Morag is an oceanic planet located in the Andromeda Galaxy at the Eclipsing Binary Star M31V J00443799+4129236. Some inhabitants of this planet were the rodent-like Orloni and aquatic crocodile-like creatures.
Thousands of years ago, Morag was the home of an advanced and flourishing civilization, that was wiped out by a global warming catastrophe. Sometime prior their demise, the inhabitants of Morag built a temple to guard the Orb, an artifact that contained an Infinity Stone. Following the warming, Morag became entirely covered in oceans. However, every 300 years, the sea lowers and the Temple is made accessible.
When Star-Lord entered the Temple Vault, he obtained the Orb, but was immediately surrounded by Korath the Pursuer and two others. After identifying himself, Star-Lord ducked as Korath fired upon him, destroying a temple wall. Star-Lord activated his helmet and quickly exited the Temple Vault with Korath and his men in pursuit. Star-Lord raced to the Milano and took off. Korath and the Sakaarans fired on the Milano but Quill dodged the blast and left the planet. Shortly after Quill left, Yondu Udonta came for the Orb, only to find it and Quill gone.
- In the comics, Morag IV is a remote planet whose barren surface played host to a throw down between Quasar and Moondragon against the Super-Adaptoid and the Phalanx.
- In the abandoned ruins, Quill happens upon a skeleton of a humanoid with a horse skull, a subtle hint to either the Korbinites or the Kymellians from the Marvel Comics.
Behind the Scenes
- In the original short storyboard that James Gunn used to pitch himself as director for the movie, Morag was originally referred as Mazar.
- The Binary Star System where Morag is located really exists. It has been discovered in 2005, and it was used to calculate the distance of the Andromeda Galaxy from Earth.