Real Name: Namorita Prentiss
Search for 'Namorita (Marvel)' on Amazon
Namorita possesses superhuman strength, speed, durability, agility, and reflexes; she can lift up to 75 tons underwater, although prolonged surface activity can reduce her strength to 33% or lower. She can survive underwater indefinitely and has special vision adapted to undersea depths. She can fly via finlike wings, secrete corrosive acid or paralyzing toxin from her hands, and change her skin color as camouflage. Namorita ages extremely slowly, even by Atlantean standards; nearly a half-century old, she appears to be in her twenties. Namorita's vitality diminishes when out of water; renewed contact with water immediately restores her to peak strength.
Namorita was born in 1958 to Namora, half-human cousin of Atlantis's Prince Namor; unknown to her husband Talan, Namora became pregnant via genetic manipulation by Atlantean scientist Vyrra, who implanted her with her own clone, infused with genes from Atlantis's greatest warriors. Talan died when Namorita was three, and she and Namora relocated to Lemuria. Eventually, Namora grew attracted to Lemuria's ruler, Merro; however, Namora's rival, Llyra, poisoned Namora when Namorita was still a pre-adolescent. Llyra assumed the throne of Lemuria soon after, and Namorita remained in her care, suspecting her of Namora's death but unable to prove it.
In recent years, Llyra plotted against Namor and forced Namorita to lure Namor into a trap. Namor foiled their plans and, reunited with the cousin he had not seen since her infancy, he entrusted her welfare to his longtime surface friend, Betty Prentiss. Under Prentiss's guidance, Namorita attended high school and college, and she took Prentiss's last name following her guardian's death. Namorita herself acted as mentor to the alien Wundarr, and when he attained adult intelligence as the Aquarian, she briefly joined his spiritual movement, the Water Children.
When the alien menace Terrax surfaced, Namorita and other superhumans defeated him and joined forces as the New Warriors. After some time with the Warriors, Namorita was shocked to learn of her cloned nature. Reassured by Namor, she fell in love with teammate Nova, only to undergo a physical transformation into a more primitive and powerful form of Atlantean. Eventually regaining her original appearance, she and Nova grew apart, and she later dated the Human Torch of the Fantastic Four, although that relationship also ended. At present, she co-rules Atlantis with Namor and the warrior Andromeda.
Recently, during a televised raid by the New Warriors of a building in which Cobalt Man, Speedfreak, Coldheart, and Nitro, who had recently escaped from the Raft, resided. Namorita followed after Nitro. Slamming him into a bus, Namorita taunted him, but Nitro screamed he wasn't the kind of loser that she was used to facing, she was in fact "playing with the big boys now", before letting off a massive explosion that killed Namorita, Night Thrasher, Microbe, all of the children at the nearby elementary school, and all residents in the surrounding neighborhood where the fight took place.
First Appearance: The Sub-Mariner (1968) #50
Namorita (Marvel) is a favorite character of 5 users
View a chronological listing of this character's appearances
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
Avengers Academy (2010)
Avengers Forever (1998)
#12 Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
- 'Avengers Assemble!'
#10 Beavis and Butt-Head (1994)
- 'Killed In Action Part 3 Of 4: Confirmed Kills'#28
Beavis und Butt-Head (1994)
Captain America Comic-Taschenbuch (1988)
Captain America Drug War (1994)
Captain America Goes to War Against Drugs (1990)
Civil War (2006)
Civil War: Front Line (2006)
Code of Honor (1997)
Contest of Champions II (1999)
Damage Control (vol. 3) (1991)
#1 Danny Fingeroth's Write Now! (2002)
- 'The Sure Thing'#2
- 'Edifice Wrecks'
#27 Defenders (2001)
- 'The Future is Prologue'#29
- 'Past Shock'#30
- 'This Evil Unleashed'
#1 Defensores Secretos (1994)
- 'Once More, The End of the World...'#2
- 'The Curse'#5
Destructor Nocturno (1994)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Four (1998)
Annual 2001 Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
- 'The Devil You Know'#23
- 'Skull Session'#27
- 'Say -- What?!'#29
- 'A Clear & Present Danger'#43
- 'And the Walls Came Tumbling Down'#44
- 'You Can't Get There From Here'#46
- 'It's Too Late to Stop Now!'#49
- 'Dark Victory'#50
#1 Fear Itself: The Home Front (2011)
- 'When Titans Chuckle!'
