Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Confirms Krakoa's Existence – CBR – Comic Book Resources

A sly reference in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy confirms the existence of the X-Men’s most powerful mutant nation in this new continuity.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy features a ton of different Easter eggs referencing the comics and their various adaptations. Most of these references are fairly innocuous nods to lore and characters. However, one essentially confirms the existence of the X-Men in the game’s universe and hints at just how powerful they’ve become.
In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Chapter 9, “Desperate Measures,” the team heads to New Xandar in hopes of getting the Worldmind to intervene against the Universal Church of Truth. Initially, players must select a language, and one of the options is actually Krakoan. What it actually says is incoherent (the letters translate to AFCCHDE), and it’s not possible to select the option, as Rocket will simply slap Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s hand away and select Standard Galactic.
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Introduced in 2019’s House of X #1, Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, Marte Gracia and VC’s Clayton Cowles, Krakoan is the language mutantkind creates after founding the nation of Krakoa. The nation itself boasts pretty much every powerful mutant in the world — whether hero or villain — as a member of its population. Using their skills, Krakoa is able to assert itself on the world stage and usher in a new era of mutant power on Earth. Krakoan has appeared in a number of different X-Men-related comic books since its introduction,
Krakoan isn’t the only reference to the X-Men in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Star-Lord’s room on the Milano features a poster of Alison Blaire/Dazzler. However, the Krakoan language makes clear that mutants have already founded the mutant nation in the world of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Whether or not it’s still active remains to be seen, as there are really no other direct or indirect references to the group. Still, the presence of their language in space and the fact it’s one of only three available options indicates Krakoa and mutants have become notably powerful in the years leading up to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Just whether the Guardians might have to contend with the X-Men in some way in the future isn’t known at this time. Currently, Insomniac Games — who created Marvel’s Spider-Man — is working on a Wolverine-centric title. There’s no indication at this time if that game will be in the same universe as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, though considering the different developers, it seems unlikely that they will share a universe. As such, the inclusion of Krakoan in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy seems likely to just remain an Easter egg, even if it could have big implications for the future.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is available now.
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L.D. Nolan is the Features Team Lead at CBR. Prior to writing online, he worked in academia. He’s currently trying to work his way through a pile of unread books that threatens to come crashing down, burying everything he loves and cares about, including his cat. You can find him on Twitter @LD_Nolan.


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