A member of the super-hero team the Avengers
Namor later to be known as the Submariner was the result
of the union of Leonard MacKensie, a sea captain and Fen,
princess of the underwater nation of Atlantis. When Fen's
father, King Thankor, discovered their relationship, he had
MacKensie killed. Fen returned to Atlantis, where she gave
birth to Namor, a pink-skinned hybrid of Atlantian and human
with wings on his feet. As all other Atlantias were blue-skinned,
Namor's difference stood out greatly.
Namor became leader of Atlantis after the death of his grandfather
and mother. He fought along side Captain America and the
original Human Torch during World War II, in the super-hero
team the Invaders. His adventures ended for a time when he
had his memories erased by the mutant Adam Destine. For many
years, he wandered the world as a vagrant.
He was discovered by the second Human Torch, Johnny Storm,
in a flop house in New York City. Burning off Namor's
beard with his power, Storm thought that Namor looked like
pictures of the Submariner. Taking Namor to the ocean, Storm
threw him in the water. The water helped Namor regain his memory,
and he returned to Atlantis to find it in shambles. He blamed
the surface dwellers and attacked New York, coming into
conflict with the Fantastic Four.
For many years, Namor had a love/hate relationship with the
surface world. He was a member of the loose confederation of
heroes known as the Defenders. Eventually, he was invited to join the Avengers.
Namor served as a member of the team for a while, eventually
resigning to continue to lead the people of Atlantis.
Namor married Marinna, a former member of Alpha Flight for
a time. She was eventually transformed into a huge sea creature
called the Leviathan after coming into contact with another
member of her race. Namor was forced to kill her to protect
others from her destructive rampage.
Namor has the ability to fly and possesses super-strength. He is
highly resistant to injury having taken blows from the Hulk and
survived. He is also capable of swimming at high speeds underwater,
breathing underwater, and even has the ability to imitate some of
the capabilities of underwater fauna, like the electric eel.