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"Sorry, boy. But a captain's gotta teach his men what happens to those what cross him."
"Captain's gotta teach stuff!"
Yondu Udonta and Kraglin Obfonteri[src]

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. However when Udonta continued to protect Star-Lord, Obfonteri inadvertently started a mutiny led by Taserface. Regretting his actions and how his friends had been killed, Obfonteri helped both Udonta and Rocket Raccoon escape before assisting in the battle against Ego and helping out the Guardians of the Galaxy in the wake of Udonta's death during the battle.

Biography

Ravager Life

Loyal to Yondu

Kraglin was born on the planet Xandar. He joined the Ravagers, and become the first mate of Yondu Ravager Clan, remaining 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.[2]

Quest for the Orb

The Hunt for Peter Quill

"Welcome home Peter."
―Kraglin Obfonteri to Peter Quill[src]
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Kraglin and Yondu Udonta question Broker.

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.

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Kraglin welcomes back Peter Quill.

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 Kraglin 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.[2]

Battle of Xandar

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Kraglin piloting an M-ship.

"Won't there be hundreds of Sakaaran soldiers inside?"
"I think of Sakaaran as paper people."
―Kraglin Obfonteri and Drax the Destroyer[src]

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 Udonta 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.

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Kraglin celebrates their victory

After Ronan was defeated and killed, Kraglin rejoined Udonta and took possession of the Orb. As they left Xandar, Kraglin and Udonta discussed whether or not they should have delivered Quill to his father like they were hired to do. As they traveled 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.[2]

Planning a Mutiny

Frustration with Yondu

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Kraglin and the other Ravagers plan a mutiny.

A few months after the Battle of Xandar, the Ravagers went to the Iron Lotus to relax. There, Kraglin along with his other Ravager members partied with a bunch of women outside. As Yondu Udonta talked to Stakar Ogord, Taserface shared his thoughts on Udonta going soft and his suggestion that he be their new captain. Kraglin, though agreeing with Taserface as he believed that Udonta didn't care about the Ravagers anymore, questioned why Taserface was whispering out of Udonta's earshot. Moments later, Ayesha of the Sovereign approached the Ravagers and hired them to track down the Guardians of the Galaxy who had stolen from them.[3]

Siding with Taserface

"That ain't right. I just gotta say this one time Captain: no matter how many times Quill betrays you, you protect him like that none of the rest of us matter."
―Kraglin Obfonteri to Yondu Udonta[src]
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Kraglin and the Ravagers turn against Yondu Udonta.

The Ravagers tracked the Guardians on Berhert, where a few of the Ravagers fell victim to Rocket Raccoon's traps. The Ravagers eventually stopped Rocket, but when Udonta announced that they were not going to turn over the Guardians and instead sell the Anulax Batteries for a smaller profit, Taserface and some of the Ravagers turned on him. Kraglin spoke up, saying that Udonta had always had a soft spot for Quill and acted as though the rest of the Ravagers didn't matter. After a tense standoff, Udonta was knocked out by Nebula, and the Ravagers returned to the Eclector.

Because he spoke out against Udonta, Kraglin was assumed to be on Taserface's side, and he was forced to watch as the Ravagers who had sided with Udonta were cast out in to space. Taserface then announced himself as Captain, and they locked Udonta up, along with Rocket and Groot. Kraglin escorted Nebula to an M-ship after giving her a new robotic arm, and asked what she was going to do with her cut from Rocket and Udonta's bounties. After Nebula informed Kraglin of her plan to kill Gamora and Thanos due to the traumatic past she suffered due to them, the unnerved Kraglin bade her an awkward farewell.[3]

Escape from the Eclector

"I didn't mean to do a mutiny. They killed all my friends."
―Kraglin Obfonteri[src]

When Groot attempted to free Udonta and Rocket by retrieving Udonta's fin but failed, Kraglin caught him, but instead took Groot and the fin to Udonta and Rocket's cell. Giving Udonta the fin, Kraglin apologized for his role in the mutiny, and, forgiven by Udonta, Kraglin was ordered to get the Quadrant ready for departure. Kraglin, at Rocket's request, played some of Peter Quill's music to draw the Ravagers into a trap by Udonta and Rocket.

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Kraglin being temporarily disfigured doing seven hundred jumps

As Udonta, Rocket and Groot killed the entire clan of Ravagers, Kraglin waited for them in the front of the Eclector. When he was joined by the three, Kraglin disconnected the Quadrant from the rest of the ship and they escaped while the rest of the Eclector blew up, including Taserface who had informed the Sovereign of their location. Rocket then set course for Ego's Planet which caused their bodies to disfigure temporarily due to the amount of jumping the ship did between planets.[3]

Helping the Guardians of the Galaxy

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Kraglin inside the Quadrant.

When they arrived at Ego's Planet, Kraglin stayed in the Eclector while the rest went to rescue the Guardians. While Kraglin was eating some soup and listening to Quill's music, a fleet of Sovereign Golden Drones approached the planet. Kraglin informed the Guardians that the Sovereign were coming and then flew down to the planet to retrieve the Guardians. As he went to open the door for Drax who was carrying an unconscious Mantis, Ego attacked the ship causing it to tip over and nearly crush Drax and Mantis.

Kraglin managed to turn on the ships thrusters and stabilized the ship so the two could get on the ship. As the planet was about to explode, Gamora and Nebula joined Kraglin on the ship followed by Rocket and Groot. Not being able to stay near the planet, Kraglin flew the ship away while Quill and Udonta were still on the surface.[3]

Yondu's Death

"Rocket grabbed the pieces and reassembled it. I think Yondu would want you to have it."
"Thanks Captain."
Star-Lord and Kraglin[src]

After they retrieved Udonta's body from space, Kraglin and the Guardians held a funeral for him. After the funeral, Kraglin gave Quill a Zune, which Udonta found, telling him that it had over three hundred songs on it. Quill then gave Kraglin Udonta's Yaka Arrow as he believed Udonta would want him to have it, to which Kraglin thanked and acknowledged Peter as his captain. Suddenly, all the other Ravager factions appeared to give Udonta a Ravagers farewell. Later Kraglin practiced using the Yaka Arrow along with Udonta's fin but ended up stabbing Drax in the chest causing him to wisely retreat.[3]

Personality

Kraglin is a devoutly loyal Ravager, placing great faith in his captain Yondu Udonta. Being his first mate, he followed ever order given to him, although he felt jealous at the treatment Peter Quill received. When he received Yondu's Yaka Arrow, he took it with pride, crying that Quill thought Yondu felt so highly of him.

Abilities

  • Expert Pilot: During the Battle of Xandar, Obfonteri easily piloted an M-ship and shot a hole in the side of the Dark Aster. He was also able to pilot the Eclector during the Battle on Ego's Planet.
  • Thief: Kraglin is a member of the Ravagers, so he is supposedly a highly skilled thief.

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Trivia

  • In the comics, Kraglin is a member of a purple furred race called the A-Chiltarians, who attempted to conquer Earth once.

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