THE SUB-MARINER
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Namor

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) Atlantean

Occupation: Prince of Atlantis

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Captain America, Dr. Blake, Doctor Strange, Ms. Lion, Namorita, Shanna the Jungle Queen, Spider-Friends (Firestar/Angelica Jones, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Spider-Man/Peter Parker)

Enemies: Caesar Cicero, the Chameleon,  Dr. Everett, Hammerhead, J. Jonah Jameson, Kingpin, Man Mountain Marko, Silvermane

Known Relatives: Namorita (cousin)

Aliases: "Crazy Flying Fish," the Prince of Atlantis, Prince of the Blood

Base of Operations: Atlantis 

First Appearance: Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "7 Little Superheroes" (October 17, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: The Sub-Mariner can breathe underwater like all Atlantians. He also possesses superhuman strength and the ability to fly. He grew weaker the longer he was out of contact with water. 

Height: 6'2" (see comments)
Weight: 278 lbs. (see comments)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "7 Little Superheroes" (fb) - BTS) - At one point, the Sub-Mariner crossed paths with the Chameleon and foiled the criminal's plans. He did this enough to earn the villain's ire.




(Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "7 Little Superheroes") - The Sub-Mariner arrived at Wolf Island Manor ahead of the Spider-Friends, having been invited to the mansion alongside other superheroes. He broke through the ice sheet Iceman created upon his arrival, causing both the mutant and Spider-Man to crash into a heap. Sub-Mariner arrogantly looked down at both heroes, remarking he thought the invitation was "for super beings, not super freaks." When the rest of the invited heroes arrived, the Chameleon revealed himself as both their host and supposed executioner. Namor remarked the party ceased to amuse him and tried to leave but found the entire island surrounded by a force field that drove him back to the ground. When the Chameleon's voice rang out about them being trapped, the heroic group split up, with Namor remarking that said choice of action was the safest.

Exploring the house, Namor found a room containing what appeared to be a pool. Deciding to replenish his strength, he dove in. Unfortunately, the pool was filled with alcohol and not water. Dehydrated, Namor tried to fly out of the room but the Chameleon ignited the pool. The flames drove Namor to crash. Captured by the Chameleon, Namor was kept secure in the mansion's dungeon under a heat lamp. He was soon freed when Spider-Man turned the lamp's focus to the ice entombing the captured Firestar. The subsequent water from the melting ice flowed over the Atlantian prince, reviving him. He, in turn, smashed the control box that kept Dr. Strange, Captain America and Shanna the Jungle Queen captive in a cage. When Spider-Man captured the Chameleon, Namor flew away with the group when told of the mansion's imminent explosion. 

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Wraith of the Sub-Mariner") - Namor and his cousin Namorita were swimming in the waters near New York on a sightseeing tour when Namorita swam through waters tainted by the pollution resulting from a dissolving super solvent created by scientist Dr. Everett on behalf of the Kingpin. When Namorita left him, he went in search. Finding her in the tentacles of a mutated octopus, Namor battled the creature. Easily dispatching the monster, Namor took his injured cousin to Metro Hospital, where he demanded the services of a physician. Giving her over to the care of Dr. Blake, the Sub-Mariner went on a rampage downtown as revenge on the surface world. His actions brought him in conflict with Spider-Man. Namor was soon knocked unconscious when he ripped a smokestack off a nearby roof and the fumes overcame him. Rescued by Spider-Man, the prince was revived when Spider-Man had some children spray him with water from a nearby fire hydrant.


Recovered, the Sub-Mariner thanked Spider-Man for saving him and declared himself in the hero's debt. He then swore to continue his war on the surface world for their pollution. He did reconsider his position when Spider-Man pointed out that waging war wouldn't change too many minds. Sub-Mariner eventually decided to go to the press to try and change people's minds. To this end, he broke into publisher J. Jonah Jameson's office when the owner of the Daily Bugle was about to start smoking a new batch of cigars. Disgusted at the man's personal habit, the Sub-Mariner tossed the cigars out the window before flying off with a panicking Jameson in his arms. He took the man on a tour of areas hit by pollution including a ruined farm and a beach. He stopped his flight over a yacht which just happened to be the meeting place of the Kingpin and three other mob heads (Caesar Cicero, Hammerhead, Silvermane), whose labs had generated the pollution that had harmed Namorita, as they tossed Spider-Man into the bay. Leaving Jameson stuck on a flagpole, Namor vowed to teach the polluters a lesson.

