When you are nicknamed ‘Devourer of Worlds’ or ‘World-Eater’ the scopes of people defeating you are pretty slim. In the Marvel Universe, there exists such a supervillain, Galactus. Born from the death of the previous universe, he is limitlessly powerful and almost undefeatable.
Galactus is a part of the Marvel Universe and there exist characters who defeated him. Because let’s face it, if Galactus had his way, the publishing of Marvel comics would stop. We found such Marvel characters who defeated Galactus, can beat him, and at some point have even killed him.
Character who Defeated Galactus Single-handedly
Since he is one of the celestials, Galactus has unmatchable powers under his belt. But that does not stop our Earth’s Marvel superheroes to use all possible tricks in and off the books to overpower him. Some of these characters who defeated Galactus did so only on the basis of their powers. But there are others who used their cunning intellect and outsmarted the Devourer of Worlds.
Here are the top 10 contenders who can beat the world eater, Galactus, single-handedly!
10. Mr. Fantastic
This one from the Fantastic Four superhero team is probably the most dotting example of characters who defeated Galactus with sheer intellect. In fact, he alone can beat the World Eater without help from the rest of the Fantastic Four team. And it is all thanks to his awesome brain cells.
Though he has faced Galactus many a time while defending our planet and other worlds, he sure has to formulate a backup plan for their next meet. This elastic superhero has the smartest brain and knows how to implement it in time.
9. Silver Surfer
Another one among characters who defeated Galactus is Silver Surfer. Silver Surfer is, in fact, a herald of Galactus. And he is inculcated with the same Power Cosmic that Galactus owns. While all the powers that he shares with Galactus are on a smaller scale, it surely opens up a scope that he can destroy the World Eater.
Sadly there is a glitch. Galactus could take Silver Surfer’s powers away. The last time this character defeated Galactus, it was because he refused to find planets for him to consume. This made Galactus weak. That said, Silver Surfer aka Norrin Radd holds a strength no other living entity does.
Since he has served the World Eater for years, he knows the purple supervillain the most. This is his strongest advantage and puts him in the list of people who can beat Galactus.
Abraxas (aka Dark Man) is a powerful cosmic entity which was kept in the shadows because of Galactus. In fact, it is the very existence of Galactus that keeps Abraxas from emerging. Dark Man’s only purpose is to shatter all realities. But for that he needed Ultimate Nullifer. Once he found Nullifer, Abraxas had the power to kill Galactus from any or all realities. And he did just that.
Mikaboshi is yet another character in the list of such powerful entities in the Marvel Universe that can defeat Galactus.
In fact, the Japanese believe this character to be the ‘God of Evil and Chaos’.
This Marvel character who used Zeus defeated Galactus, has done much more. At a time, he even banished the Mistress of Death and made it impossible for any living being to die.
Mikaboshi was the creator of so much destruction that he was ultimately trapped into a prison universe by Galactus and Amadeus Cho. Only after that did reality fall back into order.
6. Doctor Strange
A brilliant surgeon and a master of sorcery, Doctor Strange has saved Earth more times than one can count. He has overpowered so many demons and warlords, that taking on Galactus would be just another day at the job for him. He is one of those Marvel characters who can beat or defeat Galactus.
Among his many spells and magical tricks, he sure has a way that could defeat Galactus, kill him or at the very least, keep him away from Earth.
5. Iron Man
Iron Man, aka Tony Stark, is probably the most celebrated face in the Marvel Universe. (MCU surely has a big hand in it). And this one among the Marvel characters, is the one who can defeat Galactus and is prepared for it.
High on technology, Tony Stark has a suit for all occasions. And yes, he also has a suit for defeating Galactus
He has everything ready for when Galactus comes to town. And the name of his preparation is, the Galactus-Buster suit. Set somewhere in Tony Stark’s cupboard, this armour is specially created to fight the World Eater.
4. Franklin Richards
While the rest of the pointers list characters who defeated or tricked Galactus, this one, in fact, made him his herald! A pretty tit for tat situation, isn’t it? Galactus who is infamous for creating heralds to do his deeds, turns Franklin Richards’ herald. Neat.
Well, it is not as surprising as it seems. Afterall, Franklin Richards is a god. He has the power to reshape reality the way he prefers. In fact, he is so powerful that when he was a child, his father handcuffed his powers. Otherwise a young Franklin would have turned everyone into rabbits (if he wanted to).
But how did he achieve making the World Eater his herald? Well, he used the Abarax situation and brought Galactus back to life. As a result the purple spaceman became his friend and herald. If Franklin Richards is moved to beat Galactus, he is the one who can do it a million times, in a million ways.
Thanos has been hated and loved and hated over the years. And given all the things he has his fingers in, he sure came across Galactus many times. He is among the characters who defeated Galactus. The most obvious fight between the two purple men occurred when Thanos acqured all Infinity Stones and Galactus sensed an on coming threat.
To defeat the Mad Titan, Galactus even did someting out of his character: he allianced with a mortal, Adam Warlock. But who could have won against the infinity stones? We sure have a strong contender in the list of ‘who can beat Galactus’.
Even without the Infinity Stones, Thanos can fight the Word Eater. But with them, he is simply invinsible
2. The Beyonder
A Marvel character from an otherwordly race, The Beyonder is almost like a god to less powerful civilisations. He holds numerous competiotn out of the sheer interest to find out more about the villains and heroes of our planet.
He has abilities far more most Earth superheroes and villians can imagine. So, it is safe to say that he is one of those characters who can defeat or beat Galactus if the World Devourer ever came looking for trouble.
1. The One Above All
His name kind of gives it away, doesn’t it? The One Above All is, in fact, the god of gods. But he doesn’t appear in the comics all the time. The number of times this Marvel character has travelled to the comics world physically can be counted.
He is, hands down, the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe and hence, it would be a cakewalk for him to defeat Galactus.
Who can defeat Galactus? He sure can! The One Above All has limitless powers and can do what he wants. In fact, he is the supposed creator of the whole Marvel multiverse. Among characters who can defeat Galactus, this one can do it in just seconds. (But it is probably not worth his time.)
While these are just 10 of the characters who defeated Galactus, there are more who can beat the celestial marvel being. The length of this list is a proof in itself that Galactus can be easily defeated. And he does not need groups of superheroes to do that; the World Eater can be tackled by most these most powerful Marvel characters. All that hype about Galactus being an invincible World Devourer seems like a joke in front of these most powerful Marvel characters.