Yondu was the leader of the Ravagers, a group of space pirates. In 1988 he captured Peter Quill when Quill was a young boy, just after his mother had died. Yondu was supposed to deliver the boy to his father, but he decided to keep Quill and raised him as his own, while keeping him safe from the other Ravagers.
He sent Quill on many dangerous missions to find artifacts. One such mission was to find the Orb of Morag. He was meant to get money from a Broker on Xandar but when he was told that Quill had not sold him the Orb in fear that it was too dangerous he went out in search of Quill. After a game of "cat and mouse", Yondu met up with Quill once more. Yondu was convinced by Quill to help in battle against Ronan's forces and save Xandar.
After the battle, Yondu was tricked by Quill and given a second orb that actually contains a troll doll off of Quill's ship. When Yondu discovered the trick, he started to laugh.
Powers and Abilities Edit
Leadership: Yondu has led an unruly group of criminals for decades, through strength of will, guile, and deadly force.
Pilot: Aside from commanding a colossal carrier ship, Yondu's skills as a pilot allow him to effectively pilot armed scout ships into combat.
Yaka arrow mastery: Yondu's primary sidearm is a yaka arrow that he can expertly control the velocity and direction of with a series of high pitched whistles. His control, and the responsiveness of this weapon, is such that he can command it to pierce dozens of individual targets in seconds.