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"Ain't no thing like me, 'cept me."
―Rocket Raccoon[src]

89P13 is a genetically enhanced creature turned freelance criminal, calling himself Rocket. Alongside his friend and partner Groot, Rocket traveled the galaxy picking up bounties until they met Star-Lord who then convinced them to assist him to sell the Orb for a massive profit. However as it was discovered that the Orb was one of the Infinity Stones which was being sought out by Ronan the Accuser, Rocket was convinced to risk everything to stop Ronan's plans to destroy Xandar and enslave the world. During the ensuing conflict, Rocket managed to assist his friends in destroying Ronan, despite Groot being killed. Rocket then became a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy alongside the newly planted baby Groot.

Rocket continued working with the Guardians when they were hired by the Sovereign to slay the Abilisk, however, Rocket took the job as a way to steal Anulax Batteries to sell. This angered Ayesha, causing her to declare war on the Guardians and hired the Ravagers to capture them. Rocket and Groot were soon captured by Taserface, who had taken command from Yondu Udonta, which forced Rocket and Udonta to work together to break free and kill Taserface. During his time with Udonta, Rocket learned how to be a better person and understood how much he loves his Guardians family, and joined the Battle on Ego's Planet.

Four years later, the Guardians picked up Thor after the Asgardians were slaughtered by Thanos, who had resumed his quest for the Infinity Stones himself. The Guardians split up; while the rest of the team returned to Knowhere to find the Aether, Rocket and Groot accompanied Thor to Nidavellir to obtain the weapon Stormbreaker. Using the Bifrost Bridge, the trio traveled to Earth to join the Battle of Wakanda. Their efforts to stop Thanos proved for naught in the end, and Rocket was one of the only Guardians to survive Thanos' subsequent mass slaughter, along with Nebula. Rocket, joining the Avengers, traveled to Garden, where Thor decapitated Thanos.

Rocket spent the next five years protecting Earth alongside Nebula and War Machine under the command of Natasha Romanoff. In 2023, after discovering how to traverse through time safely, Rocket and Thor traveled back in time to 2013, where he extracted the Aether from Jane Foster on Asgard. With all six Infinity Stones used to reverse the effects of the Snap, Rocket participated in the Battle of Earth, fighting Thanos' army. After attending Iron Man's funeral, Rocket left the Avengers and rejoined the Guardians, now including Thor, preparing to leave Earth and return to their cosmic adventures.

Biography

Early Life

Cybernetic Enhancements

"I didn't ask to get made! I didn't ask to be torn apart and put back together over and over again and turned into some little monster!"
―Rocket Raccoon[src]

Subject: 89P13 was recovered by alien scientists and brought to the Halfworld planet in the Keystone Quadrant star system, where he was genetically and cybernetically enhanced so that he was given sentient levels of intelligence. However, years of abuse and repetitive genetic rewrite caused him to develop a vain and chaotic personality, driving him into becoming a gun slinging mercenary, calling himself Rocket. Rocket's Nova Corps criminal record includes thirteen counts of theft, twenty two counts of escape from his incarceration, seven counts of mercenary activity, and fifteen counts of arson.[2]

Deals at the Hub

Partnering with Groot, a Flora colossus from Planet X, Rocket made his way in the galaxy performing various acts of dubious legality. On one such adventure, Rocket and Groot made their way to the Hub without money and desperate for a job in order to buy fuel for their vehicle. A job came their way via Sqqd'li, under the orders of his employer the crime-lord Zade Scraggot, who hired Rocket and Groot to retrieve a package being held in the highly secure "Uptown" section of the station for 1000 Credits.

Rocket and Groot successfully retrieved the package, but upon discovering that the package contained a family of sentient Scalluscs, a snail-like creature that Scraggot was planning on harvesting for their shells, Rocket and Groot rescued the Scalluscs from their cruel fate after a brief scuffle with Scraggot and his men.[3]

Quest for the Orb

Encountering Star-Lord

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Rocket and Groot begin to look for bounties

"Put him in the bag. Put him in the bag! No! Not her, him! Learn genders, man."
―Rocket Raccoon to Groot[src]

Rocket and Groot traveled to Xandar, where he staked out potential bounty targets in a crowded plaza. While looking at the many Xandarians, Rocket ranted about how absurd the people looked such as insulting a man with a haircut, a child walking with his guardian, and a suspicious person talking to a woman. As Rocket was laughing at the locals, he turned to Groot and noticed him drinking water from a fountain, telling him to stop doing that in disgust.

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Rocket finds Star-Lord as a worthy bounty

After Rocket had caught Groot lying about drinking, he picked up a signal from device and spotted Peter Quill with Bereet. As Rocket looked over Quill's stats, he noted that Quill was wanted for forty thousand Units and told Groot that they were going to be rich, before looking at Groot drinking the fountain again in despair. Moments before Star-Lord had tried set up a deal with Broker and Gamora attempted to steal the Orb from him, Rocket intervened at the attack and tackled her with brute force.

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Rocket quickly tackles Gamora with force

While Rocket tried to tell Groot to capture Star-Lord, he began to yell at Groot for mistaken for Gamora, before he was bitten in the hand by Gamora. As Rocket told Gamora to stay calm, he was thrown away for several feet and landed onto an open glass store. Gamora then prolonged her mission to capture the Orb and went after Star-Lord before they fought each other. As Star-Lord had celebrated his victory of defeating Gamora, Rocket ordered Groot to capture him.

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Rocket witnesses Gamora's quick recovery

Groot then trapped Star-Lord with a huge bag and Rocket told him to quit smiling so they could act like professionals. Rocket's victory was short lived once Gamora recovered and shoved him away. After Gamora attacked Groot by slicing his arms off, she was then stunned by Star-Lord's Quad Blasters and proceeded to escape. Rocket took note of Star-Lord's escape and proceeded to shoot him down with his Laser Cannon.

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Rocket is abruptly arrested by the Nova Corps

As Rocket taunt at Star-Lord's defeat, he noticed that Groot was saddened by his loss of arms. Rocket then noted that Groot's arms will grow back and told him to stop whining. Suddenly as the Nova Corps arrived at the scene, Rocket and Groot were hovered over and was told drop his weapon. In a minor of inconvenience, Rocket dropped his weapon in dissatisfaction and was arrested under the authority of the Nova Corps.[2]

Held in the Kyln

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Rocket arriving inside the Kyln

"I have no words for an honorless thief."
"Pretty high and mighty coming from the lackey of a genocidal maniac. Yeah, I know who you are. Anyone who's anyone knows who you are."
Gamora and Rocket Raccoon[src]

Once they all arrived in their holding cells, Rocket and the others were forced into a line up by the Nova Corps where all of their own criminal histories were presented for Garthan Saal by Rhomann Dey. Frustrated by his experience with the intergalactic law, Rocket began to growl while crossing his arms and spit on the ground.

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Rocket is taken to the Kyln for his sentence

The group were all sent to the Kyln by Saal to begin their sentence, where they all arrived together and continued their disagreements. After bragging about escaping twenty two prisons and telling Peter Quill that he was lucky he was arrested, Rocket was told about being comparable by a normal Raccoon, in which he questioned Quill about it before telling him their is nobody like him. With Quill questioning what Gamora had planned for the Orb, Rocket listened to her plans on betraying Ronan the Accuser and selling the Orb to someone else.

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Rocket explains Groot's limited vocabulary

As Groot kept talking, Quill wondered why he could only say three words repeatedly, Rocket explained that Groot doesn't speak well enough as the people like him and Quill, as his vocabulary is restricted to I, am, and Groot. Once Quill spotted one of the guards using his own Walkman and quickly stepped through the doorway into the guard's quarters in order to ensure it, Rocket watched as the situation escalated with Quill being electrocuted.

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Rocket being dragged out by the Nova Corps

Rocket and all the others were then processed by the Nova Corps as he was stripped down and washed, abusing him. Soon finding himself escorted into a prison cell with Quill, Rocket was given his prison uniform and began dressing up, unknowingly having Quill looking behind his back with his cybernetic implants being shown off. Rocket and the other members of the group had finished being processed and stepped into the prison compound.

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Rocket settles his arrival in the Kyln prison

As Rocket and the group walked inside the compound, he told Quill that the prison guards are here to stop prisoners from getting out and do not care for what they're doing inside their cells. As Quill found himself a target in the prison when a Monstrous Inmate attempted to start a fight, Groot saved him from by defeating him as Rocket claimed that Quill was their booty and no one else was to go near them or else their go through them.

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Rocket wakes up from his prison group cell

Rocket went to sleep in the group quarters while Quill was concerned for Gamora's personal cell where the prisoners. With Quill overhearing Gamora being abducted by one of the guards as well as some of the other prisoners, Rocket woke up and asked where Quill was going before he escaped from his cell. Rocket followed Quill up until Drax the Destroyer stopped to kill Gamora and Quill intervened, persuading him to kill Ronan the Accuser instead.

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Rocket discusses the price of the Orb

As Quill left the room and told Gamora that she knows where to sell the Orb, Rocket joined in and confirmed that the group will eventually get out of Klyn, despite wanting Quill as his bounty. Gamora confessed afterward that the Orb was priced by her buyer for four billion Credits and offered to split the profits, and Rocket agreed to formulate a plan to break the four from the prison.[2]

Escape

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Rocket explains his plan to escape the Kyln

"I got one plan and that plan requires a fricking Quarnyx Battery, so figure it out!"
―Rocket Raccoon[src]

The next day, Rocket came up with a plan to break Peter Quill, Gamora, and Groot out of the Kyln, as a team they would collect a prisoner's prosthetic leg and one of the guards' control devices attached to their arms in order to hack into the security tower. Rocket further explained that a Quarnyx Battery can help him escape and remove the prison's emergency lockdown.

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Rocket being frustrated with Groot yet again

Gamora then questioned Rocket of how they should get any supplies, in which he noted that some inmates find her attractive so maybe she could come up with some kind of trade. Quill then expressed his fear that the plan would be impossible to pull off, but Rocket angrily insisted that they should figure it out. As Rocket explained the plan again, the operation went awry when Groot completed the last step first, setting off the alarms and causing him to be frustrated.

