The Silver Surfer

The Silver Surfer was created by Jack “King” Kirby and first appeared in the Fantastic Four.
 
Real name: Norrin Radd
Occupation: (current) Wanderer, adventurer, (former) Scholar, herald of Galactus
Dual identity: None; existence unknown to the general populace of Earth
Legal status: Citizen of the planet Zenn-La with no criminal record
Place of birth: The planet Zenn-La
Marital status: Single
Height: 6’4″
Weight: Unknown
Eyes: (as Norrin Radd) Blue, (as Silver Surfer) White
Hair: (as Norrin Radd) None, except black eyebrows, (as Silver Surfer) None
Other distinguishing features: The Silver Surfer’s skin is apparently a flexible metallic silvery material.Known relatives: Jartarn Radd (father, deceased), Elmar (mother, deceased)
Known confidants: (former) Shalla Bal; Mantis, Nova II
Known allies: Fantastic Four, the Defenders, the Avengers, Mentor, Starfox, Drax the Destroyer, Adam Warlock
Major enemies: (former) Galactus; Mephisto, Elders of the Universe, Thanos
Group membership: (former) The Defenders
Base of operations: Mobile throughout the known universe
First appearance:FANTASTIC FOUR #48
POWERS AND ABILITIES

Intelligence: Above normal
Strength: Superhuman class 100
Flight speed: Warp speed
Stamina: Godlike
Fighting skills: Average hand-to-hand combatant, relies wholly on cosmic energy powers.

Superhuman physical powers: The Silver Surfer possesses vast cosmic power granted him by Galactus as a part of the process of physically restructuring the Surfer’s former organic
body.The Silver Surfer has the ability to manipulate cosmic energy for a variety of effects. He has the ability to channel ambient cosmic energy into his body at will, and expel it violently as concussive force or gently as a means to restructure molecules according to his mental design.

He can generate beams of energy through his hands with sufficient destructive force to level a large city or generate such subtle amounts of energy to restructure the molecules of the natural dyes within a plant to change its color. The Surfer can rearrange the molecules of matter to create other configurations, but he cannot transmute elements. He can also direct this energy in a variety of other ways including the erection of force shields, molecular reconstruction and creation of objects, healing, augmentation of strength at superhuman levels; flight at near-light speeds through interstellar space and through hyperspace; near total physical invulnerability, ability to exist without food, sleep, or oxygen in space.

Durability: He can withstand great extremes of temperature caused by the build-up of friction within atmospheres or the vacuum of space or (within limits) the intense heat within the near vicinity of stars. He can survive without difficulties in the vacuum of outer space and hyperspace, and his body can withstand the stresses of travel at near-light speeds in this universe and of even greater speeds, in hyperspace.

Senses: The Silver Surfer has certain cosmic energy enhanced perceptions which enable him through concentration to become aware of the patterns of energy which surround him. The Surfer can sense the lifeforce of a planet from thousands of light years away. Accordingly, he can sense great concentrations or deployment of energy anywhere in the world. He has a special affinity for the life energies of living beings, and can use his cosmic powers to augment them to a certain degree. While he can use his power to revitalize life energies and heal the wounded, he cannot create life or restore life to the dead.

Superhuman mental powers: Mental command of his surfboard; ability to sense concentrations of energy, including life energies of living beings, over galactic distances, and a perfect sense of direction. Norrin also has a strong personal sense of self, able to resist manipulation from cosmic beings such as Mephisto and Despayre.

Source of superhuman powers: Physical transformation by cosmic power of Galactus.


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