Questions about the power cosmic.

#1 Posted by A_Mysterious_Guy (167 posts) - - Show Bio

Does galactus have to consume planets energy in order to survive, or does it just make him hungry but he'll live on even if he doesn't satisfy himself. How come SS doesn't get hungry?

#2 Posted by A_Mysterious_Guy (167 posts) - - Show Bio

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#3 Posted by Reactor (2529 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you under the belief that it is the Power Cosmic that makes Galactus hungry?

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

Galactus must consume the biospheric energies of planets to survive. The Power Cosmic does not cause his hunger, it is merely his role in the universe. Galactus just happens to be the source of the Power Cosmic. Thus, the Silver Surfer does not need to feed his Power Cosmic, nor does Galactus.

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#5 Posted by A_Mysterious_Guy (167 posts) - - Show Bio

So galactus eating planets is just him eating, and SS doesn't have to eat.
#6 Posted by jloneblackheart (5507 posts) - - Show Bio
@A_Mysterious_Guy: Yup
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#7 Posted by Edamame (28092 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" Galactus must consume the biospheric energies of planets to survive. 
Galactus also managed to feed off of the energy emitted by Hyperstorm. Doesn't that mean that he has more variegated meal choices?
#8 Posted by jloneblackheart (5507 posts) - - Show Bio
@Edamame: There have been a few times he fed on something besides a planets energy. I think other types of energy will help in a pinch, like when he wanted to consume Epoch. The Surfer mentioned being able to detect suitable energies for Galactus. In the end, Gravity used his power to feed him. So yes, he has fed on other types of energy before, but not consistently. 
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#9 Posted by Edamame (28092 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" @Edamame: There have been a few times he fed on something besides a planets energy. I think other types of energy will help in a pinch, like when he wanted to consume Epoch. The Surfer mentioned being able to detect suitable energies for Galactus. In the end, Gravity used his power to feed him. So yes, he has fed on other types of energy before, but not consistently.  "
Do you think that Galactus can feed off of the Phoenix Force?
#10 Posted by jloneblackheart (5507 posts) - - Show Bio
@Edamame: If the plot wanted it to, sure.  ;) 
 
Galactus knows that the Phoenix Force is the being responsible for all life and if he did consume it, he would end all life in the universe. Galactus is supposed to be a balance between life and death and doing that would disturb the balance he is supposed to keep. 
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#11 Posted by ComicMan24 (147085 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart: Was he able to feed on the Old Power? I can't remember.
#12 Posted by jloneblackheart (5507 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24: Yes. The Old Power should have sustained him for thousands of years according to the Silver Surfer, but Skaar gave him an OD and he became addicted to it instead. He expelled the Old Power in the Microverse and apparently has returned to his normal self. 
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#13 Posted by ComicMan24 (147085 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart: Thanks.
#14 Edited by RavenDark (792 posts) - - Show Bio

Could the Uni-force be a form of "power cosmic" ? Is Galactus (and his peers) the only progenitor of the "power cosmic"? 
Could the "power cosmic" be related to "cosmic" origins of the F4 and the Phoenix (even in apstract terms)?

#15 Posted by jloneblackheart (5507 posts) - - Show Bio
@RavenDark: The Uni-Power and the Phoenix Force are both sentient entities, whereas the Power Cosmic is a force of the universe. So far it seems that Galactus is the only source of the Power Cosmic and anyone else who has had it was because it was given by Galactus or taken from someone who possessed it in such a way.  There have been plenty of other forces and powers in the universe compared to the Power Cosmic, such as the Primordial Power of the Elders of the Universe or the  Proemial Gods who possess a similar power from the Crunch, or the end of the universe (among others). 
 
The FF were hit by cosmic rays. In the Heroes Reborn story line, they indeed possessed the Power Cosmic and it could be sensed in them by the Heralds of Galactus. I don't think that has been stated in the 616 universe though.  
 
The Silver Surfer once said that the astral plane was the source of the Power Cosmic, but I have never seen anyone besides Galactus and his Heralds able to wield the power for themselves, unless stolen from a bearer. 
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#16 Posted by RavenDark (792 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart: Thanks for the reply, I got my cosmic powers and Power Cosmic confused... 
The definition of the Power Cosmic, in Annihilation (comicbook), as a power embedded into the aura of a living being using it and not physically into its body, and similarities and bonding with the Uni-Power(Force) in Captain Universe: Silver Surfer  made me think it was an abstract concept of cosmic power instead Power Cosmic.....
#17 Posted by Edamame (28092 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" @Edamame: If the plot wanted it to, sure.  ;)  Galactus knows that the Phoenix Force is the being responsible for all life and if he did consume it, he would end all life in the universe. Galactus is supposed to be a balance between life and death and doing that would disturb the balance he is supposed to keep.  "
I guess Galactus doesn't know how much death he causes when he consumes planets (or how much life he takes away).  So much for balance.  = D
 
I was just wondering if the Phoenix Force is too powerful for Galactus to consume.
#18 Posted by karrob (4279 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" @RavenDark: The Uni-Power and the Phoenix Force are both sentient entities, whereas the Power Cosmic is a force of the universe. So far it seems that Galactus is the only source of the Power Cosmic and anyone else who has had it was because it was given by Galactus or taken from someone who possessed it in such a way.  There have been plenty of other forces and powers in the universe compared to the Power Cosmic, such as the Primordial Power of the Elders of the Universe or the  Proemial Gods who possess a similar power from the Crunch, or the end of the universe (among others).  The FF were hit by cosmic rays. In the Heroes Reborn story line, they indeed possessed the Power Cosmic and it could be sensed in them by the Heralds of Galactus. I don't think that has been stated in the 616 universe though.   The Silver Surfer once said that the astral plane was the source of the Power Cosmic, but I have never seen anyone besides Galactus and his Heralds able to wield the power for themselves, unless stolen from a bearer.  "
Great explanation

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