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"You're gonna listen to what I gotta say!"
"I don't gotta listen to nothing. You betrayed the code. Ravagers don't deal in kids!"
"I told you before, I didn't know what was going on..."
"You didn't know 'cause you didn't wanna know, 'cause that made you rich."
"I demand a seat on the table. I wear these flames, same as you!"
"You may dress like us, but you'll never hear the horns of freedom when you die Yondu, and the colors of Ogord will never flash over your grave."
Yondu Udonta and Stakar Ogord[src]

The Ravagers are an interstellar crime syndicate comprising of thieves, smugglers, criminals, bandits, mercenaries, bounty-hunters and pirates. There are nearly one hundred factions of Ravagers around the Galaxy. Each faction of the Ravagers has a captain of its own, leading their operations.

History

Early History

Freeing Yondu

Stakar Ogord and his clan freed Yondu Udonta from a life of slavery in the Kree Empire and welcomed him to the Ravagers, eventually giving him his own clan.[1]

Child Trafficking

Yondu and his clan started working for Ego delivering his offspring to him. In 1988, they abducted Peter Quill to return him to Ego, but Yondu neglected to do so when he saw Ego was killing every child he delivered.[1]

Exiling Yondu

"If you think I take pleasure in exiling you, you're wrong. You broke all our hearts."
Stakar Ogord to Yondu Udonta[src]

Upon knowing his protegee was trafficking children, Stakar Ogord unwillingly exiled Yondu and all his clan for breaking the Ravagers code.[1]

Quest for the Orb

To be added.

Meeting in Contraxia

To be added.

Mutiny

To be added.

Yondu's Funeral

To be added.

Culture

The Ravager community was divided into numerous clans, each headed by the captain of the clan's mothership. Although the clans largely operated independently of one another, they still shared a common sense of identity; a business serving an exiled clan could expect to lose the patronage of all others.

Despite their shady line of work, Ravagers follow a strict code of honor. Those adopted into the clans had to swear to obey the Ravager Code. The details of this code are not well-elaborated; Peter Quill claims it amounts to stealing from everyone (though as he was raised in the exiled Yondu Clan, his understanding of mainstream Ravager culture may be faulty).  There are, however, crimes which Ravagers are forbidden to commit, such as kidnapping and/or trafficking children.  A clan which broke the code would be exiled, no matter how popular or well-loved its members. However, the exiled could be accepted back into the community in recognition of heroic actions. Yondu, for example, was posthumously re-adopted by the Ravagers either because of his assisting the Guardians in their battle against Ego or for sacrificing himself for his adopted son, Peter (or both).

The Ravagers seem to have their own religion with their own afterlife. Upon death, Ravagers would be disintegrated and their remains released into space while the ships of other clans released firework-like projections called Colors. Ravagers expect to see their loved ones again "among the stars," and to hear "the Horns of Freedom" upon death. Exile from the Ravager community apparently included exclusion from the Ravager afterlife as well, unless redemption was achieved.

Members

Yondu Ravager Clan

Name Position Status
Yondu Udonta Former Captain Deceased
Taserface Captain Deceased
Kraglin Obfonteri Former First Mate Alive
Peter Quill Former Member Alive
Horuz Member Deceased
Gef Member Deceased
Wretch Member Deceased
Halfnut Member Deceased
Brahl Member Deceased
Oblo Member Deceased
Scrote Member Deceased
Narblik Member Deceased
Tullk Member Deceased

Stakar Ravager Clan

Name Position Status
Stakar Ogord Captain Alive
Martinex First Mate Alive

Charlie-27 Ravager Clan

Name Position Status
Charlie-27 Captain Alive

Aleta Ravager Clan

Name Position Status
Aleta Ogord Captain Alive

Mainframe Ravager Clan

Name Position Status
Mainframe Captain Alive

Krugarr Ravager Clan

Name Position Status
Krugarr Captain Alive

Symbols

Trivia

  • The Ravagers of the comics are simply a band of space-pirates led by Yondu, with no mention of any larger culture existing, similar to their depiction in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film.
  • The Ravagers bear a striking similarity to the Mandalorians of the "Legends" timeline of the Star Wars franchise. Both are clan-focused, space-faring warriors composed of representatives of multiple races. Both also have a central code (the Ravager Code and the Resol'nare), a nomadic background, and the belief in a united afterlife for those who follow the mores of the culture.

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