Johnny Storm retrieved the Ultimate Nullifier from Taa II, the home of Galactus -- as directed by Uatu the Watcher -- for the Fantastic Four to employ against the threat of Galactus himself. The Nullifier appeared as a small, hand-held metallic device with no apparent functionality. It was the only known weapon in the universe capable of inspiring outright fear in Galactus.
Reed Richards threatened the use of the Ultimate Nullifier as a last ditch effort to stop Galactus from destroying Earth. Faced with the prospect of dying by Richards' activation of the Nullifier, Galactus withdrew.
The Nullifier later appeared during the Infinity War. Quasar tried to use it in an attempt to destroy the Magus, who had acquired the collective power of five cosmic cubes and a gauntlet containing 5 of the 6 Infinity Gems. The Reality Gem was replaced in this instance with a duplicate created by Thanos. Although Quasar tried to use the weapon on Magus, he failed to fire it and was nullified in the process.
Powers and Abilities
The Ultimate Nullifier has been described as "the universe's most devastating weapon." As such, the Ultimate Nullifier has the ability to completely and utterly eliminate any target the wielder chooses (through violation of the law of conservation of mass), and—if the wielder's mind isn't powerful enough—the wielder himself. In the hands of a being with an extremely powerful intellect, such as Galactus, the Ultimate Nullifier can destroy entire time-lines from beginning to end and instantly nullify (and, paradoxically, recreate) a multiverse. While its origins are ancient and were previously unknown, it has been revealed that the Ultimate Nullifier is actually an aspect of Galactus.
The Ultimate Nullifier is generally kept within Galactus' Worldship, Taa II, though at times Galactus has been known to carry it aboard his spherical starship. In the rare instances that the Nullifier gets stolen or kept in other locales, such as the Fantastic Four's headquarters, the Nullifier inevitably returns to Galactus' possession, usually with no explanation. The reason behind this inconsistency may have been revealed in the Abraxas saga. In it, Galactus demonstrates his ability to effortlessly recall the Nullifier to himself at will, even from the grasp of Abraxas himself, the universal embodiment of destruction.
In this reality, the Ultimate Nullifier was being sold via Honest John's tore, for $1,250.59, but not to Soviets (because it was during the Cold War) or to people under 21 years of age. A non-expert description of it use was included in the advertisement page.
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- Galacta claims the Ultimate Nullifier had its safety on the first time Reed Richards brandished it against Galactus.
- Won #5 in Geoff Shakespeare's list of "Top 11 Most Retarded Fictional Weapons".
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