Guardians of the Galaxy (1990)
Human Torch (2003)
#11 Incredible Hercules (2008)
- 'Fire on the Water'
Infinity Crusade (1993)
#1 Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
Infinity War (1992)
#1 Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989)
- 'Chthonic Maneuvers'#2
- 'Ethereal Revisionism'#3
- 'Nefarious Rhapsodies'#4
- 'Mortiferous Artifice'
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Divas (2009)
#3 Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
- 'A Night to Remember'
Marvel Spotlight: Civil War Aftermath (2007)
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982)
#3 Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
- 'Chapter 4: Third Contest: Siege in the City of the Dead!'
Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
#1 Marvel Team-Up (1997)
- 'Take a Wakanda Wild Side'
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
#2 Maximum Security (2000)
- 'Manhunters from the Stars!'#4
- 'Doomsday 3014!'#8
- 'Silent Night...Deadly Night'#9
- 'When A God Goes Mad!'#55
- 'Giants In The Earth'#74
- 'A Christmas Peril!'
#1 Ms. Marvel (1977)
- 'Illegal Aliens'#3
- 'Whatever The Cost!'
#15 Namor (2003)
- 'The Shark Is a Very Deadly Beast!'#16
- 'The Deep Deadly Silence!'
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
Annual 01 Namora (2010)
- 'Subterranean Wars Part 3'Annual 02
- 'The Return Of The Defenders Part 2'#2
- 'Eagle's Wing And Lion's Claw'#2 (UPC Version)
- 'Eagle's Wing And Lion's Claw'#3
- 'Meeting of the Board'#4
- 'Black Water'#5
- 'All the Rivers Burning!'#6
- 'Out of Sight Out of Mind'#8
- 'Never Bet the Devil Your Head'#8 (UPC Version)
- 'Never Bet the Devil Your Head'#9
- 'Skull Orchard'#9 (UPC Version)
- 'Skull Orchard'#10
- 'Dark Nativity'#11
- 'The Invaders Fight Again'#13
- 'Reap the Whirlwind'#15
- 'Into the Savage Land'#16
- 'Fist Of Iron'#17
- 'Fire and Stone'#18
- 'Double Cross'#19
- '9 Wives'#20
- 'My Mother... Myself'#21
- 'Call My Land K'un-L'un'#23
- 'You Are Iron Fist... And You Are Not Dead...'#25#26
- 'Where Is Namor?'#27
- 'Double Dealings'#28
- 'Still Alive and Well'#29
- 'Blood Of The Warrior'#33
- 'Time In A Bottle'#34
- 'Call From Home'
#1 New Thunderbolts (2005)
- 'Play by the Rules!'
#6 New Warriors (1999)
- 'City Of Heroes?'#12
- 'Purple Reign, Part Three: Living Lies'
#0#1 New Warriors (2005)
- 'One Good Reason'#2
- 'Artificial Lives'#3
- 'Change of Heart'#8
- 'Rite of Passage'#9
- 'No Good Deed...'#10
- 'Judgement Day'
#1 New Warriors (2007)
- 'Animal House'#3
- 'How Many Super Heroes Does It Take...?'#4
- 'Nütown, Nücar, Nümember...'#5
- 'Nüponder, Michigan'#6
- 'The Valley of the Jerks'
#14 Night Thrasher (1993)
- 'Invaded: Part 1'#15
- 'Invaded: Part 2'
Night Thrasher: Four Control (1992)
#1 Nova (2007)
- 'Starting Over'#2
- 'Shattered Lives'#3
- 'Lo, There Shall Come--A Really Big Robot!'#7
- 'The End of Nova the Human Rocket'
#20 Nova (2013)
- 'Return of the New Warriors'#32
- 'The Gathering'#33
- 'The Book of the Dead'#34#35#36
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Women of Marvel 2005 (2005)
Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
Secret Defenders (1993)
#4 Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four (2008)
- 'Get you Kicks on Route 666'
#5 Slapstick (1992)
- 'The Big Picture, Part 1: More Than a Handful'
Spider-Man Comics Weekly (UK) (1973)
#166 Super-Villain Team-Up (1975)
- 'Super Spider-Man with the Super-Heroes'
#7 Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
- 'Who is...The Shroud?'#8
- 'Pawns of Attuma!'
