Tulem was an Atlantean elder living in Oceanus who tried to advance a long-forgotten eugenics program by getting Namor and Namora to marry and procreate. His meddling endangered the lives of the Agents of Atlas and backfired by causing Namora to be repulsed from what had been a burgeoning relationship with Namor.[1]


  • Atlantian Abilities: 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.

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