Kraglin Obfonteri is Yondu Udonta's First Mate in the Ravagers. He remained loyal to his Captain during the Hunt for Star-Lord and joined Udonta and the Guardians of the Galaxy fighting Ronan the Accuser in the Battle of Xandar.
Kraglin joined the Ravagers, and become the first mate. He remains strongly loyal to Yondu Udonta, the leader of the Ravagers. Over the years he developed a rivalry between himself and Yondu's protege Peter Quill.
The Hunt for Peter Quill
- "Welcome home Peter."
- ―Kraglin Obfonteri to Peter Quill
When Peter Quill betrayed the Ravagers and stole the Orb, Kraglin assisted Yondu Udonta in finding him. Together they travelled to Xandar to confront Broker, the man to whom Quill had originally planned to sell the Orb. Udonta mocked and threatened the terrifyed Broker, causing Obfonteri to laugh at his misfortune until Broker finally gave them the name and location of the person to whom Broker planned to sell the Orb, The Collector who had a museum on Knowhere.
When the Ravagers arrived at Knowhere, they found Quill who attempted to escape. They later captured Quill and his ally Gamora when Quill surrendered to save their lives. Obfonteri was first on the scene to welcome Quill back to the Ravagers at gunpoint. Quill was interrogated by Yondu Udonta, who threatened to execute Quill for his betrayal of their team, which Obfonteri supported. During the interrogation however, a deal was made so that the Ravagers would assist Quill in attacking Ronan the Accuser, who had stolen the Orb and planned to destroy Xandar; in exchange, the Ravagers would be allowed to keep the Orb after the battle.
- "Won't there be hundreds of Sakaaran soldiers inside?"
"I think of Sakaaran as paper people."
- ―Kraglin Obfonteri and Drax the Destroyer
Kraglin joined Quill, Gamora and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the battle against Ronan and his soldiers. Kraglin piloted his M-ship and helped shoot a hole in the side of Ronan's ship the Dark Aster, allowing Quill and Yondu to enter the ship and fight Ronan's soldiers. As the battle raged on Ronan ordered his ships to dive bomb the city, Kraglin joined Rocket Raccoon and the other Ravagers to shoot down the ships before they hit the ground.
After Ronan was defeated and killed, Kraglin rejoined Yondu and took possession of the Orb. As they left Xandar, Kraglin and Yondu discussed whether or not they should have delivered Quill to his father like they were hired to do. As they travelled through space Kraglin joined the other Ravagers in the celebration of their victory by dancing and drinking. However while Obfonteri celebrated, Yondu discovered that Peter Quill had given them a fake Orb and given the real one to the Nova Corps.
- Expert Pilot: During the Battle of Xandar, Obfonteri easily piloted a M-ship and shot a hole in the side of the Dark Aster.
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- In the comics, Kraglin is a member of a purple furred race called the A-Chiltarians, who attempted to conquer Earth once.