Why Peter might be hard to identify with: Not much reason. He kicks some cute animals. When he’s crashing around in his ship, he forgets his one-night stand is in his sleeping quarters, but even that comes off as rogue-ishly charming.
- His Walkman with great songs we vaguely remember from the 70s/80s songs is a personal talisman that strongly bonds us to to him.
- Morag is a unique looking planet and he’s got a unique looking uniform.
- He watches his mother die and he feels he’s being cowardly about it. He won’t take her hand, but regrets that when she dies
- He’s humiliated when Korath has never heard of Star Lord.
- He’s a space adventurer with super-cool gadgets, including boot jets.
- He dances to a great song on his Walkman while he works. He’s clearly not as cool as he thinks he is, but he’s still pretty cool.
- He handles himself pretty well in the fight.