What I don't get about Galactus

#1 Posted by supertank111 (99 posts) - - Show Bio

Galactus can teleport entire galaxies, and he can detect planets that he wants to consume with his cosmic awareness (if I understand correctly). Why doesn't he just teleport planets to himself, or extract the energy from them with his cosmic telekinesis? This would make him never weakened, and almost unstoppable.

Why does he not do this? Could he even do this, or am I wrong? If I'm wrong, why?

Thanks guys :)

#2 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

The plot never calls for such things to happen.

#3 Posted by supertank111 (99 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive said:

The plot never calls for such things to happen.

But it could happen?

#4 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

@supertank111 said:

Galactus can teleport entire galaxies, and he can detect planets that he wants to consume with his cosmic awareness (if I understand correctly). Why doesn't he just teleport planets to himself, or extract the energy from them with his cosmic telekinesis? This would make him never weakened, and almost unstoppable.

Why does he not do this? Could he even do this, or am I wrong? If I'm wrong, why?

Thanks guys :)

Because he's smaller than the planet, so bringing him to the planet obviously takes less energy than bringing the planet to him. Extracting the energy telekinetically is probably something he can't do. The process is likely considerably more complicated than "teleport energy away."

#5 Posted by supertank111 (99 posts) - - Show Bio

He has teleported entire galaxies before. I think he can handle teleporting a few planets to his general vicinity. And then he could probably eat them, or store them in another dimension for him to visit whenever he wants to snack. Also he can just teleport himself to the planets, so either way, it should be no problem for him. He can sense planets with his cosmic awareness probably

#6 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he'd get bored if he was just sitting around doing nothing. Might sound like an over simplistic answer but think about all the things that have been done out of boredom, the Wright brothers got bored with bikes so they invented the air plane, Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity because he had nothing better to do at the time. There have been billions of innovations and inventions made for no other reason than a guy got bored and thought up a new way to do something.

#7 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

Galactus flat out makes no sense. How can the earth heroes stop him? Why does he ever try again once he's failed and just move on to easier planet's?

#8 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio

The same reason he uses his technology to absorb the planets energies: because he doesn't want to use energy to consume energy. Galactus uses practically no energy flying on his ship to other planets. Everything he consumes he keeps for himself. Because of the time between his hunger, he can afford to do this. If he teleported planets to himself, he would need to consume more planets than he does now, and deep down Galactus is not without conscience.

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#9 Posted by TDK_1997 (14892 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he doesn't want to use energy to feed himself.

#10 Posted by AweSam (7375 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

Because he'd get bored if he was just sitting around doing nothing. Might sound like an over simplistic answer but think about all the things that have been done out of boredom, the Wright brothers got bored with bikes so they invented the air plane, Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity because he had nothing better to do at the time. There have been billions of innovations and inventions made for no other reason than a guy got bored and thought up a new way to do something.

Comparing humans to gods here.

#11 Posted by JonSmith (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam: In the case of this God, he was a man once.

#12 Posted by Dhor (282 posts) - - Show Bio

Galactus is just a idiotic plot device. His powers look like they were created by a 10 year old.

#13 Posted by AweSam (7375 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

@AweSam: In the case of this God, he was a man once.

Since when?

#14 Posted by JonSmith (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam: Galactus's origin, last I checked, was that he was a normal dude named Galen on a normal planet at the end of his universe. It was compressing into some kind of Egg that would become the Big Bang. He took a ship into it, and got folded into it as his universe vanished. When the Big Bang went down, and the universe we know was created, he popped out as Galactus.

#15 Posted by AweSam (7375 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

@AweSam: Galactus's origin, last I checked, was that he was a normal dude named Galen on a normal planet at the end of his universe. It was compressing into some kind of Egg that would become the Big Bang. He took a ship into it, and got folded into it as his universe vanished. When the Big Bang went down, and the universe we know was created, he popped out as Galactus.

I love comic logic. I wish it was real. Get nuked, gain superpowers.

#16 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam: Mythology is full of stories of gods doing a wide variety of stuff just to entertain themselves. The quest to not be bored guided like 90% of Zeus' actions in mythology.

#17 Posted by AweSam (7375 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

@AweSam: Mythology is full of stories of gods doing a wide variety of stuff just to entertain themselves. The quest to not be bored guided like 90% of Zeus' actions in mythology.

Yeah, mythology. If he's bored, create a universe. He should be able to. He can apparently destroy something that's infinite.

#18 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@jobiwankenobi said:

Galactus flat out makes no sense. How can the earth heroes stop him? Why does he ever try again once he's failed and just move on to easier planet's?

They stopped him with the threat of using the Ultimate Nullifier

#19 Posted by KenTheProfile (412 posts) - - Show Bio

@supertank111: ego, the same reason he needs a hareld he got an ego.he like to seem like he is doing impossible things to feel more powerful

#20 Posted by samuel_larson_10 (283 posts) - - Show Bio

well it'd be like spending five dollars to make six.

#21 Posted by Rockit (36 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he is just the laziest guy of all times....sure he could teleport planets to him, but...nope.

It is like you chilling in a mobile-bed (his ship) and when your hungry some guys (his heralds) seek out for the next supermarket/fastfood (the planets)...your bed takes you there and then a machine makes the food roll right into your mouth.

Man...Galactus is not only the laziest but also the coolest guy of all times. :-D

#22 Posted by iceo54 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

The thing about Galactus is that although he is a conceptual being, he is still under jurisdiction of the The Living Tribunal. Remember this as well, Galactus is a function for the universe for the slow end of this universe and the beginning of the next Big Bang. So transporting galaxies for his own function is pointless and has repercussions.

#23 Posted by Hyperlight (5822 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart: i agree

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