There’s no denying that Baby Groot stole the hearts of audiences in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but there are still a lot of things about the little sapling that most people don’t know.
Here are 20 facts about Baby Groot that you probably didn’t know.
1. Baby Groot is actually a Flora Colossus, an ancient and powerful race of tree-like beings.
2. His real name is Groot Zem, and he’s the last of his kind.
3. He was born on Planet X, a world that was destroyed by the Universal Church of Truth.
4. Groot is over 1000 years old, but he doesn’t look a day over 12.
5. He’s incredibly strong, and can lift up to 100 times his own weight.
6. Groot has limited verbal skills, and can only say one thing: “I am Groot.”
7. However, he’s capable of understanding complex concepts and emotional states, even if he can’t express them verbally.
8. Groot is a skilled fighter, and was trained in combat by the Kree.
9. He’s also an expert strategist, and has led the Guardians of the Galaxy on many successful missions.
10. Groot is fiercely loyal to his friends, and would do anything to protect them.
11. He has a deep bond with Rocket Raccoon, and the two are often seen bickering like an old married couple.
12. Groot is attracted to Gamora, but she isn’t interested in him romantically (much to his dismay).
13. He once saved Drax the Destroyer from certain death, and the two have been friends ever since.
14. Groot is scared of water, and will go to great lengths to avoid getting wet.
15. He’s also afraid of fire, but his plant-like nature makes him immune to its effects.
16. Groot is immune to most diseases and toxins, but he can be harmed by extreme temperatures and certain chemicals.
17. Groot once sacrificed himself to save his friends, but was able to regrow from a single twig.
18. He’s still adjusting to his new form, and often has trouble controlling his limbs.
19. Groot loves music, and can often be seen dancing along to his favorite tunes.
20. He’s also a big fan of hugs, and will happily give them to anyone (even if they don’t want one).
Baby Groot is one of the most popular characters in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and for good reason. He’s adorable, funny, and lovable. With such a big following, it’s no wonder that merchandise with Baby Groot’s image is everywhere.