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Rocket firing security drones from the Kyln

As Quill and Gamora retrieved the items needed, Rocket was berated by security drones that were fired at Groot, causing chaos. As Rocket yelled at Groot's mistake for alarming the guards, Drax fought the guards that attempted to fire at him and Groot. Once Drax came to their aid and tossed one of the guards' weapons, Rocket began to shoot the drones with great pleasure, while laughing maniacally. Once Gamora gathered the green wiring that was required for the breakout, Rocket caught the item and told Groot move over to the watchtower.

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Rocket hot wires the watchtower to escape

As Rocket continued his part of the plan until he was finally ready for all of the others to regroup with him, Rocket climbed up onto Groot's roots in order to get into the security tower. Once the group got into the watchtower and locked the door behind them, Rocket was given a prisoner's leg, in which he then revealed that stealing the leg was simply a joke, annoying Quill due to the money he had spent to get it. The group was soon found by a guard, who had gathered his team as they attempt to shoot the watchtower while Rocket worked.

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Rocket gathers his belongings from his escape

Rocket then initiated his plan by switching off the prison's artificial gravity and took control of the security drones, and used these drones to propel the watchtower room from the cellblock and into the prison's docking bay. Now safely out of the way of the Nova Corps, Rocket gathered his clothing while the others prepared to escape into deep space onboard the Milano. Quill then went off to collect his Walkman and gave Gamora his bag, claiming it contained the Orb.

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Rocket impatiently waits for Star-Lord's escape

As the group retrieved their effects, Rocket parked the Milano and stayed behind and ordered the others to take his ship out into space while Quill retrieved his Walkman, much to the group's annoyance. Rocket grew impatient and asked Gamora if she had the Orb but was discovered to be nothing. As soon as Rocket and Drax noticed Star-Lord arriving, he and the group let him in the ship to give back the Orb.[2]

Gathering Materials

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Rocket starts to build weapons on the Milano

"What is that?"
"That's for if things get really hardcore. Or if you wanna blow up moons."
"No one's blowing up moons."
"You just wanna suck the joy out of everything."
Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora[src]

On the Milano, Rocket began pulling apart bits of his ship to build weapons, including the Hadron Enforcer. Peter Quill then found Rocket's actions and was furiously telling him to stop. Once Quill noted that he did not want any bombs or moon destroying weapons on his ship, Rocket suggested putting the bomb in a box and even tried to use the box of Meredith Quill's present to Quill, to which he insisted to not touch it.

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Rocket dismisses Star-Lord's crude joke

As soon as Quill had a talk to the group about where to sell the Orb, leading to an argument between Drax the Destroyer and Gamora in which Quill was forced to break up as he insisted that nobody kill anyone onboard his ship. Once Quill stated that the group needed to trust each other if they were actually going to start working as a team and Gamora showed little interest in having anything to do with any of them, Rocket listened to Quill's claim about his ship's filthy history, much to his dismissal.[2]

Meeting the Collector

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Rocket and the Guardians arrive at Knowhere

"Blah, blah, blah. We're all very fascinated, whitey, but we'd like to get paid!"
―Rocket Raccoon to Taneleer Tivan[src]

While piloting the Milano, Rocket informed the group that they were headed to inbound. As Rocket had piloted forward, Rocket was told by Gamora that they're now arriving on Knowhere, a remote mining outpost in space that was built in the giant severed-head of a Celestial.

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Rocket drunkenly starts to party with his allies

As the group explored Knowhere, Rocket listened to Gamora's explanation of her reasoning of picking this particular location as the place to sell resources. Rocket then questioned Gamora if the Boot of Jemiah is where they would wait for the Orb's buyer to summon them. Accepting the locale, Rocket, Drax, and Groot playfully gambled on creatures lives while there while Gamora and Peter Quill conversed just outside.

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Rocket starts to threaten Drax for his insults

As the Rocket had a friendly drink with each other, he soon became drunk enough that he started to pick a fight with Drax for his disrespectful personality, which soon escalated into involving Groot in the fight. Intoxicated, a distraught Rocket accused Gamora and Drax of mocking him and seeing him as a monster, threatening to kill the others. Quill intervened before any harm was done and told Rocket put up with one night before he could be rich, but the outburst had caused Drax to leave.

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Rocket is escorted into the Collector's Museum

While the group let Drax walk away, they were then greeted by Carina who invited them into the Collector's Museum, in which it was housed by several species and items in cages. While Taneleer Tivan summoned them to his museum; Rocket and a cosmonaut dog, Cosmo, snarled at each other as they passed. Tivan found himself interested in Groot, and asked for permission in displaying his corpse as an exhibit, while also referring to Rocket as Groot's pet, which nearly caused another outburst.

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Rocket mocks the Collector's long speech

After formalities were over, Tivan revealed what was inside the Orb: the Power Stone, one of the Infinity Stones, a powerful elemental objects created by the Big Bang; so powerful that only the most powerful of beings were able to wield it, even if the burden of the power was separated among multiple people. Rocket was unimpressed by the explanation of the Stone's power and demanded that Tivan pay them.

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Rocket and Groot escape from the explosion

As Tivan was withdrawing the money to pay the Guardians, his long-suffering assistant Carina, seeing a way to end her misery under Tivan's control, grabbed the Power Stone. The result was a powerful explosion that disintegrated her and destroyed Tivan's entire museum. Groot managed to pick up and rush Rocket outside before the ensuing purple fireball could harm them, while Quill and Gamora barely survived by hiding from the blast and Tivan escaped with only an injured forehead.[2]

Skirmish on Knowhere

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Rocket tells the team to get rid of the Orb

"We're wanted by the Nova Corps! Just give it to Ronan!"
"So he can destroy the galaxy?"
"What are you, some saint all of a sudden? What has the galaxy ever done for you? Why would you wanna save it?"
"'Cause I'm one of the idiots who lives in it!"
―Rocket Raccoon and Peter Quill[src]

Escaping away from the power that the Orb had carried, Rocket noticed Gamora had caught it, causing him to be frightened by the item inside it. As Gamora told the group that they should give the Power Stone over to the Nova Corps, Rocket objected her decision and suggested giving the Power Stone to Ronan the Accuser, however Star-Lord abandoned the idea. Rocket asked why he chose to protect the Galaxy, only to be responded by Quill that he chose to protect the Galaxy for inhabitance.

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Rocket battling against the Sakaaran army

Before they could continue arguing, Ronan and Nebula arrived with their entire army of Sakaarans behind them. Having learned that Drax the Destroyer had called his enemy for a chance to kill him to avenge his family. The group then noticed the Yondu Ravager Clan appeared, with the former having been called here by a vengeful Drax. Rocket and Gamora attempted to fight off Ronan's forces using Mining Pods while Drax tried to fight Ronan and Groot stayed behind. Rocket managed to use his Mining Pod's durability to his advantage by crashing through Ronan's Necrocrafts.

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Rocket and Star-Lord watch Gamora freeze

Pursued by her sister Nebula and several other Necrocrafts, Gamora attempted to flee into open space, but her pod malfunctioned due to its inability to function outside of Knowhere and was promptly destroyed by Nebula. Once Nebula destroyed Gamora's Pod and retrieved the Orb, Rocket and Quill caught up with her unconscious body. As they watched from afar, as their Mining Pods did not have the power to get closer, Rocket sadly informed Quill that Gamora would not survive and to go back into Knowhere.

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Rocket tells Star-Lord he'll die in seconds

Once Rocket recommended they turn back before they got trapped, Quill announced his coordinates to the Ravagers in order to reveal his location and exited his Mining Pod. Just as Star-Lord proceeded to exit his pod and flew through deep space to reach Gamora, Rocket protested that he would not be able to survive in the extreme conditions of deep space but Quill placed his helmet onto her, causing him to leave before they were rescued by the Ravagers.

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Rocket furiously yells at Drax the Destroyer

Rocket returned to Knowhere, angered at Drax for allowing Gamora and Quill to be captured and Ronan to retrieve the Infinity Stone. Once Drax accepted his mistake by being overtaken by his vengeance of his family, Rocket insensitively mocked Drax's family's death, telling him that it is no excuse for his actions. Wanting to leave Drax behind, Groot offered to aid Quill and Gamora with Drax wanting help, causing Rocket to angrily kick a patch of grass in response.

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Rocket threatens Yondu Udonta and his men

Rocket then confronted the Ravagers in the Milano, gaining their attention by harmlessly firing upon the Eclector, and used a voice amplifying microphone, threatening to do greater damage. Rocket then ordered the outlaws to release Quill and Gamora while Drax aimed a Hadron Enforcer at them. The tension was resolved when Quill announced that they were fine and had temporarily resolved their conflict with the Ravagers.[2]

Battle of Xandar

Accepting the Mission

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Rocket expresses his discourge with Star-Lord

"Aw, what the hell, I don't get that long a lifespan anyway. Now I'm standing. You all happy? We're all standing up now. Bunch of jackasses, standing in a circle."
―Rocket Raccoon[src]

As the group had reunited inside the Milano, reviewed recent events and decided that it was up to them to prevent Ronan the Accuser from destroying Xandar with his Infinity Stone, Rocket was doubtful that they would succeed, upon hearing that Quill's plan for stopping Ronan was rob him despite the risk. Star-Lord berated Rocket for nearly blowing him and Gamora inside the Eclector after giving the Yondu Ravager Clan a count of five.

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Rocket offers his statement to the team

Listening to Quill's rant, Rocket tells Quill that he didn't think about the consequence of his plan, blaming what will happen if he became altruistic yet never giving the time be thanked, having Groot agreeing with him. Gamora then tells the group that they'll have the Ravagers' help to save Xandar, however Rocket rebuttal her claim that it they'll just give the Stone to Yondu Udonta so he could sell to somebody even worse.

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Rocket talks down to Star-Lord's partial plan

Once Quill tells that they figure something out with Udonta and the Stone, Rocket listened to Gamora's about stopping Ronan with Quill telling him that has a plan. Rocket questions if Quill has a plan in which he tells him that he has part of a plan, giving Rocket less hope. As the group had continued discussing a plan, Rocket asked Quill about what percentage, in which he expressed twelve percent. Rocket laughed hysterically at Quill, making sarcastic remarks along with it.

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Rocket decides to stand up for his new team

As Groot told Rocket that the plan is higher than eleven percent, he angrily questions on Groot's thinking. Quill then tells the team that they know they had lost many things in their life but now it is the time give a shit about the people in the galaxy. Rocket tells Quill that what they're doing to stop Ronan is impossible only for the group to come along and agree to fight along side each other. Being dumbfounded on how they would die fighting for the galaxy, Rocket had no choice but stand up, admitting that he doesn't have a long lifespan.

