Time for another super hunk!!! This time we dive beneath the waves to get a closer look at Marvel's aquatic hottie,
PRINCE NAMOR, AKA THE SAVAGE SUB-MARINER
Costume/Appearance: Namor's costume is, in a word, minimal.
It's easy to point out the skimpy outfits that female comic characters wear, but in truth the most revealing outfit is actually donned by a dude who was created in 1939. Namor usually only wears a speedo when he fights. And because this isn't quite flamboyant enough, he has little white wings on his ankles.
Lately he's been wearing a more conservative black costume, which retains the best elements of his embarassing 1970s suit with the little yellow wings. Lord.
And let's talk about those Greta Garbo eyebrows. They are awesome.
The whole package is pretty fabulous, if not a little, y'know...homo mermanus.
Personality: I'm not going to pretend that Namor isn't a giant asshole. He really is. But heavy is the head that wears the crown, and maybe we'd all be cranky if we were the crown prince of an advanced underwater society. Or maybe he's just a douche.
I wouldn't change a thing about Namor though. It's all about confidence, which our Sub-Mariner has in spades. When he looks at you from under those pointy eyebrows and that widow's peak and asks if you'd like to see the royal scepter, you say YES. Just ask Sue Storm. She knows what I'm talking about.
Frankly, whenever Namor says anything you say "yes" because the way he talks is awesome.
I would love to hear a debate between Namor and Thor.
On the negative side...he has a bit of a temper.
Yes, he's a dick. But he's got an exotic David Bowie quality that captures our hearts.
Day Job: He is the monarch of Atlantis. It looks pretty good on the ol' resume.
Sexiness of Super Powers: You wouldn't think that flight would be a included in the underwater superhero package, but it is for Namor! Depending on what era of Namor we're talking about, he can also either just be really strong and invulnerable, or he can call of the abilities of any underwater creature (ie - electric eel).
His powers, for the most part, are only operating when he is wet. This is funny. I like any hero who needs to be wet and shirtless at all times.
I would also like to mention that Namor's entry contains what is possibly the greatest sentence on Wikipedia:
Later, Namor lost his ankle-wings when he released a mutagenic scrambler within the animated garbage-monster Sluj.
Incidentally, an almost identical sentence can be found in the Wikipedia entry for Harry Truman.
Cons: Namor's past love interests include an evil chick, his own cousin, and Mr Fantastic's wife.
FINAL SCORE: 30/40
Oh, suck it up, Subby! That's not a bad score at all...considering your pointy...everything.