Family is the Core of Drax's Rage in "Guardians of the Galaxy"

posted by Josh Trujillo October 30th 2017

One of the most exciting things about MARVEL GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: THE TELLTALE SERIES is the way it explores the team’s histories and backstories. While fans already love Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax, most aren’t familiar with their comic book origins. This series hopes to streamline the more complicated origins, with each episode focusing on a different Guardian. For Episode 4 “Who Needs You” we tackled Drax the Destroyer!

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Created by Jim Starlin and Mike Friedrich in 1973, Drax first appeared as an Iron Man villain. To make a looooong story short, he was once a regular human whose life (and body) was changed forever after running into Thanos, the Mad Titan. Since then, Drax has been revamped and retconned to more closely resemble the stoic, unironic alien brute we all know from the movies.

However, the constant that has always been at the heart of Drax’s character is his deep loyalty, and devotion to his lost family. Our Telltale series offers a chance to relive a special moment between Drax and his beloved daughter, Kamaria. For those who have played Episode 4 so far, it’s one of the most touching and vital scenes in the entire series.

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Family is at the heart of the Guardians of the Galaxy games, and it’s something fans have been very excited about. Whether it’s Rocket and Lylla, Gamora and Nebula, or Drax and Kamaria, we are able to get a deeper sense of who these characters are by exploring their preexisting relationships. For many Guardians fans, this is their first exposure to deep cosmic lore that made the characters so interesting in the first place. To write these scenes, and add to that legacy, has been a huge honor.

“Standing with others makes you stronger. There is much you can gain by having someone at your side.”

Also, every single Drax joke is always hilarious. For every Drax joke we have in the game, there about two dozen we wanted to include but couldn’t. Hopefully you’ll like what made the cut, and what we did with The Destroyer!