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Rocket prepares for battle on Xandar

As the group had then proceeded to stand together, Rocket tells that team is standing in a circle like a bunch of jackasses. Rocket then got his weapons ready and prepared for battle, including his Laser Cannon. With the whole team onboard with each other, Rocket joined them in a line and quickly adjust to himself before meeting up the Ravagers with the plan in-store for them. As Ravagers had huddled up, Rocket and rest of his team were equipped with tiny capsules in case of the Power Stone has been released.

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Rocket prepares to pilot the M-Ship for takeoff

With the Yondu Ravager Clan, the group outlined a plan to prevent Ronan from destroying Xandar; they would contact the Nova Corps and convince them to aid them, Quill and Yondu Udonta would enter Ronan's ship, the Dark Aster, through a breach created by Rocket and Quill, and they would kill Ronan upon entering his chambers. Rocket attempted to get Vorker's cybernetic eye removed as part of the plan, but was quickly denied by Quill, much to his deep denial by covering up his laughter afterwards. Rocket then went over to pilot the Warbird for takeoff.[2]

Protecting Xandar

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Rocket flying his M-Ship under the Dark Aster

"Keep Ronan up there, Saal. We'll take care of the people down here."
"I can't believe I'm taking orders from a hamster."
―Rocket Raccoon and Garthan Saal[src]

As the plan had settled in, Yondu Udonta sends multiple M-ships through a breach, along with Rocket and his team flying into Xandar. As the Dark Aster began to fly into Xandar's atmosphere, Udonta ordered his clan to fire at it and tells rest of the team to submerge under Ronan the Accuser's ship.

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Rocket firing through the Dark Aster’s breach

With a few Ravagers by his side, Rocket began firing at the side of the Dark Aster, Kraglin Obfonteri had started to do massive damage, making a hole on the ship. Rocket ordered Star-Lord and Udonta to come forward to his location however due to being hit by Ronan's ships, Udonta had to abandon the mission. As Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and Groot fight off Ronan's army with aid of the Nova Corps, they enter the through the hole of Ronan's ship.

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Rocket attacks Ronan the Accuser's army

With Quill, Gamora, Drax, and Groot inside the Dark Aster, Rocket aided the Nova Corps and Ravagers in preventing Necrocraft from attacking Xandar. Once the Nova Corps had formed a blockade to prevent the Dark Aster from going any further, Rocket started to fire at multiple Sakaarans attacking Xandar and told Garthan Saal that he would take care of the situation. As Ronan's army grew larger, Rocket and rest of the Ravagers submerged down and destroyed the many incoming ships.

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Rocket attempts to attack Ronan the Accuser

Just as Ronan decided to destroy the blockade with the Power Stone, Rocket witnessed the attack and told Quill to hurry up on heading towards Ronan after having the civilians evacuated but started to losing the battle. In desperation, Rocket crashed the Milano into the new hole in the Dark Aster, severely damaging both his and Ronan's ships and knocking himself unconscious.[2]

Losing a Friend

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Rocket is carried out by the Guardians

"No, Groot. You can't, you'll die. Why are you doing this? Why?"
"We are Groot."
―Rocket Raccoon and Groot[src]

Once the damage from both Ronan the Accuser's use of the Infinity Stone and Rocket's crash caused the Dark Aster to begin falling towards the city below, Rocket was seen by Star-Lord and was picked up to meet with rest of the team. As the ship began crumbling down, Groot had the idea of creating a sphere of branches around his team.

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Rocket begs Groot not to sacrifice himself

Seeing what was about to happen, Rocket woke up from getting knocked out and saw Groot creating a sphere of branches around him. As the spores had lit up the room, Rocket realized what Groot was doing and tearfully begged Groot to reconsider, however, Groot gently wiped a tear from his friend's eye before telling him "We are Groot" moments before the ship crashed to the ground.[2]

Killing Ronan the Accuser

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Rocket threatens to kill Ronan the Accuser

"You killed Groot!"
―Rocket Raccoon to Ronan the Accuser[src]

Once the Dark Aster had crashed onto Xandar, Rocket and the others survived, but Groot perished in the crash. A devastated Rocket managed to recover a twig from Groot's remains, recalling of what he had said about telling him that he was an idiot. However, Ronan the Accuser also survived the crash, and as he emerged from the fallen vessel Rocket flew into a rage and charged at Ronan but was easily swatted away.

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Rocket reactivates the Hadron Enforcer

As Star-Lord distracted Ronan's speech on how he will destroy Xandar, by singing and dancing to O-o-h Child, Rocket quickly repaired the Hadron Enforcer as Drax the Destroyer went along with behind Ronan's back. As Ronan became furiously impulse by Quill's dancing, Rocket began to blast the purple Infinity Stone out of Ronan's Cosmi-Rod before Quill told that he was trying to distract him.

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Rocket absorbs the Power Stone with his team

Quill quickly grabbed the Power Stone, resulting in all its energy coursing through his body, slowly killing him. As Quill was slowly disintegrated by the Infinity Stone's power, Gamora, Drax, and Rocket linked hands to share the burden. As they reversed the Stone's power, the team successfully channeled the Power Stone's energy. Quill then opened his hand, releasing some of the Power Stone's energy, killing Ronan. Gamora then sealed the Power Stone in a containment orb, freeing them of its deadly power.

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Rocket further mourns over Groot's death

Quill relinquished the new Orb to Yondu Udonta, though in reality, he switched containers. Rocket then sat alone on a rock, clutching some of Groot's remaining twigs and sobbing bitterly over his best friend's death. Drax approached Rocket and gently pet him between the ears, surprising him and causing him to slightly flinch, as he was used to others acting violent towards him and bringing him pain, but was comforted.[2]

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Joining the Team

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Rocket with little Baby Groot after the battle

"Question: What if I see something that I wanna take and it belongs to someone else?"
"Then you will be arrested."
"But what if I want it more than the person who has it?"
―Rocket Raccoon and Rhomann Dey[src]

In the aftermath of the Battle of Xandar, the newly formed Guardians of the Galaxy discovered that Peter Quill was not fully human, as his father was a member of an ancient alien species, thus giving a possible explanation to why Quill managed to hold an Infinity Stone. Rocket had placed the piece of Groot in a plant pot, from which an offspring began to sprout.

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Rocket gets some advice from Rhomann Dey

With his and the others' criminal records expunged, Rocket joined all the Guardians as they were led outside by Irani Rael to find that as a gift for defeating Ronan the Accuser, the Milano had just been repaired. Rocket then lamented that Rhomann Dey had informed him and the other that they could no longer steal anything or they would all be immediately arrested. Rocket tried to question what he could get away with but found little satisfaction from this.

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Rocket witnesses Groot at last being reborn

Now onboard the ship, Rocket strapped himself in the seat and then nodded towards Drax the Destroyer before noticing that Baby Groot was finally waking up. As they all prepared to leave, Quill and Gamora discussed what they should do next, agreeing that they should aim to do a bit of good and bad. They then left Xandar to continue their work as the Guardians of the Galaxy, seeking new employment wherever they could.[2]

Hired by the Sovereign

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Rocket sets up some tunes for the Guardians

"I'm finishing this so we can listen to tunes while we work."
"How is that a priority?"
"Blame Quill! He's the one loves music so much!"
―Rocket Raccoon and Drax the Destroyer[src]

After a couple of months of being in a team, the Guardians of the Galaxy became well known across the galaxy. The team traveled to Sovereign, where the Sovereign hired the Guardians to take down the Abilisk that was eating their batteries. When the Guardians arrived on the planet, Rocket and the team search for the Abilsk with Star-Lord's Inter-Dimensional Tracker.

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Rocket winks at Star-Lord for his sarcasm

While Gamora asks Drax the Destroyer about not wearing one of the Aero-Rigs, Rocket listened on about Drax's uncomfortable to wear it due to his sensitive nipples, causing him laugh and mock Drax for it. Being asked to what he's doing from Drax, Rocket noted that he was setting up a speaker system so they could listen to music as they battled, in which Drax told him how that was unimportant, causing him blame it on Quill.

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Rocket talks to Groot about his manners

Despite of Quill's regards on the unimportance of music in battle, Rocket insist that he was being sarcastic. After being exposed for lying and failing at sarcasm, Rocket noticed Groot beating up one of the creatures out of spite of them looking at him funny, to which Rocket had to clarify that it wasn't the case. The Abilisk then arrived from Inter-Dimensional Portal, much to Rocket's stunned observation. As the Abilsk had settled in the platform, the Guardians began to fire at it while Groot danced to music.

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Rocket angrily tells Groot to spit out a fly

As Rocket began to fire at the Abilsk with Gamora by his side, the Guardians began to have troubles with fighting it while also giving warnings to Groot to get out of the way before he gets hurt. Rocket then noticed Groot trying to eat a fly, he began to tell him to spit it out, knocking him at the head and leaving at in disgust as he left Groot on his own. While Groot was off riding a creature on its back, Rocket began firing at the Abilisk with little progress.

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Rocket swiftly shooting at the Abilisk

Once Drax had entered the Abilisk mouth, Star-Lord tells Rocket to get it to look up so that Gamora could kill it from the neck up. Rocket began firing at the Abilisk before it became angry enough to burp up bubbles from his mouth, causing a minor malfunction his firearm. While Rocket was still shooting at the Abilisk and Star-Lord was grabbed by it, Gamora then observed its neck and began cutting its neck with her Godslayer to murder the Abilisk for good.

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Rocket steals some of the Anulax Batteries

After having Drax escape from the Abilisk's insides and looked questionably upon him, the Guardians settled down from the reckless battle as Quill explained to Drax about the Anulax Batteries and how they are worth thousands of Units a piece in which is the reason why the Sovereign needed the team to protect them while warning them about the Sovereign people. Despite of Quill's specific orders, Rocket stole a few of the Anulax Batteries.

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Rocket and the Guardians meet Ayesha

The Guardians then talked to Ayesha and were welcomed by her gratitude for there righteousness to defeat the Abilisk instead risking her own people. Gamora then requested to release Nebula for her imprisonment and be handed over to them as payment. When Ayesha talked about Quill's father, Rocket told her that he heard the Sovereign were conceited douchebags but told them it wasn't true at all before sarcastically winking at Quill. As the Sovereign became aggressive, the team left the planet before revealing to Drax that he stole Anulax Batteries.[4]

Escape from the Sovereign Fleet

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Rocket flies the Milano along with Star-Lord

"What were you thinking?"
"Dude, they were really easy to steal."
"That's your defense?"
"Come on, you saw how that high priestess was talking down to us. Now I'm teaching her a lesson."
Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora[src]

As the Guardians left Sovereign and flew away into with the Milano, Rocket tells the team that they'll have to get Nebula back to Xandar and collect that bounty. As the Rocket piloted the ship while playing Lake Shore Drive, the team incarcerate Nebula below the ship.

