Real Name: Carrie Alexander
Occupation: Marine biologist
Group Membership: None known
Affiliations: Andromeda, Diane Arliss-Newell, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Chief Ve'ehalo, Griffin, Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Josef and Jimbob, Mr. Klein, Misty Knight, Ian Langstrom, Phoebe Marrs, Alicia Masters, Mister Fantastic, Namorita, Captain O'Malley and the Skipper, Doctors Richard and Anita Savvy, Shanna the She-Devil, Spitfire (Jacqueline Crichton), Stingray, Sub-Mariner, Tamara Rahn, Thing, Thor, Tiger Shark, Triton
Ward Meachum, Sluj, J.Q.
Known Relatives: Caleb Alexander (father), unidentified mother (deceased), unidentified grandfather (deceased), unidentified grandmother (deceased)
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: Hydropolis
First Appearance: Namor I#1 (April, 1990)
Powers/Abilities: Carrie had no known super-powers, but is a talented marine biologist.
History: (Namor I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Caleb Alexander was a marine biologist with a fascination in Namor the Sub-Mariner. Caleb developed a blood-recirculator that would help Namor control his rages and emotion imbalances if Caleb were to ever meet Namor.
(Namor I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Carrie's mother died when she was three, and her father never remarried.
(Namor I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Caleb suffered from two heart attacks, and had to give up deep-sea diving.
(Namor I#1 (fb) - BTS) - When Caleb took ill, Carrie agreed to be his "eyes and ears" at his work, and spent three years with her father in this position.
(Namor I#1) - While sailing with her dad on their boat, the Oracle, they saw Namor burst through from the water near their boat and they followed to a nearby island to investigate. They found Namor unnecessarily terrorizing the village of Chief Ve'ehalo and having hallucinations of his dead wives. Caleb realized that his blood-recycling may help Namor, and they convinced Namor to come back to their ship with them. After a treatment, Namor's head was clear and Caleb showed Namor the device. Caleb recounted Namor's origins aloud, and then his own origins. Struck by a new idea, Namor brought the Alexanders a large chest of jewels and asked them to help him run a business, even while he flirted with Carrie.
(Namor I#1 - BTS) - The Alexanders used Namor's money to buy-out Parallel Conglomerate, a large business, and renamed it Oracle, Incorporated.
(Namor I#2) - Carrie struggled with Namor's romantic interest in her and asked her dad to let her handle it on her own. Carrie was horrified when the Griffin burst through Oracle's windows and snatched her. As Caleb prepared to defend her, he had a heart attack and collapsed, and Griffin took Carrie to the Statue of Liberty. During the flight, both of Carrie's shoes fell off, giving Namor a trail to follow, and he soon arrived and did battle with the Griffin. Carrie woke up in the Statue's torch and made her way down the stairs as fast as she could. When she reached the bottom, Namor and the Griffin were battling underwater and Carrie was shocked to see blood, then screamed when the Griffin emerged roaring at her.
(Namor I#3) - The Griffin collapsed and Namor emerged victorious. He then flew Carrie back home to check on her father. Carrie talked about her father's health with Namorita, then saw her father, unconscious, in the hospital. After Caleb pulled through, Namor visited her to apologize, and Carrie told him that she'd need to stay away from him so she and her dad wouldn't be in danger anymore.
(Namor I#4) - As Carrie packed and got ready to move out of the Oracle building, she explained to Namorita why Carrie no longer felt safe around Namor.
(Marvel Super-Heroes III#10/2) - Businessman J.Q. Stamp kidnapped Caleb and Carrie and threatened their lives in order to force Namor into signing Oracle, Inc. over to him. Namor did so, but then had Namorita dress up as "Tigress Shark" to trick Stamp into thinking he would have to face all of Namor's enemies now that he owned Oracle. Stamp gave Oracle back to Namor to save himself. When he learned that he had been tricked, he sent a signal to his men to kill Caleb and Carrie, but Namor had already set them free.
(Namor I#6) - Caleb and Carrie went on an ocean cruise to give Caleb a chance to recuperate from his heart attack. After a few weeks, Caleb grew antsy to get home to help Namor with the legal challenges he was having. Caleb noticed the boat changing course, then Carrie noticed that Namorita was coming to join them, swimming with a group of dolphins. Captain O'Malley and the Skipper asked Namorita to investigate. Soon, an eco-mess called Sluj swarmed over the boat and absorbed all the passengers.
