Reasons why I love Peter Quill so much:
- Dances into a mission while listening to “Come and get your love”
- Keeps the name Star-Lord that his mum gave him and is seriously disappointed when people don’t remember it
- Actually befriends Rocket and Groot who tried to kidnap and sell him
- Goes to save Gamora from Drax although she potentially wanted to kill him
- Sweet-talks a guy into lending him his artificial leg because he thought Rocket needs it
- Is somehow charming and smart enough that Drax decides to follow him, although their prison break is chaotic and not very successful looking
- Goes back into prison to get his Walkman because heck, no, we’re not leaving that behind.
- Decides to keep the Infinity Stone far, far away from Ronan because even though this Galaxy may not have done much for him, he is not going to let it get destroyed
- Goes out into space to save Gamora from certain death even though he endangers himself
- Manages to convince Yondu and the Ravagers to help protect Xandar from Ronan because it’s the right thing to do (he goads them with money, but that’s not his goal)
- freaking distracts Ronan with dancing
- takes the burden of the infinity stone upon himself, because the risk of dying is better than letting Ronan have it
- outsmarts Yondu and manages to get the Infinity Stone back AND deliver the Captain a new trinket
- Somehow befriends Dey from the Nova Corpse enough that the guy accepts his help and seems to actually respect him
- Decides to keep his new friends around instead of them all becoming outlaws, thieves and thugs again because they can actually do good (and earn money. But mostly do good)
- is smart and charming and a little brat and a dork and actually a very good person even though he was and is an outlaw.
- in the end decides that infinite life is not as good as kicking your father’s ass for killing your mum, destroying your Walkman and endangering your found family.
Peter Quill is far from perfect, invincible or completely good, but he is a good guy at heart, and does his very best, and all of that is his character and the way Meredith Quill and Yondu Udonta taught.
And yes, Peter Quill turned out not half-bad, let me tell you.