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Rocket is blamed for theft of the Sovereign

The Guardians were quickly followed by the Sovereign fleet, who were furious with Rocket for stealing their Anulax Batteries. As Gamora had questioned the team on why the Sovereign had followed them, Drax the Destroyer accidentally revealed to them that Rocket had stolen their batteries, much to Rocket's anger of being caught. As the Sovereign began to fire at them, the team maneuvered around the field of space escape the incoming lasers.

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Rocket justifies his actions to the Guardians

As the team began to avoid the Sovereign fleet, Star-Lord angrily questioned Rocket on what was he thinking on stealing from the Sovereign, to which Rocket told him that they were easy to steal their possessions, causing Gamora to become furious with his petty excuse. Rocket defends his decision by telling the team that the High Priestess Ayesha had down to the team and now he his teaching them a lesson.

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Rocket begins to fire at the Sovereign fleet

While Star-Lord was talking to Rocket about his actions were in good intentions, he took it as an agreement, only for Star-Lord to tell him that he was being sarcastic, much to Rocket's frustration. Once the argument had been put into placed, the team discovered more Sovereign spaceships incoming, as Rocket began to be in the mood to kill them and started to shout at the top of his lungs while firing them one by one within shooting range.

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Rocket tells the team that he is the best pilot

Despite on attacking the Sovereign fleet with expect to kill, Rocket was informed by Gamora that the Sovereign's ships were remotely piloted. To escape from the Sovereign fleet, Star-Lord asked Gamora where is the nearest inhabitable planet, as she noted that it was Berhert and in order to fly to towards the jump point is to fly threw an asteroid field. As Star-Lord and Rocket flew through the asteroid field, Drax told Quill that this skill requires to be the greatest pilot in the universe, both pilots told Drax that they were the best simultaneously.

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Rocket angrily insults Star-Lord for his actions

As Rocket began to change the piloting positions in order to maneuver around the asteroid field as quickly as possible, he then asked Quill what was he doing switching to pilot the ship, noting to him that he has been piloting the Milano since he was ten years old. Rocket began to argue with Quill that he was cybernetically engineered to pilot a spacecraft, escalating into shouting insults at each other.

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Rocket continues to insult Star-Lord's piloting

As Gamora tried to tell the co-pilots to stop bickering, Rocket threatened to put a turd inside Quill's pillowcase, causing Quill to promise him to be fully shaved, to which Rocket noted that won't be his turd but Drax's. As the bickering started to continue by switching each flight position, the ship was damaged from an asteroid that had caused a hole in a ship. As the ship recovered for full throttle, Rocket still began to insult Quill's piloting skill.

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Rocket is tricked by the Sovereign fleet

Once Rocket was hit by and object from Gamora, he was told that a Sovereign craft is behind them. As the particular Sovereign craft tried to attack the Milano, Drax began to reached down the co-pilots compartment and used one of the Holographic Space Suits to destroy one of the Sovereign spacecrafts that was piloted by Zylak. Once out of the asteroid field, more Sovereign fleets approached from both sides of the team, causing them to fall under heavy attacks.

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Rocket notices a man piloting out of his ship

As the team was under attack and had no way of defending themselves back, they were suddenly rescued by an unknown ship that destroyed the entire fleet within seconds. As Gamora told the group that they're close to a jump point, Rocket noticed a ship fly past with a man riding on top of it, causing him to question what it was, before knowing it was a guy. Once the team had finally reached to Berhert, the ship was badly damaged, causing it to crash.[4]

Meeting Ego

Getting Put In Charge

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Rocket is blamed for crash landing the Milano

"I hope Daddy isn't as big of a dick as you, orphan boy."
"What is your goal here? To get everybody to hate you? Because it's working."
―Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord[src]

After crashing on Berhert, the Guardians began to argue about the destruction of the Milano. Gamora angrily shouted at Rocket and Star-Lord for their actions on who should dominantly pilot the ship. With Gamora putting his half of the blame towards Quill's arrogance, Quill put the blame on Rocket stealing Anulax Batteries.

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Rocket tells Star-Lord to not call him a raccoon

Once Rocket decided to speak for himself, he insultingly told Quill that he stole the batteries because he wanted to, much to Quill's anger and quietly called him a dick. As Rocket began to rant about their situation, he noted that he saw a man that effortlessly destroyed an entire Sovereign fleet, using a inaccurate measurement of him. When Quill told Rocket that his statement of his eyesight doesn't work, he furiously told Quill not to call him a raccoon, only to get insulted again.

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Rocket and the Guardians meet Ego

As Rocket became bitter towards Quill's insults, Nebula warns the team that incoming ship had followed them to Berhert. When the exact same unknown ship that saved them from the Sovereign was about to approached the team, Rocket then started to prepare for an attack by equipping himself a blaster rifle, as the unknown ship became closer to the area. Once the unknown ship had landed with the Guardians properly prepared for battle, they were greeted by a man named Ego and his servant named Mantis. Ego then revealed to Quill and the rest of his team that he the father of Quill.

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Rocket explains to Drax about distinct looks

At the night of which the Guardians were informed of Ego's announcement, they learned more about where he has been for all of Quill's life, having to give Quill up to Yondu Udonta in order to return to him only for Quill to be kept under custody of him. As Quill told the reasoning of his custody for Udonta, Drax the Destroyer told Quill that he thought Udonta was his blood relative, having Rocket explained to Drax that one of them was blue.

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Rocket is indirectly insulted by Ego's offer

While Ego told Quill that he wanted to be the father he was meant to be, Ego invited the team to his planet and went away from the campfire to urinate before calling Rocket a triangled-face monkey. his temporal When Mantis and Drax began to talk to each other about their social interactions, Rocket took the time to lick his hands, leading to Drax to trick Mantis into petting him, almost causing him to bite her hand.

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Rocket insults Star-Lord before his departure

As the next morning had past, Gamora, Quill, and Drax decided to leave Berhert to go to Ego's planet. Rocket was told by Gamora to keep an eye on Nebula while repairing the Milano with an Nanobot Welder. While repairing the ship, Rocket told Quill that he hopes his father isn't big of a dick as him. After Quill questioned his deal of getting people to hate him and working at it, Rocket witnesses the group leaving the planet before getting into Ego's ship.

Attack on Berhert

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Rocket waits for the Ravagers for his set up

"Hey there, rat!"
"How's it goin', you blue idiot?"
"Not so bad! We got ourselves a pretty good little gig here! This golden gal with quite a high opinion of herself has offered us a large sum to deliver you and your pals over to her, because she wants to kill y'all."
Yondu Udonta and Rocket Raccoon[src]

Having the Yondu Ravager Clan being hired by the Sovereign to hunt the Guardians and managed to track them down in Berhert, where Rocket was currently inhabited from, he prepared on setting traps for any incoming threats. Rocket then settled back on top of one of the trees while setting up loud speakers of some of Star-Lord's music.

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Rocket takes cover from the incoming firing

Once the Yondu Ravager Clan had started to come closer to the destroyed Milano, Rocket sat in a tree humming to Southern Nights on a speaker to lead the Ravagers to the ship only for Halfnut and other Ravagers fell into a trap, having multiple fired needles that quickly injected them, knocking them out instantly. Making noise from the high treetops, Rocket was noticed by one of the Ravagers and avoided the many ammunition that fired upon him.

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Rocket leads the Ravagers into his traps

As the Ravagers still fired him with their firearms, Rocket used his special device that turn on the anti-gravity mines, sending multiple Ravagers up in the air from each direction they came from and doing it repeatedly with each button input. Rocket eventually move over to a group of Ravagers in a single file line and planted electric disks on each one of their heads. Once Rocket was done setting up the device implants on the Ravagers, Rocket then press the button to activate the device that would electrocute them simultaneously, as they painfully scream from their demise.

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Rocket is threatened by Yondu Udonta's arrow

As Rocket settled down in the ground, he was approached by Brahl and another Ravager, telling him that he wasn't so tough without his gadgets. Rocket took this advantage by attacking Brahl and punched him in his throat, while the other Ravager accidentally fired at Brahl. Rocket back flipped onto the Ravager and defeated him by punching his face multiple times, only to be overcome by the rest of the Ravagers, including Yondu Udonta and his Yaka Arrow.

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Rocket tells Yondu Udonta to not hurt Groot

While being surrounded by many Ravagers with the threat of Udonta's arrow, Rocket greeted Udonta and was informed that Ayesha had approached him with a deal to get paid by sending the Guardians to her people and kill them. Udonta noted that he tracked Rocket and his with his tracer and planted on the Milano during the Battle of Xandar. Worried for Groot's safety, Rocket decides to give his word out for Udonta to not hurt Groot and would tell him where the Anulax Batteries are.

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Rocket tries to make peace with the Ravagers

Luckily for Rocket's situation, Udonta decides to not keep his word for Ayesha and steal the batteries for himself in order to sell them for a quarter million Units. Just as half of the Ravagers had a massive disagreement with Udonta's decision, they drew their guns at each other and Udonta prepared to whistle his Yaka arrow; as they continued to yell while holding their weapons closer. Rocket tried to withhold the entire Ravager clan as they kept yelling at each other, distracting their attention for one another.

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Rocket is suddenly threatened by Nebula

Rocket then used the time for the Ravagers attention and told them their must be some kind of peaceful resolution to their disagreement, only to backtrack his idea in benefit of standing away from the conflict. Before any violence had been put into display, Nebula, who was released by Groot, knocked out Udonta by shooting off his Yaka Arrow Controller with a blaster and then shot Rocket, leaving knocked out from his inevitable imprisonment.[4]

Taserface's Mutiny

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Rocket hysterically laughs at Taserface's name

"New plan. We're killing you first."
"Well, dying is certainly better than having to live an entire life as a moronic shitbag who thinks Taserface is a cool name."
Taserface and Rocket Raccoon[src]

After getting knocked from being shocked by a electrical blaster, Rocket, Groot, and Yondu Udonta were taken to the Eclector where Ravagers who sided with Udonta were being executed. Once Rocket recollect his conscious while being tied up, he witnessed Tullk and Oblo, who were forcefully send into space and Taserface declares his leadership, much to his laughter.

