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"We have a Sovereign fleet approaching from the rear."
"Why would they do that?"
"Probably because Rocket stole some of their batteries."
"Dude!"
"Nope, Rocket did not steal their batteries. What a mystery this is..."
Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax and Rocket Raccoon[src]

The Escape from the Sovereign Fleet was an attempt by the Guardians of the Galaxy to evade Sovereign Omnicrafts.

Background

"You know, they told me that you people were conceited douchebags. But that isn't true at all!"
Rocket Raccoon to Ayesha[src]
Ayesha, the High Priestess of the Sovereign people and their leader, hired the Guardians of the Galaxy in order to kill an interdimensional monster called the Abilisk, which was eating Anulax Batteries. After the battling and defeating the monster, the Guardians meant to give the batteries for the Sovereign, however, Rocket Raccoon decided to take some of the batteries for himself.[2]

Skirmish

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The Milano flies through the quantum asteroid field

"Screw you, spaceship!"
Drax the Destroyer[src]

After Ayesha discovered that Rocket Raccoon had stolen the Anulax Batteries from the Sovereign, she sent a fleet of drones after the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Guardians, realizing they were outnumbered, decided to head for a hyperspace warp, which involved flying through a quantum asteroid field, where the asteroids quantum tunnel around and flicker in and out of existence as if they randomly teleported, making it very dangerous to fly through the area.

Star-Lord and Rocket barely manage to maneuver through the field while most of the Omnicrafts were destroyed, except for one piloted by Zylak. Due to an argument, the Milano was struck by several asteroids and shots fired from the drone, preventing the spaceship to retaliate as the weapons systems had been damaged.

Drax then put on a spacesuit, grabbed a gun, and tethering himself to the ship, flied out into space and successfully shot down the last drone. However, as the Milano flied out of the asteroid field, they were attacked by even more Sovereign drones that went around the field, and the ship was even more heavily damaged. Suddenly, the drones ware all destroyed in a single strike by a mysterious figure on another spacecraft.[2]

Aftermath

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The Guardians of the Galaxy meet Ego

"After all these years I found you."
"And who the hell are you?"
"I figured my rugged good looks would make that obvious. My name is Ego, and I'm your dad, Peter."
Ego and Peter Quill[src]

After the confrontation, the Guardians' ship crashed on a the nearby planet Berhert due to the damage sustained. On that very planet, the Guardians met the mysterious figure that had destroyed the Sovereign fleet which was revealed to be Ego, a Celestial who turned out to be Peter Quill's father.[2]

Trivia

  • The battle with the Omnicrafts's fleet is heavily inspired by the gameplay of the classic arcade videogame Galaga.

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