Cosmic Powers


What is a God?
What attributes does one claiming godhood posess?
We know that in the Marvel U, certain space-going characters have the Power Cosmic, which, according to Wikipedia, includes the ability to defy all known Laws of Physics.
Characters like Galactus, Silver Surfer, The Celestials, and the Elders of the Universe wield this awesome power.
But are they Gods?


What of characters based on the mythological gods of days gone by? Folks belonging to the pantheons of Mt. Olympus…


…or hailing from Asgard, just over yonder Rainbow Bridge? Are they not powerful enough to posess the Power Cosmic?


Let’s look again at some of the powers of Galactus, the world devourer, as stated in Wikipedia:

Some of Galactus’ more commonly displayed abilities are size-alteration, molecular restructuring, conversion and transmutation of matter, the projection of energy with incalculable concussive force or heat, the teleportation of objects — even entire galaxies — across space and time, the erection of impenetrable energy-screens and force fields, the creation of interdimensional and intradimensional portals and wormholes, a virtually unlimited capacity for telepathy and telekinesis, and cosmic awareness on a universal scale. Galactus has even shown the ability to create sentient life, resurrect the dead, manipulate mortal souls, and remake dead worlds in every detail.

Even Galactus’ heralds, whom he has endowed with a minuscule fraction of his awesome power, are able to manipulate matter and energy in ways far beyond human comprehension. Indeed, Galactus is so powerful he must always wear his armor to help him regulate his internal energies or else they could run rampant with the potential to change him into a star.

So, is the ability to manipulate matter and energy an attribute of the Power Cosmic?


My final question is this? Should the “god” characters in the Marvel U posess the Power Cosmic for purposes of the Heroclix game?

I think that team ability would suit characters like Thor and Hercules just fine.

Anything less would be uncivilized.


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