Quote:On one hand, the Silver Surfer is rightly considered the most powerful Marvel hero. The Power Cosmic lets him do nearly anything required by story. He has a long list of powers that allow easy wins and is sometimes called upon to easily defeat threats no one else can handle.
Quote:On the other, he sometimes struggles with threats he should have an easy time with. Frequently, he forgets about his powers aside from cosmic blasts. You even have a few rare instances like the infamous brick incident.
Or the Black Panther arm bar.
Quote:So, where do you place the Silver Surfer? How does he do against the following both at full potential and how he is usually written?
Quote:Superman (can he energy drain him?)
Either version beats Superman due to energy drain.
Either version beats Wonder Woman. She does have a chance but only if she closes the distance immediately and perhaps surprise Norrin with speed and brutality.
Either version beats MM unless it's a supremely high MM showing against an average Surfer.
Given Jane's relative inexperience, either version of Surfer should win, but average Surfer will at best be 50/50. High-end Surfer will win against average Jane, but if Jane is overtly aided by the Mother Storm in Mjolnir, even high-end Surfer would go down.
This is a hard call. Blue Marvel has hardly any low showings and he's had great showings against Sentry and King Hyperion. Maybe with more appearances, he'd come down some, but right now I'd say high-end Surfer wins but average Surfer loses.
IM can pull off an upset as he has before, but either version of Surfer is a strong favorite.
Energy drain is hardly a auto win against Superman due to his experience with energy drainers like Parasite and his own high resistance to such attacks.
It has hardly come into play with high level energy manipulators like Green Lantern (Kyle has actually drained power cosmic itself from Parallax), Captain Atom etc.
Surfer doesn't use energy drain that much either. He is not Quasar or Rogue.