!![[ComicBook/SilverSurfer The Marvel Comics series]]:

* MyRealDaddy:
** There are Silver Surfer fans who dislike the Creator/StanLee "[[MessianicArchetype speech-giving Messiah]]" take of the character. These fans instead go for Steve Englehart (who brought political intrigue and romance into the character's life, as well as got him freed from Earth), Jim Starlin (Space Opera storylines with Thanos as Surfer's rival), Ron Marz (action-based stories with Marz fleshing out Surfer's rogue gallery of enemies as well as bringing back all of the former heralds of Galactus to interact with each other), or George Perez (who did a massive arc where Surfer had to travel through an unexplored galaxy after being teleported into the region).
** The circumstances of the Surfer's creation (Creator/JackKirby created him without Stan's input, making Kirby the sole creator of the Surfer by Stan's logic) means that Stan Lee, the writer of the fantastic 18 issue original series that gave the Surfer huge amounts of depth and poignancy, could be seen as the real Daddy for the character despite the fact that he was the first writer to work on the character.
** Art-wise, Creator/{{Moebius}} is sometimes nominated as the greatest artistic talent behind the Surfer.
* TearJerker: [[Creator/JMichaelStraczynski Silver Surfer: Requiem]] and Silver Surfer: Homecoming. Full stop.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before making a name for himself with {{Pulp Fiction}} and {{Killing Zoe}}, {{Roger Avary}} penned a script on spec in the late 80s. Based on {{Fantastic Four}} numbers 48-50, but with all references to the super hero team removed. In Avary's words: "Instead of Johnny Storm traveling to the Negative Zone, it's the Surfer. Instead of {{the Punisher}} guarding the Ultimate Nullifier in the Negative Zone I had a gold-skinned surfer-like guardian. Alecia Masters has no relationship with Ben Grimm, but is still a blind sculptress through her I have the Surfer rediscovering the humanity he lost when he transformed from Norrin Radd to the herald of {{Galactus}}. Lastly, my first draft supposed that Galactus wasn't necessarily a sentient entity, but a massive and complex planet eating robot-ship that's operated by millions of creatures [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Borg]]-like (before there were Borg)."
* TheWoobie:
** Midnight Sun, especially when you consider what his life was life BEFORE the Kree got ahold of him.
** Nova counts too, once she realizes that Galactus doesn't care at all about her.

!![[WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer The animated series]]:

* AwesomeMusic: The 1990s opening sequence is awesome enough to contain its own OminousLatinChanting. Hear it for yourself [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84U7Nbg__64 here]], if you can tune out all the swooshing-in-space sounds that are layered on top of it.
* EarWorm: If you ever watched the ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' cartoon you'd remember its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84U7Nbg__64 theme]].

!![[VideoGame/SilverSurfer The NES game]]:

* AwesomeMusic: The soundtrack for this game is surprisingly popular on the internet, particularly Reptyl's stage. The quality of the music is simply amazing by primitive NES standards.
* BadassDecay: One of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe is now a OneHitPointWonder with a hitbox the size of a van who dies from touching literally ''anything'' that's not a power-up. That fact that the one thing the player will likely see the most is the Silver Surfer [[http://img.gamefaqs.net/screens/9/d/f/gfs_39773_3_1.jpg prostrating himself in shame]] every time he dies pretty much says it all.
* DemonicSpiders: ''Every single enemy.''
* ThatOneLevel: ''Every single level.''
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The NintendoHard difficulty did not help it one bit.

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