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Real Name Peter Jason Quill
Alias(es) Peter Quill
The Legendary Outlaw
Species Half Human
Citizenship American
Gender Male
Age 34
Date of Birth 1980
Affiliation Ravagers (formerly)
Guardians of the Galaxy
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (unreleased)
Game Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon
Comic Guardians of the Galaxy Prequel Infinite Comic
Portrayed by Chris Pratt
Wyatt Oleff (young)
Status Alive
"Fool! Should have learned!"
"I don't learn. One of my issues.
Gamora and Star-Lord[src]

Peter Jason Quill, also known as Star-Lord, is a half-human who was abducted by the Ravagers and eventually became the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. After his abduction, he was adopted by the Ravagers, building a name for himself as a legendary outlaw.

Deciding to leave the Ravagers, he stole the Orb, unintentionally becoming a part of the Quest for the Orb. During the Quest, he formed an uneasy alliance with Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot, and helped stop Ronan the Accuser from destroying Xandar.

After the battle he left with the other Guardians of the Galaxy to do "a little bit of bad and a little bit of good".


Early LifeEdit

"I come from Earth, a planet of outlaws. Billy the Kid. Bonnie and Clyde. John Stamos."
"Sounds like a place I would like to visit.
―Star-Lord and Drax[src]

Peter Quill was born in 1980 to Meredith Quill and an unnamed Father. When Peter was young his mother brought together some of her favorite songs from her childhood into a mix tape she titled "Awesome Mix Vol. 1".


Peter Quill listening to his Walkman

Quill grew up and lived in Missouri. Peter got into fights a lot as a kid. His mother had gotten terminal cancer. When Peter was at the age of eight, his mother's illness had gotten worse. Shortly before she died, she gave Peter a present and a note attached to it. In her final moments she begged Peter to hold her hand, but he could not bare to look at her. He regretted it and cried for his mother but was pulled out of the room by his grandfather.

Young Peter Quill

Abducted by Yondu

Directly after her death, Peter ran out of the hospital crying. He was suddenly abducted from Earth by the Ravagers. Their mission was to take him to his father in deep space but their leader, Yondu Udonta, instead decided that they would keep him as their own and chose never to tell him about his father. The Ravagers taught Peter how to be the perfect thief. As he grew older, Peter started going by the name Star-Lord, which was a nickname given to him by his mother. Yondu gave Peter an M-ship that he named the Milano, after his childhood crush, Alyssa Milano.

Quill's extensive Nova Corps criminal record includes 1 count of fraud, 2 counts of public intoxication, 1 count of assault and 1 count of illegal manipulation of Garmosian Duchess.[1]

Guardians of the GalaxyEdit


Quill discovers the Orb

Discovering The OrbEdit

After living in space for 26 years, Quill built up a reputation as the self-proclaimed legendary outlaw "Star-Lord" and worked for the pirate Yondu Udonta, the leader of the Ravagers. During his time with them, he became disloyal to them, eventually planning to leave them. Quill visited Morag, where the Ravagers' next target, the Orb, was located. He was attacked by Korath the Pursuer but managed to escape. After escaping, Star-Lord went to Xandar in order to sell it. He brought it to the buyer who had made the deal with Yondu in hopes of selling it. The merchant refused to take the Orb after Quill told him that Korath had been working for Ronan the Accuser.

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Quill meets Gamora

As he was leaving the shop, Quill encountered Gamora, an assassin, who, after he attempted to flirt with her, attacked and stole the Orb. Quill was also attacked by the outlaw duo of Rocket Raccoon and Groot, who both desired the bounty that had been placed on Quill's head by the Ravagers.

After a lengthy chase, all four were eventually apprehended by the Nova Corps and taken to the Kyln for incarceration.[1]

Prison BreakEdit


Peter Quill arrives in jail

After being processed, Quill almost found himself a target in the prison, only to be saved by Rocket and Groot who declared that Quill was their booty. That night,some prisoners, including Drax the Destroyer, came to kill Gamora. Quill managed to convince Drax that, since she had betrayed Ronan, he would most likely come for her allowing Drax to exact his revenge.

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Star-Lord flying to the other escaped prisoners

The next day, Rocket devised a plan to break out of the Kyln, which went awry when Groot completed the last step first. Nonetheless, the group managed to escape. On the Milano, Gamora explained to the group that the third party to whom she was planning to give the Orb was offering a large reward for it, and that if they helped her bring it to him, she would split the reward with them.[1]

Trouble On KnowhereEdit

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Quill and Gamora on Knowhere

Arriving on Knowhere, a remote criminal outpost in space built in the giant severed-head of a celestial, while the rest of the group meet Gamora's contact, Taneleer Tivan: The Collector. Drax, drunk and wanting revenge, summons Ronan. Tivan opens the orb, revealing an Infinity Stone, an item of immeasurable power that destroys all but the most powerful beings who wield it. Suddenly, Tivan's tormented assistant grabs the stone, triggering an explosion that engulfs his collection.

