Real Name: Arath
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Homo mermani/Atlantean)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Kamar, Krakos, Zoran
Enemies: Jacob Anderson, John, Marv, Mary, Nitro, Sub-Mariner
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Sub-Mariner III#1 (August, 2007); (identified) Sub-Mariner III#3 (October, 2007)
Powers/Abilities: Arath was a trained hand-to-hand warrior and possessed superior strength, the ability to breathe underwater, and heightened swimming speed like standard Atlanteans. Arath also utilized technology that allowed him to breathe air and live on the surface for a sustained amount of time. Through unknown means, Arath developed the ability to absorb the powers of others with a touch. He briefly possessed the powers of Nitro and the Sub-Mariner.
(Sub-Mariner III#5 (fb) - BTS) - Zoran put together a plan to take down Namor so that he could lead Atlantis to victory. He assigned Kamar, the estranged son of Namor, to lead a mission on the surface. Kamar lead Arath, an Atlantean capable of absorbing the powers of others, and Krakos, who possessed superior strength, to Atlantis. Arath absorbed the powers of the deadly Nitro, who could explode himself and destroy entire cities. Using technology that allowed them to disguise themselves as humans and breathe oxygen, Kamar then lead his men to Bentonville, Kansas, a small town where they decided to begin their war against the surface world. There, there tortured a man, Jacob Anderson, to death and carved gills in his neck.
(Sub-Mariner III#1 (fb)) - Kamar and Krakos left so that Arath could detonate himself. He killed nearly 1000 people.
(Sub-Mariner III#3 (fb)) - Kamar lead Krakos and Arath to Seattle, where they planned to construct a device called the Extractor that would pull the moisture out of the air, killing the humans by suffocation.
(Sub-Mariner III#2 (fb)) - The trio killed a human named Marv who got to close to them. Arath grew impatient waiting for their attack to proceed, but Kamar challenged his allies to wait for the right opportunity.
(Sub-Mariner III#3 (fb)) - Kamar, Arath, and Krakos set up the final component of the Extractor, dressed as human garbage men. Krakos killed another human, tossing him in the back of the truck. The trio then surveyed the city from the top of the Space Needle.
(Sub-Mariner III#4 (fb)) - Still disguised as humans, Kamar, Arath, and Krakos traveled to the Unocorp Building and trapped many humans, including John, inside, dooming them to death from the Extractor. They then saw that Namor had arrived to fight them and to destroy the Extractor. Namor found the Extractor, but Krakos punched him down before he could destroy it. Kamar then revealed himself to Namor, telling Namor he was to blame.
(Sub-Mariner III#5 (fb)) - Namor, utterly shocked at Kamar’s presence, stood by while Kamar explained his hatred of Namor and the humans. Namor moved to destroy the Extractor so Arath touched Namor and absorbed his powers. He pulled Namor into the air and battered him around, but Namor ripped Arath’s wings off his ankles, causing Arath to fall to his death, impaled on the Space Needle.
Comments: Created by Matt Cherniss, Peter Johnson, and Phil Briones.
Profile by Chadman.
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Sub-Mariner III#5, p5, pan2 (main)
Sub-Mariner III#1-5 (August-December, 2007) - Matt Cherniss, Peter Johnson (writers), Phil Briones (penciler/inker), Warren Simons (editor)
Last updated: 12/06/07
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