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I may be as pretty as an angel, but I sure as hell ain't one. Hand it over, son.
―Yondu to Star-Lord[src]
"I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!"
―Yondu


Yondu Udonta is a Marvel Comics character who appears in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel.

Yondu is an interstellar bandit and a leader within the Ravagers. He becomes Peter Quill's guardian after abducting him from Earth.

Yondu was created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan and is played by Michael Rooker.

Background

When Yondu was young, his own parents sold him into slavery.

Personality

As the leader of the outlaws known as Ravagers, Yondu and his cohorts pillage their way through the galaxy, taking whatever they want solely for their own benefit.

Yondu abducted Peter Quill when Peter was a child. Although Yondu raised Peter as a human son, he has a less-than-perfect paternal relationship with him. Yondu also is completely satisfied with his argument against Quill wanting to break free of his leadership (his argument is he stopped Quill from getting eaten), repeating it hundreds of times to Peter for 20 years. Nevertheless, Yondu does genuinely love and care about Peter, even sacrificing his life so Quill could live.

Appearances

Guardians of the Galaxy

In 1988, Yondu was sent to Earth with a mission to take Peter Quill to his father, but instead decided to keep and raise as a Ravager.

Being in Morag, Yondu discovers Quill decided to keep the Orb and sell it on his own, directly defying his adopted father's orders. Later, Quill gives his whereabouts to save Gamora of imminent death. Being on the Yondu's ship, decide to work together, on the condition that Yondu would get the Orb once they had succeeded.

During the Battle of Xandar, Yondu kills many Sakaarans with his Yaka Arrow after his fighter is shot out of the sky. Finished with the battle, Peter gives him a false Orb. Later he discovers that inside the Orb is a troll doll but he simply smiles, being thrilled since he collects them.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Two months later, he while relaxing on the planet Contraxia with his Ravager Clan, his crewmember Taserface and one of the other members hatch a plan to kick Yondu out. While there, he encounters Stakar Ogord, who is disgusted to see Yondu again, and an argument ensues, in which Stakar tells Yondu why he was exiled for trafficking in kids. Later, Ayesha arrives on Contraxia to offer Yondu a mission to capture the Guardians of the Galaxy on Berhert.

Yondu and the Ravagers arrive on Berhert, and capture Rocket Raccoon who is staying with the Milano which had crashed after a battle with a fleet of Sovereign Drones. While capturing Rocket, an argument breaks out between Yondu and Taserface over Yondu's unwillingness to hand the Guardians over to the Sovereign, until Nebula shoots off Yondu's fin.

Later on the Eclector, Yondu and Rocket are imprisoned while the rest of the Ravagers dress up Groot and tease him, treating him as their mascot. Taserface gains control of the ship, and kills all crewmembers loyal to Yondu. Later, the rest of Taserface's members are taking a rest while Rocket and Yondu plan to escape the Eclector. With the help of Groot and Kraglin, Yondu gets a new fin (which was hidden in his room) and uses his arrow to kill Taserface and the rest of his members. Kraglin pilots the Quadrant while the Eclector blows up.

Yondu, Rocket, Groot, and Kraglin were on the way to Ego's Planet to rescue Peter Quill and his team against Ego's plan to rule the universe. After the battle, Udonta was welcomed by Rocket and Groot and joined the Guardians of the Galaxy. They later escaped with Quill as the Ego's Planet was destroyed and Ego was killed. Yondu apologizes to Quill for not being a better parent to him, but is lucky that he's his boy and sacrificed himself to save Quill.

During Yondu's Funeral, all Ravager Clans joined forces as Yondu was brought into space. After the Funeral, Quill gave Yondu's Arrow and Fin to Kraglin and began to practice using the weapon, only to end up stabbing Drax in the chest. Udonta's actions inspire Stakar Ogord to assemble his previous team, including Aleta Ogord, Charlie-27, Mainframe, Krugarr, and Martinex T'Naga. The team has become the chief Ravagers.

What If...?

Yondu appears in the episode "What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord?", set in an alternate timeline where instead of abducting Peter Quill he abducts T'Challa and trains him to be a Ravenger.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Yondu appears in this special in form of animation during Peter Quill's childhood at Christmastime, voiced by Michael Rooker. Kraglin is telling the Guardians of how Peter used to celebrate Christmas with Yondu and the Ravengers. Yondu is shown to be caring towards a young Peter and understood the child's desire to celebrate a special human holiday. Yondu receives a gift from Quill, which he names a napsack. Amused, Yondu gifts Peter his very first pair of Quad Plasters, which Quill would continue to use throughout his life. Realising how much Christmas meant to Quill as a child, with Yondu, Mantis decides to decorate Knowhere for Christmas so Quill can have a family celebration.

Powers

  • Superhuman Durability: Yondu is very durable, he survived an explosion with no injuries.
  • Enhanced Vision: Yondu has a superior vision than that of humans.

Trivia

  • In the comics, Yondu was the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • The prototype fin Yondu keeps is based on his fin from the original comics.

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