Marvel Studios is continuing to create exceptional characters that drive exceptional movies. The studio is set to release a film about characters that anything but familiar. The Guardians of the Galaxy is a team of misfits who are forced together by circumstances not unlike the Avengers. There are some similarities between the two super powered teams.
Not all of the characters from the Avengers 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 the Avengers.
Groot and the Hulk
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. The Hulk has a similar superhuman strength in his transformed state. Hulk has an increase in sheer size and massive super human strength
Gamora and Black Widow
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. The Black Widow is a non-powered character who relies on her superior fighting training to make up the difference. Black Widow is equipped with various firearms and her Widow’s Bite projectors on her wrists. She can send an electrical shock into an opponent and stun them.
Star-Lord and Iron Man
Star-Lord is the leader of the Guardians and is human outlaw equipped with specialized weapons. 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. Iron Man has an advanced combat armor that allows him to face a variety of foes. Iron Man can fire Repulsor Rays of concussive force, mini-missiles of incredible power and a high powered Uni-Beam from his chest plate. Along with the weapons, Iron Man has tactical guidance through the onboard computer system JARVIS, advanced targeting and the ability to fly.
Drax the Destroyer and Iron Man/ Hulk
Drax the Destroyer has been changed from the original comic version for the new film. In the original version Drax was a force to be reckoned with for several reasons. His powers were similar to both the Hulk and Iron Man.
Drax was given the ability to manipulate cosmic energy or cosmic rays which gave him superhuman strength and invulnerability like the Hulk. 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. Both of these abilities mimic Iron Man.