- In the first film, he is the leader of a group of mercinares called the Ravagers, in the second film, he will still be the leader of the Ravagers, but will also be a member of the Guardians, however the reason why is unknown.
- In the comics, Yondu Udonta was one of the original members of the Guardians of the Galaxy from the 31th century of Earth-691, using a bow and a quiver of arrows made of Yaka as weapons. Following his introduction in Guardians of the Galaxy, a new version of the character was introduced in the Mainstream Comic Universe, as a criminal ancestor of the original Yondu Udonta, a version more similar to his movie counterpart.
- He has a gold tooth.
- He is the leader of the Ravagers, or the former leader as he'll become a member of the Guardians in the sequel.