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Galactus
Nick Name

Destroyer of Worlds

Devourer of Worlds

Ravager or Worlds


Civilian ID

Galan


Note: Galan was Galactus' name in the previous reality.


Alias

Ashta


Occupation

Astrogod that serves as the balancing force between Death and Eternity in a dichotomous universe.


Legal Status

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.
Group Affiliation
Cosmic Tribunal
Base of Operations
Planetoid sized space station
Height
28 9 - varies
Weight
18.2 tons - varies
Eye Color
White, but varies
Hair Color
Bald, but varies
Known Powers
God-like entity of near omnipotent power and intelligence.
Accessories

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.


Heralds

Air-Walker

Destroyer IV

Firelord

Silver Surfer

Morg

Nova II

Red Shift

Stardust

Terrax the Tamer


Common Enemies

Avengers

Celestials

Ego the Living Planet

Elders of the Universe

Fallen One

Fantastic Four

Hunger

ROM

Silver Surfer

Thor


Regularly Appearing

Fantastic Four Vol. 1 & 2

Silver Surfer Vol. 1 & 3

Thanos


First Appearance
Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #48 (March, 1966)
Creator
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Origin

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.