Feat: Silver Surfer, ‘Silver Surfer’ #4

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SILVER SURFER (NORRIN RADD)
EARTH-616

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1969) #4, titled “The Good, The Bad And The Uncanny!”, Silver Surfer performs an energy projection feat. Loki has mischievously brought Silver Surfer to kill Thor. Silver Surfer challenges Thor, though unbeknownst to him, Loki has added to his power. During the battle, Silver Surfer’s Power Cosmic encases Mjolnir in a cosmic field preventing Thor from reaching the Uru hammer.

How much energy projection does it take for Silver Surfer to encase Mjolnir in a cosmic field, preventing Thor from reaching the Uru hammer?

Silver Surfer used the Power Cosmic to encase Mjolnir in a cosmic field to prevent Thor from reaching the Uru hammer. With Loki’s power augmenting his Power Cosmic, Silver Surfer prevented the enchantment on Thor’s hammer such that Mjolnir would not reach Thor.

SILVER SURFER BROKE THE WORTHINESS ENCHANTMENT ON MJOLNIR REDUCING THOR TO HALF POWER, THE EQUIVALENT OF HALF OF THE UNIVERSE’S ZERO SUM ENERGY, WITH 4.0296675*10^62 JOULES OF KINETIC ENERGY.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

UNIVERSAL

                       

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Silver Surfer has been brought to Asgard by Loki’s mischief. His mission is to kill Thor in order to stop a purported war. Silver Surfer challenges Thor to a duel. During the battle, Silver Surfer uses the Power Cosmic to encase Mjolnir in a cosmic field to prevent Thor from reaching the Uru hammer. With Loki’s power augmenting his Power Cosmic, Silver Surfer prevented the enchantment on Thor’s hammer such that Mjolnir would not reach Thor.

We will use the mystical enchantment on Mjolnir in order to calculate the Silver Surfer’s energy projection.

THOR’S MJOLNIR

In ‘Journey Into Mystery’ (1964) #101, Thor has fallen in love with mortal Jane Foster. As he prepares to go to Asgard to plead his case to marry Jane, Loki projects a vision of Thor to Odin showing his plans. Odin decreases the worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir by half and bans Thor from Asgard until he renounces his love.

In ‘Journey Into Mystery’ (1964) #101, Odin decreases the worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir by half and bans Thor from Asgard until he renounces his love. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Mjolnir increases Thor’s power by half. Let’s estimate Thor’s energy projection from his highest power output which is the God Blast.

First, let’s estimate Galactus’ durability. In ‘Fantastic Four (1966) #50, Mister Fantastic retrieves the Ultimate Nullifier with the Human Torch’s help in order to stop Galactus from consuming the Earth. Mister Fantastic threatens Galactus with the Ultimate Nullifier who states Mister Fantastic has “the means to destroy a galaxy… to lay waste to a universe!!”1

In ‘Fantastic Four (1966) #50, Mister Fantastic retrieves the Ultimate Nullifier with the Human Torch's help in order to stop Galactus from consuming the Earth.
In ‘Fantastic Four (1966) #50, Mister Fantastic retrieves the Ultimate Nullifier with the Human Torch’s help in order to stop Galactus from consuming the Earth. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

The statement indicates Galactus is Universal Level in Durability. In ‘Thor’ (1969) #161, Thor unleashes the God Blast on Galactus in order to stop the fight between Galactus and Ego the Living Planet.

Since Thor’s God Blast put Galactus near death, it is at least Universal Level in Energy Projection.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

The worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir gives Thor half of his divine power. The worthiness enchantment has been broken by Thor, the Red Norvell, Beta Ray Bill, and Captain America. They all have in common that they embrace the warrior code. Thor’s highest power, the God Blast, is Universal Level in Energy Projection. Thor does not need Mjolnir in order to project this super power and even at half power, can release it on his own.

Even at half power, Thor is Universal Level in Energy Projection. Since the universe has zero sum energy, Thor’s Energy Projection is half of that energy which equals the kinetic energy of the universe in expansion.

Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J.

ENERGY PROJECTION

Augmented by Loki, Silver Surfer was able to break the worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir. The worthiness enchantment grants Thor half of his power which is Universal Level in Energy Projection.

Silver Surfer generated half of the energy of the universe in Energy Projection. In order to encase Mjolnir in his cosmic field, Silver Surfer had to generate the kinetic energy of the universe, a Universal Level of Energy Projection.

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“In the case of a universe that is approximately uniform in space, one can show that this negative gravitational energy exactly cancels the positive energy represented by the matter. So the total energy of the universe is zero.” https://www.livescience.com/33129-total-energy-universe-zero.html#:~:text=In%20the%20case%20of%20a,of%20the%20universe%20is%20zero.%22

Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J.


SOURCES

Journey into Mystery Vol 1 101 in Marvel Database.
Silver Surfer Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Mjolnir in Marvel Database.
Journey into Mystery Vol 1 101 in Marvel Database.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 50 in Marvel Database.
Thor Vol 1 161 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Fantastic Four #50.

Battles Of The Week: Thor vs Exitar The Celestial (Hero vs Villain)

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SYNOPSIS FOR “ALONE AGAINST THE CELESTIALS!”

In an attempt to protect Pangoria, Thor has to battle the awesome power of the Celestial Exitar the Executioner. Thor manages to crack the Celestial’s armor. In the fearsome battle, Thor is tested to the limits of his power!

THE MIGHTY THOR FACES THE AWESOME POWER OF EXITAR THE CELESTIAL!
In ‘Thor’ (1988) #388, Thor faces the awesome power of Exitar the Celestial in order to save Pangoria. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants in Pangolia. On the left side is the mighty Thor, the Prince of Asgard and on the right side is Exitar the Executioner, the awesome Celestial.

Let’s look at the stats.

THOR – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: STELLAR
ENERGY PROJECTION: GALAXY
FIGHTING SKILLS: COSMIC
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mjolnir.
  • Megingjord.
  • The Odinship.
WEAKNESSES
  • Warrior’s Madness.
EXITAR – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: UNIVERSAL
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
eNERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL
FIGHTING SKILLS: EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL
INTELLIGENCE: UNIVERSAL
WEAKNESSES
  • Thor’s Jarnbjorn.

THOR PLACES IN THE TOP 10 OF THE BATTLE RANKER COMPETITION

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THE FIGHT

Thor has to protect the planet Pangoria from being destroyed by Exitar the Executioner.

The battle to decide who is the cosmic god!

OUTCOME: DRAW

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THOR IN COMICS

‘Journey Into Mystery’ (1962) #83, marks the first appearance of Thor in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Thor and his alter ego, Dr. Donald Blake.

The comic was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

CHECK OUT THOR’S SPECTACULAR FIRST APPEARANCE IN MARVEL CONTINUITY!
‘Journey Into Mystery’ (1962) #83, marks the first appearance of Thor in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

Thor Vol 1 388 in Marvel Database.
Thor Odinson (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Journey into Mystery Vol 1 83 in Marvel Database.