Marvel Day: How Silver Surfer’s Fight Against Knull Was Among His Most Epic

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MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Donny Cates


Penciler(s)

Tradd Moore


Colorist(s)

Dave Stewart


Cover

Tradd Moore, Felipe Sobreiro


Publisher

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Publication Date

October, 2019

IN SUPERHERO BATTLES

PREVIOUSLY, SILVER SURFER’S LEFT ARM WAS TAINTED WITH DARKNESS BATTLING KNULL

In ‘Silver Surfer: Black’ #2, Silver Surfer was previously tainted in darkness. At the beginning of time, Silver Surfer had found the god of darkness. In a battle with Knull, the Sentinel was turned into the dark Elder God’s Void Knight. Fortunately, Surfer was freed from Klyntar by the intervention of Ego the Living Planet. Weak from his battle, the Sentinel of the Spaceways was contaminated by the darkness. In fact, his left hand was tainted with the Living Abyss. Growing, the darkness doomed Surfer. In fact, it was a matter of time before the darkness overtook him.

In ‘Silver Surfer: Black’ #3, Silver Surfer seeks to restore his Power Cosmic. Incredibly, Surfer was guided by Ego to the Black Galaxy. There, Surfer identified his benefactor. Near the planet, he asked Ego if he could rest upon it. To which it agreed. While resting, the Surfer noticed earthquakes on the planet. Sensing a problem, he offered to help if Ego helped him fight Knull. Begrudgingly, Ego accepted. Inside the planet’s core, Norrin fought off its antibodies. There, he found the Lifebringer One, a growing Galactus. Horrified, Silver Surfer decides to destroy the future Devourer of Worlds. Later, he relents.

In 'Silver Surfer' (2019) #3, Silver Surfer fights off Ego's anti-bodies.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2019) #3, Silver Surfer fights off Ego’s anti-bodies. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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IN AN EPIC FIGHT, SILVER SURFER DEFEATS KNULL

EGO THE LIVING PLANET CONNECTS SILVER SURFER TO ALL THE LIFE IN THE COSMOS

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2019) #4, Ego infuses Silver Surfer with the power of the Light. Previously, Surfer planned to kill Galactus in orer to change history. After an astral conversation with Galan, Norrin changes plans. In fact, he wants to allow Marvel history to take its course.

Having returned to Ego the Living Planet, Surfer communicates him his plan. Telepathically, Ego looks into Surfer’s mind. Then, he connects Surfer to all the life in the cosmos. Infused with the power of Light, Silver Surfer is prepared to battle the approaching Knull.

In 'Silver Surfer' (2019) #4, Silver Surfer wraps a chain around the Lifebringer One and tows it towards Helios-Ra.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2019) #4, Silver Surfer wraps a chain around the Lifebringer One and tows it towards Helios-Ra. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SILVER SURFER TRANSFORMS HIS BOARD INTO A SWORD AGAINST ALL-BLACK

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2019) #5, Silver Surfer faces off against Knull a second time. However, this time, the Surfer vows to stop the dark god no matter the cost. During the titanic clash, Knull’s darkness contaminates Silver Surfer even moe. Now, the darkness tainting Surfer covers almost his entire body.

Epically, Silver Surfer transforms his flying surfboard into a sword. Mano a mano, the two warriors appear evenly matched. Indeed, it appears Silver Surfer’s sword is a match for All-Black, Knull’s sword. However, Surfer is reminded that Knull is not a single entity but a horde. Viciously, tendrils lash off the symbiote-dragon. And they engulf Silver Surfer in the darkness. Apparently, the King in Black has won the battle.

In 'Silver Surfer' (2019) #5, Silver Surfer transforms his board into a sword.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2019) #5, Silver Surfer transforms his board into a sword. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SILVER SURFER CREATES A STAR TO DEFEAT KNULL

Desperately, Silver Surfer shackled by tendrils, senses the end. Forcefully, the darkness seeks to conquer the Light. However, as Knull draws near, the Light stirs the Surfer. Valiantly, he remembers his courage. Incredibly, Silver Surfer creates a sun momentarily reclaiming his light.

In anguish, Knull is incinerated and screams in pain. As the sun glows in the cosmos, Knull is sent away to the edges of the universe. But, Silver Surfer knows the villain will return. Courageously, Silver Surfer seeks to restore the cosmic balance.

Knull riing the symbiote-dragon.
Knull riding the symbiote-dragon. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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“The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 (The Mighty Thor (2011-2012))” Review

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The Silver Surfer — herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds — recognizes the Worldheart as the one object that could forever sate his master’s apocalyptic appetite. Now, the Surfer has come to Asgard to claim a prize Odin will not surrender without a fight — and Thor is caught in the middle. Will he entrust the Worldheart to the Surfer?

To begin, “The Mighty Thor Vol. 1” is the most serious treatment of Thor since “Thor: Disassembled.” To sum, the Volume is a cosmic story about beginnings and endings. In fact, a story arc about the end of the world, and the end of Asgard.

In a few words, Silver Surfer comes to Fallen Asgard to bring a message to Odin and Thor: Hand over the Worldheart to Galactus or Asgard will be destroyed. Amazingly, Matt Fraction’s writing is crisp, cold and detached while Olivier Coipel illustrates panels that capture the seriousness of the moment.

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  • Collects ‘The Mighty Thor’ #1-6.
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Certainly, “The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 (The Mighty Thor (2011-2012))” is the Kindle and Comixology editions. Without a doubt, the story arc showcases some of the best Thor battles in comics. In fact, Thor and Silver Surfer engage in two battles of cosmic proportions.

In a few words, Silver Surfer has come to Asgard to deliver an ultimatum from Galactus: Hand over the Worldheart to Galactus or watch Asgard be destroyed. Naively, Surfer believes Galactus seeks to sate his hunger whereas Odin reveals to Thor that Galactus seeks to live forever when the Marvel Universe restarts. In short, the stakes are high.

