5 Questions Left Unanswered By GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Guardians of the Galaxy was a fantastic movie, but it was not perfect. Even after the credits rolled, there were several things that had not been explained. Are you curious about these things as well? Do you think you have the answers? Hit the jump to find out!

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By BobbyDrakeApproaches - 8/18/2014

I thoroughly enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy. However, I could not help but notice that the movie failed to answer a few of the questions it raised. I will admit that even though I am a huge fan of Marvel comics, I have not actually read any Guardians comics.

Does the source material have the answers to my queries? Did I miss something? I really do not know. Anyway, I present to you, in no particular order, a list of questions Guardians of the Galaxy failed to answer. Be warned, the list contains multiple spoilers.
 

1. Who is Peter Quill’s father?
 

Okay, fine, I technically lied when I said this list was in no particular order. Sue me. I included this question first, because this one was by far the most obvious, and it will almost certainly be answered in the sequel.

The comics actually do answer this question. J’son, AKA Jason of Spartax, is the father of Star-Lord, and he is old enough to fit the description Nova Prime gives him in the movie.
 

I do not know much about this guy, but I already know that someone else is his father. James Gunn said it himself in an interview, a different character will be his father in the MCU.
 

I personally think it  would be more interesting if a character we are already familiar with is the father of Peter. For example, it would be a great twist if Thanos was actually Quill’s daddy. Of course, that does not explain why Peter’s mother describes him as looking like an angel, but perhaps Thanos altered his appearance. It’s also worth pointing out that Gunn has also said that Thanos will not necessarily return in the sequel, so perhaps we can rule him out as well.
 

At the very least, we probably will not have long to wait for the answer to this question.
 

2. What happened to Nebula?

Nebula was a fairly boring character. Sure, she looked great, as the makeup was absolutely fantastic, and Karen Gillan deserves major props for shaving her head for the role. Gillan does her best with the material she was given, but the character is so underwritten, it is hard to find her interesting.
With that said, what happened to her? I think she survived, so she will likely be fleshed out in the sequel. The last time we see her, she had just refused the help of Gamora, and flew away in one of those little space ships. Did I miss something? Did she actually die, and I missed it?

 

3. Where are the other Infinity Stones?
 

I know, in the comics, they are called Infinity Gems. For some reason, they are called Stones in the movie, so I figure we should just go with it. We already know the location of three. The orb seen in this movie is held within a vault by the Nova Corps, the Tesseract is safely locked away in Asgard, and the Aether is with the Collector. We do see the orb blow up in the middle of the Collector’s collection, but I doubt that would cause him to lose the Aether.

Some people believe that the glowing gem on the edge of Loki’s staff is another Infinity Stone. If they are correct, then another stone is currently in the possession of Baron Strucker and Hydra, and they will probably use it for some devious purpose in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
 

The thing is, I really doubt that Loki’s staff has an Infinity stone attached to it, because Thanos gave it Loki, in the hopes that Loki would retrieve the Tesseract. This means that Thanos is either a big time gambler, or an idiot, or both. He risked losing one Infinity Stone in an attempt to get another. Of course, it is possible he did not know it was an Infinity Stone, but that also makes him seem like an idiot.

I believe it is far more likely that the other three Infinity Stones are somewhere in the Marvel universe, just waiting to be discovered. Perhaps Thanos already has three in his possession, and he is merely looking for the three we have not seen. Only time will tell.
 

4. Is the Other really dead?
 

In case you do not know who the Other is, he is this freakish looking fellow:

He was first seen as Thanos’ servant in The Avengers, and he served as a liaison between Thanos and Loki. He serves the same role in Guardians of the Galaxy, the difference being that Ronan gets mad at him, and somehow forces his head backwards.
 

Even though he has never even been given a name, I thought the Other was pretty cool, and I was bummed when it appeared that he died. Of course, he could still be alive.
 

A fellow user on ComicBookMovie.com suggested that the Other might actually be Corvus Glaive, and I really like that idea. The Other bears a resemblance to Corvus, they were introduced at around the same time, and both serve Thanos. Since Corvus is really hard to kill, then getting his head twisted backwards would not be a mortal wound.

Of course, if he actually is still alive, then they would have to go through the trouble of explaining the reason for his return. Nevertheless, I hope he is still alive, and I hope he is revealed to be Corvus Glaive in the future.
 

