Tiamut vs. Galactus: Who Would Win in a Fight?

Tiamut, otherwise known as Tiamut the Communicator or the Dreaming Celestial is a Celestial whose role was to alert The Fulcrum of all planetary examinations by other Celestials. On the other hand, Galactus, or The Devourer of Worlds, is a godlike supervillain who’s one of the main antagonists of the Marvel Universe. That said, who would win if the two ever fought?

Tiamut would win in a fight with Galactus. Tiamut is superior to Galactus in terms of physiology, strength, energy manipulation, and durability. In the comics, Galactus is documented to be afraid of Tiamut which speaks of the Celestial’s immense power.

This article will pit two of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe to see who would come out on top if the two ever met in a battle. So, if this piques your interest, be sure to stay tuned to get the inside scoop.

Physiology

Tiamut is one of the greatest Celestials ever. Despite the fact that he was put to sleep by other Celestials after destroying Arishem, he still is powerful enough to rouse fear in the hearts of supremely powerful beings.

The Dreaming Celestial, is one of the biggest entities in Marvel comics in general. He can reach stature up to 2000 feet. Like other Celestials, he has at his disposal numerous cosmic powers and abilities, but unlike other celestials, it seems that he reached a so-called “transcended” state that allowed him to become even stronger.

On the other hand, Galactus is a cosmic entity that was formerly a man. In order to power himself, Galactus must consume entire planets. He possesses the Power Cosmic, which makes him one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe. He’s documented as being 29 feet tall, although he can alter his size at will, so he’s big enough to consume entire planets.

Tiamut is a larger-than-life character who is unlike any other Celestial. Galactus, despite being powerful in his own right, is nowhere near the capabilities of the Dreaming Celestial. So Tiamut wins this round.

Point: Tiamut (1:0) Galactus

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Strength

The true nature of Tiamut’s strength is incalculable. This could only mean that he’s extremely strong and that it’s hard to quantify to what extent. A being whose sole purpose of existence is to create entire worlds and destroy them at will must be supremely powerful. It’s documented that The Fulcrum (creator of Celestials and Eternals alike) offered Tiamut a place at his side which only serves to show his strength levels.

On the other hand, Galactus is extremely strong in his own right. His power of size alteration means he can increase his size and mass at will to an unknown extent. This increases his strength to insane levels, and at one time, he grows so huge that he can wrestle with the Wraithworld sun. In addition to this, the fact that he can consume entire planets quite easily is only a testament to his extreme strength.

However, the strength of a cosmic being like Galactus can be no match for that of a Celestial like Tiamut. If you think about it, for the Marvel Universe’s equivalent of god to invite Tiamut to be his omnipotent companion, this must mean Tiamut had to be supremely strong.

Point: Tiamut (2:0) Galactus

Durability

Galactus is one tough being to subdue. He is immune to all diseases, ailments, and toxins. In addition to this, he possesses extreme regenerative capabilities that make it hard to damage him. For example, Galactus survived the collision of two planets and a huge nuclear arsenal, although he was injured severely in the prosecco.

While Galactus has been felled a couple of times in the comics, he’s never been truly defeated. During the events of Annihilation, he was hooked up to a machine created by Annihilus and Thanos that was siphoning his power. Once freed, he was able to come back from the brink of death.

By comparison, Tiamut is imminently durable. He has insane levels of cosmic energy, which grant him extreme regenerative capabilities. His armor can easily withstand strikes from nuclear warheads and planetary impacts without even injuring him. It is impossible to subdue such a being as Tiamut because it’s equally impossible to seriously injure him.

In the rare event that Tiamut is harmed, he can regenerate almost instantaneously. He’s also capable of withstanding earth-shattering blows and nuclear bomb-level blasts and explosions.

For all intents and purposes, the durability of Tiamut far exceeds that of Galactus which is why Galactus has been documented as being quite afraid to face off with the Dreaming Celestial.

Point: Tiamut (3:0) Galactus

Energy Manipulation/Projection

Tiamut possesses the power of cosmic energy control which has no known upper limit. He can manipulate energy and matter beyond the comprehension of even the most powerful beings. He also has the ability to generate energy blasts of an earth-shattering degree or even higher. According to Phastos, Celestials are the most powerful energy generators in the universe. Tiamut, being arguably the most powerful Celestial must command a great deal of cosmic energy.

Galactus can also manipulate energy in great proportions. He can project an energy blast powerful enough to shatter a medium-sized planet. However, his energy projection capabilities are only limited by how much he consumes. The survival of Galactus depends on his ability to absorb life force from planets or stars, which he’s been shown multiple times in the comics.

While Galactus’ powers of energy manipulation and projection are impressive, they don’t compare to Tiamut’s whose sole purpose for existence involves dealing with energy.

Point: Tiamut (4:0) Galactus

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Tiamut vs. Galactus: Who Wins?

Galactus is often touted as one of the most powerful cosmic entities in the Marvel Universe. Most of the time, he has nothing to fear, having defeated powerful beings like some Celestials in the comics.

However, one being he truly fears is Tiamut. In the 2006 comic Eternals #6, the Earth is threatened by the awakening of Tiamut. As the Eternals and Avengers strive to prevent this from happening, the earth shudders as the Dreaming Celestial prepares to emerge. Uatu the Watcher is incapable of watching and Galactus “remembers what it is to be afraid.”

Considering the fact that Galactus beat multiple Celestials at once, for him to be afraid of Tiamut speaks of the Celestial’s incredible power. So in a fight, Tiamut would trump Galactus with ease.

  • Miriam is an ardent literary and cinematic consumer, with a particular interest in the sci-fi, fantasy, and thriller genres. She is a self-professed Marvel and DC geek, having an unrivaled in-depth knowledge of both universes.