Ronan and Nebula arrive with an army of Sakaarans behind them. Gamora attempts to flee with Orb only to be pursued by Nebula who blast her ship and retrieves the Orb leaving her sister to die in space. Quill unwilling to watch Gamora die sends Yondu his coordinates and exits his pod giving Gamora his mask to help her survive. The pair is rescued by the Ravagers and Yondu who Quill manages to talk out of killing him by telling him he knows where there Orb is and that they can work together to retrieve it. Suddenly Rocket, Drax, and Groot threaten to attack the Eclector in an attempt to rescue them, luckily Quill manages to defuse the situation.[1]

Battle of XandarEdit


Star-Lord flies into battle

"You said it yourself, bitch. We're the Guardians of the Galaxy."
―Star-Lord to Ronan the Accuser[src]

On the ship Quill tells the group that he has a plan to stop Ronan and tells the others that even though it likely means certain death they cannot simply stand back as Ronan kills billions of innocent people. The entire group agrees and so Quill calls Rhomann Dey and tells them of his plan. Ronan arrives with the Dark Aster and thousands of Sakaaran soldiers. As the Nova Corps hold off the large ship by creating a forcefield, Quill, Gamora, Groot, and Drax fight their way to Ronan and blast him with the Hadron Enforcer; however, Ronan is unaffected by the attack and easily defeats the group.


Quill and Ronan reach for the Orb

Before he can kill them, Rocket comes crashing in with his own ship heavily damaging the ship and causing it to crash. The group is protected from serious injury by Groot who shields them seemingly at the cost of his life, making a dome around the team. As Ronan emerges from the ship unharmed, mocking the Guardians, Quill distracts Ronan by dancing to "O-o-h Child" by the Five Stairsteps, allowing Drax and Rocket to destroy his hammer and allowing Quill to grab the Orb, which almost kills him. Gamora, Rocket, and Drax come to his aid and the four use the Orb's power to blast Ronan, killing him.[1]

Something Good and BadEdit

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Quill about to leave Xandar with his team.

After the team destroyed Ronan, Yondu demanded that Quill hand over the Orb despite Quill telling him that it is only safe with the Nova Corps. Quill tricked Yondu into taking a container supposedly containing the stone but actually contained a Troll doll. As the Ravagers left Xandar, they remarked that it turned out well that they did not deliver Quill to his father as a child. After the Ravagers left, Quill gave the real stone to the Nova Corps. Quill's group, now known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, had their criminal records expunged by the Corps, and Quill learned that he is only half-human, his father being part of an ancient species. Quill finally opened the last present he received from his mother; a second cassette tape filled with her favorite songs. The Guardians left in the rebuilt Milano accompanied by a twig recovered from Groot, which was already regrowing.[1]

Character TraitsEdit

Peter Quill was abducted from Earth by the thieves and smugglers called the Ravagers. Their leader, Yondu raised Peter and showed him how to survive in deep space. Yondu also taught Quill how to be the perfect thief. Peter Quill is naturally upbeat and sarcastic; he looks on the bright side. It seems that his 80's pop culture-laden references his life on Earth. He is also very protective of his personal Sony Walkman. Quill has shown he can be heroic; he was unwilling to watch Gamora die in space, so he exited his pod giving Gamora his mask, saving her life. He brought the Guardians together to save Xandar. Quill can create inventive, and often extremely unorthodox, solutions to problems on the fly. His confrontation with Ronan the Accuser is an example of this, distracting him long enough for Rocket and Drax to put the Enforcer back together to destroy Ronan's hammer to break loose the stone.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Star-Lord's heritage is unknown, shadowed for most of his life (He could unlock more powers in the future). For now, he has demonstrated:

  • Enhanced Resilience: Due to his alien heritage, Quill is able to physically withstand great physical force, energy from an Infinity Stone and even in the vacuum of space without his helmet, though he could die eventually from it if exposed for more than a few minutes and if he were impacted with greater physical force than he can handle. He held the Power Stone and suffered the burden of it for minutes on end before he was close to death by being burned and corroded by the energy. He was healed seconds after from the damage when he was touched by the other Guardians who shared the burden and reformed the parts of the body and skin that was burned and corroded. He was beaten and tossed around by Korath, a mercenary with the strength to destroy stone by just striking it and push people through the air at bullet like speed. Despite the fact that a normal human would be instantly killed by kind of strength and force being slammed against hard objects as Quill was during his fight with Korath and his troops, Quill was not at all injured in any way and fought with great speed and skill, killing off many of Korath's men. His most interesting feat of survivability was how he was exposed the vacuum of space without his helmet and suffered none of the affects of it, minus the fact that he had no air to breathe and was gasping for breath upon being brought through the airlock of Yondu's ship when it closed. His body did not even freeze due to the lack of any heat in space, just like Gamora's did not. The only reason that Gamora could survive as long as she did was due to her life support systems included in her artificial enhancements, but Peter could survive without it as long as she could or possibly longer. The only other effect that space had on his body was that his body was seemingly experiencing some sort of pressure distortion, as was Gamora's. This might have been due to the fact that they were in some sort of nebula with an unknown consistency.


  • Peak Human Condition: He is able to endure a long period of time in battle without getting tired. He also has fought with peak human grace and has even caught a small lizard animal that jumped at him on the planet Morag when he was listening to his music and when it was inches away from his head and shoulders. This shows that he has great physical coordination and reflexes.
  • Expert Combatant: Quill is an expert in close quarter combat. He was able to hold his own against Gamora, an assassin trained by Thanos. He uses his two blasters as melee weapons to strike and knock his foes unconscious with a hard strike to the head. He was able to take down multiple Nova Corps and Kree Soldiers by striking them with the blasters.
  • Expert Thief: Raised by the Ravagers, Quill learned the art of thievery and evasion. Though Star-Lord had a criminal record, thievery was not one of the charges.
  • Expert Marksman: Quill is well-versed in the use of weapons, from all over the galaxy. He handled a Kyln Guards rifle, a weapon he was not believed to have even seen before, and easily shot and destroyed a drone with it.
  • Master Pilot: He is an accomplished starship pilot. He has used this skill to escape Korath and his men on Morag.
  • Expert Leadership: While originally preferring to work alone, Quill eventually was forced to lead both the Guardians and the Ravagers in a plan to save Xandar.



  • Hadron Enforcer: Made by Rocket, the Enforcer shoots a concentrated bolt of nuclear explosive force that only detonates on its target. The mass and size of the target determine how large the explosion will be. Rocket claimed it could destroy a moon. He briefly handled the weapon in the Guardians plan to kill Ronan, but has not held it since.
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  • Quad Blasters: Quill carries dual direct energy weapons in the form of handguns. The handguns shoot lightning and fiery bolts out of its bottom and top barrels respectively. While the fire-like blast on the top barrel is lethal, killing its live targets on impact and even sends the target flying backwards with great force, the bottom barrel produces direct streaks of electricity to electrocute its targets and incapacitate them. He has used his two blasters as melee weapons in the past to strike and knock his foes, specifically Kyln Guards, unconscious with one strike to the face. The design of the blasters are a reference to the latest version of his element gun, and the fact that he had to blasters in the movie is a reference to his Kree sub-machine guns from the comics, which he carried two of while he only had one element gun in the comics).


  • Helmet: Quill wears a helmet that shows threats on HUD and has internal comm systems. The helmet allows him to breathe in the vacuum of space.
  • Jet Boot Attachments: Quill has jets that he attaches and rotates onto his boots to make jet boots. The jets allow for an increase in forward movement and shoot him through the air. They can also be used in flying in deep space.
  • Translator Implant: Star-Lord has a translator implanted in his neck that helps him understand many of the languages of almost every known species in the universe.
  • Star-Lord Uniform - The uniform protects Quill from the effects of absolute zero temperature of deep space as well as its vacuum.
  • Plasma Sphere: One of Peter Quills gadgetry and weapons is a glass like ball that much like a glowstick, lit up when shook. It was dangerous when shattered, as it could ensnare and disintegrate living creatures in a cloud of its released plasma, though it quickly diminishes.
  • Holographic Scanner: Part of his arsenal and tools is a holographic device that scans an area almost the size of a foot ball field and projects what was there before, even people moving around. Quill scanned the ruined temple area of Morag and could identify the creatures and people living their before. It could also highlight a certain area red to show Star Lord where it detects a certain object. This is how Quill knew to go up the temple stairs to find the Orb.
  • Gravity Mine: A device that could exert greater amounts of the force of gravity on a designated object and gravitate it towards itself was in Quills possession. It can generate gravity as powerful as a planet and pull something to itself as if the object were in a planets orbit. If it is not programmed to pull a certain object while active, it will pull everything in a 1 foot radius towards itself at great speed. Quill used this to incapacitate Korath's troops before it was shot and destroyed.

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Peter Quill's Walkman




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