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The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Theory That Explains Groot's Final Line

What's Groot's final line? You mean the tree-man voiced by Vin Diesel who famously only says "I am Groot"? If you haven't seen "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" yet you might be a little confused, but if you have seen it you already know about Groot expanding his vocabulary in his last line in the movie, telling his makeshift family, "I love you guys."

It's an instantly classic line thanks to Groot's pop culture icon status, but some viewers might wonder how Groot learned to say more than just "I am Groot" after all these years. It's a big creative choice, and fans on Reddit are understandably responding strongly to the moment. And a few fans have interpreted it with a little more nuance than others.

"I think that he didn't actually say that, but it's supposed to be us hearing him as the others do. Either way, I'm with you!" opines u/silkysmoothjay. And that seems to be how many other viewers took the scene as well.

Groot's special language could be something the audience now shares for that one line

As many viewers of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" interpret the last line of dialogue delivered by Groot (Vin Diesel), it's not so much that Groot has learned new words, but that the audience has been allowed to directly witness the process by which his teammates can understand him, much like how Gamora (Zoe Saldaña) is shown finally being able to understand the meaning of his speech. As u/maybe_a_frog puts it: "That's how I took it. Similar to Gamora finally understanding what he's saying, that was supposed to insinuate that the audience has now been around Groot long enough to understand him."

Many other viewers of the movie chiming in on Reddit seem to have interpreted the moment in a similar fashion. And given that none of the other characters in the movie seem to react to Groot having said brand new words, the theory makes sense.

Now that the "Guardians of the Galaxy" audience has been allowed to "hear" Groot the way his friends hear him, could more expansive Groot dialogue be in the character's future? Could Groot begin performing Shakespearean soliloquies on the plight of the tree-creature? Probably not. But if Vin Diesel seems a little nervous in any upcoming press appearances, that could be why.