Why isn't Silver Surfer an Avenger?

#1 Posted by White Phantom (1760 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers are Earth's Mightiest Heroes right? So why isn't Silver Surfer one of them?

#2 Posted by fesak (7052 posts) - - Show Bio

He is an alien..

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#3 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

besides if he was there they wouldn't need another hero in the team lol

#4 Posted by Oluf_Von_Host_Museum (84681 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause he's not one of Earths, mightiest heroes. He operates on a MUCH larger scale.

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#5 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

And he's not always a hero.

#6 Posted by Kraven (517 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Just because the Avenger's tag line is "earth's mightiest heroes" doesn't mean that they are all the powerful heroes in Marvel. The Avengers are not the JLA.

  2. As has been said, Surfer operates on a much bigger scale, he travels across the universe.

  3. Surfer hates being stuck on earth, it was a curse Galactus once placed on him.

  4. The Avengers teams form by means of "fate." The heroes gather together to fight a larger, common threat and decide that there is a specific purpose to all of them being present at the same time. Surfer has never showed up in one of those cases because he's been in space.

#7 Posted by White Phantom (1760 posts) - - Show Bio

Nighthunter says:

"besides if he was there they wouldn't need another hero in the team lol"

True, so true. Though JLA has GL, Superman, and Martian Manhunter. And a lot of the Avengers seem to be heroes that I for one have never heard of. SS is one of Marvel's biggest heroes. Besides, the Avengers might need someone who can travel in space.


Post Edited:2008-01-12 15:28:22

#8 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

They have plenty of people who can travel in space. The Avengers have a very rich history of members comeing and going.

As for why the SS is not part of them, well like the others said he travels and operates on a larger scale, and he has not always been on the good side (as far as earth is conserned).

#9 Posted by kuchiku (4070 posts) - - Show Bio

hes on his planet with his wife that one girl and hes alrewady a defender

#10 Posted by avengpymhawk (371 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that the Silver Surfer is a better loner than a team player. He once joined the Defenders. Yet, if you ever read the full run of the first series, he maybe showed-up 12 times tops. Let him remain a hero in space. Their are heroes who are better at doing the whole lone rider thing. Like a certain spider we all know.

#11 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

avengpymhawk says:

"I think that the Silver Surfer is a better loner than a team player. He once joined the Defenders. Yet, if you ever read the full run of the first series, he maybe showed-up 12 times tops. Let him remain a hero in space. Their are heroes who are better at doing the whole lone rider thing. Like a certain spider we all know. "

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does what ever a Spider can...

#12 Posted by zee crusher (8997 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause he was with the defenders fighting the wild one lol

#13 Edited by King Hyperion (3715 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, The Silver Surfer did become an Avenger in "What If The Avengers had fought Galactus?" so I think we could put him down as a member even though it was an alternate version of him. Oh and in Avengers Forever #11, one of the good alternate reality Avengers seen flying about was an alternate Silver Surfer.

#14 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

Silver Surfer isn't an Avenger for the same reason Jean isn't an X-man anymore.Too damn powerful.

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#15 Posted by warlock360 (28050 posts) - - Show Bio

Cosmic > Earth

#16 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio
Vance Astro said:
"Silver Surfer isn't an Avenger for the same reason Jean isn't an X-man anymore.Too damn powerful."
Not to mention he is the servant of the greatest cosmic predator and all that....
#17 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio
AtPhantom said:
"Vance Astro said:
"Silver Surfer isn't an Avenger for the same reason Jean isn't an X-man anymore.Too damn powerful."
Not to mention he is the servant of the greatest cosmic predator and all that....
"
They could totally get him out of that if they wanted to make him an Avenger but there is no point because then they'd have to depower him.
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#18 Posted by King Saturn (224040 posts) - - Show Bio
AtPhantom said:
"Vance Astro said:
"Silver Surfer isn't an Avenger for the same reason Jean isn't an X-man anymore.Too damn powerful."
Not to mention he is the servant of the greatest cosmic predator and all that....
"
Yes Indeed
#19 Posted by Assman (1836 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
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besides if he was there they wouldn't need another hero in the team lol

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Took the words right outa my mouth! He'd solo! Besides, a team with Thor and SS on it, why would you need anyone else?
#20 Posted by Erik (32423 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you really want him to be an Avenger? 

#21 Posted by LubeMan (1067 posts) - - Show Bio
erik said:
"Do you really want him to be an Avenger? "

No, not really.  He's way too overpowered to be on the team and wouldn't really interact well with everyone else cause he's more of a loner and cosmic character that's never in the same place for long.
#22 Posted by Kyriakos (164 posts) - - Show Bio

He is not from Earth, although it wouldn't be a bad idea ti show up in the Avengers

#23 Posted by Meteorite (3351 posts) - - Show Bio
Kyriakos said:
"He is not from Earth, although it wouldn't be a bad idea ti show up in the Avengers
"
Crossovers wouldn't be bad, but if he was a member it would be boring.

Other Avengers member:"Oh no! Doctor Doom has taken over the world!"
(Five seconds later) Silver Surfer: "Stopped him".
#24 Posted by BIackFlash (1909 posts) - - Show Bio

He's not from Earth
They already have a brick like Thor
He could probably solo most of the Avengers enemies in one night

#25 Posted by jloneblackheart (5507 posts) - - Show Bio

Because the Silver Surfer soars alone......

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