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"Won't there be hundreds of Sakaaran soldiers inside?"
"I think of Sakaaran as paper people."
Kraglin Obfonteri and Drax the Destroyer[src]

The Sakaarans, also known as Sakaarians, are a sentient insectoid race native to the planet Sakaar, which they share with a large number of stranded individuals of many different species. There are two varieties of Sakaarans: the humanoid variety and the insectoid variety.

As many of them resented the local Scrappers for disturbing their hives and emigrated off-world, Sakaarans also served as soldiers for hire, serving both Ronan the Accuser and Thanos, participating in both the Battle of Xandar and the Battle of Earth.



Living on Sakaar

"Loyal Sakaarians, Lord of Thunder has stolen my ship and my favorite champion. Sakaarians, take to the skies. Bring him down. Do not let him leave this planet."

Sakaaran citizens stranded in the dump

The Sakaarans originate from Sakaar, a world formed by the Grandmaster, infamously known for being a place where individuals from across the galaxy find themselves stranded from their respective homeworlds and are forced to compete in the Contest of Champions. Such as the Kronan Korg, the native Sakaaran Miek, Biff, Tasba, Hajo, Roscoe and Doug.[1]

War of the Nine Realms

Battle of Vanaheim

Some Sakaarans were part of the Marauders that attacked Vanaheim,[2] but the Asgardians came to defend the Vanirs from attack.

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Later the Marauders are defeated and taken to Asgard to be imprisoned in the Asgardian Dungeons by the Einherjar.[3]

Serving Ronan

Quest for the Orb

The Sakaarans are a close associate race to the Kree, and groups of Sakaaran mercenaries could often be found integrated into Kree military, as their loyalty is easily bought with carcasses for feeding and laying their eggs in.[4] Korath the Pursuer, a close ally of Ronan the Accuser, was known to command a large platoon of Sakaaran mercenaries. In 2014, Korath and his Sakaarans joined Ronan in his hunt for the Orb.[5]

Sakaaran's armor and weapons

Korath and two Sakaarans found the Orb on Morag, just as Peter Quill had obtained it within the Temple Vault. They gave chase as Quill activated his helmet to escape.

Battle of Xandar

Later, during the battle on Xandar, the Sakaraans allied with Ronan were killed.[6]

Contest of Champions

To be added

Alternate Universe Versions

Serving Thanos

In an alternate 2014 timeline, an alternate Thanos became aware of the main universe and used reverse-engineered Pym Particles to transport himself, his weaponry and his allies, including the Sakaarans, through the Quantum Realm to the main universe.

Shortly after arriving, the Sakaarans, Outriders, Chitauri, and the Black Order were summoned onto the ruins of the Avengers Compound to fight in the battle against the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Asgardians, Ravagers, Wakandans, and Masters of the Mystic Arts. During the battle, a group of Sakaarans attacked Peter Quill, but were killed by Gamora from their respective universe. The remaining Sakaarans disintegrated after Tony Stark used the Infinity Stones to end the battle.[7]

Characteristic Traits

"Ninja Turtle, you better stop poking me."

One type of Sakaarans have Human-like postures. However, when viewed up close, Sakaarans are insectoid in appearance, possessing insect-like mandibles and jaws, arthropodal exoskeleton, and four fingers on each hand. Their blood is yellow.

The more insectoid variant of Sakaaran that Miek is a part of more closely resemble large pink grubs with little to no humanoid features. They also appear to lack the ability to vocalize in any coherent language, unlike their humanoid counterparts.

Notable Sakaarans


  • In the comics, there are two Sakaaran species, the Sakaaran Natives, who are very similar to their movie counterparts; and the Humanoid Sakaarans, who split into two ethnic groups: the red-skinned Sakaaran Imperials and the grey-skinned Shadow People.
  • All the Sakaarans in Guardians of the Galaxy are voiced by James Gunn and his assistant Simon Hatt.[8]
  • In the subtitles of the What If...? trailer, the Sakaaran soldier was credited as a Kree instead of a Sakaaran.

Behind the Scenes

  • Originally, James Gunn wanted to introduce and gave the role of evil minions to the Badoons. However, the cinematic rights to the Badoon were owned by the then-separately owned 20th Century Fox. Gunn eventually decided to replace them with the Sakaarans.[9]


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