The Children Are Our Future
Yondu Udonta’s parents sold him into slavery as a baby, and he spent his early years as a slave. His life would have remained the same, were it not for the intervention of Stakar Ogord, who freed him and brought him into the interstellar pirate syndicate known as the Ravagers.
Yondu eventually took command of a Ravager faction himself, but lost favor with the Ravagers at large, Stakar included, when he took a job transporting Ego's children from their home planets to Ego, breaking the Ravager code in the process. Upon discovering the dark fate in store for those children, Yondu reneged on his deal with Ego after picking up a child named Peter Quill from Earth.