During one episode of the 90's animated series, the Surfer discovers the Universal Library, a place containing all the knowledge in the universe. The stinger is that all those who come to the Library for selfish reasons mutate into horrific amoeba called "Virals", amoeba like creatures with a Hive Mind. The Surfer is not immune to this, having come to the library to find Zenn-La, and he changes as well. The other Virals offer him limitless knowledge if he will unite with them by giving up the Power Cosmic. Realising that this would keep him from ever going home, the Surfer refuses, reverts the transformation through Heroic Willpower, and proceeds to go to town on the entire Viral horde:
Silver Surfer: "Virals! Hear me! I belong to no one. Not Galactus! Not you! I am a free man!"