Tuesday, May 9, 2017
A Quickie: A True Father (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Now this is going to be extremely spoiler heavy so if you haven't seen the movie yet, don't read on. This movie was just recently released or else I wouldn't have bothered putting the warning here.
Ego is a creature known as a celestial. They're basically gods. Unless he takes on another form, he is a planet. If there weren't so many other odd things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), this would make me be speechless for hours. Also if I hadn't read about asteroids that eat things in the Animorphs series, I would also be really shocked.
Anyways...Ego spread his seed across the galaxy and wasn't a real father to any of them. So it goes without saying he wasn't there for Peter's younger years.
So Ego did the logical thing and put a tumor into Peter's mom's head. Therefore it was Peter's father that killed his mother.
And I thought my family had issues...
Yondu, aka Mary Poppins, was tasked with bringing Peter Quill to Ego. But the alien never did that. During the first movie Yondu said that it was because the planet was a jerk but in the sequel you find out there is another reason.
Peter isn't the first of Ego's children Yondu was tasked with picking up. But Peter was the first one Yondu didn't deliver. This was because he knew what Ego would do with the boy and he wouldn't deliver anymore helpless children to their doom.
When Peter meets Ego he likes the man. He doesn't mind that this person is his father. Though it's really Gamora who gets Star-Lord to reconnect with his father. But once he starts to he is really enjoying it. Finally he has a real father. Finally he feels some normality like playing catch with his old man.
Earlier in the film, much earlier, Drax makes a comment saying that he thought Yondu was Peter's father. While watching the movie the first time you think it's just a gag. But when you start to think about that line...seems like Drax has a very good sense of father and son bonds.