[[caption-width-right:350:Imperius Rex!]]

->''"Hes one of Marvel's oldest characters and, boy, can he never support his own book."''
-->-- '''[[http://mondomagazine.net/2007/random-comics-of-the-week-pvp-and-sub-mariner/ Miles Baker]]'''

Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner is a Creator/MarvelComics character. He's an aquatic, [[FlyingBrick superstrong]] AntiHero who rules the Franchise/MarvelUniverse's version of {{Atlantis}}. He should not be confused with a "submariner" which is a person who crews submarines. (Though he has fought some of those!)

Namor first appeared in Martin Goodman's ''Marvel Comics'' #1 (October, 1939), the very first publication of [[Creator/MarvelComics Timely Comics]], in an expanded and colourised version of a strip written for the never-published ''Motion Picture Funnies'' #1. He quickly became one of the most popular characters in Timely's stable.

The character has had occasional billing as "Marvel's First Mutant" (although in the chronology of the 616 timeline the title is just as often given to ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, who also isn't the first mutant). Namor [=McKenzie=] is a HalfHumanHybrid, the son of American ship captain Leonard [=McKenzie=] and Princess Fen of Atlantis; however since this romance was forbidden by her people, Fen had to raise Namor (who was born with pink skin, unlike the normally blue-skinned Atlanteans) away from the surface world.

Given to self-righteous rages, Namor attacked New York City, blaming humans for damage that Atlantis had suffered. This led to [[LetsYouAndHimFight the first comic book superhero battle]] between him and the Human Torch. Fortunately, Namor had a weakness for beautiful, noble women. FairCop Betty Dean convinced him to halt his attacks. In addition, he eventually realized that it was the Nazis who were the true menace and ended up joining a team (The Invaders, which included both the Human Torch and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, among others) in order to battle them. This group would be renamed the ''All-Winners Squad'' after the war. (Note that this is a {{Retcon}}; the AWS did have their own short-lived series in 1946, but it was writer Roy Thomas in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]] who established that they had been The Invaders previously; they did star in their own series then.) He had a companion in his cousin, [[DistaffCounterpart Namora]].

Namor had his own magazine ''"Sub-Mariner Comics''" which lasted for 32 issues (Fall, 1941-June, 1949), and also appeared regularly in various anthologies. But by 1949 the character was defunct. The character was revived a few years later in the pages of ''"Young Men''" #24-28 (December, 1953-June, 1954), and ''"Sub-Mariner Comics''" #33-42 (April, 1954 - October, 1955). Most of the stories were again written and drawn by Bill Everett, who managed to update Namor, Namora, and Betty Dean for the new decade. Everett also created tales exploring Namor's childhood and teenage years. But once this run was over, Namor became another fond memory for older readers.

Namor returned during UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #4 (May, 1962), after a chance meeting with the (new) Human Torch awakened his memories (lost after an enemy with mental powers erased them; he ended up as a homeless man for decades, apparently he ages very slowly). Namor then ended up once again in a villainous role, though (once again) a beautiful woman (The Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four) convinced him to change his mind. Namor soon got his own series again, where he mostly had [[AtlantisIsBoring adventures under the sea]]. He fell in love with an Atlantean named Lady Dorma, though she eventually was killed. (Part of this series was adapted in animated form in the [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes Marvel Super Heroes]] TV show.) He also became a founding member of ComicBook/TheDefenders and met Namora's daughter, Namorita (of the ComicBook/NewWarriors.)

In the [[TheNineties 1990s]], Sub-Mariner again had his own comic book series by writer/artist Creator/JohnByrne, who reinvented Namor as a shrewd businessman after establishing that his rages were caused by an imbalance of oxygen in his blood that could be treated. Namor bought a surface company called Oracle using treasures rescued from the sea. This series lasted for 62 issues (April, 1990-May, 1995). Since then the character mostly appears in team books and the occasional mini-series.

Even today, Namor continues to vacillate between hero and villain; for example he has been a member of both The Illuminati (a conspiracy of Marvel heroes) and later, their EvilCounterpart (evil''er'', to [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk some]]), [[ComicBook/DarkReign The Cabal]]. He has recently started embracing his mutant heritage, becoming first a part of the "Dark" X-Men and then the X-Men proper.

