Galactus’ Most Terrifying Form Has a Power Too Disturbing for the MCU

The most terrifying form taken by the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, is so powerful that nothing in the Marvel Universe can stand against it. The effects of the Galactus Engine on reality are so disturbing that they could never be shown in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.,Marvel fans have been waiting for years for the debut of Galactus in the MCU. Whatever form the Devourer of Worlds will take, if his classic appearance or a more modern revisitation, it will surely have nothing to do with the Galactus Engine, a monstrous construct hailing from the nightmare reality of the Cancerverse. While an alternate Rocket Racoon once turned the Cancerverse into a weapon, it is easily one of Marvel’s most disgusting realities. In this universe, thanks to the nefarious influence of the Many-Angled-Ones (entities similar to the Great Old Ones in H.P. Lovecraft’s stories) life defeated Death forever, turning reality into a corrupted, undying corpse under the control of these chthonic entities. At the height of the War of Kings, an Inhuman T-bomb was detonated during the battle between Black Bolt and Vulcan, creating a breach (known as the Fault) to this corrupted universe, leading to a full-scale invasion.,Related: How Galactus Could Join The MCU As A Hero (And Not A Villain),Initially, the forces of the Cancerverse such as the twisted Revengers were held at bay by the assembled might of the cosmic heroes, such as Nova and Quasar, reinforced by the arrival of several cosmic higher beings, including Galactus, his ancient rivals Aegis and Tenebrous, and a host of Celestials. However, the leader of the Cancerverse, Lord Mar-Vell, deployed its most powerful weapon, the Galactus Engine, the ultimate weapon created by the Many-Angled-Ones by reengineering and infusing with eldritch energies the undying body of the Cancerverse’s Galactus. The Galactus Engine was so huge that it dwarfed the cosmic beings, who were unable to contain it for long. The first one to fall is Aegis, followed by Arishem the Judge and three other Celestials. The way that the Engine kills these entities, however, is what makes that abomination really scary.,By nature of still being Galactus, one of the abstract entities of the universe, the Engine’s battles take place on both a physical and metaphysical level. During the fight with its peers of the Positive Universe, the effects are not immediately visible to the mortals witnessing it, but once the Engine wins, it effectively asserts the Cancerverse’s rules over its victims, making the outcome tangible for everyone. When the Engine defeats Aegis, her head erupts into a violent explosion of cancerous life. What’s actually happening here is the Galactus Engine overwriting the normal universe’s cosmic laws with those of Marvel’s own Lovecraftian reality, but the visual of this happening is horrific.,The Galactus Engine could not be defeated, and it was destroyed only when Thanos, the Avatar of Death, managed to reintroduce his Mistress into the Cancerverse, instantly destroying the Many-Angled-Ones and their creations. However, The Galactus Engine had left every species that confronted it, including The Celestials, in ruins. Such a horrific creation, described by the Silver Surfer as a “blasphemy“, was one of the greatest threats ever faced by the universe, but the disgusting effects of its presence mean that this twisted version of Galactus will likely never make its way into the MCU.,Next: Galactus’ Most Powerful Creation Was NOT One of His Heralds