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Galactus: This planet dies so that I may live. A course of events that has occurred a billion times before.

The Silver Surfer: But it has been wrong a billion times before. This place reminds me of Zenn-La, and given the time it too might become such a refuge. But even if it did not, still would its life be sacrosanct. I MUST MAKE MY STAND!

Galactus: Your stand will destroy you.

The Silver Surfer: Better to perish for what I believe in, than endure forever as a traitor to life!

Galactus: Then so be it!

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The Silver Surfer: Galactus, the time has come for us to talk.

Galactus: There is no need, my herald. I have found a planet with more life energy that I ever dared imagine. And for that reason I forgive your failure to perform your duties. For now.

The Silver Surfer: But I do not forgive you!

Galactus: Those are audacious words, Silver Surfer.

The Silver Surfer: I want my life back! I demand my soul! I pledged that I would serve you, not give up my past!

Galactus: We would discuss this another time, my Silver Surfer. For now it is your duty - no, your obligation to seek out my next source of energy!

The Silver Surfer: It is YOUR obligation to return my memories. For now and ever more!

Galactus: I said GO!

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The Silver Surfer: I... I seem to be making a habit of falling out of this world's sky.

Frankie Raye: Ever consider getting into a Twelve Step program for that?

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The Silver Surfer: I used my Power Cosmic to heal you.

Frankie Raye: Not too shabby. How about giving some of that action to the rest of the planet?

The Silver Surfer: Now that I know who I was and who I am, that is exactly what I shall do!

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The Silver Surfer: Galactus, our bargain is over. You have deceived me and I serve you no more. I will stop your carnage, even if it costs me my life!

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The Silver Surfer: GALACTUS! When I agreed to become your herald it was to lead you away from sentient beings. This world is populated by men, by women who think, feel, who... who dream!

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Amber: You did it. If there's one thing you've always been good at it's being at the right place at the right time.

Frankie Raye: The way I see it, the right place now is wherever those alien attackers are. I've gotta fight!

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Galactus: Audacity is one thing, my Silver Surfer. But rebellion is quite another. You have accomplished something that no force in the universe ever has before.

The Silver Surfer: What is that?

Galactus: You have forced me to interrupt my repast. I do not know whether to congratulate you for this unique deed, or vaporize you.

The Silver Surfer: Do what you will, my former master. But I cannot allow you to kill any more!'

Galactus: [laughs] Former master? FORMER, you say? Can it be that I have been wrong about you, Silver Surfer? You are neither audacious nor rebellious, but simply mad!

The Silver Surfer: Perhaps I was to believe that I could make any agreement with you! But now I know the truth!

Galactus: And because of that you would attempt to destroy your creator - permit no mistake about it, your creator I am! I took away your memories because it was necessary. I knew that with them you would never be able to serve me.

The Silver Surfer: Galactus, can you not understand? I no longer care about what you've done to me. It's what you are doing to this world!

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Frankie Raye: Ah man, talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire...

Galactus: You are from the planet below. How did you come to be here?

Frankie Raye: Guess it must just be my lucky day!

Galactus: You have a rare gene, triggered by the Power Cosmic itself; it enables you to unerringly find whatever you seek. I do not know what a frying pan is. However, I can extend to you the gift of fire...

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Uatu the Watcher: On a planet known as Earth there lived a young woman named Frankie Raye. Now she has a new form and a new name: Nova, herald of Galactus. But what of the original herald? The Silver Surfer? A free man, noble and pure, streaks to his new life.

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The Silver Surfer: Watcher! Watcher, where is my world? Where is my home? Tell me, please.

Watcher Prime: I cannot tell you. So mighty is Galactus that he has moved Zenn-La to a place where it is hidden, even from me. Truly I am sorry.

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The Silver Surfer: I will find you, Shalla-Bal! No matter how long or dangerous the way, no matter what prevail I must endure! Never will I stop searching! I swear by our love!

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[last lines]

Watcher Prime: I am the Watcher. It is my task to note all events of significance in this part of the cosmos. This task brings me great joy, and great sorrow.

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[first lines]

Watcher Prime: For millennia, the peaceful teachings of the world of Zenn-La have brought the universe wisdom and hope. Attempting to ease his eternal hunger for energy, the unvanquishable being known as Galactus struck at Zenn-La. The destruction of the planet appeared immanent. Then Norrin Radd, a brilliant young student, made a fateful covenant with the despoiler. In return for the sparing of Zenn-La Norrin Radd gave up his home and his love to become Galactus' herald and scout as the Silver Surfer. He soared to the ends of the universe finding planets for his master to devour. With his memories hidden from him the Silver Surfer never understood why he was so moved by the plight of Galactus' victims until he was forced into mental battle with the tyrant Thanos, an entity dedicated to universal annihilation. During the conflict the mental barrier erected by Galactus was breached and the Silver Surfer's awareness of his past returned only to be lost once more leaving an even greater sense of loneliness and betrayal. As the Silver Surfer confronts his master about his treachery, it is my duty to observe all that occurs here. For I am the Watcher. And this is the sight of Galactus' latest depredation, a small blue and green world its inhabitants call Earth.

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Frankie Raye: Just my luck: a genuine hunk of a space alien comes to visit, and it turns out he wants to blow us to smithereens.

Amber: These special bullitans are knocking my favorite shock jock right off the air!

Frankie Raye: The whole world's falling apart and you're worried about the Top Forty?

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The Silver Surfer: I live. And... and so does the planet. You have abandoned it. Why?

Galactus: Since the dawn of time the purpose of my life has been my continued survival. To that end have I devoted all my great power. But you, Silver Surfer, in your willingness to pay the ultimate price for the well-being of others you do not even know and demonstrated a strength and courage that even the great Galactus shall never possess. Norrin Radd, we can trust each other no more. Consider this world a parting gift.

The Silver Surfer: You will release me? I can go?

Galactus: You must go. And with you take the Power Cosmic. Not as my blessing, but as my curse. The power shall be like a brand, marking its bearer for all time. Let us see those for whom the Silver Surfer has been so willing to sacrifice... can never overcome their fear and hatred of you!

The Silver Surfer: Mighty Galactus, I shall prove you wrong about the people of the universe...

Galactus: GO! You are condemned!

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The Silver Surfer: Galactus brushed me away with as much thought as I might give a speck of dust!

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The Silver Surfer: This planet has not the time for me to argue with one who will not even deign to answer. Instead, I will have to apply the Power Cosmic more directly. Just as the power of Galactus created these engines of destruction, the power he has given me shall destroy them!

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Frankie Raye: Frankie girl, what have you gotten yourself into now? One minute I'm dodging a tidal wave, and the next I'm in the absolute middle of nowhere... Or am I? Let's see how that "right place in the right time" really holds up...

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The Silver Surfer: Zenn-La, the most beautiful place in the universe. Soon I will be in the loving arms of Shalla-Bal...

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The Silver Surfer: What has happened? Where is Zenn-La?

Galactus: Norrin Radd, I said that you could leave me. And I have kept my word. But never did I say you could return to Zenn-La.

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