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#1 Edited by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, it seems I have to be specific, I mean you just adopt said character's lifestyle, you still have your own personality.

#2 Posted by SmashBrawler (5639 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman

#3 Posted by Flopsop200 (168 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor

#4 Posted by CODYSF (2053 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman is just a way better character then Namor any day.

#5 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4527 posts) - - Show Bio

#6 Edited by xybernauts (858 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of powers I'd chose Namor. He seems to have the better set of powers. Basically he's like Aquaman except he can fly and has animal mimicry, although I agree that Aquaman is the more interesting character.

Got these from the Marvel and DC Wikia...

Namor Powers and Abilities
Powers

Human/Atlantean Physiologyhomo mermanushomo superiorAmphibious Physiological Adaptation: Namor's body is specially developed for underwater conditions, granting him specialized blood circulation to withstand freezing temperatures and highly developed vision to see clearly even in murky ocean depths. This hybrid physiology means he can survive indefinitely underwater or on land, though he would still need occasional contact with water to survive.
  • Superhuman Strength: Like all Atlanteans, Namor is superhumanly strong but his physical strength is greater than that of any member of his superhuman race. The exact level of his strength is dependent upon his physical contact with water and his strength diminishes slowly the longer he is out of contact with it. Namor has in an occasion even knocked out the Savage Hulk , and to have broken through the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, knocking out Doctor Strange in the process. He was also able to go toe-to-toe with the Sentry . He has been seen several times lifting thousands of tons without effort. Furthermore his physical prowess is so great that he has been referred to as one of the most powerful beings on the planet.
  • Superhuman Speed: Namor can run and move at speeds greater than even the finest human athlete. His speed is greatest, however, while swimming. Whereas most Atlanteans can swim at speeds greater than 60 miles per hour, and has shown he can reach a speed of over 75 knots.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Namor's advanced musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of normal human beings, and most other Atlanteans for that matter. At his peak, Namor can physically exert himself for at least more than 24 hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him. Namor's stamina, much like his strength, steadily declines the longer he is out of contact with water and will diminish to the point where he only has slightly greater stamina than the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Agility: Namor's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete. He can perform acrobatic feats in the air sufficient to enable him to easily evade/dodge most military aircraft.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Namor's reflexes are similarly heightened and are superior to those of the finest human athlete since he can react at impressive levels of super speed-as demonstrated through his catching missiles and throwing them back at their point of origin.
  • Superhuman Durability: The tissues of Namor's body are much harder and more resistant to physical injury than those of normal human beings and most other Atlanteans. Namor can withstand tremendous impact forces, high caliber bullets, falls from orbital heights, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, blows from powerful superhumans and powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury.
  • Aquatic Healing: If he was somehow injured, Namor's body can heal damaged tissue faster and much more extensively than a human or most Atlanteans. Namor's accelerated healing is at it's peak while he is immersed in water and does diminish the longer he is out of contact with water or if he is completely dry.
  • Radiation Absorption: Namor can absorb certain levels of radiation. His potential is unknown, but the full power of the Radioactive Man is enough to rapidly drain him of his strength.
  • Extended Longevity: Atlanteans age much slower and live much longer than human beings with the average Atlantean lifespan being about 120 years. Namor, at this time, is considered to be in his physical prime.
  • Amphibious Breathing: Like all Atlanteans, Namor can breathe indefinitely underwater due to having gills located behind his ears. Unlike most Atlanteans, however, Namor can also breathe on land indefinitely as well without the aid of breathing devices whereas most Atlanteans can only survive being out of the water for a matter of minutes.
  • Aquatic Telepathy: Namor possesses a telepathic rapport with all, forms of marine life. He is able to mentally communicate with most forms of marine life and can mentally persuade them to do his bidding.
Augmented Vision: Namor's enhanced vision enables him to penetrate the ocean's depths and see through murky water.
Flight: Namor also possesses vestigial "wings" on both of his ankles, by which he seems to fly at the speed of escape velocity when exerting himself fully. His flight speed at "normal" levels is enough to enable Namor to outspeed military aircraft. Since the "wings" by themselves could never carry Namor, it has been speculated that he uses the wings for steering and flies in some other manner, perhaps by telekinesis. During the the times he's lost his ankle wings, he is unable to fly at all. Namor's ability to lift weights when flying is sufficient to enable him carry a fifty ton anchor with one hand without a discernible loss of speed/momentum.
Hydrokinesis/"Sprinkler System": During his first battle with the original Human Torch, Namor displayed the ability to extinguish himself when set alight, water spraying from his skin in a manner explicitly likened to a sprinkler system.
Animal Mimicry (Aquatic Life): The Sub-Mariner has the ability to mimic the characteristics of all the undersea creatures. Some of the abilities he has demonstrated are:
  • Sonar: Namor possesses a natural form of sonar.
  • Lateral Lines: Namor can detect subtle movement or vibrations around him, particularly underwater.
  • Bio-Electricity: Namor can discharge bio-electricity similar to an electric eel, but seldom uses it. He seems to be able to absorb certain energies and convert them into bio-electricity; blasts similar to his own such as from the Wasp seem easiest to absorb. It would appear that he needs to absorb energy from outside sources to produce a charge.
Abilities
Expert Combatant: Namor's extended lifespan and his involvement in numerous conflicts both under the sea and in human wars have granted him a great deal of experience in hand to hand combat. Growing up, he demonstrated natural skill in both armed and unarmed combat and likely received extensive training in both later on. He is a master swordsman, marksman, and is capable of wielding other weapons such as spears but rarely does so due to his preference of hand to hand combat.
