Rachel Paige
May 08, 2017 10:52 am

Hope you’re not too attached to Baby Groot because you know kids trees, they grow up so fast.

Mild spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ahead, but then again, the movie made $145 million dollars domestically opening weekend, so there’s a high chance you’ve already seen it.

Let’s back up to the end of the OG Guardians of the Galaxy, where Groot sacrifices himself to save the rest of the Guardians, but not all is lost. Rocket Raccoon manages to save one Groot twig, and plants it. With a little TLC, and probably water, Twig Groot grows up into Potted Groot, and eventually he sprouts legs and becomes Baby Groot.

Baby Groot, the cutest thing on the planet right now.

However, if you’re hoping for Baby Groot to pop up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, or even Avengers: Infinity War, we’ve got some bad news for you. Baby Groot is now a moody teenager. And it’s actually pretty great.

One of the five (yes, FIVE) different tags at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 flashes forward into the future a little and shows us that Groot has really sprouted. Pun intended.

The scene is very quick (and no, it’s not online, GO SEE THE MOVIE), but here’s what happens: Star-Lord walks into Groot’s room, to find it literally just full of splinters and pieces of shaved wood, because puberty sucks for everyone. Teenager Groot is busy fiddling with some sort of handheld video game. Star-Lord asks him to clean up his mess. Groot mouths back to Star-Lord, just like a teenager! Just like you probably did at age 15! Isn’t growing up fun?

It’s a cute little scene that makes you giggle, and also sets up what’s in store for our beloved Groot. Adolescence. Awkwardness. Maybe some acne? Oy.

So, goodbye, Baby Groot. At least we’ll always have Vol. 2. 

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