He received another ongoing, ''Namor: The First Mutant'', which seems to have been quietly cancelled in favor of a ComicBook/FearItself tie in starring some of the classic ComicBook/TheDefenders cast and at least one of their legacies, followed by a new ComicBook/TheDefenders ongoing which debuted in the winter of 2011. He was a key part of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' as one of the "Phoenix Five" and later goes on to join the casts of Comicbook/NewAvengers and [[Comicbook/TheInvaders All-New Invaders]].

Namor appeared in a Marvel Knights miniseries; ''Submariner: The Depths''. In the 1950's, he terrorizes a rescue team looking for a lost group of explorers. Said explorers had been looking for Atlantis. [[NightmareFuel Until they found Namor.]]

!!Tropes associated with the character:
'''Namor [=McKenzie=] / Sub-Mariner'''

A part-mutant and part Atlantean who joined the X-Men when he betrayed Norman Osborn and the Dark X-Men.

* AdmiringTheAbomination: Dr. Stein does it [[http://www.comicsbulletin.com/main/sites/default/files/soapbox/images/0903/depths52.jpg once he fully spots Namor.]] Namor, understandably, [[http://www.comicsbulletin.com/reviews/images/0903/depths53.jpg isn't amused.]]
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: In an early appearance, Namor was battling the Fantastic Four, then offered to spare the surface world if Sue would agree to marry him and become Queen of Atlantis. She agreed, but when he saw that she wasn't thrilled about the whole thing, he threw a fit and stormed off. Not very long after, he decided it was time for Sue to be his queen, abducted her, and informed her that her indecisiveness in choosing between himself and Reed had forced his hand. Furious at being kidnapped, Sue refused to cooperate and was soon rescued by the rest of the Fantastic Four.
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Namor used to have the ability to mimic any aquatic life, fitting him into this trope. That is no longer the case since the power has been long forgotten.
* AntiVillain: DependingOnTheWriter and when he isn't being an AntiHero -- Retconned as a chemically induced fictional mood imbalance (bipolar disorder doesn't work like that) during Byrne's run on Namor's own book. He is a member of the Illuminati (a council of powerful heroes which includes Professor X, Iron Man, Reed Richards, and Doctor Strange) and the Cabal (its villainous counterpart). He claims he doesn't see the difference.
* ApparentlyHumanMerfolk: Aside from pointed ears (and the wings on his feet that grant him flight) he looks fairly close to human, as unlike full-blooded Atlantians his skin is not blue.
** The non-canon ''Sub-Mariner: The Depths'' series gives him a [[http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/4/70/4bb5acabbf4a5.jpg terrifying]][[http://www.comicsbulletin.com/main/sites/default/files/soapbox/images/0903/depths52.jpg design overhaul]], with inhumanly pale skin and piercing BlackEyesOfEvil.
* ArchEnemy: Attuma.
** Also Llyra, who murdered his wife Dorma, caused Namora's "death," was involved in the death of his human father, and tricked him into siring his EvilKnockoff Llyron by [[BedTrick disguising herself as Susan Richards.]]
* AtlantisIsBoring: So much so that Marvel went out of their way in one of his previous miniseries to have him spend nearly the entire story AWAY from Atlantis, and ended the series blowing it up and moving his people to Latveria of ''all'' places. Although Atlantis was recovering... [[TheyKilledKennyAgain until]] ''ComicBook/FearItself'', which dealt a serious blow to Namor's self-confidence.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: In ''[[http://cammyscomiccorner.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/namorteeth-172x300.jpg Sub-Mariner: The Depths]].''.
* BladeOnAStick: His signature weapon is a magical trident given by the god Neptune to the Atlanteans two thousand years before Namor's time. It can control water, fire energy blasts and healing beams, and set up forcefields. It's also partly made out of adamantium.
* CanonWelding: For Creator/MarvelComics, started with the Namor/Human Torch battle.
* CaptainErsatz: Some might call him one of Creator/DCComics' Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, but Namor came first by a few years. Meanwhile ComicBook/BlackAdam's characterization has often been compared to Namor's. As have his looks in recent years. Adam was rather less attractive originally, but now they practically look like twins.
* CatchAndReturn: Namor once caught Ares' axe and embedded it in Iron Man's armor on the return throw.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Imperius Rex!" It [[RuleOfCool sure sounds cool]]. Namor's saying he's top dog, pretty much. Imperius is power, empire, while rex means king. Stan Lee did his homework.
*** "Imperium" is a Latin noun meaning empire or command. "Imperius" is a made-up word. It's [[RuleOfCool cool]] Latin, not homework Latin.
** In the 1960s and 1970s, he also had the much less impressive "Suffering Shad!"
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Especially when he's on the villain's side. During Comicbook/DarkReign, after finding himself allied with Namor again, Doctor Doom resurrected General Attuma, in secret, to send him against Namor in case of his betrayal, as too often their past alliances ended with Namor switching sides in a middle of the battle.
