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Quote1 "Master". I heard you the first time. And I was wondering why I was sent to this place, to this time. But it's obvious now. This is the planet of my fathers, ruled by my sister. My friends are fighting to save it. This is where I need to be. You say you're a master of the dark? the void? I'm the Master of the Sun. And you know what they say. Sun's out...gun's out. Quote2
Star-Lord[src]

Peter Quill is an interstellar war hero, the legendary Star-Lord. A human-alien hybrid, Quill was born from emperor J'Son of Spartax and the human Meredith Quill. When he was ten years old, Peter lost his mother to an alien attack on his home in Colorado because of his birthright.[18] Swearing revenge, Peter flew off to space as a young adult, where he was mentored by the pirates known as the Ravagers, led by Yondu Udonta. Eventually, Peter swore off their criminal ways and the path of vengeance, becoming Star-Lord.[19] He finally met his father, but refused to become prince to his kingdom due to his evil nature.

Partnerning with the sentient vehicle Ship, Star-Lord became a legend throughout the galaxy,[13] and his heroic actions in the wars against Annihilus[20] and the Phalanx,[21] led him to form the Guardians of the Galaxy, with Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer, among many others.[22] During their adventures, Peter met his long-lost sister Victoria[23] and dated Kitty Pryde,[24] with the two becoming engaged,[25] but ultimately breaking up.[26]

Recently, a battle with the Olympians unlocked Peter's latent powers, turning him into the Master of the Sun. He was also stranded in an extra-dimensional world called Morinus, where he became romantically entangled with two local nomads named Mors and Aradia, and where he fathered a son he called Rocket. However, Quill was forced to leave Morinus to defeat the Olympians once and for all.[1] After that, the Galactic Council officially recognized the Guardians as the Super Heroes of Space,[27] and they guarded the galaxy from threats like Dormammu[28] and Grootfall.[29]

History

Early History[]

Peter Quill was conceived as a result of the love between the terran Meredith Quill, from Colorado, and the Spartax Emperor at the time, J'son. J'son left Earth soon after conceiving Peter in order to continue his intergalactic war, leaving Meredith on Earth in order to protect her. Nine months later, Peter was born.[18]

For ten years, Quill was raised by Meredith, who remained a single mother but had help from her best friend Lisa Chang and her daughter Monica. Peter soon started developing a big interest in sci-fi shows and after a visit to an amusement park where he was impressed by the wonders of space, he decided he wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up.[30]

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Peter finds the strange device.

One day, Peter returned home, bruised from trying to stop a bully. As he was washing up for dinner, his house was visited by two Badoon aliens. Vowing to end the 'Spartax bloodline', they killed Meredith. Peter grabbed a shotgun and managed to kill the aliens with it. He then found his dad's Element Gun in a closet. Peter fled the house, just before the Badoon ship destroyed it.[31] He woke up in the hospital two days later, where the nurses informed him the incident was ruled as a gas leak. After that, he had his Element Gun returned to him.[18]

Peter was placed in an orphanage[23] where he had much trouble adapting and finding a foster home. However, he never lost his desire to become an astronaut, leave Earth and find the aliens that killed his mother. Eventually, Lisa, now a NASA commander, got him a job as a mechanic in the NASA Ops Launch Facility on California. Once there, Peter started training in secret with the simulators during all his free time. One day, after an altercation with an important Astronaut, Lisa had no choice but to discharge Peter from his position at the facility. Feeling this was his last chance to get to space, he stole a Kree ship, managed to outfly the security of the station, and left Earth.[32]

Not long after he had left his birth planet, the Kree ship Peter stole malfunctioned. He was stranded in orbit for three days until he was found by the Ravagers, a pirate crew commanded by Yondu Udonta. When Yondu found out Peter was like him, a kid without a home, he let him stay in the ship with his pirate crew as the cleaning boy.[30]

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Peter deciding what he wants to do with his life.

Yondu eventually heard that NASA was using Kree Warp Drives from Peter and demanded he help steal them for the Ravagers. Peter had doubts at first, but Yondu promised to give him a gem that contained the location of the Badoon ship that killed his mother. Consumed by revenge, Peter helped Yondu to board the NASA ship and capture all the crew inside. Peter, who was having second thoughts, managed to steal the gem from Yondu and was prepared to leave Lisa and the crew behind to fulfill his dream of revenge. However, he realized that wasn't what his mother would've wanted for him and came back to free the crew and expel Yondu out. He decided against pursuing revenge anymore and, once the Colony was settled on planet Xerxes, set out to find his destiny in the stars as the "Star-Lord".[33]

Star-Lord[]

Two years later after he began his travels, Star-Lord met Ma Savage and started funding her orphanage.[34] He also, at some point, met his father J'Son. The meeting didn't end well, as J'Son wanted Peter to become the prince of Spartax and rule alongside him while Peter didn't like how J'Son made his empire. They both parted ways in bad terms.[35]

At some point, Peter met a sentient starship called "Ship" with whom he travelled the galaxy for some time, policing the universe and righting wrongs. He came to be known as a legend during this time.[8]

Sometime later, Ship stumbled upon the Fallen One, a former Herald of Galactus who was trying to starve his former master out by destroying all the planets he could feed on. Ship discovered that the life energies released when the Fallen One destroyed planets caused him pain. In order to prevent the Fallen One from destroying Avaleen-4 and killing its millions of inhabitants, Ship and Star-Lord decimated a mining colony and funneled the resulting surge of life energy through Ship's ordnance matrix against the Fallen One. Their strategy worked and the Fallen One was rendered unconscious, but the act of channeling that much energy killed Ship. The millions of people on Avaleen-4 were saved, but Star-Lord had become a mass murderer in the process, having caused collateral damage in the form of 350,000 deaths,[13] so he turned himself and the Fallen One over to the Nova Corps for punishment. While many were divided about Quill's guilt, he and the Fallen One were subsequently imprisoned in the intergalactic prison known as the Kyln.[8]

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Peter during his time in the Kyln.

It was while in the Kyln that Peter decided to get his first cybernetic implant, something which he viewed as part of his choice to run away from his humanity.[8] While in the Kyln, Peter allied himself with Ch'ak, Gladiator and Thanos against the Maker in fear of her immense power. Later, after Thanos defeated the Maker, Peter found out that the Fallen One had escaped. He told Thanos about this, and Thanos went off, presumably to deal with it. Peter made his way around the Kyln and was met by Gladiator, who was going to leave. Gladiator told Peter that he had drafted Peter into the Shi'ar Guard, to Peter's disapproval. He met up with Gladiator's Shi'ar allies later on and was told that they weren't going after the Fallen One nor Thanos, but that they decided they wanted Peter to help them.[36]

Annihilation Wars[]

Later, Annihilus launched an invasion from the Negative Zone with his Annihilation Wave. The Kyln and Xandar were destroyed in the first days of the Annihilation War. Peter organized an United Front with Nova Prime to fight against Annihilus.