(Namor I#7 - BTS) - Carrie and Caleb were put inside life support bubbles inside of Sluj, to be used for a food source later.
(Namor I#8) - Finally freed from Sluj, Namor (who'd lost his ankle wings in the battle) explained to Caleb and Carrie, then moved to take them home, but went off with a fearful Phoebe Marrs instead, causing Carrie to be jealous. Back at Oracle, Carrie admitted to Caleb and Namorita that she had realized that she really did love Namor, and tried to convince them that Phoebe Marrs had ulterior motives for Namor.
(Namor I#9) - Carrie finally convinced Namorita to go check on Namor. Namor soon returned okay.
(Namor Annual I#1/4) - Carrie attended a birthday party for Namor alongside several of Namor's friends and allies.
(Web of Spider-Man I#73) - Carrie and Namor attended a party in Alicia Masters' honor. Carrie admired Alicia's work, then moved to meet Richard Gere.
(Namor I#13) - Carrie attended Namor's trial as the surface world pressed charges against him for his past aggressions. She watched the testimonies of the Human Torch, Mister Fantastic, Thor, and her dad, and checked on Namor during the court's recess. Namor was eventually sentenced with probation, but let off free. When Phoebe Marrs came to talk to Namor, Carrie advised Namor against it. After Caleb testified on Namor's blood imbalance, the jury found Namor guilty but insane. Namor was sentenced to a hundred years probation.
(Namor I#15) - Carrie was pleased to go with Namor to Atlantis (to investigate the supposed return of his dead wife, Dorma), sorry that Caleb's health wouldn't allow him to join them. She waited on the ship and joined them in Atlantis later, where she learned a strange heating of the water was taking place and originating in the Savage Land. Namor soon left to investigate.
(Namor I#16) - Carrie and Namorita waited on the outskirts of Antarctica while Namor investigated, and were soon joined by Phoebe Marrs (who was looking for Namor) in a helicopter. Inside the Savage Land, Namorita moved to lead them to Namor.
(Namor I#17) - After Namor and Namorita were vanquished by the Super-Skrull disguised as Iron Fist, the two of them and Carrie were locked in an underground cage. Shanna the She-Devil offered to help them and retrieved the tame Griffin, who helped them escape. Carrie fought against the Skrull's soldiers alongside the others, claiming that her dad had taught her how to fight.
(Namor I#18) - Carrie and her allies continued battling until the Super-Skrull revealed himself, stating that he planned to destroy the planet. Ward Meachum, the Skrull's ally, soon turned on him and the Skrull was soon defeated, with the help of Misty Knight.
(Namor I#19) - Back on the ship, Carrie was horrified to learn that Caleb had been attacked and beaten by Desmond Marrs, and was furious when Phoebe claimed it must have been self-defense. Namor and Namorita returned to Atlantis, sending the rest of their allies back to New York.
(Namor Annual I#2/4) - Carrie compiled a list of Namor's top ten foes on a database.
(Namor I#26) - Six months later, an amnesiac Namor was missing and Caleb was on life support. Namorita checked in on Carrie and Caleb, seeing no improvement. Then Namorita rushed off, having sensed Namor's whereabouts.
(Namor I#28) - Carrie called Misty Knight to let her know about Namorita taking off.
(Namor I#51 (fb)) - (see comments) Carrie introduced Drs. Anita and Richard Savvy to Namor so that he could be briefed on a potentially hazardous situation involving one of his oil rigs in Louisiana. Using this info, Namor was able to avert the disaster, saving workers Jimbob and Josef among others.
(Namor I#46 (fb)) - After Caleb passed on, Carrie agreed to help out on the construction of an undersea city, initially called Aquaria, that would support both human and Atlantean life. Joining Lt. Langstrom, Walter and Diane Newell, and others, she moved in to a subsea habitat while the city was being built.
(Namor I#46) - When Namor came to the habitat, Carrie greeted him and informed him about Caleb. Lt. Langstrom stated they should get back to work, causing Namor to get angry at Langstrom until Carrie agreed with Langstrom. She reported that they'd seen a meteor crash into the Sargasso Sea, and Namor moved to investigate.
(Namor I#47) - Carrie helped Namor track a few alien pillars set to destroy the Earth, but had to fight against Namor and Stingray breathing down her neck and electromagnetic disruption.
