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JesusFan


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Was he really a villain, or more akin to being a natural Force of Cosmos, like a Cosmic Tidal wave that was bad news if ran into you?


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Reverend Meteor


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    Was he really a villain, or more akin to being a natural Force of Cosmos, like a Cosmic Tidal wave that was bad news if ran into you?


I think even going back to the original story where he was presented that it's up for debate.

In his conversation with the Watcher Galactus mentions that injuring people is not what he desires. But the Watcher tells him that every world Galactus had destroyed before then was uninhabitable and the end of the story the Watcher says destroying a civilization isn't the answer and Galactus would be fine eating lifeless worlds.

So to me as originally presented Galactus says he didn't want to destroy a world with life on it but was willing to do so even though Uatu says Galactus can survive fine on non inhabited worlds. I'm assuming the worlds with life on them are tastier or more filling than dead worlds.

Galactus is like a carnivore. He could be vegan and stick to worlds without sentient life...but I don't think those worlds are enjoyable to eat. He wants something that tastes good and gives him more energy. He doesn't want to eat lettuce all day.

When I try to diet and not eat meat for a few days I become a lot like Galactus. I can see why he gets irritable.





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JesusFan


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He was the Third great Force, that balanced Eternity/Death, so was He not merely fulfilling His assigned role?

Maybe like the Celestials would seed life throughout Marvel universe, and he would test them to see if should survive?


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Reverend Meteor


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    He was the Third great Force, that balanced Eternity/Death, so was He not merely fulfilling His assigned role?


That idea came later (Byrne I think)

But in the original storyline Watcher makes it seem like Galactus has the choice of eating uninhabited worlds and up to that point had actually done so.









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Comicguy1


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I don't think that he was usually portrayed as evil or a straight-out bad guy. He was definitely listed as a villain, though. He was more unfeeling (As in not having any real emotions or feelings, good or ill.) than straight out malicious or villainous.


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You are correct on Byrne.

I think it's still the case G has the choice but low energy level will dictate his actions.


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Grey Gargoyle


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that is doing what he does. For him it is more about conflict with the world. From the perspective of those whose world he is going to eat he is a bad guy. From the greater whole he is not.

Even from the beginning they were pushing that Galactus himself was not evil, like Mephisto. He was doing what he needed to do in order to exist. That was always the case. Some things were added but the force of nature thing is apt in a way. Although Galactus is more intelligent and such than any storm.




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