We know for a fact that Namor is going to be one of the most important characters in the MCU moving forward after making his debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. But not a lot of people are actually familiar with Namor and his work in the comics, considering that he probably isn’t one of the most popular Marvel characters. Nevertheless, Namor is pretty strong and is actually one of the toughest enemies of the Wakandans. So, how strong is Namor?
Namor is a mutant human and Atlantean hybrid, and that means that his physiology is superior to a lot of different characters in Marvel. His strength is incredible, as he can go toe-to-toe with the Hulk family members, who we know have near-unlimited strength levels. He is also impressively durable.
A lot of the things that make Namor so strong can be attributed to the fact that his physiology is simply impressive, even by Marvel standards. This makes him one of the strongest characters in terms of his natural physical abilities. Now, with that said, let’s get to know more about how strong Namor is and how well he compares to the other characters in Marvel.
How Strong Is Namor?
At this point, we are already quite familiar with Namor as he is an antagonist in the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie. But while his name has already become quite famous among different fans of the MCU, what you need to know is that he has always been a fixture in the Marvel Comics universe. Namor may not be incredibly popular when compared to the top heroes of Marvel, but he has always been a pretty prominent figure in this comic book universe.
As such, there aren’t a lot of people that are aware of just how strong Namor is. While we do know that the Wakandans are the most technologically superior people on Earth, there is a reason why Namor and his Atlanteans have always been a threat to them. Of course, that’s because Namor himself is already a force to be reckoned with. So, just how strong is Namor?
In the comics, Namor is actually a mutant human and Atlantean hybrid. He has the genetics of a human and an Atlantean, and that makes him superior to a lot of different Atlanteans. Of course, the Atlanteans in the Marvel Comics universe are actually aliens that migrated to Earth a long time ago.
Atlanteans are already stronger than regular people because of the fact that they can lift up to four tons. But Namor, thanks to his human genetics, is an even stronger variant of his own species as he is a lot stronger than regular Atlanteans.
In fact, Namor is not only a hybrid of a human and an Atlantean but is also carrying the mutant gene that can be found in humans. He is classified as an Alpha-level mutant due to his incredible physiology. Of course, the reason why he is considered a mutant is that much of his capabilities can be explained by the fact that he is a combination of a human and an Atlantean. But no one can explain why he can fly, and that is probably due to the fact that his human side is actually mutant.
Due to his incredible genetics, Namor’s physiology is naturally superior to a lot of humans and Atlanteans. In fact, he is probably the strongest Earth-based character that didn’t have to go through any transformations or supernatural events to become strong because he was simply born to be incredibly strong. Marvel lists him with a strength level of 6, which is just one point shy of the highest strength level possible in Marvel’s level scaling. To give you an idea of how impressive this strength level is, Spider-Man is listed at 4, even though we all know just how strong he is.
In that regard, there is no exact limit when it comes to Namor’s incredible strength, as he has shown time and time again in the comics that he is a powerhouse that can stand toe-to-toe with a lot of the strong characters in the comics. For instance, he was strong enough to actually fight on par with some of the members of the Hulk family. And he was even strong enough to actually hold his own against the Sentry, who is often considered the most powerful Earth-based character in Marvel Comics.
On top of that, Namor’s impressive physiology extends to his durability as well. In the comics, he was able to withstand a point-blank blast from the Silver Surfer, who is known as an incredibly powerful Marvel character that could kill a lot of different characters with a single blast. He is capable of withstanding damage from high-impact attacks, including bullets and extreme temperatures. His durability level is listed at 6 by Marvel, and that means that he is just about as durable as Thor, who is also listed at 6.
Namor may not be the fastest character, but he has shown himself to be quite fast in the sense that he is much faster than human athletes at their physical peak. And he can even swim so fast that his top speed in the water is 345 miles per hour.
While most of Namor’s capabilities are physical, he also has different tools in his bag of tricks. This includes the ability to fly, which is attributed to his mutant physiology. He can also telepathically communicate with all forms of marine life. The only downside is that Namor doesn’t have any energy projection abilities.
Nevertheless, the fact that Namor is an incredible physical specimen makes him a challenge to any other character in a straight fight. He is also a really good fighter that has been trained well in the art of close combat, and that makes him very dangerous as he is already a force to be reckoned with when it comes to his raw strength and physical capabilities.
How Does Namor Compare To Other Marvel Characters?
As strong as Namor may be, it is best to compare him to other prominent Marvel characters that he has faced in the comics or are likely similar to him in terms of their powers and abilities.
It is hard not to compare Namor to Black Panther because they clashed a few times in the comics and even in the movie. We know that the protector of Wakanda is empowered by the Heart-Shaped Herb and has strength levels that reach peak-human levels. However, Namor’s physiology is a lot superior compared to Black Panther’s.
Black Panther’s strength is only somewhere on par with Captain America. Meanwhile, Namor can go toe-to-toe with a Hulk. That means that, in terms of physical capabilities, Black Panther is nowhere near Namor’s level. The only advantage that Black Panther has is that he is a lot more intelligent and is a better fighter.
The Hulk is usually seen as the epitome of strength when it comes to the universe of Marvel Comics. That’s because he is often seen as a creature with near-unlimited strength, as he only gets stronger the angrier he gets. Of course, this puts him at a level above Namor in terms of his overall strength, as Hulk has a strength level of 7.
While Namor isn’t strong enough to reach Hulk’s strength level, he has shown the ability to fight the Hulk family on par. He was able to knock out She-Hulk in a fight when he struck from behind. Namor was also able to perform well against incredibly strong superheroes like the Hulk and Hercules, who are both stronger than him. As such, he isn’t someone that the Hulk can simply dismiss, as he is also a powerhouse in his own right.
Thor is one of the strongest characters in Marvel, as his strength is said to be the equal of the Hulk when he is at his peak. In that regard, there is no doubt that he is stronger than Namor in terms of the upper limits of his strength. But the fact that Namor can go toe-to-toe with a Hulk means that he could probably do the same in a fight with Thor.
While Thor may be stronger, Namor is just as durable as the God of Thunder. They are both listed at 6 when it comes to their durability levels. As such, we know for a fact that Namor can withstand hits that are just as hard as the ones that he could dish out himself.