The graphic novel is excellent for your collection and for delving into quality art. You will definitely love the coloring, lettering and story-telling. This is the graphic novel to own in order to build your Thor collection.

This product has excellent reviews and has 4 ratings with an average customer review rating of 5.0 out of 5.0. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “What’s not to like here? Galactus vs. Odin! Thor vs. Silver Surfer! Volstaag vs. Humans! Young Loki! Matt Fraction’s dialogue is always fun to read and this plot is perfect! Copiel’s Thor is always amazing and this is no different! The outcome is interesting and could lead anywhere. I really loved this book! Great read!”

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Super Power: Black Bolt’s Inhuman Voice, Particle And Electron Manipulation Powers Make Him As Powerful As A Herald Of Galactus

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BLACK BOLT HAS GALAXY POWER LEVEL

In 'Fantastic Four' (1993) #375, Black Bolt overloads Doctor Doom with his voice using Mister Fantastic's Optimizer.
In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1993) #375, Black Bolt overloads Doctor Doom with his voice using Mister Fantastic’s Optimizer. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Among Marvel superheroes, Black Bolt is a powerhouse. As Inhuman King, the silent monarch hosts a plethora of super powers: super strength, super speed, superhuman durability, a powerful sonic scream, matter and energy manipulation, particle and electron harnessing and manipulation.

On his brow, Black Bolt has a metallic fork-shaped antenna. In order to channel his particle and electron super powers, Black Bolt focuses them with his antenna. Let’s look at how Black Bolt’s chief super powers extend to the Galaxy Level.

SONIC SCREAM

In 'Fantastic Four' (1993) #375, Black Bolt overloads Doctor Doom with his voice using Mister Fantastic's Optimizer.
In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1993) #375, Black Bolt overloads Doctor Doom with his voice using Mister Fantastic’s Optimizer. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1993) #375, Doctor Doom has stolen Aron the rogue Watcher’s powers. Given that Uatu the Watcher’s power can shake a galaxy, Aron is comparably Galaxy Level. In order to stop Doctor Doom, the Fantastic Four and the Inhumans have teamed up. Ingeniously, Mister Fantastic has invented the Optimizer.

In short, it is a machine that absorbs Doctor Doom’s cosmic energy from his storage battery and fires it back at him. In this instance, Black Bolt speaks his sonic scream into the Optimizer and fires it at Doctor Doom. As a result, Doctor Doom’s storage battery is overloaded till he reaches critical mass. In the end, Doom vanishes in an explosion.

Definitely, Black Bolt demonstrated a Galaxy Level of Energy Projection since he was able to overload Doctor Doom’s storage battery.

PARTICLE AND ELECTRON MANIPULATION

In 'Marvel Two-In-One Annual' (1979) #4, Black Bolt uses his electron manipulation to stop a solar flare.
In ‘Marvel Two-In-One Annual’ (1979) #4, Black Bolt uses his electron manipulation to stop a solar flare. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Marvel Two-In-One Annual’ (1979) #4, Black Bolt performs an incredible feat. During a battle against Graviton, Black Bolt has to stop a solar flare from striking the Earth. Incredibly, Black Bolt uses his electron manipulation powers to stop the solar flare.

Considering a solar flare produces 1032 ergs per second or 1025 Watts of power, Black Bolt demonstrated a Stellar Level of Energy Projection.

SUPER STRENGTH

In 'War of Kings' (2009) #1, Black Bolt and Gladiator battle.
In ‘War of Kings’ (2009) #1, Black Bolt and Gladiator battle. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘War of Kings’ (2009) #1, Emperor Vulcan is at the head of the Shi’ar Empire. Meanwhile, Black Bolt rules the Kree. In a declaration of war, Vulcan attacks the Kree. During an all-out war, Black Bolt attacks Gladiator and briefly overpowers him. In the meantime, White Noise has to put an end to the fight.

Considering Gladiator has Stellar Level Super Strength, Black Bolt demonstrated a Stellar Level of Super Strength.

VS GALACTUS

In 'Doctor Strange' (2018) #16, Black Bolt amped by magic staggers Galactus with a powerful scream.
In Doctor Strange (2018) #16, Black Bolt amped by magic staggers Galactus with a scream. Marvel Comics.

Really, a feat that has been talked about on the Internet. In Doctor Strange (2018) #16, Galactus returns to the Marvel Universe. Previously, Galactus sated his hunger in another dimension. Now, he has returned to conquer the Marvel Universe.

In order to stop the Devourer of Worlds, Doctor Strange assembles a coalition of mages and cosmic heroes. Together, they battle the Star God. Though, their efforts are futile. Indeed, Galactus will not be conquered.

Alone, Black Bolt steps forward. Moreover, amped by magic, he delivers a powerful sonic scream. Incredibly, the sonic scream staggers Galactus. At a time when Galactus did not have his jobber aura, he was still a cosmic force.

In The Last Galactus Story: Chapter Seven (1985), a sated Galactus once survived the gravitational force at the core of the Milky Way galaxy. Definitely, considering the incredible durability, Black Bolt performed a Galaxy-Level of Energy Projection.

Definitely, Black Bolt is as powerful as a herald of Galactus. Let’s list the Top 4 heralds in terms of energy manipulation.

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1. SILVER SURFER, ‘INCREDIBLE HULK’ (1980) #250

In 'Incredible Hulk' (1980) #250, the Silver Surfer absorbs the Hulk's gamma radiation who reverts to Bruce Banner.
In ‘Incredible Hulk’ (1980) #250, the Silver Surfer absorbs the Hulk’s gamma radiation who reverts to human form. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Incredible Hulk’ (1980) #250, Silver Surfer is stranded on Earth and seeks the help of Bruce Banner. In order to break through Galactus’s space barrier, Bruce Banner constructs machinery to bombard the Silver Surfer with gamma rays. Soon, the gamma-powered Silver Surfer goes into space to break the barrier.