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Rocket happily makes fun of Taserface's name

When Taserface noticed Rocket was laughing out loud at the declaration of the new leadership of their Ravager clan, Rocket questioned Taserface about his name, learning he only chose it because he thought it sounded intimidating; only to be further questioned, resulting on having Taserface's allies started to lose amount laughter and replace it with some confusion. While Taserface tried to torture Udonta, Rocket still snickered at Taserface's name, much to irritation.

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Rocket is further threatened by Taserface

Taserface then questioned Rocket on what he was laughing at, to which Rocket responded that he thinks Taserface made up his name in order to sound cool. Further angering Taserface, Rocket guessed Taserface's second choice of his name by calling him scrotum hat, making the entire crew laugh. Now threatened by Taserface, Rocket makes fun of him, calling Taserface a moronic shitbag who thinks his name was cool, before Nebula tells them enough.

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Rocket continues to insult Taserface's name

As Nebula insisted to hand the group over to the Kree, who would be wanting retribution for Ronan the Accuser's death, the Ravagers decided to leave Rocket and Udonta inside of a cell were Rocket continued to insult Taserface for his name. Speaking out against Udonta's employees, Rocket sat down had a talk with Udonta, resulting into having them share stories of their past. Rocket listened to Udonta about he was Kree battle slave and Stakar Ogord took him in as part of his Ravager Clan but was too young and greedy that he departed from them.

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Rocket talks to Yondu Udonta about escaping

Udonta then informed Rocket of the reason for his exile due to child trafficking, but despite of sharing their feelings, Rocket tells him that they need to find a way to get out of the ship. When Udonta asked of Star-Lord's whereabouts, Rocket noted that Quill was with Ego; before he insulted Udonta's teeth. Rocket then questioned Udonta for why he didn't give Quill to Ego, to which he responded that he was skinny and used him for thieving, leading into an escape plan.[4]

Saving His Friends

Escape from the Eclector

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Rocket is approached by a depressed Groot

"Slow down, drama queen. You might deserve this, but I don't. We gotta get outta here."
"Where's Quill?"
"He went off with his old man."
"Ego?"
"Yeah, it's a day for dumbass names."
―Rocket Raccoon and Yondu Udonta[src]

When Groot walked past the two in the cell after getting beaten and drenched by the remaining Ravagers, Yondu Udonta called him over and instructed him to retrieve his Yaka Arrow Controller, instructing him to find in one of his drawers. As Groot was happily excited to escape with his allies, he went over to do was he think Udonta wants, much to Rocket's doubt.

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Rocket tells Groot to find Yondu Udonta's Fin

Groot went to retrieve Udonta's underwear and showed them to the group. Udonta again told Groot to find his prototype fin but still misunderstood him by bringing in an Orloni. With Udonta asking Rocket to instruct Groot, he attempted to explain where to get the item but Groot brought Vorker's eye, making him laugh at the prospect of leaving out the eye. As they tell Groot where to find the fin, he begins to bring incorrect items, such as a desk and a thumb.

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Rocket translates Groot's explanation

When Udonta gave him a Ravagers badge to help him locate the controller, Groot mistook it for Udonta wanting him to wear it as a hat, which Rocket translated to him that Groot was relieved to not where it as hat since he hates hats because he sometimes mistakes that they are part of someone's head, much to his surprise. With Udonta having bring them into focus, they told Groot where to find the prototype fin, only to be brought by Kraglin Obfonteri who felt sorry for Udonta and wanted help him for the murder of his friends.

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Rocket attaches the Fin to Yondu Udonta

Once Obfonteri brought the controller to the two and went to go disconnect the third Quadrant, Rocket told Obfonteri to turn on some of Star-Lord's music to alert the other Ravagers. When Obfonteri turned the music on, the two Ravagers were suddenly curious and approached the cell where Rocket was attaching the Yaka Arrow Controller onto Udonta's head. Udonta killed the two Ravagers but as they proceeded to exit the cell, Rocket took the two Ravagers weapons, much to his satisfaction.

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Rocket escapes the Eclector with his allies

The three proceeded to get out of the cell through hall of the Eclector where Udonta eliminated all of the Ravagers with his Yaka Arrow before they could react to shooting at their prisoners. When the three make their way to the big station where the Ravagers were alerted, Udonta used his Yaka Arrow to kill the rest of them one by one, as they drop all the way to ground. Groot then attacked Retch and dropped him to the ground. Rocket then met Groot on his shoulder once he killed Retch with no remorse.

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Rocket fires at all the attacking Ravagers

They eventually made their way to the control room where Udonta noticed security camera footage of where to find incoming Ravagers and began to kill them one by one. Rocket then began look up one of camera footage and noticed one of the Ravagers and shot him through the doorway. Having fun with killing the rest of the Ravagers, Rocket shot at the walls with Udonta, as they laugh together at this moment. While Rocket continued firing at the Ravagers, Udonta spotted Taserface and summoned his Yaka Arrow and ignite it at him.

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Rocket notices the Eclector being damaged

Once Taserface spotted the Yaka Arrow and dodged it, causing it to hit the ship and blow up some of the surface, Rocket called Udonta a maniac believing that he had doomed their chances of escape, but Udonta told him that Obfonteri will release the Quadrant for their escape. Udonta then led them to the Quadrant which Obfonteri was detaching from the rest of the Eclector. The three then joined Obfonteri in the Quadrant and departed from the Eclector as it blew up.

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Rocket sets up a jump point to Ego's planet

As they flew away, unaware of Taserface's short survival and informing the Sovereign of their location, Rocket told Obfonteri that he'll set the Quadrant to make the jump to Ego, however Udonta told him that shouldn't have done that. Unaware that it required seven hundred jumps, Rocket was told by Udonta that he can't jump into another location for less than fifty jumps at a time, despite of Rocket knowing that.[4]

Confronted by Yondu

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Rocket's face disfigures during the jumps

"Just like my own damn parents who sold me, their own little baby, into slavery! I know who you are, boy… because you're me."
"What kind of a pair are we?"
"The kind that’s about to go fight a planet, I reckon."
Yondu Udonta and Rocket Raccoon[src]

Despite of Yondu Udonta's warnings of going further many jump points for health reasons, the group began to suffer some disfigurements with each orifices of their bodies are starting come apart. Rocket and Groot started to scream loudly as they go to many jump points to reach over to Ego.

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Rocket sorely tells Yondu Udonta to shut up

After recovering from their disfigurement, Udonta questioned what was Rocket doing, to which he told Udonta that Ego was bad news and needed to rescue Peter Quill. With Udonta questioning his motives for trying to save Quill, Rocket told him that it wasn't for love and only wanted to save Quill to tell that he is better than him, much to Udonta's laughter at Rocket's true feelings. After Udonta laughed at Rocket's face, he expressed that he knows who Rocket really is.

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Rocket is confronted by Yondu Udonta

Rocket then told Udonta that he doesn't know anything about him but Udonta went further into explaining that he knew why Rocket was so defensive toward his feelings. Udonta revealed that he knew who Rocket was knowing that a little bit of love would let him know how empty his heart is. As Rocket kept telling Udonta to shut up, he was told that he was similar to Udonta, resulting into him know their circumstances. Rocket was then informed that they were going to fight a planet, which made him hesitate from not understanding that planet was Ego.[4]

Rescuing Peter Quill

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Rocket and Yondu Udonta prepare to attack Ego

"Keep that transmitter nearby, so I can find you. We're in an old piece of construction equipment Yondu once used… to slice open the Bank of A'askavariia.
"Ego's unhinged."
"I know. Get ready."
―Rocket Raccoon and Gamora[src]

Now understanding that Ego is a planet and now has to fight against him to save his allies, Rocket walked over to a Laser Drill with Yondu Udonta, getting ready to battle along with this task. Gamora then contacted Rocket where he was, telling her where he was located and keep themselves closely at bay.

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Rocket is finally reunited with the Guardians

Rocket, along with Udonta and Groot, took the Laser Drill and flew down to Ego where they crashed right into his own palace, crushing his human form and saving Peter Quill. Once Rocket's team had finally united inside the Laser Drill, he expressed his sarcastic gratitude when Drax the Destroyer told them they could have been nearly killed him. Despite of Drax telling Rocket about having under control, Mantis told the group that will grow stronger.

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Rocket operates the Laser Drill's systems

After learning that Nebula was accompanying them only to hitch a ride off-world, Rocket told everyone how she attempted to murder him, to which she insisted that she saved his life, calling him a fox. Groot, in an attempt to correct her, called Rocket a "raboon," before changing it to the raccoon. The Guardians of the Galaxy proceeded to fly straight towards Ego's core to destroy it before Ego's Expansion could destroy the universe as they know it.

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Rocket drills through Ego's surface

As they flew down to Ego's core, Rocket activated the ship's laser system to drill through the surface so they could make their way inside. Rocket then asked if they were saving the galaxy again, thinking they could raise their prices if they're two-time galaxy savers. Quill was annoyed by Rocket's greed, to which he defended was a random thought, claiming to care about the planets and buildings and animals on them; Quill pointed out he left out the people who live on them as well, much to Rocket's indifference.[4]

Destroying Ego

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Rocket makes a bomb with Anulax Batteries

"The metal's too thick. For the bomb to work, we'd actually need to place it on Ego's core. And our fat butts ain't gonna fit through those tiny holes."
―Rocket Raccoon[src]

When they Guardians arrived at the core of Ego's center, they began to drill into it until Yondu Udonta was contacted by Kraglin Obfonteri about Ayesha's arrival, only to be bombarded by a Sovereign fleet causing them to redirect their fire to the fleet. While the Laser Drill was flying away from the Sovereign, Rocket noticed that the generator was damaged.

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Rocket, Star-Lord, and Groot fly to Ego's core

With the generator damaged by the Sovereign, Rocket retrieved a detonator to use for a bomb and tells the team that he can build it with the Anulax Batteries he stole to blow up the core. Once Rocket was done explaining how to plant the bomb and setting the timer for it, he flew out of the ship with Star-Lord and Groot as they move towards the core where they noticed that they couldn't get to the center as it was too small for them. They then realized that only Groot could fit through and plant the bomb, despite of Rocket's belief on being a terrible idea.

