No, Peter Quill (Star-Lord) Doesn’t Have a Daughter, Here’s What Happened
Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, rose to prominence with the inclusion of an entire team Guardians of the Galaxy team into the MCU. From relative obscurity, he has come to be known as one of the most popular and likable characters in the cinematic universe. Due to this, fans are always interested in the character’s personal life, and some questions have been asked regarding Peter Quill’s family and the fact that he allegedly has a daughter. Star-Lord is known for his quick wit and love of ’70s music, but is he also known to be a father figure? This is what we set out to explore today. Let’s see whether Star-Lord has a daughter, and really, any children at all?
Peter Quill (Star-Lord) doesn’t have a daughter. The confusion stems from the video game Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, where a character named Nicholette Gold assumes that she is Quill’s daughter. By the end of the game, this turns out to be false, and Nicholette is actually an orphan. However, Peter Quill has an estranged son named Rocky in the comics, which was born from his relationship with Aradia.
Now that we’ve covered that Star-Lord is indeed a father, but the relationship with his son is complicated, to say the least, it’s time to analyze everything we know regarding both his alleged daughter and son. If you’re interested in more, stay with us and keep reading!
Nicholette Gold’s confusion led to everyone thinking that she is Star Lord’s daughter
Even though the character of Nicholette Gold is present in the comics, we’re not going to focus on that version of the character. We will analyze the version that showed up in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game released in 2021.
Nicholette was introduced as a Kree teen, a daughter of Nova Corps Captain Ko-Rel. The thing is, soon after meeting with Star-Lord, she assumed that Peter Quill was her father. Peter Quill entertained the notion that she was his daughter because both of them were convinced that Ko-Rel was her biological mother, and Peter had an affair with her during the war.
What’s even better is that Nikki’s age corresponds to the timeline during which the romantic encounter happened. Peter Quill is delighted to serve as Nikki’s father figure, but alas, near the end of the game, we find out that Peter is not Nikki’s biological father and Kor-El is not her biological mother.
This was revealed to Nikki when Ko-Rel’s ghost visited her. In the vision, Ko-Rel reveals that Nikki was an orphan of the war, and her parents are unknown at this point.
As you can see, as much as it would make for a great story, Peter Quill doesn’t have a daughter. However, he does have a son in the comics. The comic version of Nicholette Gold is likewise in no way biologically related to Peter Quill.
Star-Lord was married in the comics
After Star-Lord sacrificed himself to detonate a bomb to exile the rogue Olympians from Earthspace, he was stranded in a completely different dimension on Morinus, an extra-dimensional world on the other side of Reality-616.
Star-Lord was in a pretty beat-up shape. Luckily, he was saved by a pair of Nomads, Mors and Aradia, who nursed him back to health. Both Mors and Aradia were married and unaffiliated with the twelve houses on Morinus; they preferred the nomadic and mercenary life and the freedom it offered.
After-Star lord spent a year in their company, both Mors and Aradia offered that he joins them in their open, polyamorous marriage. However, Peter refused. He was still quite attached to Gamora, who was his girlfriend at the time. The two were forced to separate because Star-Lord is now stuck in a different dimension.
Twelve years into his exile on Morinus, Peter Quill decided that his life was over and he was likely never leaving Morinus. He decided to join Mors and Aradia’s marriage, and the three of them lived in contentment for the following several decades.
143 years later, Aradia became pregnant, carrying Quill’s so far only child.
Peter names his son Rocket to honor his friend, Rocket Raccoon, although the boy usually goes by the name Rocky. Around the time that Aradia has given birth to Rocky, the figured Olympians relentlessly pursue Peter, Aradia, and Mors due to their powers being locked inside Peter’s Element Gun. To protect Mornius and his loved ones, Peter used the sacred pool in the Gateway to return to his home dimension and lure the Olympians away.
Aradia was the one that brought him to the Gateway, and before he left, the only thing that Aradia asked for was Peter Quill to honor his memory and the family he made while he was on Morinus and never forgets about them.
Star-Lord is not close to his son, they are estranged due to being on different worlds
After Star-Lord returned to his home dimension, he realized that while several lifetimes passed on Morinus, only a few months passed back in 616 reality. He eventually admitted that he had a son, but albeit he had trouble remembering exactly what happened while he was stranded there.
He was aware that he had a son, and the fact that he couldn’t remember all the details was the only thing that kept him sane. He also admitted that his son would be all grown up by now, barely remembering him and going on his own adventures.
And there you have it. Peter Quill does have a child, a son, but unfortunately, he is estranged from him due to being separated in different realities. Following his stay at Morinus, the relationship between Gamora and Star-Lord likewise became stranded and cold due to everything that went down on Mirnus.
This is the story so far, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Rocky, Star-Lord’s son.