45 Facts About Galactus


Galactus is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Formerly a mortal man, Galactus is a cosmic entity who consumes planets to sustain his life force, and serves a functional role in the upkeep of the primary Marvel continuity.

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Since debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, Galactus has played a role in over five decades of Marvel continuity.

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In 2009, Galactus ranked 5th on IGN's list of "Top 100 Comic Book Villains", which cited the character's "larger-than-life presence" as making him one of the more important villains ever created.

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When Galactus relegated him to Earth, he stayed on Earth, and that was the beginning of his adventures.

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Galactus is his own legend, and of course, he and the Silver Surfer are sort of modern legends, and they are designed that way.

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Consequences of Galactus's death are explored in the issues Fantastic Four Annual 2001 and Fantastic Four vol.

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Galactus appears as a supporting character in Galacta: Daughter of Galactus .

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Galactus always said he was going to give back more than he took out of the universe—now he's making good on that, one dead world at a time.

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The story features Galactus recounting all the major events that have occurred in Marvel continuity to Franklin Richards as the universe experiences its final moments.

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Galactus was killed by Thor during the "Herald of Thunder" story-arc in Thor vol.

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Galactus was originally the explorer Galan of the planet Taa, which existed in the prime pre-Big Bang universe.

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Galactus becomes involved in a civil war among the "Proemial Gods", who had come into being during the universe's infancy.

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Galactus then decides to create a herald to locate worlds for sustenance, but fails when the first—Tyrant—rebels, and the second—the Fallen One—is dismissed for his bloodthirsty attitude.

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Galactus frees Firelord when Thor presents Galactus with the Asgardian Destroyer to animate and use as a herald.

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Galactus comes into conflict with the High Evolutionary when attempting to devour Counter-Earth, but he is temporarily transformed into harmless energy after attempting to devour the planet Poppup.

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Galactus agrees, if the Fantastic Four first recruit a being called Tyros as a new herald.

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Galactus empowers and uses the superheroine Dazzler to locate a missing Terrax, who is in fact hiding from his master inside a black hole.

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Galactus is fooled by the Galadorian Space Knight Rom into trying to devour the Black Nebula, home of the alien Dire Wraiths, but he is repelled by the Wraith's Dark Sun.

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Near death, Galactus is saved by the Fantastic Four and the Avengers while acquiring another herald: Nova.

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Galactus destroys the Skrull homeworld, and discusses his role in the universe with fellow cosmic entity Death.

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When Nova is conscience-stricken at causing the death of billions of aliens, Galactus takes on a new herald, the bloodthirsty Morg the Executioner.

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Galactus then decides, with help from new herald Red Shift, to only devour the energy of living beings, which brings him into conflict with alien races and Earth's heroes.

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The death of Galactus allows the entity Abraxas to emerge from imprisonment.

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Galactus then provides Mr Fantastic with the Ultimate Nullifier, which he uses to reset reality and prevent Abraxas' initial escape and destruction.

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Conscience-stricken, Galactus tries to rid himself of his hunger by feeding on the power from the Infinity Gems, but is tricked into releasing the Hunger, which feeds on entire galaxies.

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When Galactus discovers these heroes now live on a planet called Nu-Earth, he destroys it and its inhabitants in retribution.

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Later, when the Mad Celestials from Earth-4280 invade, Galactus destroys one before being struck down by the others.

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Galactus is then pulled through a hole in space-time to an alternate universe and meets another version of himself: a space-faring mechanical hive-mind called Gah Lak Tus.

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Galactus comes into conflict with fellow cosmic entities Master Order and Lord Chaos, who, with the Molecule Man, wish for Galactus to return to his former role as a Devourer of Worlds and thereby restore order to the universe.

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Galactus begins to consume mystical energy, eventually absorbing Dormammu and other mystical entities, and in so doing grows mad and destabilizes reality.

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Galactus reveals to All-Father Thor that he had a vision of Thor being responsible for his death.

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Galactus can appear as a humanoid star when addressing fellow members of the cosmic hierarchy.

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Alternatively, Galactus can absorb energy directly from cosmic beings and even mystical entities—though with unpredictable results.

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Galactus is capable of removing the Power Cosmic from the herald.

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Galactus has on occasion been severely weakened due to a lack of sustenance, and on one occasion was defeated whilst in this state by the combined Fantastic Four and Avengers.

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Galactus employs scientific knowledge beyond comprehension as the oldest living entity in the universe.

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Galactus is capable of building massive starships of his own design, Punisher robots to battle foes beneath his attention, the Ultimate Nullifier, and his solar system–sized, Mobius strip-shaped home, Taa II.

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Silver Surfer is a recurring ally and Herald of Galactus, and was the first to be introduced into the Marvel Universe.

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Galan's rebirth as Galactus is depicted as being observed by the Living Tribunal and the Brothers from DC vs Marvel.

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Galactus appears as a gigantic, planet-sized life form—complete with a single, massive eye and tentacles—covered with a number of life forms, which aid its digestion.

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The comic ends with the Fantastic Four returning to their present-day, realizing that Galactus had summoned them to the end of time out of loneliness, before he continued on as the only living being towards the next iteration of the universe.

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Galactus's power is absorbed when consumed by the infected Avengers.

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Galactus is finally consumed by an All-Black-empowered Ego the Living Planet.

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Version of Galactus—called "Gah-Lak-Tus" in the novelization—appears in the 2007 film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, as a cosmic hurricane-like cloud.

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