Meanwhile, Ayesha hires Yondu Udonta and his crew, who have been exiled from the greater Ravager community for child trafficking, to recapture the Guardians. They capture Rocket, but when Yondu shows reluctance to turn over Quill, his lieutenant Taserface leads a mutiny with help from Nebula. Taserface imprisons Rocket and Yondu aboard Yondu’s ship and executes his loyalists while Nebula leaves to track down and kill Gamora, whom she blames for all the torture inflicted on her by their father, Thanos. While imprisoned, Rocket and Yondu bond. Groot, together with Yondu’s loyalist Kraglin, frees Rocket and Yondu and they destroy the ship and its crew as they escape, though not before Taserface tips off the Sovereign fleet.
Ego explains he is a god-like Celestial, an immortal consciousness that manipulated the matter around it to form the planet with itself at the core. Forming a human guise, he traveled the universe to escape his loneliness and discover a purpose, eventually falling in love with Quill’s mother Meredith. Ego hired Yondu to collect the young Quill after Meredith’s death, but the boy was never delivered and Ego had been searching for his son ever since. He teaches Quill to manipulate their Celestial power. Nebula arrives at Ego’s planet and tries to kill Gamora, but fails and the pair reach an uneasy alliance when they discover caverns filled with skeletal remains. Ego reveals to Quill that in his travels he planted seedlings upon thousands of worlds which can terraform them into new extensions of himself, but they can only be activated by the combined power of two Celestials. To that end, he impregnated countless women and hired Yondu to collect the children; Ego killed them all when they failed to access the Celestial power. Ego forcefully uses Quill to activate the seedlings, which begin to consume every world. Quill fights back after Ego reveals that he deliberately caused Meredith’s death, as his love for her distracted him from his purpose.
Ego’s pet empath, Mantis, grows close to Drax and warns him, Gamora, and Nebula of Ego’s plan just as Rocket, Yondu, Groot, and Kraglin arrive. The reunited Guardians reach Ego’s brain at the planet’s core, and fight the Sovereign’s arriving drones. Rocket makes a bomb out of the stolen batteries that Groot plants on Ego’s brain, while Quill battles Ego with his newfound Celestial powers to allow the other Guardians to escape. The bomb explodes, killing Ego and causing the planet to disintegrate. Yondu sacrifices himself to save Quill, who now realizes Yondu did not deliver him to Ego in order to spare him from the fate of Ego’s other progeny, and that Yondu was Quill’s true “daddy”. Having reconciled with Gamora, Nebula still chooses to set out and attempt to kill Thanos. The Guardians hold a funeral for Yondu, which is attended by dozens of Ravager ships, acknowledging Yondu’s sacrifice and accepting him again as a Ravager.
In a series of mid- and post-credit scenes
Kraglin takes up Yondu’s telekinetic arrow and control fin
Ravager leader Stakar Ogord, inspired by Yondu’s sacrifice, reunites with his ex-teammates
Groot starts growing back to normal size, exhibiting typical teenage behavior in the process
Ayesha creates a new artificial being with whom she plans to destroy the Guardians, naming him Adam; and a group of uninterested Watchers listen to their informant discuss several experiences on Earth.
Adam Warlock appears briefly in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He is seen during a mid-credits scene in which Ayesha states that he is the next step in the evolution of the Sovereign race. The character was originally going to be an integral part of the movie, but was removed due to Gunn feeling there were too many characters. The character will appear in a future film in the franchise
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot: I am Groot.
Yondu: What’s that?
Rocket: He says, “Welcome to the frickin’ Guardians of the Galaxy!” Only he didn’t use “frickin'”.
[Yondu is floating in the air, hanging on his arrow]
Peter Quill: You look like Mary Poppins.
Yondu: Is he cool?
Peter Quill: Hell yeah, he’s cool.
Yondu: I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!
Yondu: He may have been your father, Quill, but he wasn’t your daddy.
Yondu: Are you gonna listen to what I got to say?
Stakar Ogord: I don’t got to listen to nothing, you betrayed the code! Ravagers don’t deal in kids!
Yondu: I told you before, I didn’t know what was going on!
Stakar Ogord: You didn’t know, because you didn’t want to know, because it made you rich!
Kraglin: Um, Cap? Remember that Ayesha chick?
[a Sovereign fleet surrounds their ship]
Yondu: Aw, hell!
Yondu: You like a professional asshole or what?
Rocket: Pretty much a pro.
Yondu: You can fool yourself and everyone else, but you can’t fool me. I know who you are.”
Rocket: You don’t know anything about me, loser.
Yondu: I know everything about you. I know you play like you’re the meanest in the heart but actually you’re the most scared of all.
Yondu: I don’t use my head to fly the arrow boy, I use my heart.
Yondu: [crash lands on Ego] Well, hi there, jackass!
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Peter Quill: [Yondu’s robotic dart is pointing at him] If you kill me, you’re gonna miss the biggest score you’ve ever seen.
Yondu Udonta: The Stone? I hope you gotta better idea ’cause no one ain’t stealing from Ronan.
Peter Quill: We got a ringer.
[glances at Gamora]
Peter Quill: She knows everything there is about Ronan. His ship, how to get in…
Gamora: He’s vulnerable.
Peter Quill: So whaddaya think? Me and you, taking down scores, just like old times?
[Yondu glares at Quill… then calls off his dart and hugs Quill]
Yondu Udonta: [laughs] You always had balls, son! That’s why we kept you as a youngling!
