Real Name: Kamar
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Homo mermani/Atlantean)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Arath, Krakos, Zoran
Enemies: Jacob Anderson, Argos, John, Marv, Mary, Nitro, Sub-Mariner
Known Relatives: Sub-Mariner (Namor, father), mother (name unrevealed, deceased)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Sub-Mariner III#1 (August, 2007); (identified) Sub-Mariner III#3 (October, 2007)
Powers/Abilities: Kamar was a trained hand-to-hand warrior and possessed superior strength, the ability to breathe underwater, and heightened swimming speed like standard Atlanteans. Kamar also utilized technology that allowed him to breathe air and live on the surface for a sustained amount of time.
(Sub-Mariner III#5 (fb) - BTS) - When Namor the Sub-Mariner had an affair with an Atlantean maid, she was killed by terrorists after bearing Namor a son, Kamar. To protect Kamar, Namor sent him to be raised in secret far from Atlantis. Kamar was raised knowing that Namor was his father, but he grew to hate him for abandoning him. Kamar was taken in by Zoran, an Atlantean who sought to rule Atlantis himself. He told Kamar that Namor had killed Kamar's mother and, over the years, made Kamar believe that Atlantis was destined to rule the surface world. Zoran put together a plan to take down Namor so that he could lead Atlantis to victory. He assigned Kamar 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. Namor then landed and Krakos punched him across the city, but Namor soon returned and knocked Krakos out after destroying the Extractor. Namor tried convincing Kamar of Zoran's lies, but Kamar would not believe it. His hand forced, Namor arrested Kamar. Namor returned to Atlantis, slew Zoran, and imprisoned Kamar next to Nitro while General Argos watched.
(Sub-Mariner III#6 (fb)) - Namor gassed Kamar and Nitro in their cells, then chained Kamar to the throne. He amplified Nitro's powers in order to destroy the city of Atlantis, which had been abandoned, with Kamar on the throne as the city's final king. Kamar remained defiant until just before his death when he pleaded for help, but Nitro exploded, killing him.
(Sub-Mariner III#1) - SHIELD found the corpse on the throne in the ruins on Atlantis and assumed it to be Namor's.
(Sub-Mariner III#2) - SHIELD performed an autopsy on the body and believed it to be Namor's.
(Sub-Mariner III#4 - BTS) - Further studies showed that the body wasn't Namor's.
Comments: Created by Matt Cherniss, Peter Johnson, and Phil Briones.
Profile by Chadman.
Kamar has no known connections to
(Sub-Mariner III#1 (fb)) - A young girl in Bentonville, Kansas, Mary went to a parade with her father when an explosion went off, killing them all.
--Sub-Mariner III#1 (Sub-Mariner III#1 (fb)
(Sub-Mariner III#2 (fb)) - A city worker in Seattle, Washington, Marv investigated high water levels in the sewer when some Atlanteans approached and killed him.
--Sub-Mariner III#2 (Sub-Mariner III#2 (fb)
(Sub-Mariner III#4 (fb)) - John was among the employees of Unocorp in Seattle, Washington, killed by suffocation from the Atlanteans' Extractor device.
--Sub-Mariner III#4 (Sub-Mariner III#4 (fb)
(Sub-Mariner III#1 (fb) - BTS) - Jacob Anderson, age 34, a married father of two who lived near Bentonville, Kansas, was impaled by Atlantean terrorists from behind and killed. They carved gills into his neck.
(Sub-Mariner III#1 (fb)) - SHIELD found Jacob's body and Iron Man (Tony Stark) investigated.
--Sub-Mariner III#1 (Sub-Mariner III#1 (fb) - BTS, 1 (fb)
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Sub-Mariner III#6, p15, pan6 (main)
Sub-Mariner III#5, p3, pan1 (2nd)
Sub-Mariner III#1, p7, pan3 (Mary)
Sub-Mariner III#2, p12, pan2 (Marv)
Sub-Mariner III#4, p13, pan6 (John)
Sub-Mariner III#1, p7, pan3 (Jacob Anderson)
Sub-Mariner III#1-6 (August, 2007-January, 2008) - Matt Cherniss, Peter Johnson (writers), Phil Briones (penciler/inker), Warren Simons (editor)
Last updated: 12/06/07
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