It took 268 days, but Nova Prime managed to kill Annihilus and declare armistice. This was accomplished with the organizing efforts of Peter and allies like Drax the Destroyer, Drax's human companion, Cammi, Gamora, Ronan the Accuser and his Kree warriors, the former heralds of Galactus, Firelord, Red Shift and Stardust, the one-time Captain Marvel Phyla-Vell, Praxagora, and Kl'rt, the Super-Skrull.[20]

For his achievements, Peter was assigned by Ronan to be in charge of rebuilding the Kree defense network. The Spaceknights offered to upgrade Hala's defense systems with new tech and give them an army of Centurions, but the Centurions began to attack Hala, as the Spaceknights had been corrupted by the Phalanx, led by Ultron. One of the Spaceknights broke Peter's arm and he was forced to flee. He fell out a window of a building while trying to escape.[9]

Peter awoke after surgery on the Kree planet, Aladon Prime. He was removed of all his cybernetic attachments, including his left eye, and was briefed on how the Phalanx conquered Hala and the rest of the Kree Empire. Admiral Galen-Kor, the person in-charge of Peter's recovery, revealed the Phalanx's plan to infect the Kree with an airborne techno-virus that would put the Kree under their control. Galen-Kor requested that, in exchange for nursing him back to health, Peter'd lead a commando team into Hala to destroy the machine that would release the techno-virus. He agreed, and he met with the team. The team consisted of prisoners that the Kree had caught over the years; there was a Kaliklak warrior known as Bug, a Shi'ar berserker codenamed Deathcry, the Celestial Madonna Mantis, a former Terran soldier that went by the name Captain Universe, a lower life form known as Rocket Raccoon, and a flora colossus that called himself Groot. Peter was given his old Star-Lord outfit, although he was hesitant for the moment, as he felt immense guilt over having let the Phalanx into Hala.

The team was a pretty dysfunctional one, with Peter seeing them more as an expendable team rather than allies in battle. They sneaked through most of Hala, losing Deathcry in the process, before discovering the Phalanx had already released the virus as an airborne nanovirus. They made their escape, only to find Kree soldiers in their way. The Kree soldiers decided to let Peter and company go due to Peter's reputation as the Star-Lord. Mantis explained to Peter that they risked the Kree soldiers threw away their lives to save his, because the Star-Lord was an ideal. They commandeered a Kree ship and flew out of Hala to Alon-Gin. There, since Captain Universe got the genetic information of the virus when he was rescuing the team, the Kree were able to come up with a cure. The team came to Peter saying they were ready for the next assignment, despite Peter's clear unwillingness.[37]

A few days later, Peter was back on Hala with his commando team. He had now become the secret leader of the anti-Phalanx resistance. After Blastaar sacrificed himself to create a map of the Phalanx's Babel Spire, the heart of the Phalanx power, Star-Lord's team got into the tower and destroyed it from inside, at the cost of Captain Universe's life. Peter led his injured team away from the battle when he saw that the Phalanx were building another giant structure, which turned out to be a giant version of Ultron. He watched as Phyla-Vell, now going by the name Quasar, and Adam Warlock attacked and defeated the giant Ultron, ending the war. Peter blamed himself for the Phalanx invasion, and he sought to make it right.[38]

Guardians of the Galaxy[]

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Star-Lord battling Skrulls

After Ultron and the Phalanx were defeated, Star-Lord formed the new Guardians of the Galaxy. The universe was in a very fragile state after the two Annihilation events, and fissures in reality were beginning to form and spread. In order to prevent the collapse of the universe, he had Mantis telepathically nudge Adam Warlock, Phyla-Vell, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, and Gamora into joining his team. This motley crew set up base in the severed head of a Celestial, called Knowhere.[22] When Star-Lord's deception was found out, everyone but Mantis and Rocket (including Star-Lord himself) quit the team in disgust and set off on their own quests.[39]

Star-Lord responded to a Kree summons and returned to the Kree homeworld to speak with Ronan. Upon arriving, he saw they were rebuilding the Phalanx Spire to protect Kree space. He argued with Ronan and was then thrown into the Negative Zone. There, he was forced into helping the newly appointed ruler of the Negative Zone, King Blastaar, into taking over the Superprison 42 so he could gain access to their portal to Earth.

Star-Lord was sent into 42 to convince them to open the door and surrender. Once inside, he met Jack Flag, an Earther who got along with Peter. When Blastaar's army rushed inside, Peter used a telepath to ask the Guardians for help and he was able to escape alongside Jack, who joined the team.[40]

Once he returned to Knowhere, Peter found that Rocket had assembled a new team, consisting of Major Victory, Bug, Groot, and Mantis. Eventually, the other members returned as well: Adam Warlock, Gamora, Drax, Phyla-Vell, who now called herself Martyr, and Drax's daughter, Moondragon.

Their first order was to split up and attempt to end a war between the Vulcan-led Shi'ar and the Inhumans-led Kree, which would cause irreparable damage to the fabric of the universe. Peter led his team to Hala to speak with the Inhumans. Even after telling them the dangers of their war, they refused to stop. Martyr had other ideas of negotiating and took Crystal hostage. Star-Lord could not get her to release her prisoner and they were teleported back to Knowhere.

Upon their return, they soon found themselves in the middle of a battle with the Inhumans and the Imperial Guard, who had followed the other Guardians back. After rescuing Crystal, the Inhumans left and the Guardians were left to face the Imperial Guard, who wished to take over the station. In the process of the battle, Knowhere prisoner Starhawk escaped her captivity and took Star-Lord, Mantis, Bug, Jack Flag, and Cosmo to her future.

In Starhawk's bleak future, she was able to convince the Guardians that a massive fissure was consuming the universe and it had to be stopped. Star-Lord's team worked with Starhawk's local Guardians of the Galaxy to try to send a message back through time to warn that the fissure, known as the Fault, was actually caused during the War of Kings by Black Bolt.

Star-Lord and his team bounced between several timelines before being rescued by Kang the Conqueror, who explained that all futures were becoming Magus futures and it was up to Star-Lord to stop this from happening.

Kang gave Peter a Cosmic Cube and told him that the future must be saved at all costs. They were sent back to moments before Adam would turn into the Magus while repairing the Fault. Star-Lord tried to talk to Adam, but the damage had been done. Adam had overlapped the timelines and, essentially, had been the Magus for months.

Adam transformed and began his battle with the Guardians, who were all reunited. After pretending to kill Major Victory, Mantis, Cosmo, Gamora, and Phyla, Star-Lord was finally able to grab the Cube and use it to revert the Magus back to Adam. Adam told him that he must finish him, and to his own regret, Star-Lord shot and killed his friend. The universe was saved, but the price was very high.[41]

Peter Quill (Earth-616) and Richard Rider (Earth-616) from Thanos Imperative Vol 1 6

Peter and Richard's last stand.

