Building off of JR's "Big Question" from last week this weeks poll position is a classic verses battle between DC's and Marvel's opposing kings of the sea. I want to know who you think would win an all out knock down drag out battle between Aquaman and Namor the Sub Mariner ?
IMO, sadly, namor, because he was just created to be “like aquaman, but better”.
He is stronger, tougher, he also has a trident, he also commands sea monsters… Oh, and he flies, too.
Actually, Namor came first, believe it or not. That said, I still support AC!
Problem Namor would have is he has to much pride and arrogance, he’d under-estimate Aquaman. Plus he can’t telepathically talk to sharks.
Aquaman, do we even need to discuss this?
Aqua Man. 1) Can control sharks, orcas, dolphins and other potentially distractive sea creatures. 2) Better taste in women. 3) Doesn’t look like he was dressed by Elton John and Mark Spitz. (who for the record I admire but neither, IMO, has that much fashion sense.)
Gotta vote Aquaman. I never met a diehard Namor fan and never heard of him till now.
Kick his @$$, Art! Watch them wings, don’t let him get to the surface! Use the flying fish! The flying fish!
Wow, so far this is the first vs battle I’ve ever seen between these two guys where Aquaman is actually winning. lol Personally, I like Aquaman waaaay more than Namor, but given their individual power levels, Aquaman would have a veeeeery tough time taking on Namor. That is not to say that Namor would have an easy time with Aquaman, but he would have the strength advantage in water. Out of the water, Aquaman could potentially lure him into a trap. Unless I’m mistaken, Namor’s strength fades significantly the longer his is out of the water, whereas Arthur’s stays the same.
Aquaman – aka Arthur Curry. Atlantean-Human Hybrid. Recognized heir of the Kingdom of Atlantis, but has met resistance from her citizens based on his mixed heritage. Has since tried to make his home on the surface world to connect with his human side. Knows he is sometimes seen as an almost useless B-lister, still helps humanity, hoping to reverse that perception of him, while not getting preachy about it. Member of the JLA, and has, apart from Darkest Night where he was possessed by the Black Lantern ring (along with numerous other characters), been considered a hero.
Submariner – aka Namor McKenzie. Atlantean-Human-Mutant hybrid (because that’s a thing now). Recognized heir of the Kingdom of Atlantis, but has met resistance from her citizens based on his mixed heritage. Feels superior to humans, and does not transition well into the surface world. More often wears the anti-hero hat than that of the true hero, and on some occasions, played the villain. Has repeatedly tried to abduct Susan Storm-Richards.
Yeah, I’m not saying that I know for a fact that Aquaman would beat Submariner. I’m just saying that if this fight were to go down, I know who I’d be rooting for.
Tough call. Namor has been around for two years before Aquaman. I would say his biggest advantage over Aquaman is that he can fly. Namor can summon sea monsters, but I’m not sure of his level of control over them. Aquaman on the other hand, can control all manner of ocean life and has been shown to have near Superman-level strength under water and has actually lifted the entire city of Atlantis. His biggest drawback is that for much of his existence, he was treated as a joke. In an all out one on one, no holds barred, if the fight stayed under water, I’d give it to Aquaman. If they took the fight to the surface, I think Namor can last longer out of the water than Aquaman, so he would get the edge there, though they both get considerably weaker the longer they are out of the water. To be honest, I haven’t read a comic with either of them in ages, so I’m not up on the latest changes/makeovers/retcons, etc.
Aquaman is en vogue again? I remember when he was the lame duck of the Superfriends (lol). I have to go with Prince Namor, the Submariner. He is the original, and newer versions of Aquaman kinda stole his schtick with the ‘war on man for hurting the oceans’. Back in the day Mr. Curry was Mr. Nice Guy, whereas the Submariner has always been brutal.