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Groot - Guardians of the Galaxy

Published Sun Aug 14 2022 By James Smith
Groot - Guardians of the Galaxy

Groot is a fictional character from Marvel Comics. He is a Flora Colossi from the Planet X, the capital of the branch worlds. He belonged to the species known as Groot which is why his name is similar to his classification. 

Groot in Marvel Comics

Ever since Groot was a sapling, he would spend time with the Maintenance Mammals rather than his fellow saplings. He chose to protect the rights of the animals and fungi who contributed to maintaining Planet X's ecosystem.  

Groot and Rocket Raccoon in Comics
Groot having a conversation with Rocket Raccoon in comics. Source: Marvel Comics

Groot even showed his loyalty towards those animals by protecting them when other saplings attacked them. One day, he even went on to kill one of the saplings while defending the Maintenance Mammals. 

This step from Groot resulted in him getting exiled from the planet by the Arbor Masters. And since he had no place to go, he started exploring several galaxies. 

How did Groot and Rocket Raccoon meet in Marvel Comics?

Groot ended up in Kree space during his adulthood. However, he got captured and imprisoned soon after. During his time in prison, Groot crossed paths with Rocket Raccoon. And that is how Groot and Rocket Raccoon met each other in Marvel Comics

How did Groot join the Guardians of the Galaxy?

When Groot was still in jail, he along with Rocket Raccoon got assigned to a team led by Star-Lord. The first mission for that covert ops team was to assault Hala and defeat the Phalanx

During the mission, Groot sacrificed himself to save others. However, a small part of him snapped out which helped in preserving him. After growing back from that small part, Groot joined Star-Lord's team "Guardians of the Galaxy". 

Was Groot the part of the Avengers in Marvel Comics?

No, Groot was not part of the Avengers in Comics. However, he did join the forces to go against Thanos. After knowing about the escape of Thanos, Groot along with the Guardians went to the Avengers tower to make them aware of the situation. 

Without any hesitation, the Avengers joined the forces with the Guardians to fight against Thanos and Badoon. At last, the heroes managed to secure the victory over Thanos. Thanos was even sent to punishment by the Elders

Baby Groot in Comics

While traveling to the Stohlad Ring along with Rocket Raccoon, Groot got attacked by the Elder of the Universe, the Gardener. The Gardener started claiming that the Guardians corrupted Groot. Because of this, he shattered Groot. 

Baby Groot pointing at something
Baby Groot in Comics. Source: Marvel Comics

Rocket managed to escape along with the small part of Groot so that he could regrow his body. However, the Gardener also did the same thing to create an army of Flora Colossus. Because of this, Groot failed in getting back to his original size. That is when Baby Groot got introduced in Marvel Universe

Groot in Marvel Cinematic Universe

In MCU, Groot has a similar story. He is a Flora Colossus as well as Rocket Raccoon's partner in crime. The pair started their journey by traveling across the universe in search of bounties. 

During one of their journey, they crossed paths with Star-Lord and Gamora. Then they put on a fight with each other just before getting captured by Nova Corps. All of them got put in the Kyln Prison where they meet Drax the Destroyer as well. 

When did Baby Groot appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Baby Groot appeared in MCU during the Battle of Xandar. Groot sacrificed his life to save the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy

Baby Groot dancing
Baby Groot dancing. Source: Marvel Studios

But, Rocket planted the destroyed body part of Groot which resulted in the birth of Baby Groot. Since then Baby Groot has joined the Guardians for different missions.

Appearance in Marvel Cinematic Universe

Groot made his first appearance in Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2014. He appeared in the film "Guardians of the Galaxy". Since then he has managed to become one of the most loved characters. 

As of 2022, Groot has appeared in six projects in total. With the release of "Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3", he will be making his further appearance. As per various rumors, it might be the last movie for not only Groot but all the members of the Guardians

Encounter with Star-Lord and Gamora

In search of bounties, Groot along with Rocket Raccoon arrived in Xandar. Later, it got revealed that the pair were there to catch Peter Quill who had a bounty on his head. 

Soon after, Gamora arrives on the scene as well. All of them get into a conflict over the Orb. Peter was trying to sell the orb to one of the brokers. The conflict ends when all of them get arrested by Nova Corps

Forming the Guardians of the Galaxy

During their time in Kyln prison, they came across Drax the Destroyer. But soon after, all of them came up with the plan to escape and they were successful as well. 

The Guardians of the Galaxy. Source: Marvel Studios

All of them had their own idea regarding the Orb. Because of this, they had conflicts between themselves. Afterward, they lose the Orb to Ronan and Nebula. Finally, they agree to Peter's plan of attacking the Dark Aster in order to retrieve the Orb. Since then they started calling themselves, the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Sacrifice for the Rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy 

During the Battle of the Xandar, Guardians of the Galaxy put forth their best effort to gain victory. A different form of Groot was also seen during this battle. 

During the fight, the ship got damaged. While everyone tried to run away, Groot formed a large branch to save the rest of the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Rocket begged him not to make a sacrifice to save his friends.