Bold Diplomat: Namor is also a highly skilled leader and capable ruler.
Expert Tactician He is a highly accomplished tactician.
Multilingual: Namor speaks virtually every language on Earth.
Skilled Engineer: He is adept at designing and improving Atlantean technology.
Talented Business Executive: Ever since he was a teenager, he proved to be very adept in the field of business as it came easy to him.
Strength level
Class 100, Namor's vast strength is is such that he can lift over 100 tons when in contact with water. Underwater, his strength is virtually unmatched.
Aquaman Powers and Abilities
Powers
  • Atlantean Biological Adaptation: The Atlanteans are an offshoot of humanity that is biologically adapted to the deep ocean environment. For most Atlanteans, this means that can breathe underwater, endure the pressures of the deep (among other adaptations), and can only spend a very limited time out of water. He also possesses superhuman levels of strength, speed, endurance and durability, all by-products of his body being adapted to survive unprotected in the tremendous pressures of the ocean depths. Although other Atlanteans possess similar adaptations, Aquaman's royal lineage makes him a super-Atlantean as well as super-human, and as such he has greater physical capabilities than does a typical Atlantean.
  • Amphibious Nature: Aquaman, as an Atlantean, can breath underwater and on land. He can be immersed indefinitely without suffering any ill effects but being super-Atlantean due to his royal lineage, he can survive on land longer than an average Atlantean. This length can be extended by the humidity in the atmosphere but eventually prolonged dehydration will weaken him thus he must return to aquatic enviroment at various period.
  • Enhanced Sight: His ability to see in the murky depths of the ocean allows him exceptional night vision while on land. He has claimed that his eyes are adapted to see at 6,000 fathoms (or 36,000 feet below the surface of the water).
  • Superhuman Strength: Aquaman possesses superhuman strength on the order of 150 times human maximum, but his strength is always underrated, considering the company that he keeps. His strength is more than a match for most barriers such as wood, metals, brick or concrete walls. Only extremely durable metal reinforced barriers, have any chance of slowing him for any length of time. Aquaman frequently displays feats of Super-Atlantean (the average Atlantean can lift/press approximately 2 tons) and Superhuman strength. While not on par with Superman, he has proven capable of performing standing high jumps of 4 stories (both on land and from water), lifting and throwing a tank (at least 25 tons), and even managed to hold out for an incredible length of time against Wonder Woman in combat. His strength would appear somewhat dependent on how hydrated he is as he was capable of lifting a considerable chunk of a city block in Sub-Diego, and has proven capable of shifting an oil rig platform which would weigh thousands of tons as well.
  • Superhuman Endurance: Aquaman possesses strength and stamina that allows him to swim up to 150 mph for at least a 4 hour period without significant breaks for rest or recuperation.
  • Superhuman Durability: Aquaman's enhanced physiology enables him to withstand impacts that would kill and ordinary human, and critically injure an average Atlantean. He has been seen in ocean depths as deep as 20,000 feet (3.79 miles) below the surface of the water.It seems that Aquaman has been able to travel as deep as 36,000 feet (6.82 miles) considering that he claims that his eyes have been adapted to see at that depth. He is not completely durable against large fire arms, but is able to take a direct hit by small arms fire without incapacitation. Regular bullets are shown to make him bleed but otherwise glance off his thick skin.
  • Energy-Heat Resistance: Aquaman is extremely resistant to energy/heat based attacks as he has with stood multiple blasts from Amazo's heat vision, Black Manta's heat beams, and energy blasts from an OMAC.
  • Superhuman Speed: Aquaman's regular speed is approximately 100mph swimming underwater, although slightly less on the surface. In times of distress this has shown to drastically increase, and he has reached 1,000 knots.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: While no speedster, Aquaman's reflexes are superior to even near metahumans such as Deathstroke the Terminator, and his reflexes are on the order of 12-15 times faster than a normal human. Aquaman is probably the greatest swimmer in the world.
Aquaman demonstrates his ability to communicate with even the tiniest forms of sea-life.
  • Marine Telepathy: Aquaman has the ability to communicate directly with sea life and has done so throughout most of his life. Lately he possesses a greater range of control that can actually force sea creatures to obey his whims. Currently, he requests their assistance and they comply. He has chosen to continue to request since, if he forces them to comply, they will ultimately lose respect for him. He now also has access to a quantum field phenomenon called "the Clear". "The Clear" quantum phenomenon has been observed with the subject called the Swamp Thing who called it the Green or the Morphogenic Field of Animal Man (also called the Red). Aquaman is also an accomplished telepath in general and can perform such telepathic feats as mind to mind communication, mind probes, mental domination of a non-aquatic mind, and mental attacks. The potency of such mental domination is unclear but he has been seen to use his powers to great effect against the White Martians and Doctor Polaris.
  • Access to the Clear: Aquaman has the ability to sense the primal emotions of aquatic creatures through "The Clear". The Clear seems to function as a universal consciousness of all sea life. Via it he can communicate or command sea life on the other side of the planet. He can see what they see and much more what he is only beginning to realize. He can also push his telepathic powers to reach out to the higher land creatures to find that element of their brains that was once an aquatic dwelling creature. This may account for Aquaman's facility with language.
  • Sorcery (formerly) : His mutation into the Dweller of the Deep through a bargain with ancient sea gods gave him untold amounts of powerful ancient magics.
Abilities
  • Master Swimmer: Aquaman is a master swimmer. Perhaps the greatest there is.
  • Expert Combatant: Aquaman excels at hand-to-hand combat and overall martial ability.
  • Expert Tactician: He has an advanced strategic sense, and has natural leadership qualities.
  • Accomplished Diplomat: His natural autocratic nature does not suit him well in environments where democracy is an issue but Orin is a natural commander and his ability has served him well in the protection of Posidonis.
Strength level
An approximation of Aquaman's strength would put his lifting/pressing capacity of at least over 60 tons while on land, depending on how long he has been out of water. While hydrated sufficiently, Aquaman has twice proven capable of lifting weights in excess of 10,000 tons.
#7 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler said:

Aquaman

@Flopsop200 said:

Namor

Let the flame war begin.

Just joking, why do you choose who you choose?

#8 Posted by SmashBrawler (5639 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd: You could say it's because I like Aquaman more, but it's mostly because I'm more familiar with him.

#9 Posted by BushidoBlack (116 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor due to his abilities. He's much more powerful compared to Aquaman.

#10 Posted by Mini_Bat (99 posts) - - Show Bio

Have to say Aquaman, just because I never like Namor in anything I read

#11 Posted by ThexX (1567 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman mainly because of Mera (I have a thing for redheads)

#12 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8820 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman, better in every way I care.

#13 Posted by Vortex13 (12250 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman. I don't think I'd look good in a speedo.

#14 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman

I would have to commit suicide if I was an arrogant douche like Namor

#15 Posted by Flopsop200 (168 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd: I just like Namor's abilities better. Both characters are cool, night and day compared to each other.

#16 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman

#17 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5386 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor is that dude, although The New 52 has Aquaman growing on me.

#18 Posted by Roxasnelson14 (24 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman hands down" Namor kinda look dumb lol

#19 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

#20 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

For the record, I choose Namor.

#21 Posted by xtremekidx (576 posts) - - Show Bio

if im banging mera..............no contest

#22 Posted by Rheged (620 posts) - - Show Bio
@CODYSF said:

Aquaman is just a way better character then Namor any day.

 
Please.  No one ever says Namor is useless or has stupid powers -- he doesn't have to endlessly prove he's not a joke.  He's not a rip off another popular aquatic character.
 
Namor is the far more interesting character.
#23 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Would you have to take Namor's eyebrows?

#24 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor, douche who claims to be a king but somehow falls in line behind guys like Cap & Cyclops.

Aquaman, the butt of most comic jokes.

I guess i'll be the douche.

#25 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

Would you have to take Namor's eyebrows?

No.

#26 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

@CODYSF said:

Aquaman is just a way better character then Namor any day.

this

#27 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers: I'd rather be Orin. Aquaman may be "hated" by people who've never read his comic, but Namor is hated by some actual comic fans for being a prick.

Physical prowess: I'd be Namor

Other abilites: Aquaman; (water)hands down. Plus bagging Mera, so Orin gets two for this category.

Characterization: Aquaman, easily.