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Rocket teaches Groot on activating the bomb

Being charge with Groot, Rocket explained to him how to activate the bomb and which button to push. When Rocket tells Groot to repeat what he said, he observed Groot's thinking of pushing the button that instantly blew the bomb up. Rocket then tells Groot what button to press and repeat back what he said, only to get it wrong again. Angry at Groot's learning capabilities, Rocket tells which button is supposed press but Groot still got it wrong.

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Rocket argues with Star-Lord about his task

When Quill came to check on them, Rocket asked him if anybody had any tape so that he could put it over the death button. After Quill asked the team from various locations on if they had any tape, Rocket was then told that nobody had any tape, leading into an arguement with Quill about having to do everything making him, unaware of Groot taking the bomb and running off with it, much to his dismay.[4]

Battle on Ego's Planet

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Rocket and the Guardians reunite inside Ego

"How long until that bomb goes off?"
"In the unlikely event that Groot doesn't kill us all, about six minutes."
Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon[src]

Rocket then joined the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy as they all assembled together after destroying all of the Sovereign fleets. While Drax the Destroyer took Mantis back to the Quadrant after being knocked out, the rest of the Guardians stayed on the planet and fought off Ego's attacks while Groot planted the bomb.

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Rocket fights off Ego's attempted attacks

The Guardians were separated leaving Rocket, Star-Lord, and Yondu Udonta to be confronted by Ego, attacking them with his energy tentacles. While the group began to fight against Ego's tentacles, Rocket used a few of his weapons to destroy all of Ego's tentacles including a bunch of mini explosives when he was surrounded and then using a bubble shield to protect himself. Once Rocket detonate Ego's arms, he then equipped himself a blaster rifle with a satisfying smile, only to be swept up by one of Ego's incoming attacks.

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Rocket tells Groot to hurry up on the bomb

Eventually, Ego apprehended all of the Guardians, including Rocket who was trapped under some rubble, before he began firing at the many energy tentacles. With Quill's urged to use his heart to access the powers within him to fight Ego, Rocket and the Guardians was released from Ego's grasp. While Quill fought Ego, Rocket went to retrieve Groot and tell him to get off of the planet before Groot successfully activated the bomb.[4]

Leaving Friends Behind

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Rocket saying his goodbyes to Yondu Udonta

"No, I'm not leaving without him."
"I'm sorry... I can only afford to lose one friend today."
Gamora and Rocket Raccoon[src]

As they were about to depart Ego's Planet with just moments left to spare, Rocket noticed Yondu Udonta, who was still on the planet. Rocket flew towards him and told him that he has to get off the planet but Udonta told the to get to the Quadrant, before Rocket told Udonta that they'll not go without him. With someone needing to stay behind and rescue Peter Quill, Udonta told Rocket that he did not believe he had done anything good in his life.

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Rocket talks to Groot about his language

Udonta then told Rocket to let him stay, much to Rocket's emotional tole. Rocket gave Udonta an Aero-Rig and a Holographic Space Suit, which he only had one of each. As he was about to leave, Rocket attempted to say something to Udonta until Groot spoke. Rocket translated to Udonta about welcoming him to the team. Rocket and Groot flew off of the planet and onto the Quadrant before he tells Groot to discuss his language.

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Rocket prepares to leave Ego's planet

Seeing Rocket return without Quill, Gamora asked where he was, but Rocket was unable to acknowledge being personally affected by Udonta's sacrifice. Gamora then prepared to rescue Quill but was stopped by Rocket who knocked her out with his Laser Cannon as he could not afford to lose another friend. Rocket then ordered Kraglin Obfonteri to leave the planet. Eventually, they found Quill and a deceased Udonta in space and helped them up onboard.[4]

Yondu Udonta's Funeral

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Rocket and Groot at Yondu Udonta's funeral

"He didn't chase them away."
"No."
"Even though he yelled at them. He was always mean. And he stole batteries he didn't need."
―Rocket Raccoon and Peter Quill[src]

After the Guardians retrieved Quill, they held a funeral for Yondu Udonta who sacrificed himself for him. Quill gave Udonta a eulogy comparing him to David Hasselhoff, saying his peace with Udonta and how he became his pretty cool father all along. As the funeral went silent, Rocket listened to Groot recalling his memory of being called a twig by Udonta, much to his agreement.

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Rocket sadly watches the Ravager funeral

When the funeral was over Rocket sent out a message to the other Ravagers, telling them of Udonta's actions and then repaired his Yaka Arrow, which he found broken back on Ego. Rocket then witnessed the Ravagers arrived to give Udonta a funeral. As the Guardians watched the ships salute Udonta in traditional fashion, Rocket realized that Udonta didn't chase them away or stole batteries, which Quill realized he was talking about himself.[4]

Infinity War

Distress Call

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Rocket questions the team's distress call

"Why are we doing this again?"
"It's a distress signal, Rocket. Someone could be dying."
"I get that, but why are we doing it?"
―Rocket and Gamora[src]

Several years after they destroyed Ego, Rocket and the Guardians of the Galaxy traveled in space for the insurgency of a distress call sent out by the Asgardians. Rocket asked the team why are they're answering the signal, in which Gamora told him that someone needs saving.

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Rocket yells at Groot for his attitude

As Mantis had called the team that they're about to arrive at their signal and Star-Lord told them to be prepare and put on their mean faces, Groot loudly plays Defender on his handheld gaming console, causing a disturbance of the group. After Groot swore at Star-Lord for telling to put away his gaming device, Rocket started to yell at him for being rude and warned if he doesn't put away his console he'll smash into pieces.

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Rocket tells the Guardians to get rid of Thor

Upon their arrival, the team noticed that half the Asgardian's ship had been destroyed, leaving the rest of them to die in space. As the team looked around in horror, Rocket commented on the likelihood of any survivors that'll get them paid for their rescue. When Thor suddenly smashed onto their front window of their ship, Rocket loudly complained and called for wipers before realizing that the Asgardian was alive.

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Rocket alongside Mantis stand over Thor

Once the Guardians of the Galaxy took Thor onboard the Benatar, the team tried to figure out how he was still alive, while Drax the Destroyer commented on his looks. Upon having Drax and Rocket talk about Star-Lord's weight, the team discovered that Thor had feelings of anger and tremendous loss. Star-Lord then ordered Mantis to wake Thor up, as he rushed out of the table and heavily took a deep breathe. Rocket and the Guardians quickly prepared for an attack, only for Thor to calmly asked who they are.

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Rocket notices Star-Lord's imitation of Thor

Having Thor settled down and eat soup, Gamora told him about Thanos' goal on wiping out half the universe's population with the Infinity Stones. As the tensions rise and came to a close, Thor attempted to take one of the Benatar's Space Pod, only for Star-Lord to tell him to not take their pod, much to Rocket's confusion on Quill's deep voice. As the team keeps commenting on Quill's deep voice as an imitation of Thor, Gamora broke off their attention for Thanos.

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Rocket tells Thor he wants to go to Nidavellir

Thor then informed the Guardians about where the Reality Stone is and how Thanos had both the Power Stone and Space Stone to slaughter half his people, further telling them other stones to be on Earth with the Avengers. As Thor tells them they should travel to Nidavellir, Rocket was in disbelief on how the place was real all along and would very much go with him. Thor told the team that Rocket was correct and smartest person, before calling a rabbit.

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Rocket settles the team to split up into groups

After Thor informed the Guardians that Eitri the dwarf could create a powerful weapons he needs, Rocket was offered to go with him, complementing him on being a noble leader. Rocket happily accepted Thor's offer and prepared to travel to Nidavellir. As Rocket took Star-Lord's backpack, they were stopped him and asked what kind of weapon Thor was talking, to which he explained that it was one capable of killing Thanos. After a dispute telling them to not have any destructive weaponry, Rocket was happily thrilled to be on their quest.

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Rocket prepares to travel to Nidavellir

Once Rocket settled their dispute on splitting up into groups, he was told by Star-Lord that he knows he is going to place where Thanos isn't, much to his mockery of being a captain. Rocket told Groot to travel to Nidavellir with him while Groot was playing his game. As Rocket settle inside the Space Pod, Thor bids the other Guardians a farewell on Knowhere before they departed.[5]

Traveling to Nidavellir

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Rocket traveling to Nidavellir in the Space Pod

"Nidavellir is real? Seriously? I mean, that place is a legend. They make the most powerful, horrific weapons to ever torment the universe. I would very much like to go there, please."
―Rocket Raccoon to Thor[src]

Making their way to Nidavellir inside the Benatar's Space Pod, Rocket tried to tell Groot where to go to the bathroom in the cup but was nervous to show where he would, leading to Thor tell Groot pour anything out of the cup then go in it again. To Rocket's disbelief, he asked Thor if he spoke Groot, listening to his joke about learning as an elective.

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Rocket talks to Thor about the mission

Thor told the group that Nidavellir was the birth place of Mjølnir, and that he intended to make a weapon equally powerful once the arrived. After a short conversation, Rocket turned to see Thor sitting sadly beside the window and started to talk to him about his family members, who are deceased. Rocket asked if Thor was prepared and listened to Thor's acceptance to it and he had build up rage against Thanos, despite of being beaten from his first encounter. Listening to Thor's background of killing his enemies more than his age number but none had succeeded and is only live by fate, Rocket asked if Thor would be wrong, getting response of loss hope.

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Rocket gives Thor a new Prosthetic Eye

Feeling that he could give up something to help Thor on his quest, Rocket gave him a Prosthetic Eye, noting that he got it from a man back in Contraxia. With Thor questioning Rocket about the eye, he told Thor that he got a hundred credits from the bet and then snuck into the man's room to steal his eye. Being thanked by Thor, Rocket then looked at Thor putting the Prosthetic Eye in his socket, telling that he should've washed it first before getting a signal.

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Rocket, Thor and Groot arrive at Nidavellir

After getting a signal of the Space Pod, Rocket had observed Nidavellir as dark metallic star, as he and group headed over to the station where they settle inside its room. Now inside the room of Nidavellir, Rocket realized that the place was filled with a pile of junk and later discovered a prototype of an Infinity Gauntlet, leading Thor to tell the group to get back to the pod. However, despite of the Dwarves being absent, Eitri remained alive and attacked both Rocket and Groot until Eitri was calmed down by Thor.

