History ComicBook / SilverSurfer

19th Jul '17 6:23:43 PM ecuvulle6267
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* FlyingFirepower: As a former herald of ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, Norrin Radd is nigh-omnipotent. On his own, he can fly at warp speeds and fire devastatingly powerful energy blasts. But that's only the ''tip'' of the [[RealityWarper iceberg.]]
10th Jul '17 3:22:56 PM Dvandemon
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* CounterpartComparison: Dan Slott's current ''Silver Surfer'' series has Norrin Radd accompanied by a teen-age girl named Dawn Greenwood. Having saved her from alien kidnappers, he is taking her on a tour of the galaxy. Hmm...aloof, wise and powerful alien, showing a young human companion the wonders of the cosmos? [[Series/DoctorWho Where have we seen this before?]]



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Dan Slott's current ''Silver Surfer'' series has Norrin Radd accompanied by a teen-age girl named Dawn Greenwood. Having saved her from alien kidnappers, he is taking her on a tour of the galaxy. Hmm...aloof, wise and powerful alien, showing a young human companion the wonders of the cosmos? [[Series/DoctorWho Where have we seen this before?]]


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* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Zenn-Lavians are a highly advanced society. Advanced enough to combine mysticism and technology to remove and replace another planet's culture with their own as a form of colonization.
10th Jul '17 3:19:09 PM Dvandemon
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* AmplifierArtifact: The surfboard lets him fly farther and generally be stronger than without it, though (depending on continuity) it isn't the source of his powers.

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* AmplifierArtifact: The surfboard lets him fly farther and generally be stronger than without it, though (depending on continuity) it isn't the source of his powers. Mostly he uses it to accelerate FTL without exhausting too much of his own power.



* BerserkButton: ''Did not'' like being a Herald of Galactus so anytime Galactus [[InconvenientSummons summons]] him as his most reliable herald during a crisis is one of the few times he gets extremely angry and needs to be talked down.



* CoolBoard: It flies, is faster than light and can even be used as a weapon or shield. Plus, it is controlled via his mind. Yup, cool indeed.

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* CoolBoard: It flies, is faster than light and can even be used as a weapon or shield. Plus, it is controlled via his mind. Yup, cool indeed. In his 2016 solo it becomes a kind of NonHumanSidekick, capable of silently expressing its thoughts using the reflection of whoever is looking at it.
10th Apr '17 9:08:24 PM MisterDrBob2
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The Kirby/Lee conflict is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the movie ''Film/CrimsonTide'' where a fight breaks out in the galley among the men over which is the true Silver Surfer. The submarine's Executive Officer (Creator/DenzelWashington) chastises the enlisted man for getting in a fight over the issue, saying "Anyone who reads comic books ''knows'' that the Kirby Silver Surfer is the only true Silver Surfer." (The script was written by Creator/QuentinTarantino, so this ShoutOut is hardly surprising.)
22nd Jan '17 3:40:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* ArchEnemy: ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and ComicBook/{{Mephisto}}; at least, they come closest. Galactus is a debatable example too. All three are far, far more powerful than him though, so its not your standard ArchEnemy situation and he rarely fights them directly or on his own, and would quickly lose if he tried.

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* ArchEnemy: ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and ComicBook/{{Mephisto}}; at least, they come closest. Galactus ComicBook/{{Galactus}} is a debatable example too. All three are far, far more powerful than him though, so its not your standard ArchEnemy situation and he rarely fights them directly or on his own, and would quickly lose if he tried.
8th Jan '17 1:10:37 PM rafi
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* AlliterativeName: Silver Surfer.

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* AlliterativeName: Silver Surfer.'''S'''ilver '''S'''urfer.



* ArchEnemy: ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and Mephisto; at least, they come closest. Galactus is a debatable example too. All three are far, far more powerful than him though, so its not your standard ArchEnemy situation and he rarely fights them directly or on his own, and would quickly lose if he tried.

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* ArchEnemy: ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and Mephisto; ComicBook/{{Mephisto}}; at least, they come closest. Galactus is a debatable example too. All three are far, far more powerful than him though, so its not your standard ArchEnemy situation and he rarely fights them directly or on his own, and would quickly lose if he tried.



* FullFrontalAssault

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* FullFrontalAssaultFullFrontalAssault: Silver Surfer is always naked, although he doesn't possess any visible genitals. A planet-devouring cosmic entity probably doesn't see any need to give his servants the ability to procreate sexually.



* ShoutOut: A musical one, no less - he's the alien in the JoeSatriani album title and song ''Surfing With The Alien''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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A musical one, no less - he's the alien in the JoeSatriani album title and song ''Surfing With The Alien''.



* WorthyOpponent: Thor, with whom he has clashed several times and still maintains a respectful relationship.
** In the ''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}''/''ComicBook/{{Galactus}}'' crossover, Surfer was so impressed by Orion's courage, he managed to delay [[GrimReaper the Black Racer]] long enough to allow Mother Box to prevent him from dying. In exchange, Orion saluted Silver Surfer and left, returning the compliment.

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* WorthyOpponent: WorthyOpponent:
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Thor, with whom he has clashed several times and still maintains a respectful relationship.
** In the ''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}''/''ComicBook/{{Galactus}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}''/''ComicBook/{{Galactus}}'' crossover, Surfer was so impressed by Orion's courage, he managed to delay [[GrimReaper the Black Racer]] long enough to allow Mother Box to prevent him from dying. In exchange, Orion saluted Silver Surfer and left, returning the compliment.
8th Jan '17 1:07:37 PM rafi
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The Surfer is still popular and occasionally shows up in other Marvel series. He's something of a PuritySue, due to his cosmic level of power and having a soul so pure that Mephisto, Marvel's stand-in for (the christian version of) {{Satan}}, tried many times to corrupt him. He has become more worldly, DependingOnTheWriter.

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The Surfer is still popular and occasionally shows up in other Marvel series. He's something of a PuritySue, due to his cosmic level of power and having a soul so pure that Mephisto, ComicBook/{{Mephisto}}, Marvel's stand-in for (the christian version of) {{Satan}}, tried many times to corrupt him. He has become more worldly, DependingOnTheWriter.
25th Dec '16 5:21:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'', which was supposedly an adaptation of the Galactus Trilogy.

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* ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'', ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'', which was supposedly an adaptation of the Galactus Trilogy.
24th Nov '16 1:28:34 AM Sabrewing
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* Lego Marvel Super Heroes, an entry in [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Traveller's Tales Lego franchise]]

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* Lego Marvel Super Heroes, ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperHeroes'', an entry in [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Traveller's Tales Lego franchise]]
6th Nov '16 12:01:41 PM WanderingBrowser
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* FadSuper: It's downplayed to the point a lot of people don't even realize it, but the idea of a cosmic-powered surfboard rider has at least something to do with the fact that surfing was hugely popular during the 60s. The complete lack of [[TotallyRadical surfer slang]] or other SurferDude characteristics, combined with his stories focusing on being either an outsider on earth or cosmic adventuring, helped him survive the usual fate of the FadSuper.



* [[IAmNotAGun I Am Not The Herald Of Galactus]]

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* [[IAmNotAGun I Am Not The Herald Of Galactus]]Galactus]]: His defining characteristic is his determination to assert himself as something more than Galactus' slave.
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