Thanos Sourcebook (2010)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Annual 26 The Avengers (1963)
- 'The Hero Killers, Part One: Fortune and Steel'#532
- 'The War at Home, Part One of Six'
#155 The Defenders (1972)
- 'To Stand Alone!'#156
- 'The Private War of Doctor Doom!'#332
- 'The Many Faces of Doom'#333
- 'Life of the Party!'#341
- 'Rage Of Angels'#342
- 'By Reason of Insanity?'
#5 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'World Without End?'
HC The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Mighty World of Marvel (2003)
#78 The New Mutants (1983)
- 'She-Hulk Under Fire!'
The New Warriors (1990)
Annual 01 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'Errant Knights'Annual 02
- 'Questions of Power The Hero Killers Part 4'Annual 03
- 'The Unbearable Darkness of Being'Limited Edition Ashcan#1
- 'From the Ground Up!'#2
- 'Mirror Moves'#3
- 'I Am, Therefore I Think'#4
- 'Genetech Potential, Chapter 1: Broken Break-Ins/Chapter 2: Of Dreams and Nightmares'#5
- 'The Man Who Stole Tomorrow'#6
- 'The Inhuman Condition'#7
- 'Hard Choices, Part One: The Heart of the Hunter'#8
- 'Hard Choices, Part Two: Devils at the Doorstep'#9
- 'Hard Choices, Part Three: Following the Line along the Middle'#10
- 'A Betrayal of Hope'#14
- 'The Breeze of an Underwater Wind'#15
- 'The Sushi People'#16
- 'Ground War'#17
- 'Sore Winners'#18
- 'Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Taylor Foundation But Were Afraid To Ask'#19
- 'Sympathy For the Devil'#21
- 'The Folding Circle'#22
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part One: The Stolen Children'#23
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Two: Passed Lies'#24
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Three: The Cheating Corner'#25
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Four: Justifiable Homicide'#26
- 'The Next Step'#27
- 'Dark Side'#28
- 'Heavy Turbulence'#29
- 'World War One: This Land Must Change'#30
- 'World War Two: ...Or Land Must Burn'#31
- 'Crawling to the Shadows'#33
- 'Forces of Darkness, Forces of Light'#34
- 'Breaking the Back of Love'#35
- 'Hawks and Doves'#36
- 'The Scales of Justice'#37
- 'Family Values'#38
- 'Family Values, Part 1'#39
- 'Family Values, Part 2: Family Honor, Poisoned Memories'#39 (ChicagoCon "Preview" Edition)
- 'Family Viewing'#40
- 'The Starlost, Part One: Power Tools'#41
- 'The Starlost, Part Two: Power Plays'#42
- 'The Starlost, Part Three: Power Full'#43
- 'And Justice For All?'
#1 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'A: From Abomination to Avengers Quinjet'#8
- 'N-P: From Namorita to Pyro'
#9 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Molecule Man to Owl'
The Order (2002)
#3 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'Ultimatum: Avengers !'#4
- 'Norrin's Rib'#5
- 'Blinded By Science'#6
- 'Out Of Order'
The Sub-Mariner (1968)
#50 The Thanos Imperative (2010)
- 'Who Am I?'#51
- 'Armageddon--At Fifty Fathoms Full!'#52
- 'Atomic Samurai'#54#55
- 'The Abominable Snow-King!'#57
- 'In the Lap of the Gods'#59
- 'Thunder Over the Seas'#61
- 'The Prince and the Pirate'#62
- 'A Realm Besieged'#64
- 'Voyage Into Chaos'#68
- 'On the Brink of Madness'#69
- 'Two Worlds and Dark Destiny'#70
- 'Namor Unchained'
The Thanos Imperative: Devastation (2011)
#411 Thunderbolts (1997)
- 'The Gentleman's Name is Juggernaut!'#412
- 'Introducing... The New Warriors!'#464
- 'Blessed Obedience'
#1 Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'Justice... Like Lightning!'#57
- 'Storm Clouds Gathering'
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If...? (1989)
#47 Wolverine (1988)
- 'What If Magneto Took Over the United States?'
#44 Wolverine and Deadpool (2004)
- 'Vendetta, Part 3: Justice'
#160 Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Handbook (2010)
- 'Mission Of Vengeance!'
- 'Kings of Pain Part 4: King of Pain'
Fantastic Four (Marvel)
New Warriors (Marvel)
Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
< Previous Character | Next Character >
Add this character to a run of issues in a title
Suggest an image for this character
View the contribution history for this character