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Subj: Re: How powerful do you rate the Silver Surfer?
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 at 05:46:36 pm EDT (Viewed 190 times)
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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.

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.

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?

Silver Surfer vs.

Superman (can he energy drain him?)

Wonder Woman

Martian Manhunter


Blue Marvel

Current Iron Man

I rank him pretty high. He is the mark where High-End Herald ends and low-end Team Buster begins.

Superman (can he energy drain him?) I believe he can. The very nature of the Surfer is that he can see and manipulate all matter and energy at the subatomic level. His vision is on a cosmic scale. He doesn't need to concentrate or "adjust his vision" to see what makes Superman tick, it would be intuitive. He would see it instantly, and his experience and cosmic awareness would analyze the information just as fast. Radiation empowered characters like Hulk, Superman, Captain Atom are extremely handicapped facing the Surfer.

Wonder Woman - is a lot like Thor in that she does not have a weakness for the Surfer to easily exploit. Her braceletts can fend off a lot of his attacks and she has a a lot of weapons that she can use against him. She is an underdog, but she can win this one on any given day.

Martian Manhunter - The Martian could give the Surfer some serious trouble. His fire weakness is psychosomatic so the surfer could not glean this information "at a glance". This one could go either way.

Jane-Thor - Surfer should win this by sheer experience alone. However, Marvel is making Jane-Thor give Odin trouble and the sentient hammer is doing most of the heavy lifting for her so she COULD win this. The Hammer is what has really allowed Thor to beat Surfer in their battles. Mjolnir can pretty much block anything the surfer attempts and has more powerful EP especially with the sentient hammer not holding back.

Blue Marvel: I don't know that much about him, but I understand that he did very well against Sentry so that says a lot.

Iron-Man: Iron Man's armor is simply much too easy a construct for the Surfer to use his more exotic powers on. Unlike Dr. Doom who augments his Armor's defenses with Magic. Iron-Man would get his licks in, but Surfer should be able to suck the power right out of the suit (turn it off) any time he wants to.

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