Do you relate to the Surfer?

#1 Posted by ComicStooge (11774 posts) - - Show Bio

Just out of interest, does anyone feel like they can relate to the Silver Surfer in some way?

#2 Posted by jloneblackheart (5494 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, I do on a lot of levels.

He was into science

He longed for a life of adventure

He would sacrifice himself for the greater good, even though he didn't truly agree with his society

He values all life and protects it

He wonders at the beauty of nature and despises its destruction

He is confused over mankind's brutality and intolerance

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#3 Posted by Killemall (18152 posts) - - Show Bio

Well i find surfer very relate-able, granted i am not a silver skinned alien granted power by a semi-abstract godly being who wonders around the universe in search of his place in the universe but i find him relate-able

Why? Because to me he represents a lost soul, a person who has witness tragedy all his life and is trying to do whatever he can do make the world feel good, and that to some extent is because he believe he has just too much blood in his hands. Its a touching character, i know i am nothing like him but i can relate the ideology with mine. One reason why i read so much on surfer.

Meh thats just my take.

#4 Edited by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (5366 posts) - - Show Bio
  • A person trying to find his place in the universe but feels lost
  • Doesn't feel like he fits in wherever he goes
  • Stands up for what he believes in and has a strong moral code
  • Compassionate and considerate character
  • Able to travel and explore space

Power wise he may not be a relatable character but character wise he is. That's why he's my favorite character.

#5 Posted by ComicStooge (11774 posts) - - Show Bio

  • A person trying to find his place in the universe but feels lost
  • Doesn't feel like he fits in wherever he goes
  • Stands up for what he believes in and has a strong moral code
  • Compassionate and considerate character
  • Able to travel and explore space

Power wise he may not be a relatable character but character wise he is. That's why he's my favorite character.

Those are pretty much the same reasons I like him so much.

#6 Posted by joshmightbe (24434 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought being unrealateable was part of who he was. He's pretty much intended to be the ultimate loner.

#7 Edited by LaserLambert (635 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

I always thought being unrealateable was part of who he was. He's pretty much intended to be the ultimate loner.

the fact that he is so alone is his most relatable quality, who hasn't felt alone despite being in a sea of people? pretty much everyone.

also I can't help but relate to the way he looks at humanity as an outsider seeing all the flaws in our world. I'm sure that's how other people feel on a bad day too.

#8 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

Longing to come back for his love

its so deep

#9 Posted by PowerHerc (80657 posts) - - Show Bio

The Silver Surfer is a great character and I like him a lot but I don't relate to him.

#10 Posted by SC (12505 posts) - - Show Bio

I do. I often cover myself in silver paint, run into corner stores and scream loudly that Galactus hungers and needs to be fed. Then I grab a lot of food and run out, then hide in bushes with my trash can lid surf board.

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#11 Posted by ComicStooge (11774 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

I do. I often cover myself in silver paint, run into corner stores and scream loudly that Galactus hungers and needs to be fed. Then I grab a lot of food and run out, then hide in bushes with my trash can lid surf board.

You win this thread.

#12 Posted by THORSON (2300 posts) - - Show Bio

no. he looks really cool though that's why i like him.

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