Moving on to the next hundred, we've got a new J-Mart Favorite item for Aisle 2!Nova:
I remember you said to me once, you said...'if death ever comes your way and won't let you pass...make sure you scream right back in his face.'Star-Lord:
I said that?Nova:
You did.Star- Lord:
Rich, you really shouldn't trust anything I say. Most of the time, I just make stuff up.STAR-LORDPL:
10 (173 pts) - OPL:
10 ; DPL:
STRENGTH 3, STAMINA 4, AGILITY 5, DEXTERITY 5, FIGHTING 10, INTELLECT 3, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE 4 SKILLS:
Acrobatics 2 (+7), Athletics 4 (+7), Deception 8 (+12), Expertise [Cosmic Lore] 7 (+10), Expertise [Tactics] 9 (+12), Insight 7 (+11) [Assessment
], Intimidation 3 (+7), Investigation 4 (+7), Perception 8 (+12), Persuasion 4 (+8), Ranged Combat [Guns] 4 (+12), Sleight of Hand 3 (+8), Stealth 4 (+9), Technology 6 (+9), Vehicles 5 (+10) ADVANTAGES:
Assessment, Combat Leader*, Defensive Roll (1), Equipment (6), Improved Initiative (1), Leadership, Luck (Inspiration) (1), Power Attack, Ranged Attack (3), Quick Draw, Takedown (1), Teamwork POWERS:Star-Lord Suit:
22 pts, Removable (-4 pts); 18 ptsHelmet: Senses 4 (Normal Vision [Extended], Infravision, Darkvision), Comprehend 3 (Speak, Understand, Understood in all languages); 10 pts
Body Armor: Protection 3; 3 pts
Self Contained Environment: Immunity 7 (All Environmental Conditions, Disease, Suffocation), Movement 1 (Environmental Adaptation [Zero-G]); 9 pts EQUIPMENT:(25 pts)Twin Kree Machine Guns:
Ranged Multiattack Ballistic Damage 8, Split; 25 pts OFFENSE:
Close Attack +10 [Unarmed +3]
Ranged Attack +8
Guns +12 [Blasters +8, Multiattack
Dodge +12 [DC22] Parry +12 [DC22]
Toughness +8 (+7 without Defensive Roll), Fortitude +8, Will +12 COMPLICATIONS:Reputation:
It's been noted that he's racked up over 35,000 kills. That's not something people overlook…Responsibility:
To protect the universe.Secret:
He refuses to talk about his past with anyone, ergo, there's a thing or two he'd like to stay buried. Abilities 76 + Skills 38 (76 ranks) + Advantages 20 + Powers 18 + Defenses 21 = 173 / 173Build Comments:
After Jab’s epic cosmic Marvel run a little bit ago, I finally broke down and bought my FIRST digital comic, Annihilation, since I couldn’t find a hard copy anywhere for a reasonable price. Loved it. Haven’t gotten all the side books with more detail about Nova, the Surfer and others, but I will get to them. I liked it so much, I downloaded Annhiliation: Conquest for some more Cosmic Marvel fun and I liked it, too, just not as much as Annihilation. Probably because of the lack of Nova until the end.
But I did realize one thing. Star-Lord rocks the house. The whole universal house. They did a wonderful job of resurrecting his character and making him a player on the cosmic scene is a snarky, universe-weary right hand man of Nova in Annihilation and then the leader of the new Guardians of the Galaxy in the Conquest and in the series that came out of it. Which of course, I downloaded the first two issues of and it’s fun as well. I fought myself on Peter’s PL which I originally had at PL11 only on Dodge defense, but I took him back to PL10 since I had to think of things in a Thorpacoverse holistic view and I couldn’t see him being a higher PL than Nightwing, even though they roll in different circles.
I kinda hate to start dropping Cosmic Marvel builds so soon after Jab did them, but since I’m all hopped up on Cosmic Marvel juice right now, I figured I might as well hack on.Secret Origins:
Peter Quill, alias Star-Lord was born during an unusual astronomical phenomenon when many of the planets aligned. Seeing no resemblance, the man who believed he was Quill's father angrily accused his wife Meredith of infidelity and attempted to kill the infant, but died of a sudden heart attack. Quill was raised by his single mother, Meredith.
