ByBryan Mckenna, writer at

Marvel introduced us to the first of the animal heroes in 2014 with of course rocket raccoon from the one and only guardians of the galaxy. But what marvel didn't really let people know is there's a whole line of super powered animals and pets, in fact there's even a team called The Pet Avengers and they are awesome. So here is 5 of the super powered animals within the marvel universe.

1. Rocket Raccoon.

like i said rocket was first shown in the marvel cinematic universe in 2014 with the release of guardians of the galaxy and boy did we instantly fall in love with that furry little maniac.

rocket Raccoon is.. well.. a raccoon DUH!. Rocket was a science experiment and is classified as a Anthropomorphic Raccoon. But don't ever make fun of him for being just a Raccoon rocket has a short temper and is a expert marksman and master tactician.

2. Cosmo The Dog.

Easter Egg Alert!!! Cosmo is an Easter egg found in GOTG when they visit the collector Cosmo is an item the collector found valuable and decided to keep for himself.

Cosmo was a former test animal of the Soviet Space Program. He was launched into Earth's orbit as part of an experiment but he drifted off into space at some point during the 1960's, arriving in Knowhere and at some point being mutated, he eventually came to serve as the station's security chief. At the end of GOTG you can see Cosmo is now free so fingers crossed he makes an appearance in another film.

3. LockJaw.

A giant dog, with antennae growing out of his head!. How else could we possibly describe LockJaw, well lets start of by mentioning LockJaw is actually the leader of the pet avengers and the only animal hero in the InHumans team. LockJaw has been with different masters as time went on fighting with the InHumans the fantastic four and most recently the guardian or Ms Marvel. This fantastic beast actually has the ability of teleportation through time and the relative dimensions in space.

You see what I did there?!.

LockJaw has went on to be the leader of the pet avengers and in the novel series actually helps find the infinity stones. This is one dog who's bark is just as bad as his bite.

4. THROG: Frog Thor.

Throg was at one time a human being known by the name of Simon Walterson but he was transformed into a frog by a Gypsy witch for whom he had seeked help and couldn't pay her for her services so she turned him into a frog as punishment, while this had happened he met Thor who had been turned into a frog by Loki and they both battled in the great frog and rat war to save the frog king. Once he had defeated the rats for the frog king he returned to his normal god like appearance and returned to Asgard but as he travelled to Asgard a small piece of Mjolnir, as it falls it turns into a miniature Mjolnir. Simon picks up this miniature Mjolnir and THROG the thunder frog is born. He later joins the pet avengers along side LockJaw and ends up helping save the world from many many foes.

5. Spider-Ham: Peter Porker

As far as weird stories go for how people got there powers and abilities in the marvel universe spider-hams is the weirdest in my opinion. Peter Porker was born a spider (simply named Peter). Residing in the basement lab of May Porker, a slightly goofy animal scientist who had created "the world's first atomic powered hairdryer," hoping that "the introduction of nuclear fission into America's beauty salons" would "revolutionise the hair care industry". After dousing her head with water and activating the dryer, May Porker accidentally irradiated herself, and in a fit of delusion, bit Peter, who then found himself transformed into an anthropomorphic swine much like May Porker herself. Running from the Porker homestead disoriented, Peter soon came to realise that he still retained a spider's abilities. He has since went on to have his own TV series and was shown in the amazing spider-man series as well.

Well that's the top 5 of my favourite animal heroes like i said there's so many more but if you guys have a favourite I didn't mention then let me know in he comments below thanks guys :)


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