After a gamma ray explosion, Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk. Returning from space for more power, Surfer ends up fighting the Green Behemoth. On Silver Surfer’s surfboard, they end in space. There, Surfer has the idea of absorbing Hulk‘s gamma ray radiation. Afterwards, Hulk reverts to Bruce Banner.

Eventually, Surfer breaks the space barrier. However, the Sentinel of the Spaceways has to return to Earth to save Bruce in free fall, who fell off Surfer’s surfboard. Finally, Surfer has to return Bruce’s gamma power to save him, transforminging him into the Hulk. In the end, the Silver Surfer is again trapped on Earth.

2. STARDUST, ‘STORMBREAKER: THE SAGA OF BETA-RAY BILL’ (2005) #4

In 'Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta-Ray Bill' (2005) #4, Stardust opens a portal to a black hole.
In ‘Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta-Ray Bill’ (2005) #4, Stardust opens a portal to a black hole. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In “The 10 Most Powerful Heralds of Galactus, Ranked”, Chris White at CBR.com ranks Stardust number three. Namely, Stardust was the last surviving member of his race known as the Etherals. In fact, these were beings of pure energy. Named Lambda-Zero, she became Stardust, a ruthless and murderous herald of Galactus.

In ‘Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta-Ray Bill’ (2005) #4, Stardust and Beta-Ray Bill engage in a cosmic clash over Galactus’ attempt to feed on New Korbin. In order to assist in her struggle, Stardust summons Asteroth. When the demon causes untold damage, both fighters agree to battle field remove it.

Uncannily, one of Stardust’s super powers with the Power Cosmic is to open portals to black holes. In order to BFR Asteroth, Stardust opens a portal to a black hole. Though, the ploy fails and both Stardust and Beta-Ray Bill begin to be sucked in.

In the end, they are saved by Alpha Ray who drives the evil spirit into the black hole.

3. NOVA, ‘SILVER SURFER’ (1987) #9

In 'Silver Surfer' (1987) #9, Nova destroys a sun to create a black hole.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1987) #9, Nova destroys a sun to create a black hole. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1987) #9, Nova and Silver Surfer have to save Galactus from the Elders of the Universe. In a grand scheme, they have built a device powered by the Soul Gems to destroy Galactus. Mischievously, they have kidnapped Shalla Bal and Mantis in order to lure the Silver Surfer. In exchange for the women’s freedoms, Surfer hands over the Soul Gem.

However, the Grandmaster sends the women in a ball of energy that will explode if touched. Unfortunately, Norrin manages to save only Shalla Bal. Angrily, the Surfer vows to make them pay and departs to save Galactus. Meanwhile, the Elders of the Universe have activated their machine which is slowly killing the Devourer of Worlds.

Under Surfer’s direction, Nova triggers a star to collapse into a black hole. Miraculously, Galactus can recover by feeding on the energies. Meanwhile, some of the Elders and the Soul Gems are sucked into the black hole.

Definitely, a feat requiring a high end energy manipulation. On a scale, it requires the power output of a galaxy within seconds. Without a doubt, a Galaxy Level of Energy Projection.

4. FIRELORD, ‘AVENGERS’ (1989) #302

In 'Avengers' (1989) #302, Firelord removes the flames off Invisible Woman's construct in re-entry.
In ‘Avengers’ (1989) #302, Firelord removes the flames off Invisible Woman’s construct in re-entry. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Avengers’ (1989) #302, Firelord removes the flames off Invisible Woman’s construct in re-entry. Considering Firelord withstood heat from re-entry, this is both an energy projection feat and a durability feat.


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Battle Ranker Competition Round 2: Silver Surfer vs Doctor Doom

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Round 2: Match-Up #13, Number eighteen ranked Silver Surfer alias Norrin Radd is challenged Number twenty seven ranked Doctor Doom alias Victor Von Doom.

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SILVER SURFER VS DOCTOR DOOM BATTLES

  • ‘Fantastic Four’ (1975) #156: Doctor Doom wins by incapacitation.
  • ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #2: Doctor Doom wins by knockout.
  • ‘Silver Surfer’ (1995) #107: Doombot wins by knockout.
  • ‘Silver Surfer’ (1995) #107: Silver Surfer wins by death.

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Battles Of The Week: Silver Surfer vs Thor (Hero vs Hero)

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Writers and Artists

Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel.


SYNOPSIS FOR “THE STRANGER”

The fate of the world hangs in the hands of the Asgardians. Indeed, Galactus hungers and he is coming for Asgard. In short, Silver Surfer has come to deliver a message to Asgard. However, the hot-headed Thor wants to do battle!

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

ASGARD BEWARE! GALACTUS IS COMING!
In 'The Mighty Thor' (2011) #2, Silver Surfer announces the arrival of Galactus.
In ‘The Mighty Thor’ (2011) #2, Silver Surfer announces the arrival of Galactus. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at the city of Asgard. On the left side is Silver Surfer, the Sentinel of the Spaceways and on the right side is Thor, the God of Thunder.

Let’s look at the stats.

SILVER SURFER – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Stellar 58%
Super Speed: Infinite 100%
Durability: Universal 83%
Energy Projection: Universal 83%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Genius 42%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Cosmic Surfboard.
THOR – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Universal 83%
Super Speed: Universal 83%
Durability: Solar System 67%
Energy Projection: Universal 83%
Fighting Skills: Warrior 75%
Intelligence: Leader 33%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Mjolnir.
WEAKNESSES
  • Warrior’s Madness.
  • As All-Father, Odinsleep.

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THE FIGHT

Silver Surfer has come to the city of Asgard to announce Galactus’ arrival. To this end, Galactus seeks the Worldheart. In anger, Thor attacks Silver Surfer.

