Actor Tenoch Huerta arrives for Netflix's "Narcos: Mexico" Season 1 premiere in Los Angeles, California on November 14, 2018. - "Narcos: Mexico" launches globally on Netflix on Friday NOvember 16. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Who Is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's New Character? Namor Explained
Namor (Tenoch Huerta) will likely be a villain in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," but he may not remain so for the entirety of the film. This posit is based on Namor's origins and personality from the original Marvel Comics, which go back to the very beginning of the company's history.
Namor the Sub-Mariner was one of the very first superhero characters ever created by the company that was to become Marvel Comics. The Sub-Mariner was invented by artist and writer Bill Everett in 1939 for the unpublished anthology book "Motion Picture Funnies Weekly" #1, owned by a company called First Funnies, Inc.
Namor is the emperor of the undersea kingdom, and hates people who dwell on dry land. Throughout Namor's comic book history, he would constantly teeter on the brink of villainhood — never quite enacting doomsday ploys the way a villain might, but often behaving as a free agent in Marvel Comics, stymieing efforts of more openly righteous heroes.
His superpowers include superhuman strength, swimming at superhuman speeds and flying through the air. He can also communicate with sea animals and convince them to do his bidding. In earlier iterations of the character, Namor also had any powers possessed by undersea creatures; he could fling electricity like an eel or inflate his body like a puffer fish.