Marvel Studios is continuing to create exceptional characters that drive exceptional movies. The Guardians of the Galaxy is a team of outcasts who are forced together by circumstances not unlike the X-Men. There are some important similarities between the two teams of heroes.
Not all of the characters from the X-Men 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 X-Men.
Star-Lord and Cyclops
Star-Lord is the leader of the Guardians and is human outlaw equipped with specialized weapons. He has armor equipped with rockets in the boots and laser pistols with double barrels, one above the trigger and one below the trigger. The blasts of energy make Star-Lord a major threat. Cyclops also wears a type of visor and has the power of optic blasts that projected from his eyes. These blasts carried a powerful concussive force.
Gamora and Rogue
Gamora is an incredibly strong and agile fighter who fears no opponent. She often carries weapons to enhance her fighting abilities. Gamora has a near invulnerability that makes her withstand most attacks. Rogue has a similar ability to fight and not get injured. She is invulnerable to most physical assaults.
Drax the Destroyer and Storm
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. Storm has the ability of flight through her powers to manipulate the weather. She also can deliver powerful energy attacks through her ability to cast bolts of lightning.
Groot and Colossus
Groot is the sheer power and strength of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot is a member of an alien race of tree people. Groot possesses massive size, superhuman strength and near invulnerability. Colossus has the ability to become steel and is virtually indestructible. In his steel form, he has immense superhuman strength and endurance. Colossus is the powerhouse of the X-Men.
Rocket Raccoon and Beast
Rocket is an extremely fierce fighter and becomes almost animalistic in battle and his agility and speed make him similar to Wolverine. However, it would seem that he is more like Beast because of his intellect and piloting ability. Beast had the powers of ape-like strength and agility. Beast would later transform into a more beast like appearance such as blue fur, fangs and claws. He too becomes animalistic in battle.