planet Y, where Groot can mourn the loss of his homeworld. Groot plants the world pod on Planet Y so his species can be reborn there, with the Symbiotes serving as their guardians. Gamora notices what she thinks is a comet passing the planet, but the Symbiotes bonded to Quill recognizes it as a fragment of Planet X covered in Symbiotes. The Guardians leave Planet X to stop the Symbiotes.

Cast

CharacterActor
Star-Lord / Peter QuillWill Friedle
Rocket RaccoonTrevor Devall
GrootKevin Michael Richardson
GamoraVanessa Marshall
DraxDavid Sobolov

Trivia

  • This episode adapts elements from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 22 and 23, revolving around the origin of the Symbiotes/Symbiotes.
  • When Peter Quill bonds with a Symbiote, his head takes a shape resembling the helmet from his traditional armor.
  • In the flashback, young Gamora had yellow shading around her eyes, similar to her comic counterpart.
  • The method the Debonding Device used to extract the Symbiote from Rocket is reminiscent to that of the Proton pack from the Ghostbusters franchise.

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