Marvel Studios just recently trademarked a new superhero team to create new films. The team is Alpha Flight, the Canadian answer to the Avengers. Later this summer, Marvel will unveil its other team of unusual heroes in Guardians of the Galaxy. How do these two teams match up and how do they compare hero to hero?
Not all of the characters from Alpha Flight have a comparing member of the Guardians of the Galaxy because both groups have some extremely unique characters that compare with no one. Here are some basic comparisons between the Guardians of the Galaxy and Alpha Flight.
Groot and Sasquatch
Groot is the sheer power and strength of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot is a member of an alien race of tree people much like the Ents in the Lord of the Rings. Groot possesses massive size, superhuman strength and near invulnerability. Of all the characters of both teams these two seem the most similar. Sasquatch can transform himself into a giant beast with superhuman strength and endurance.
Gamora and Snowbird
Gamora is a green skinned, soldier and assassin. Her fierce fighting ability comes from enhanced strength and agility. She is capable of fighting with multiple weapons and is proficient in alien firearms. Snowbird has the ability to shape shift into Canadian animals. Snowbird is a fierce fighter and can become vicious in her animal states when fighting.
Drax the Destroyer and Guardian
Drax had the ability to alter his physical makeup and gain the ability to fly. In the comic version, Drax had the ability to project concussive blasts of cosmic energy that could be used to attack targets. Guardian has a battle suit that allows him to have abilities close the comic version of Drax. Gaurdian can fly and generate blasts of incredible concussive force. The suit also gives him a sense of invulnerability due to the force fields it creates.
Star-Lord and Box
Star-Lord is equipped with a mask that allows him to have advanced targeting and sensor abilities. He has armor equipped with rockets in the boots and laser pistols with double barrels, one above the trigger and one below the trigger. Box became a member of Alpha Flight after it needed some additional members and likely will not be part of the first movie. Box is a massive robot that has a cybernetic link with the controller. Box has superhuman strength and is nearly indestructible.
Rocket Raccoon and Marrina
Rocket is an extremely fierce fighter and becomes almost animalistic in battle and his agility and speed make him similar to Marrina. Both Rocket and Marrina have an alien physiology and alien fighting abilities. Marrina can be a ferocious warrior in hand to hand combat and has superhuman strength and agility. Her speed also is a factor when trying to fight her.