Real Name: Aquaria Nautica Neptunia
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Superhuman strength (even beyond normal Atlanteans), enhanced durability and speed, prolonged lifespan, adaptation to underwater life, ability to survive indefinitely on land or underwater. (For a brief time in the late 1940s, Namora had ankle wings which enabled her to fly; however, they soon withered and ceased to function.)
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 and were absent when Atlantis was increasingly drawn into surface activities.
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, surface criminals led by Stoop Richards, invaded Atlantis in search of treasure, killing Namora's father. Namor and Namora took vengeance on Richards and his underlings. Namora continued to accompany Namor on adventures, fighting the schemes of their cousin Byrrah and such surface criminals as the mesmeric Doctor Macabre and the weapon-wielding Viking; on her own, she clashed with the Mummy Men of Tut-Ak-Mun and other threats.
In 1955, Namora married an Atlantean man named Talan. At some point following the formation of the adventurous Monster Hunters in 1956, Namora joined the team on some of their adventures; however, her marriage with Talan became strained when, due to her hybrid nature, she was unable to bear children. 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. Although she declined to join his group of super-powered agents, she pointed him in the direction of the Human Robot, laying dormant in the ocean. Soon after, Namora gave birth to her daughter, Namorita.
About this time, Namor went missing after a clash with the madman Destiny; 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, leading her rival, the power-seeking Llyra, to poison her. Namora was believed to have died while Namorita was a pre-adolescent.
Recently, an aging Jimmy Woo was nearly killed in tracking down the Atlas Foundation, prompting his rescue and rejuvenation by his former allies in the 50s. Jimmy Woo and his allies began the search for the Atlas Foundation anew, and the Human Robot calculated that Namora was likely still alive, frozen in a cavern under the North Sea. Their investigation triggered a defense system of genetically engineered crustaceans, and they were saved by the Robot, who managed to thaw Namora from her icy coffin. (As a surface dweller/Atlantean hybrid, Namora's body had overcome the poison and only needed to be revived. Grateful, Namora pledged her loyalty to their cause, and they eventually uncovered the truth of the Foundation, which was led by Woo's archenemy, the Yellow Claw.
The Yellow Claw ceded control of the Foundation to Jimmy, who professed his determination to use such resources for the betterment of the world. He, Namora, and the other Agents of Atlas would become a clandestine force for good.
First Appearance: Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) #82
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AAFES 7th Edition [New Avengers: An Army of One] (2009)
Agents Of Atlas (2006)
#1 Agents Of Atlas (2009)
- 'Agents of Atlas, Part 1: The Golden History'#3
- 'Agents of Atlas, Part 3: the Dream Team'#4
- 'Agents of Atlas, Part 4: Return of the Queen'#5
- 'Agents of Atlas, Part 5: The People's Leader'#6
- 'Agents of Atlas, Part 6: The Master Plan'
HC vol. 02 Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
- 'Turf Wars'TPB vol. 02
- 'Turf Wars'#0
- 'The Resistance / Agents of Atlas: The Heist / Mr. Lao is Sleeping'#1
- 'First Contact'#1 (McGuinness Variant)
- 'First Contact'#1 (Second Printing)
- 'First Contact'#2
- 'The Sale/The Dragon's Corridor: Part 1'#3
- 'The Dragon's Corridor: Part 2 / Interlude At Sea'#5
- 'Taking The Fall'#6
- 'Secrets of the Deep: Part 1'#7
- 'Secrets Of The Deep: Part 2'#7 (1970's Variant)
- 'Secrets of the Deep: Part 2'#8
- 'Monster Makers'#9
- 'Terror Of The Jade Claw: Part 1'#10
- 'Terror Of The Jade Claw: Part 2'#11
- 'Terror Of The Jade Claw: Part 3'
Assault on New Olympus Prologue (2010)
#1 Atlas (2010)
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Avengers 1959 (2011)
Avengers Assemble (Panini) (2012)
Avengers vs. Atlas (2010)
Blonde Phantom Comics (1946)
Captain America Comics (1941)
Chaos War (2010)
#1#2 Chaos War: Chaos King (2011)
- 'Return of the God Squad'
Citizen V and the V-Battalion: The Everlasting (2002)
#1 Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
- 'Time Enough for Living'
Dark Reign: New Nation (2009)
Dark X-Men: The Beginning (2009)
Darkstar & The Winter Guard (2010)
Enter the Heroic Age (2010)
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
#5 Fantastic Four (1961)
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#556 Fantasy Masterpieces (1966)
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Fear Itself: The Home Front (2011)
Fearless Defenders (2013)
Giant-Size Marvel Adventures: Avengers (2007)
Girl Comics (2010)
Gorilla Man (2010)
#1 Her-oes (2010)
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#1 Hercules: Fall of an Avenger (2010)
- 'The Truth Stings: Part 1 of 4'#2
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- 'The Truth Stings: Part 3 of 4 '#4
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Hero for Hire (1972)
#15 Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
- 'Retribution!: Part 2'
Hulk Chronicles: WWH (2008)
Incredible Hercules (2008)
#121 Incredible Hulks (2012)
- 'Love & War Part One'#122
- 'Bullets & Bracelets Part Two Of Love & War'#123
- 'Axis Mundi Part Three Of Love & War'#124
- 'The Weight Of The World Part Four Of Love & War'#125
- 'Liberated The Finale Of Love & War'#133
- 'Road of Trials'#138
- 'Playing Gods'#139
- 'Assault on New Olympus, Act II: Faithbomb'#140
- 'Assault on New Olympus, Act III: The Fourth Extinction'#141
Infinity: The Hunt (2013)
Marvel Feature (1971)
#2 Marvel Mystery Comics (1939)
- 'Nightmare On Bald Mountain'
Marvel Saga: The Official History of the Marvel Universe (1985)
#3 Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
- 'Book III: A Gathering of Dooms!'
#12#20 Marvel: The Lost Generation (2000)
- 'This Man... This Demon!'
#2 Men's Adventures (1950)
- 'After..., ...and Before'#3
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New Avengers (2010)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age Marvel 2004 (2004)
Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
#2 Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? (2008)
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- 'Blood Ties'
Spider-Man Family (2007)
Sub-Mariner Comics (1941)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009)
The Human Torch (1940)
The Incredible Hulk (2000)
#107 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Warbound, Part 2'#108
- 'Warbound, Part 3'#109
- 'Warbound, Part 4'#110
- 'Warbound, Part 5'#111
- 'Warbound, Part 6'#112
- 'Birds of Stymphalis'
HC The Mighty World Of Marvel (2009)
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#26 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Doctor Doom Strikes!'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
#1 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
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#1 The Order (2002)
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The Saga of the Original Human Torch (1990)
The Sub-Mariner (1968)
#33 Thunderbolts (1997)
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- 'Who Am I?'#51
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#47 Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Handbook (2010)
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World War Hulk: Gamma Files (2007)
X-Men Vs. Agents Of Atlas (2009)
#1 Young Men (1950)
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