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"So, Sakaar and Asgard are about as far apart as any two systems. Our best bet's the one right outside city limits. We can refuel in Xandar, and we should be back in Asgard in about... eighteen months?"
Valkyrie[src]

Xandar is the homeworld of the Xandarians and to many other species as the capital of the Nova Empire with a population of twelve billion. Xandar was located in the Andromeda Galaxy.

History

Kree-Nova War

Homeworld of Xandar

The Kree of Hala sought to attack Xandar during their war with its people. In 2014, a peace agreement was reached with the Kree Empire.

After obtaining the Orb on Morag, Star-Lord brought it to the Broker on Xandar and attempted to sell the Orb to him. The Broker questioned Star-Lord and in the process learned that the Orb was also sought by Ronan the Accuser. Fearing for his life if he acquired the Orb, the Broker refused to take the Orb and evicted Star-Lord from his shop. Gamora followed Quill to Xandar and ambushed him as he exited the store. Her planned attack was thrown off, however, when the criminal duo of Rocket Raccoon and Groot arrived, instead seeking Quill who had a high bounty on his head from Yondu Udonta. In the confusion, Quill fled. Gamora and the two thugs raced after Quill, causing quite an uproar. Eventually, Gamora pinned Quill, but the Nova Corps quickly intervened and arrested the four for civil disruption.[1]

Battle of Xandar

"On behalf of the Nova Corps, we would like to express our profound gratitude for your help on saving Xandar."
Irani Rael to the Guardians of the Galaxy[src]

Dark Aster crashing

Ronan the Accuser and his minions attempted to destroy Xandar using the power of the Orb. However, thanks to a combined effort by the Nova Corps, the Ravagers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, his ship, the Dark Aster, was destroyed, and Ronan was killed.[1]

Ego's Expansion

Two months later, Xandar was one of the planets nearly assimilated by Ego, but luckily, the plan was stopped by the Guardians of the Galaxy.[2]

Massacre of the Xandarians

"Thanos already has the Power Stone because he stole it last week when he decimated Xandar."
Thor[src]

In 2018, Thanos, in his campaign to gather the Infinity Stones, arrived in Xandar. There he annihilated the Nova Corps and Nova Empire to collect the Power Stone and then decimated half of the planet's population as part of his mission to balance the universe.[3]

Alternate Universe

Age of Ultron

In an alternate universe, Xandar was targeted by Ultron, who was in possession of all six Infinity Stones. As Ultron prepared to exterminate it, Captain Marvel arrived and stopped him, ramming him into Xandar’s core. However, Ultron was still able to harness the Stones’ power and decimate Xandar into oblivion.[4]

Trivia

  • In the comics, Xandar was besieged and destroyed several times by different alien conquerors, including Nebula.
  • The main city that is seen on Xandar is shaped like the emblem on the comic book hero Nova's helmet. The city is constructed on a vast system of artificial atolls.[5]
  • Xandar's massive maelstroms are the main source of energy of the planet's population, and algae farms are the main source of food.[5]

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