Adam managed to avoid death, however, and Magus continued in his service to Lord Mar-Vell, a Mar-Vell from a universe where death had lost and life had triumphed, resulting in a universe of immortal monsters. The denizens of Lord Mar-Vell's universe, the Cancerverse, came out of the fault in order to consume their universe.

Peter reunited with all the Guardians seemingly killed by Magus, but Phylla died for real when Thanos came back to life and took her place as an Avatar of Death.[42] Peter, the rest of the Guardians, Nova, and Thanos traveled into the Cancerverse in order to stop Mar-Vell and the Great Old Ones whom Mar-Vell served. Thanos seemed to betray the Guardians when he submitted to Mar-Vell, but when Mar-Vell ran him through with a sword, Death appeared, killed the entire Cancerverse and forced the Old Ones into a long-term coma. Death refused to take Thanos with her, and he flew into a rage, vowing to destroy the universe. Peter and Nova volunteered to distract him while the Guardians escaped, managing to keep him in the Cancerverse long enough for it to collapse and presumably kill all three of them.[43]

Thanos, Star-Lord, and Nova remained in the Cancerverse fighting over the Cosmic Cube, along with a returned Drax.[44] After killing each other several times, they discovered death was impossible in the Cancerverse, as one would merely respawn in another location.

After killing Thanos for a third time, the heroes' discussion on what to do was interrupted by the arrival of the resurrected Cancerverse's Revengers. Following an extremely long battle, the Revengers got hold of the Cosmic Cube.[45] Thanos managed to retrieve the Cube and defeat the Revengers, but was soon opposed by Drax, Peter, and Nova. While the Mad Titan was distracted by Drax, Nova picked up the Cosmic Cube and decided to use it along with the Nova Force to open a gate to Earth-616. However, Nova couldn't come along as he was acting as the door between the two universes. As his last wish, Nova asked Peter not to tell Gamora about this event, as it would devastate her. Peter, Drax, and Thanos were then returned to Earth-616.[46]

Cosmic Avengers[]

After returning to Earth-616, Peter put the Guardians back together.[47] Peter reunited with his father J'son, who alerted him that the Galactic Council had decided that Earth was off-limits for all empires from now on. This pushed Peter to protect Earth from the target this surely painted on it.

Thanos was the first to target Earth following his return. He managed to get a defective Cosmic Cube from the Army, with which he allied himself with the Badoon. The Guardians arrived at the Avengers' Tower and informed the Avengers about the situation.[48] They joined the Guardians to fight Thanos and the Badoon. Thanos sent the Guardians, the Avengers, and the Elders of the Universe to the Cancerverse. There, the heroes bargained with the Collector in exchange for a weapon capable of deactivating the "Cube" and to return to Earth. With the help of other Earther heroes, Thanos was defeated and sent to the Elders for punishment.[49]

A crisis arose when Eternity kidnapped the embodiment of Death, stopping everyone in the universe from dying. The Guardians figured it must be Thanos' doing, so they tracked down one of the Blood Brothers, who worked as henchmen for Thanos, and found out the Titan's current location. They found him in a Shi'ar mining operation abandoned after the Annihilation Wave: the Dwindling Light. It was home to the Order of the Glorious End, death cultists who sacrificed half of their number to summon the physical aspect of Death, after which she was taken. Among them was a rabbit from Halfworld, even. The Guardians found the Order worshiping Thanos, who was travelling with Deadpool to try to find who took Death. The Guardians thought Thanos was responsible and they started fighting. They overpowered Thanos by ganging up on him, but Star-Lord kept things simple and pointed a gun into Thanos' throat, forcing him to talk. Rocket was proud; Star-Lord was starting to take after him. Thanos laughed, saying that because all of the Guardians had once been dead and were now alive, one could say they served Mistress Death better than him. While Star-Lord was distracted by this, the Order of the Glorious End attacked and let Thanos escape. Thanos got away, but eventually he freed Death and the cycle of life continued as usual.[50]

When Groot, Rocket and Star-Lord engaged in a fight against Badoons, the space continuum broke apart due Wolverine's extensive abuse to destroy Ultron. However, only Star-Lord noticed.[51]

Shortly after, Iron Man joined the group, and the Guardians fought a Badoon invasion on Earth.[35] They were briefly imprisoned by Spartax forces after defeating the Badoon in London,[52] but managed to escape, becoming fugitives of the Spartax Empire.[53] The Guardians later encountered a warrior named Angela, who later joined their ranks.[54]

During Thanos' invasion on Earth, the Guardians helped Abigail Brand recover control over the Peak.[55]

Peter and his team intercepted a conversation that revealed the Shi'ar were planning on abducting a teenage Jean Grey and put her on trial for the crimes of her older self. Peter decided to go and alert the X-Men, but the Guardians arrived too late, as the Shi'ar had already taken Jean.[56] The X-Men and the Guardians teamed up to rescue her, and in route to the Shi'ar empire, Peter met Kitty Pryde, the leader of the X-Men. Both teams were subsequently assaulted by a Shi'ar ship but saved just in time by the Starjammers,[57] who joined the heroes' mission.[58]

Katherine Pryde (Earth-616) and Peter Quill (Earth-616) from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 13 001

Kitty's first kiss to Peter

The heroes arrived to Chandilar, the Shi'ar homeworld, and confronted the Imperial Guard.[59] After recovering Jean Grey, who had escaped custody, the Guardians and the X-Men left the planet. When the Guardians took the X-Men back to Earth, Star-Lord gave Kitty a holographic phone to keep in touch.[60]

Soon after, Star-Lord and the Guardians were individually captured by different galactic empires to be dealt with separately, as planned by J'son and the Spartax, who wanted his son to join him in his place as the prince of Spartax, but also to make him pay for his crimes against the Spartax Empire.[61] Peter managed to escape custody with the help of Captain Marvel, who became the Guardian's latest recruit. Before fleeing from Spartax, Peter took advantage of J'son's live broadcast of Quill's trail and exposed his father's corruption, inciting a rebellion[62]. After recovering his ship, Star-Lord and Captain Marvel proceeded to recover their teammates, except the newly-inducted Agent Venom, who went into hiding after escaping a run-in with the Skrulls.[63]

Back on Earth, the demonic organization Mys-Tech opened a gateway to Hell and created a global invasion, so every superhero was called to defend Earth, including the Guardians, who protected Paris. Even though Britain's heroes dealt with closing the portal, the Guardians got credited with saving the world, and Paris hosted a celebration for them.[64]

After escaping from Spartax, Peter decided to search for a very powerful gem to settle his feud with Thanos once and for all. After sneaking into an orphanage to search for the gem, Peter was captured by the Badoon. While imprisoned, Peter discovered that a mysterious "Mr. Knife" had placed a bounty on his head and that he also had plans for Earth. Soon after, Peter escaped the ship with the gem only to come face-to-face with the commander of the Spartax Royal Guard, who turned out to be the sister he didn't know he had, Victoria.[23] She turned him over to Fortress Viderdoom for the bounty, but quickly turned on Quill's captors to help him escape and steal Viderdoom's assets. The siblings escaped the planet together, narrowly avoiding death. When back on her ship, Victoria offered half of the money to Peter, but he declined it, saying he was in it for the adventure.[65]

