caption=Cover art for "Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 2)" #2.
Groot is in the foreground.
Art by Clint Langley.
species="Flora colossus"
publisher=Marvel Comics
debut="Tales to Astonish (vol. 1)" #13 (Nov 1960)
creators=Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Dick Ayers
alliances=Guardians of the Galaxy
S.H.I.E.L.D. Paranormal Containment Unit
aliases=Monarch of Planet
powers=Can absorb wood to feed, to rebuild himself, and to enhance his strength. He can also control trees and has resistant to fire.|

Groot (also known as the Monarch of Planet X) is a fictional character, an extraterrestrial who appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history

Groot first appeared in "Tales to Astonish" Vol.1 #13 (November 1960), and was created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers.

Fictional character biography

"Groot" is an extraterrestrial plant monster who initially came to Earth seeking humans to capture and study. However he was seemingly destroyed by termites by Leslie Evans.

Xemnu made a duplicate of Groot and was used to fight the Incredible Hulk, however the Hulk destroyed him. ["Incredible Hulk Annual" #5]

Through unknown means, he was later captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. and assigned to their Paranormal Containment Unit, nicknamed the Howling Commandos.

Groot played a part in , at which time he may the be last remaining member of his race. Groot seemingly died buying his team some time to escape the battle. However, he survived as a sprig offshoot. In time, he regenerated his body from the twig, growing back to full size, and participated in an assault on the Babel Spire. When the original plan of laying explosives in the Spire failed, Groot was forced to sprout inside the Spire, growing to colossal size and filling a large portion of the building. Mantis was able to remix his sap in a way as to make it extremely flammable, and again Groot sacrificed his life for his friends, igniting himself, the resulting fire destroying the Babel Spire. A cutting of Groot was kept by Rocket Raccoon, though, and he was able to regrow. He then joined the new Guardians of the Galaxy, and began regrowing under the care of Mantis. ["Guardians of the Galaxy" vol. two #1] [ [ Greeting the Guardians: Rocket Raccoon, Groot] , Newsarama, May 14, 2008]

Powers and abilities

Groot can absorb wood to feed, to rebuild himself (which also requires water) and to enhance his strength. He can also control trees, using them to attack others. Groot also appears to be resistant to fire. He is able to Sprout, massively increasing his mass but also severely inhibiting his movement.

Groot has also been seemingly killed on three occasions, each time regrowing from a sprig.


*"Tales to Astonish (vol. 1)" #13
*"Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl"
*"Nick Fury's Howling Commandos" #1-6
*"Annihilation Conquest: Starlord" #1-4
*"Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 2)" #1-




External links

* [ Groot at the Marvel Universe Appendix]

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