Since his introduction in the MCU, Groot has become the favorite character of the Guardians of the Galaxy team for many fans around the world, due to his personality and limited vocabulary. However, in the movies, he had to sacrifice himself to prevent his friends from dying.
However, this sadness would not last long, as it was revealed that, from a small branch of what used to be his body, he was able to return to life, although from his most childish stage. In addition, the idea was handled that this character did not remember his past life, but Marvel seems to have revealed that this is not the case. Next, we will tell you all the details. But you should know that This post contains spoilers for the I Am Groot series. from Disney+.
What is the big secret about Baby Groot that Marvel has revealed?
As we have mentioned, Groot is a character very loved by fans and Marvel knows this. Because of this, has published a series of shorts on the Disney+ platformwhich address the growth of Groot, from his childhood version after sacrificing himself.
These shorts are titled I Am Groot (I am Groot) and are available on the aforementioned streaming platform. But this is not all, since in these you can see various adventures that Baby Groot experiences with his companions, the Guardians. Although, although it is true, all these stories are focused on the child version of Groot, they do not follow the same chronology, but are located at different points in the timeline that the MCU manages.
However, the interesting these shorts are not just that they belong to Marvel’s Phase 4but, in one of these episodes, it can be confirmed that Baby Groot indeed has memories of his past life.
To do this, we must go back to episode 5 of the 1st season, called “Magnum Opus”Well, when Baby Groot is looking for some artistic supplies inside the spaceship, he manages to create a kind of family photo in which an adult version of Groot can be seen, extending his arms to hug or surround the rest of the Guardians.
And if you remember the sacrifice of Groot, you will realize that this portrait it is very similar to that occasion in which the character covered the other Guardians with his body for these to survive the explosion of the ship. This could have confirmed that Groot definitely remembers his past life.
Is it possible that Baby Groot remembers his past life?
This is a question that many fans of the character have had, since it has not been confirmed whether this series is canonical to the main timeline of the MCU.
The director and writer of Guardians of the Galaxy himself, James Gunnhas made it clear that Baby Groot does not share or have memories of his past life, because this new version has been born from all the branches that Rocket has gathered and planted. Therefore, Baby Groot is the son of the original.
This information generates some confusion, since James Gunn confirms he has no memoriesbut later, in the I Am Groot series, you can see how he draws what could be the sacrifice of the original Groot.