Groot is easily the character who has no haters. We got introduced to him as Rocket ’s partner-in-crime in Guardians of the Galaxy. No matter what he wants to convey, he always utters just three words, “I am Groot.” It’s like he’s introducing himself. We just naturally assumed this is his real name. And he is also referred by that name by everyone else, also by Rocket, who is his father-figure.
We learned in Infinity War that Thor happens to understand Groot pretty well because he had taken it as an elective during his school days on Asgard.
But a Redditor argues that Groot is not the actual name of, well, Groot. And the real name was revealed in Infinity War. But we all missed it because we didn’t really know that it was the real name that was being presented in front of us, and not some joke.
Thor always refers to Groot as “Tree”. We all naturally assumed that just like he calls Rocket “Sweet Rabbit”, it was also supposed to be funny that he calls Groot “Tree”. But what if he was referring to him by his actual real name. That’s the point this theory argues. Tree is Groot’s real name.
Take note of a point narrated in this theory – “Thor also calls Rocket by the name of rabbit the entire film but I did all of Thor’s scenes and the entire film but I did all of Thor’s scenes and at no point does anyone call him Rocket which means unless Rocket told Thor his name which doesn’t really seem like something he would do Thor would give him his name while Groot’s name is one of the only 3 words he can say. It seems weird that Thor would incorrectly introduce his friend when he would know his name.”
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