5. What exactly is Nebula’s motivation?
 

I apologize if it feels like I am picking on Nebula, but her behavior really baffles me. Admittedly, I have never actually read any comics featuring her, so perhaps that is part of the problem.

At the beginning of the movie, Nebula is working for Ronan, who is working for Nebula’s adoptive father, Thanos. I assumed that she was working for Ronan because she liked Thanos, and believed in his cause.
 

However, later in the movie, when Ronan tells her that he wants to kill Thanos, Nebula tells him that she is eager to do so. What exactly makes Nebula serve Thanos? It is obvious she does not care for him. Does she merely serve him out of fear? If she does, then why does she agree to kill him the moment Ronan suggests it? Does she actually believe that Ronan has the power to defeat the mad titan? If she does, then she is delusional, or she does not know her adoptive daddy very well.

Those are all the questions I have about Guardians of the Galaxy, at least for now. Perhaps upon re-viewing, the answers will become clear.

Anyway, what did you think of my queries? Did you wonder the same things I did? Do you think you have the answers? Let me know in the comments!

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MexicanChinman - 8/18/2014, 5:06 PM
I really don't want GOTG 2 to deal with an infinity stone.
NovaCorpsFan - 8/18/2014, 5:07 PM
Okay, some of these questions didn't need answering. Especially the Quill's dad one, I think it was kind of the point to not answer that one.

I think by now it should be pretty damned obvious that, as you said, Loki's scepter didn't have an Infinity stone in it. Proof enough for that is the fact that we see the stones in a hologram in Collector's museum and there's only one of each colour.
MexicanChinman - 8/18/2014, 5:08 PM
The other is a chitari. Is this Corvus guy a chitari?
Doopie - 8/18/2014, 5:12 PM
is the other really dead is my biggest query. it was so sudden and (seemingly) final it made me wonder. Perhaps it got written in just to boost speculation as there were so many theories flying around
Doopie - 8/18/2014, 5:18 PM
as for the other questions

1 - pete's mom says his dad is an 'angel' right? angel in greek means messenger. are there any cosmic characters that might fit this description? @NovaCorpsFan might be able to help out here...

2 - pretty sure she's still alive

3 - no idea really. Maybe Thanos already has one? the other must be with Adam Warlock

5 - she wants the power herself I guess
Dingbat - 8/18/2014, 5:31 PM
and the biggest question of all...

TheAbaryMan369 - 8/18/2014, 5:33 PM
1. Intentionally unanswered to give the sequel something to do.

2. Dead.

3. Intentionally unanswered to give the sequel something to do.

4. Dead.

5. Thanos says Gamora is her favorite daughter, causing her to be jealous, which is the reason why he agrees to join Ronan. That was pretty clear.
JohnnyRoss - 8/18/2014, 5:34 PM
Yea was pretty upset they "killed" The Other like that.

I was thinking he'd be somebody important.

Hopefully he comes back.
NovaCorpsFan - 8/18/2014, 5:38 PM
@TheAbaryMan369
Nebula survived, dude.

@Doopie
She also said it was like he was made out of light or words to that effect. Makes me think it might be Starhawk who could then be used as a means of incorporating the Time Stone because he (in the comics) relives his life over and over, constantly trying to change it so that he can just die.
Doopie - 8/18/2014, 5:49 PM
have you heard it hear first? Is StarHawk Quill's dad?




I only really have a passing knowledge of him but he works with/manipulates light right...and is at least part human which could explain the ability to impregnate a human.

Quasar is related too? Is that a possibility? My 'cosmic awareness' ain't that great
PAF - 8/18/2014, 6:10 PM
It was pretty CLEAR Nebula was jealous of the fact that Gamora was the favorite. She also survived.
RedNTheHood - 8/18/2014, 6:49 PM
When you write article's like these, they're supposed to deal with questions that should've been answered, but weren't. Half of these weren't supposed to be answered.
acorsi11 - 8/18/2014, 7:26 PM
Only the first 3 are the questions I have asked.

