Peter Quill was born during an unusual astronomical phenomenon when many of the planets align and his father saw no resemblance to himself so he angrily accused him wife Meredith Quill of infidelity and attempted to kill Peter, but dies of a sudden heart attack, ultimately to be raised by his mother alone. When Peter returned home one day after trying to stop a bully, his mother sees a bright light and two aliens emerge, vowing to end the Spartoi bloodline and kill Meredith. After Peter sees the aliens and his dead mother, he panics and runs, but when the aliens pursue him, Peter grabs a shotgun and manages to kill them. He then finds a mysterious device in a closet just before fleeing the house when an alien ship destroys it. Peter is placed in an orphanage but escapes and eventually becomes a trainee NASA astronaut where an alien entity named Master of the Sun visits while on a space station, offering the mantle of Starlord to a worthy candidate, but when Peter volunteers, he is rejected in favor of a colleague he once mistreated. Quill is outraged and he is returned to Earth to be discharged, but he steals a scout ship and returns to the space station to take his colleagues place. Peter is then chosen to become Starlord and is equipped with a sentient vessel called Ship. Peter later learns his father is Jason of Spartax who is the second son of the galactic Emperor and acted as the Starlord before him. Starlord also encounters the Fallen One and is almost killed defeating the former Herald of Galactus.
The pair is then imprisoned in Kyln and Starlord is freed by Nova during Annihilation, later aiding in the war against Annihilus. Starlord later acts as a military advisor to Ronan the Accuser against the invading Phalanx, but when Hala is conquered by the Phalanx, Starlord leads a band of rebels against the invaders until the end of the war. After the defeat of Ultron and the Phalanx, Starlord forms a new Guardians of the Galaxy by having Mantis telepathically persuade Adam Warlock, Phyla-Vell, Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Gamora into joining his team and the group set up base in the severed head of Knowhere. When the team learns of Starlord’s deception, everyone but Mantis quits so Starlord then responds to a Kree summons to their home-world to speak with Ronan. Upon arrival he discovers the Kree are rebuilding the Phalanx Spire to protect Kree space so he argues with Ronan and is thrown into the Negative Zone where he’s forced to help King Blastaar into taking over Prison 42 in order to gain access to the Earth portal. Starlord is sent into 42 to convince them to open the door and surrender and once inside, Starlord spoke with the appointed heads of the prison, telling them not to surrender, but only Jack Flagg agreed with him and the duo attempted to stop the surrender. They failed to do so and the doors were opened with Blastaar’s army being unleashed inside the prison so Starlord managed to locate a telepath, asking for the Guardians’ help and they were able to escape before being killed by Blastaar.
Once returning to Knowhere, Starlord found Rocket Raccoon had assembled a new team which consisted of Major Victory, Bugman, Groot and Mantis but the other members als returned eventually. Their first mission was to split up and help end the War of Kings which would result in irreparable damage to the universe, so Starlord led his team to Hala in order to speak with the Inhumans, but they refused to get involved. Martyr (Phyla-Vell) then took Crystal hostage and upon their return to Knowhere, the team found themselves in the middle of a battle between the Inhumans and Imperial Guard who had followed the other team back. The Inhumans rescued Crystal and left, leaving the Guardians to deal with the Imperial Guard, but Starhawk managed to escape and took Starlord, Mantis, Bug, Jack Flagg and Cosmo to her future where she convinced them the Fault during the War of Kings is caused by Black Bolt. The team then manages to destroy the Celestial Engine controlled by the Badoon and found themselves in a different time with a different set of Guardians, ultimately arriving in an alternate future ruled by Magus and the Universal Church of Truth. While battling the Church, Kang the Conqueror arrived and took them to his headquarters in limbo, explaining all futures were aligning with Magus’ futures so Starlord is given a Cosmic Cube in order to save the future. The team is then sent to the moment where Adam turns into Magus while repairing the Fault, eventually saving Adam from turning but he is seemingly killed by Starlord.
Adam appears later during the Thanos Imperative and serves a Mar-Vell from the Cancerverse, who attempts to take over Earth-616, so the Guardians, along with Nova and Thanos, travel to the Cancerverse in order to stop Mar-Vell and the Old Ones. Drax is driven mad and tried killing Thanos who vaporizes him and then the Mad Titan and the Guardians meet up with the Machine Resistance. The Resistance informs them Mar-Vell is planning a Necropsy in order to kill Thanos and Thanos seemingly betrays the Guardians when submitting to Mar-Vell, but when he is run through with a sword, Death appears and destroys the Cancerverse, forcing the Old Ones into a coma. Death then refused to take Thanos with her and the Mad Titan erupts into a rage, vowing to destroy the universe so Starlord and Nova distract him while the Cancerverse collapses, seemingly killing all three men. It’s later revealed Starlord managed to escape the Cancerverse and returns to the Guardians where he helps aid the Avengers to fight Thanos, who has returned as well, and managed to obtain a Cosmic Cube from the Army before escaping to Moord. After Thanos seemingly kills the Elders of the Universe, he becomes one with the Cube, killing the Avengers and Guardians but they awaken in the Cancerverse along with the Elders and Tony Stark discovers Thanos’ Cube is actually a defective weapon. The group then makes a bargain with the Collector in exchange for a weapon capable of deactivating Thanos’ Cube and return to Earth where the Elders defeat Thanos and sent into punishment.
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 175 lbs (80 kg)
Peter possesses augmented strength, resiliency and controls an element gun which is capable of conjuring one of the four elements.