“Over the many thousands of years of my existence I have made many mistakes, Peter. But you’re not one of them.”
“I’m sorry I didn’t do none of it right. But I’m damn lucky you was my boy.”
Two lines, spoken by the two fathers in Peter Quill’s life, one biological, one chosen. Even in these two small lines the characters of these men and their relationships with Peter are brought to light and contrasted with the other.
The first, spoken by a man who had killed his other “progeny” and only created them in the first place to further his own selfish goals.
The second, spoken by a man who saved Peter’s life from the first man and chose to raise him as best he knew how.
The first line demonstrates how, even when seemingly complimenting his son, Ego is making everything about himself. My existence. I have made. Everything is about Ego when it should be about Peter, the son he abandoned.
But Yondu’s line is different. While he mentions himself, he’s apologetic. I didn’t do none of it right. And in the second sentence, he makes it all about Peter, his adopted son, the son he chose. I’m damn lucky you was my boy.
Two similar lines, but two totally different sentiments. Ego was a jackass. Yondu was a father.