I am Groot. These three simple words hold a lot of meaning. From the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, fans could already tell that Groot is a much more complex and intelligent alien being than it might seem. It didn’t take Groot long to cement his reputation as one of the fan favorites among the Guardians. His brave sacrifice at the end of the first film makes him a true hero. With every appearance in the MCU afterward, he has become even more popular. The fans love him so much that they have taken to making hilarious memes about everyone’s favorite talking tree.
Updated on August 15th, 2022 by Gabby Etzel: The recent release of Thor: Love and Thunder has given Groot more screen time for fans to dote over. With all this new Groot content, it can be fun to look back on the funniest memes about the much-adored character.
Just because Groot is a tree it doesn’t mean he can’t sometimes be a romantic. In this case, he knows exactly what to say to make the ladies swoon.
In this meme, Groot proves that love knows no language. Some may think that the woman in question wants to hear the three magical words: I love you. But the best Groot can offer is his own iconic three-word eight-letter sentence: I am Groot!
This meme comes from one of the sweetest moments between Rocket and Groot. Despite being a baby, he doesn’t always mince his words. Luckily for Groot, even if Captain America was present during this scene, he might not realize what Groot was actually saying – at least until Rocket would spill the beans. Once he did, Captain’s famous ‘Language!’ could follow. But it’s doubtful Groot would take the lesson, he just does what he wants, and that’s one of the reasons why the fans love him.
The second Guardians of the Galaxy cleverly sprinkles adorable Baby Groot moments into the film at just the right time. And whenever baby Groot appeared, it was a cause of celebration. Some fans believe that the film would be just as successful if Baby Groot was the center of attention in every scene. That’s not such a stretch considering Groot is not only adorable but is also responsible for some of the movie’s funniest and most emotionally charged scenes.
Groot’s limited vocabulary gives a good example of how to avoid awkward or downright unpleasant conversations with relatives. All that the person needs to do is answer ‘I am Groot’ to every single question asked.
Sooner or later, most family members will take the hint and change the topic, even if it’s just out of sheer discomfort. That is, unless they can speak Groot and know what each answer truly means.
Groot sacrifices his life in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film in 2014 to protect his friends. This meme delivers on a little tree humor to show another possible version of his demise. This time, Captain America and Iron Man mistakenly chopped Groot to pieces. Well, hopefully, it’s a mistake. If not, it probably wouldn’t go over well for the pair if Rocket were to find out.
Part of Groot’s charm is that he’s optimistic and happy most of the time. The first scene of the second Guardians of the Galaxy demonstrates it well. Groot is dancing around without a care in the world while the rest of the team fights a giant space monster. Not everyone can be one of the most powerful Guardians of the Galaxy members, but everyone can take a moment to dance the stress away.
Groot is relaxed and happy most of the time. But when one of the Ravagers makes fun of him, he is not afraid to stand up for himself. Once he catches up to the man in question, Groot quickly lets his rage free.
In his baby state, though, even his yells manage to make him more adorable than all MCU superheroes combined. That’s a true superpower, and this meme captures it wonderfully.
Yes, Billie Eilish’s music can get the emotions flowing for plenty of people. However, when Groot says “WE are Groot” at the end of the first Guardians of the Galaxy film–That’s enough to get a whole theater full of people shedding a tear. While the meme is funny, it’s also a sore reminder of that ill-fated scene. Of course, Groot returns as Baby Groot, but that doesn’t make his death any less upsetting. After all, he is such a beloved character that he has his own series of shorts.
They say to dance like nobody’s watching, but when somebody is watching, that’s easier said than done. Groot proves this as he dances to “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 behind Drax’s back. Each time Drax turns around, Groot pretends to not be dancing. Even though he’s a CGI tree, everyone can relate to the look of feigned casualty on his face when he freezes. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, he’ll have no issues dancing in front of others, serving as an inspiration for those getting over their own stage fright.
When Groot holds a weapon of mass destruction in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, he has a smile on his face. This meme pictures the scene while drawing attention to the look of pure joy on the character’s face.
Of course, Groot doesn’t entirely understand what the detonator in his hands is, so there’s no reason to frown. Relying on his baby brain may be dangerous, yes, but it is also one of the funniest gags in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.
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