The Other is obviously dead.
NovaCorpsFan - 8/18/2014, 7:35 PM
Quasar ended up entirely composed of light after Annihilation. But he's supposed to be one of Quill and Nova's best friends.
NovaCorpsFan - 8/18/2014, 7:40 PM
Let's look at the facts:

- Meredith referred to him as an angel (something Starhawk actually bears a resemblance to)
- Starhawk's main power is the manipulation of light. Meredith mentioned he seemed to be made of light.
- Yondu described Peter's dad as a jackass. Starhawk is certainly that.
- Starhawk could be used to introduce the Time Stone. (This would also fit my theory that the stones were distributed to races capable of protecting them, ie. Asgardians, Celestials, Titans, Humans, members of the Universal Church of Truth and now possibly Arcturans).
WYLEEJAY - 8/18/2014, 8:08 PM
[frick]! I haven't even considered Starhawk! Nice one Nova!

I have been guessing the Other was Corvus for a while, but now that he's dead I just dont know. Hes def not Chitauri cause he has a more normal looking mouth and eyes than they do. Watch them in Avengers, their face is almost buglike.

Nebula hates Thanos for many reasons. Jealousy they used in this film. They will probably use one of her other many motivations in the sequel.

And Lokis staff? I just want to know why people feel like it HAS to be a stone? Do you feel like the Bifrost, Gungnir, Mjolnir, Yondus arrow, or Ronans Universal weapon cant just be powerful artifacts? Like the Casket of Ancient Winters? Powerful artifacts exist in so many of these films, but everyone wants that staff to be the Mind Stone. I dont get it.
SauronsBANE - 8/18/2014, 9:06 PM
Man, I need to see this movie again. It might not be the best-made movie this year, but it's easily my favorite so far.
wallhead - 8/18/2014, 9:15 PM
@WYLEEJAY

ppl are idiots
MrCBM56 - 8/18/2014, 9:21 PM
@NovaCorpsFan Nice. Any recommendations for Marvel cosmic?
Superior - 8/18/2014, 9:39 PM
We can trash anyone that doesn't look human to be Quill's dad. I just saw it again recently and his mom said he looked like his father.
Wallymelon - 8/18/2014, 9:54 PM
Nebula is just as hurt as gamora
CherryBomb - 8/19/2014, 12:17 AM
Quills father is a mystery, one I'm looking forward to finding out!
- I felt all of the villains were very very weak. The Other is sug a mysterious, nameless character and to have him die just like that... C'mon!
- Nebula was definitely wasted, I failed to fully see her motives like you did. I think Gunn or Feige said she's definitely returning and will play a big part in the future (as she does in the comics arc) which is exciting. But all Karen was forced to do was run around yelling, it was silly.
matthuliz - 8/19/2014, 12:42 AM
Your #1 question should have been:
Why is Gamora so lame and no where near being the Deadliest Woman in the Universe?


:-P
kinghulk - 8/19/2014, 2:06 AM
id say nebula serves Thanos out of fear but when ronan gets a hold of the power stone and declares he's going to kill Thanos she decides to join him.

"Does she actually believe that Ronan has the power to defeat the mad titan?"
with the power stone ronan does have the power to defeat thanos.
NovaCorpsFan - 8/19/2014, 2:24 AM
@MrCBM56
Now that Guardians is over and done with, would you prefer reading stuff that could be adapted in a sequel? Hell, just the entire Abnett and Lanning from 2008, some of the best reading I've ever done there. War of Kings sort of ties into that but it's grander in scale. Annihilators Earthfall is a pretty good, short and sweet book. Also, the collected volumes of the Nova series from 2007 up to 2010. There's also some great classic Guardians stuff out there particularly Earth Shall Overcome and Quest For the Shield.
MightyZeus - 8/19/2014, 3:05 AM
First of all, Gamora is better than Black Widow in the MCU. Gamora has more of a character.

Second of all, some of these questions could be answered in the future. I'm pretty sure that Peter Quill's father is Zeus. Zeus is an asshole and kind of looks like an Angel. Nebula is alive, probably plotting against GOTG. Thanos probably has an Infinity Stone, Nebula probably wants her father's approval or she wants Thanos killed.
Ace101 - 8/19/2014, 4:11 AM
@matthuliz Why is Gamora so lame and no where near being the Deadliest Woman in the Universe?
From what we saw in the movie she doesnt want to shoulder that title, she seems more ashamed of that title. She got that title because of what thanos did to her and made her do.
Tainted87 - 8/19/2014, 4:24 AM
I agree with you on Nebula, she's really left out.

