Guardians Of The Galaxy: 3 Characters Who Might Be Star-Lord's Dad

By Eric Eisenberg 2014-08-10 10:35:07discussion comments
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Spoiler Warning: This feature contains major spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy. If you haven't seen the film yet and wish to go in without knowing anything about the plot, I would recommend clicking away to another one of our wonderful articles on the site!

By the end of James Gunnís Guardians of the Galaxy there is one big question that looms over everything: who is Peter Quillís father? The movie itself offers up a few hints and pieces of evidence towards the end, but also leaves the matter unresolved. Itís pretty clearly a set up for the announced Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 2017, but weíre far too impatient to wait three years for the issue to resolve itself. You know what that means: itís speculation time!

Sorting through the information available in Guardians of the Galaxy of course, the history of Guardians of the Galaxy comics, weíve determined three different characters who could potentially wind up being Star-Lordís dad. Long-time fans may think they already know what the answer is, but let's not forget that Marvel Studios isn't always married to the comics). So who are our guesses? Read on to find out!

J'Son of Spartax
The Solid Bet - J'Son of Spartax
Who is he?: This takes a bit of fun out of the game, but JíSon of Spartax (a.k.a. Jason of Sparta) is Peter Quillís father from Marvel Comics. Born on the planet Spartoi, he is actually a member of royalty, and eventually becomes the leader of the entire Spartoi Empire. He is well-trained in many fields, but is particularly skilled as a pilot. It was during an intergalactic war that he crash landed on Earth, met and fell in love with Meredith Quill, and produced a son, Peter.

Why could he be Star-Lordís dad?: Actually being Star-Lordís dad in the comics obviously gives him a leg up against any and all competition Ė hence the "solid bet" moniker. He also has the "ancient alien" qualities that fit into the very loose genetic description provided by Nova Prime, which makes him a believable candidate. Letís also not ignore the fact that the Guardians of the Galaxy leaderís full name happens to be Peter Jason Quill, suggesting that he was partially named after his dad.

Why couldnít he be Star-Lordís dad?: Whether or not JíSon winds up being Star-Lordís father in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 really just depends on the direction that James Gunn and Marvel Studios are looking in. If it makes sense story-wise to introduce Spartax into the mix, thatís totally possible Ė but donít discount the possibility that they might try to change up comic book canon for the better. Hence, there are some other options floating out thereÖ
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