Rocket has evolved into one of my favorite characters in the MCU over the course of his four movies but one of the reasons I love him so much is the comedy relief he can bring to these films.
Rocket is a strange dude. I mean, he’s a raccoon for crying out loud. But there’s a recurring joke created on his expense as characters who meet him for the first time name him a different animal every time. It’s absolutely hilarious and so today I wanted to list all of the names and the exchanges (that I can remember) so far. Enjoy!
Star-Lord: “I’ve had a lot of people try to kill me over the year. I ain’t about to be brought down by a tree and a talking raccoon.”
Rocket: “What’s a raccoon?”
Star-Lord: “What’s a raccoon? It’s what you are, stupid.”
Gamora: “Rodent, we are ready for your plan.”
Rocket: “Hold on.”
Drax: “I recognize this animal. We’d roast them over a fire pit as children. Their flesh was quite delicious.”
Rocket: “Not helping.”
Yikes, Drax. Hee-hee.
Star-Lord: “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Yo, Ranger Rick! What are you doing?”
Ranger Rick, oh my goodness, that’s funny.
Rocket: “Keep Ronan up there, Saal. We’ll take care of the people down here.”
Saal: “I can’t believe I’m taking orders from a hamster.”
Ha-ha, a hamster! 😂
Rocket to Star-Lord: “Don’t call me a raccoon!”
Star-Lord: “I’m sorry. I took it too far. I meant trash panda.”
Rocket: “Is that better?”
Trash panda? Youch. Once again though, it’s hilarious.
Ego: “What say we head out there now? Your associates are welcome. Even that triangle-faced monkey there.”
Triangle-faced monkey? This one even got Rocket confused.
Nebula: “You’re leaving me with that fox!”
Gamora: “He’s not a fox.”
A fox! Oh-ho, that’s also quite funny.
Yondu: “Hey there, rat.”
Rocket: “How’s it going, you blue idiot?”
Mantis: The crabby puppy is so cute. He makes me wanna die!”
Crabby puppy? Okay.
Thor: “The rabbit is correct and clearly the smartest among you.”
This makes me laugh every time. This name clearly sent Rocket through a loop and Rocket isn’t usually dumbfounded.
These next two names are from Avengers: Endgame so the quotes may not be exactly correct and the pictures won’t be exactly accurate but I will do my best.
Tony Stark once he was back safe on Earth: “For a while, I thought it was a Build-a-Bear sitting there.”
Rocket grumbles in response: “Maybe I am.”
And later in the film when preparing for the “Time Heist” Tony Stark calls Rocket Ratchet. Lol! Talk about funny. That’s funny.
So, this is the list of names (that I can remember) Rocket has been called.
- Talking Raccoon (which he is.)
- Ranger Rick.
- Trash Panda.
- Triangle-faced monkey.
- Crabby Puppy.
- And finally, Ratchet.
What will he be called next? A weasel? Who knows but I do know one thing, it’s going to be hilarious.
My favorite name is definitely a tie between Rabbit and Build-a-Bear. The visuals in my mind when I imagine how far off these names from Rocket’s actual appearance is just…it leaves me in stitches every time.
Which name do you find the funniest? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.