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Rathia was an Atlantean who would convince the Sub-Mariner to unite all the other undersea societies to attack the surface world after Atlantis was damaged during the on going sea battles of World War II. She played on Namor's desire to be feared and respected with ideas that he would become even more powerful than Napoleon. She acted as his advisor, continuing to trump up his delusions of grandeur and influencing his decision with her female charm.

After launching an all out assault on the surface world with mobile units, turbine powered flooding machines and other devices to destabilize the surface world, the Sub-Mariner would be opposed by his sometime ally the Human Torch and his partner Toro. When the Sub-Mariner would capture the two, Rathia would suggest that Toro be placed in a room filled with water and the Torch have his will subverted with drugged food in order to turn him into a weapon they could use.

Eventually, the Torch would snap free of this mind control and would convince the Sub-Mariner that his dreams of conquest were foolish and that he was being manipulated by Rathia who just wished to obtain power by any means possible. The Torch and Sub-Mariner would then work together in dismantling the undersea army and forcing Rathia to surrender over to Namor.[citation needed]

Her subsequent fate is unrevealed.

Powers and Abilities


Rathia has abilities that are common among Atlanteans, such as the ability to live under water thanks to gills, eyes specially conditioned to see underwater, resistance to the cold and pressure of ocean depths. She also had enhanced strength typical of Atlantean females.



Rathia had her own personal hand weapon. It's properties are unknown, however it's likely a steam-gun commonly used by Atlanteans during the 1940's.

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