What does Galactus actually do?

#1 Posted by devilvert (30 posts) - - Show Bio

I know he eats planets, every story i read though that's all he does. 

he's not really a bad guy but just wants to live, like all life, but for what purpose?

so basically the question is, do you know a comic that explains this?

if he is so high and mighty god statues you think he would be doing something more productive, not just trying to survive like petty unintelligent creatures fight to do. 


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#2 Posted by jloneblackheart (5520 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a deep seeded need. He does what he must. It is his sole purpose. It is what he devotes all of his energy and time to doing, because if he doesn't, he starves. Galactus is a cosmic balance, without him the universe becomes in danger of being destroyed. He claims that one day, he will return much more to the universe than he has taken. 


He does spend some time creating his technology, but he only has the time because he has heralds finding worlds for him. 
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#3 Posted by weaponx (1566 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" It's a deep seeded need. He does what he must. It is his sole purpose. It is what he devotes all of his energy and time to doing, because if he doesn't, he starves. Galactus is a cosmic balance, without him the universe becomes in danger of being destroyed. He claims that one day, he will return much more to the universe than he has taken. 

He does spend some time creating his technology, but he only has the time because he has heralds finding worlds for him. 
"
This sums it up nicely.

Also he scares the crap out of people and eats things haha.
#4 Edited by sesquipedalophobe (4741 posts) - - Show Bio

Show some respect. Galactus was the first hypoglycemic comic character.

#5 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't it stated that if he doesn't feed, some other force arrives that can destroy the universe?

#6 Posted by jloneblackheart (5520 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:
" Wasn't it stated that if he doesn't feed, some other force arrives that can destroy the universe? "
Abraxas. But Galactus has been dead a few times and Abraxas only came once, so I don't know if he is the only reason Galactus must exist. 
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#7 Posted by cennobite (365 posts) - - Show Bio

So what does he have hobbies like stuff he does in his spare time like play cosmic chess or something with death or some other big cosmic power. 

#8 Posted by Manchine (4173 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, a long time ago.  Galactus is the division between Entity and Death.  Without him these two beings would disrupt the universe causing another big bang.
#9 Posted by PowerHerc (84340 posts) - - Show Bio

The purpose of Galactus is hinted at in the "Trial of Reed Richards" story in FF #262.   
It's also been speculated that he exists to keep the Celestial population in check by consuming worlds that harbor "Celestial embryos."
#10 Posted by ARMIV (4140 posts) - - Show Bio

...I liked it better when he just ate planets to live. 

#11 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@ARMIV: LOL!  Sometimes simple is best...
 
So, why exactly does he have to look like a dork?  Seriously, why can't he sport an Armani once in a while?  If he's going to eat a planet, then wear dinner attire dab nab it!!!
 
Although, Reed Richards did say (in FF #3 I think) that there is an underlying science explaining why Galactus looks like a dork...  Still can't help but wonder why he can't put on jeans and a t-shirt once in a while....
#12 Posted by AssertingValor (5393 posts) - - Show Bio

Galactus is awesome............

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