Galactus was originally an explorer named Galan from a planet called "Taa" in a universe which existed before the big bang. When the impending cataclysm gradually killed all life in his universe, including almost all of his own people, he and other survivors sought to escape the decay of their world. They left Taa via a space vessel, but it was eventually engulfed in the cataclysm that ended the old universe and spawned a new one. Galan, however, did not die, but was transformed by the Sentience of the Universe, and gestated for billions of years, emerging (partially due to the inactivity of a Watcher) into the new universe as Galactus.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Likely 5-B | 3-B | Low 2-C | Unknown, at least 2-A | At least 2-A
Name: Galactus (Real name Galan)
Origin: Marvel Comics
Age: Older than the known Universe
Classification: Planet Devourer/World Eater, Destroyer of Worlds
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Invulnerability, Immortality (Type 1), Regeneration (Low-Godly. Regenerated from death), True Flight, Teleportation, Telekinesis, Cosmic Energy Manipulation, Force Field Creation, Matter Restructuring, Matter Transmutation, Healing, Reality Warping, Time Manipulation, Telepathy, Cosmic Awareness, Soul Manipulation, Interdimensional Portals, Abstract, does not possess a Soul, etc.
Attack Potency: Likely Planet level (Even at his weakest, Galactus eats planets) | Multi-Galaxy level+ (Destroyed galaxies as a side effect of his fight with Tyrant, has matched Mephisto and Odin) | Universe level+ (As during the "Time Bubble"/"Black Celestial" alternative future story he was going to devour an entire 4-dimensional universal spacetime continuum. Often placed alongside the Abstracts in power.) | Unknown, at least Multiverse level+ (Repaired Multi-Eternity, but within this storyline it simply seemed to be the embodiment of all parallel universes). | At least Multiverse level+ (Holds the heart of the 6th Multiverse within himself, being described as a "Brother to Eternity", and being capable of perceiving infinite universes simultaneously, and even such was a limited fraction of his true perception. Did battle against the Death Celestials)
Lifting Strength: Unknown. Variable. (He once grew to the size of and almost evenly wrestled with the Wraithworld sun) | Immeasurable | Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Unknown. Variable. (He once grew to the size of and almost evenly wrestled with the Wraithworld sun) | Unknown | At least Multiversal+
Durability: Likely Planet level (Almost killed by a planetary impact and nuclear arsenal during Jim Starlin's Thanos run) | Multi-Galaxy level+ | Universe level+ (Fought the Mad Celestials, who matched Franklin Richards in a story wherein the latter was displayed as a "universal shaper") | Unknown | At least Multiverse level+
Stamina: Godlike | Infinite
Range: Planetary to Universal | Unknown, at least Multiversal+ with the Ultimate Nullifier. | Unknown
Standard Equipment: Unknown
Intelligence: Vastly Superhuman. Holds a high degree of cosmic awareness.
Weaknesses: Galactus needs to feed on planets to sustain himself, if he goes for more than a month without eating a planet, he will grow weak and eventually die. He tends to ignore weaker beings, so it's possible to set up a trap and surprise him without his notice. | None notable
- Planetary consumption: When Galactus finds a planet with the proper energies for him to feed on, he uses his elemental converter (which makes the process more efficient) and absorbs the energy from the planet, usually killing all life on the surface and causing the planet to explode, while giving him massive amounts of power.
- Realm consumption: He uses his power to absorb pocket universes. Apparently, this is not as efficient as eating planets, since he doesn't rely on this as a source of energy.
- Summoning: Can summon "cosmic demons", which were powerful enough to cause the Asgardians trouble.
- Ultimate Nullifier: Galactus can use the UN to destroy nearly anything, and he is a master of its use, so (unlike most lesser beings), he does not destroy himself as well when using it. When it is not currently in his possession, he can summon it to himself at will. It can still be used against him, however.
Key: Starving | Moderately Fed | Well-Fed | With The Ultimate Nullifier | The Lifebringer
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