I may be pretty as angel, but I sure in hell ain't one.
— Yondu to the Guardians of the Galaxy

Yondu Udanta is one of the supporting characters/former antagonist of Guardians of the Galaxy and one of the main characters in its 2017 sequel.

After twenty years of becoming a Kree Battle slave, Yondu was freed by Stakar Ogord and became a Ravager. However, he broke the code in kidnapping several children and giving them to their father, Ego the Living Planet. However, he redeemed himself by keeping one child and raising him as his own.

Background Edit

When he is younger, Yondu is sold to the Kree Empire as a slave by his own parents so they can gain money. (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)

At some point, Yondu becomes a member of the Ravagers and becomes a leader in their group. One day, he is tasked by Ego the Living Planet to retrieve one of his children, a son with Meredith Quill named Peter. Yondu kidnapped the eight-year-old Peter Quill after the death of his mother from brain cancer and Yondu goes to continue what he was hired to do. However, after learning that Ego was killing by his own children, Yondu decided keep Peter for his own protection. He raises and trains a young Peter Quill into adulthood, but threatens to eat him several times. However, it is actually a joke. Even though Yondu never showed paternal instincts to Peter, he is the closest thing to a parent and family member Peter had left [1].

When Peter turned ten years old, Yondu gave Quill his first M-Ship, which Peter would later call the Milano after the actress Alyssa Milano.

Guardians of the Galaxy Edit

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Edit

Family Edit

Main article: Udonta family
Yondu is the patriarch of the Udonta family. His parents were unnamed, but they sold him to the Kree Empire in exchange for money. He became the adoptive father of Peter Quill, who later became a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy


  • Like his adoptive son, Yondu owns several nick knacks that he has collected over the years from Earth. One of them is a troll doll.
  • The team Yondu was a part of is a reference to the original members of the Guardians of the Galaxy.


  • Yondu wears a red prototype fin similar to his 1968 counterpart (Guardians of the Galaxy, 1968)


  • While floating down to safety, Peter tells Yondu that he looks like Mary Poppins floating down on her iconic umbrella, which refers to the Disney character from the Disney film of the same name (Mary Poppins, 1941)


  • Yondu bought a Zunes from a junker store in case Peter came back to the Ravagers.

References and notes Edit

  1. Peter tells Gamora that Yondu was the only family he had.

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