Personal Info:
Real Name: Galan of Taa
Also Known As: Galan, Ashta, Devourer of Worlds, Ravager of Planets, The Great Destroyer, The Devourer, Maker
Place Of Birth: Planet Taa
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Vol.1 48 (1966) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: The Heralds Of Galactus
Group Affiliation: Formerly God Squad
Base Of Operations: Galactic
Grudges: Fantastic Four and The Silver Surfer
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
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Enhanced Abilities: Galactus has god like super human strength, speed and endurance.
Vampirism: Galactus can destroy the molecular bonds that hold his targets together. Galactus then feeds on the energies of his targets to sustain his own life. Galactus is able to use this power on individuals as well as planets.
Invulnerability: Galactus is virtually invulnerable to physical and energy attacks. He is also resistant to heat, cold, corrosives, toxins and disease.
Force Field: Galactus can surround himself with a protective force field.
Conversion: Galactus is able to convert energy, elements and molecules into any other form of themselves.
Levitation: Galactus can traverse or glide through the air using sheer will.
Size-Alteration: Galactus can manipulate his size, density, mass and ratio at will, allowing him to reshape his body to any physique type he wishes.
Cosmic Energy Projection: Galactus can project extremely powerful energy emissions with incalculable force.
Cosmic Teleportation: Galactus can make himself, other people, and objects appear anywhere in the entire universe that he wishes with a mere thought.
Cosmic Telepathy: Galactus has the ability to read or communicate with other minds across universal distances.
Cosmic Telekinesis: Galactus has the ability to move virtually unlimited amounts of mass through mental concentration.
Cosmic Awareness: Galactus can sense disturbances or changes within the cosmic ether on a universal scale.
Power Creation: Galactus has the ability to transform ordinary beings into super-beings. Galactus has total control over the powers he gives and can amplify or reduce them as he sees fit.
Resurrection: Galactus can raise the dead. This ability also allows him to raise himself from death.
Life Creation: Galactus can create complex, sentient, biological life-forms from nothing.
Recreation: Being a cosmic being, Galactus can create an entire Solar System, including populations, the planets, etc. in every detail.
Worldship: Galactus has a spherical spaceship that carries him between stars and contains equipment to help him siphon planetary energies without expending any of his own energies.
Sole survivor of the universe existing before the Big Bang, Galactus is perhaps the most feared being in the cosmos. Untold billions of years ago, he was born the humanoid Galan on the planet Taa, a wondrous paradise of scientific and social achievement; however, his universe was in its final stages, with all matter plunging towards a central point via the "Big Crunch", collapsing into a new "Cosmic Egg", a sphere of disorganized, compact primordial matter. Galan, a space explorer, discovered a radiation-plague threatening all of Taa. Though he was initially scoffed at, the truth became clear as the people of surrounding planets perished. Despite the efforts of Taa's greatest scientists, no cure could be found, and the population began to die off. Galan convinced the handful of remaining survivors to die gloriously by flying a starship into the blazing cosmic cauldron. The others were killed by the intense radiation, but Galan was filled with new energy and saved by the Phoenix Force of the dying universe. The sentient energy spoke to Galan as it brought him into the Egg.
With the next Big Bang, the Cosmic Egg matter exploded outwards, eventually condensing into stars and planets. The future Galactus and his starship were re-created simultaneously with the embodiments of Eternity and Death, though he drifted inert for billions of years while new life began to populate the universe. The starship crashed on an unnamed planet, where Ecce The Watcher saw its occupant emerge as raw energy. Ecce recognized the danger the nascent being would pose and could have destroyed him then, but instead abides by his oath of non-interference. Launching his ship back into space, the being ejected its lifeless companions into the void, there to drift in endless flight. He then created a suit of armour to harness and regulate his awesome energies, and transformed his ship into an incubation chamber, where he spent countless centuries evolving into his current form. Eventually his craft again fell into orbit around a verdant planet, Archeopia. The advanced natives scanned the craft, detected its awesome energies, and wisely left it undisturbed.
Years later, when interstellar war spread into that space sector, the Archeopians' unidentified enemies mistook the incubation craft for a weapon and fired upon it. Emerging unscathed, the being who adopted the name Galactus swiftly slaughtered invader and defender alike, then consumed the life-energies of Archeopia, the first of many worlds that would perish for his hunger; only a small fleet of Archeopians managed to escape. Surveying the destruction he had wrought, Galactus decided to create a world to outshine any other in existence. Though it took millennia, including breaks to replenish his energies, Galactus completed Taa II, an immense ship engulfing the entire Archeopian system, which he made his new home.
Galactus initially went centuries between feedings, seeking out uninhabited worlds that could support life; but he gradually hungered more frequently, and began consuming inhabited worlds if he could find no others. He rationalized his actions by deeming himself a higher being, a belief made easier after learning of a prophecy that he would eventually compensate for all his destruction. In addition, he eventually encountered Eternity and Death, and the three beings hypothesized that Galactus represented a balancing force between the two opposites.
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