This New 'Infinity War' Easter Egg About Star-Lord And Drax Is So Ironic And Emotional

Diply 14 Aug 2018

Since the digital release of Avengers: Infinity War, fans have been sharing Easter eggs, references, and instances of foreshadowing that most of us missed in the theater.

The latest discovery comes from Reddit user OhZone17, who noticed a rather ironic connection between Star-Lord and Drax the Destroyer in the film.

To the surprise of many fans, the Guardians of the Galaxy crew ended up being crucial to the plot of Infinity War.

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For being an Avengers movie, Gamora, Star-Lord, and even Drax were involved in some of the most pivotal and memorable parts of the film.

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For example, Drax turned out to the be the movie's primary source of comic relief. 

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Let's be honest, the plot of Infinity War is kind of bummer, and we needed Drax's deadpan humor more than ever.

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Drax's "Why is Gamora?" punchline was undoubtedly the funniest part in the entire film.

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Believe it or not, Dave Bautista, who plays the character, actually improvised that line!

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Anyway, remember in Infinity War when the Guardians are on Knowhere, and the team is about to confront Thanos? 

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As we learned in Guardians of the Galaxy, Drax absolutely despises Thanos because the Mad Titan is responsible for the death of his wife and daughter.

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Immediately, Drax wants to charge at Thanos, but Star-Lord calms him down, insisting that he'll ruin the group's plan for a surprise attack.

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Eventually, Drax is able to control his emotions to serve a greater scheme.

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What's interesting is that just a few scenes later, Star-Lord finds himself in the same position. 

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While the other heroes are attempting to remove Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet on Titan, Star-Lord learns that the Mad Titan killed Gamora.

Realizing that Star-Lord is about to attack Thanos and foil the Avengers' plan, Iron Man tries to talk him down.

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Drax can also be heard yelling in the background, telling Star-Lord not to fight Thanos in that crucial moment.

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Drax knows that if Star-Lord gives into his anger, he'll ruin the larger scheme — a lesson that Drax just recently learned himself.

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Basically, the characters take on a complete role reversal. Unlike Star-Lord, however, Drax isn't able to convince his friend to stand down. 

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To the dismay of many Marvel fans, Star-Lord ends up attacking Thanos and ruining the plan.

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Obviously, this sucks for the Avengers on Titan. But from a storytelling standpoint, it's a pretty impressive example of irony.

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We might even call it "foreshadowing lite," which is something that the film's directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, are no strangers to portraying.

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Unfortunately for Star-Lord, this may be just another reason for fans to dislike him.

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Not only did he ruin a plan that might've saved half the universe, but he's kind of hypocritical, handing out advice to Drax that he couldn't take himself.

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However, Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord, thinks his character's reaction was entirely rational.

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"I think he reacted in a way that’s very human, and I think the humanity of the Guardians of the Galaxy is what sets them apart from other superheroes," Pratt said in response to the fan uproar.

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Putting all blame aside, tiny plot points like the one above are half of what makes rewatching the Avengers movies so much fun.

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