Dara was an Atlantean member of the royal family. He along with his twin brother Seth were born into the House of Thakorr. As Namor's cousins, they became his close friends and were loved by the people of Atlantis.
Artys-Gran, queen of the Unforgiven Dead, took possession of the body of Princess Fen to sneak into Atlantis in a plot to summon the Old Ones. When her deception was revealed, Dara angrily put a blade to Artys-Gran's throat. However, the Atlanteans were under a magic spell. The spell caused an Atlantean woman to throw a spear at Dara, striking him and killing him.
Powers and Abilities
Dara possesses the conventional attributes of Homo mermanus: gills that extract oxygen from water, superhuman physiology to withstand extreme pressures and temperatures, and acute vision. He can swim at approximately 30 miles per hour. He can remain out of water for approximately nine minutes before beginning to suffocate. However, he can operate on the surface by wearing a water-filled helmet or using a chemical that enables him to draw oxygen from the air.