When you think of Superman, the first thing that comes to mind is his ability to fly, right? When thinking of Galactus, what comes to mind is his insatiable hunger and his ability to devour planets. These two things combined might lead us to believe that a battle between them would be one-sided, but that’s not necessarily true. While it’s clear that both characters have slightly different strengths and weaknesses, the answer isn’t as cut-and-dry as one might initially believe.
We need to consider several factors when discussing the likelihood of victory between these two characters. Although it wouldn’t be an even match in a normal fight scenario, we also need to take their abilities into account, and when accounting for those things, things get interesting pretty quickly. Let’s dive into this article and see if we can figure out which character would win in a battle between these two great beings!
As Galactus is not an alien from another planet like Superman but actually an “Entity”, just already defines how powerful he is. He wields the Power Cosmic which makes him one of the oldest and most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe. So the time has come for the Man Of Steel to take a knee and admit defeat.
5 Reasons Why Superman Could Beat Galactus?
Superman has nearly limitless strength under the right circumstances.
He is one of the fastest superheroes in the universe, meaning he could avoid any attacks and counter quickly.
Superman has heat vision and freezing breath, two powerful offensive tools that Galactus could be vulnerable to.
Superman has proven himself capable of withstanding extreme amounts of damage, whereas Galactus’ host bodies have always been fragile.
Superman has a much more powerful will than Galactus, meaning he could resist any mind control or other mental attacks.
5 Reasons Why Galactus Could Beat Superman?
Galactus is a cosmic being of tremendous power while Superman is merely an extremely powerful alien.
He has defeated beings as powerful as or even more powerful than Superman such as the Silver Surfer, Thor, and the Hulk.
Galactus possesses the Power Cosmic which gives him a variety of abilities including energy manipulation, matter manipulation, reality alteration, and more while Superman only has super strength, speed, durability, etc.
He has been around for billions of years and has vast experience and knowledge while Superman is only a few years old compared to him.
Galactus is motivated by survival and will do whatever it takes to win while Superman is often hindered by his morality and sense of justice.
Superman vs Galactus Grid
Galactus was once a man named Galen from the sixth incarnation of the multiverse. However, as the multiverse underwent a “Big Crunch,” as a part of a natural cycle that would lead to the birth of the seventh multiverse, Galan assembled a crew and flew a spaceship directly into the collapsing cosmic egg. He ended up being the only survivor and was granted incredible power by the Sentience of the Multiverse. Emerging into the early days of the seventh multiverse, Galan would incubate aboard his spaceship, observing the evolution of life as he underwent an eons-long metamorphosis that would transform him into the Galactus.
Emerging from his incubation, his metamorphosis complete, Galactus found that with his unfathomable power also came an unfathomable hunger. He immediately consumed the lifeforce of the nearest planet, Archeopia, and created a massive solar system-sized spaceship, Taa II. He would then roam the cosmos, devouring planets while using the power of science to develop devices and machinery that were incomprehensible to lesser mortals. It was during this time that Galactus would create several heralds, including the Silver Surfer, in order to have them find suitable planets to devour.
While originally only consuming worlds that lacked sentient life, the hunger of Galactus became so great that this was eventually no longer an option. In time Galactus came to Earth where he encountered the Fantastic Four. The Silver Surfer defected, managing to help them hold off Galactus long enough for the Human Torch to invade his spaceship and retrieve Galactus’ ultimate weapon, the Ultimate Nullifier. Fearing his own weapon, the Great Devourer was forced to leave though he did take the device with him.
Galactus would return and attempt to devour Earth several more times, but would always be driven away in the end, though never truly defeated. In one instance he was so starved and close to death that he was actually defeated in battle. As he lay dying Reed Richards used Thor’s mystical hammer Mjolnir to revive him. Galactus swore his friendship to Reed Richards and vowed never to attack the Earth again, a promise that he has mostly stuck to over the years.
Superman was born Kal-El to Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van on Krypton, a planet with advanced technology. Realizing that the end of their planet was near, Kal’s parents put him in a space pod and sent him to Earth. On Earth, Kal would be found by Martha and Jonathan Kent and would be named Clark Kent. Clark would have a relatively normal childhood until his powers manifested during his early teenage years. Adopting the moniker “Super Boy” he would use his powers for good before eventually taking the name Superman.
As an adult, Clark would move to Metropolis and work as a reporter for the Daily Planet. There he would meet and fall in love with the award-winning journalist Lois Lane. They would eventually marry and have a child.
As a superhero, Clark would oftentimes find himself battling god-like beings such as Brainiac and Darkseid. He frequently joined forces with superheroes such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Green Arrow. In one notable storyline, a monstrous creature named Doomsday attacked the Earth and defeated all the other superheroes. Superman was forced to face the beast alone, and though he defeated it, died in the process. Or so everyone thought. Turns out he was just in a “healing coma” and was able to make a full recovery.