Welcome to Comic Book Legends Revealed! This is the six hundred and twenty-fifth week where we examine comic book legends and whether they are true or false.
Namorita would have returned in a clone’s body had “New Warriors” not ended at #12.
A couple of weeks back, I did an article about how Namorita returned from the dead after dying in “Civil War”…
in the pages of “Nova” through time travel shenanigans…
and at the end of that series, she was plainly still alive, but no one has acknowledged it since then, which was seven years ago.
Then, in 2014’s “New Warriors” relaunch, in the sixth issue (by Chris Yost, David Baldeon, Jordi Tarragona, and Nick Roche), the new character Water Snake mentioned that she was looking for Namorita, who she insists has returned from the dead…
Reader Frank W. wrote in to ask what about the final page of “New Warriors” #12, which seemed to show a possible future for the New Warriors, a future WITH Namorita in it, and the BLUE-skinned Namorita who died in “Civil War” and not the non-blue-skinned Namorita who returned in “Nova”…
As it turned out, here was the deal, courtesy of the awesome New Warriors forums. Chris Yost planned to reveal that Water Snake was one of 12 enhanced clones of Namorita, sent out to find Namorita. When one of them did, Namorita would take over the clone’s body. Thus, if Water Snake completed her mission, she would be, in effect, killing herself to bring Namorita back. Heavy, right? Since both Namorita AND Water Snake are present in that possible future group shot in “New Warriors” #12, I presume that means that another clone would have been the one who found Namorita. I don’t precisely know why Namorita would need to be transferred into a clone’s body period, unless perhaps it was a deal where her time-displaced body had to eventually return to the past to make the timeline work, but her mind would remain in the cloned body in the present? That probably makes the most sense.
Anyhow, there ya go, Frank! Thanks to Chris Yost and the New Warriors forum for the information!
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OK, that’s it for this week!
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