The battle to decide who is the most powerful!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out with Thor throwing a lightning charged hammer attack behind Silver Surfer’s back.

THOR ENERGY MANIPULATION ATTACK: 6 DAMAGE PTS.


On the following page, Thor and Surfer trade blasts. Then, running, Thor headbutts Silver Surfer away. After, Thor is bleeding on his forehead and Surfer’s forehead is dented.

THOR BLUNT FORCE ATTACK : 1 DAMAGE PT = 1 DAMAGE PT.
SILVER SURFER INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.




On the final page, Silver Surfer attacks Thor from behind with his surfboard.

SILVER SURFER CONCUSSION: 3 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end, the battle ends in a draw.

TOTAL


SURFER’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-7 DAMAGE PTS.

Gravitational Pull Of Sun On Earth = 3.52*10^22 N. Distance From Earth To Sun = 149.6*10^9 m. Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J. -(7 DAMAGE PTS * 4.0296675*10^62 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -6.7161125*10^53 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: GALAXY

Durability: Galaxy 75%
THOR’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-7 DAMAGE PTS.

Gravitational Pull Of Sun On Earth = 3.52*10^22 N. Distance From Earth To Sun = 149.6*10^9 m. Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J. -(7 DAMAGE PTS * 4.0296675*10^62 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -6.7161125*10^53 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: STELLAR

Durability: Stellar 58%

OUTCOME: DRAW

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SILVER SURFER IN COMICS

Originally, ‘Fantastic Four’ (1966) #48, titled “The Coming Of Galactus”, marks the first appearance of Silver Surfer in Marvel continuity. During the “Galactus Trilogy,” Silver Surfer comes to Earth to announce the coming of Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds.

In 'Fantastic Four' (1966) #48, Silver Surfer comes to Earth to announce the coming of Galactus.
In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1966) #48, Silver Surfer comes to Earth to announce the coming of Galactus. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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Super Power Explained: THE Marvel Universe Strength Hierarchy Ranks The Top 10 Heroes And Villains By The Potential For Infinite Strength

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THE STRONGEST MARVEL HEROES AND VILLAINS HAVE POTENTIAL FOR INFINITE STRENGTH

In ‘Avengers’ (2013) #4, Hyperion performs a super strength feat. In a flashback, Hyperion’s origin story is told: He survived the destruction of his home world in an incursion event that collapsed two universes together by holding them apart until they eventually collapsed. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In the Marvel Universe, the strongest heroes are gods, aliens, cyborgs and superhumans. Super strength appears primarily to be a super power gained in addition to other super powers either by accident, enchantment, science or alien physiology. In particular, super strength is the result of being a god, mutant, alien or superhuman. The strongest heroes such as Thor or Hulk, perform feats of super strength in difficult situations. By our standards, the strongest heroes display the potential for infinite strength. This list ranks them according to their greatest feats of super strength.

TOP 10 MARVEL HEROES AND VILLAINS

1. HERCULES

In ‘Incredible Hercules’ (2008) #121, Hercules lifts the heavens. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In the Olympian mythology, the heavens are the realm where the gods dwell and a potentially infinite dimension. In ‘Incredible Hercules’ (2008) #121, Hercules lifted the heavens to complete his Eleventh Labor. Here, Hercules demonstrated potentially infinite super strength. This feat has been talked about on the Internet and is the reason why Hercules deserves the top spot on this list.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

INFINITE

Super Strength: Infinite 100%

2. HULK

In 'The Incredible Hulk' (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I.
In ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Secret Wars II’ (1986) #8, the multiversal entity known as the Beyonder stated Hulk has the potential for unlimited super strength. At ScreenRant, Jose Caraballo tells a Bronze Age Hulk story. In a plot to defeat the Avengers, Kang the Conqueror theorizes the superhero team banded together in order to stop the Hulk. To this end, Kang travels from the 41st century to the present day Hulk.

Slyly, he tricks and recruits Hulk to time travel to World War I in order to prevent the Phantom Eagle from destroying an Axis super cannon. The effect would be to destroy a town where Hulk’s ancestors live thereby, preventing Hulk’s existence. During the time travel, the Green Goliath is caught in a time storm. Incredibly, Hulk punches through time with his fists to the precise time point in the past.

In general relativity, time travel requires an infinite amount of energy. This is definitely an infinite super strength feat.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

INFINITE

Super Strength: Infinite 100%

3. HYPERION (MARCUS MILTON)

In ‘Avengers’ (2013) #4, Hyperion performs a super strength feat. In a flashback, Hyperion’s origin story is told: He survived the destruction of his home world in an incursion event that collapsed two universes together by holding them apart until they eventually collapsed. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Heroes Reborn’ (2021) #2, Hyperion recently took down the Hulk in a vicious battle. However, the Marcus Milton of Earth-13034 once performed a feat that showcased his potential for infinite strength. In his origin story, he briefly held back the incursion of two universes by holding apart the two Earths from colliding. Considering the kinetic energies involved, this is a potential for near infinite strength.

VISIT Feat: Hyperion, ‘Avengers’ #4

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

MULTIVERSAL

Super Strength: Multiversal 92%

4. SENTRY

In 'Uncanny Avengers' (2014) #21, Sentry holds Exitar the Celestial's other foot to slow his descent on Earth.
In ‘Uncanny Avengers’ (2014) #21, Sentry holds Exitar the Celestial’s other foot to slow his descent on Earth. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Sentry has been stated to possess the power of a million exploding suns and was introduced to be Marvel’s version of Superman. Over the years, Sentry has shown the potential for limitless power. During “Siege,” he briefly took on Thor and the Avengers assembled. While discovering his powers, he demolecularized the Molecule Man who has the powers of the Beyonders on the Multiversal scale. But what about super strength?