* ChronicVillainy: Creator/JohnByrne had Namor's more Jerkass tendencies explained away by the idea that he is made irrational from an oxygen imbalance due to a flaw in his hybrid physiology.
* DatingCatwoman
** When he was more villainous, he was the male Catwoman due to his romantic tension with Sue Storm/Richards of the ComicBook/FantasticFour back when he was a villain.
** Had a brief relationship with Emma Frost while she was with the Hellfire Club. This is a RetCon written after her HeelFaceTurn (and set between his FaceHeelTurn and his HeelFaceTurn -- in other words, they were both villains when it happened and both heroes when it "came to light").
* TheDreaded: In ''Sub-Mariner: The Depths'', Namor is considered to be ''the'' most terrifying thing in the ocean, was blamed for the sinking of the Titanic, and apparently kills anyone searching for Atlantis. And he will [[http://michaelmay.us/08blog/11/1112_smdepths2window.jpg track you]], then [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PYFBUreT9wk/TaZ6wy8elsI/AAAAAAAABHs/Yc3ihqzJMAo/s1600/depths3death11.jpg murder your crew]]. He kills [[spoiler: two submarine crews and the crew of an entire research station]]. But [[spoiler: he ultimately spares Dr. Steinman, so Steinman can go on to debunk the myth of Atlantis for the public like he always does, allowing Namor and his people to live in peace]]. How Namor got this information is unknown.
* ThematicRoguesGallery: Most of Namor's enemies are related to the ocean in some form or another.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** Initially the Atlanteans or Sub-Mariners, as they were originally called, had BizarreSexualDimorphism with the males having green scaly skin, large eyes and catfish-like barbels under their noses while the females had Caucasian skin, large eyes and some slight-fish like features. The blue skin, name of their race and the fact that they had any connection to Atlantis would not appear until 1963: twenty-four years after Namor's debut. Further more they could be out of water for five hours with Namor being able to be outside indefinitely due to his half-human nature.
** During the 1960's, Namor used to have powers based on sea creatures like the puffer fish and the electric eel. The power to control and redirect electricity is the only artifact left over from this period.
* EldritchAbomination: Namor fights a lot of these and their worshippers, from the Faceless Ones to Set to Suma-Ket.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Namor may be willing to bed [[ExtremeOmnisexual almost anything with a pulse]] and hit on a married woman, but he shoots down Hope's flirtations because she is underage.
** In the ''Incursion'' storyline, Namor is willing to destroy inhabited alternate Earths to save both universes resulting in killing billions of humans, but saving far, far more lives that would be ended if both universes were destroyed. Yet, he draws the line at his "Cabal" of villains assembled to help him who not only destroy the alternate Earth, but engage in unnecessary wholesale sadistic slaughter and torture of the population before hand instead of quietly planting a world-destroying bomb and leaving.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: One of Namor's most effective tactics underwater is to trap his opponent in a whirlpool until he or she runs out of air.
* EvilChancellor[=/=]TheUsurper: Longtime Namor antagonist Warlord Krang, who recently returned from limbo as a member of Joe Casey's [[ComicBook/TheDefenders 'Last' Defenders]] team and during the pages of Namor's last solo attempted ANOTHER coup for control of Atlantis [[spoiler: only at the end for both to enter into a EnemyMine situation. ]]
* EvilCounterpart: Tiger Shark, a human diver genetically overlaid with an actual tiger shark and with Namor's hybrid genetics.
* EvilKnockoff: Llyron,who was genetically engineered by combining his genes and those of his enemy Llyra.
** During his time among the Nazis, Mister Sinister created a clone of Namor (Experiment N2) to fight Captain America.
* ExtremeOmnisexual: As of [[https://comicnewbies.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/imperius-sex1.jpg this incident]] Namor has officially been upgraded from ReallyGetsAround to this trope.
-->'''Hope''': Ick ick ick!
-->'''Namor''': You are only showing your parochialism and prejudice. There are many forms of beauty. She is the dignified queen of a noble people. [[ThirdPersonPerson Namor]] is nothing if not cosmopolitan in his tastes.
* FairCop: Betty Dean, his GoldenAge love interest.
* FantasticRacism: In his youth he was a pariah in Atlantis due to, being, well, white - where normal Atlanteans are blue. They called him "pale crab." He's happy to note that they don't do that anymore, but the Blue Marvel thinks they just don't do it to his ''face''.
* FemmeFatale: Llyra
* FireForgedFriends
