Naga is an ancient creature created in the pages of Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Dan Adkins, Marie Severin, and Roy Thomas. Naga first appeared in the Sub-Mariner Sub-Mariner #9 - The Spell of the Serpent.
Somewhere around the 15th Century, the undersea kingdom of Lemuria was ruled by an insane tyrant known as Naga who was a devout worshiper of Set. Naga learned from Set that the Serpent Crown was in ancient Lemurian ruins and clamed it in his name. The Serpent Crown imbued Naga with incredible telepathic and destructive powers as well as a reptilian appearance. The presence of the Crown even turned the blue skins of Lemurians into a greenish tint with scales. Set had also revealed to Naga how to treat the Crown with special oils that give its wearer an immortal life.
Naga became deluded and believed himself to be a god who was the son of Set. Naga didn't believe a god should follow any rules or moral code. Anybody Naga considered a traitor or law breaker was killed, tortured or sent to prison. Naga commited acts of inhumane atrocities that became everyday occurences. The evil reign of Naga lasted for centuries but any civilization ruled by tyranny will fight for freedom. Naga had crushed many rebellions but a group of rebels chose a different tactic in a bid for freedom.
The rebels, later known as the Ancients, had limited telepathic abilities used to hide themselves from Naga's detection but not powerful enough to overcome Naga. The rebels left Lemuria to find a place where Naga could not follow them and formed their own community free of Naga's rule. The rebels also stole the Crown from Naga to be locked away and end its use for evil. Without the Crown, Naga started to age slowly and he formed a group of warriors called Questers led by Karthon. The Questers were ordered to find the Crown and the search went on for decades.
By the early 20th Century, Llyra, a Lemurian mutant, became a high priestess of Set and a close companion to the elderly Naga. Llyra had ambitions of ruling Lemuria and she had manipulated Naga into arranging a marriage between her and his oldest heir, Prince Merro. Karthon the Quester eventually recovered the Crown along with Namor as a prisoner and returned to Lemuria. Naga quickly wore the Crown upon Karthon's return and Namor stood defiant against Naga.
Namor and Naga soon engaged each other in battle while Karthon, observing Namor's nobility and Naga's sadism, was having regrets about serving Naga. Namor was about to be swallowed up by a pit created by Naga when Karthon drew his sword and killed Naga. Namor and Karthon left the Crown on Naga and the creation of the pit caused earthquakes that swallowed Naga and the Crown beneath the ocean floor.
Powers and Abilities
Naga has a natural resistance to cold, extreme underwater pressure SwimmingWater breathing due to gills on his neck; can breathe both fresh and salt water; however, cannot breathe air. Can resist water pressure in the ocean, and see perfectly underwater. Has shown some administrative skills to govern Lemuria. Naga appears to have normal human level strength; however super-human levels of strength comparable to the mutant Rogue when wearing the Serpent Crown.
As a wearer of Set's Serpent Crown, Naga is a user of different powers, including these abilities were; Energy Shields, Illusion Generation, Improved Psyche, Improved Strenght, Matter Transformation only affecting objects he was touching himself and to a maximum mass of 85 pounds, Mind Control, Mind Reading affecting only superficial thoughts; probing required an effort, Mystic Energy Bolts, Levitation, Retarded Aging, Telekinesis including the ability to create rifts in the ocean floor, Teleport, and Levitation throughout the Serpent Crown.