During “To Avenge The Earth” storyline, a reborn Sentry was brought in to save the day. To prepare against the coming of Exitar the Celestial, who was stomping the Earth, Rogue had to absorb the powers of the Avengers, X-Men, and various other superheroes. With those powers, Rogue was able to slow the descent of only one of Exitar’s feet. Proving he is stronger than all the heroes combined, Sentry was able to hold the other foot on his own super strength.

Considering the Celestials weigh 260 tons or more, slowing down their descent in free fall shows the potential for infinite strength.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

MULTIVERSAL

Super Strength: Multiversal 92%

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5. THOR

In 'Thor' (1996) #494, Thor pushes the Worldengine in order to revert the nine realms to their original position, stopping Ragnarok.
In ‘Thor’ (1996) #494, Thor pushes the Worldengine in order to revert the nine realms to their original position, stopping Ragnarok. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Thor is a Marvel superhero with indomitable willpower. In battle, he always seems to push himself past his limits. In fact, he is the Asgardian God of Thunder. In “Thor: Worldengine,” Thor performs one of his most OP feats yet. Following his would-be murder, Yggdrasil is thrown in disarray and the Asgardians fear a new Ragnarok. Thor investigates and finds out about a Worldengine in New York tampering with Yggdrasil.

In a twist, it has convinced the World Tree that Ragnarok has already come and that Thor must be erased. In reality, the Worldengine forced Yggdrasil to bring about Ragnarok. Pushing himself past his limits, Thor pushed the Worldengine in order to push the nine worlds back to their original position and prevent Ragnarok.

Though this is not infinity, Thor’s overhyped feat demonstrates an unlimited amount of super strength.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

UNIVERSAL

Super Strength: Universal 83%

6. BETA RAY BILL

In 'Stormbreaker: The Saga Of Beta Ray Bill' (2005) #2, Beta Ray Bill cracks Galactus' armor with a Stormbreaker strike.
In ‘Stormbreaker: The Saga Of Beta Ray Bill’ (2005) #2, Beta Ray Bill cracks Galactus’ armor with a Stormbreaker strike. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Is Stormbreaker more powerful than Mjolnir? To this day, Beta Ray Bill remains Thor’s truest brother-in-arms. What makes Beta Ray Bill so powerful is that he is as worthy of Mjolnir as Thor is. In the comics, Stormbreaker is at least Mjolnir’s equal. Considering that Mjolnir’s worthiness enchantment is half of Thor’s power that means Mjolnir has at least Universal Level of power.

In ‘Stormbreaker: The Saga Of Beta Ray Bill’ (2005) #2, Galactus attempts to feed on New Korbin. Beta Ray Bill comes in and courageously engages Galactus in battle. Miraculously, Bill cracks Galactus’ armor with Stormbreaker. From “The Coming Of Galactus”, we learn that it takes the Ultimate Nullifier a weapon capable of laying waste to the Marvel Universe in order to defeat Galactus.

Though this is not infinity, Beta Ray Bill’s feat is Universal Level in super strength. Bill deserves a spot on this list for showcasing the potential for limitless super strength.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

UNIVERSAL

Super Strength: Universal 83%

7. RED HULK

In 'Hulk' (2008) #4, Red Hulk punches out Uatu the Watcher.
In ‘Hulk’ (2008) #4, Red Hulk punches out Uatu the Watcher. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Hulk’ (2008) #4, Uatu the Watcher has come down to Earth at the Gamma Base in Nevada. Indeed, he has come to witness the battle between the Green Hulk and the Red Hulk. Suddenly, he is interrupted in his narration by Red Hulk who punches him. Then, Red Hulk pummels him on the floor but is stopped by Green Hulk.

Uatu has been stated to possess the power to shake galaxies. For every force, there is an equal and opposite reaction, making Red Hulk’s punch at least Galaxy Level.

Definitely a feat requiring an astronomical amount of super strength.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

GALAXY

Super Strength: Galaxy 75%

8. SILVER SURFER

In 'Silver Surfer' (2015) #9, Silver Surfer moves the moon out of orbit and slams it into Galactus at superluminal speed.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2015) #9, Silver Surfer moves the moon out of orbit and slams it into Galactus at superluminal speed. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

The Power Cosmic is Silver Surfer’s most awesome super power. It is a universal super power that grants him matter and energy manipulation, cosmic senses and durability, super strength and warp speed. Flying with his cosmic surfboard, Silver Surfer may have the fastest travel speed in the Marvel Universe.

Imagine moving the moon out of its orbit and slamming it into a cosmic supervillain at superluminal speed. That is what the Surfer did to save the planet called Newhaven! In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2015) #9, Silver Surfer moved the moon out of its orbit and slammed it into Galactus creating a giant cosmic explosion.

Definitely a feat requiring an astronomical amount of super strength.

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SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

GALAXY

Super Strength: Galaxy 75%

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9. GLADIATOR

In 'Marvel Comics Presents' (1990) #49, Gladiator destroys a planet in a few blows.
In ‘Marvel Comics Presents’ (1990) #49, Gladiator destroys a planet in a few blows. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Throughout the cosmos, few are as feared as Gladiator. Praetor of the Shiar Imperial Guard, the Marvel powerhouse instills fear throughout the galaxy and commands respect. Much of Gladiator’s tremendous power comes from statements about him. He has beeen stated to be able to remove planets from their orbits and collapse stars with his bare hands. In fact, he does actually match some of these statements.

In ‘Marvel Comics Presents’ (1990) #49, a frustrated Gladiator flying through space, destroys a planet in a few blows. If we consider the planet Earth, Gladiator would have destroyed its gravitational binding energy reducing it to dust.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

PLANETARY

Super Strength: Planetary 50%

10. CAPTAIN MARVEL

In 'Avengers' (2018) #2, Captain Marvel lifts a Celestial.
In ‘Avengers’ (2018) #2, Captain Marvel lifts a Celestial. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Once a member of the X-Men, Captain Marvel has graduated into the Marvel A-team; namely, the Avengers. Now a leader of the Avengers, Captain Marvel has taken on Marvel’s powerhouses.

