|Heralds of Galactus|
The herald Terrax
|Former Members|| Air-Walker|
The Heralds of Galactus were four powerful beings who prepared planets for consumption by their master Galactus.
- Air-Walker: Controls air currents and can summon lightning.
- Firelord: Controls fire.
- Stardust: Controls water.
- Terrax: Controls the ground. He is seemingly the leader.
The four heralds were created by Galactus, having no life of their own, to serve him. They set up the Elemental Converters that Galactus uses to feed. They each have their own weapon, Terrax an ax, Air-Walker a scythe, Firelord a fighting staff, and Stardust a trident.
The four came to Earth intending help their master destroy it.
Terrax set his converter up in a large city. He was confronted by a team of locals but he overpowered them. He was again confronted by Captain America, Spider-Man, Quake, Iron Fist, and War Machine. He was killed when Captain America slammed his shield into his chest.
This is the first time that Silver Surfer, the most well-known herald, was not involved.
The four heralds depicted match four of the five classical elements. They are earth (Terrax), water (Stardust), fire (Firelord), and air (Air-Walker). It could be reasoned that Galactus himself represents the fifth element aether, which is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere. The Fantastic Four are also based on this concept.
In the Comics
Human Torch and the Destroyer Armor have also been heralds at one point.
Air-Walker was killed. Firelord was released. Terrax was depowered.