Marvel comics created some of the most unique characters and the films are recreating those popular heroes for the big screen. The latest trend in superhero movies is teams. There have been several teams brought to the big screen and more are on the way.
Later this summer, Guardians of the Galaxy will hit theaters and give another opportunity for Marvel to showcase its magic. There are a series of comparison of this team of misfit heroes with other more popular characters from Marvel. The following is a comparison between the Fantastic Four and Guardians of Galaxy.
Invisible Woman and Star-Lord
Invisible Woman has the ability to become invisible and create invisible force fields. These force fields can be used for protection of herself and those around her. These same force fields can be made into smaller projectiles that can be thrown at targets with great force. Star-Lord has no super powers but gains abilities from his armor and equipment. Star-Lord can fire blasts from his double barreled energy pistols and produce force fields with his armor. He also has the ability to move in stealth mode.
Thing and Groot
The Thing is the strength and power of the Fantastic Four. His body was transformed into a rock like substance following his exposure to cosmic rays. The transformation made his body invulnerable to physical attacks and gave him superhuman strength, endurance and durability. . Groot is the strength and power of the Guardians with invulnerability to physical attacks. Groot is a member of a race of aliens that are plant-like. In the trailer, the Nova Corp called Groot a house plant.
Human Torch and Drax the Destroyer
The Human Torch has the ability to produce and control fire. He is covered in flames when he desires and has the ability to fly. The Torch can throw balls of fire and project flame blasts of various intensity. He also gains a partial invulnerability from physical attacks due to the flames covering his body. Drax the Destroyer was originally given the ability to focus the cosmic energy in his body into concussion blasts of great power and could fire them in rapid succession. These blasts were incredibly powerful. In one instance Drax was able to destroy a small asteroid with his concussion blasts.
Mister Fantastic and Gamora
Mister fantastic gained the ability to elongate and reshape his body is various ways. He can lengthen his arms to strike targets, thin his body to repel attacks or glide in the air and can form hammer like fists to attack with. Gamora is a green skinned alien warrior and assassin wanted for over a dozen murders. Gamora has heightened agility and is highly trained in various forms of combat. She carries a dagger of alien composition that can slay a wide variety of alien creatures. Her fighting ability would best match Mister Fantastic.