When it comes to Marvel comics, I tend to like their odd characters the best. My favorite Marvel characters are Doop, Quentin Quire, Squirrel Girl, and Rocket Raccoon. I don't normally like cosmic books, but Rocket's version of the Guardians of the Galaxy is fantastic. While they're intergalactic peacekeepers, the comics have a sort of "Dirty Dozen in space" feel to them. Rocket has been in at least two videos games, a few episodes from various Marvel cartoons, and will be appear in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie
Expect to see Rocket's space treant friend making an appearance here soon, as well as the X-Men's bamf-ing swashbuckler (and his demonic father).
Rocket began his career as the "Guardian of the Keystone Quandrant." This was an area of outer space sealed off from the rest. It was essentially a giant insane asylum.
Years later he would resurface and be recruited by Star-Lord as a member of his Guardians of the Galaxy. During this time he has proven himself to be a master soldier and tactician, as well as best friend to the Groot, the Monarch of Planet X.
|Post-Annihilation Rocket is a little darker...|
Rocket Raccoon: Init +1, Atk claws +4 melee (1d4) or laser pistols (1d8+2 against living flesh); AC 14; HD 4d6; hp 20; MV 20'; Act 1d20; SP two-weapon fighting (as halfling), infravision 60', small size, master tactician; SV Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +2; AL L
Rocket is a master tactician. He can sacrifice his movement action to allow an ally within 30' to take a movement action.
Rocket occasionally wears rocket skates, which give him a fly speed of 30'.