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Silver Surfer (Marvel)
Real Name: Norrin Radd
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Powers:
The Power Cosmic. From Wikipedia.com: "He has the ability to channel ambient cosmic energy into his body at will, and expel it violently as concussive force or gently as a means to restructure molecules according to his mental design. The Surfer can generate beams of energy with sufficient destructive force to destroy a planet or, by contrast, generate such subtle amounts of energy to restructure the molecules of the natural pigments within a plant to change its color. The Surfer can rearrange the molecules of matter to create other configurations and can even directly transmute elements. While he can use his power to revitalize life energies and heal the wounded, there is no proof that he can create life from nothingness or return the dead to life.

The Surfer possesses vast superhuman strength. Additionally, the Surfer can use the Power Cosmic to amplify his physical strength to a level at least rivaling that of an enraged Savage Hulk. In addition, his body can move and react at superhuman velocities, he routinely navigates asteroid fields and attacks entire amaradas of starships at near light speed while maintaining surgical precision.

The Silver Surfer has certain cosmic energy-enhanced perceptions which enable him, through concentration, to become aware of the patterns of energy which surround him. Accordingly, he can sense great concentrations or deployments of energy in a great range, the extent of which is undetermined but is at least on an intra-galactic scale. He has a special affinity for the life energies of living beings, and can use his cosmic powers to augment them to a certain degree. The Surfer's other senses are also thus enhanced: he has demonstrated the ability to see as far as a light year while concentrating and without obstructions to his line of sight. Although the Surfer's senses are superhumanly keen, his sometimes detached and introspective nature occasionally leaves him unaware of his surroundings."

Weaknesses:
Compassion and selflessness. Susceptible to psychic/psionic or magic attack. The only other characters that seem to give him difficulty are other characters that possess an equal or greater amount of the Power Cosmic.

Bio:
First and "most favored" Herald of Galactus, 'whose power was inspired by the Riders of the Sea'.

THE ORIGIN
Norrin Radd lived on the planet Zenn-La which was at least thousands of years more advanced than us. All their world's social problems had been solved. No poverty, no war. No one had to work for anything. They've only got one weapon. It was called ... the Ultimate Weapon. If some hostile entity comes along they obliterate it. In theory ... they've never had to actually use it.

Norrin Radd hates this life with no challenges. He has an explorer's spirit. His girlfriend, Shalla Bal, and others urge him to relax and enjoy life.

Then Galactus arrives. Galactus eats planets, converting their matter to energy and consuming it.

Norrin Radd flies out to meet him and talk him out of it. Galactus explains, dispassionately, "I must feed. I don't have time to find out which planets have intelligent life and which planets don't."

Norrin Radd says, "Spare my planet, and I'll work for you. I'll be your herald and go find you suitable planets to eat that have no innocent life on them."

Galactus and grants him The Power Cosmic which makes him pretty freaking powerful. He will miss Shalla-Ball but not as much as he'll enjoy the adventure. Or so he thinks. He misses her constantly. Really bad.

At some point... like ... maybe thousands of years later he's taking too long to find an uninhabited planet so Galactus says "I must feed! Forget it, I'm just gonna eat this blue and green one over here (that would be Earth."

Silver Surfer betrays him and with the help of the Fantastic Four and together they fend off Galactus. Galactus punishes the Surfer by making a barrier that surrounds Earth which everyone else in the universe can pass through it but the Surfer.

Henceforth, he's trapped on this primitive planet where everyone hates him and is scared of him.

Once in a while, he gets a chance to break through but inevitably, someone needs help only he can provide and he sacrifices his chance for escape to help them and remains trapped here.

Eventually, the Surfer did escape Earth and once more travelled the cosmos.

SPOILERS:
In Annihilation: Silver Surfer #3, he becomes - once again - Herald to Galactus. Galactus forgives him for his disobedience and grants him even more power(s).

Notes:


First Appearance: Fantastic Four (1961) #48

Other Identities:
The Carnage Cosmic (Marvel)
The Keeper (Norrin Radd)

Favorite Characters:
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Issue Appearances:
AAFES 4th Edition [The New Avengers: Letters Home] (2007)
Alias (2001)
All-New Marvel Now! Point One (2014)
Alpha Flight (1983)
Amazing Heroes (1981)
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
Annihilation (2006)
Annihilation Prologue (2006)
Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files (2006)
Annihilation: Heralds Of Galactus (2007)
Annihilation: Saga (2007)
Annihilation: Silver Surfer (2006)
Annihilators (2011)
Art Fantastix (2000)
Avengers (2010)
Avengers & the Infinity Gauntlet (2010)
Avengers Forever (1998)
Avengers: Celestial Quest (2001)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994)
Beavis und Butt-Head (1994)
Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter (2009)
Black Panther (2005)
Bullet Points (2007)
Cable & Deadpool (2004)
Cable/X-Force '96 (1996)
Captain America (1998)
Captain Marvel (1968)
Captain Marvel (1999)
Captain Universe/Silver Surfer (2006)
Chaos War (2010)
Chaos War: Chaos King (2011)
Chaos War: God Squad (2011)
Civil War: Front Line (2006)
ClanDestine (1994)
Classic X-Men (1986)
Code of Honor (1997)
Comix & Beer (2009)
Coober Skeber (1997)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited (1995)
Crossover Classics (1991)
Cyberspace 3000 (1993)
Damage Control (vol. 3) (1991)
Daredevil (1964)
Daredevil (2011)
Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger (1995)
Dave Stevens: Covers & Stories (2012)
Dazzler (1981)
DC gegen Marvel (1996)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
DC/Marvel (1996)
DC/Marvel: All Access (1996)
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (2012)
Deadpool Team-Up (2010)
Defenders (2001)
Defenders (2005)
Defenders (2012)
Defenders: From the Marvel Vault (2011)
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Defenders/Avengers: X-Sanction Preview Book (2011)
Der Unglaubliche Hulk Comic-Taschenbuch (1980)
Die Fantastischen Vier (1999)
Die Fantastischen Vier Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Die Rächer (1979)
Die Spinne (1974)
Die Spinne Zweitauflage (1987)
Doctor Strange (1974)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
Dr. Strange: Season One (2012)
Earth X (1999)
Epic Illustrated (1980)
Essential Silver Surfer (1998)
Exiles (2001)
Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk (2010)
Fantastic Four (1961)
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Fantastic Four (1996)
Fantastic Four (1998)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fantastic Four (2013)
Fantastic Four Adventures (2005)
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Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne (2001)
Fantastic Four: Fireworks (1999)
Fantastic Four: The End (2006)
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine (2001)
Fantastic Four/Silver Surfer: The Complete Collection (2007)
Fantasy Masterpieces (1979)
Fear Itself: Fearsome Four (2011)
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Fun and Games Magazine (1979)
Galactus the Devourer (1999)
Giant-Size Avengers (1974)
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Girl Comics (2010)
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Guardians Of The Galaxy (1990)
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Untold Tales of the New Universe (2006)
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World War Hulk (2008)
World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker (2007)
X-Men (1991)
X-Men Unlimited (1993)
X-Statix (2002)

Movie Appearances:
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Video Game Appearances:
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (1996)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Silver Surfer (1990)

Group Affiliation(s):
Annihilators (Marvel)
Defenders (Marvel)
God Squad (Marvel)
Heralds of Galactus (Marvel)
Legion of the Unliving
Zenn-Lavians

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
"I should have let Galactus eat them."

"To me, my board..."

"Nebulae Unfolding!"

"There will be a reckoning."




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