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Rocket and Groot meet Eitri for the first time

As Eitri settled down and explained that he was forced by Thanos to forge the Infinity Gauntlet to harness the power of the Infinity Stones, before being crippled and forced to watch his people executed, Rocket and the group found the Uru mold that can be used to make a King's weapon in which he explained that it could even summon the Bifrost. Together, Rocket, Thor and Eitri worked to repair and restart Nidavellir, in order to forge a powerful weapon called Stormbreaker.

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Rocket helps Thor construct Stormbreaker

While inside the Space Pod, Rocket was told by Thor that he needed him to start the engines, much to his doubt. Thor then threw the pod with a string and told Rocket to start the engine, starting the mechanism of Nidavellir's iris. As the iris had finally brighten Nidavellir's mechanisms, it was shortly combusted and stopped working, Rocket then drove the pod near the iris and let him open up the gears, leading Eitri to forge the weapon.

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Rocket notices Groot forging Stormbreaker

As Thor collapsed from the heat of the star, Rocket rushed to his side and proclaimed that Thor was dying. With Eitri knowing that the axe had no handle, he frantically searched for it so he could revive Thor back to health, calling for Groot to help. Groot saw the opportunity to help Thor and stepped up to use his own wooden arm as a handle to complete Stormbreaker. Once the weapon was completed, Thor used Stormbreaker to travel to Earth with Rocket and Groot.[5]

Battle of Wakanda

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Rocket, Groot, and Thor join the battle

"How much for the gun?"
"Not for sale."
"Okay, how much for the arm? Oh, I'll get that arm."
―Rocket Raccoon and Winter Soldier[src]

As a battle had the Avengers in trouble with the Outriders that were commanded by the Black Order, Rocket and Groot were transported to Earth alongside with Thor into the midst of the battlefield of Wakanda and immediately engaged Thanos' forces.

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Rocket shooting at multiple Outriders

During the heat of the fight, Rocket had encountered Bucky Barnes while being surrounded by many Outriders. As he fired at many of his enemies while calling them space dogs, Rocket was picked up by Barnes from one of the attacking creatures and was spun in a circle, with both firing their weapons. Rocket perfectly aimed at the many incoming Outriders, shouting at them while firing each round of his blaster rifle.

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Rocket asks for the cost of Bucky Barnes' arm

After clearing their wave of enemies, Rocket was dropped onto the ground, leading to him asking Barnes on the price of his firearm although Barnes replied that it was not for sale. Becoming even more curious, Rocket then proceeded to ask about how much of Barnes' Prosthetic Arm is worth. As Barnes was offended by Rocket's offer and walked off, he muttered to himself on how he'll get that Prosthetic Arm.[5]

Thanos' Victory

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Rocket witnesses Groot's inevitable death

"I... am... Groot..."[6]
"No, Groot... no, no, no, no! Oh... Groot. No..."
Groot and Rocket Raccoon[src]

Once the Mad Titan Thanos had arrived on Earth, he managed to defeat everyone that stood in his way and successfully extracted the Mind Stone from Vision to complete the Infinity Gauntlet. As the Mad Titan basked in his victory, Thor unleashed a devastating attack with Stormbreaker.

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Rocket sat down and mourn the loss of Groot

Before Thor could further injure Thanos, he enacted his plan to kill half the universe with a snap of his fingers. With Thanos completed his mission and teleported through a portal, Rocket was forced to watch in horror as Groot disintegrated into dust before his eyes, with Rocket unable to do anything to help his friend. Afterwards, Rocket mourned after Groot along with the other survivors.[5]

Ambush on Thanos

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Rocket attempting to comfort by Nebula

"He thinks he failed. Which of course he did, but there's a lot of that's goin' around, ain't there?"
"Honestly, until this exact second, I thought you were a Build-A-Bear."
"Maybe I am."
―Rocket Raccoon and Tony Stark[src]

Rocket was among the remaining Avengers who stayed at the New Avengers Facility after the events leading up to the Snap. He was also among those who awaited the arrival of Tony Stark and Nebula after they were rescued from deep space by Captain Marvel. Rocket, in particular, approached Nebula and held her hand in quiet mourning for the loss of their friends in the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Rocket discovers the Infinity Stones are gone

Rocket joined the Avengers in ambushing Thanos, co-piloting the Benatar with Danvers. When the Avengers managed to pin down Thanos and remove the Infinity Gauntlet from him by amputating his hand, Rocket was the one who discovered that the Stones were nowhere to be seen. He could only watch in horror as Thor proceeded to decapitate Thanos as a final desperate attempt to avenge those they have lost.[7]

Member of the Avengers

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Rocket and Hulk arriving at New Asgard

"Ratchet, how it's going?"
"It's Rocket, and take it easy. You're only a genius on Earth, pal."
Tony Stark and Rocket Raccoon[src]

Five years into the future, Rocket served as an active member of the Avengers, regularly reporting to Natasha Romanoff through e-mails and holographic messages. When Tony Stark figured out time travel, Rocket was among those who immediately returned to the facility with Nebula. Shortly after arriving, Rocket and Hulk ventured to New Asgard in order to convince a sullen Thor to return to the Avengers so that he could assist in their plot to reverse the Snap. He assisted in both the preparations that were undertaken to construct the time machine and the brainstorming sessions that the team conducted to locate the Infinity Stones across their timeline, providing the location of the Power Stone.[7]

Time Heist

Theft of the Reality Stone

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Rocket preparing to travel back to 2013

"I lost the only family I ever had. Quill, Groot, Drax, the chick with the antenna! All gone! I get that you miss your mom. But she's gone. Really gone. And there are plenty of people who are only kinda gone. And you can help them."
―Rocket Raccoon to Thor[src]

Rocket and Thor were tasked to retrieve the Reality Stone from Asgard in the year 2013 from Jane Foster. When Thor was experiencing a panic attack after seeing his deceased mother alive again, Rocket attempted to snap him out of it and convince him to stay on mission.

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Rocket prepares to extract the Aether from Jane Foster

However, Thor was too afraid to continue on and wanted to resort to drinking his troubles away in the cellars, forcing Rocket to extract the Aether by himself. He managed to do so successfully but was pursued by the Einherjar soon after. Locating Thor, who had since met up with his mother Frigga, who reassured Thor that his struggles do not diminish his worth, Rocket and Thor return to the present.[7]

Battle of Earth

Upon returning to the present, the Avengers were met with the unfortunate news that Black Widow sacrificed herself to acquire the Soul Stone. After the core Avengers briefly mourned the loss, Rocket assisted in creating the Nano Gauntlet that housed the Infinity Stones. Rocket, was also among those who stood by as Hulk used the Gauntlet to reverse the Snap.

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Rocket and War Machine fall under the debris

However, unbeknownst to all of them, Nebula was replaced by her past self, who managed to bring the Sanctuary II to the present time, allowing the spaceship to launch a massive airstrike that destroyed the New Avengers Facility. Rocket was trapped in the wreckage along with Banner and War Machine, pinned down by a large piece of debris before being released by Rhodes. However, water was quickly filling their location and Banner could not keep the large slab of concrete from crushing them for long. After nearly drowning, the trio was rescued by Ant-Man, who broke through the wreckage by growing to a massive size.

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Rocket and War Machine rejoining the battle

Rocket, holding on to Rhodes, stood alongside the Avengers, including those who were resurrected, and their allies, all of whom arrived through portals created by the Masters of the Mystic Arts led by Doctor Strange, and charged against the full force of Thanos' armies. When Thanos launched another airstrike, at the expense of his own forces, Rocket tried to shield a newly resurrected Groot from a turret targeting them directly but was saved by the timely arrival of Captain Marvel who effortlessly destroyed the entire ship. Eventually, the battle was won by the Avengers, as Iron Man used the Infinity Stones to destroy Thanos' army and Thanos himself, which costed Stark's own life.[7]

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Rocket attends Tony Stark's funeral

"Move it or lose it, hairbag."
―Rocket Raccoon to Thor[src]

Rocket attended the funeral of Tony Stark, who sacrificed his life to wipe out Thanos and his armies from existence, standing alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy in solemn mourning. He then rejoined his team and eventually picked up Thor from New Asgard, discussing with them the prospect of Thor and Peter Quill fighting for the leadership of the team with knives and fists.[7]

Personality

"I know everything about you. I know you play like you're the meanest and the hardest, but actually, you're the most scared of all."
Yondu Udonta to Rocket Raccoon[src]

Due to the inhumane experiments done to him, Rocket became bitterly, even bitingly sarcastic and cynical, as well as generally misanthropic, but in recent years seems to have adopted a more calm and temperamental demeanor. He is also easily enraged and extremely aggressive, which, in turn, makes him exceedingly trigger-happy with an innate desire for violence. Despite his toughness, he also possesses a cruel and slightly morbid sense of humor.

Rocket has an obsession with prosthetic limbs, finding it humorous to steal them - especially without the possessor knowing as shown when he asked Peter Quill to get a guy's prosthetic leg to bust them out of jail, lying about the leg to see if Quill would do it and asking him whether the guy was hopping around on one leg, laughing all the while. He later tries pulling a similar stunt with Vorker, one of the Ravagers, saying that he needed the cybernetic eye off for his plan, although he is stopped by Quill. When Groot actually did steal the eye, Rocket burst out laughing into tears. In the Battle of Wakanda, after being assisted by Bucky Barnes in killing a horde of Outriders, he inquired if he can purchase his custom-made machine gun. When he declines the offer, he then offers to purchase Barnes’s new vibranium arm, which is also declined. He chuckles to himself as he leaves the offer to buy it on the table.

He appears to pride himself on his abilities and professionalism, which is indicated by when he spoke harshly to Groot when Groot childishly drank out of a fountain then smiled about it. A true criminal, Rocket has a higher sense of self-preservation and interests than the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the conflict against Thanos he volunteered himself and Groot to go with Thor to Nidavellir as opposed to going with his fellow Guardians to confront Thanos directly, and Star-Lord points this out. He will cave into pessimism and panic in a situation that is out of his depth as he was the first to consider simply giving the Infinity Stone to Ronan the Accuser after realizing its destructive purposes and instead of fighting the Accuser after coming into the possession of the Stone, planned to run away to "the furthest corners of the galaxy" with Groot.

