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Character Affinity: Marrina

Marrina Smallwood is a yellow-skinned woman that was a member of the alien race known as the Plodex.  She is also a member of Alpha Flight.  She has many aquatic abilities and managed to capture the heart of the Sub-Mariner. The Birth of Marrina The Plodex were an alien race obsessed with dominating every planet.  To dominate these planets the Plodex would send their eggs to their designated target – in Marrina’s case, her designated target was a little planet called Earth.  When Marrina’s egg was discovered after being underwater for 40,000 years by local fisherman Thomas Smallwood, Marrina hatched.  The egg had come into contact with Thomas’ wife Gladys beforehand and the creature that hatched from the egg took on the combined traits of the underwater habitat it had lived in and Gladys’ feminine genes. The result: Marrina.  Gladys and Thomas adopted Marrina and raised her like a daughter along with their son Dan.  Dan fell in love with Marrina but never told her and was left in disarray when he heard Marrina left for Atlantis with Namor, better known as the Sub-Mariner. Marrina by a poolNamor and Marrina

Namor invited Marrina to come to Atlantis as a friend but the two fell in love.  Their love was challenged when Marrina became a feral creature due to her Plodex heritage and she attacked and almost killed Namor and Puck.  Marrina pretended to be dead so Namor would leave without her out of the fear she would revert back to a monster and hurt her beloved.  She left and isolated herself because of this fear but later returned to become Namor’s queen. 

Death By True Love’s Hands When Namor became a member of the Avenger’s, Marrina helped him on various missions and became pregnant with his child.  Her pregnancy mixed with her alien DNA and made her become Leviathan. Namor had to kill Marrina with Black Knight’s Ebony Blade.  Despite her death, Namor discovered several eggs created by Marrina that had hatched.  Presumably some of her children escaped into the sea.

Marrina as Leviathan Marrina a.k.a. Huge fish with pointed teeth ready for an afternoon snack...

Marrina is often associated with being a member of Alpha Flight but was only in twenty-one issues of Alpha Flight’s original series.  She formed a friendship with Puck and was portrayed as a very kind, caring and timid woman.  She has recently been resurrected in Chaos War: Alpha Flight and will appear in the upcoming Alpha Flight mini-series.


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