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Real Name
Aquaria Nautica Neptunia (Later changed to Namora in honor of her cousin)
Current Alias

Aliases
Avenging daughter, The Sea Beauty, The Sea-Woman; Sub-Mariner

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
Long-time ally of Namor; Agents of Atlas, Monster Hunters, Invaders, All Winners Squad; At one time or another was partnered with FBI Agent Jimmy Woo, Sun Girl, Venus, Golden Girl, Hulk

Relatives
Namor (cousin), Talan (husband, deceased), Namorita ("daughter" cloned)

Universe

Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 11"

Weight
189 lbs (86 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Unusual Features
In her Golden Age appearances Namora had wings on her ankles, this was later changed and she only had tiny buds (vestige of undeveloped wings) (changed more recently in Agents of Atlas so she has wings again)

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Adventurer

Education
Graduate of Atlantean education system

Origin
Origin
Due to her hybrid heritage (Namora's mother is human, her father is Atlantean) she was sterile. After marrying Talan, Namora began to long to give him a heir, so she had herself cloned. This outlawed practice was an extremely risky act, for if the Atlanteans ever discovered her "daughter" Namorita was a clone, she could possibly be killed. During the cloning process, Namorita's genes were tampered with, making her fertile but giving her an extremely unstable genetic makeup.

Place of Birth
Maritanis, later emigrated to Lemuria after Maritanis was destroyed by nuclear weapons.

Creators

First appearance

Marvel Mystery Comics #82
(May, 1947)

Contents

History

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Origin

The daughter of an Atlantean man and a surface woman, Aquaria Neptunia was nicknamed "Namora" in honor of her cousin Namor. During her early adolescence, Namora moved to the Atlantis Antarctic capital with her father and became a playmate of Namor. A few years later, Namora and her father relocated to a northern colony.

In 1946, Namora's skin, formerly the typical Atlantean blue, faded to a Caucasian tone, and her father revealed her half-human heritage. Shortly afterward, she and her father returned to Antarctic Atlantis, where, in early 1947, the Brockton Gang invaded Atlantis in search of treasure, killing Namora's father and destroying the city with nuclear torpedoes. When Namor returned home from a mission in Asia, he mistakenly thought that Atlantis had been destroyed. (However, it was later revealed that it was Maritanis which was destroyed, not Atlantis). Everyone was killed except for Namora. Namor nursed her back to health, and they jointly swore vengeance on the murderers of their race. Namora continued to accompany Namor on many adventures, and she even teamed up with Golden Girl and Sun Girl.

Talan & Namorita

In 1955, Namora married an Atlantean man named Talan. At some point in 1956, Namora joined the Monster Hunters on some of their adventures. However, her marriage with Talan became strained when, due to her hybrid nature, she was unable to bear children and give him an heir. In late 1957, Namora persuaded the exiled Atlantean scientist Vyrra to implant her with an altered cloned embryo, enabling her to become pregnant. In 1958, Namora accompanied the Monster Hunters on a mission alongside other heroes, which brought her to the attention of FBI agent Jimmy Woo. Soon after, Namora gave birth to her "daughter", Namorita.

"Death" & Return

When Namor went missing in the 50's, Namora searched for him to no avail. In 1961, Namora and her family left Atlantis for the colony of Maritanis. Soon afterward, Talan was killed in an atomic bomb test, and Namora took their child to live in Lemuria. After several years, she became attracted to Lemuria's Prince Merro. This led her rival, the Lemurian princess Llyra, to an attempted assassination by poison. Namora was believed to have died while Namorita was a pre-adolescent.

As a surface-dweller/Atlantean hybrid, Namora's body had overcome the poison and only needed to be revived. She remained in an icy coffin at the bottom of the ocean until she was recently discovered by Jimmy Woo. Once thawed, Namora pledged her loyalty to Jimmy and joined the newly reformed Agents of Atlas.

During World War Hulk, Namora joined forces with Hulk, Mastermind Excello, Hercules, Angel and Amadeus Cho.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Human/Atlantean Physiology: Namora's powers came from being a hybrid of Atlantean homo mermanus and mutant homo superior physiologies.
  • Amphibious Physiological Adaptation: Namora's body was specially developed for underwater conditions, granting her specialized blood circulation to withstand freezing temperatures and highly developed vision to see clearly even in murky ocean depths. This hybrid physiology meant she could survive indefinitely underwater or on land, though she would still need occasional contact with water to survive.
  • Superhuman Strength: Like all Atlanteans, Namora was superhumanly strong. While Namora was immersed in water she was capable of lifting at least 75 tons (although prolonged surface activity could reduce her strength significantly.
  • Superhuman Speed: Namora could run and move at speeds greater than even the finest human athlete. Her speed was greatest, however, while swimming.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Namora's advanced musculature produced considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of normal human beings, and most other Atlanteans for that matter. Namora's stamina, much like her strength, steadily declined the longer she was out of contact with water and would diminish to the point where she only had slightly greater stamina than the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Agility: Namora's agility, balance, and bodily coordination were enhanced to levels that were beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Namora's reflexes were similarly heightened and were superior to those of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Durability: The tissues of Namora's body were much harder and more resistant to physical injury than those of normal human beings and most other Atlanteans. She could withstand tremendous impact forces, high caliber bullets, falls from great heights, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury though it was still possible to injure her.
  • Aquatic Healing: If injured, Namora's body could heal damaged tissue faster and more extensively than an ordinary human or most Atlanteans. Namora's accelerated healing was at its peak while she was immersed in water and diminished the longer she was out of contact with water or if she was completely dry.
  • Extended Longevity: Atlanteans aged much slower and lived much longer than human beings with the average Atlantean lifespan being about 120 years.
  • Amphibious Breathing: Like all Atlanteans, Namora could breathe indefinitely underwater due to having gills located behind her ears. Unlike most Atlanteans, however, Namora could also breathe on land indefinitely as well without the aid of breathing devices (whereas most Atlanteans could only survive being out of the water for a matter of minutes).
  • Flight: Namora also possessed vestigial "wings" on both of her ankles, by which she seemed to fly. As these tiny wings were insufficient to keep her aloft it was theorized that her flight capacity was a mental power akin to telekinesis, and the wings merely assisted in the process of "steering" her flight.
  • Mental Detection: Namora could sense when her cousin, Namor, was in danger within an undefined radius of herself by perceiving the distinctive mental radiations emitted by him.

Namora possesses superhuman strength, speed, durability, agility, and reflexes; she can lift up to 100 tons underwater, although prolonged surface activity can reduce her strength. She can survive underwater indefinitely and has special vision adapted to undersea depths. Namora ages extremely slowly, even by Atlantean standards; nearly a half-century old, she appears to be in her twenties. Namora's vitality diminishes when out of water; renewed contact with water immediately restores her to peak strength.

Power Grid [1]
Intelligence
 2
Strength
Speed
 3
Durability
Energy Projection
 1
Fighting Skills
 2

Abilities

Namora is trained in Atlantean combat methods and fluent in English, Atlantean, and Lemurian.

Strength level

Class 75+; Namora possesses superhuman strength, enabling her to lift at least 75 tons when well hydrated.

Links

Discover and Discuss

  1. OHOTMU Golden Age 2004

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