When Star-Lord fails to save Iron Man in Infinity War, it isn’t out of spite – rather, Peter Quill just has no idea how tough humans should be.
Towards the end of Avengers: Infinity War, after Iron Man receives a huge beating from Thanos, Star-Lord shows up just in time not to save the day, or his old ally. Considering Iron Man has just been punched, bombed and impaled, the concern expressed by Peter Quill – “Did we just lose?” – seems a little cold, as Iron Man is bleeding profusely, slumped in front of him. While it’s true that there has been a brief antagonism between the characters, it’s worth noting that nearly every regular Star Lord teammate has fought with him in the past, without a lasting grudge. So why does Star-Lord seem so indifferent?
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The answer may lie in the friends and allies that Star-Lord typically spends time with. A variety of exceptionally tough members of some of the toughest alien species in the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ravagers of Yondu can be beaten and remain reasonably active afterwards. Quill himself is half-celestial, fathered by Ego, the living planet, and has survived exposure to the harsh void, the hard life of being a scavenger and a pirate, and direct contact with the Power Stone, an infinity stone that unleashed almost uncontrollable force, tearing apart many who had attempted to handle it unprotected.
In the first part of the fight with Thanos, Star-Lord may have seen Iron Man take a few hits and continue without too many noticeable injuries. Using the Mark L armor which was made up of nanomachines, Stark first damaged the ablative armor which physically protected him and kept him in combat. Built with the help of Wakanda and Black Panther, the nanotechnology armor was a huge leap forward that might well have made Star-Lord feel like Iron Man was, if not winning, at least holding on. his. Considering that Star-Lord would have had no exposure to Earth humans in a combat situation before meeting Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man, his impression could easily have been skewed.
In guardians of the galaxy, Star-Lord survives direct contact with the Power Stone, which was used to defeat Iron Man. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Star-Lord is actively energized by Ego, and in both cases, he is able to pull away from it, albeit with some difficulty. Although Peter Quill knows he is not entirely human, a lifetime of perceiving himself to be of human stock could lead him to believe his resilience is typical. Combine that with Star-Lord who just made a decisive mistake early in the battle due to extreme emotional distress, and it becomes easier to see why he’s not as situational aware as he might be. to be otherwise.
That Star-Lord didn’t perceive the amount of raw damage Iron Man had taken, or if he had the mistaken impression that Iron Man might just be able to shake off the wounds, it seems much more likely that he did. ‘it was wrong that callosum. . Although somewhat egocentric, Star-Lord is generally not characterized as cruel or cold – when combined with the recent discovery of Gamora’s death, it seems almost certain that his distraught comments at the end of Avengers: Infinity War were in error rather than malicious.
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