I am Groot!

Without a doubt, one of the most memorable characters in Marvel’s 2014 film, Guardians of the Galaxy, has to be Groot. If you have not seen this film, go and do so. Groot is like what you would get if you cross an Ent with Skrillex!

Here is what the Marvel Database has to say about him…

Early Life
Groot is a Flora colossus from Planet X the capital of the branch worlds. The sapling that will come to be known as “Groot” came from an “Enobled Sap-line” and gifted in quasi-dimensional super-positional engineering.

Groot did not get along with his fellow saplings but instead preferred the company of the “Maintenance Mammals” who the other saplings treated with prejudice. After Groot killed another sapling to defend a maintenance mammal it was brutalising, he was exiled of the planet by the “Arbor Masters”.

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ArborMaster? Seriously?

This made me look at Ken and Rip’s outfit in quite a new light! ArborMaster as a player in matters inter-galactic? I will approach the next trade show demo tree presentation with a completely new sense of reverence!

But actually, guys, I am not so sure on the wisdom of exiling Groot, because…

a) he is über-cool, and

b) it is not a good idea to annoy him.

Just a thought for you.