(Namor I#49) - Taking an interest in Langstrom, Carrie sought to make crepe suzette for him, not realizing that the hot oil would clog the habitat filters. Langstrom grew angry at her until he realized what it had been for, then quickly left when Namor entered. Carrie reacted awkwardly to Namor, who told her that her interest in Langstrom was understandable as he had never followed through in his interest in her. Andromeda led a contingent of Skarkan barbarians to join those at Aquaria.
(Namor I#54) - Walter saw Roxxon get involved in the city's construction without Namor's approval. When Namor returned to the base and found out, he angrily confronted Diane and Carrie and rushed off to destroy the Roxxon set-up.
(Namor I#55) - Namor led Carrie, Langstrom, and Diane into the finished city, which Stingray christened Hydropolis. Langstrom comforted Carrie's initial fears, and the two had their arms around each other. After they were joined by Triton, Carrie teased Langstrom over trying to open a bottle of champagne and kissed him on the cheek.
(Namor I#56) - Carrie watched with Namor and Triton as Tamara Rahn and Tiger Shark received medical treatment in Hydropolis. Carrie took Namor on a guided tour of Hydropolis, explaining its properties and scientific procedures, and showed him the tropical biome.
(Namor I#57) - Carrie was less than thrilled to see Phoebe Marrs brought to Hydropolis by Namor. Carrie tried to warn Namor that Langstrom, with Roberts and others, was ordered to arrest him due to an implication of Namor being involved in a surface world attack. Captain America intervened and battled Namor briefly, but Namor escaped.
(Namor I#58) - Carrie met Langstrom when he returned from diving with his crew to look for Namor. Langstrom received a call that said the Avengers were going after Namor, and Carrie argued with Langstrom over Namor's innocence.
Comments: Created by John Byrne and Bob Wiacek.
The chronology of Namor I#51 is not established except that it is before the settling of Hydropolis, so I inserted it during Carrie's last known days at Oracle.
A thousand thanks to Michael Hoskin for his help with summarizing the MSH issue.
Carrie Alexander has no known connections to
Josef and Jimbob
(Namor I#51) -
Working on an Oracle oil
rig in Louisiana, Josef and Jimbob were shooting the breeze when the
tanker malfunctioned. They rushed below to the rig to fix
they could and were amazed by the sudden recovery of the
Namor was later credited in the news for the save.
Doctors Anita and Richard Savvy
(Namor I#51 (fb)) - As heads of
the Oil and Gas
Division of Oracle, Incorporated, the Savvy's were brought to New York
to brief Namor on the possibility of one of his oil rigs
malfunctioning, harming the environment and costing millions of
dollars. After Carrie Alexander introduced them, the Savvy's
passed their information until Namor grew annoyed. Then
handed Namor a video to explained the direness of the
Using this information, Namor was able to avert the disaster.
--Namor I#51 (Namor I#51 (fb)
I#49, p12, pan4
Namor I#4, p4, pan4
(Josef and Jimbob) Namor I#51, p1, pan2, pan3
(Anita and Richard Savvy) Namor I#51, p3, pan3
Namor I#1-3 (April-June, 1990) -
(writer/penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#4 (July, 1990) - John Byrne (writer/penciler/inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#10/2 (July, 1992) - Barry Dutter (writer), Patrick Archibald (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inker), Rob Tokar (editor)
Namor I#6-9 (September-December, 1990) - John Byrne (writer/penciler/inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor Annual I#1/4 (1991) - Chris Cooper (writer), Clarke Hawbaker & Dave Hoover (pencilers), Ian Akin & Brian Garvey (inkers)
Web of Spider-man I#73 - (February, 1991) - John Byrne (writer), Alex Saviuk (penciler), Keith Williams (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Namor I#13 (April, 1991) - John Byrne (writer/penciler/inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#15-19 (June-October, 1991) - Namor I#13 (April, 1991) - John Byrne (writer/penciler/inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor Annual I#2/4 (1992) - George Caragonne (writer), Larry Alexander (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#26 (May, 1992) - John Byrne (writer), Jae Lee (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#28 (July, 1992) - John Byrne & Joey Cavalieri (writers), Jae Lee (penciler), Jeff Albrecht (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#46,47,49 (January, February, April, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Geof Isherwood (penciler/inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Namor I#51 (June, 1994) - Hollis Bright (writer), Aaron Lopresti (penciler), Ernie Chan (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
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