Though he displays a somewhat heroic personality, such as defending Xandar from the kamikaze Necrocrafts, Rocket still has a distorted view of the logical and ethical boundaries of the law as he believes if he wants a possession more than the current possessor of such an item, it was acceptable to steal it from him. Rocket was driven by money before he joined the Guardians of the Galaxy and that trait still remains with him, but he has shown himself to be more compassionate and less greedy as time goes on. Although he does not resort to stealing as like he used to and opts for more acceptable methods by noting if they saved the galaxy twice, they could increase the fee for their services.

Rocket is also stunningly intelligent, as he is much more intelligent than a normal raccoon. He is able to conceive very complexly, intricate plans in a very short period of time, such as his plan to escape the Kyln. However, his genius is occasionally superseded by his emotions which appear to be exceedingly strong such as his anger over Quill going back to get Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and his sadness over Groot's apparent demise.

However, deep down, Rocket is incredibly lonely and carries overwhelming pain over the experimentation that was performed on him before he was a Mercenary. He covers his insecurities well, but once he is drunk, he becomes very emotional and if possible, even more violent, speaking of how he did not 'ask' to be made into what he believed was a "little monster", implying that the experiments done to him were torturous. It is perhaps because of this loneliness and pain that he despises being derided as a rodent or vermin, going so far as to attack Gamora and Drax the Destroyer over the slight.

Despite Rocket's apparent dislike of people, he is exceedingly attached to Groot, and is the first known individual who was able to understand Groot when he spoke, even while everyone else only heard 'I am Groot.' He is obviously exceedingly attached to Groot, as seen when he started crying when Groot was apparently killed and pleading with Groot to not save them because he knew that Groot would die if he did so. His grief over Groot's apparent death lead him to angrily charge at Ronan, who was armed with his Cosmi-Rod and the Power Stone, while completely unarmed. It was also in this moment of vulnerability that he was comforted by Drax the Destroyer, which he initially flinched at before accepting the caring gesture, showing that he was not used to such gentleness or kindness. He also became very protective of Groot’s offspring, caring for him in a fatherly manner and collapsed to his knees sobbing when he was erased from existence by the Infinity Gauntlet.

As he got to know his fellow Guardians better, he became much more protective of them. An example of this was when he, Groot and Yondu Udonta escaped the Eclector and were going to save Quill. He initially insisted that he wanted to save Quill strictly because he wanted to prove that he was "better than him". Udonta managed to break through to the core of what Rocket is truly like on the inside, saying that they are the same type of person in the sense that, while they genuinely care about the people around them, they refuse to show it out of fear and insecurity.

Quill's taste in music seems to have rubbed off on Rocket as he seems to enjoy listening to songs from Star-Lord's era, especially while working such as making sure the Guardians had music to listen to whilst battling the Abilisk, when the Ravagers attacked him on Berhert and escaping the Ravagers with Udonta, the former even Quill found to be distracting.

While captive with Yondu Udonta, Rocket quickly bonded with him due to their similar backgrounds and the fact that they love people without saying it. A great example of his newfound bond with Yondu is when he refused to leave Ego's Planet without him, even though it would mean his death since the planet was about to explode. His bond with Yondu also caused him to call the rest of the Ravagers during Udonta's funeral. While watching his funeral, Rocket stated the his previous team never abandoned him even if "he yelled at the, and was always mean, and he stole batteries he didn't need" clearly comparing himself to Udonta

Four years after the Battle on Ego's Planet, Rocket has become slightly more empathetic, showing a growing level of maturity, as seen when he consoled Thor over his multiple losses and became concerned for him after he nearly died activating the damaged neutron star, though he still has his money-driven personality, as seen when he stated they could ask for financial compensation when traveling to respond the Statesman distress call.

After the events of the Snap, Rocket has grown more affectionate to those he considers family, sitting beside Nebula and holding her hand upon reuniting. He has also grown wiser and more selfless, trying to console Thor after everything he has been through but also reminding him of their duty to the people they could still save.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

"Subject 89P13. Calls itself "Rocket." The result of illegal genetic and cybernetic experiments on a lower life form."
Rhomann Dey[src]
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Rocket Raccoon's cybernetic enhancements

Artificially Enhanced Physiology: Rocket, as a Halfworlder, is a cybernetically engineered creature. His enhancements include a cybernetic skeletal structure, enhanced phalange, and metacarpal bones, and a genetically augmented cerebral cortex. He can walk and talk like a humanoid creature while remaining (what appears to be) a raccoon. However, his lifespan remains as short as others of his kind.

  • Enhanced Intelligence: Rocket's cerebral cortex was genetically enhanced meaning that unlike other members of his species he has a cognitive and intellectual equivalent or superior ability to the most sensitive species in the galaxy. He can talk and communicate with other species, as well as perform extremely complex tasks. Even though he's only known him for a short time, Thor claimed that Rocket is the most intelligent member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Rocket has an affinity for using and forging galactic artillery, piloting spacecrafts, and quickly devising strategies.
  • Enhanced Strength: Due to his augmentations, Rocket is able to use weapons that are designed to be wielded by normal sized humanoids with ease. He was also able to swiftly tackle Gamora to the ground when she attempted to assassinate Star-Lord to get the Orb and easily stun many human-sized Ravagers using his strength.
  • Enhanced Durability: Due to his augmentations, Rocket is capable of surviving damage that would normally be sufficient to kill an animal of his size, as well as injure a normal sized human. He has been attacked with enough force to knock him back several meters and only suffered minimal injury, as well as withstood being thrown by Gamora and blasted by the Cosmi-Rod. Even more impressively, he survived being pinned under an enormous amount of debris when Thanos attacked the Avengers' headquarters, albeit he had trouble breathing.
  • Enhanced Agility: Rocket's entire skeletal structure is cybernetic, allowing him to move more like a human and still be as agile as a raccoon. He narrowly avoided rapid gunfire during the Escape from the Kyln and escaped the Einherjar after extracting the Aether from Jane Foster.
  • Enhanced Senses: Rocket can see, smell, and hear better than any raccoon possible. This potentially helps him detect approaching enemies, as he was able hear Yondu Ravager Clan footsteps so that he could put on traps for them, as well as using his sense of smell to detect Brahl and another Ravager approaching him while hiding.

Abilities

"Let's see if you can laugh after five or six good shots to your frickin' face!"
―Rocket Raccoon[src]
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Rocket lining up a shot using the monitors

  • Expert Marksman: Rocket has a great skill in handling various weapons throughout the Galaxy, with the preference of high-powered artillery. Rocket also has excellent precision, enough to shoot Quill with a non-lethal electrical round with his cannon while the latter was running away. During the flight of Kyln, Rocket destroyed many Drones with a weapon of a Nova Corps soldier. During the escape from the Sovereign's fire, Rocket destroyed many of the Sovereign's drones with the ship's turret. Rocket even shot a Ravager through a door from observing the surveillance screens of the Eclector.
"That was a pretty good plan."
Star-Lord[src]
  • Master Tactician: Rocket is a brilliant strategist. Rocket is able to formulate strategies of advanced combat and escape, even with minimal resources, and to change them according to the needs of the situation. Rocket already said he fled from twenty two prisons. In the Kyln, Rocket quickly devised a plan to escape using only a power source and security band.
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Rocket building the Hadron Enforcer

  • Master Engineer: Rocket is highly skilled in handling, modification, and construction of equipment and high-tech weaponry. Rocket was able to modify a power source and security band to break into the control tower of the Kyln, disable the security system, unlock doors, and hijack the security drones. Using scrap from the Milano, Rocket built several high-powered weapons, including the Hadron Enforcer. Rocket was also given the task of fixing the ship when they crash landed on Berhert. Rocket's engineering skills are comparable to the likes of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner when he helped them in forging a new Infinity Gauntlet, the Nano Gauntlet.
"I was cybernetically engineered to pilot a spacecraft."
―Rocket to Star-Lord[src]
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Rocket piloting an M-ship

  • Master Pilot: Rocket is an excellent pilot of various starships. On Knowhere, he took down several Necropods using only the high durability of his industrial pod. During the Battle of Xandar, Rocket was responsible for leading the attack of the Ravagers and Nova Corps, in the Dark Aster, destroying many Necropods in the process. Rocket also proved capable of piloting improvised vehicles, like the Kyln's security tower.
  • Expert Combatant: Although Rocket may not look like it due to his small size, Rocket has been known to pack a punch. Able to shoot many security drones at the Kyln and help take down the Abilisk using weapons he built, he can also fight with his bare paws. He was also able to easily stun two human-sized Ravagers while jumping onto them and attacking them and was able to knock out one of them by punching him repeatedly in the head.
  • Bilingualism: Rocket can speak English and has the ability to understand what Groot is saying, though others; including Star-Lord's Translator Implant only hear "I am Groot."

Equipment

Weapons

"You have priceless batteries and an atomic bomb in your bag. If anybody's gonna have tape, it's you!"
Star-Lord to Rocket Raccoon[src]
  • Ion Cannon: Rocket's favorite weapon, until he was forced to sell it in The Hub in order to obtain some fast cash.
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Rocket taking aim with his Laser Cannon

  • Laser Cannon: Rocket's new weapon, described as "the juiciest killware seen in ages", and obtained in a confiscated weapons case in a customs station in the Hub.
  • Gas Grenade: A small device that emits a sleeping gas.
"That's for if things get really hardcore. Or if you wanna blow up moons."
―Rocket Raccoon[src]

Other Equipment

  • Aero-Rigs: Another invention of Rocket is jet-pack devices that are materialized onto the user and allow them to seamlessly fly through the air and potentially even reach space.
  • Anulax Batteries: Anulax Batteries are powerful energy sources that serve as the main provenance for the Sovereign and its people. Rocket stole several of these in his battle with an Abilisk. During the Battle on Ego's Planet, Rocket used the batteries to create a bomb to kill Ego.
  • Nanobot Welder: A highly-technological device that can create or repair space vessels using nanotechnology.
  • Advanced Tech Suit: This suit was designed in order to time travel through the Quantum Realm safely. It is a white, red and black suit that materialize around the wearer's regular clothes, managing to be summoned when time travel is required again, and disappear when no longer in use. It has size-shifting adaptability down to subatomic levels and a wrist gadget that allows for displacement through time and space.

Vehicles

Facilities

Prisons

Relationships

Family

  • Mother †

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearances for Rocket Raccoon

In chronological order:

Trivia

  • In Avengers: Endgame, Rocket wears a uniform that looks like his classic uniform from the comics.
  • Rocket is the only member of the Guardians of the Galaxy to have never died in some form at least once.

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