In ‘Avengers’ (2018) #2, Captain Marvel lifts a Celestial. Though not a feat requiring infinite super strength, it still demands an awesome amount of super strength to carry it in flight.

SUPER STRENGTH FEAT:

CONTINENT

Super Strength: Continent 42%

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Feat: Silver Surfer, ‘Silver Surfer’ #9

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SILVER SURFER (NORRIN RADD)
EARTH-616

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2015) #9 titled “Slingshot”, Silver Surfer performs a super strength feat. Galactus has come to Newhaven in order to consume it. To fight Galactus, Silver Surfer anchors his board at the opposite pole of the moon, moves it and slams it into Galactus at superluminal speeds.

How much super strength does it take for Silver Surfer to move the moon at superluminal speeds?

In 'Silver Surfer' (2015) #9, Silver Surfer moves the moon out of orbit and slams it into Galactus at superluminal speed.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (2015) #9, Silver Surfer moves the moon out of orbit and slams it into Galactus at superluminal speed. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SILVER SURFER MOVED THE MOON AT SUPERLUMINAL SPEEDS AND SLAMMED IT INTO GALACTUS WITH 3.3064529*1039 JOULES OF KINETIC ENERGY.

SILVER SURFER GENERATED 8.5993573*1030 NEWTONS OF FORCE, THE EQUIVALENT OF 0.24291969774 PERCENT THE MILKY WAY’S TOTAL GRAVITATIONAL FORCE. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A SMALL STAR.

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Silver Surfer moves the moon at superluminal speeds.

We will calculate the kinetic energy to estimate the force.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

Let’s calculate the kinetic energy.

KE = (1/2)(mc2) = (7.34767309 × 1022 kg x 0.5)(3*108 m/s)^2) = 3.3064529*1039 J.

Let’s assume Galactus is in low orbit, around 1000 km above Newhaven and the moon is 384.4 million meters away.

W = Fd = KE. F = KE/d = (3.3064529*1039 J)/(384.4*106 m + 100000 m) = 8.5993573*1030 N.

SUPER STRENGTH



Silver Surfer generated 8.5993573*1030 N of force to move the moon at superluminal speeds slamming it into Galactus. Silver Surfer had to generate a Galaxy Level of Super Strength since he likely hit Galactus with a force 0.24291969774 percent the total gravitational force of the Milky Way.

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Calculations for Silver Surfer, ‘Silver Surfer’ #9

Mass Of The Moon = 7.34767309 × 10^22 kg.
Number Of Suns In Milky Way = 100*10^9 suns.
Gravitational Force Of Milky Way = (3.54*10^22 N)(100*10^9 suns) = 3.54*10^33 N.

KE Of Moon = (1/2)(mc2) = (7.34767309 × 1022 kg x 0.5)(3*10^8 m/s)^2) = 3.3064529*10^39 J.
W = Fd = KE. F = KE/d = (3.3064529*10^39 J)/(384.4*106 m + 100000 m) = 8.5993573*10^30 N.
Comparison = (8.5993573*10^32 N)/(3.54×10^33 N) = 0.00242919697.

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Super Power: 5 Super Powers That Make Invisible Woman Fantastic

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INVISIBLE WOMAN’S FORCE FIELDS CAN SURVIVE A BLACK HOLE

In 'Fantastic Four Unlimited' (1993) #3, Invisible Woman creates a force field inside a black hole in the Negative Zone.
In ‘Fantastic Four Unlimited’ (1993) #3, Invisible Woman creates a force field inside a black hole in the Negative Zone. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Invisible Woman is one of the Marvel powerhouses. To boot, her power extends to the Galaxy Level. Her main super power is the power to create force fields or force field bubbles. She has created force fields to withstand blows from Luke Cage, or to restrain Absorbing Man. In ‘Fantastic Four Unlimited’ (1993) #3, Invisible Woman proved why she is one of the most powerful members of the Fantastic Four.

In a scientific expedition to the Negative Zone, the Fantastic Four, Blastaar and Annihilus ended up inside a vortex or black hole. The team was protected by Annihilus’ cosmic control rod and Blastaar’s helmet. As they were being sucked into the vortex by its distortion waves, their tech starting wearing off and Reed started fearing for their lives. At that moment, Sue came to their rescue and created a force field inside the black hole. Thus, she proved why her power may be without limit!

Let’s list down Sue Storm’s five most fantastic super powers.

INVISIBLE WOMAN’S FIVE FANTASTIC SUPER POWERS

PSIONIC FORCE FIELDS

In 'Fantastic Four' (1986) #286, Sue Storm blocks Jean Grey's telekinesis with force fields.
In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1986) #286, Sue Storm blocks Jean Grey’s telekinesis with force fields. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1986) #286, the Avengers have recovered a strange capsule from Jamaica Bay containing life. During the night, as Captain America and Mister Fantastic are studying it, the capsule begins levitating. A young girl steps out and levitates the Avengers and Fantastic Four pinning them to the ceiling. She thinks they are Steven Lang’s duplicates. Invisible Woman arrives and takes her down. As the girl attempts her telekinesis on Invisible Woman, Sue blocks it with force fields. She frees the others from the X-Man’s control. Later, they find out the young girl is the X-Man Marvel Girl, long missing for years.

INVISIBILITY

In 'Silver Surfer' (1987) #15, Invisible Woman shoots Silver Surfer with an invisible gun before he can react.
In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1987) #15, Invisible Woman shoots Silver Surfer with an invisible gun before he can react. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Perhaps, Invisible Woman’s most famous super power is the ability to turn herself and other objects and persons invisible. Susan is able to manipulate ambient cosmic energy for a variety of effects. In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1987) #15, Invisible Woman has to trade the Silver Surfer’s life in exchange for the Soul Gems. She shoots him with an invisible gun before he can react.

