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The Comic Book Backstory Behind How Groot Went From Tree Monster To Guardian Of The Galaxy

Whether he's a cute dancing baby, a moody teen, or an adventurous adult, Groot is consistently ranked as one of the most beloved members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He may be a tree-person who seemingly only speaks three words, but his simple nature and heroic personality have made him the heart of the Guardians. 

Groot has had a colorful comic book history many MCU fans might not know about. He was first introduced in 1960 and has accomplished quite a bit throughout his 70-year publication history. Originally conceived as a monstrous villain, Groot's character has evolved over time into the loving tree-man we all know and adore.  

If you've ever been curious about Groot's alien origins, his unusual anatomy, or his many conflicts as a Guardian of the Galaxy, here are all of the most relevant and interesting moments in Groot's backstory.