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Subj: Re: Can someone help me out here?
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 at 05:57:48 pm EST (Viewed 229 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Can someone help me out here?
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 at 02:41:18 pm EST (Viewed 196 times)



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                In regards to Galactus, I can't remember, what is his current selection process to determine if a planet is worthy of consumption?

                I remember awhile back he tried to avoid inhabited planets and consume life-less worlds.




              It largely depends on the better judgement of his Heralds, I believe. I know in the What If where Thor was a herald, he picked worlds that had savage beasts and were not inhabited by mortal creatures like humans or humanoids.

              Not sure about the others, but I know -or assume- that Stardust just picks any one, regardless of the inhabitants and sends Galactus there.

            While I'm not sure if this is still the case or not, it used to be that the planet had to be capable of supporting life, even if there wasn't any real life on it.


            C.


          Ok but the Surfer agreed to be his herald again to guide G to uninhabited worlds or assist a civilization in vacating their planet right?

          If this is true, I wonder what's gonna happen when the Sufer finds a planet of beings that are unwilling to relocate?

        As we have already seen (eg. Skaar), the Surfer is perfectly willing to let them die with a miniumum of regret. He'll still try and help where he can, but Galactus' needs clearly take precidence. Remember, when he became a herald again Galactus altered him to give him the will and resolve to do what had to be done. That's why he's more hard-core these days.


        C.


      Thanks for the update. I haven't followed much of the Skaar storyline. So basically what your telling me is that the Surfer has "allowed willingly" to let G alter his conscience again?

    Yes, to give him the will and conviction it would take to serve him but leave him his remorse.


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      Doesn't this make the Surfer as much of a monster as G to many in the universe?

    Surfer agreed because he understood it wasn't about serving Galactus so much as what he represents in the cosmic balance (the "cosmic consonance" Galactus calls it). Galactus for all his planet munching represents a powerful foe against those who would upset the balance. Galactus also reiterated that Norrin was his favored among all his heralds and blind loyalty wasn't what he was looking for. He said that one day it may be important for him to defy him.


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      The Surfer was pretty shook up after he found out that G altered him the first time and it resulted in "soul breaking" ramifications for him.

    Indeed. And Surfer comes to realize in that span of time he had lost a lot of the conviction he had when he first rose to save his homeworld. Galactus blames himself in allowing Alicia Masters to get to him and reacting in anger in banishing him. Norrin knew he'd need that strength of will in the days ahead and agreed to allow Galactus to give it to him.


    C.


Then this is not the Surfer who fought through trial and tribulation for redemption of his past sins. The Surfer, this time is as guilty as G to assist in this universal genocide.

unless I'm missing something here.


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