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Proteus (Atlantean Shapeshifter) (Earth-616)

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Proteus was an Atlantean that lived in poverty stricken region of Atlantis. Proteus as one of leader in the rebellion when it formed in the region.


  • Atlantean Abilities: Proteus 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.


  • Mystic necklace, provides the ability to turn into any number of shapes, from humanoid shapes to elemental ones. In any shape he takes the necklace could always be seen. Proteus seemed to gain the powers of whatever shape he took.

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