"My people are a race of very intelligent, what you would call, trees. We've spent most of our existence traveling the cosmos after the space god, Galactus. Ever since, we have visited other planets, making alliances, should an inter-galactic war ever arrive, which I fear it soon will."
|Affiliation||Guardians of the Galaxy (Earth-4126)|
|Base of Operations||Starjet|
|Age||47 (Human Years) 287 (Flora Colossus Years)|
|Unusual Features||Is a giant tree|
|Place of Birth||Fauna Coloesus|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
Victim to Galactus
Groot was one of the first of the Flora Colossus to be birthed into existence. By the time he was four, he was elected the smartest of the species and became their leader. He led them for seventeen years, that was when Silver Surfer arrived. He stood motionless for days. The Flora Colossus attempted to move him, but he would not budge. By the seventh day, Galactus had arrived. Before he had a chance to act, Groot rounded up his people and they exited their planet in a space ship. After they left, Galactus had devoured their entire planet, leaving no trace of it.
When asked what his plan of survival was, Groot proposed that the Flora Colossus become nomads, making alliances with other alien races, should a war ever come. Not a single being was against his plan, so they began their journey. For nearly fifty years, they traveled from planet to planet, making allies. Eventually, they became sick of being nomads and begged Groot to find them a permanent planet.
Revolt of the People
After refusing to find them a planet, Groot attempted to make another alliance with yet another alien race. A council meeting was held without him, and the people agreed Groot was going insane with his new plan. They elected to destroy the ship so they would be marooned on this peaceful planet. After discovering their plan, Groot left his people on the planet, hoping to continue his mission.
Guardians of the Galaxy
At some point during his search, Groot came across a group of alien explorers, calling themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy. After explaining his mission to them, their leader, Star-Lord, offered Groot a position on their team, to which he accepted. He quickly befriended the other three members, particularly the dog named Cosmo.