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Subj: I already pointed these out. Doesn't matter...
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 at 08:28:40 pm EDT (Viewed 91 times)
Reply Subj: Galactus and Celestials are different cases.
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 at 08:20:55 pm EDT (Viewed 91 times)
...whether Galactus is malicious or merely indifferent, his actions result in the extinguishment of billions and billions of lives. Do you think those who will die when their world is about to be consumed care whether Galactus is really evil or not? No. Of course they don't. And that is the crux of your point..."whether it would be better to exterminate the dark elves and the fire demons because they kill". The ones who are affected are the denizens of the other 7 realms of the 9 realms. So, you know, essentially just 7 planets. Galactus destroys millions and millions of planets. Should the planets that are about to be destroyed just let Galactus consume them because he somehow serves a cosmic purpose in the universe? If they have the opportunity to kill Galactus before he comes to their planet, shouldn't they destroy him? That is essentially the same as your proposition in exterminating the entire race of dark elves and fire demons. It means little that Galactus is somehow some innocent victim of a cosmic joke.
And about Galactus being innocent...not really. Some writer may have written that he somehow wants to cure himself of his hunger...but most writers write him as indifferent, and totally without concern whether he consumes an inhabited world or not. Most writers depict Galactus not caring whether he kills billions. Sure, he doesn't have any ill-will against those he will consume (unlike the fire demons and dark elves)...but that's because Galactus thinks that they are beneath him. Would you have any malice in exterminating termites? No. Of course not. That's how Galactus is to his victims. He is not inherently "evil", since he doesn't have any malice, but only because he thinks very little of those he will consume.
But there are also other writers who depicts Galactus as being vengeful, like recently, Galactus went to future Earth to consume the one planet who denied him for several times. King Thor offered to find another world for him to consume, but Galactus wanted the earth particularly, because he was vengeful.
About the Celestials having some sort of benevolent motive...sure, in "Alone Against the Celestials", maybe....but all the other depictions of the Celestials are unconcerned about good or evil. Their ultimate goal is not known. Writers make it up as they go along, and with what works for their particular story. But most depictions show the Celestials are amoral. They don't care about good or evil. They just do things for their own selfish motives, nothing more. What benevolent motive did they have when future Celestials used future Galactus in trying to destroy the universe? (As told in Fantastic Four guest starring Thor and Iron Man) Their motives is not known to lesser beings? Maybe. But should those lesser beings just let the Celestials exterminate them due to their unknown purpose? No. They are not malicious? Again, one cannot have malice towards insects. Should they just let them be experimented on? Should Marvel earth and the heroes let the Celestials destroy the planet? Not according to most strories in the past.
Just to be clear and lest there be any confusion, I am not espousing the idea that Celestials or Galactus should be exterminated. Exterminating entire races, including those who are not guilty if it meant stopping those who have malicious intent is just plain wrong. I mentioned the Celestials and Galactus as extreme examples of threats that far outweigh the dangers posed by fire demons and dark elves, but exterminating them is still not the right thing to do.