Quote:The surfer wanted to stay on Earth and Galactus altered the Surfer so that he is now linked to Earth and is at peak power when on Earth and gets weaker the farther he goes from Earth. Galactus also gave him the power to shift from his silver skin to flesh at will. So yes, in flesh mode as it were, the Surfer wears pants.
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He is sort of tied to the Earth. He was set to guard the cosmic egg in whatever vortex it was in. The rule is that Surfer gets weaker the farther away from that he gets. Not just on Earth.
Surfer to one degree or another always has the ability to change his appearance, so this is not a new power.
To my knowledge the Surfer has never been able to change his silver skin back to flesh and blood, this is something that Galactus bestowed on him when he linked him to the Earth to watch the egg or whatever. Surfer has worn clothes in the past, yes but was still silver skinned.