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The seemingly ageless entity known as Galactiac is "the ultimate synthesis of mind and machine". He traverses the farthest reaches of space, draining the lifeblood of planets in order to recharge his energy-cells. But Galactiac does not completely obliterate the planets he razes. Rather, he always miniaturizes a section of each planet to preserve and to study.

As foretold by Uatu the Guardian, Galactiac arrived on Earth and immediately began constructing his planet-razing machinery atop the roof of the Baxter Building in downtown Manhattan. Reed "Prof" Richards of the Challengers of the Fantastic attempted to reason with Galactiac, asking him how he could simply destroy a world so full of life. Fascinated by the native lifeforms of Earth, Galactiac revealed that he did not intend to obliterate the entire planet. Rather, he intended to spare and miniaturize New York City so that he could preserve and study a cross-section of Earth. Galactiac then surrounded the top of the Baxter Building with a heavy energy shell so that nothing could enter or leave the area until his work was done, effectively preventing the Challengers of the Fantastic from calling for reinforcements.

Ben "Rocky" Grimm of the Challengers of the Fantastic attempted to destroy Galactiac's machinery, but Grimm's actions merely succeeded in gaining Galactiac's attention and arousing his wrath. Galactiac used his cosmic powers to transform Grimm into the monstrous Four-Armed Thing, a mindless minion devoted entirely to Galactiac. Meanwhile, Uatu the Guardian had transported Johnny Stormtrooper into the body of the Galactiac in an attempt to destroy the planet-devouring menace from within.

In his efforts to destroy Reed "Prof" Richards and Sue "Ace" Storm, the savage Four-Armed Thing inadvertently destroyed Galactiac's Terra-Matrix. Galactiac was about to destroy his four-armed servant as punishment for his recklessness. But before Galactiac could punish the Four-Armed Thing, Johnny Stormtrooper used a flame-thrower on Galactiac's internal neural junction, causing it to melt down. Totally immobilized, Galactiac launched his head (which contained the back-up systems to his main neural junction) into space. Although he was far too weak to exact retribution on the Challengers of the Fantastic in his current condition, Galactiac vowed to return. [1]

Powers and Abilities


Galactiac has the ability to manipulate energies on a cosmic scale, to perform virtually any effect he desires, including the ability to transform the physical appearance and psychological composure of lesser beings.


Galactiac has also demonstrated the ability to augment his own size

Physical Strength

Incalculable, Galactiac possesses a level of strength beyond the human ability to measure or quantify


In order to replenish his energy-cells, Galactiac must siphon-off the lifeblood of entire planets.




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