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The Sub-Mariner (Namor)

The Religious Affiliation of
The Sub-Mariner
Namor

Religion: Atlantean Greco-Roman classical religion CBR Scale: S

Name: The Sub-Mariner

Alter Ego: Namor

Other Names: Namor the Sub-Mariner; Namor McKenzie; The Avenging Son; Old Man; Sealord; Mak-Kenzee; Fen-Son; Rex; Lord Mariner Numemor; Dr. Saki; Merman

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (Apr. 1939): "Here is the Sub-Mariner!"

Creators: Bill Everett

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1,864

   Comic Book Appearances: 1,856

   TV, Film Appearances: 7

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: The Avengers; X-Men; The Invaders; The Defenders; The All-Winners Squad; Dark X-Men; Illuminati; The Order; The Cabal

Enemy of: Tiger Shark, Attuma, Seahorse

Ally: Namorita

Occupation: king

Nation: Atlantis

Birth Place: Atlantis

Race: Atlantean, human, white

Gender: male

Excerpts

BELOW: The Hulk and Namor the Sub-Mariner join forces, united in their hatred for humanity: Upon meeting the Hulk for the first time, Prince Namor tells the green behemoth: "We BOTH share a burning hatred for the human race! If we act TOGETHER, we can bring humanity to its knees!" The Hulk concurs, saying, "I hate humans, too!" Their shared hatred for humans is somewhat ironic, given he fact that Namor is half-human and the Hulk's alter-ego is fully human.

The Hulk and Namor the Sub-Mariner join forces, united in their hatred for humanity

Source: The Avengers (vol. 1) #3 (Jan. 1964): "The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!", pg. 17-18. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman. See also: hate; The Hulk (Bruce Banner); The Sub-Mariner (Namor)

BELOW: Namor to the Avengers: "I pray we meet again!": This may not be the most sincere ever prayer uttered. It's probably not really a "prayer" at all. Namor is actually hoping for another chance to battle the Avengers and exact his revenge against humanity.

Namor to the Avengers: I pray we meet again!

Source: The Avengers (vol. 1) #3 (Jan. 1964): "The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!", pg. 25, panel 7. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman. See also: pray; The Sub-Mariner (Namor)

BELOW: After the Hulk (as Bruce Banner) flees the battle against the Avengers, his ally Sub-Mariner finds yet another reason to hate humanity: Namor exclaims: "He DESERTED me... BETRAYED me! Now I realize NO human can be trusted! I despise you ALL!"

After the Hulk (as Bruce Banner) flees the battle against the Avengers, his ally Sub-Mariner finds yet another reason to hate humanity

Source: The Avengers (vol. 1) #3 (Jan. 1964): "The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!", pg. 25, panel 2. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman. See also: hate; betrayal; Iron Man (Tony Stark); The Sub-Mariner (Namor)

BELOW: The alliance between the Hulk and Sub-Mariner is a tenuous one: Although temporarily allied against the Avengers, they are both already thinking about betraying each other.

The alliance between the Hulk and Sub-Mariner is a tenuous one

Source: The Avengers (vol. 1) #3 (Jan. 1964): "The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!", pg. 18, panel 3. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman. See also: betrayal; The Hulk (Bruce Banner); The Sub-Mariner (Namor)

The Sub-Mariner (Namor) The Sub-Mariner (Namor)

Discussion

From: "Any Christian Superheroes?" forum discussion, started 22 April 2004 on the rec.arts.comics.dc.universe newsgroup website (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.dc.universe/browse_thread/thread/4e5839f075fecf76/394c4ad930a0e68c; viewed 20 June 2006):

From: Gustavo Wombat
Date: Thurs, Apr 22 2004 12:03 pm

I can't think of any major superheroes that strongly believe in any real faith, and that surprises me. Certainly not in the DC Universe. I think there are more minority superheroes than religious ones...

From: AJSolis
Date: Fri, Apr 23 2004 2:12 am

Don't the Atlanteans still venerate the Greek gods in DC? I've gotten that impression anyway. (Aquaman didn't seem to have any problem interacting with the Greek gods). Namor of the Marvel Atlantis seems to venerate the Greek gods anyway...

From: "Religious Characters In Marvel" forum discussion, started 15 September 2006 on the Comic Book Resources website (http://forums.comicbookresources.com/archive/index.php/t-143850.html; viewed 25 May 2007):

Nogs
09-15-2006, 09:01 PM

The other day I was thinking about religion and comic books... What I'm interested in is the way religious characters are portrayed in comic books...

I think the first step is listing what characters are what religion...

LordEd1976
09-15-2006, 09:55 PM

...I believe the Atlanteans still worship Neptune

I think I remember an old New Mutants story that featured a group of people that still worshiped Hercules...


