No! This is the stupidest conversation Drax has ever heard! It is stupid like "My gun is bigger than your gun!!" Although that is a good conversation... but this is stupid! The Newcomers are the threat. They have fought us. They have fought you. We should not fight each other!
~ Drax to fellow Guardians of the Galaxy.

Drax the Destroyer  is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics and its universe.

He lost his family from the Mad Titan Thanos. His main goal was to defeat Thanos. Drax would become a hero and a member the Guardians of the Galaxy, and is an ally of the Avengers.

He was created by Mike Friedrich and Jim Starlin, and first appeared in Iron Man # 55 in February of 1973.


Early Life

One day, as Drax was coming by, a spaceship passed overhead that held Thanos. Wanting to keep his existence a secret while doing surveillance on Earth, Thanos destroyed Drax's family.

Becoming a hero

Drax became Thanos' nemesis, thwarting his plans, and having a deep hatred for him. One battle between them led to Drax befriending Iron Man, and later become an ally of the Avengers when he was stopping Thanos from getting the Cosmic Cube. Drax finally saw the destruction Thanos with the aid of Captain Mar-Vell, Moondragon and the Avengers during the campaign of possessing the Cosmic Cube.

Afterward, Drax wandered across space after losing a reason to exist, and later attacked Mar-Vell out of anger for him destroying Thanos. The two battled until a mental construct of Rick Jones gave him the location of the resurrected Thanos. Going against Thanos once more, Drax attacked Gamora, an assistant of Thanos at the time. She escaped, but it's unknown what happened to Drax afterwards, as he wasn't present when the heroes of Earth defeated Thanos when he tried to snuff out the stars using the Soul Gems.

Annihilation Conquest

After the Annihilation war, the Kree Empire was invaded by the Phalanx and Ultron, and they proceeded to cut off the Kree from the rest of the universe. Drax was captured by Gamora and Richard Rider, who were assimilated into the Phalanx by the transmode virus. He was infected with the virus, and was later assigned to hunt own Nova, as he had regained control of his mind. Drax and Gamora were cured when they tracked Nova to the Phalanx's home world of Kvch, and met with Warlock and Tyro.

The group assisted Adam Warlock and Phyla-Vell in destroying Ultron, and Drax became a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, which was led by Starlord. Drax served with Phyla-Vell, Adam Warlock, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora, and became one of the teams' more grim and solitary figures.



  • In the Silver Surfer animated series, he was voiced by the late Norm Spencer.
  • In Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Avengers Assemble and Guardians of the Galaxy, he was voiced by David Sobolov.
    • Sobolov also voiced the character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Disney Infinity 2.0 and Disney Infinity 3.0.
  • In Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, he was voiced by Yoshinori Sonobe.

Video Games

  • In Guardians of the Galaxy: Telltale Series, he was voiced by Brandon Paul Eells.


Hello. I am Drax the Destroyer. My daughter desires a box of mint cookies, please.
~ Drax to a girl scout.
Hear me, Thanos! Titan or God, I shall yet obliterate you!
~ Drax.


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