Marvel Studios has recently trademarked a new team of superheroes that are far from main stream. The New Warriors is a group of teenage super powered heroes. Marvel may be using this group as part their Netflix short film projects. Looking at these heroes, there is a nearly automatic comparison between them and other Marvel characters. There are several major similarities between the New Warriors and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Not all of the characters from the New Warriors have a comparing member of the Guardians of the Galaxy because both teams have some very unique members that compare with no one. Here are some basic comparisons between the Guardians of the Galaxy and the newest trademarked team the New Warriors.
Tigra and Gamora
Tigra is former member of the Avengers who has the appearance that is a cross between a human and a tiger. Her abilities are hyper cat-like senses, superhuman strength and agility. She also has extendable claws to use in close quarters combat. Tigra is an extremely fierce and devastating fighter who uses her cat-like powers to her advantage in every battle. 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.
Rage and Groot
Rage is gifted with superhuman levels of strength and endurance. In addition to his strength, Rage has the ability of battle rage that allows him to increase his strength and fighting ability for short periods of time. During these times, Rage is nearly invulnerable to physical attacks. 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 call Groot a house plant.
Skybolt and Star-Lord
Skybolt wears a suit of battle armor that enhances his various abilities. With the armor, Skybolt can fly and concentrate bolts of pure energy. The armor also gives him the ability to fire various projectiles including mini-missiles and various forms of bullet-like materials. Star-Lord is an intergalactic outlaw with various pieces of armor. There is a faceplate that gives Star-Lord advanced vision abilities with infrared and other detection abilities. The faceplate also gives increased targeting options. He also carries a pair of double barreled energy pistols that fire long range blasts.
Radian and Drax the Destroyer
Radian has the ability to focus and fire bolts of radiation. Most of the time, he radiates with ultra violet radiation. Radian can also disperse the energy into a wide burst that creates a blinding light that can either just blind enemies or burn them. 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.
One of the main connections between the two groups is the Nova Corps. The Nova Corps are the intergalactic police force seen in the previews of Guardians of the Galaxy. There is a member of the New Warriors that is also a member of the Nova Corps. Richard Ryder is Nova and a main member of the Nova Corps serving here on earth.