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Friday, August 7, 2015

Is Morag in Guardians of the Galaxy actually Kymellia

Starlord on Morag
(Beware there are some minor Spoilers)

The Secrets of Morag
Morag is the planet visited by Starlord in the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy where he finds the orb that turns out to be the Infinity Power Gem.  It has vast power and can wipe out all of the organic life on a planet, as well as fuel its user to vast power levels as it does Ronan. Morag is more than just a wasteland however.  On the planet we see vast ruins and humanoid skeletons hints of an advanced civilization before some form of cataclysm befell it.

What planet is it?  Who built the Ruins?  Who had the Infinity Power Gem?

Marvel provides some big hints
 The ruins that are shown are very detailed and bespoke of a mighty and intelligent species.  There are a few very intelligent species that have their home world destroyed in the Marvel cosmic universe.

Kymellian skeleton?

The skeletons observed by Starlord -Peter Quill are humanoid but with horse like heads.  This is a clear hint toward the Marvel alien group called the Kymellians.
Who are the Kymellians?

Morag concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy

History Kymellia I and II
The history of Kymellians home planet Kymellia I also fits with what we see on Morag.  The Kymellians build an advanced technological planet, far more advanced than Earth.  They have warp drive capabilities and are a space-faring people.  Something goes terribly wrong however on Kymellia I.  An experiment on a new Power Source ends up wiping out the planet.  Survivors build a new artificial homeworld called Kymellia II.  This is where the bulk of Kymellians live in the Marvel Universe.

From what I have seen in the movie and the destructive capabilities presented of the Orb (Infinity Power Gem) seem to indicate that the Kymellians were trying to harness the Orb as a powersource when they accidently unleashed its destructive potential wiping out their home planet and turning Kymellia I into a the wasteland of Morag.
Infinity Gems Which is one is which

It also fits that Guardians of the Galaxy takes place largely in the Andromeda Galaxy which is where both Kymellia I and Kymellia II are located.  I know they are in the Andromeda Galaxy because this is where Xandar is located.  For more info click on the map below:

Marvel Andromeda Galaxy map

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