Do you relate to the Surfer?

#1 Posted by ComicStooge (13917 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 (5482 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 (18607 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 (6456 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 (13917 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 (24702 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#7 Edited by LaserLambert (636 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 (15087 posts) - - Show Bio

Longing to come back for his love

its so deep

#9 Posted by PowerHerc (85335 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 (13349 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 (13917 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 (2518 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#13 Edited by arthurkerr (585 posts) - - Show Bio

On many levels I say yes. His wonder lust and need to explore. His love of science and the list goes on and on and on.

They do not give this character enough credit who would not love to just get up and go explore the stars.

I hope they do not make him a winy cry baby over not being able to go home and more of a hero out to see what space has to hold.

I would feel sorry for any soul whom tried to tie the Down he would not stay any one place long.

Even the love of his life would pale next to his need to see and explore the universe.

They never use show how smart he is or what he can do by just using his mind. He was from a advanced group of people after all.

Not just a strong arm that can change mater and toss around the power cosmic.

It is what he can do with it. Kind of like when Peter Parker had the Captain universe powers.

#14 Posted by youknowwhattodo (1557 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.

This, so many people often view relatablity in characters based on their skillset which I think is a very shallow way to look at superheroes.

#15 Edited by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6456 posts) - - Show Bio

@norrinboltagonprime21 said:
  • 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.

This, so many people often view relatablity in characters based on their skillset which I think is a very shallow way to look at superheroes.

#16 Posted by arthurkerr (585 posts) - - Show Bio

@youknowwhattodo said:

@norrinboltagonprime21 said:
  • 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.

This, so many people often view relatablity in characters based on their skillset which I think is a very shallow way to look at superheroes.

yes it is horrible how so few know the real draw of the surfer. It is up to the writer to bring his good side out and create a universe where he can truly shine. Like the Star Trek universe I would like to see him take pleasure in exploration and seeing and blending in with new groups.

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