Namor's (Tenoch Huerta) origin story is significantly altered in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The MCU now has a new realm for Namor to rule over, a new theory for the origin of the underwater people, and even some updated superpowers for Talokan citizens, like hypnotic singing siren-like.

Wakanda Forever, however, adheres closely to the comic books in terms of Namor's mutant status. After all, Namor is far more powerful than his subjects in both the MCU and Marvel Comics.

But what mutant abilities does Namor possess in the MCU? And how is the Marvel Comics origin of the metahuman different from the MCU version? Let's explore the Sub-mysteries Mariner's now that Wakanda Forever is on the big screen.

Bill Everett invented Namor in 1939. The role was initially intended to be included in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1, a promotional comic book intended to be distributed at movie theatres.

But the idea quickly lost steam; just a small number of sample copies were printed. So, in Marvel Comics #1, which was released by Timely Comics, a forerunner of Marvel Comics, Namor made his first formal appearance.

That quick history lesson demonstrates Namor's actual age and the significance of the Sub-Mariner to Marvel Comics. Since Namor was one of the very first metahumans to appear in a Marvel Comics story, he deserves special mention.

Namor was also regarded for a while as the first mutant in Marvel Comics. Namor, who was created from an Atlantean princess and an American sea captain, possessed the abilities of the undersea population while also being able to breathe normally on land.

Thus, Namor possesses superhuman reflexes, an athlete's endurance, an atlantean's super strength, and a healing factor when submerged in water. Namor aged more slowly than other Marvel superheroes because Atlantians often live to be over one hundred.