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Subj: Re: Infinity Countdown #4
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 at 12:37:17 pm EDT (Viewed 847 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Infinity Countdown #4
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 at 12:24:44 pm EDT (Viewed 904 times)


While I would agree to a point, Marvel has also gone out of their way to also indicate that he often does not consider lesser beings either. There are some examples either way.


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      There is also the question of if it is really genocide. Genocide implies it is done with malice. Galactus only devours to survive. He is no more committing genocide then we would be if we ate all the cows on Earth.



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    If we ate all the cows on Earth, that would be morally reprehensible.


One could make a case that it is immoral to eat them in the first place if one had a mind to do so.


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      I squashed a spider a few minutes ago, does that make me a murderer?



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    Spiders are not people. Galactus kills people.



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      Is pneumonia a serial killer??



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    Pneumonia is not sentient. Galactus is. Galactus is aware of the ethical implications of his actions and has been haunted by it. When Dr. Strange used the images of Ikonn to show Galactus the ghosts of all he had killed, Galactus had to shut down his own mind.



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      it is a concept that doesn't apply.



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    It does for the reasons I've given above.



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      The Surfer has usually seemed to understand that, never condemning Galactus, but rather heralds who could lead him to other planets, but don't.



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    Why should that matter if Galactus should not be condemned?



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      Any acceptance The Surfer had was based on the fact that Galactus simply is. He does what is his nature, and does it with out malice.



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    Sometimes Galactus does things without malice, sometimes he does things with malice. Galactus has clearly been depicted as an emotional being.


Although that has varied a bit depending on who is writing him. He throws more temper tantrums in some eras than others.

I think the most important moral issue with Galactus leads into his purpose. It was said before that all he has done will be countered at some point. Be it spanning another universe or whatever else.

The whole doing what is necessary sort of situation and it being true makes this situation different than a standard serial killer. I guess the only way I could see it being similar would be if the serial killer had to kill people or the world as a whole would end or something akin to it. And even that is not a great example.






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