The end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had big consequences and a whopping five post-credits scenes to set up what’s coming next. Let’s break down what it all means!
Full spoilers follow for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Peter Quill finally meets his father and it turns out ol’ dad is a Celestial space god (with a little “g”) named Ego, and the big twist is that Ego needs Peter to help him take over the universe and keep him company. Peter taps into the power passed on to him from Ego to brawl with his dad while the rest of the Guardians destroy the cosmic brain at the core of Ego’s planet. In the end, the Guardians succeed, but new member and surrogate father-figure Yondu sacrifices himself to save Peter. So basically, Peter met his biological father only to find out that the only dad he needed was there all along! Yondu’s heroic death also redeems him for breaking the Ravager code all those years before.