Namor is an Asshole.
Namor is basically the Aquaman of the Marvel Universe, and for that he takes a lot of heat and is the butt of a lot of jokes. I want to let the record show that he deserves every bit of it. Namor is a first class asshole. He may be a hero and an X-Man today, but in the early 60s he went through a period where he was just a complete dick to every superhero he came across. He fought the Fantastic Four, Spiderman, even Daredevil. He started a fight with a blind guy. Namor’s too good for landwalkers. Namor’s from the god damn ocean. Lets see how this plays out.
In issue 6, the X-Men are again going to face off against Magneto and his Brotherhood, only now we are back on the hunt for new mutants. A lot of these early issues involve Professor X and Magneto each racing to find and recruit powerful new mutants before the other can. Xavier searches with Cerebro and Magneto apparently searches with… magnetism I guess.
In this issue however, both Magneto and Xavier have an out of body experience and go walking down on the ocean floor as ghosts. They’re looking for a the sub-mariner. Namor.
Once they find him it’s quickly revealed that he is an arrogant jerk. It isn’t long before he has fought both the X-Men and the Brotherhood. I’m going to guess that he was an only child. Anyone who breathes oxygen just isn’t good enough for this guy.
By the end of the comic everyone has tried to be friends with Namor and everyone has failed.