During this time, Peter kept in touch with Kitty Pryde, usually calling her while being imprisoned.[66] His feelings for Kitty started to grow, but put them aside to deal with Thanos once and for all. Powered-up with the Mandalay Gem, Star-Lord confronted Thanos on the Earth's Moon, and managed to subdue him after a furious fight. However, Star-Lord was convinced not to execute Thanos, due to the resultant release of energy being capable of destroying the Earth. Reluctantly, Peter let him go, dropped the gem and decided to change his life and start pursuing a relationship with Kitty instead.[24]

Later, Gamora visited Earth to undergo a test to see if she'd replace Nick Fury's job as The Man on the Wall. While she was gone, the Guardians were attacked while jumping in hyperspace by Warpjackers, rich snots who liked the thrill of killing people while they were in warp. They fought them off, but Angela realized Thor was looking for her, so she left in the middle of the fight.[67] Afterwards, Gamora assembled the Guardians and forced Star-Lord to reveal how he came back from the Cancerverse.[68] The Guardians continued protecting Earth from potential threats such as Silver Surfer[69], or by finding a stray S.H.I.E.L.D. Hellicarrier floating away in space.[70] On another occassion, the Guardians visited Earth, but they were shot down by a Chitauri ship led by Nebula. They managed to cloak and lose the enemy, but they crashed on New York and attracted the attention of the Avengers. After the Guardians got acquainted with their new roster, the two teams failed to prevent Nebula from taking Gamora to Kindun, where she was to be executed for Thanos's crimes, but the heroes rescued her.[71] The Guardians would team-up with the Avengers again to defeat an interstellar circus that hypnotised the audience to feed off their engagement energy.[72] Peter visited Earth again on New Year's Eve, when Black Cat stole one of his Element Guns for Hydra while dressed as Spider-Man. Peter went to Earth and fought Spider-Man until they cleared up the misunderstanding, located Black Cat and Hydra, and defeated them.[73] Shortly after, Peter met Spider-Man again when the Guardians discovered he'd been kidnapped by Skrulls and rescued him, all while Spider-Man was none the wiser.[74]

The Guardian's ship broke quite often. Once, after the Guardians stopped to repair it, they ate in a family restaurant. They saw two alien children crying because bullying prevented them from becoming friends, and they gave them words of encouragement.[75] Later, the controls for the Guardians' ship broke down again in the middle of an asteroid field, so every Guardian had to work together to fix them. Right as they fixed it, they were boarded by troll-like aliens. The team felt on the verge of exasperation as one problem came after another, but they used the opportunity to reflect on the fact that the ability to rely on each other and their friendship was what made them a super-team.[76] Later, after helping Gamora prevent Nebula and the Graces from freeing Thanos, Rocket bounced the ship off an asteroid, which broke its toilet. Because the team was too poor to replace it, they decided to steal an out-of-production toilet from the Superpooper Spacewaste company's product archive. To do that, Rocket and Peter let themselves be captured by security guards, whom they distracted by telling them about their recent adventure, giving time for the rest of the team to steal the toilet and kill the guards. Afterwards, they flew off while being chased by the company's spaceships.[77] Their ship broke again when Peter lacked funds to repair its flare shielding due to poor money management. They crashed on Earth, where Rocket's emergency savings were enough to cover repairs and a pest-exterminator he'd been saving up for. The Avengers arrived with the required parts for the ship, but a Robopest inside of Groot adapted to Earth and released a plague of locusts in the middle of the park they were in. After Ant-Man removed the Robopest from Groot, Rocket used his newly-acquired pest-exterminator to clear the area. As a reward to Ant-Man, Rocket gave him enough money to buy his daughter Cassie a drum set and start saving for the future. The following week, the Guardians attended Cassie's Battle of the Bands.[78]

After that, the Guardians helped Angela free her newborn sister Laussa from Surtur's corruption.[79] Later, the Guardians helped a planet that used a Celestial's Heart as a power source and needed a new one to survive. Rocket stole one from the Collector, and while picking him up, the Guardians collected as many of the Collector's prisoners as they could.[80] Later, the Guardians got tangled up with a new invasion from the Annihilation Wave,[81] but Thanos and Warlock traveled back in time and stopped the whole crisis from ever taking place, so the Guardians carried on with their lives in ignorance.[82]

Soon after finding Agent Venom, the Guardians came into contact with the original race of Symbiotes. Upon returning from the planet Klyntar, Star-Lord received news that after his father's overthrow he had been elected as the new president of Spartax.[83]

Following the news of his unexpected political career, Peter decided to keep a low profile. He discovered that Mr. Knife's group of mercenaries, the Slaughter Squad, were ordered to hunt him down, and also that Knife was looking for the mysterious Black Vortex, an object of great cosmic power.[84] During a long-distance date with Kitty Pryde, Peter was kidnapped by the Slaughter Squad and taken to their flying fortress, where Mister Knife revealed himself as his father J'son.[85] Mister Knife tried to brainwash Peter into being of use for his plans, but Kitty Pryde, who had travelled all the way from Earth to space, rescued him.[86]

Both escaped and went straight to Spartax, where they spent some time at the Savage orphanage, the home of some allies of Peter. After convincing Kitty to stay in space with him, she convinced Peter to steal the Black Vortex from J'son to annoy him.[87] However, when they infiltrated Mister Knife's fortress, they discovered the Black Vortex was no ordinary object, but a mirror with the ability of unleashing an individual's cosmic potential. Now fearing of such powerful item being in J'son's hands, Star-Lord and Kitty stole the artifact. They turned to both the Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men for help.

The cosmically empowered Slaughter Squad, now calling themselves Slaughter Lords, pinned the heroes down in order to retrieve the Black Vortex. While not outnumbered, the heroes where outmatched. During the battle, Gamora submitted to the Black Vortex's power, giving the Guardians and the X-Men the necessary edge to escape to Spartax's moon.[34] There, Peter tried to convince his allies to submit to the Black Vortex in order to defeat the Slaughter Lords. Kitty opposed him, claiming that such incredible powers could corrupt them. Both Beast[88] and Angel submitted. The immense power corrupted them and Gamora, who betrayed their fellow allies when they tried to destroy the Black Vortex. Soon after they escaped with the Vortex, the Guardians and the X-Men were attacked by Mister Knife's flying fortress.[89]

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Peter Quill proposing to Kitty

The heroes survived the attack, and fled on Star-Lord's Bad Boy, subsequently coming across the Starjammers, who offered their help.[90] When Gamora, Beast, and Angel assaulted Hala after their Accuser Corps stole the Black Vortex, Star-Lord and a group of heroes heeded the call for help.[90] Ronan the Accuser empowered himself with the Black Vortex and fended off the attackers.[91] However, Mister Knife's flying fortress arrived to recover the Vortex, and used its entire firepower to destroy Hala. The Guardians and X-Men there escaped.[92]

When J'son recovered the Vortex,[93] he used it on his ally Thane, who proceeded to encase the entirety of Spartax in an amber construct, trapping its inhabitants in a state of living death. Mister Knife had made a deal with the Brood, providing them of the host bodies necessary to reproduce in exchange of taking part of their planetary conquest.[94] When the heroes retrieved the Black Vortex once again,[95] Kitty Pryde used it on herself to enhance her abilities and phase Spartax through the amber carcass, saving the planet and its inhabitants, at the same time she managed not to succumb to her new abilities.