One day Peter returned home, bruised from trying to stop a bully. As he was washing up for dinner, his mother saw a bright light and two aliens emerged. Vowing to end the 'Spartoi bloodline', they killed Meredith. After Quill saw the aliens and his dead mother, he panicked and ran. As the aliens pursued, he grabbed a shotgun and managed to kill them with it. He then found a mysterious device in a closet. Seeing a bright light he flew the house, just before the alien ship destroyed it.
Quill was placed in an orphanage but escaped and eventually became a trainee NASA astronaut. An alien entity called the Master of the Sun eventually visited the space station that Quill and other astronauts were currently inhabiting, and offered the mantle of Star Lord (an interplanetary policeman) to a worthy candidate, Quill volunteered, but was rejected in favor of a colleague he once treated badly.The Story so Far:
Quill was outraged, and NASA ordered his return to Earth and discharge for his conduct. Peter, however, stole a scoutship, and on returning to the space station took his colleague's place. Quill was then chosen to become Star-Lord, with the Master of the Sun first creating an illusion in which he was able to find and kill the aliens that murdered his mother to free him of his past. Equipped with a sentient vessel called "Ship", Quill commenced his role as Star-Lord.
It was later revealed that Peter Quill's father is Jason of Spartax, the second son of the galactic Emperor who acted as Star-Lord before him.
Star-Lord encountered the former Herald of Galactus the Fallen One and was almost killed defeating the entity (Star-Lord's vessel "Ship" was destroyed in the conflict). The pair were subsequently imprisoned in the intergalactic prison the Kyln. Star-Lord was freed by the hero Nova during the Annihilation and aided in the war against villain Annihilus. He later acted as military adviser to the Kree general Ronan the Accuser against the invading alien race the Phalanx. When the Kree homeworld of Hala was conquered by the Phalanx, he led a band of rebels against the invaders until the war was over.
After Ultron and the Phalanx were defeated, Star-Lord formed the new Guardians of the Galaxy. The universe was in a very fragile state after the two Annihilation events and fissures in reality were beginning to form and spread. In order to prevent the collapse of the universe he had Mantis telepathically nudge Adam Warlock, Phyla-Vell, Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Gamora into joining his team. This motley crew set up base in the severed head of a Celestial called Knowhere. When Star-Lord's deception was found out everyone but Mantis quit the team in disgust and sat off on their own quests.
Star-Lord responded to a Kree summons and returned to the Kree homeworld to speak with Ronan. Upon arrival he is shocked to see that they are rebuilding the Phalanx Spire to protect Kree space, he argued with Ronan and then he was thrown into the Negative Zone. He was then forced into helping the newly appointed ruler of the Negative Zone, King Blastaar, into taking over the Super Prison 42 so he could gain access to their portal to earth.
Star-Lord was then sent into 42 to convince them to open the door and surrender. Once inside he spoke with the unofficial leaders of 42 and told them not to surrender but only Jack Flag agreed with him, they tried to stop them but the doors were opened and Blastaar's army was unleashed; after learning of his betrayal Blastaar sent his men to find and kill Starlord. Running for their lives Star-Lord and Jack Flag located a telepath in 42 to ask the Guardians for help and they were able to escape before being killed by Blastaar.
Once he returned to Knowhere, he found that Rocket had assembled a new team, consisting of Major Victory, Bug, Groot and Mantis. Eventually, the other members returned as well, Adam and Gamora returning in order to still help the universe, and Drax and Phyla returning with the newly resurrected Moondragon.
Their first order was to split up and attempt to end the War of Kings, which would cause irreparable damage to the fabric of the universe. Peter led his team to Hala to speak with the Inhumans. Even after telling them the dangers of their war, they refused. Phyla, who now called herself Martyr, had other ideas of negotiating and took Crystal hostage. Star-Lord could not get her to release her prisoner and they were teleported back to Knowhere.
Upon their return, they soon found themselves in the middle of a battle with the Inhumans and the Imperial Guard, who had followed the other team back. After rescuing Crystal, the Inhumans left and the Guardians were left to face the Imperial Guard, who wished to take over the station. In the process of the battle, Starhawk escaped her captivity and took Star-Lord, Mantis, Bug, Jack Flag and Cosmo to her future.
In Starhawk's bleak future, she was finally able to convince them what she had been saying all along was true. A massive fissure was consuming the universe, and it had to be stopped. The two Guardians teams worked together to try to send a message back through time to warn that the fissure, known as the Fault, was actually caused during the War of Kings by Black Bolt.