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COLOR MANIPULATION

In 'Invisible Woman' (2019) #3, Invisible Woman turns her hair color from blonde to brunette.
In ‘Invisible Woman’ (2019) #3, Invisible Woman turns her hair color from blonde to brunette. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘Invisible Woman’ (2019) #3, Invisible Woman needs to find her partner or face execution. To this end, she goes undercover and becomes a spy! In order to begin her mission, Invisible Woman uses her color manipulation power to turn her hair from blonde to brunette.

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COSMIC RAY AWARENESS

In 'Fantastic Four' (2002) #62, Invisible Woman can see cosmic rays.
In ‘Fantastic Four’ (2002) #62, Invisible Woman can see cosmic rays. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Invisible Woman has a form of cosmic awareness. In ‘Fantastic Four’ (2002) #62, Sue has turned Reed invisible so that he can work undetected in Times Square, New York. As Reed is working on mathematical equations, Sue asks him how it is possible for her to see him while he is invisible.

Cosmic Ray Awareness: Sue’s retina are able to detect cosmic rays as well as visible light. This allows her to perceive her own force fields and other invisible objects and, with concentration, can also provide her with a limited form of vision, allowing her to “see” even if blinded.

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FANTASTIC FOUR POWER SYNERGISM

In 'Marvel 2-In-One' (2018) #3, Thing and the Human Torch about their power synergism from Rachna Koul.
In ‘Marvel 2-In-One’ (2018) #3, Thing and the Human Torch about their power synergism from Rachna Koul. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Oddly, Invisible Woman shares a super power with the Fantastic Four. In ‘Marvel 2-In-One’ (2018) #3, Reed Richards sends Thing and the Human Torch a message that he needs help as he is in danger in another universe. However, Human Torch has been experiencing some power loss and needs help. Then, Thing takes him to see Hercules who requested assistance from Zeus deprived him of his godly super powers. Surely, Surely, Hercules takes them to see Rachna Koul, a scientist that helps superheroes and supervillains with super power issues for money. Rachna tells them that the Fanastic Four have a super power synergism and the farther away they are from each other, the more they will lose their super powers.

Fantastic Four Power Synergism: The original members of the Fantastic Four are tethered to each other, and act as as their own conduits of power. They can be apart within their own universe and retain a connection, but prolonged periods cut off from each other in other universes result in a gradual decline in power levels. If they spend too much time separated this way, they would eventually become powerless.

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In 'Fantastic Four' (1999) #22, Invisible Woman beats She-Hulk, Thing, Titania and Absorbing Man with a force field construct.
In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1999) #22, Invisible Woman beats She-Hulk, Thing, Titania and Absorbing Man with a force field construct. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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Marvel Day Series: Why Doctor Doom Is Marvel’s Greatest Villain

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In 'The Emperor Doom' graphic novel, Doctor Doom takes over the world and brings peace.
In “Avengers: The Emperor Doom” (1987) graphic novel, Doctor Doom takes over the world and brings peace. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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STAN LEE’S FAVORITE VILLAIN

Doctor Doom was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Originally, the character first appeared in Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1962) #5.

Interviewed by leukemia survivor KJ Ricci, Stan Lee revealed Doctor Doom is his favorite supervillain. The legendary writer said he does not see Doom as a villain and would like to clear his name.

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In 2009, IGN counted down the Top 100 Comic Book Villains Of All Time from both DC and Marvel comics. The list features some of the best villains in the two universes such as Magneto, Thanos, Black Adam and Joker. The list even ranks our own Doctor Doom.

On the list, Doctor Doom ranked number three. In 2019, IGN would rank Doctor Doom as the greatest Marvel villain of all time citing his supreme arrogance and lust for power. Let’s look at reasons why this is the case.

 

Doctor Doom.
Doctor Doom. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

ORIGIN STORY

Doctor Doom’s origin story is one of tragedy and crime. Victor von Doom was born to gypsy parents. His mother dealt in the dark arts. Tragically, a bargain with Mephisto went awry and the demon claimed Victor’s mother’s soul. Victor studied magic in Latveria then science in America to reclaim his mother’s soul.

Victor Von Doom, Reed Richards and Ben Grimm studied at State University, New York. Apparently, Ben may have been responsible for Victor becoming Doctor Doom. Combining magic and science, Victor’s experiment failed and his face was scarred. Donning armor and mask, he became… Doctor Doom.

CHARACTER MOTIVATION

What makes Doom a great villain is the fact that he originally was not a villain. His dedication to saving his mother is understandable though the means he uses are abhorrent. In many respects, Doom is a product of his upbringing: tortured, lonely and violent.

Doom’s central motivation is his belief that the world can find peace only under Doomworld. In many respects, this is the belief of all tyrants which shows that Doom’s belief actually stems from those tragic circumstances that developed his lust for power. Why is Doom’s Marvel greatest villain? He has conviction and unmatched willpower.

Doctor Doom’s story is that of tragedy and crime. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

VILLAIN OR ANTI-HERO?

Early stories showcase Doctor Doom as an exclusive Fantastic Four villain. IGN even considers him a fifth member of the Fantastic Four as its necessary antagonist. What makes Doom an interesting villain are his motivations. Ultimately, though he always seeks ultimate power as his goal, his purposes are always devious.

Of course, his final goal is world domination but his methods are infinite. As head of state of Latveria, Doom uses the vast resources at his disposal to do war against the Fantastic Four and Marvel Earth. In some portrayals Doctor Doom has allied himself with the forces of good to face a common enemy. In “Infinity Gauntlet,” Doctor Doom even allied himself to the heroes who banded together to fight Thanos. However, it is always for a devious purpose.