Once the dust settled and the Black Vortex was dealt with, Star-Lord proposed to Kitty Pryde, and she said yes.[25]

After the Watcher died, some of the items in his vault went missing. The Guardians obtained the Ultimate Nullifier from Dannko, a mercenary with a team of lame Guardians rip-offs.[96]

After meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy of the year 3000,[97] Peter, Kitty and the Guardians visited Spartax, but the planet was attacked by Kindun, who sought to murder Gamora for her father's crimes. After Gamora used force to convince him to leave, Peter had to resolve the problem of his election and after some encouraging words from Kitty, he decided to give in to the desire of the people of Spartax and become the new leader of the Empire.[98]

Secret Wars[]

Peter and the rest of the Guardians traveled to Earth to help defend it from a colliding alternate version of said planet, during the last of the phenomena known as incursions, which caused universes to collide. The eventual collision between the two planets caused the total destruction of all of reality, with Star-Lord being the only survivor of his team, after being teleported by chance to a life raft that survived the end of the Multiverse.[99] Star-Lord and the other heroes in the raft were awakened after spending eight years in stasis, finding themselves in Battleworld, a patchwork planet composed of the remnants of several realities, ruled by the omnipotent God Emperor Doom with an iron fist. Their welcomer was Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme of the previous universe who had helped Doom achieve godhood, thus becoming his right hand and sheriff of Battleworld.[100] Star-Lord and the other heroes were teleported and scattered across Battleworld by Strange, in order to prevent them from suffering the unfair wrath of Doctor Doom, who had recently learned of the existence of these interlopers.[101]

Peter ended up in the domain of the Kingdom of Manhattan, a domain composed of the remains of the New York City of his former world. Looking for a place to hide from Doom, he ended up in a nightclub known as the Quiet Room, becoming a singer under the name of "Swingin' Stevie Rogers." One day, Quill found a Kitty Pryde of an alternate reality in the midst of the Quiet Room's clients. She was an agent of Valeria von Doom's Foundation and was negotiating with Gambit the Collector to get an anomaly he had acquired, an "anomaly" being an object that could defy the doctrine of Doom, namely any evidence that pointed to the existence of something before this world. Quill foiled the negotiations when he appeared to defend her against Gambit's flirtations. Gambit fled, taking the anomaly with him. During the ensuing struggle, a device Pryde used to identify if an anomaly was authentic confirmed that Quill's origin was unknown, thus making him a living anomaly. Surprised, Pryde handcuffed him to herself and decided to take him with her to further studies.[12]

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Kitty and Peter sharing a passionate kiss.

In order to discover Gambit's whereabouts and retrieve the anomaly in his possession back, Pryde and Quill followed his trail to a museum in Midtown.[102] After capturing Gambit, Peter discovered the anomaly in his possession was Rocket Raccoon's tail. As it was the only thing left of Quill's home reality and a remaining part of his lost friend, Pryde let him keep it. After kissing him, she departed for Doomstadt to report to her superiors.[3]

Later, Peter traveled to the satellite Knowhere, where he found his old teammates who had been recreated to recruit them in the fight against Doom.[103] During the uprising against Doom, the Reed Richards of Earth-616 and Earth-1610 requested Star-Lord's services to fly them to Castle Doom.[104]

Doctor Doom's reign was ultimately overthrown by Reed Richards, who managed to seize Doom's power and use it to begin recreating the lost Multiverse, including his native reality and all of its inhabitants,[105] but with no memories of their temporary demise.[106]

Seeds of Dissent[]

Peter Quill (Earth-616) from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 4 1 001

As King of Spartax

Over the following months, Peter resumed his work as king. His overwhelming schedule, inexperience in politics, and desire to satisfy everyone eventually pushed his friends away. Angry at this, Rocket took the leadership position in the Guardians from Peter and left to resume their work. Peter's still fiancée Kitty Pryde became distant and bitter at Peter's lack of attention and also left him to join the Guardians as the new Star-Lord. Despite having lost both his best friend and his fiancée, Peter bitterly remained as King and tried to help people as best as he could.[10] Eight months after the Guardians left, they decided to come back in order to examine an artifact they stole from the Chitauri. While they were there, a female accuser named Hala invaded Spartax and started destroying the planet in retaliation of Peter's supposed participation in the destruction of the Kree Home planet.[107]

The female accuser defeated the Guardians and captured Peter, taking him hostage and promising the destruction not only of Spartax but Earth as well.[108] He was rescued by the Guardians and together they managed to come back and defeat Hala.[109] However, not much later, Yotat the Destroyer appeared and contributed to further damaging Spartax. The Guardians could defeat him but plenty of damage was done and the people no longer trusted Peter. His delegates took advantage of this and ousted him from power, claiming he should answer for all the destruction caused on his watch. Peter escaped with Kitty and rejoined the Guardians, once again as a wanted man.[110]

Rocket and the Collector tried separately to act as middlemen and patch things up between Kitty and Peter, but it was a lost cause.[26] Across a series of adventures, Peter defeated the Brood[111], Death's Head[112], Mother Entropy[113], the Badooon[114], and met another Zen-Whoberi survivor like Gamora, Kiya.[115] Later, the Guardians traveled to Earth at the request of their friend Captain Marvel to help her during the second superhuman civil war, fighting on her behalf against the forces that opposed her led by Iron Man.[116] During the ensuing battle, the Guardian's ship was destroyed, leaving them stranded on Earth.[117] To make matters worse, Thanos was imprisoned on Earth during this time, and Captain Marvel decided to share that information solely with Star-Lord to make him know she would keep that information from Gamora and Drax.[118] When Gamora found out about Thanos' whereabouts and refused to align herself with Star-Lord again, Quill decided to come clean and share that information with the rest of his teammates. However, the damage had been done, and both Rocket and Drax decided to walk away.[119] The Guardians went their separate ways.

