Feeding

#1 Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer (1009 posts) - - Show Bio

are planets the only thing he can feed off of or can he feed off a star or anything else?

#2 Posted by Edamame (27944 posts) - - Show Bio

He has fed off of the hyperspatial energies emitted by Hyperstorm.

#3 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio

He has also fed off the Old Power.

#4 Posted by jloneblackheart (5496 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24 said:
" He has also fed off the Old Power. "
I think the Old Power is just a form of the biospheric energy Galactus feeds off of. It's the planet's life blood, so to speak, so I feel like it's similar. Otherwise, yes, this is absolutely true. Just thought I'd throw a theory in there.  :)
 
He also was going to feed off of Epoch, but was stopped by Gravity, who used his own power to feed him.  
 
I've never seen Galactus feed from a star.
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#5 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart: It is a valid theory. I have thought that it may be something like this.
#6 Posted by Edamame (27944 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
  I've never seen Galactus feed from a star. "
Could he? Or would that be too similar to Phoenix?
#7 Posted by jloneblackheart (5496 posts) - - Show Bio
@Edamame: I really don't know. I'd like to say yes, since there isn't much he can't do, but I don't think a star's energy could be a long term thing for him.
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#8 Posted by Jake Fury (18116 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw him at a local cafe eating a sammich.
#9 Posted by daak1212 (7901 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury said:
"I saw him at a local cafe eating a sammich. "

lol
#10 Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer (1009 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury said:
" I saw him at a local cafe eating a sammich. "
a cafe? he always struck me as a Golden Corral type of guy.lol
#11 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7184 posts) - - Show Bio

in an alternate reality I think he fed off the odinsword
#12 Posted by jloneblackheart (5496 posts) - - Show Bio

So, it seems he can feed from a star 
 

 Silver Surfer #1
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#13 Posted by blur1528 (1055 posts) - - Show Bio

I had forgotten about Hyperstorm...

#14 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

If he can feed off a star why doesn't he?

#15 Posted by jloneblackheart (5496 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar: They don't taste as good! 
 
Actually, it kind of ruins everything. Why wouldn't everyone ask the same question you just asked?  
 
He always fed off of biospheric energy before - which can only be obtained from select planets. Perhaps he cannot convert and store solar energy as well or as easily as he can with energy from planets?
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#16 Posted by sgoodwi (80 posts) - - Show Bio
@blur1528: thanks.....blur.......sam
#17 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" @TheCrowbar: They don't taste as good!  Actually, it kind of ruins everything. Why wouldn't everyone ask the same question you just asked?   He always fed off of biospheric energy before - which can only be obtained from select planets. Perhaps he cannot convert and store solar energy as well or as easily as he can with energy from planets? "
He could be like the people who eat Veal despite knowing the hell baby cows go through.
#18 Posted by Hyperlight (5436 posts) - - Show Bio


maybe he doesnt feed of off of suns because there usually in populated solar systems and he wants to minimize the deaths he causes

 

#19 Posted by Erik (31602 posts) - - Show Bio

I've wondered this myself. It wouldn't be hard at all for him find stars with no inhabited planets. Stars have significantly more energy than planets do. It makes no sense to me why he needs planets at all. If a planet can keep him alive for an extended period, then he could camp a star for millenia, maybe more, before needing to find another.

#20 Posted by Hellos (8898 posts) - - Show Bio

@erik said:

I've wondered this myself. It wouldn't be hard at all for him find stars with no inhabited planets. Stars have significantly more energy than planets do. It makes no sense to me why he needs planets at all. If a planet can keep him alive for an extended period, then he could camp a star for millenia, maybe more, before needing to find another.

Decades of bad writing. Galactus at this point has shown capable of eating just about anything and actually being sustained by non-planetary meals. The reason he bothers to suffer on a menial planetary diet when despite being surrounded by food - is the same reason he keeps building his planet eating converter - plot.

We could play around with a million different reasons as to why he's such a picky eater based off decades of reasoning given by writers - but he's got more than enough instances of chowing down on completely normal planets, stars or energy sources for no grander purpose than eating.

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