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Namor (born Ch'ah Toh Almehen and known by his people as K'uk'ulkan) is the ancient Talokanil mutant ruler of Talokan. He was the first Talokanil that was born and was a mutant meaning that, unlike the rest of his kind, Namor does not turn blue when he leaves he water, he can breathe outside of the water without apparatus, and has pointed ears and winged ankles.


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Character traits[]

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Powers and Abilities[]


  • Talokanil Physiology: As a Talokanil, Namor possesses superhuman attributes, such as superhuman strength, durability, speed, agility, reflexes, stamina, senses, an accelerated healing factor and longevity. Namor is capable of breathing underwater, by absorbing the oxygen of the water through his skin, similar to a jellyfish.
    • Superhuman Strength: Namor is much stronger than normal humans and Talokanil. According to M'Baku, Namor's strength possibly rivals that of even Hulk's at his basic-strength level. During his confrontation against Black Panther, Namor was able to overpower her despite the fact that he was in a severely weakened state at the time.
    • Superhuman Durability: Namor is far more durable than normal humans and Talokanil. He is able to withstand the immense underwater pressures. During Namor's confrontation against Black Panther, he was able to withstand several of her blows despite the fact that he was in a severely weakened state at the time.
    • Superhuman Speed: Namor is much faster than normal humans and Talokanil. He was able to get from the Atlantic Ocean to Wakanda in a matter of hours.
    • Superhuman Agility: Namor is far more agile than normal humans and Talokanil.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Namor's reflexes are much faster than normal humans and Talokanil.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Namor possesses far more stamina than normal humans and Talokanil, allowing him to remain physically active for long periods of time.
    • Superhuman Senses: Namor's senses are far more greatly developed than normal humans and Talokanil. He can see and hear, as well as pick up even the faintest of sounds, over several miles away.
      • Night Vision: Due to Namor's superhuman senses, he can see clearly in the dark.
    • Accelerated Healing Factor: Namor's metabolism allows him to heal much faster, more extensively and efficiently than normal humans and Talokanil.
    • Superhuman Immunity: Due to Namor's accelerated healing factor, he is immune to most, if not all types of diseases, illnesses, sickness, drugs, poisons, toxins, radiation, disorders, disabilities, etc. Namor is also immune to extremely cold temperatures and environments.
    • Superhuman Longevity: Namor ages much slower than normal humans and Talokanil. Despite being born in the late 16th century and living up to 2024, he still maintains the physical appearance of a man in his prime. As of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Namor is now over 400 years old.
  • Mutation: Namor was the first born Talokanil, he was already in his mother's womb when she ingested the Talokanil Herb which caused a mutation in him giving him abilities that his fellow Talokanil did not possess.
    • Flight: Due to the wings on both of his ankles, Namor is able to fly at amazing speeds and altitudes.
    • Aquatic Breathing: Namor is capable of breathing both on land and in the water.


  • Master Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Namor is a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
  • Master Spearman: Namor is a highly skilled spearman.
  • Master Tactician: Namor is a highly skilled tactician.
  • Multilingualism: Namor's native tongue is Yucatec Maya, but he can also speak English and Spanish fluently.


  • Dehydration: Although Namor can stay out of the water far longer than normal Talokanil, he has to eventually return to the water in order to rejuvenate his superhuman attributes.
  • Intense Heat: If Namor is exposed to extremely warm temperatures for long periods of time, he becomes severely weakened.


  • Spear: Namor can proficiently wield a spear in combat.



Behind the scenes[]

  • Development of a film based on Namor began at Marvel Studios in April 1997, when Philip Kaufman was negotiating to direct the film, entitled Namor: Sub-Mariner. Kaufman was developing the film the next month when he revealed it would tackle environmental issues by depicting Namor as having "bad feelings" towards the land residents of Earth over ecological concerns. By July 1999, Sam Hamm was in negotiations to write the script. In June 2001, Universal Pictures entered negotiations to gain the rights for Namor, with then Marvel Studios President Avi Arad and Kevin Misher set to produce the film. Arad felt the film could explore environmental issues such as oil spills, underwater bomb testing, pollution, and global warming. By then, writers were being searched for the project. Universal hired David Self to write the script in July 2002 for an intended 2004 release. The following month, Randall Frakes was revealed to have worked on the script for Namor, the Sub-Mariner at Saban Entertainment.
  • By July 2004, Marvel and Arad entered negotiations for Chris Columbus to direct the project, and he signed on as director and producer of Sub-Mariner by that December, developing it through his production company 1492 Pictures. Self was also set to executive produce. The film was slated for a 2007 release. However, Columbus said in November 2005 that he was unlikely to make the film. In September 2006, Universal and Marvel Studios hired Jonathan Mostow to write and direct The Sub-Mariner, with the film following Namor discovering he is a prince of Atlantis who is key in a war between the modern surface world and the underwater world. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said the heart of the film's story would be "tempered" with Namor being stuck between those two worlds. Mostow said The Sub-Mariner was still in active development in August 2009 and that they were still working on getting the script right. He also explained that Universal kept renewing the option to produce the property.
  • Marvel Entertainment's chief creative officer (CCO) Joe Quesada said in May 2012 that to his knowledge, Marvel Studios held the film rights to Namor. In August 2013, Feige said that Universal still held the rights to Namor and that the character would not appear in Marvel Studios' Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) at that time because of it. In March 2014, Feige said the rights to Namor were a "little complicated", while The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit revealed in May that Marvel held the Namor rights and not Universal. That July, Feige clarified that Marvel could make a Namor film, instead of Universal and Legendary Pictures as was rumored, but noted there were older contracts with other parties that needed to be worked out before they moved forward with a film. In June 2016, Quesada said Marvel had rights to Namor. The Sub-Mariner was listed as a project entering production in February 2017. In April 2018, Feige reiterated Namor's rights were complicated, with Universal holding the distribution rights, and said in October that Namor could appear in the MCU and that Marvel Studios was deciding if and when he could. Michael Waldron stated that there were talks about including Namor in the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as a member of the Illuminati, but his inclusion was dropped because Marvel Studios has other plans for the character.
  • Before Tenoch Huerta Mejía was cast as Namor, Michael Phelps, Daniel Dae Kim, Brian Tee, Dwayne Johnson, Henry Golding and David Boreanaz were all considered for the role.
  • WWE Superstar Luis Martinez also known as Damian Priest was approached for "a significant role" for the studio in the sequel for both either Namor or his right-hand man, Attuma. 
  • To prepare for his role of Namor, Tenoch Huerta Mejía had to learned a Mayan language.
  • Tenoch Huerta, who plays the ruler of an underwater kingdom, didn't know how to swim. When Ryan Coogler offered him the role and asked about his swimming skills, Huerta simply replied, "I've never drowned before." He took swimming lessons afterwards in preparation for the role.


  • In the comics, Namor was the first mutant in existence.


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