The Ravagers are an interstellar crime syndicate comprising of thieves, smugglers, criminals, bandits, mercenaries, bounty hunters, and pirates. Each faction of the Ravagers has a captain of its own, leading their operations.
The Ravagers were hired by Ego to abduct his son, Peter Quill from Earth. The captain of one of the Ravagers' factions, Yondu Udonta, tasked two of his members, Kraglin Obfonteri and Taserface to go to Earth to retrieve Quill. However, they returned to Udonta with a young boy named T'Challa instead, much to Udonta's displeasure.
By 2008, T'Challa had become known throughout the galaxy as Star-Lord and had a good relationship amongst the Ravagers. While obtaining the Orb on Morag, T'Challa recruited Korath into the Ravager's ranks. Nebula then told T'Challa and the other Ravagers about the Embers of Genesis and their plan to obtain it on Knowhere. After being freed by Carina, Cosmo snuck on board the Royal Talon Fighter with T'Challa and Udonta, becoming the Ravagers' pet. In order for T'Challa to be reunited with his family, the Ravagers accompanied him to Earth to Wakanda.