But Groot wasn't in the mood to take his advice. Instead, he wiped the tears from Rocket's face and delivered a famous dialogue, "We are Groot". 

Meet the Baby Groot

While saving his friends from the crash, Groot did pass away. However, Rocket recovered a small part of Groot which enabled him to regrow Groot's body. 

Slowly, Groot started getting bigger. Baby Groot even enjoyed dancing to "I Want You" by The Jackson 5. But while growing up, he was kind of shy in nature. 

Whenever Drax would look towards him, he would freeze up. But as soon as Drax looked away, Baby Groot would start dancing again.  

Battle against Ego

To defeat Ego the Living Planet, the Guardians of the Galaxy made a plan. Baby Groot helped the Guardians as well to execute the plan. 

Baby Groot carrying the bomb
Baby Groot using the bomb. Source: Marvel Studios

While executing the plan, all of them did face some issues. But at last, they did manage to defeat Ego. But unfortunately, Yondu Udonta lost his life. 

Helping Thor

After finding Thor in Space, the Guardians of the Galaxy bring him into the ship. Then Thor explains everything to them. And even asks for some help to create a new powerful weapon to fight against Thanos

Later, Thor went along with Rocket Raccoon and Groot to build Thanos-killing-weapon. Some issues did arrive while building the Stormbreaker. A handle to the powerful axe was missing. Then, Groot chop-off his own hand to form a handle for Thor's new weapon. 

Battle of Wakanda

After managing to create a powerful weapon, Groot went to Wakanda along with Rocket and Thor. As soon as they arrived, they went for the battle. Groot even managed to deal good damage to the army of Thanos

During the Battle, Thor introduced Groot to Captain America. And they both greeted each other. At the end of the battle, everyone failed to stop Thanos from collecting all the Infinity Stones.

Groot stands in the battlefield along with Thor and Rocket Raccoon,
Groot arrives in Wakanda along with Thor and Rocket Raccoon. Source: Marvel Studios


This allowed Thanos to snap causing half of the population to disappear. Among several characters to disappear, Groot was one of them as well.

Battle of Earth

When the Hulk snapped back everything back to Normal, Groot joined The Avengers to go against an alternate Thanos and his army. 

This time around, everyone managed to achieve success in defeating Thanos. But while doing so, MCU lost a few of its characters. Iron Man and Black Widow lost their life. Captain America returned to the past and turned out to be an old man.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy is an American film based on the superhero team of the same name from Marvel Comics. James Gunn is the director of this movie. 

The film follows the storyline of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and a group of extraterrestrial criminals who later form a team, the Guardians of the Galaxy. As of 2022, we have seen two films in this franchise with the third one set to release in 2023. 

Cast of Guardians of the Galaxy

  1. Chris Pratt as Star-Lord
  2. Zoe Saldana as Gamora
  3. Vin Diesel as Groot
  4. Dave Bautista as Dax the Destroyer
  5. Karen Gillan as Nebula
  6. Sean Gunn as Rocket Raccoon's Character
  7. Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon's Voice
  8. Pom Klementieff as Mantis

I Am Groot

I Am Groot is an American series of animated shorts based on the characters from Marvel Comics. Kirsten Lepore is the creator and director of this series. 

The storyline of this series follows Baby Groot on Various adventures. This plot happens between the events of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and one of the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" mid-credit scenes. 

This animated series is streaming on Disney+. So if you haven't seen this series yet then you can head into the Disney+ platform.  

How Tall is Groot?

Groot has the ability of body manipulation. He can change his height if wants to. But generally, he stands tall at a height of 5 foot 4 inches. He sacrificed his old form to save his friends and because of that, he is re-growing at the moment. 

How Old is Groot?

In the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Groot was 25 years old. However, he sacrificed his old form at the end of the movie. Because of this, he had to start from the beginning. 

In the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Groot was 5 years old. But during the mid-credits scene, he was 18 years old. In "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame", he was 18 years old as well.

Groot's Ability

  1. Flora Colossus Physiology
  2. Superhuman Abilities
  3. Regenerative Healing Factor
  4. Body Manipulation
  5. Master Combatant

Who is the Voice Actor of Groot?

The man behind the voice of Groot is none other than Vin Diesel. Mark Sinclair, professionally known as Vin Diesel is an American actor and producer. He has managed to achieve stardom with the role of Dominic Toretto in the "Fast and Furious" franchise. 

Vin Diesel strikes a pose infront of a vehicle
Vin Diesel in front of his car. Source: Instagram

It is no secret that Vin Diesel is a huge star in Hollywood. But it might have been an unknown fact for people that he is the one who gives voice to Groot in MCU. 

How much did Vin Diesel get paid for giving voice to Groot?

As mentioned above, Vin Diesel is a huge star in Hollywood. And it is obvious that he will receive a hefty amount of money for his efforts.

As per some reports, it has come to the light that Vin Diesel got paid $54.5 Million for giving voice to Groot. It is a huge amount of money due to the fact that he is only providing a voice for the character.

Not only that, some reports even suggest that Vin Diesel might get paid around $67 Million for the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3". 

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