'Avengers: Endgame' Refresher: Rocket
Where we last left off with the 'sweet rabbit.'
A part of life is growing up and drifting apart from friends we made along the way. While it’s horribly sad, it’s just a fact of life. Something none of us expect, however, is having our best friend ripped apart from us right before our very eyes because Thanos has completed his Infinity Gauntlet and snapped half of humanity away. But that’s exactly what Rocket witnessed firsthand and the end of Marvel Studios' “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Now as we head into “Avengers: Endgame,” Rocket is going to do whatever it takes to get his best friend Groot back. These two are like peanut butter and jelly, or Anulax Batteries and the Sovereign. You can’t have one without the other.
Rocket and Groot have been together for as long as anyone can remember, and spend just about all of “Avengers: Infinity War” fighting side by side. The two accompany Thor to Nidavellir where he forges a new weapon, Stormbreaker, with Groot supplying the handle for it. Once this is complete, the threesome head down to Earth (in literally a flash of thunder) to help the Avengers who are currently battling Thanos’ army in Wakanda.
At one point, Rocket teams up with the Winter Soldier to take down a dozen or so members of Thanos’ army, and then asks him for his gun. When Bucky says no, Rocket asks for his Vibranium arm instead. Also no. But when Rocket sets his mind on borrowing something from someone, he usually gets it one way or another.
Even though Rocket certainly helps out the rest of the Avengers down on Earth, it’s not enough. Thanos is still able to get the last Infinity Stone and complete his Infinity Gauntlet. While Rocket is spared in the snap, Groot is not. Rocket has to watch his best friend disappear into dust and there’s nothing he can do about.
But now there’s something he can do. Heading into “Avengers: Endgame,” Rocket is suiting up with all the others to avenge the fallen. In the released trailers for the movie, we see him hanging out at Avengers Headquarters with everyone else (a trash panda at Avengers HQ? Who would have ever guessed!), and at one point, we see Rocket actually dressed in some sort of battlesuit. It’s a strange sight to see Rocket in armor like the rest of them, and also kinda super cute? Don’t tell Rocket he looks cute — he probably won’t like it.
While he might be the smallest Avenger in size, he can certainly still pack a major punch and knows his way around just about every weapon out there. It’s going to be all hands on deck to defeat Thanos, even if one of those sets of hands are paws.
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