Dawn Greenwood lived along with her father and twin sister, Eve, in Anchor Bay, Massachusetts, which was for her the most special place in the world, for which she, unlike her sister, stayed there her entire life, while Eve traveled around the globe.

When she was a kid, Dawn wished upon a shooting star that it could stay up in the sky forever so everyone could get a wish. Unknown to her, the shooting star was the Silver Surfer, and her wish bonded them, as wishes had a powerful effect on probability.

She was abducted by the Incredulous Zed in order to be used as a leverage to motivate the Silver Surfer fight the Queen of Nevers, as Dawn was supposed to be the most important person in the universe for the Surfer as determined by a machine who looked into the Surfer's true self; however, he didn't even know who she was.[1]

Forced to fight the Queen in order to save Dawn, the Silver Surfer set to confront the cosmic being. Meanwhile, in the prison of Impericon, Dawn managed to form an escape plan with which she and other prisoners broke free. They then headed to the escape vehicles, and they found the power source of the Impericon, the heart of the Queen of Nevers. Realizing she had wasted her life by not exploring everything there was to see, she made a wish upon the heart, which also saved the Silver Surfer from the Queen of Nevers.

As Dawn and the prisoners approached to the escape vehicles, she encountered the Silver Surfer, who returned to Impericon in order to retrieve the heart of the Queen of Nevers, as he had agreed to help her.[2] Dawn and the Surfer retrieved the heart and went to the Never Queen. As the Surfer had to face the Incredulous Zed, Dawn was the one to finally give the Queen her heart back. After greeting the heroes, the Queen faded away, and Silver Surfer and Dawn set out to return to Earth.[3]

The Surfer returned Dawn to Earth, but at a time the entire Earth was unknowingly and slowly falling to Nightmare's influence, due to an unusual universal lunar alignment. With the help of Doctor Strange and the Hulk, Dawn and Norrin managed to free the Earth. During this event, Dawn discovered that her actual dream was to explore the universe with the Silver Surfer, and after sorting things out, left Earth with him to discover the galaxy.[4]

After allowing Dawn to drive his surfboard, the Surfer and his companion accidentally landed on a cloaked planet called Newhaven. The 666 billion inhabitants of this world were soon revealed to be the sole survivors of their respective species after their planets had been devoured by Galactus. They identified the Surfer, and his past came to light for Dawn Greenwood, who immediately rejected Norrin. The Surfer left Newhaven and Dawn on it at her request, however, the returned Galactus would follow the trail left by Norrin's surfboard in order to find his former herald, and in the middle of said trail was Newhaven.[5]

As soon as the Surfer returned to Newhaven in order to give Dawn the opportunity to return to Earth if he wished, Galactus arrived as well.[6] The billions of inhabitants from Newhaven were inspired by the Surfer's origin to propose Galactus to become his herald, but he rejected them, as their respective planets had already been destroyed and they were nothing to him. As Galactus had never destroyed the Earth, Dawn proposed to become his herald. The Surfer tried to prevent Galactus from transforming Dawn at the same time he muttered his motive: his love for Dawn. The Earthgirl's sacrifice inspired the inhabitants of Newhaven to evacuate their planet and give it to Galactus in exchange for the girl. Newhaven was destroyed, but the Surfer swore to become the herald of its survivors in order to find them a new planet to live in.[7]

During the weeks of searching, Dawn was capable of forgiving the Surfer, but couldn't bring herself to tell it to him. Their journey ended when the Surfer finally discovered a suitable planet, with a special adaptive atmosphere which allowed the survival of the different specimens from different races.[8] As Dawn decided whether to return to Earth or not, months were spent at this "New Newhaven," and Dawn started getting close to the Surfer once more. Norrin subsequently sensed something was wrong, used his powers to reveal the planet's true nature, and "New Newhaven" revealed itself as Euphoria, a living creature who had used its adaptive atmosphere to protect itself from the survivors' grief by inducing them happiness and controlling their actions to ensure their well-being. A group of the survivors decided to leave the planet as they didn't want to be Euphoria's puppets, but the vast majority remained on it. Now the Surfer and Dawn were free of its influence and decided to return to Earth. Dawn confessed her true feelings to Norrin without being influenced by Euphoria any longer, and kissed him as they departed.[9]

Last Days

During their continuing journey to explore the universe, the Surfer and Dawn found themselves attempting to outrun the collapse of the Multiverse caused by the final incursion. They managed to escape to a plane of non-existence, a Land of Couldn't-Be Shouldn't-Be, with the help of Glorian.

When the Norrin encountered Eternity, all that remained within him was the newly created Battleworld and its satellite Knowhere, fashioned by the sheer force of will of God Emperor Doom. With the remains of the Multiverse under Doom's control, Glorian offered the Silver Surfer a chance at recreating the old universe with the power of his master, the Shaper of Worlds.[10]

At the behest of the Shaper of Worlds, Dawn and the Silver Surfer then began recreating the known universe, with Glorian and the Surfer focusing on the cosmic, while Dawn and Zee concentrated on Earth. But the pair soon began to alter things to their own desires. The Surfer resurrected then killed Galactus; meanwhile, Dawn quickly realized that her crafting was merely two-dimensional, so she accidentally created another Silver Surfer to help her, but all the changes upset the Shaper of Worlds.[11]

Once most of these anomalies were dealt with, only the duplicate Silver Surfer remained. The Shaper made Dawn choose between one of the Surfers, however, Glorian was impatient for the universe to be finished and killed the Shaper, whose power had been depleted during the creation of the universe. Glorian revealed that his ultimate goal was to break free from the Shaper's commands, for which he had waited until his master was weak enough to kill him.

The Surfer and Dawn managed to escape from Glorian and bring back the Queen of Nevers, whose heart had been recreated in this new universe. The Surfer was forced to choose between Glorian's universe and what remained of the rest of the Multiverse. However, at that very same time, the old universe was brought back. The Silver Surfer managed to resist the temptation of Glorian's perfect universe, which was in the end a simply hollow day-dream. The Surfer chose his old universe, and returned with Dawn to it to continue their journey of exploration.[12]

Power Grid [15]
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
* Heightened speed when she is traveling with Silver Surfer using his Surfboard.

  • Dawn once claimed to be a vegan,[2] but it appears she was just being obstinate.[13]
  • Dawn's blood type is O negative.[14]

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