Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The New Warriors Part 7 Meet Namorita Prentiss a Princess of the Sea

Namorita or Nita to her friends, story is complicated. Long before she became involved with Night Thrasher and his newly formed super group, she had spent many long years enjoying a carefree life as an Atlantean Princess.

Nita looked and acted like she was in her late teens, BUT was in fact a lot older. Due to her unique genetic nature, she was a Human - Atlantean hybrid, she appeared to age much slower than normal Humans.

Namorita was the daughter of  Talan, a Full Blooded Atlantean, and Namora a Human - Atlantean  Hybrid herself...... or so Nita believed and thought.

Nita's mother was Royal Born herself. She like her cousin Namor was a result of a Human - Atlantean relationship.  Like Namor, Namora or Aquaria Nautica Neptunia to use her full title  had pink skin and ankle wings, and was nearly as powerful as her cousin Prince Namor.
Royal Cousins Prince Namor & Princess Namora during the 1930's

Namor and Namora ( a nick name she had been given to honour   her cousin) had first met in their teens. And after many years of being close both realised that their love for each other was as Brother and Sister.  Also, as both of them were Pink skinned, and Namor was heir to the throne of Atlantis, the Atlantean Council believed that Princess Namora was not a suitable bride for the Prince.

However, this did not stop the two enjoying each others company and teaming up to fight and protect the people of the undersea nation of Atlantis.
The Avenging Son and Daughter of Atlantis during the 1940's

After the end of W W 2, Namora fell in love and was married to Talan. Talan was a member of the Atlantean  royal family.  Due to Namora's  Hybrid nature she found she was unable to conceive naturally with her husband, much to their disappointment. Namora tracked down a  rogue Atlantean scientist  and asked him for help. His solution was simple, but would be dangerous and illegal.  He cloned Namora , also infusing genes from some of Atlantis's greatest warriors into the baby Namora clone and placed the child in  Namora's womb so to appear as she was born naturally. Talan knew nothing of how his daughter Namorita was actually conceived, believing she was his own. Cloning in Atlantean society  was outlawed, so Namora kept this fact a secret from all, even her "Daughter" Namorita.

When Nita was growing up she lost both of her parents. Her Father Talon was killed in an explosion when she was three, and her Mother Namora was poisoned and died when Nita was in her early teens.
Alone and looking for a purpose she met her Mother's cousin Namor (who had himself disappeared for many years. )  Namor decided that he would take his little cousin under his wing, and would act as her guardian and father figure.

The Young Namorita and her guardian Namor

 However, Namor knew that his was a life of danger and having Nita close to him opened her up to unnecessary dangers. His solution was simple.

Before and during the W W 2, Namor had had a on off relationship with a Human called Betty Dean now  Prentiss

During the 1940's Namor had met a young surface woman called Betty Dean. Both remained very close over the next decade, sharing adventure and romance. Betty would have been the idea mate for Namor, or so he believed, she was strong willed and feisty. However, he knew due to her being a Surface dweller, the Atlantean people would not accept her as a mate. Also due to Namor's slowing ageing process, they both knew that whilst she would age and eventually die, Namor would look younger and live much longer. When the couple parted they still remained friends,

Namor decided that Betty Dean, now married and called Prentiss would be the ideal guardian for Nita. She had the qualities he liked, she would be able to provide a positive mother roll model for Nita, and he knew she would up hold the ideals that were important to him.

Betty agreed to look after Namorita, and under Betty's guidance she enrolled in High School and learnt about life as surface dweller, and with this came a greater understanding for Humans. At first Nita was not happy to be dumped with Betty, she wanted adventure, but as time went on she realised that Namor had made a good decision and that Betty always put Nita's welfare first.

As time went on,  the young Atlantean  regarded Betty as her Adopted Mother. After Betty's death to honour her "Mother"  Nita asked if she could adopt Betty's family name as hers. Thus Namorita became Namorita Prentiss. Now she had the names of the People most important to her as her own.

Namorita at home above or beneath the Ocean 

Namor always over protective of his younger cousin would go on to offer Nita a place with him at his company, Oracle Incorporated, as well as a place as a co ruler of Atlantis.  Nita unlike Namor felt at one in or out of the water, and this reflected her views on the divide between the Surface dwellers and the people of the undersea world of Atlantis. This did not always sit well with Namor, BUT he felt that her unique views were honourable.

 However, whilst Nita was attending studies at Empire State University in New York she would be drawn in becoming a member of a new super human team.

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Next time the team comes together for the first time.


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