Ankle Wings?

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#1 Posted by Satyrquaze (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

What do Namor's ankle wings do?

And how are they part of his mutation?

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#2 Posted by Walkingstone (10637 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't they let him fly above the water? That's what I'd always assumed anyway

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#3 Posted by Satyrquaze (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

Wouldn't they be larger then?

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#4 Posted by Superkitty (1261 posts) - - Show Bio

Air out his feet so they don't smell so bad?

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#5 Posted by Walkingstone (10637 posts) - - Show Bio

Satyrquaze says:

"Wouldn't they be larger then?"

Maybe they're super super strong wings.

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#6 Posted by Mighty Magneto (13076 posts) - - Show Bio

Superkitty says:

"Air out his feet so they don't smell so bad?"

I think he might have this one

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#7 Posted by Walkingstone (10637 posts) - - Show Bio

Y'know what's funny, it was only this morning that I actually noticed Namor had wings on his ankles. :D I'm not always so terribly observant

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#8 Posted by Satyrquaze (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

Mighty Magneto says:

"Superkitty says:
"Air out his feet so they don't smell so bad?"
I think he might have this one"

If the surface-men would stop polluting the oceans he would have stinky feet, and then have to invade New York every time some Mer-man pointed it out.

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#9 Posted by Vrakmul (23829 posts) - - Show Bio

The ankle wings allow namor to fly and assist him in swimming.

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#10 Posted by BuckshotWasHere (19381 posts) - - Show Bio

Superkitty says:

"Air out his feet so they don't smell so bad?"

That sounds right.

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#11 Posted by Satyrquaze (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

Buckshot says:

"Superkitty says:
"Air out his feet so they don't smell so bad?"
That sounds right. "

Somehow I don't think that is what Kirby intended.

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#12 Posted by Prodigal Son (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey, it works for Hermes, right?

I just think it's hilarious that they've created this arrogant, regal, tough badass fighter/king/leader, and he has fluffy little white wings on his ankles. Does anyone else think that's a Freudian manifestation?

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#13 Posted by Walkingstone (10637 posts) - - Show Bio

Megaguirus says:

"The ankle wings allow namor to fly and assist him in swimming. "

See? Because they're super super super strong teeny wee wings ;)

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#14 Posted by Vrakmul (23829 posts) - - Show Bio

The wings are just as well muscled as the rest of him. Plus there are four of them.

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#15 Posted by Satyrquaze (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

Prodigious Man says:

"Hey, it works for Hermes, right? I just think it's hilarious that they've created this arrogant, regal, tough badass fighter/king/leader, and he has fluffy little white wings on his ankles. Does anyone else think that's a Freudian manifestation?"

Are you saying that Namor is gay?

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#16 Posted by Cryo-Wolf (12343 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with P-Man. The size doesn't matter, it's how use them that counts ;]

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#17 Posted by Walkingstone (10637 posts) - - Show Bio

Prodigious Man says:

"Hey, it works for Hermes, right?I just think it's hilarious that they've created this arrogant, regal, tough badass fighter/king/leader, and he has fluffy little white wings on his ankles. Does anyone else think that's a Freudian manifestation?"

I think it's desperately cute :D Teeny wings with super-strength. It's a wonder he doesn't fly around upside down.

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#18 Posted by Satyrquaze (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

Walkingstone says:

"Prodigious Man says:
"Hey, it works for Hermes, right? I just think it's hilarious that they've created this arrogant, regal, tough badass fighter/king/leader, and he has fluffy little white wings on his ankles. Does anyone else think that's a Freudian manifestation?"
I think it's desperately cute :D Teeny wings with super-strength. It's a wonder he doesn't fly around upside down."

I get a mental picture of his arms folded and looking pissed...

"What? It's how I fly, wanna make something of it?"

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#19 Posted by Prodigal Son (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Satyrquaze says:

"Prodigious Man says:
"Hey, it works for Hermes, right? I just think it's hilarious that they've created this arrogant, regal, tough badass fighter/king/leader, and he has fluffy little white wings on his ankles. Does anyone else think that's a Freudian manifestation?"

Are you saying that Namor is gay?"

No, not that, just that the creators wanted to make him such an a-hole towards nearly everybody, but he just does it to cover up his soft, touchy-feely inside. He is really a lover rather than a fighter, but he know the only language the surface people understand is his fist. He would actually rather hug than fight, but know he can't.

