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Blurp: The Truth Behind Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3's Furry Friend

Before James Gunn could take off to DC full-time and reboot the entire franchise, he had to finish off his "Guardians of the Galaxy" trilogy. After the end of the "Infinity Saga," the team that includes Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) has only been seen in the fourth installment of Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) franchise.

They have finally returned in a finale that sees the group coming together to save their beloved Rocket from the devious self-proclaimed god, The High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji). During the film, a handful of fun new characters make an appearance, most notably the dimwitted but extremely powerful Adam Warlock (Will Poulter). But not all the characters who appeared were powerful enemies or new allies. One was an adorably cute fuzzy critter called Blurp.

"Probably the most important character to the Marvel Universe going forward is Blurp," Gunn said in an interview with Empire Magazine. Of course, the director was joking when he said it, but it is hard to argue that the furry friend didn't steal the show. Of course, there are tons of questions about where this animal came from and when we will see it again, and according to Gunn, it is a pet and a throwback to the very first "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Blurp is a pet

"Blurp begins as a pet of one of the Ravagers in the movie. He carries him around," James Gunn said when talking about the creature. "So that's what he is. He's a pet." In the film, viewers are introduced to Blurp when a Ravager carries him around as a pet. That is, until he is captured by Ayesha (Elizabeth Dibicki) and her adopted son, Adam Warlock. Once the latter burns the Ravager to a crisp in a misunderstood order during an interrogation, Blurp becomes his pet.

Blurp finds himself in the clutches of Warlock as the dim-witted and powerful being chases after the Guardians. While he continued to go blow for blow with our heroes, Blurp just couldn't seem to find a safe place to sleep the way all pets should. Eventually, Warlock locates the Guardians on Counter-Earth but is knocked out cold just as the planet begins to self-destruct. Of course, Gunn couldn't let the adorable thing perish in such a firey way, so Blurp was picked up by Gamora and carried off the planet.

Finally, poor Blurp is present when the group of Guardians engages in the epic confrontation in the corridor against spider-looking monsters and cronies of The High Evolutionary. Of course, he didn't do any damage himself, but he definitely got to see some action. While he may seem like just a fun side character, maybe even designed to sell toys for Marvel, Gunn revealed that he is a throwback to a very similar being in the first film.

Blurp is a throwback to the first movie

James Gunn may be one of the masters of zany characters; he doesn't do a lot without some thought. He is one of the masters of Easter eggs in Marvel. "Blurp is what's known as a furry F'saki," he revealed to Empire. "In the very first movie, if you remember, there was that Orloni table that they were betting on, with that beast that was eating the animals. The bigger thing was eating, the smaller things. That thing was a non-furry F'saki. Blurp is a furry F'saki."

The scene that Gunn refers to is when the newly formed team arrives on Knowhere to sell the Power Stone in the orb. Of course, this rag-tag group of misfits can't just wait quietly for their buyer to show. Instead, they find their way into a makeshift casino where they gamble on a game involving the non-furry F'saki chase after and eat some smaller animals on the table. Of course, that vicious critter is much less adorable than Blurp and would be a devastating addition to any other pets in your house.

Since Gunn is presumably finished with Marvel, and since the iteration of the Guardians we have come to know and love is a thing of the past, who knows what the future will hold? But the director couldn't help but leave us with one last fun character to fall in love with.