The Devourer of Worlds is well known for his omnipotence and is regularly seen in matters of greatest import in the Marvel Universe.
But has Galactus ever been depicted laughing?

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    Galactus is no closer to being omnipotent than Captain America. Dec 13, 2015 at 20:26
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    if Galactus is not omnipotent (and there's plenty of evidence for that) then he's literally infinitely weaker than a true omnipotent. In that sense, even though Galactus is much more powerful than Captain America, he is no closer to omnipotence (infinite power). Dec 13, 2015 at 20:35
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    There's nothing "nutty" about it. Maybe it doesn't hold in the fictional comics universe, but in reality, it should. The number 1 is much smaller than a billion billion, but a billion billion isn't closer to infinity than 1: all finite numbers are equidistant from infinity. And if you think that my assertion that Galactus isn't omnipotent is "nutty," then that's silly. Galactus has been defeated before. Dec 13, 2015 at 20:44
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    Perhaps you didn't notice but this is the scifi.stackexchange.com, almost nothing said here has anything to do with reality. Dec 13, 2015 at 20:47
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    If Galatcus laughs, but there’s no-one around to hear it because he devoured all the worlds, was the Silver Surfer’s joke really funny? May 21, 2018 at 14:52

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At least once:
Hercules caused him to laugh in Hercules #4 (December 1982)

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In Hercules #3 and #4, the title character saves a planet called Ciegrim 7, which is known throughout the galaxy for its distilling of the finest brews, from a group of aliens called the Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood are a race of aliens whose home planet was destroyed centuries ago by Galactus – an event they took as God punishing them for their sins, and from that point on, every year the survivors kidnap a planet and leave it at predesignated coordinate as a sacrifice to their vengeful God (Galactus). After fighting off the Brotherhood and saving Ciegram 7, Hercules is celebrated by its inhabitants as a hero, and they reward him with some of their finest ales, including a flask of “the most potent liquor in the known universe”.

When Galactus discovering that his sacrifice will not be arriving this year, he heads out to find his own next meal – which turns out to be Ciegram 7. After a short battle, Hercules invites Galactus to join him for a drink – where he he spikes the world eater’s cup with the super potent liquor he received from the Ciegrams. It turns out Galactus knew that Hercules has spiked his drink, but drank it just to humor the young God and had himself a good laugh. To show Hercules his gratitude for the entertainment, Galactus spares Ciegram 7 and charts a course for another Galaxy.


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Another example of Galactus laughing (at Thanos's expense, no less) can be found in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4 (2015)

Galactus laughing with Squirrel Girl


Galactus is quite amused by Doctor Strange's feeble attempts to kill him in Doctor Strange #13 (2018).

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"Galactus Laughs"

And quite amused by Norrin Rad's feeeble attempts to kill him in The Silver Surfer

  • All this guy does is chuckle, sheesh. Aug 17, 2023 at 21:05
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    @PaulD.Waite - He's practically giddy as a schoolgirl
    – Valorum
    Aug 17, 2023 at 21:06

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