** When he first met the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, shortly after Hulk's falling out with the original [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]], they fought to a draw and then decided to team up against all humanity for a minute. Though they've both obviously stepped back from that goal, they've remained loyal friends ever since. (Namor was the only one to object to the Illuminati's plan to send Hulk into space. And warned them that it was [[WhatAnIdiot an incredibly stupid idea]] that would [[ComicBook/WorldWarHulk inevitably backfire]].)
** With Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch. The two had their famous battles, but they later fought side-by-side in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in the Invaders. Namor later referred to Hammond as someone he respects (and for a guy like Namor, that's quite a compliment).
** Namor met the Blue Marvel after mistaking him for another invader from the surface world. The two engaged in a fierce struggle, and emerged as close friends.
* FishPeople: Imperius Fish!
** But technically, Namor is too human-looking to qualify as a true Fish Person.
* {{Flight}}: He has small, fin-like wings on his ankles (echoing the mythological example of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greco-Roman god]] Hermes/Mercury). These work equally well to propel him through air and water.
* FlightStrengthHeart: Namor has super strength, can fly, breathe both air and water, can charge his body with electricity, has telepathic control over undersea life... and at one time could puff himself up like a puffer fish.
* FlyingBrick: Namor's power set. Or most of it, at least.
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: His other power set.
* {{Foil}}: Llyra, who is a hybrid like Namor, but of the Atlantean offshoots called the Lemurians, and has ShapeShifting powers and telepathic control over sea life, as well as the psychotic belief that her human form is actually another person.
** Lemuria for all Atlantis, as it's a rival undersea city with an evil emperor, Naga (and later Llyron), who led the people to worship the EldritchAbomination Set instead of Neptune.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Among the general Marvel hero establishment. In ''All-New Invaders,'' even Captain America admits that if the vast majority of superheroes heard that Namor was being held prisoner by the Kree, they would say the Kree can keep him. The exception is the Invaders themselves, whom Namor fought alongside in the war. Since ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'' and the whole 'mind wiped by Illuminati' thing came out, even Steve has gotten to the point where he can't stand Namor. When ''Captain America himself'' is openly passive-aggressive and refusing to forgive you, you know you've crossed a line.
** Jim Hammond seems to be the only friend Namor has left, actually.
*** [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky]]'s still a fan, as is ComicBook/DoctorDoom, oddly enough.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Occasionally, he will use his trident, but for the most part, Namor's main weapons are his fists.
* TheGoodKing: Namor loves Atlantis and will do anything to protect it. Those who try to harm his city or his people [[BerserkButton will deeply regret that decision]].
* GracefulInTheirElement: Not that he's clumsy on land, but he's better in the water. On land he can give the Hulk a good fight. In water he would ''win''.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Set, the ancient serpent god loosely adapted from Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian. Namor has rarely fought Set in person, but Set's servants Paul Destine, Naga, Llyra, and Ghaur have been involved in many of the terrible things that have happened to him and Atlantis over the years.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Attacked by two Sentinels, Namor tore off one of the robot's arms and used it to smash its companion to bits.
* HairTriggerTemper: Just ''try'' and talk to him without setting him off. It'll be funny.
* HamToHamCombat: Put him in a room with Doctor Doom or ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and watch the ham fly.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: When he was first introduced in 1939, he was written as a WellIntentionedExtremist VillainProtagonist, someone who'd basically kill any human civilian because we're all responsible for the sorry state of the ocean. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII drafted him onto the heroic side, as he started aiming his rage at the Axis powers. Since his Silver Age return he's mostly been one of the good guys, but can turn on the other good guys at the drop of a hat.
* HeroInsurance: Thanks to his membership in ComicBook/TheDefenders.
* HotBlooded: Namor is not famous for being calm and reserved.
* ImmuneToBullets
* {{Jerkass}}: He occasionally has his genuine non self-serving PetTheDog moments, but those are very, very rare. On most occasions, his "nice" moments are just ploys to butter people up into giving him what he wants, and he's generally one of the biggest douchebags in the entire MU.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: One notable example is an issue of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' in which Reed Richards had returned [[DeathIsCheap after it was believed he was dead]] and found Namor assaulting his wife and attempting to kidnap her. Furious, Reed attacked, they fought, and Namor, after realizing at long last that Sue genuinely loved her husband, purposefully [[ThrowingTheFight lost the fight]] and pretended to be knocked unconscious so that Reed would feel better and regain his confidence. It was implied that he did so in order to win Sue's heart at a later point in time.
