Lori Lemaris (DC Comics)

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Superman Vol 2 #12 (December, 1987)
Created by:

In-story information

Alter ego: Lori Lemaris 
Notable aliases:
Relatives: Ronal (husband)
Affiliations: 
Team affiliations: Atlanteans
Enemies: 
Abilities:
Base Of Operations: Tritonis, Atlantis

Status

Alignment: Good
Identity Secret:
Race: Merpeople
Citizenship: Atlantean
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: 

Characteristics

Gender: Female
Height:
Weight: 
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Unusual Features: Atlantean Physiology

Origin

Origin: 
Universe: New Earth
Place of Birth: Tritonis, Atlantis

History

Lori Lemaris hails from the Atlantean city of Tritonis, a sect of undersea humans whom adapted to have fish like tails. They are the source for all myths about mermaids. When Lori was injured she was healed by a young physician Ronal, who used magic to heal her [1]. Eventually, they married, but his dabbling with dark magic eventually drove him mad. Ronal attacked the other merfolk with his form-altering power, including Lori. She sought out assistance from Superman, who ultimately stopped Ronal and his mutated sea creatures. When Superman destroyed Ronal's staff, the wizard was apparently turned to stone.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Atlantean Physiology: Lori can develop human legs on land and the lower half of a fish when in water. She can swim at incredible speeds and can withstand the pressure of the ocean at great depths. Adapted for breathing underwater and resisting deep-sea-level pressure. 
    • Self-Sustenance: Part of her Atlantean heritage; she can breathe underwater and on land for extended periods. She can also resist deep sea pressure and swimming speeds at great length.
    • Superhuman Speed
    • Superhuman Strength
    • Superhuman Durability

Abilities

  • Swimming

Strength level

Weaknesses

  • Asphyxiation: Atlanteans can only exist outside of water for a limited period of time or else they will dehydrate, asphyxiate and ultimately die.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Transportation

Weapons

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