A couple of things....

1) Star Fox is a likely candidate for Peter's dad, considering he's Thanos' brother, as well as looking human. He would be the guy who sleeps around and leaves early in the morning.

2) Nebula's probably going rogue

3) I'm not sure why these color-coded plot devices are so important to people.

4) I hope the Other is dead. MCU characters need to not be immortal.

5) I think she just wants to be valued.
Afro - 8/19/2014, 6:23 AM
I like to share my short theory on Loki's staff.
I believe that it may be the Mind Stone. It was giving to him by Thanos. Thanos built the staff to hold it and maybe the staff is limiting the power of the Stone so that Loki and whoever else wields it cannot use it against Thanos. Remember Thanos always has a bigger plan than what everyone thinks.From my limited readings of Thanos my take on him is that he has killed entire civilizations and he also likes to create turmoil within to let civilizations destroy themselves because its all for Death approval. He sent the staff out just for the purpose of letting a civilization fall into themselves knowing that he can retrieve it at anytime. Just a theory.
WYLEEJAY - 8/19/2014, 8:19 AM
Or.......or.......the staff could just be a weapon and not a stone at all. How bout that? Come on...... I mean it would be kinda lame if it turned out to be a stone. Since it would have been completely useless against Iron man in his armor. End of debate right here. Look at what happened to Red Skull when he held the Tesseract. Look at what happened when Jane and Malekith had the Aether. Look at what happened when Ronan, or Star Lord held the stone? Then look at Loki holding that staff. Its not a stone, if it is its really underpowered compared to the other three.
Nomadic1 - 8/19/2014, 9:08 AM
The one reason I think the staff could hold the Mind Gem is, it's a great reason as to why Thanos would come to Earth and why the Avengers would be involved. If that theory is correct then it makes sense why Fiege would no spill the beans on the staff.
Christuffer - 8/19/2014, 9:23 AM
I was wondering what happened to Nebula as well. After that part at the end where she detached her hand, she just kinda disappeared into thin air. Maybe I missed it, but she literally was out of the movie at that point.
Objectivelybiased - 8/19/2014, 9:25 AM
So ...lack of answers=lapse in quality? MOST of those unanswered questions are mere sequel baiting. The one unanswered question that wasn't was you interpreting the movie correctly and that was the one about the Other's fate. Yes, he died. Although this whole editorial is probably you not interpreting the whole Marvel franchise correctly. These are serials ...the story will continue in the other movies and all of these will be answered. God, this instant gratification society we live in is so damn annoying. No one ever allows time for good pacing.
Objectivelybiased - 8/19/2014, 9:29 AM
And I swear to god, if you use the word 'ain't' in your comments you have no right to an opinion as to have one you should probably know how to speak properly first.
Afro - 8/19/2014, 10:00 AM
@Christuffer; She landed on another ship and escaped and that was that for her in the movie.

@WYLEEJAY; Just like to point out that the Staff was used to control peoples minds in Avengers. Loki controlling Shield Staff, and the scene with all them on the Helicarrier arguing sharing thoughts that they would have keep to themselves.
WYLEEJAY - 8/19/2014, 10:54 AM
Yet completely useless against Stark cause of the Arc Reactor in his chest. So if he was in the suit of armor the Mind Stone is useless? I dont buy it. You shouldn't have to touch people to control them. Yes Loki did influence them on the Helecarrier, but he didnt control them. Just got them all aggravate, most importantly Banner.
WYLEEJAY - 8/19/2014, 10:54 AM
Aggravated
MCUfan1 - 8/19/2014, 11:05 AM
Nebula was cool but she went back to Thanos.
Afro - 8/19/2014, 11:11 AM
@WYLEEJAY Back to my Theory that Thanos puts the Mind Gem in the Staff so that it can be used but with limited ability.
WYLEEJAY - 8/19/2014, 1:55 PM
If that was the case then its Thanos fault for Lokis failure. Doesn't make sense. I used to say Mind Stone myself mind you, im just starting to look at things differently. Im not afraid to be wrong. We'll just have to wait and see if AoU gives us any answers.
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