With their time machine broken, they formed a new plan. The Badoon, who now ruled what little was left of the universe, had enslaved the Celestials and created what was called the Celestial Engine, used to keep the fissure at bay. They send back their message and break the alignment of the Celestial Engine, causing the destruction of this future.
To Star-Lord's surprise, this did not kill them. They found themselves in a different time with a different set of Guardians. Another surprise: he was old enough to be his own grandfather. The Starhawk of this future received messages from his previous selves and learned the truth. The team was adrift in time, which was causing their changes as well. They formed a plan to find a time machine under Avengers Mansion, but once they got there they slipped through time once again. And again. And again. They finally arrived at an alternate future, one ruled by the Magus and the Universal Church of Truth. While battling the members of the Church, they had an unexpected guest: Kang the Conqueror. He returned them to their normal states and took them to his headquarters in limbo. He explained that all futures were becoming Magus futures and it was up to Star-Lord to stop this from happening.
Kang gave Peter a Cosmic Cube and told him that future must be saved at all costs. They were sent back to moments before Adam would turn into the Magus while repairing the Fault. Star-Lord tried to talk to Adam, but the damage had been done. He had overlapped the time lines and essentially he had been the Magus for months.
Adam transformed and began his battle with the Guardians, who were all reunited. After Magus killed Major Victory, Mantis, Cosmo, Gamora and Phyla, Star-Lord was finally able to grab the Cube and use it to revert the Magus back to Adam. Adam told him that he must finish him, and to his own regret, Star-Lord shot and killed his friend. The universe had been saved, but the price was very high.
Adam managed to avoid death however and Magus continued in his service to his Lord Mar-Vell, a Mar-Vell from a universe where death had lost and life had triumphed, resulting in a universe of immortal monsters. When the denizens of Lord Mar-Vels universe, the Cancerverse came out of the fault in order to consume the 5150 universe as well, Peter Quill, together with the rest of the Guardians, Nova and Thanos traveled into the Cancerverse in order to stop Mar-Vel and the Old Ones whom Mar-Vell served. Drax however was driven mad due to the fact that he was an avatar of life in a universe where life had triumphed, and tried to kill Thanos who in turn vaporized him. The Guardians and Thanos met up with the Machine Resistance, the unliving robotic denizens of the Cancerverse who had been immune to Mar-Vell’s conversion of his universe and had fought to stop him ever since. They informed Thanos and the Guardians that Mar-Vell was planning a Necropsy, in which he would kill the Avatar of Death (Thanos) thus killing Death itself. Thanos seemed to betray the Guardians when he submitted to Mar-Vell, but when Mar-Vell ran him through with a sword, Death appeared and due to being summoned by Thanos killed the entire Cancerverse and forced the Old Ones into a coma that would last a very long time. Death however refused to take Thanos with her and he flew into a rage, vowing to destroy the Universe. Peter and Nova however, volunteered to distract him, managing to keep him in the Cancerverse long enough for it to collapse and kill all three of them. The survivors hailed Peter and Nova as heroes and a statue was erected in their honor on Kree-Lar.
Through difficult ways, Star-Lord managed to escape from the Cancerverse and returned with the Guardians of the Galaxy in a new costume similar to his first, it is unknown if Nova has survived as well. Along the rest of his team, he aided the Avengers in fighting the returned Thanos. Thanos managed to get a Cosmic Cube from the Army, with which he escaped to Moord, the homeland of the Badoon. The Guardians arrived at Avengers Tower and informed the Avengers about the situation. They joined the Guardians in fighting Thanos and the Badoon. After Thanos apparently killed the Elders of the Universe, to impose his supremacy, he became one with the Cosmic Cube and did the killed the Avengers and the Guardians as well. But actually, they were sent to the Cancerverse along the Elders, there, Tony Stark found that Thanos' weapon wasn't actually a Cosmic Cube and that it had defects. They bargained with the Collector, in exchange of a weapon capable of deactivating the "Cube" and return to Earth, the Avengers and the Guardians would let Thanos be defeated by the Elders. With the help of other members of the Avengers, Thanos was defeated and sent to punishment by the Elders.Characterization:
Star-Lord is one of the universe’s greatest heroes. What he lacks in power he makes up for in charisma, ingenuity and guts, making him a great leader and a far more formidable foe than he appears.Friends and Foes:
He is close to his Guardians teammates. He has run afoul of several cosmic villains, like Thanos, Blastaar and the Badoon who all want to see him dead.