** And note that being a jerkass made him one of the very first comic book superheroes to actually have a ''personality''.
* KickTheDog: During ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' he sank Wakanda. While he could be excused for that, because he was possessed by the Phoenix Force at that time, his unwillingness to apologize to ComicBook/BlackPanther during ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' was really a dickish move. After Wakanda retaliated with an equally devastating attack on Atlantis, Namor really crossed the line by willingly allying himself with Thanos' forces in order to strike Wakanda even harder than before.
* KissingCousins: With Namora. They almost married in ''ComicBook/AgentsOfAtlas''.
** His late wife Lady Dorma was also apparently a cousin. And Namora's daughter Namorita did at one point hope to have this with Namor when she was younger, but eventually got over her crush. Atlanteans obviously don't have a cousin incest taboo.
* KryptoniteFactor: If he's separated from water for too long, he loses much of his strength. He also needs open air from time to time, due to his mixed parentage.
* LargeHam: See HamToHamCombat, above.
* LaserGuidedKarma: During ''ComicBook/FearItself'', Namor was robbed of his confidence, giving him a bit of payback for seventy years of being a jackass. He gets it again in the new ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' series, with the first issue focusing on [[spoiler: the Squadron destroying Atlantis and killing Namor as judgment for his past crimes.]]
* LightningBruiser: Strong enough to slug it out with some of Marvel's heaviest hitters, not to mention terrifyingly fast.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Well known for his pursuit of the married Susan Richards. Which other than his late wife is probably his longest relationship.
** Actually a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: Namor immediately called off his attempts to actually take her from Reed as soon as they were legally married. Namor does nevertheless remain deeply romantically attracted to her and once took up his pursuit again when Sue had filed for divorce (Reed never signed and they eventually reconciled).
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: [[spoiler:In the 2012 ''[[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]]'' run, a childhood memory of his mother hiding a picture of herself, Leonard [=McKenzie=] and Captain Nemo from him, along with the discovery of a copy of the picture within the sunken Nautilus, brought up the question if [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]] might be Namor's father.]] Not that Namor could care at this stage of his life.
* MercurysWings: Ankle wings are a characteristic of Atlanteans. They work equally well in the water or air.
* MobileFishbowl: Namor can breathe on dry land, but he's a mutant. The other denizens of Atlanta have to wear water bowls when they're above the surface.
* MonsterModesty: A few examples.
** [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the artist]], the blue-skinned Atlanteans will often wear very little. Armored swimsuits and loincloths are common.
** Marrina, a green-skinned fish girl and ComicBook/AlphaFlight member, was married to Namor for a time and is a rare female example.
** Looking at his pointy ears and the wings on his ankles, Namor is obviously not fully human. Taking this into account along with his desire to prance around in green speedos, he fits this trope.
** He averts the trope in ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'', where he wears ''nothing at all'', even when fighting the Nazis.
* MrFanservice: He spent most of his publication history running around in nothing more than swimming trunks. He's dressed up some since then but he still likes to show off his arms and chest.
* {{Mutants}}: Being a HalfHumanHybrid, Namor is considered one even among most of the Atlantean people. He's a somewhat different type of mutant than the others in the Marvel Universe (as he's an Atlantean mutant rather than a human mutant; his human half is 100% "normal"), but that's usually not considered important. At one point he was lodging with the ComicBook/XMen on their new artificial island.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: In the Atlantean language, "Namor" means "the avenging son."
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: In recent years, he's been subjected to more than a few ''Disney/FindingNemo'' jokes. He was not amused [[PopCulturalOsmosisFailure once he figured out what they were]].
* OffingTheOffspring: To be fair, the offspring in question was a long lost and unknown bad seed that tried to kill him and drive Atlantis to war.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Namor is killed in the first issue of the 2015 ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' series. As revenge for Namor's past crimes (including destroying Dr. Spectrum's Earth while dealing with an incursion event) and the various times Atlantis has invaded the surface world, the new Squadron destroys Atlantis and Namor's head is cut off by Hyperion.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Namor was born in the 1920's, teamed up with Captain America during World War II, and still looks like a man in the prime of his life. Justified due to his half-Atlantean physiology.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: He is part-mutant, part-Atlantean. Pure-blood Antlanteans are also humanoid but have blue skin.
