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Subj: Re: Can someone help me out here?
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 at 08:59:35 pm EST (Viewed 186 times)
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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 at 06:28:34 pm EST (Viewed 170 times)



      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.

    I think Surfer came to a realization. Galactus is going to feed no matter what. Few things in the universe (if written right) can even stall him. Galactus must live for the good of the universe. He is going to have a herald. Galactus tends to pick heralds with loose or no morals. So, Surfer can either do nothing and allow Galactus to feed on any world with the herald perhaps going so far as to wipe out any survivors or he can join with him and try to lessen the damage Galactus causes, give people chance to escape, keep Stardust from hunting them down, etc.

    Which chose does the most good?

I guess it depends if you and your world are the unfortunate ones to be "sacrificed" for the greater good of the universe.

I remember (don't know if it still applies) reading that Galactus will one day meet a world that will have the power to destroy him. On that day G will know final peace.

G has implied that eventually the Surfer will have enough of this and turn on him. So I'm neutral in what it all accomplishes, especially if billions of lives must be scarified to maintain the universal balance.

Yes I know G is supposedly beyond good and evil but even he has cried out in remorse for what he has done. He has also shown affection with the Surfer, Gabriel, and Nova. G knows he is but a pawn in the grand scheme of things. A slave to the universal order. A being that longs for his mission to end. He has accepted his fate and his role but doesn't embellish it.

The Surfer practically went through hell itself and almost lost his sanity because of the guilt associated with serving Galactus. He rededicated his entire existence in the hope that one day perhaps his inner soul could be cleansed from the knowledge of knowing he contributed to the death of billions. Personally I feel the Surfer has suffered more emotional and psychological pain than any being in the Marvel universe. Great inner turmoil despite the knowledge that he knew he was not in full control of his actions.

Now he is willingly doing it again? Yes I can see if it spares lives but if any lives are lost, then the Surfer has become what he feared he was. And worse a noble being who lost his chance for atonement.

The elation and joy he felt when he was freed from his oath was short lived indeed.

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