Is Adam Warlock a Villain in Guardians of the Galaxy 3?

One of the things that we already know about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is that a new major character in Adam Warlock will be introduced as someone that the Guardians will have to contend with. Of course, this was already teased at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as the Sovereign created him in a cocoon. While it took a while for him to appear, he will finally make his official MCU introduction in Vol. 3. So, is Adam Warlock a villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?

Adam Warlock could be an antagonist in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but that doesn’t mean that he is a villain. In the comics, he has always been a hero with a strong moral compass. That could mean that he might still be a hero in the MCU but will end up clashing with the Guardians of the Galaxy.

While it might be true that the Guardians of the Galaxy are heroes, they aren’t exactly the most heroic people in terms of their personalities, as it could be implied that a clash of morals and interests could be the reason why he will be an antagonist in Vol. 3. Of course, there’s also the fact that his creators hate the Guardians of the Galaxy. With that said, let’s look at whether or not Adam Warlock is a villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Is Adam Warlock A Villain In Marvel Comics?

Back in the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we saw the fact that the Guardians offended the leader of the Sovereign, which is a powerful group of aliens that have gold skin. Of course, this was due to the fact that the Guardians betrayed them after doing a job for them. And that was the reason why Ayesha, at the end of the movie, decided to create a being that she believed could spell doom for the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The one in the cocoon was called Adam, as it is now clear that Adam Warlock is set to make his appearance in the MCU as a creation of the Sovereign, who we said are some of the many people that hate the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Of course, while it has been a long time since Vol. 2 was released, we are finally going to see Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. But while we do know that Adam Warlock is set to see his MCU introduction in Vol. 3, one of the things that we don’t know is whether or not he is a villain. But his comic book history might be able to shed some light on this.

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In the comics, Adam Warlock isn’t someone you would actually call a villain. That’s because he has been a hero in the comics, as his strong moral compass has allowed him to fight for what he believes is right. He is strongly devoted to his own moral compass, as he always fights for the things that he believes are right for the universe.

There were even moments in the comics where Adam actually fought together with the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and Doctor Strange. In that regard, he was always a god guy despite the fact that there was a point in time when he was corrupted by the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. 

Of course, while he is portrayed as a hero in the comics, his early beginnings do suggest that he wasn’t always a hero. In the comics, upon waking up from his cocoon, he became an opponent of Thor as he was still a very naïve character that didn’t understand the nature of the universe and the way that humans worked. Of course, this happened when he tried to claim a mate during a time that he didn’t understand how romance worked. He ended up fighting Thor when he wanted to claim Lady Sif as his mate.

After Thor defeated him, Adam Warlock started to mature more as a character while learning more about how the universe works. This allowed him to develop a better personality that was more heroic, as he eventually became a hero that tried to do what was best for the universe.

Is Adam Warlock A Villain In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3?

Going back to the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie, we know for a fact that Adam Warlock is set to make his MCU debut as a character that was created by the Sovereign in their attempt to end the Guardians once and for all after they offended them in Vol. 2. In that regard, it does seem likely that he is being positioned as a villain that the Sovereign created to kill the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. But there could be something more to this.

It is possible that Adam Warlock is going to have the same kind of introduction in the MCU that he had in the comics, and that means that he probably won’t start out as a good guy. This could imply that he will be an antagonist in Vol. 3 instead of a villain.

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Of course, antagonists aren’t necessarily villains but are actually characters that are up against the protagonists. We know that the Guardians are the protagonists of the movie but aren’t necessarily the most heroic people in terms of their personalities, considering that they didn’t start out as heroes before they formed the Guardians of the Galaxy. 

This could imply that Adam Warlock was created as a being with a strong moral compass, considering that the Sovereign does seem like a prim and proper people that look at the Guardians as evil people. As such, the possibility that Adam was created to defeat the “evil” Guardians of the Galaxy could contribute to him being their antagonist in Vol. 3.

It is also worth noting that, according to James Gunn, Vol. 3 will be the ending story to the journeys of the main characters of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and that could mean that a new generation of characters becoming members of the Guardians could be taking the reins from Peter Quill and the rest of the gang.

As such, while he might be an antagonist in Vol. 3, this movie could serve as not only the introduction story of Adam Warlock but also his conversion as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. It is possible that he is initially against this band of misfits but will eventually be forced to work with them against an even greater evil and threat. And that is if his MCU version is similar to his comic book version in the sense that he will be a character with a strong adherence to what is right and good.

  • Ysmael is a self-professed geek that loves anything related to fantasy, sci-fi, video gaming, and anime. Spends his free time watching movies, TV shows and gaming, a lot.