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What Happened to the Children of Namor and Marrina?

In Left Unresolved, I spotlight storylines that have been, well, left unresolved.

Reader Aaron C. wrote in about this one.

During his time on Alpha Flight, John Byrne definitely tried all sorts of unique twists on superhero origins and just on telling superhero stories period (for instance, the team itself rarely did much in the early issues, as Byrne had so many characters to deal with that he chose to spotlight one or two at a time in the early issues).

One of the more novel origins of a superhero was Marrina, whose origin (kind of) was shown in Alpha Flight #2...

What that version of her origin left out is the fact that she came from an alien race known as the Plodex, who traveled the universe in a unique form of dominance. They would land on planets and release eggs that would merge with the people of that planet and adapt to them and create hybrids that would dominate the world. The problem here was that their ship was damaged and all of the eggs shriveled up and died, except for one. That egg was discovered by the aforementioned man and when his wife made contact with it, the alien being took on the form of a human being.

Not only that, but because the egg had been underwater for thousands of years, it had acquired aquatic abilities, as well.

The grown being, known as Marrina, had to struggle with the fact that the whole concept of the Plodex was that their genetic structure was built to dominate. Marrina was a sweet woman, but she occasionally had these sort of berserker rages like Wolverine.

Things improved for her when she fell in love with Namor the Sub-Mariner...

Ultimately, in Alpha Flight #40 (by Bill Mantlo, David Ross and Whilce Portacio), Namor and Marrina were married...

Around this time, Namor had joined the Avengers, so after they got married (and Namor lost his kingdom once again), they moved in with the Avengers.

Things were going okay until one day, Marrina could no longer control her Plodex mutations and suddenly, at a party in Avengers #292 (by Walter Simonson, John Buscema and Tom Palmer), she freaked out and turned on her own husband (who she was just canoodling with earlier in the issue)...

Later in the issue, the Avengers were called into action to help stop a giant Sea Leviathan. And, well, wouldn't you know it, it WAS Marrina!!

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