Destroyer of Worlds
Devourer of Worlds
Ravager or Worlds
Note: Galan was Galactus' name in the previous reality.
Astrogod that serves as the balancing force between Death and Eternity in a dichotomous universe.
Citizen of the planet Taa in the previous reality.
Astrogod considered a menace to all inhabited planets in the galaxy.
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Planet Taa in the reality that collapsed proceeding the birth current universe.|
|Base of Operations|
|Planetoid sized space station|
|28’ 9” - varies|
|18.2 tons - varies|
|White, but varies|
|Bald, but varies|
|God-like entity of near omnipotent power and intelligence.|
Heralds: Numerous beings modified to serve as a forward scout and harbinger of doom to worlds Galactus will consume.
Taa II: Star-spanning sphere used for interstellar transportation.
Elders of the Universe
Fantastic Four Vol. 1 & 2
Silver Surfer Vol. 1 & 3
|Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #48 (March, 1966)|
|Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
The sole surviving sentient of the reality preceding the current universe, Galactus is an entity born of the Taa space explorer Galan and the universal sentience known as the Enigma Force.
Galactus serves as a balancing force in the universe by keeping the agents of Eternity, known as the Celestials, in check. Each Celestial is incubated in the core of a life-giving planet. By consuming the Celestial "seed" inside the planet, Galactus causes its destruction but keeps the Universe in balance. It is believed that Galactus created heralds such as the Silver Surfer and Nova to serve as a warning of his arrival to the planet's inhabitants.
The Celestials manipulate the evolution of the inhabitants of seeded planets to serve as a defense system against Galactus. This leads to the development of technology allowing many to defend or in some cases evacuate their planet before Galactus could consume it. Some planets such as Earth did not evolve technologically to oppose Galactus. Instead humans evolved into a species capable of super-powered potential. It was through the intervention of one group of super humans known as the Fantastic Four that Earth was spared.