Taserface was a Ravager mercenary and a lieutenant in the Yondu Ravager Clan. In 2014, following Yondu's exile established by Stakar Ogord, Taserface led a mutiny against Yondu, claiming he was not a suitable Ravager captain. Taserface, allying with Nebula had the Ravagers loyal to Yondu executed, and imprisoned Yondu, Kraglin Obfonteri and Guardians Rocket Raccoon and Groot in the brig of the Eclector. When they made their escape, Taserface was killed but not before he had tipped off the Sovereign, culminating in the Battle on Ego's Planet during which Udonta lost his life.
Taserface, along with Yondu's faction of Ravagers, went to the Iron Lotus to relax. Taserface watched as Stakar Ogord exiled Yondu for breaking the Ravager code. Right as Stakar left, Ayesha arrived to hire Udonta and his faction to hunt down the Guardians of the Galaxy who had stolen Anulax Batteries from them. Udonta took the job.
The Ravagers managed to track down the Milano to Berhert. After Rocket Raccoon managed to take down many of the Ravagers with his booby traps, Yondu got the upper hand on him with his Yaka Arrow. When Yondu decided to just return the batteries to the Sovereign instead of bringing in Rocket, Taserface turned on Yondu, saying he has gone soft. The Ravagers then turned on each other and were about to engage in a fight when Nebula shot Udonta in the head, destroying his Yaka Arrow Controller and knocking him out.
- "I've waited a long time for this... What?"
"Sorry, I'm so sorry, I just keep imagining you waking up in the morning, looking in the mirror and in all seriousness to yourself saying 'You know what would be a really kick-ass name? Taserface!'. That's how I hear you in my head! What was your second choice? Scrotumhat?!"
- ―Taserface and Rocket Raccoon
Taserface and his newly loyal Ravagers then took Yondu Udonta along with Rocket Raccoon and Groot back to the Eclector in order to collect the bounty that the Kree Empire had placed on Udonta and then the Sovereign to collect Rocket and Groot's bounty. Any Ravager members that had sided with Udonta, including Tullk and Oblo, were executed by being released into space.
Udonta, being subdued, watched as Taserface took control of the Ravagers and beat him up, claiming that his poor leadership is what led to his friend's deaths. When Rocket heard Taserface's name, he broke out laughing, telling him how ridiculous his name is, causing even Gef and the other Ravagers to mock him. Before he could kill Rocket, Nebula intervened, pointing out there was more profit in delivering them alive, and that she wanted a cut of the take. Taserface put all three of them into a cell where he told Udonta he deserved everything that is happening to him as he broke the Ravager code.
Taserface was sleeping in Udonta's quarters when Come a Little Bit Closer, playing from Peter Quill's Walkman, started blaring through the loudspeakers. Taserface quickly woke up and realized that Udonta had retrieved his Yaka Arrow Controller. He quickly warned the Ravagers and ordered them to find and kill Udonta and the Guardians of the Galaxy. As Taserface was walking through the Eclector's halls, he ducked as Udonta's Yaka Arrow whizzed past him. He then grinned at a security camera while snarling that Udonta had missed when he sees that the arrow had struck a large pile of flammable materials, causing a explosion.
Killed by Yondu
His body wracked by the explosion, Taserface crawled over to a monitor and called the Sovereign, telling a chambermaid, who was taking the call, the coordinates to Yondu Udonta and the Guardians of the Galaxy. He told her to inform Udonta that he was the one who tipped off the Sovereign and essentially sent him to his death. When he told them his name, however, the Sovereign just broke out laughing. Taserface can only resignedly groan in defeat as he listened to the Sovereign laughing at his name just before an explosion breaks out, and destroys the lower half of the Eclector, killing Taserface.
- "Your name is...It's Taserface?"
"Do you shoot tasers out of your face?"
- ―Rocket Raccoon and Taserface
Taserface was among the more vicious Ravagers, a greedy and heartless pirate personified. He originally followed Yondu because he respected that Yondu was a powerful killer and thief. In Taserface's words; "he did what needed to be done."
Any indication of mercy or turning down great rewards was seen as weakness by Taserface. As Yondu loses the support of the other Ravenger factions and turned down great rewards to protect his adopted son, Peter Quill, Taserface not only loses faith in his captain but sees him as a weakling to be overthrown. He believes highly in the Ravager code, overthrowing Udonta for "going soft". After the mutiny, Taserface makes it clear to Yondu that he had been coveting the power of captainhood for some time.
Taserface is a brutal individual, beating Yondu Udonta whilst he was restrained and helpless in front of him. He is quite dumb at as is shows when beating Yondu and defending his nickname despite anyone who recognizes how ridiculous it really is. In addition to being mathematically challenged and an incompetent captain (due to how easily Yondu escaped and thoroughly avenged himself), he had a bizarre soft spot for Baby Groot.
Powers and Abilities
- Superhuman Reflexes: Taserface was able to dodge and avoid Yondu's Yaka Arrow, a feat that none of the other Ravagers were able to do. Although Yondu had been aiming for the fuel tank behind Taserface.
- Thief: Taserface is a member of the Ravagers, so he is supposedly a highly skilled thief.
- In the comics, Taserface is a warrior member of the Stark, a race who evolved thanks to Tony Stark's technology, that eventually lost his rank and name and adopted the alias of Overkill.
Behind the Scenes
- James Gunn wanted to introduce Taserface on the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, but Marvel was not so keen on the idea and decided it would be better for him to be introduced in the sequel.
- Aden Stay was a stunt double for Chris Sullivan in the role of Taserface.