After Kitty and Howard the Duck were too busy to hang out with him, Wolverine took Peter to the Crossroads bar to drink beer and blow off some steam. There, Logan and Peter stopped a member of Black Cat's Gang from killing one of the Bratva Boys, escalating the conflict to a bar fight. All of the gangsters were defeated; however, after saving a girl from being run over by a car, Peter noticed that Logan was gone. The police arrived immediately after that, and arrested Peter.[120] During Peter's trial, attorney Matthew Murdock argued against Peter before Abigail Brand bailed Peter out on S.W.O.R.D.'s word. However, Peter had to deliver his Element Guns to custody until he left Earth, pay a $10,000 fine and contribute one hundred hours of community service. Later, Brand had S.W.O.R.D. tailor Peter a new costume. Peter's community service involved hanging out with a senior citizen named Edmund Allen in the Winters Retirement Community in Jersey City, New Jersey. On his first day, Peter took the reluctant old man for a walk outside. When they caught notice of a bank robbery in process being committed by Mindblast, Peter jumped into action and ordered Edmund to stay behind. Edmund refused to do so, and subsequently helped Peter and young hero Ms. Marvel defeat the villain by distracting her, asking directions to take a bus. Peter then returned Edmund to his room, and they encountered Edmund's son Greg inside. Peter jumped at him, initially believing him to be an intruder. The confusion was cleared up, and when Greg threatened to cancel the program to get rid of Quill, Edmund suggested he gave Peter a job at the Bar with No Name, so he could pay his court fine in order to be able to leave as Greg wanted.[121] Weeks later, Peter was informed by Daredevil that $4,000 was missing from the foiled robbery. When Peter returned to his apartment, he found his sister Victoria, who explained she was here to kill him for ruining her chances at the throne, but that his current situation was too pathetic, so she'd kill him once he'd regained his dignity. After noticing Edmund's wallet was suspiciously full of money, Peter got him to admit that he had taken the bank money. Edmund tried to bribe Peter by giving him the remaining $3,200 he hadn't spent, but Quill combined that money with the tip money from the bar to return all of the missing money to Daredevil instead. Meeting Daredevil, Peter told him Edmund had been responsible.[122] Daredevil recognised Edmund's name from the time he tried to stop him from committing a robbery years ago, and the heroes confronted the old man, who admitted he used to be a cat burglar. Later, Star-Lord worked with S.W.O.R.D. and Shocker to investigate the disappearance of Diamondhead after he'd left his bar, which led him to Black Cat, who turned out to be the bar's owner. She was dismembering Diamondhead to sell his diamond limbs, since they grew back. Black Cat informed Peter she'd kidnapped Edmund's son, Greg.[123] To get him back, Peter and Edmund had to break into the apartment of notorious thief Javelynn in order to steal information of potential targets. At the same time, Peter had Daredevil free Greg and had Wolverine protect Javelynn, who also received support from Shocker, 8-Ball and Melter. After Daredevil arrived with confirmation that Greg had been freed, Peter called Abigail Brand, who arrived with S.H.I.E.L.D. transports to arrest Black Cat. However, Black Cat escaped, killing Edmund in the process.[124] Later, Peter attended Edmund's funeral and met his ex-wife. Feeling depressed, he was called by Wolverine, who gave him a comforting embrace. Peter later bumped into Rocket and begged him to return to him, but Rocket needed more time. Brand took Peter to S.W.O.R.D. Headquarters, where she informed him his good deeds put him legally in the clear and returned his Element Guns to him.[125]

The Guardians of the Galaxy eventually reformed when Thanos invaded Earth. After defeating the Mad Titan and leaving him to the recently reinstated Nova Corps, the Guardians left the Earth on a makeshift ship built by Rocket.[126] Soon after, Drax went hunting to one of his favorite planets when he discovered all the beasts had been slaughtered for their horns by a group of slavers. Drax killed them all, but by killing their leader he accidentally also killed all their slaves via a psychic link. Horrified, Drax swore to become a pacifist.[127]

Infinity Wars[]

Around this time, Gamora realized a piece of her soul was stuck in the Soul Stone. Looking for information, she agreed to steal a baby universe from the city of Citopia for the Grandmaster, one of the Elders of the Universe. The wounds of the previous betrayal didn't entirely heal, so the Guardians considered disbanding after carrying out the mission.[128] While preparing for the trip, Peter stole a Gyroscope Rocket claimed he needed, and in the process met Nova Corpsman Adsit, who tried to recruit Peter into the Corps[129]; meanwhile, Groot was attacked by the Gardener, which left him wounded and unable to grow past a baby size.[130] Later, the still-new Nova Corps were overeager in cleaning up the outer quadrants and captured the Guardians on old and invalid warrants. While escaping, the Guardians stole the Milano, a ship parked there.[131] Across two weeks, the team was attacked by three different bounty hunters hired by Victoria, who was looking to kill Peter. Not wanting to endanger his friends, Peter left on a ship of his own when he was found by Victoria and shot down into a planet. Peter's consciousness awoke in the purgatory known as the Softlands, where nomads go, people that don't have a specific home and that travel all over or don't belong. Peter helped the Softland's inhabitants rally against Greylight, son of Mephisto. In the process, he freed the town from Mephisto's grasp. Peter was revived aboard the Milano, where Rocket healed him. Shocked by what he had seen, Peter asked Gamora what she considered happened after death, and she said that despite everything they had seen, she hoped it was nothingness.[132]

After pulling off the Grandmaster's heist, he and the Collector determined finding the missing Infinity Stones could help them uncover the secrets of the universe. Gamora convinced her teammates to help the two Elders and search for the gems, since doing so aligned with her mission, and also because possessing the Infinity Stones was a benefit on itself.[133] After helping the Nova Corps defend the Power Stone which had manifested in the planet Xitaung,[134] the Guardians took off with it and they were approached by Adam Warlock and Kang the Conqueror, who had joined forces to find the Time Stone and already had the Soul Stone in their possession. Gamora attempted to force Warlock to hand over the Soul Stone, and a fight broke out. During the battle, Drax managed to hold it, but was exposed to the corruption of Soulworld. He struck Gamora to prevent her from opening the gem and departed with Warlock and Kang. In addition to Drax's betrayal, the other Guardians refused to follow Gamora into pursuing Kang. Outraged by her teammates' behavior, Gamora left them to obtain the Soul Stone on her own.[135] This abrupt turn of events prompted Star-Lord to declare that the Guardians of the Galaxy were no more.[99]

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Gamora impaling Star-Lord

Under the pretense of agreeing a parley, Gamora met up with Star-Lord and switched the Power Stone in his possession with a fake, while she departed with the real one and encrusted a sword with it.[14] Shortly afterwards, the wielder of the Time Stone, Doctor Strange, convened a meeting between the other parties that possessed Infinity Stones in order to reassemble the Infinity Watch.[135] The conclave was interrupted by Gamora, and Star-Lord tried to calm her down. Claiming that "nothing ever dies," she impaled Peter with her sword to prevent his interference in her mission to claim the Soul Stone.[14] Using the Time Stone, Doctor Strange prevented Star-Lord's death. When the conflict ended, Gamora managed to obtain the remaining Infinity Stones.[15]

Using the Stones, Gamora folded the universe in half and fused the two halves together to form a pocket universe called Warp World, placing it in Soulworld within the Soul Stone. Her plan was to feed Devondra, a demon inside the Soul Gem in order to get it to weave a new universe which Gamora would design without suffering.[136] Peter was fused with Groot, becoming the being Peet. When Emma Frost sent a telepathic call to various heroes to aid Adam Warlock in the fight against Devondra, the being that was responsible for Soulworld's corruption, Peet apparently received it. After picking up the Warp World's version of Drax,[137] Peet flew to the battle site, arriving just in time to rescue Gamora from being devoured by Devondra.