POWERS: SCIENCE AND MAGIC

Doctor Doom is one of the most brilliant minds on Marvel Earth, rivaling Mister Fantastic in scientific expertise. A rarity, Doom has managed to unite both science and magic, upgrading his armor with spells, cosmic energy and other sources of power. What makes Doom so dangerous is his skill in both departments and his viciousness, since he is willing to go to any lengths in order to further his power.

Multiple times, Doctor Doom has succeeded in achieving ultimate power. Doctor Doom managed to steal the Beyonder’s power and become the Supreme Being of the Marvel Universe. In the “Avengers: Emperor Doom” storyline, Doom became the benevolent Emperor Doom who succeeded in bringing peace on Earth with the Purple Man’s psycho-prism. In the “Secret Wars” event, Doom stole the Beyonders’ power again, this time, to re-make reality in his image. Indeed, a feat not even Thanos has achieved.

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In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1985) #10, Doctor Doom becomes the Marvel Universe’s Supreme Being. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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In 'Fantastic Four' (1968) #57, Doctor Doom steals the Power Cosmic in order to challenge Galactus.
In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1968) #57, Doctor Doom steals the Power Cosmic in order to challenge Galactus. Photo/Marvel Comics

In a classic story from the ’60s, Doctor Doom proves his grandiloquence by trapping Silver Surfer and stealing the Power Cosmic.

In great Jack Kirby’s style, Doctor Doom utters his grandiloquent speech to challenge the Devourer of Worlds and world domination.

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THANOS
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In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, titled “God”, Thanos performs an energy projection feat. Thanos has become the Marvel Universe’s Supreme Being with the Infinity Gauntlet. Becoming God, Thanos snaps his fingers to erase half the population in the Milky Way galaxy.

How much energy projection does it take for Thanos to erase half the population in the Milky Way galaxy?

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Thanos performs an energy projection feat. Becoming God, Thanos snaps his fingers to erase half the population in the Milky Way galaxy. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THANOS HAVING BECOME THE MARVEL UNIVERSE’S SUPREME BEING SNAPPED HIS FINGERS TO ERASE HALF THE POPULATION, OR 1018 HUMANS, IN THE MILKY WAY GALAXY WITH THE INFINITY GAUNTLET.

THANOS GENERATED 4.3076389*1039 JOULES PER SECOND OF BIOCHEMICAL ENERGY, DELETING 1.5*1041 BYTES OF INFORMATION, THE EQUIVALENT OF 7.80369365942 TIMES THE ENERGY RADIATED BY STARS IN THE MILKY WAY AND ANDROMEDA GALAXIES. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A LARGE STAR.

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Thanos has conquered the Infinity Gems and become the Supreme Being of the Marvel Universe with the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos snaps his fingers in order to erase half the sentient life in the universe. In reality, he erased half the sentient life in the Milky Way galaxy.

We will use this statement to estimate Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet snap.

THANOS’ INFINITY GAUNTLET SNAP


In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Thanos snaps his fingers with the Infinity Gauntlet to erase half the population in the universe. In reality, in ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #2, we find out from Issac’s transmission to Starfox on Titan that when Thanos snapped his fingers, he erased half the population in the galaxy. Since Titan is located in the Milky Way galaxy, we know it is half the population in the Milky Way galaxy.

In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #2, Issac tells Firefox, Drax and Starlord that Thanos erased half the population of the Milky Way galaxy.In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #2, Issac tells Firefox, Drax and Starlord that Thanos erased half the population of the Milky Way galaxy. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In addition, in ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Silver Surfer crashes into Doctor Strange‘s Sanctum to alert him of Thanos’ menace. After the Thanos snap, Silver Surfer’s cosmic awareness estimates that Thanos erased “billions upon billions” of lives.1

In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #1, Silver Surfer's cosmic awareness estimates Thanos erases "billions upon billions" of lives.
In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Silver Surfer’s cosmic awareness estimates Thanos erases “billions upon billions” of lives. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

NUMBER CRUNCHING



Since Thanos erased half of the population in the Milky Way galaxy, we can state that he deleted their genetic information. Let’s calculate the bytes of information in the genomes of all the humanoid races in the Milky Way galaxy. There are 96 races in the Milky Way galaxy. Assuming they are either humanoid or semi-humanoid, we can estimate the bytes of information in their genetic codes by using humans as a reference.

According to BiteSizeBio, the human body stores 150*1021 bytes of genetic information. Of course, alien races likely contain more or less genetic information. However, since we want an estimate for humanoid or semi-humanoid races in the Milky Way galaxy, we will assume they are more or less human.

Since the Silver Surfer stated there were “billions upon billions” that were erased, we assume the total humanoid population in the Milky Way galaxy is 109 * 109 = 1018 humans.

Information = (150*1021 bytes)(1018 humans) = 1.5*1041 bytes.
Biochemical Energy = (1.5*1041 bytes* 1 day * 1 J/K * 310.15 K)/(24 hr * 3600s * 0.125 byte) = 4.3076389*1039 J/s.

ENERGY PROJECTION


Thanos generated 4.3076389*1039 J/s of energy projection. Thanos had to generate a Multi-Galaxy Level of Energy Projection since he likely deleted half the population in the galaxy with 7.80369365942 times greater than the energy radiated by the stars in the Milky Way and Andromeda.

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Calculations for Thanos, ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ #1

Energy in Milky Way and Andromeda = 5.52×10^38 J/s.
Genetic Information In Human Body = 150*10^21 bytes.

Total Information In Humanoid Population = Information = (150*10^21 bytes)(10^18 humans) = 1.5*10^41 bytes.
Biochemical Energy = (1.5*10^41 bytes* 1 day * 1 J/K * 310.15 K)/(24 hr * 3600s * 0.125 byte) = 4.3076389*10^39 J/s.
Comparison = (4.3076389*10^39 J/s)/(5.52×10^38 J/s) = 7.80369365942.

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FOOTNOTES

  1. Infinity Gauntlet #1.