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#20 Posted by Vrakmul (23829 posts) - - Show Bio

Prodigious Man says:

"Satyrquaze says:
"Prodigious Man says:
"Hey, it works for Hermes, right? I just think it's hilarious that they've created this arrogant, regal, tough badass fighter/king/leader, and he has fluffy little white wings on his ankles. Does anyone else think that's a Freudian manifestation?"
Are you saying that Namor is gay?"
No, not that, just that the creators wanted to make him such an a-hole towards nearly everybody, but he just does it to cover up his soft, touchy-feely inside. He is really a lover rather than a fighter, but he know the only language the surface people understand is his fist. He would actually rather hug than fight, but know he can't."

If he tried to give a surface dweller a hug, he would crush the poor sap.

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#21 Posted by Satyrquaze (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

Prodigious Man says:

"Satyrquaze says:
"Prodigious Man says:
"Hey, it works for Hermes, right? I just think it's hilarious that they've created this arrogant, regal, tough badass fighter/king/leader, and he has fluffy little white wings on his ankles. Does anyone else think that's a Freudian manifestation?"
Are you saying that Namor is gay?"
No, not that, just that the creators wanted to make him such an a-hole towards nearly everybody, but he just does it to cover up his soft, touchy-feely inside. He is really a lover rather than a fighter, but he know the only language the surface people understand is his fist. He would actually rather hug than fight, but know he can't."

Sorry, I should have added a sarcastic smiley there...

heh, Namor just need a good hug and then a cry.

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#22 Posted by The Red Owl (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Despite how dubious this is in relation to newtonian physics and fluid mechanics, it looks like the current Official explanation is that they are tied to his ability to fly. This is reinforced by record of Namor losing his ability to fly whenever his wings have been seriously damaged or (on some unusually occassions) temporarily amputated. I suppose they could be said to be either a manifestation of a supernatural ability to fly, or just really, REALLY strong.

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#23 Posted by Seoul Trane (73 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah the ankle wings are an homage to the olympian Hermes or Mercury in the roman.I allways liked the wings as adesign element they were signature and unique, but as far as explanation they were'nt really explored.

My interpretation is that they are like a pair of superhumanly strong hummingbird wings. They are the biological equivalent to a jet turbine. They are capable of the versatility found in hummmingbird wings and explosive enough to propel him like a jet.

Seeing as how a hummingbird's weight and size is predominantly in it's wings Namor's ankle wings may have to be the strongest muscles on his body.

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#24 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought he had the ability to fly but just needed the wings to help him control where he flies.

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#25 Posted by Seoul Trane (73 posts) - - Show Bio

If that were the case they should explain how he flies.

Overall I think Namor needs an indepth study of his abilities. And I don't mean "oh..well.. he uh is atlantean and uh.. superstrong.. and uh.. um.. uh he's like a mutant..."

Naw, I want a cohesive explanation like we have with the Hulk. Because I think the mechanics of their power allow for limitation to be open ended. Hulk absorbs gamma and ,through anger, can ioncrease strenght exponentially.

I think King Namor who has exhibited varying levels of juice, a diversity of abilities,albeit rarely, and has hummingbird ankle wings deserves a thourough all power inclusive explanation.

Personally I think his powers should be as hybrid as he is. A mixture of mysticism and mutation that directly ties him to the ocean as an entity. He could be considered an avatar of the ocean.

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#26 Posted by Sling Shot (3859 posts) - - Show Bio

You took the words right out of my mouth Seoul Trane.

Cool name by the way.

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#27 Posted by Valkaad (2701 posts) - - Show Bio

Just as a not the The "Wings organically resemble the fins of a fish more than the pinions of a bird."

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#28 Posted by Prodigal Son (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Sling Shot says:

"You took the words right out of my mouth Seoul Trane.Cool name by the way."

Heh.