The Cosmic Avengers eventually arrived with the Infinity Stones. Using the Soul Stone, Adam Warlock separated Peet back into Peter and Groot. Adam and the Cosmic Avengers then recreated the universe while also allowing Warp World to remain in existence. Everyone then fled Soulworld while Drax stayed behind to keep the portal open.[7] After the threat was over, however, Drax decided he wouldn't come back, as he was tired of fighting.[138]

Final Gauntlet[]

Obtaining a new ship Star-Lord named the Ryder, Rocket, Star-Lord, and Groot traveled together until Rocket discovered that the process that created him was reversing, causing him to slowly die. Not wanting his friends see his condition and wanting to die his own way, Rocket left without saying a word.[139] Peter and Groot aimlessly wandered space with Quill becoming depressed and constantly drowning his sorrow in alcohol. One day, Quill and Groot investigated an energy reading received by a member of the Nova Corps at the site of a meeting being held on Thanos' former ship, the Sanctuary. Upon arriving at the location of the reading, they discovered the hammer Stormbreaker pulling out Beta Ray Bill and alternate reality versions of Moondragon, Captain Marvel, and the Rider out of a black hole. Stormbreaker smashed through the Ryder's front window, and Star-Lord and Groot helped pull in everyone in. When the Nova Corps demanded that Star-Lord hand over the beings he rescued, Star-Lord refused and declared that they were his new crew.[140]

The new members informed Peter that they'd just been in Thanos' will reading, where he'd revealed he planned on uploading his consiousness to an unknown person. Ghost Rider later left the team when Quill refused to do anything about Thanos' possible resurrection and joined the Dark Guardians.[141] Knowing that Gamora was going to be targeted as a possible host for Thanos' resurrection, and tired of waiting for Quill to snap out of his apathetic state, Groot took up leadership of the Guardians and piloted the Ryder to Halfworld where Gamora was so he and the other Guardians could protect her. Quill objected to Groot's mutiny, but Beta Ray Bill forced him to stand down.[142]

After a brief confrontation between the newest members of the Guardians and Gamora, Groot convinced Gamora to leave Halfworld and come with the Guardians to protect her from the Dark Guardians. The Guardians later encountered Nova, who had come to warn them of the Dark Guardians' intention of killing Gamora. Nova then realized too late that the Dark Guardians had followed him, knowing that he would lead them to Gamora. After the Guardians were warned to hand over Gamora, Gladiator damaged the Ryder with an optic blast, forcing it to land on an unnamed planet. A fight then ensued between the Dark Guardians and the Guardians, leading to Star-Lord being badly hurt by an out-of-control optic blast from Gladiator.[143] However, he survived thanks to having equipped armor after Gamora stabbed him during the Infinity Wars. Peter and his Guardians were unable to prevent the Dark Guardians from kidnapping Gamora, but the real host for Thanos' resurrection turned out to be Starfox. Gamora killed his uncle, causing Thanos to revive in a damaged, brainless state. Furious, his lover Hela shot a black hole cannon that swept away Thanos and Knowhere. In the aftermath, Peter confessed his love for Gamora.[144]

Feeling like they die too often, Gamora didn't waste time and returned Peter's feelings, sleeping with him. Meanwhile, having witnesses everything killed by Thanos in a possible future, the Universal church of Truth decided to stop him by creating an army of clones of Drax the Destroyer, the only person who could kill Thanos. Because their Templeships were powered by draining the will to live and their timeline was mostly dead already, they traveled into the past of Earth-616. There, the Church destroyed the totality of the Nova Corps, captured numerous beings and used their life energies to power their flagship Cathedral that was capable of incapacitating beings by forcing them to have feelings of apathy and despair. The Patriarch lured Peter and his team to his ship through a fake distress call. He then captured most of the team using the temple's apathy generators.

Groot and Moondragon avoided capture and convinced a dying Rocket Raccoon and a child Magus to aid them in rescuing their team and stopping the Church. Together, they launched an attack on the Church's temple, but they were overwhelmed by the Church's army of Drax clones and a contingent of brainwashed super beings. Rocket was presumed dead after his life support suit was destroyed, but Rocket survived and rigged the temple's engines to where it would travel back to its original time period. While Rocket and his allies fled using Lockjaw's teleportation power, J'son and the Church were transported back to the future. After that, Rocket was healed by Halfworld's doctors and the team's core members became a family unit again for the first time since the second Civil War.[145]

Master of the Sun[]

When the Olympians began wreaking havoc throughout the universe, Richard Rider interrupted the Guardians' vacation in Halfworld to enlist their help. Half of the Guardians refused out of concern for the team's well-being, emphasized for Gamora's desire to live a new quiet life, but Peter saw himself unable to turn his head away. Alongside Rocket and the alternate Moondragon and Phyla-Vell, Peter joined a ragtag team assembled by Nova to destroy New Olympus.[146] Although the mission was successful, Star-Lord saw himself forced to manually detonate a black hole, also sending himself and New Olympus outside reality. In the process, both the Element Gun and Peter himself became tangled with the Dark Olympians's power and he siphoned power off them.[147] Peter was also overtaken by visions of the alien Ragnar, which seemingly further unlocked powers within Peter and bestowed him the title of Master of the Sun.

