In this section of our Colossus Movie Guide for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we answer questions you have about the movie. If you’re curious about plot explanations, meanings, themes, lessons, motifs, symbols, or just confused by something, ask and we’ll do our best to answer.
- Peter Quill (Star-Lord) – Chris Pratt
- Gamora – Zoe Saldana
- Rocket – Bradley Cooper
- Nebula – Karen Gillan
- Drax – Dave Bautista
- Mantis – Pom Klementieff
- Groot – Vin Diesel
- Adam Warlock – Will Poulter
- Kraglin – Sean Gunn
- High Evolutionary – Chukwudi Iwuji
- Lylla – Linda Cardllin
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 | Questions and Answers
Why doesn’t Gamora remember Peter?
The Gamora from the previous two movies didn’t survive Infinity War. Thanos sacrificed her in order to claim the Soul Stone. The Gamora in Vol. 3 is a byproduct of the time travel in Endgame. When the heroes go back to 2014 as part of the plan to prevent The Snap, they recruit that version of Gamora and end up bringing her into the present. The 2014 Gamora predates the events of the original Guardians. Meaning she has no memory of Peter or the rest of the team. Same person + different experiences = different person. Over the course of Vol. 3, Gamora goes on a similar arc as she did in the original film, slowly won over by the group, slowly falling for Peter. But the magic isn’t so simple to recreate and she feels more attachment to the Ravagers so returns to them. It’s bittersweet that we know, in another life, she made a different decision.
Why does Adam Warlock turn good? Why was he even bad in the first place?
The writing for Adam Warlock is weird. At the end of Vol. 2, we see a cocoon that has Adam Warlock incubating within. In Vol. 3, Warlock’s mother, Ayesha, gives a brief bit of exposition saying that High Evolutionary demanded Warlock leave the cocoon prematurely before fully developing. The implication is that this was done to send Warlock after Rocket. Meaning that Warlock is essentially a newborn who is still developing much of his mental, emotional, and intellectual capabilities.
So when we first see him, he’s crude, careless, and cruel. A being of immense power with little morality. As he hurts others, he comes to realize it’s not something he enjoys. And as others help him, save him, are kind to him, he comes to appreciate those behaviors. Ultimately, it’s Groot taking the time to save Warlock when Warlock felt he didn’t deserve it that tips the scales. Returning the favor, testing out the role of hero rather than horror, Warlock saves Peter from freezing to death in space.
His whole character arc plays into the film’s main concept of imperfection being okay and the power of growth and redemption.
Why was High Evolutionary so obsessed with Rocket Raccoon?
High Evolutionary thought of himself as more than the smartest person in the room. He thought of himself as a god. Except when it came to creating intelligent life, the experiments kept failing. Something in the transformation process kept causing uncontrollable rage in the subjects. It’s a problem that plagued Evolutionary and his team for a while. Yet after explaining this to Rocket, Rocket knew the solution. It was an issue with the parts used in the machine. One in particular was directly responsible for the complication. He made the fix and, sure enough, the transformation worked perfectly.
Instead of taking pride in the fact he had a part in Rocket’s extreme intelligence, High Evolutionary was angry. That’s because Evolutionary didn’t view Rocket as an equal but as an animal, a sub-par lifeform. That’s almost unbearable to an egomaniac like High Evolutionary. Ostensibly, he wants to dissect Rocket to understand how Rocket became so much smarter than some of the other experimented-on animals. But, really, it’s a fragile ego needing to destroy someone else it views as a threat. It’s the thing most tyrants and villains throughout history share: an inability to not feel threatened by the differences in others.
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