Who’s Who: T’Challa’s Ravagers Crew
Have you had a chance to see the newest episode of What If…?, Marvel Blog True Believers? The episode, “What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” was released for streaming on Disney+ today, Wednesday, August 18th, 2021.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch the new episode and want to avoid spoilers, then now is the right time to get in your spaceship and warp away from here now. Go on, git!
At the beginning of the episode, in 1988, Yondu (Michael Rooker) and his team of Ravagers arrive on Earth to retrieve Ego’s offspring. However, instead of taking care of the dirty work himself, as he did in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1, Yondu sends two familiar Ravagers in his steed.
The first Ravager is Kraglin Obfonteri (Sean Gunn).
This character first appeared in GotG, Vol. 1, and played an even larger role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. An interesting fact about Kraglin’s actor: he is James Gunn’s younger brother, who also appeared on both Guardians sets to perform the motion capture for Rocket.
And the second member of Yondu’s Ravagers is Taserface (Chris Sullivan). This character was introduced in GotG, Vol. 2, where he got a lot of guff for his name.
As T’Challa grows to maturity, his influence on the broader universe begins to show through in the new additions to the Ravagers team.
First, in the opening scene of the episode, he meets Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou) on Morag. The character appeared in both Captain Marvel and GotG, Vol. 1, but he gets a larger role in this episode thanks to the fact that, after first having a fight, he is welcomed into T’Challa’s team of Ravagers… and he makes a great addition!
Next, you might be surprised to see that another member of T’Challa’s Ravagers is none other than Thanos (James Brolin), the Mad Titan himself!
What turned Thanos away from genocide? According to T’Challa, it was a convincing argument against the ghastly course of action. The power of words can save half the universe, Marvel Blog True Believers!
By the time the episode has concluded, T’Challa has added one more member to his Ravagers team: Cosmo the dog, first seen in Guardians, Vol. 1!
Did you get a chance to see the new episode of What If…? What did you think, Marvel Blog True Believers? We’re waiting to hear from you! Give us a shout-out in the comment section.