On the other side of reality, Quill landed in the world of Morinus, where he encountered two local nomads named Mors and Aradia. Living unaging in Morinus, Peter acquitted himself with Mors and Aradia as friends and eventually lovers, joining them in mercenary adventures for over a hundred years and fathering a son named Rocket. The Dark Olympians ultimately escaped from their exile since each use of the Element Gun paved the way for their escape by letting a portion of their power into the world. Using a mystical gateway, Peter returned to his home dimension to lure the Dark Olympians away from Morinus.[1] Quill arrived on Spartax, where not much time had passed since Peter's exile. Rejoining the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord helped fend off the forces of the elder god Knull.[11] The Guardians of the Galaxy subsequently prepared for the return of the Dark Olympians, standing their ground on Daedalus 5.[148] The heroes were victorious and, in the aftermath of the defeat of the Dark Olympians, the Galactic Council sanctioned them as protectors of the cosmos in light of the increasing uncertainty of the galactic landscape, providing the Guardians with headquarters in the space station Proscenium.[27]

Grootfall[]

After Nebula joined the Guardians, she combined the probability engine in her head with the Guardians' threat data to create an early-warning system that pointed to Groot's homeworld as the most likely threat vector to galactic peace. When Groot and Rocket landed on it, they found the planet razed to the ground. Granopy infected Groot with one of her branches, turning Groot into an out-of-control monster. As Groot became planet-sized, getting designated "Grootfall", he took out most of the Guardians and the Proscenium, and proceeded to launch pieces of himself at neighboring planets, annexing everything into his "Grootspace." This was a natural process the Gardener had programmed into the Flora Colossi when he created them, and Groot was merely covering the Branchworlds under his soil until the time he could "bloom" and rekindle the ashes, bringing the planets back to life alongside every being he'd captured. Although at first the Guardians thought Groot was lost to them, they were able to establish communication and help Groot bloom,[149] bringing all of the "dead" back to life and restoring Groot to normal.[29]

Attributes

Power Grid[161]
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Powers

Enhanced Human/Spartax Physiology: Quill possesses a hybrid nature due to having parentage hailing from alien royalty as well as human originality.[31] He'd also undergone some minor cybernetic enhancements during the Annihilation War which were later removed after serving his internment sentence.[8] After a harsh battle with the cosmic incarnation of Olympian Gods, Quill ended up using his Element Gun to siphon their power into himself and the Spartaxian weapon. Seemingly giving him all new powers and abilities yet to be explored.[1]

  • Semi-Immortality: Spartax may have life spans that are somewhat longer than those of normal humans from Earth. Due to his hybrid nature, it is unsure how he will age, but it will likely be at a decelerated rate. After having literally stolen fire from the gods through his assault battery, Quills' life-force had increased to the point he hadn't aged for over a hundred years since landing in an entirely foreign plane of existence.[1]
  • Enhanced Human Condition
    • Superhuman Durability: To an unknown degree, Peter's resistance to injury had been increased dramatically. Having taken the full brunt of the weakened Gods of Olympus' might and still lived through it.[1]
    • Enhanced Reflexes: Peter's reflexes and reaction time allow him to react at a speed that is beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. He has dodged a Phalanx infected Blastaar's energy blast at short range.[150]
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Quill lost his left eye spelunking in another plane of reality while living a different life and it regrew over the course of nearly a century and a half.[1]

Master of the Sun: A title bestowed upon Peter by what and whom he believed to be a false memory from prior history never truly lived.[1] Being gifted entirely alien capabilities by said facsimile of his old mentor, Quill would gain incredible, albeit unexplored, new power which he can channel through his Element Gun. These as of yet unexplored faculties often manifest by the glow of his regrown left eye and the odd sun imprint tattooed to the palm of his right hand.[11]

  • Transvection: While meditating on his new lease on life, Quill showed he could anti-gravitate off the ground in a sitting position while trying to focus his powers for the upcoming battle.[148]
  • Bioluminescence: Often when Quill finds his center of being and/or is utilizing his power through the magitek sidearm. Quill's body glows a bright voluminous radiance that causes Star-Lord's entire bodily coloration to glow bright golden, the light emitted is so powerful he can blow apart a Symbiote Dragon by channeling said force through the blaster.[11]
  • Telepathic Resistance: Star-Lord's transformation has seemingly rendered him immune to psionic intrusion. as Moondragon could not penetrate the luminal defenses his mind seemed to subconsciously throw up whenever she drifted towards him.[148]
  • Living Power Plant: The Element Blaster initially held a finite charge limit to its ability to channel and redistribute energy towards manipulating natural materials,[147] but after having gained total control over various metaphysical dynamics pertaining to the universe, Quill now acts as his own dynamo to power said weapon of choice.[11]
  • Cosmic Awareness: Quill possesses a degree of cosmic awareness, stating that he is more aware of "everything" and that he could feel a shift in the cosmic balance.[151]

Abilities

Expert Marksman: Star-Lord is well-versed in the use of firearms, from all over the Galaxy.[citation needed]

Martial Artist: Star-Lord is an expert in hand-to-hand combat being very skilled in multiple fighting styles.[citation needed]

Master Tactician and Strategist: Star-Lord is a master strategist and problem solver, and skilled in battle techniques.[citation needed]

Pilot: Star-Lord is an accomplished star ship pilot.[citation needed]

Universal Knowledge: Star-Lord has extensive knowledge on various alien customs, societies and cultures, as well as various knowledge about cosmic abstracts such as Oblivion.[citation needed]

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Translator Implant: Peter has a translator implant on his neck allowing him to understand various alien languages.

Space Helmet: Having since ditched his Kree battle armor Quill has picked up a new advanced alien helmet and face mask with numerous special effects.[63] His battle helmet can analyze strategy data, improve vision, and regulate oxygen in space.

  • Size-Alteration: The helmet can be unfurled and retracted into an unknown space on his head.[123]
  • Oxygen Supply: has an atmospheric re-breather system that lets Quill survive the vacuum of space unaided.[131]
    • Pressure Support: The helmet protects the wearer's face from sudden changes in air pressure.[citation needed]
  • Remote Piloting: Star-Lord's mask can be used to operate his space vessel even from a good distance away.[citation needed]

Weapons

Element Guns: Twin pistols capable of conjuring the four elements and recombining them for varied appellation. Second pistol was destroyed battling the reborn Artemis.[147] Quill has recently picked up new tricks, such as having a recall ability which guides his pistol back to his hand once he calls for it.[154] Peter calls them "Clarice" and "Terry".[125]

Transportation

The Ryder

Notes

Trivia

  • According to the Nova Corps, Star-Lord has amassed a count of over 350,000 murders, is deemed a "local" threat level, and his threat level could be re-evaluated.[157]
  • In Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 2) #18, released in 2009, Peter mentions his age to be 32. However, in Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 3) #0.1, released in 2013, while Peter is telling his origin to Iron Man, a dateline caption states that Peter's parents met "30 years ago" and Peter implies that he was born in that same year. And then, in Guardians 3000 #6, released in 2015, Peter mentions having been born in 1985, making him 29/30 years old at that time.
  • Tony Stark named an array of micro satellites after Peter, the Q.U.I.L.L. Network.[158]
  • The Star-Lord's costume which debuted in Legendary Star-Lord was based on his appearance in the film Guardians of the Galaxy. His second solo series retconned this suit to have been his original one.
  • After twelve years of living in another reality while he was thought to be dead, Peter ended up accepting to participate in a polyamorous relationship with Mors and Aradia, finding himself bisexual; this relationship lasted until Peter managed to leave that reality, having stayed in it for one hundred and forty-four years.[1]
  • After Peter was established to be bisexual in Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 6) #9, penciler Kris Anka shared on Twitter, that, had the Star-Lord (Vol. 2) series he and Chip Zdarsky worked on been continued, they would have attempted to introduce a male romantic interest for him. Anka also shared a design for the character.[159]

See Also

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