#28 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20155 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor

#29 Posted by Kiltro95 (295 posts) - - Show Bio

I say Aquaman if especially when he has the water bearer hand.

#30 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14595 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman due to lower douche level and better haircut.

#31 Posted by cameron83 (7202 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman

I think aquaman has better abilities (but namor takes it in strength)

#32 Posted by cameron83 (7202 posts) - - Show Bio

Also aquaman has telepathy beyond aquatic life

#33 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman, unlike Namor he isn't one of the most hated people in his universe.

#34 Posted by CrimsonCake (2677 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rheged said:

@CODYSF said:

Aquaman is just a way better character then Namor any day.

Please. No one ever says Namor is useless or has stupid powers -- he doesn't have to endlessly prove he's not a joke. He's not a rip off another popular aquatic character. Namor is the far more interesting character.

That's because Namor isn't as popular as Aquaman.

The only people who say he has useless powers are uninformed about comics.

Back then Marvel and DC were copying each other for ideas. Marvel even once made a character inspired by Aquaman ( I can't remember who this character is at the moment).

#35 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd said:

@fodigg said:

Would you have to take Namor's eyebrows?

No.

Namor then.

#36 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman

big ass fork

Imagine going to a spaghetti restaurant with that

#37 Posted by Spectre108 (269 posts) - - Show Bio
Any other questions?
#38 Posted by BlackArmor (6137 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman for a simple one word reason. 
 
Mera 

#39 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@ThexX said:

Aquaman mainly because of Mera (I have a thing for redheads)

#40 Posted by The Stegman (23977 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman for a few reasons  
 
1. I couldn't live being as douchey as Namor 
2. I wouldn't destroy an entire city to prove a point 
3. I get Mera 

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#41 Posted by ComicMan24 (147080 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman

#42 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman. Namor is a fool.

#43 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd rather be Namor.

#44 Edited by Rheged (620 posts) - - Show Bio
@CrimsonCake said:

@Rheged said:Please. No one ever says Namor is useless or has stupid powers -- he doesn't have to endlessly prove he's not a joke. He's not a rip off another popular aquatic character. Namor is the far more interesting character.


That's because Namor isn't as popular as Aquaman.

The only people who say he has useless powers are uninformed about comics.

Back then Marvel and DC were copying each other for ideas. Marvel even once made a character inspired by Aquaman ( I can't remember who this character is at the moment).

Popularity has nothing to do with it.
 
The only people that say Aquaman is a better character than Namor are uninformed about comics or are Aquaman fans.  I'm curious as to the name of this Marvel character that was based off Aquaman, as I don't recall any.

 Namor is the original character.  He not only inspired the creation of Aquaman, but he's the forerunner of most of comics anti-heroes even today.  Grant Morrison's Marvel Boy was inspired by Namor.  Geoff Johns clearly drew on Namor for his take on Black Adam.  

Heck, just look at this thread.  The reason why most folks want to be Aquaman has nothing to do with the character and everything to do with his hot wife!  Ironically, they want to be like Namor, and romance another man's wife.  LOL!
#45 Posted by tomlikesfries (4643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man said:

Aquaman

big ass fork

Imagine going to a spaghetti restaurant with that

LMAO

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#46 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomlikesfries: I would demand big ass meatballs

#47 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (883 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman

#48 Posted by davelecave (1113 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor

#49 Posted by CrimsonCake (2677 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rheged said:

@CrimsonCake said:

@Rheged said:Please. No one ever says Namor is useless or has stupid powers -- he doesn't have to endlessly prove he's not a joke. He's not a rip off another popular aquatic character. Namor is the far more interesting character.


That's because Namor isn't as popular as Aquaman.

The only people who say he has useless powers are uninformed about comics.

Back then Marvel and DC were copying each other for ideas. Marvel even once made a character inspired by Aquaman ( I can't remember who this character is at the moment).

Popularity has nothing to do with it. The only people that say Aquaman is a better character than Namor are uninformed about comics or are Aquaman fans. I'm curious as to the name of this Marvel character that was based off Aquaman, as I don't recall any. Namor is the original character. He not only inspired the creation of Aquaman, but he's the forerunner of most of comics anti-heroes even today. Grant Morrison's Marvel Boy was inspired by Namor. Geoff Johns clearly drew on Namor for his take on Black Adam. Heck, just look at this thread. The reason why most folks want to be Aquaman has nothing to do with the character and everything to do with his hot wife! Ironically, they want to be like Namor, and romance another man's wife. LOL!

Actually a lot of people here want to be Aquaman because they say that Namor is and I quote "A Douche". They know enough about Namor to decide whether they want to be him or not.

#50 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor, mostly due to the fact that if I was Aquaman I'd go villain after about an hour of putting up with the disrespect.