Some dont know just how powerful Runner really is.
I have a couple of his battles, that ill post. I used to have the other apearances of him on my computer but i cant seem to find them
If anyone has them feel free to post them up.
Here is his bio...
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The Runner is one of the elders of the universe. He has lived for billions of years.
The Runner possesses the Power Primordial, cosmic energies leftover from the Big Bang that still remain in the universe.
Like all elders, the Runner is completely immortal and immune to aging, disease, poison, and conventional injury. He can survive in space unaided without food, air, or drink.
The Runner's body has developed to survive space. He is virtually indestructible and his durability rivals that of the Silver Surfer's. He can also channel incredibly powerful blasts of energy from his head and influence the emotions of others. Due to his influence over emotions others usually find themselves "liking" the Runner in his presence even if he has wronged or betrayed them.
The Runner's primary ability is his speed. He can literally "run" many times faster-than-light speed under his own power using only his legs and into warpspeed as well. He also poseses incalculable strength and is gifted inteligence wise, but ususally jokes around and acts like a free spirit.
The Runner is one of the Elders of the Universe. He has devoted his 5 billion years of life to exploring the cosmos, staging tests of speed with the fastest beings on whatever planets he chooses to visit, and generally just having fun. Runner is capable of firing intense energy blasts at his opponents, and is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant. Runner has a very unusual ability: anyone in his vicinity can't help but like him (even if he's trying to kill them!) He may not be able to control his empathic projection of joy and love, and it's doubtful he would even try. His speed can take almost any enemy by surprise, and his power to radiate joy often overwhelms his intended victims, making them unwilling to fight him, even in self-defense. The Runner is usually a peaceful individual, with a childish, irresponsible demeanor and a friendly, joyful personality. As an Elder of the Universe, Runner was immortal as long as he was occupied by his obsession; however, due to the Grandmaster tricking Death into barring all Elders from her realm, he now cannot die by any means. Despite his great age, Runner appears to be very young, physically at the prime of his life.
Thanos has never been speed blitz by surfer, but runner was able to do it in this fight. Yeah , i know he had the gem. But lets look into the gem for a sec.
The elders didnt really tap into the gems full powers. some didnt even know they did anything at all. Or rarely taped into any of their power.
-Runner comented that he would SOMETIMES be so fast he was at a certain place just by thinking it. meaning instant travel. Meaning those specific times he would tap into the gem.
-In the thanos fight. I dont recall runner instant traveling. Im pretty sure he blitz thanos with his own speed. Because like I said before the elders rarily taped into the gems powers.
Thanos tells runner that the gem didnt make him fatser. It sometimes allowed him to instantaniously teleport. mentally.
That means Runner was always as fast as he apeared in this fight. He only taped into the gems power sometimes when he would teleport. He didnt teleport in this fight at all.
Thanos turns runner into an old man via the time gem he has.
those scans are awesome, the runner is in my oppinion one of the most underrated characters in marvel........
p.s. i though it was great how he took SSers board!
"A great tactician creates plans.
A good tactician recognizes the soundness of a plan presented to him.
A fair tactician must see the plan succeed before offering approval.
Those with no tactical ability at all may never understand or accept the plan.
And when a mind is too deficient in understanding, the resulting gap is often filled with resentment."
I really dont know. The runner just doesnt have that many showing to make a full case of it. As it stands ill maybe give the majority to thanos.
I wish marvel would give runner more apearances so we can know more of his limits.
Im one of the few people that like The Elders Of The Universe, but they just are not that popular. Apparently they are always making Champion look like a chump. Ive seen scans of She Hulk beating the Champion
Anyhow I wish I had the scans of the elders vs. Galactus fight.
In that story, runner almost fought champion.
Also when galactus swollowed the elders, the elders attacked big g from the inside and almost killed him.
If anyone has those scans post them up please.
edit: the issues this happened were: Silver Surfer III # 3,4,7,9,10,17,18 ,19
I also forgot to mention that the pic on the first post of this thread was the time Runner heard the cries of a girl across the universe and he was instantly there before she stoped crying/screamin.
Well it went something like that. I dont have the issue just that scan.
If anyone has it, please post it to shed more light on that event.
. . . Need him to battle Zoom . . . Soon . . . Now . . .
Can someone find (if it allready exist) and revive it, otherwise create a new battle:
Zoom (DC) vs Runner (Marvel)
- I won't make this battle though.
The Runner's strength has never been measured, but he appears to have well over Class 100 strength (able to lift/press over 100 tons). Recent exploits have shown that he is stronger than even Galactus greatest herald, The Silver Surfer.
The Runner's body is enhanced and fueled by The Power Primordial, the eons old energies released at and from the birth of the universe. The Power Primordial grants the Runner a myriad of superhuman abilities far and beyond that of most superhumanly powered and even cosmically powered beings. The energies in his body make him immortal so that he cannot die or be killed by any conventional means. The Runner is also immortal in a way that even "regular" immortals cannot match. Death has barred him from her realm, so that even if a force that should normally kill The Runner were set against him, he would still not perish. No form of injury no matter how severe can ever kill him. He is virtually invulnerable, able to shrug off powerful cosmic blasts from The Silver Surfer without injury or pause. His agility and balance are so great that the Silver Surfer was unable to shake him from his board even while surfer was in total control and exerting maximum effort. His Primordial blasts have proven again, more powerful than even the Silver Surfer's blasts, which are capable of leveling large cities. He doesn't need to eat or breath, The Power Primordial nourishes, sustains and grants him endurance so great that he is totally inexhaustible. He can use the energies in his body for numerous effects from enhancing his already considerable abilities, to re-arranging molecules. Like all Elders of The Universe The Runner possesses a "cosmic awarness" that allows him to sense and track beings, places, even items across the vastness of space. The Runner possesses the unusual ability to effect the emotion centers of beings even as powerful as the Silver Surfer. The runner used this ability to manipulate The Silver Surfer's emotions to such a degree, that the Surfer was smiling and actually "liking" The Runner while he was being attacked by him. It is not known whether The Runner can use his emotion power to control emotions in other ways ways, such angering, saddening, or causing someone distress. It is also not known whether this power is derived from The Power Primordial or whether this is an innate ability possessed by his race. All of these abilities not withstanding, The Runner's greatest power is his unparalleled speed. He is easily able to travel at and far exceed the speed of light. He has proven himself to be greatly faster than even the Silver Surfer. The Runner is arguably the fastest living being in all of the known galaxies.
The Runner possesses(ed) the Space Gem, one of a handful of the ultra-powerful Infinity Gems. With the Space Gem The Runner is able to fold space and virtually teleport across galaxy wide distances.