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#29 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio

Seoul Trane says:

"If that were the case they should explain how he flies.Overall I think Namor needs an indepth study of his abilities. And I don't mean "oh..well.. he uh is atlantean and uh.. superstrong.. and uh.. um.. uh he's like a mutant..."Naw, I want a cohesive explanation like we have with the Hulk. Because I think the mechanics of their power allow for limitation to be open ended. Hulk absorbs gamma and ,through anger, can ioncrease strenght exponentially.I think King Namor who has exhibited varying levels of juice, a diversity of abilities,albeit rarely, and has hummingbird ankle wings deserves a thourough all power inclusive explanation.Personally I think his powers should be as hybrid as he is. A mixture of mysticism and mutation that directly ties him to the ocean as an entity. He could be considered an avatar of the ocean."

http://www.marvel.com/universe/Namor

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#30 Posted by Iron Apollo (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

The ankle wings resemble exactly the wings that the greek god Hermes (the roman god Mercury) had, except his were attached to his shoes (called talaria) granting him flight and speed like that of any winged bird, also used as a track & and field symbol. I think namors winged feet were a classical recogntion of flight and speed, and maybe even athleticism. (Namor originally had reg. wings not finned wings on his ankles, I think the fin addition was a better way for marvel to easily explain them.)

Also it can be noted that the Winged Helmet the original Flash wore, called a petasos, was based off the helmet worn by Hermes/Mercury (Also signifies speed).
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#31 Posted by Iron Apollo (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

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#32 Posted by Hagane Enna (7388 posts) - - Show Bio

Megaguirus says:

"The wings are just as well muscled as the rest of him. Plus there are four of them."

Please drag my mind out of places it doesn't belong.

And it wasn't just that quote either evil grin

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#33 Posted by Iron Apollo (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

Hagane Enna says:

"Megaguirus says:
"The wings are just as well muscled as the rest of him. Plus there are four of them."

Please drag my mond out of places it doesn't belong."

lol, you and you're dirty little mind

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#34 Posted by Hagane Enna (7388 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, yeah but it's Friday and I like Namor so why not? I ought to look it up in this book I saw at the store: The Physics of Superheroes

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#35 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio

Shame on you Enna, j/k

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#36 Posted by Iron Apollo (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

Hagane Enna says:

"Well, yeah but it's Friday and I like Namor so why not? I ought to look it up in this book I saw at the store: The Physics of Superheroes"

hey i'm not judging, esp. when it comes to dirty minds, but mine is geared to the female of the species, and yes you should look it up, but first you have to buy it.

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#37 Posted by Hagane Enna (7388 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha, I already did buy it but my mind is now geared toward gusy with wings. Hmm..Namor or Angel?

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#38 Posted by Iron Apollo (2273 posts) - - Show Bio

start with namor then work your way down, lol

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#39 Posted by Hagane Enna (7388 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor would rock in a movie.

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#40 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio

Hagane Enna says:

"Namor would rock in a movie."
Maybe if they gave him his panets and not the speedo.
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#41 Posted by Hagane Enna (7388 posts) - - Show Bio

Nobody says:

"Hagane Enna says:
"Namor would rock in a movie."
Maybe if they gave him his panets and not the speedo."

That black outfit would definitely do if you ask me.

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#42 Posted by Sling Shot (3859 posts) - - Show Bio

The Rock should play Namor.

Tell whose better and why. I dare you.

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#43 Posted by Asymmetrical (23750 posts) - - Show Bio

Walkingstone says:

"Y'know what's funny, it was only this morning that I actually noticed Namor had wings on his ankles. :D I'm not always so terribly observant"

...297 days later and its only this night/morning that I actually noticed Namor had wings on his ankles.

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#44 Posted by Satyrquaze (4539 posts) - - Show Bio

BWA-Hahahahaha!!

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#45 Posted by Sling Shot (3859 posts) - - Show Bio

Little wings of death.

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#46 Posted by Ex (47 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they're to allow balance in flight

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#47 Posted by vance_astro (89968 posts) - - Show Bio

His ankle wings are for flight and part of his mutation.

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#48 Posted by AssertingValor (7767 posts) - - Show Bio
Satyrquaze said:
"

What do Namor's ankle wings do?

And how are they part of his mutation?

"
Mercury the messenger god has them to, so maybe he is the Atlantis God of Flight or something.
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#49 Posted by Mr. Punisher (188 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they should look more like fins, oh and The Rock as Namor would be awsome

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#50 Posted by SUNMAN (7695 posts) - - Show Bio
I do not think Namor should be able to fly

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Hey, it works for Hermes, right?

I just think it's hilarious that they've created this arrogant, regal, tough badass fighter/king/leader, and he has fluffy little white wings on his ankles. Does anyone else think that's a Freudian manifestation?

"
And the Prodigal Son returns

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