The Guardians of the Galaxy would not be complete without their stocky but lovable brute, Drax. Dave Bautista's portrayal of Drax as an MCU character sparked renewed interest in the warrior, but those who are only familiar with the Drax from the movies are missing out on the majority of his epic feats. Drax the Destroyer's comic book history goes all the way back to 1973 when he first appeared in an Iron Man comic. Since then, he has transformed from his humble human origins into one of the coolest warriors in the galaxy.
Drax's origin story begins when he's a man named Arthur Douglas, but Thanos's intervention gives Drax his life's purpose. From his solo days fighting cosmic threats to the time he wore the Infinity Gauntlet to his induction into the Guardians of the Galaxy, these are the most fascinating moments from Drax the Destroyer's backstory.