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I'm just wondering if Galactus having had a dozen heralds maybe makes him look bad, because a lot of them have either turned on him or betrayed him. This happened with The Surfer, The Fallen One and Terrax, and Morg turned out to be bad. And Air Walker and Red Shift died pretty much right away. Only Stardust really seemed to work out and really have a connection and loyalty to (Maybe love?) the big G. His heralds don't seem to work out, but he keeps on making more. Can Galactus operate without a herald, and has he? I thought that there was a brief time when he did.


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    I'm just wondering if Galactus having had a dozen heralds maybe makes him look bad, because a lot of them have either turned on him or betrayed him. This happened with The Surfer, The Fallen One and Terrax, and Morg turned out to be bad. And Air Walker and Red Shift died pretty much right away. Only Stardust really seemed to work out and really have a connection and loyalty to (Maybe love?) the big G. His heralds don't seem to work out, but he keeps on making more. Can Galactus operate without a herald, and has he? I thought that there was a brief time when he did.


Galactus is like the fat mom in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. He's really big but he gets tired easy.





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He needs a herald, to scout away and do all the donkey work of finding a new planet, whilst he conserves his energy and his ship to get to the next planet.

It also adds to his prestige, so rather than just turn up, the Surfer 'heralds' his arrival.





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I suspect Galactus knows his heralds will turn on him eventually, however the heralds do scout the universe for him and can find planets more quickly and efficiently then he can.

Surfer turned on Galactus when his morality was awakened.

Air Walker: blasted by weapons designed to hurt/kill Galactus. Galactus was too weak to revive/heal him but put his life force into the robot body. However due to behavior anomalies he abandoned it.

Firelord: eventually was released in exchange for the Asgardian Destroyer armor.

Terrax: Galactus wanted a herald without morals this time. However this backfired as Terrax proved treacherous and chafed at being a servant. He was depowered and left for dead by Galactus until Doom came along...

Frankie Raye/Nova: was loyal and didn't care if aliens died to satsidy Galactus and his hunger. Was fascinated by the universe and possibly loved Galactus and it was hinted he may have had feelings for her. However her feelings for the Surfer and his awakening her own morality caused her to be discharged from duty in favor of Morg as his new herald.

Morg: had no morals, no qualms about killing and no problems being a loyal warrior and servant. easily as strong as the Surfer he later augmented himself even further. Killed Frankie Raye in battle thus earning the ire of Galactus at that moment yet was regenerated by Galactus due to his loyalty to him.

Why Galactus does not depower all his heralds when they leave him is an interesting question that I don't think was answered over the years, but I may have missed it. Perhaps he knows a few things about destiny and that his heralds are still needed for the sake of the cosmos.

Case in point: if there was no Silver Surfer, there would have been no one to start the fight against Thanos when Death revived him. It was the Surfer that prompted Warlock's return so that he could stop Thanos but without the Surfer....that would have left brain damaged Drax.....


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    I suspect Galactus knows his heralds will turn on him eventually, however the heralds do scout the universe for him and can find planets more quickly and efficiently then he can.



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    Surfer turned on Galactus when his morality was awakened.



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    Air Walker: blasted by weapons designed to hurt/kill Galactus. Galactus was too weak to revive/heal him but put his life force into the robot body. However due to behavior anomalies he abandoned it.



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    Firelord: eventually was released in exchange for the Asgardian Destroyer armor.



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    Terrax: Galactus wanted a herald without morals this time. However this backfired as Terrax proved treacherous and chafed at being a servant. He was depowered and left for dead by Galactus until Doom came along...



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    Frankie Raye/Nova: was loyal and didn't care if aliens died to satsidy Galactus and his hunger. Was fascinated by the universe and possibly loved Galactus and it was hinted he may have had feelings for her. However her feelings for the Surfer and his awakening her own morality caused her to be discharged from duty in favor of Morg as his new herald.



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    Morg: had no morals, no qualms about killing and no problems being a loyal warrior and servant. easily as strong as the Surfer he later augmented himself even further. Killed Frankie Raye in battle thus earning the ire of Galactus at that moment yet was regenerated by Galactus due to his loyalty to him.



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    Why Galactus does not depower all his heralds when they leave him is an interesting question that I don't think was answered over the years, but I may have missed it. Perhaps he knows a few things about destiny and that his heralds are still needed for the sake of the cosmos.



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    Case in point: if there was no Silver Surfer, there would have been no one to start the fight against Thanos when Death revived him. It was the Surfer that prompted Warlock's return so that he could stop Thanos but without the Surfer....that would have left brain damaged Drax.....


One thing I liked about Morg was that he was loyal to Galactus. Terrax is a horrible person too but he wasn't loyal. Morg was loyal and loved his job. That made him more terrifying.





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    He needs a herald, to scout away and do all the donkey work of finding a new planet, whilst he conserves his energy and his ship to get to the next planet.



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    It also adds to his prestige, so rather than just turn up, the Surfer 'heralds' his arrival.


You can't tell me Galactus doesn't get off on sending his herald to warn of his imminent arrival knowing no one will be able to stop him as he kills everyone. It's like twisting the knife. He could just show up and start devouring but he wants to whip people into a panic first.





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Depending on the story, he did not really need one early on. He hungered less often. One could argue that Galactus's tech and cosmic awareness should make the need for a herald moot.

And that should be right, but the initial idea was sort of the herald as an angel of sorts coming to fortell the wrath of God and it stuck on.






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    I'm just wondering if Galactus having had a dozen heralds maybe makes him look bad, because a lot of them have either turned on him or betrayed him. This happened with The Surfer, The Fallen One and Terrax, and Morg turned out to be bad. And Air Walker and Red Shift died pretty much right away. Only Stardust really seemed to work out and really have a connection and loyalty to (Maybe love?) the big G. His heralds don't seem to work out, but he keeps on making more. Can Galactus operate without a herald, and has he? I thought that there was a brief time when he did.


Having a herald makes him that much cooler.

What's crueler? Destroying a world without notice or panicking the population by giving them advance warning via some dark angel and knowing they don't have time to evacuate. He never gives anyone enough time. He's smashing ant beds. He loves this shit.







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No, he doesn't need a Herald. Classically, he had no Herald until relatively recently when he allowed Norrin to be Surfer. Yeah, I know that's been retconned, but Ptooey!

IMO, Heralds only work as a bone Galactus threw to mortals before he ate them. Heralds are an act of charity The Big G allows because of his huge heart.

"Look peons, I'm gonna eat. So... pray, skedaddle, try to fight, or whatever else you feel you need to do."




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    No, he doesn't need a Herald. Classically, he had no Herald until relatively recently when he allowed Norrin to be Surfer. Yeah, I know that's been retconned, but Ptooey!



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    IMO, Heralds only work as a bone Galactus threw to mortals before he ate them. Heralds are an act of charity The Big G allows because of his huge heart.



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    "Look peons, I'm gonna eat. So... pray, skedaddle, try to fight, or whatever else you feel you need to do."


Fear is probably like salt to him. Makes the planet tastier.





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Galactus has always seemed above such human qualities.




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No he has not. He is petty and has been since his first appearances. Uatu told him he could eat lifeless worlds and he refused.







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    No he has not. He is petty and has been since his first appearances. Uatu told him he could eat lifeless worlds and he refused.


That was an example of him being FAR above such human qualities. That's not pettiness. That's not giving a damn.




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