Confronting the men, the Sub-Mariner realized from their remarks about "dropping a spider" they were referring to Spider-Man. Leaving the men alone to aid Spider-Man, Namor rescued Spider-Man from the watery depths and vowed to hunt down the men behind the pollution. That night, the Sub-Mariner flew over the water, noticing it smelled the same as the pollution that had harmed his cousin and now the yacht by melting a hole in its deck. Tracking the pollution to its source, the Sub-Mariner tackled a large machine that was pouring waste into the water and bent the shaft backwards, blocking it. Tracing the pollution to the Kingpin's mansion lab, he burst in and demanded a confrontation with the Kingpin. Kingpin's mobster ally Silvermane sent Man Mountain Marko to fight the enraged monarch. Namor easily tossed the thug across the room before turning his fury to Silvermane. Grabbing the old man by the scruff of the neck, Namor tossed him over the furniture. The Kingpin then trapped Namor in an electrified net, which managed to knock the monarch out. He was then tied up over a vat of the Kingpin's dissolvent, with the chemical fumes slowly dissolving the ropes. He was saved when Spider-Man pushed the vat under his feet away and revived him with a nearby water cooler. Together with Spider-Man, the two overturned the dissolvent vat and stood back as the chemical melted the Kingpin's mansion. When Spider-Man pulled the unconscious Kingpin out of the bay after his failed escape attempt, Namor remarked it would have been a fitting end to leave the crime boss to the mutated monsters under the water's surface.

The next day, Namor and Spider-Man went back to the hospital. Leaving with Namorita by his side, Namor thanked Spider-Man and Dr. Blake for their work but still swore to keep an eye on their world from time to time. He raised an eyebrow at Namorita's remarks about humans not being so bad.

Comments: Created by Doug Booth and Marvel Productions, Ltd. (see Appearances list for list of artists involved).

According to a few online sources, Namor was voiced by Vic Perrin in the '81 Spider-Man series and William Woodson in Amazing Friends. Namorita was voiced by B.J. Ward.

There's a brunette nurse with Dr. Blake who might be Jane Foster. Speaking of the good doctor, there's no mention of Thor having a secret identity in his only other appearance. He was voiced by Jack Angel.
Despite no mention of Thor having a secret identity in his other appearance, it seems very likely that the lame-legged Dr. Blake is still Dr. Donald Blake. - Proto-Man

Dr. Everett might be a reference to Bill Everett, Namor's creator.

His stats are from his 616 counterpart.

The Dr. Blake that treated Namorita was likely a reference to Dr. Donald Blake, especially given that he walked with a cane, Earth-616 Thor's original Earthly alter ego. No direct connection was made between Dr. Blake and Thor on Earth-8107 but it seems likely they could be one in the same. Then again, the lame-legged Dr. Blake could still exist separately from Thor. We're never told for sure. - Proto-Man

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-8107's Sub-Mariner has no known connections to:


Namorita

Namor's cousin, Namorita was swimming with him in the waters near New York. She left to find some fish when she swam into the chemical runoff from the Kingpin's lab. She quickly passed out and was taken by a mutated octopus. Rescued from the octopus by the Sub-Mariner, Namorita was taken to Metro Hospital, where she was treated by Dr. Blake. She was resting in a hospital bed when Dr. Blake commented on her condition. When she later recovered, she flirted with Spider-Man and tried to take his mask off before leaving with Namor, buoyant at the idea of keeping an eye on the surface world, as she thought men were cute.

Namorita, like her cousin Namor, could breathe underwater and had superhuman strength and flight.


-- Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner"


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Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "7 Little Superheroes" (Sub-Mariner main image, headshot, falling from the sky, laying in water)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner" (Namorita, Sub-Mariner holding Namorita, Sub-Mariner making a fist)


Appearances:
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "7 Little Superheroes" (October 17, 1981) - Doug Booth (writer), Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Tom Tholen, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bob Foster (layouts), Jan Green, Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Schaffer, Don Shepard, Hank Tucker, Warren Tufts (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Arthur Vitello (animation directors)
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner" (February 20, 1982) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)


First Posted: 01/22/2019
Last updated: 01/30/2019

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