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Subj: Re: Defender of Gaea
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 at 03:43:31 am EST (Viewed 104 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Defender of Gaea
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 at 11:37:44 am EST (Viewed 116 times)

    This would interest ME but would it interest the average comics fan?

I think that it depends how it is done. John Byrne nearly went into that direction when he started his Namor run and it interested some of the readers. Of course, back then, it was easier because you had one of the best 1980s pencillers on the title at the same time as well. (^_^')

    I don't even know if he's an antihero at all. He's the hero of Atlantis, straight up, no "anti" in it whatsoever. Similar to Super Skrull and Captain Glory, who are heroes of their respective civilizations. Granted, all of these civilizations (including Atlantis) are antagonistic to Homo sapiens. I almost want to coin a different term. What was Hector in the Iliad? He was the hero of Troy, and Troy was antagonistic to the Greeks, who were Homer's audience, yet Hector is always portrayed as brave and true. Was Hector an antihero?

Clearly, it is an ethical question which is very hard to answer. \:\-\)
I suppose that you could say the same about Deviants, Dire Wraiths or even worshippers of dark gods & demons.

    I can sort of see Faeries, given his ears, although Atlanteans in general have pointed ears, I think. Also I guess you see Faeries as somehow related to the Greek gods. But what would be the link to the Inhumans?

The name of Attilan could imply that the Inhumans may have known the Atlanteans (or even descendants of Pre-Cataclysmic Atlantis ?) for a very long time. Also, Triton looks a bit like an ancient Lemurian and the Terrigen Mists might have activated latent Homo Mermamus's DNA ?

More than that, I think that Namor could be like Storm.
Some doctors of medicine noticed that Ororo's appearance is unique : her eyes, the color of her skin & her hair ... like she has a mixed origin of all people on Earth. Since she is a weather controlling mutant & a natural born shaman, she has a unique connection to Mother Nature. It is also implied that, like Scarlet Witch, she has a mystical potential which interacts with the way her powers work.

It was never really explained why & how Namor can fly with his small wings. Some think that it is only a mutation. Is it really ?
What if he was chosen by Gaea to be who he is ?

    That is how he is almost always portrayed, I think, except for when he acts out of friendship, loyalty, or debt.

Yes, I see Namor as some Marvel version of a Nietzschean superman.
In a way, Modern Age Doom & Magneto stole his thunder.

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