* PointyEars: His ears are pointy.
* {{Pride}}: Even taking into account that he's a king, Namor's default attitude is ''incredibly'' prideful.
* RealMenLoveJesus: Namor is a follower of the traditional Atlantian religion of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Neptune worship]]. The sea god is one of the few beings Namor will speak to with civility and appears to have genuine respect for. In return, Neptune has aided Namor several times over the years from providing counsel, armor and weapons, to restoring him to life. Of course, this respect does not extend to the rest of the Olympian gods whom Namor treats with the same disdain he does everyone else.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The prince or king of Atlantis (depending on the story) is willing to fight battles himself or at the front of his army.
** His royal styling appears to actually be Prince of Atlantis, though not as in "son of the current reigning king".
* SdrawkcabName: WordOfGod is that Bill Everett was just writing noble sounding names backwards and liked the result from writing "Roman" backwards the best.
* SociopathicHero: Namor is so arrogant that combined with his hair-trigger temper it causes him to have little to no empathy for most people and be willing to kill billions if he thinks it is for the greater good. He has trouble having empathy with others and responds to pretty much every offense with extreme rage.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: DependingOnTheWriter Namor has the ability to telepathically communicate with several different forms of sea life.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Is most well known [[WalkingShirtlessScene for wearing basically a green speedo and not much else]]. In ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'', he wears ''[[FullFrontalAssault nothing]]''. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim He has the body to get away with it.]]
%%* SuperReflexes
* SuperStrength: One of the handful of people who can get into a fistfight with ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk and survive.
* SuperheroSobriquets: Namor is also occasionally known as "The Avenging Son of Atlantis". His name ''means'' "avenging son".
* ThirdPersonPerson: Namor speaks about Namor like this. It emphasizes his arrogance.
* TheVoiceless: Namor doesn't say a ''word'' in ''Sub-Mariner: The Depths.'' That doesn't stop him from being [[http://cammyscomiccorner.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/scroll21.jpg freaking]] [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/7cf1f2fb6740b72c91fc38035c93bb63/tumblr_nav51e38ov1rom810o1_1280.jpg terrifying.]]
* TongueTrauma: Namor ripped out Venom II's tongue after a scuffle, stating that Gargan should talk less while trying to take on somebody out of his league.
* UnderwearOfPower: Formerly, and it's scaly!
* UnstoppableRage: A ''lot'', but if you really want to see it in full force, refer to any time he runs into Llyra, who killed his first wife and was responsible for the death of his father.
* UrExample: Of a lot of things, really, but mostly of the comic book FlyingBrick (Superman predates him in publication, but Namor had the power set before Superman did), of the comic book AntiHero, of the comic book AntiVillain... the list goes on.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: For a given definition of "villainous", but he sure sports a distinctive one.
* VitriolicBestBuds: ComicBook/BuckyBarnes can tease Namor with impunity.
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: For the most part, in ''Sub-Mariner: The Depths'', Namor [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/7cf1f2fb6740b72c91fc38035c93bb63/tumblr_nav51e38ov1rom810o1_1280.jpg looks like]] a creepier version of himself, as seen by the crew. But once Dr. Stein goes mad, he sees... [[http://comicsforserious.blogspot.hk/2008/10/sub-mariner-depths-2.html this.]]
* WarriorPrince: Namor was doing this back when he was still only a Prince (and he's still generally referred to as such, despite being the King of Atlantis). This is, almost without exception, the cause of any perceived villainy in his publishing history: it's all either in the name of protecting or avenging Atlantis.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Most of the time, all he really wants is a blonde and/or cleaner oceans. No matter what he's after, however, he'll always be a total dick about it.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: No matter how many times one betrays the other, Namor and Doctor Doom usually will always find themselves back in each other's good graces down the line. No one is sure why, because they're both smart enough that they really should know better than to trust each other, ever. It's pretty well-established that Namor is one of the few people that Doom genuinely ''likes''. What's a little betrayal between friends? By now, they probably take it as given. One could even argue that it is a mutual dislike for a certain Mr. Fantastic.
* WorthyOpponent: As much of an asshole as he is, Namor respects people who can either give him a run for his money or who are just doggedly persistent despite being hopelessly outmatched, as was the case with Daredevil.