The Human Torch was among the Fantastic Four when they confronted Galactus, an encounter that ended in tragedy after the world devourer killed The Thing. Following Mister Fantastic's failure at stopping Galactus, Doom stepped in both to save the Earth, since he wished to conquer it, and to succeed where Richards had failed. Having earlier learned a mind-transference technique from the alien race named the Ovoids, Doctor Doom built a machine with which he transferred his consciousness into Galactus' body, saving the Earth.

Having acquired Galactus' powers and hunger, Doom addressed every citizen on Earth and swore he would never succumb to devouring the planet. While he held true to his promise, Galactus' hunger for energy combined with Doom's craving for power resulted in him devouring everything in the universe except the Earth.[1] Because of this, the Silver Srfer gave his Power Cosmic to Johnny so that he could become Earth's artificial Sun.

When Doom returned to Earth with his Heralds, Johnny depleted most of his Power Cosmic in a blast of energy to temporarily satisfy his hunger. This bought Earth's heroes enough time to make use of a machine to swap Doom's mind with Emma Frost. An additional modification allowed Emma to become the Lifebringer, a force of universal restoration instead of destruction. Once the dust settled, Johnny returned the fraction he had left of the Power Cosmic to Norrin Radd, so he could become the Silver Surfer again and join Emma in navigating the cosmos to rebuild it.[2]


Seemingly those of the Johnny Storm of Earth-616.


Seemingly those of the Johnny Storm of Earth-616.

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