Real Name: Marrina Smallwood
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After having exhausted the resources of their home plane, the alien Race called the Plodex became obsessed with expansion and conquest. Their means of conquest is most unusual. They send out ships across the galaxy, searching out planets in the early stages of development. Once the ship lands in the most inhospitable location available on the planet, it sends out a hypnotic signal which summons one of each life form on the planet. The life form that arrives first at the ship is quickly disected and its genetic code implanted on millions of egg-pairs. The egg-pairs are then ejected across the world where they will find their mate and begin their conquest of the planet. When a Plodex ship approached earth, something went wrong, and it crash landed. The egg-pairs were ejected without genetic imprinting.
One of the eggs managed to survive for tens of thousands of years beneath the atlantic ocean. The egg was found by Tom Smallwood when he was washed overboard of his fishing boat. He returned to the his Newfoundland home, and gave the egg to his wife Gladys. When Gladys broke the shell she imprinted Marrina with human female DNA. Marrina grew up mostly normal, except for her odd appearance. She joined Department H when she was approximately 16 and was the first member of Gamma Flight. She quickly rose to Beta Flight and, by the time that Department H's funding was cut she was ready to become a member of Alpha Flight.When Alpha Flight became independent, she joined the team as an active member.
The, malevolent self proclaimed, Master Of The World had discovered the lost Plodex ship, and there had learned of it's nature. He also learned of the hatching of one of the egg pairs, one of whom was Marrina. The Master used the Plodex ship to summon, and capture Marrina. In doing so she went wild, and nearly killed her friend, and teammate, Puck. She was rescued not long after by Alpha Flight, with assistance from Namor, and The Invisible Woman. Once free Marrina decided to take some time to see the world, and left with Namor to visit Atlantis. Inevitably the two fell in love. The Master had come to control Marrina's intended mate, the other surviving Plodex Egg. This mate however had evolved into a monstrous sea monster, that The Master set loose killing people. Puck called upon Marrina and Namor to investigate the killings. While Marrina was in close proximity to the beast, it triggered her bestial side. She attacked Puck and Namor before the three of them were captured by The Master. They managed to escape, and destroy The Master's submarine, and in the process Marrina slipped away in shame. Being normally very sweet natured, her dark side was difficult for her to face, and she did not want her beloved Namor to see see it.
It was at this time that she was captured by the Atlantean warlord, Attuma. He used her now monstrous appearance to turn the people of Atlantis against Namor. A great battle ensued with Alpha Flight and the Avengers, against the forces of Attuma. Marrina fled the battle, and began to grow odd pustules on her skin. It seemed that during her exposer to her Plodex mate in the Master's submarine, the two had mated, and she was now pregnant. The pustules on her flesh we in fact egg pods, almost ready to hatch. When Namor and Alpha flight caught up with Marrina, they discovered her Plodex Mate had also arrived, to protect her through the hatching of the eggs. In a moment of defiance, Marrina rejected her alien heritage, inspired by her love for her friends and family, and for Namor. She managed to completely reject the eggs growing in her skin, destroying them. The heroes slew her monstrous Plodex Mate, and she and Namor were wed.
Marrina and Namor took the Atlanteans who remained loyal to Namor, and founded a new aquatic nation called Deluvia. Eventually that nation fell, and Namor joined the forces of the Avengers, with Marrina becoming a close associate of the team. Through her relationship with Namor, Marrina became pregnant, and transformed into a giant sea creature called Leviathan. Namor was forced to slay his beloved with the the Black Knight's Ebony Blade. Before she died however, she Marrina had managed to lay at least 3 eggs, which the Avengers discovered had hatched.
When Llan the Sorcerer revived The Master Of The World from a comatose state, he informed him that Marrina "Sleeps a false death under the waves".
Years later, Marrina was found alive by Norman Osborn in her transformed state. He used her to battle Namor, who had recently betrayed Osborn and had joined the X-Men. Osborn had Marrina travel to the X-Men's new island homebase where Namor defeated and killed her.
First Appearance: Alpha Flight (1983) #1
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Alpha Flight (1983)
Annual 02 Alpha Flight (2004)
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- 'A Friend in Need'#34
- 'The Child is Father to the Man'#36
- 'Labor Pains'#37
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- 'Friends... and Lovers'#46 (Newsstand Edition)
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- 'Friends in High Places!'#52
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#0.1#1 Amazing X-Men (2014)
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#10 Astonishing X-Men (2004)
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#47 Avengers Assemble (2010)
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#4 Blackwulf (1994)
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#5 Chaos War (2010)
- 'Sale Of The Sentry'
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Fantastic Four (1961)
Annual 22 Hulk (2008)
- 'Atlantis Attacks'#261
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#53 Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
- 'Mayan Rule: part 1: Bloodletting'#54
- 'Mayan Rule: part 2: Reunion'#57
- 'Mayan Rule Conclusion'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
#1 Power Pack (1984)
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- 'Too Many Fish in the Sea'#61
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#56 Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
- 'Clear Waters Remembered! [Total War part 5]'#57
- 'Scenes of Destruction on Every Hand! [Total War part 6]'#58
- 'A Plague of Insects! [Total War part 7]'
#12 The Avengers (1963)
- 'Triumphs and Tragedy'
#272 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
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- 'Twilight of the Gods!'#286
- 'The Fix Is On!'#287
- 'Heavy Metal!'#289
- 'The Cube Root!'#290
- 'The World According To The Adaptoid!'#291
- 'Shadows Of The Future Past!'#293
- 'And Flights Of Angels...'#400
- 'History Repeats Itself'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
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#1 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
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- 'M: From Mandarin to Mystique'
#1 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Abomination to Batroc's Brigade'#8
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#390 Uncanny X-Force (2013)
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#59 X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis (2018)
- 'What If Wolverine Had Remained a Captive of Alpha Flight?'
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