Top Ten Best Guardians of the Galaxy Characters

This acts as both a list for the best characters in the 2014 film (and any future installments) as well as characters from the comics or any other media form.
The Top Ten
1 Rocket Raccoon Rocket Raccoon is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Keith Giffen, the character first appeared in Marvel Preview #7. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Bradley Cooper.

This is the obvious choice out of all the characters in this movie. Not only is he funny and adorable, but he's also very cool, skilled in technology and fighting, and has so much potential for character development! When he talked about being taken apart and put together again while drunk and attacking Gamora, I knew he had a traumatizing past. This opened up an opportunity for great character development. Good job, Rocket!

I just love his character design in every way. Physically and personality-wise, he's really interesting and relatable. He is undeniably a brilliant character altogether. He is arguably more individual than most human characters in today's media, but he also provides plenty of comedy through his lines and delivery. Not to mention he's a total badass. Rocket is awesome.

2 Groot Groot is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber and Dick Ayers, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #13. An extraterrestrial, sentient tree-like creature, the original Groot first appeared as an... read more

He only says one or two words, but actions speak louder. A wonderful character.

I love Groot. He is awesome, and he should be first.

It really says a lot about a character when they only say five words and still become a fan favorite.

3 Peter Quill / Star-Lord Star-Lord is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, created by Steve Englehart and Steve Gan, first appeared in Marvel Preview #4... read more

Hey, everyone, I am Star-Lord. I am not going to fight you, but I will dance-fight you!

Gamora, will you marry me? I think you're cute and sexy.

Team, I am totally not trying to kiss Gamora, and she's not letting me do it.

Now, let's have a lot of fun and listen to some really cool 1980s music. Bye, family!

P.S.: Do you think Thor is lying about being good?

If he didn't dance, there wouldn't be any planets left in the universe by now.

4 Drax the Destroyer Drax the Destroyer is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Dave Bautista.
5 Gamora Gamora is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #180. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she is portrayed by Zoe Saldana.

How is Gamora in 5th place? She is obviously the best Guardian of the Galaxy because she's so cool, original, and interesting. How is Rocket Raccoon first? He's the weakest Guardian, to be honest. Nebula beat him in Vol. 2, and Gamora beat Nebula, so she's more powerful. Gamora forever.

Why is she so low, though? The only female who's a Guardian, and she's so cool. This list confuses me. Why is Rocket Raccoon so high? This is my top 5:

5. Star-Lord
4. Nebula
3. Drax
2. Groot
1. Gamora

Um, no. Gamora should be #1. How could Rocket Raccoon beat her? She can beat anyone in a fight, and she's very powerful.

6 Nebula Nebula is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she is portrayed by Karen Gillan.
7 Thanos Thanos is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Jim Starlin and Mike Friedrich. The character first appeared in Iron Man #55 and has been portrayed by actors Damion Poitier and Josh Brolin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A dude who sits on his butt all day, but is still feared like the fires of hell.

He's the strongest of all! He can single-handedly battle the whole Marvel universe. He has the Infinity Gauntlet with the stones, so powerful!

8 Yondu Yondu Udonta, or simply Yondu, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Michael Rooker.

While there were hardly any boring characters in GOTG 1 and 2, Yondu was, without a doubt, the funniest and most charismatic individual. He would crack me up or pull emotions out of me at the most unexpected moments.

Yondu Udonta:
"He may have been your father, boy, but he wasn't your daddy."

In the second movie, he is so sweet with the others, and he died to save Peter.

Ha! They put Merle from The Walking Dead in there! He was amazing!

9 Mantis
10 Ronan Ronan the Accuser is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Lee Pace.

I place all of Thanos' crew above the heroes personally, and Ronan is no exception. I also favored Proxima Midnight, Cull Obsidian, Corvus Glaive, and Ebony Maw in Avengers 3. They are all the types of characters I love most, appearing onscreen only when necessary without eating up airtime or needing development. Instead, they kick major tail and get beaten beautifully and climactically, making me love them even more. All of Thanos' crew for the win.

The Contenders
11 Baby Groot
12 Taneleer Tivan / The Collector
13 Taserface
14 Rhomann Dey
15 Kraglin
16 Korath
17 Star-Lord Star-Lord is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, created by Steve Englehart and Steve Gan, first appeared in Marvel Preview #4... read more
18 Laika
19 Cosmo the Spacedog
20 Adam Warlock Adam Warlock, originally known as Him or Adam, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character's earliest appearances were in Fantastic Four #66–67 and Thor #165–166.
21 Howard the Duck Howard the Duck is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

I gotta admit, this makes me chuckle.

22 Ego the Living Planet Ego the Living Planet is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Kurt Russell.
23 Ayesha
24 Lylla
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