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Namor vs. Aquaman: Who Is The True King Of The Seven Seas?

DC and Marvel are the two biggest superhero franchises and comics of today. And also have a huge fandom. This makes the characters in the comics and movies a subject of debate. As many of DC and Marvel characters are somewhat similar in nature, fans argue about who did it better. The DC VS. Marvel battle is an endless one and there is no one way to settle it. Fans of both franchises favor the one they like. Aquaman and Namor are two of the most compared characters. Namor of Marvel and Aquaman of DC, both are the rulers of the Seven Seas. Both of them have unique abilities and skills that make them the best in their story. But what if the two were brought together to see who is the true king of the Seven Seas? Let’s try and draw a comparison.

Namor by Marvel

Namor by Marvel
Namor by Marvel

Also known as the Sub-Mariner, Namor McKenzie first made his comic book debut in Marvel Comics #1, the cover dated in 1939. He was created by Bill Everett for comic book packager Funnies Inc. In fact, soon after his debut Sub-Mariner was among the top three characters of Timely, along with Captain America and Human Torch. He is the mutant son of a human sea captain and a princess of Atlantis.

As he is the son of the Atlantis princess, he has the super abilities of the Homo Mermanus race. Which includes super-strength and aquatic abilities. Also, he has the powers like a mutant, which includes being able to fly. Namor, unlike Aquaman, isn’t a God, but an antihero. He is good-natured but ruthless. He has no mercy for the surface dwellers who have wronged his kingdom. Namor seeks vengeance against the wrongdoers. The antihero is said to be the first mutant of Marvel.

Aquaman by DC

Aquaman by DC
Aquaman by DC

In the DC comics, Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. Arthur Curry is the superhero of DC comics. He first debuted in More Fun Comics #73, in November 1941.  Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger created the character for the comic book. During the Silver Age period, he is portrayed as one of the founding members of the Justice League. In the 1960s, the character’s animated version made a lasting impression on the fans. That is when he became one of the most recognized superheroes in DC.

Aquaman has the ability to breathe underwater and communicate with marine life. He can summon them from a great distance. Also, the character can survive in the harshest of environments underwater. He can withstand attacks and even gunfire based on his physical build-up. He can swim at very high speed. But he grows weak when he stays on land for too long. He can use telepathic abilities to control marine beings.

Who Is The True King Of The Seven Seas?

Aquaman vs Namor
Aquaman vs Namor

Both Aquaman and Namor are quite similar and have undergone a number of changes over the years. The two are strong in their own ways but when it comes to drawing a comparison between the two, Aquaman might be victorious. As the superhero is faster and less erratic. Also, he has abilities like healing and durability that give him an upper hand. Though this is not the end of the argument and both are the kings of their own Seven Seas.

Related: Oldest Surviving Piece of Marvel Comics Original Art Stars Namor

Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.