This article contains spoilers for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Fans still can’t get over the heartwarming scene between Mantis and Peter from the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special. Mantis (Pom Klementieff), who is trying to make Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) have the perfect Christmas throughout the entire special, which debuted on Disney+ on November 26, is motivated in part by her guilt over keeping their shared father’s identity a secret. However, in the final seconds of the special, she finally tells him the truth, and he warmly welcomes her into his family.
For some fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this endearing scene that wrapped up the brief reintroduction to the Guardians of the Galaxy universe was too much. They shared their emotional responses to the scene on Twitter, crying as they reflected on how tender their final exchange was and how far Mantis went to ensure Peter had an incredible Christmas (including kidnapping real-life actor Kevin Bacon, playing himself). Fans have shared screenshots of the scene, memes about crying, and in some cases, photos of themselves reacting to the scene. Listed below are a few chosen fan responses:
gotg holiday special spoilers //— sam 🎄 GOTG HOLIDAY SPECIAL SPOILERS (@holymangos) November 25, 2022
i was CRYING at his reaction. i love peter and mantis sm pic.twitter.com/M9Y1Uggeh4
#GuardiansoftheGalaxyHolidaySpecial spoilers— nini 🕸 (@spideyswebs_) November 25, 2022
this moment was really unexpected but super sweet! it also makes sense on why mantis wanted peter to have the best christmas so bad🥺 pic.twitter.com/J3tWaNNr1X
the fact that mantis kidnapped kevin bacon bc she wanted to give peter the perfect christmas present but her being his sister was actually peter’s best present of all…😭😭😭 i loved this special! thank you james gunn!!! #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GotGHolidaySpecial pic.twitter.com/dUAkl0wxIr— Beep (@thebeepthemeep) November 25, 2022
the scene where mantis revealed to peter they are siblings omg pic.twitter.com/R5tMrzcTs5— mels ASH DAYYYY (@natsersi) November 25, 2022
peter and mantis siblings finally being canon i’ve never felt so validated big brother!peter and younger sister!mantis YOU ARE SO LOVED pic.twitter.com/qFejxEEu0a— starmora’s #1 fan (account) (@dernswift) November 23, 2022
me finding out that peter and mantis are now officially siblings— Josh 🌨️ (ia cause covid) GOTG HOLIDAY SPECIAL!!! (@J0SHC0RE) November 23, 2022
then remembering that someone will die in gotg 3 and the mcu hates siblings and kills one of them off pic.twitter.com/cPPtW9ovlV
What Will Happen To Mantis and Peter In Future
Mantis, who met them on Ego and assisted them in defeating him during the events of 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has joined the crew as the newest member of the core Guardians of the Galaxy team. She has thus had to put in a little more effort to feel included, but this moment seemed to seal it for both the characters and the audience. She gave Peter a gift she couldn’t have imagined when she told him about their relationship—it reminded him that even though he had lost his parents and his longtime love Gamora (Zoe Saldaa), he wasn’t really alone in the universe.
The emotional plot of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which hits theaters on May 5, 2023, will probably be greatly influenced by this revelation. In that movie, Peter appears to be getting ready to meet the new Gamora who lives in his timeline—the Gamora from the past who hasn’t changed her mind and is still loyal to Thanos. He will undoubtedly face significant emotional difficulties, which his new connection to Mantis can assist him in overcoming, as a result of the fact that he has a long history with the person standing right in front of him who cannot recall it (and probably actively dislikes him).
The story presented in the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special may have seemed like a delightful trifle, but it will probably have a significant impact in the future. Exactly how Mantis will assist the group in defeating their upcoming adversary Adam Warlock is currently unknown (Will Poulter). She may now be supporting Peter in a way that fans have never seen before, giving him a potent new ally in this conflict.
Source : Twitter