[in the Broker’s shop]
Yondu Udonta: [looks at toy dolls] Do you got any other cute little buggers like this one? I like to stick ’em all in a row on my control console.
Yondu Udonta: We’re Ravagers, we got a code.
Peter Quill: Yeah, and that code is: steal from everybody.
Yondu Udonta: I may be as pretty as an angel, but I sure as hell ain’t one.
Rocket Raccoon: [over radio] Attention, idiots. The lunatic on top of this craft is holding a Hadron Enforcer, a weapon of my own design.
Yondu Udonta: What the hell?
Rocket Raccoon: If you don’t hand over our companions now, he’s gonna tear your ship a new one. A very *big* new one.
Yondu Udonta: Remember, boy. At the end of all this, I get the stone. You cross me, we kill you all.
Who is Adam Warlock?
Adam Warlock is an artificially created human who was born in a cocoon at a scientific complex called The Beehive. The goal of his creators, the Enclave, was to create and subsequently exploit the perfect human. While in the cocoon, he became aware of his creators’ plans for him. He awoke from the cocoon and rebelled. Having not had a childhood or parents, Warlock was lacking in maturity and restraint. He first met Alicia Masters, who was brought to the Beehive to sculpt his face, as he initially radiated so much light that a sighted person could not see through. She found him encased in a cocoon, from which he shortly emerged, destroying his creators that he hated so much, and teleported away. Warlock later came into conflict with the Fantastic Four and Thor; during his encounter with Odinson, he was killed when he attempted to force Thor’s sometime paramour Sif to become his mate.Adam was revived and his behavior improved when he met the being known as the High Evolutionary. Under his guidance, Warlock’s life was given direction and purpose. Warlock also came into possession of the Soul Gem. The Soul Gem, one of the Infinity Gems, allowed Warlock to sense the souls of others and draw them into a dimension contained within the gem. Warlock was then transported to Counter-Earth, an attempt by the High Evolutionary to create a Utopian society out of the framework of the original Earth. Unfortunately, it had fallen under the influence of the Man-Beast, a wolf that had been genetically modified into humanoid form by the High Evolutionary. In the process of ending the Man-Beast’s regime, Warlock’s narcissism led him to another death, this time by crucifixion. Warlock used his powers to resurrect himself. Warlock, in recreating the resurrection of Christ on Counter earth, lead to the creation of an organized religion planet wide; this also was the first step toward Warlock’s “God Complex”.Soon after, Adam witnessed the rapid extinction of the stars and used his soul gem to track the culprit, the Star Thief, back to Earth; the star thief’s body was slain while his mind was occupied in battling Warlock. Arriving home, Warlock perceived himself as wraith-like and larger than the solar system, an illusion generated through Adam’s soul gem by the Sphinxor to keep him at bay. Later while gaining his perceptions, Warlock encountered Spider-Man on the Moon and helped thwart the Stranger’s bid to steal the Gardener’s Infinity Gems. Believing Counter-Earth destroyed due to another Sphinxor illusion, an enraged Adam attacked the High Evolutionary with his soul gem and forced him to escape death by becoming a disembodied intelligence, leaving Counter-Earth ripe for the taking. Meanwhile, Thanos procured five Infinity Gems, combining them and the power he had siphoned from Adam’s gem in the Magus battle into a single large synthetic gem that he planned to use to extinguish the stars as a present to Mistress Death. When they interfered, Thanos killed Gamora and lobotomized Pip; Adam absorbed their souls into his gem. Thanos’ attempt to destroy the Earth’s sun was opposed by Warlock, Captain Mar-Vell, and the Avengers. In battle, Thanos mortally wounded Adam, As Warlock lay dying, his past self arrived from Thanos’ time portal and absorbed his soul; weary of his many losses and struggles, Adam actually welcomed death. He found himself with the soul gem’s other victims in Soulworld, a paradise of understanding and contentment. Thanos claimed Adam’s gem but the newly arrived Spider-Man temporarily freed Warlock’s spirit. As the Ultimate Avenger, Warlock turned Thanos to granite with a touch. Warlocks body was buried on Counter-Earth.
Powers and abilities
As Him, the character possessed superhuman strength; speed; durability; stamina; agility and the ability to manipulate cosmic energy for energy projection, flight and recuperation (e.g., creating a cocoon for self-preservation and regeneration). However, Him sacrificed the majority of these powers by prematurely emerging from his cocoon in order to defend the High Evolutionary from an assault by the Man-Beast. In compensation, the High Evolutionary gave Him the Soul Gem.The Gem possesses a consciousness of its own and demonstrates a vampiric hunger for the life energies of organic beings. It contains an idyllic pocket universe that hosts all the souls the Gem has ever taken. The latest version of Warlock uses “Quantum magic” and can manipulate energy; create force fields; teleport; travel faster than light and detect or produce wormholes and other irregularities in space on a cosmic scale.
Adam Warlock also has the power to devolve the followers of Man-Beast into the animals from which they evolved as well as revert the Brute into Counter-Earth Reed Richards. This power comes from his soul gem.
The general populace of Earth is unaware of Warlock’s existence
Place of Birth
The Beehive, Shard Island, Atlantic Ocean
He is is able to spin a cocoon around him at will in a matter of seconds. He did so infrequently during his short life, usually to protect himself from mortal harm, and usually he would emerge from the cocoon at a further level of physical or mental maturity. It is not known where the substance of the cocoon came from, or where it went after he emerged from it.