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Ultimate Namor (Ultimate Marvel Comics)

Namor

(Ultimate version)


Context

This is the version of Namor the Submariner that existed in the “Ultimate” version of the Marvel Universe.

This parallel Earth existed from 2000 to 2015, and was meant as a more modern and edgier version of the Marvel characters.


Background

  • Real Name: Namor
  • Marital Status: Presumed single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 6’2” Weight: 320 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Namor is immensely strong and durable. He survived grappling a flaming Human Torch, and being punched by the Thing, with no serious damage.

He is also extremely intelligent, allegedly due to being from a vastly more advanced culture, and can learn a new language from an hour of hearing it spoken by natives.

He has small wings on his ankles which allow him to fly. Furthermore, he has demonstrated the ability to teleport himself, and at least one other, over limited distances.

He has briefly exhibited more significant levels of power when he animated a large quantity of water into a figure that loomed threateningly over New York’s skyscrapers. The exact nature of this power has not been explained.


History

Reborn

A criminal in ancient Atlantis, Namor was imprisoned in a tomb that held him in hibernation for 9,000 years. He was awakened when Atlantis was discovered at the bottom of Atlantic ocean by Dr. Mary Storm, who’d spent most of her life hunting it.

She had asked the Fantastic Four, of which her children Johnny and Sue were members, for help exploring. While investigating Namor’s tomb, they accidentally released him. Mary’s mistranslation of the writings on the tomb led her to believe he was a king of Atlantis, and he didn’t correct her.

Surfacing

Once back at the Baxter Building Namor claimed the Atlantean race was a million years more evolved and more scientifically advanced than humans. He offered to share this knowledge, but only with the beautiful Sue Storm. Sue, curious about what he knew, agreed to talk to him.

During an excursion into Manhattan Namor revealed his true colors when he assaulted Sue. Reed Richards deciphered the Atlantean language and realized it wasn’t a tomb that they’d discovered, but a prison. The Fantastic Four were able to slow Namor until he summoned a gigantic tidal wave in the shape of an angry Poseidon , capable of sinking New York.

Namor promised he would leave without incident if Sue gave him a passionate kiss. She did, and Namor departed.

Hydra

He later saved Sue when she was hurled into the ocean by Salem’s Seven.

Namor revealed that the Seven were actually a Hydra, the type of creature which had destroyed Atlantis.

Ultimatum

When a tidal wave smashed into Manhattan, Namor became prime suspect for Reed Richards after Sue was injured. Reed hunted Namor down and subdued him, taking him prisoner despite his protestations of innocence. They didn’t reach land, intercepted by Doom. Doom revealed Magneto was the actual culprit, and recruited Reed to help him.

Namor remained a prisoner, and was next seen trapped at Doom’s mercy in Latveria. He was present when the Thing arrived, and witnessed Doom’s execution. It’s unclear what happened to him after this.

While he was captive during the Ultimatum event, members of the Fantastic Four encountered other Atlanteans (Dr. Dorcas, Namora, and Tigershark) who were upset at him being taken. It’s possible they were also prisoners whom Namor released after being freed himself.


Personality

Haughty and arrogant, Namor believes himself superior to all around him, and that anything around him is his for the taking. He allows himself to be led by his desires, and quickly loses his temper if he is refused.


Quotes

“The Atlantean race was a million years more evolved than you hairless, snickering apes. Imitating your speech patterns is no more of a challenge than copying the bark of a dog.”

“Oh, don’t be preposterous. If I wanted you dead, I’d have killed you already.”

“Surrender to you ? Never. Susan’s wretched mother can plunder Atlantis all she likes, but my dignity means more to me than everything in this world put together ! I won’t be poked and prodded with your primitive tools ! I’ll bury this entire city first !”


DC Universe History

An imprisoned criminal from a long-extinct offshoot of the Atlanteans, he was accidentally released by surface archaeologists. He has clashed a few times with Aquaman, whom he sees as a surrogate for those who imprisoned him.


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Namor

Dex: 07 Str: 17 Bod: 14 Motivation: Thrillseeker
Int: 08 Wil: 08 Min: 06 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 022 HP: 045

Powers:
Analytic Smell/Tracking Scent: 10, Comprehend Languages: 12, Flight: 05, Teleportation: 05, Water Animation: 22

Bonuses and Limitations:
Comprehend Languages takes an hour of exposure to the language to work (-1)

Skills:
Charisma (Intimidation)*: 07, Vehicles (Air, Sea): 06

Advantages:
None

Connections:
None

Drawbacks:
Serious Rage


Design notes

The gigantic water creature he animated may actually have been a more general form of Telekinesis using the nearest available mass at the time, but until more data becomes available I’ve modelled it with Water Animation.

Namor has claimed his sense of smell is a thousand times greater than that of a normal human. While this hasn’t been displayed, I’ve given him Analytic Smell to cover this.


By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Marvel Comics, Ultimate universe (up to UFF #26)

Helper(s): History adapted from Official Handbook of the Marvel Ultimate Universe ; Sébastien Andrivet

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