This character is in the following 686 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook #1 (Oct. 2007)
4
All Select Comics
All Winners Comics
Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #40 (Nov. 1986): "Love"
The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #282 (Nov. 1986): "The Fury of X-Factor!" (only on cover)
Assault on New Olympus Prologue #1 (Jan. 2010) (1-panel cameo)
The Avengers
Avengers Assemble (vol. 1) #1 (July 2010)
Avengers Finale #1 (Jan. 2005) (1-panel cameo)
Avengers/Invaders #1 (July 2008): "Book One: Old Soldiers, New Wars"
Avengers: The Initiative #26 (Sep. 2009): "Up Is Down" (photo/picture/video)
AVX: VS #1 (June 2012): "The Thing vs. Namor, the Sub-Mariner" (lead character)
Black Panther
Blonde Phantom
Captain America
Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine #20 (Winter 2011): "Captain America Joins...The Avengers!"
Captain America Comics #20 (Nov. 1942): "Giants of the Deep!" (lead character)
Captain America: Man Out of Time #5 (May 2011): "Part 5"
Captain America: Reborn #3 (Nov. 2009)
Captain America: The Legend #1 (Sep. 1996)
Citizen V And The V-Battalion: The Everlasting #1 (Mar. 2002): "Time Enough for Living" (cameo)
Civil War #6 (Dec. 2006)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Cloak and Dagger (vol. 2) #9 (Nov. 1986): "The Lady and the Unicorn" (only on cover)
Conspiracy #2 (Mar. 1998): "Print the Legend"
Daredevil
Dark Avengers
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1 (Nov. 2009): "Utopia: Conclusion"
Dark Reign Files #1 (Apr. 2009)
Dark Reign: Young Avengers
Dark X-Men: The Beginning
DC/Marvel All Access #1 (Dec. 1996): "The Crossing!"
Deadpool (vol. 3) #900 (Dec. 2009): "One Down" (toy)
The Defenders
Doctor Strange (vol. 2) #31 (Oct. 1978): "A Death for Immortality"
Doomwar #6 (Sep. 2010): "Doomwar, Part 6" (cameo)
Earth X #2 (May 1999): "Chapter Two"
Fantastic Five (vol. 1) #5 (Feb. 2000): "In Search of Doom"
Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four Unlimited #11 (Sep. 1995): "No Man Is an Island" (lead character)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising
Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine!
Giant-Size Avengers (vol. 2) #1 (Feb. 2008): "Memorial Day"
Giant-Size Defenders
Giant-Size Invaders #1 (June 1975): "Deep-Sea Blitzkrieg" (lead character)
Heroes for Hire
Hulk
Hulk Smash Avengers #3 (July 2012): "Once an Avenger..." (cameo)
The Human Torch
The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #160 (Feb. 1973): "Nightmare in Niagara Falls!" (cameo)
The Incredible Hulk and Sub-Mariner Annual 1998 (Aug. 1998): "Lifesblood" (lead character)
The Incredible Hulk Annual
The Invaders
Iron Man
Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 (Apr. 1968): "Call Him Destiny... or Call Him Death!" (lead character)
Iron Man Annual #10 (Aug. 1989): "Two If By Sea"
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939): "The Sub-Mariner" (lead character)
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Double-Shot #3 (Mar. 2003): "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit" (1-panel cameo)
Marvel Fanfare
Marvel Feature
Marvel Holiday Special #1 (Dec. 1991): untitled illustration
Marvel Knights 4
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Mystery Comics
Marvel Mystery Handbook: 70th Anniversary Special (Nov. 2009)
Marvel Premiere #30 (June 1976): "Hey, Ma! They're Blitzin' the Bronx!"
Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) #27 (Apr. 1976): "Death Is the Symbionic Man!" (lead character)
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions
Marvel Super-Heroes
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Treasury Special, Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag (1974): "In Mortal Combat with Sub-Mariner!"
Marvel Two-in-One
Marvel Universe
Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions
Marvel Universe: The End
Marvel: The Lost Generation
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
The Marvels Project
Maximum Security #3 (Jan. 2001): "Whatever the Cost!"
Moon Knight Saga (Oct. 2009) (1-panel cameo)
Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (Apr. 1939): "Here is the Sub-Mariner!" (lead character)
Namor
Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Namor: The First Mutant
Namora
The New Avengers
The New Mutants (vol. 1) #45 (Nov. 1986): "We Were Only Foolin'" (only on cover)
New Thunderbolts
Omega the Unknown Classic (Dec. 2005): "The Return of the Original Defenders!"
The Order
Peter Parker: Spider-Man (vol. 2) #53 (Apr. 2003): "Rules of the Game" (cameo)
Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
The Rampaging Hulk
The Saga of the Sub-Mariner
The Secret Defenders
Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1 (Feb. 2009)
Secret Wars II
Solo Avengers #17 (Apr. 1989): "Greed" (lead character)
Strange Tales
Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner Comics
Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniversary Special
Sub-Mariner Special
Sub-Mariner: Revolution
Sub-Mariner: The Depths
Super-Villain Team-Up #1 (Aug. 1975): "Slayers from the Sea!"
Tales of Suspense (vol. 1) #80 (Aug. 1966): "When Fall the Mighty!"
Tales to Astonish
Tales To Astonish (vol. 2) #12 (Nov. 1980): "A World Against Me!" (lead character)
The Thing (vol. 2) #8 (Aug. 2006): "Last Hand"
Thor (vol. 2) #4 (Oct. 1998): "From the Ashes"
Thunderbolts
The Torch #3 (Jan. 2010) (9-panel cameo)
The Uncanny X-Men
Universe X Special: 4 (Oct. 2000)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man Annual '96
What If: Sub-Mariner #1 (Feb. 2006): "What If Prince Namor of Atlantis... ...Grew Up on Land?" (lead character)
What If? (vol. 1) #4 (Aug. 1977): "What if the Invaders Had Stayed Together After World War Two?"
X-Factor
The X-Men
X-Men: Legacy (vol. 1) #275 (Dec. 2012) (only on cover)
Young Men


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/SubMariner.html
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namor
  - http://www.comicvine.com/namor/29-1476/
  - http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0036469/
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/naanam.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/npnz.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/befbep.htm
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/n.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/suasum.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/mermh.htm