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Peter Quill, alias Star-Lord, was born during an unusual astronomical phenomenon when many of the planets aligned. Seeing no resemblance, the man who believed he was Quill's father angrily accused his wife Meredith of infidelity and attempts to kill the infant, but died of a sudden heart attack. Quill was then raised by his single mother.


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One day Peter saw an Ariguan spaceship land. He went to get his mother who was killed by the aliens after they discovered them. When he told the police his mother had been killed by aliens, no one believed him and he was put in a state orphanage. He ran off when he was fifteen and eventually became a trainee NASA astronaut. When the alien entity called the Master of the Sun visited the space station that Quill was stationed at and offered the mantle of Star Lord (an interplanetary policeman) to a worthy candidate, Quill volunteered, but was rejected in favor of another astronaut.

Quill was outraged, and NASA ordered his return to Earth and discharge for his conduct. Peter, however, stole a scoutship, and on returning to the space station took his colleague's place. Quill was then chosen to become Star-Lord, with the Master of the Sun first creating an illusion in which he was able to find and kill the aliens that murdered his mother to free him of his past. Equipped with a sentient vessel called "Ship", Quill commenced his role as Star-Lord.[2]



Human/Spartan Hybrid: Peter Quill is son of a human and a Spartan, and his hybrid physiology grants him peak human abilities, such as:

  • Peak Human Strength: Peter Quill was born with physical strength equal to the peak of human potential. Peter's physical strength is above that of a normal human being.
  • Peak Human Durability Peter's body is more resistant to physical injury, to variable degrees, than that of an ordinary human. He seems capable of taking several gunshot & puncture wounds as well as beatings and still stand on his feet.
  • Peak Human Agility: Peter's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are at levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
  • Peak Human Stamina: Peter's body eliminates the excessive build-up of fatigue-producing poisons in his muscles and his musculature generates considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of an ordinary human being, granting him superhuman levels of stamina in all physical activities.
  • Peak Human Mental Process: Peter was born with enhanced mental performance, allowing his mind to process information quickly, giving him an accelerated learning aptitude. He has mastered various alien languages and customs with ease.
  • Advanced Longevity: Spartans have a life span that is three times longer than a human from earth. When his father was 100 years old he appeared as if he were in his mid-30's. Due to his hybrid nature it is unsure how he will age, but it will likely be at a decelerated rate.

FTL Flight: Without any kind of aviary facilities, Quill could fly at superluminal speeds unaided in an airless vacuum or slower velocities in a planetary atmosphere.[3]

Self Sustenance: The powers given to him by the MoS grant Star-Lord the ability to survive indefinitely without eating, sleeping or respiratory need.[3]

Engineering Intuition: Star-Lord has an instinctive understanding of alien machination even without making contact with it.[3]

Force Field: Peter has a localized protective barrier surrounding him at all times.[3]

Telepathic Resistance: Another facet given to him by his mentor grants Star-Lord resistance to psychic intrusion.[1]


Expert Marksman: Star-Lord is well-versed in the use of firearms, from all over the Galaxy

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

Master Tactician and Strategist: Star-Lord is a master strategist and problem solver and skilled in battle techniques.

Pilot: Star-Lord is an accomplished starship pilot.

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.



Star-Lord's Uniform: Peter Quill wears a suit that grants augmented strength and durability and the ability to travel through space with ease.

Link with Ship: He is also psionically linked to his starship, "Ship", which is a living entity.


Element Gun: a pistol capable of conjuring one of the four elements.


Ship: A sentient ship named "Rora".

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