Marvel Studios newest film is about to make its way into theaters with a cast of unusual characters. Guardians of the Galaxy may prove to be a sleeper hit for the studio. One of intriguing characters that fills the eclectic cast is the human outlaw Star-Lord.
Peter Jason Quill was taken from earth as a child and was raised in space. This could explain Star-Lord’s affinity for 70’s music that seems to fill the United States trailers for the movie. Quill has learned how to survive and thrive as a type of space pirate. His own ego seems to be greater than his own reputation as an outlaw. One trailer shows Quill stating his name Star-Lord and the Kree soldier just says “Who?” Much to the disappointment of Quill, no one seems to know who he is.
Powers and Abilities
Star-Lord has no super powers but gains abilities from his armor and equipment. . 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 seems to have the ability to move in stealth mode, which would come in handy for a thief.
Star-Lord carries two double barreled energy pistols. One barrel is above the trigger and one barrel below the trigger. It is unclear what type of energy these weapons fire but is does seem that they can fire an electrical charge that can stun the target. There is likely multiple settings with the weapons and can do some significant damage.
The trailer shows Star-Lord using some of his equipment and it includes limited flight ability. The boots are furnished with some sort of rocket ability. These boots allow Star-Lord a flight capability over short distances. They would enable him to make quick escapes and add fighting ability.
Star-Lord was given a specialized computer chip in his brain that allowed him to have a photographic memory. Quill can recall any and every memory at will. The ability can be used to store information or to learn additional battle techniques. The chip has made Star-Lord a master strategist and overwhelmingly intelligent.
Star-Lord is an excellent marksman and is highly trained in hand to hand combat. He also has learned a number of talents that aid him in theft. Star-Lord will become the leader of the Guardians and will bring them together to defeat the unstoppable threat that is menacing the galaxy.