Real Name: Andromeda Attumasen
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Andromeda has superhuman strength, allowing her to lift (press) 14 tons in air. She is stronger than the average Atlantean male. While she normally cannot survive out of water longer than 10 minutes, she has at times used a serum that gave her the ability to absorb oxygen through her skin. This serum also caused her skin to turn Caucasian. She is an extremely quick swimmer, also greater than the average Atlantean. She is well-versed in most Atlantean combat methods.
After the Vishanti combined Andromeda's form with Genevieve Cross, Andromeda and Genevieve took turns possessing the body, subverting the other's will and form.
A member of the Homo mermanus race, Andromeda is the first born daughter of Attuma of Atlantis by his Lady Gelva. She was raised by her father as a boy, trained in the arts of hunting and war and she exceeded any other male except for her father in these skills. Despite her skills, she was considered unworthy of being his successor, because she was a woman. Andromeda left her father's kingdom and went to the underwater kingdom of Namor the Sub-Mariner. Namor gave her a position in his army and even awarded her with the rank of Major for her bravery, but again she was denied any further career advancement because of her sex.
Andromeda, inspired by Namor's tales, moved to the surface world, where she used a serum to give herself a human appearance and the ability to breathe out of water. She took the name Andrea McPhee. She quickly abandoned her charade and became a member of the Defenders
She died battling the Defender Moondragon, who had become possessed by the Dragon of the Moon. Moondragon sacrificed herself to stop the Dragon, but the Dragon would later return, this time without a body. To stop the Dragon of the Moon, Doctor Strange cast a spell which returned the souls of the Defenders fallen in the battle against the Dragon to the bodies of several recently deceased humans, changing them into duplicates of the Defenders. Andromeda's soul entered the body of Genevieve Cross and the Defenders now called themselves the Dragon Circle. Together the Dragon Circle banished the Dragon from Earth and Andromeda returned to the oceans.
In the 1989 Atlantis Attacks crossover, Andromeda led a rebellion to stop her father Attuma from invading the surface world, but she was one of the "Seven Brides of Set" kidnapped by the Deviant priest Ghaur. In the end the Brides of Set gained their freedom.
Andromeda joined her forces with those of Namor. She was part of the short-lived Deep Six, a group of underwater heroes. During this time her mind and that of Genevieve Cross would repeatedly exchange control and even turn her body into a copy of Genevieve's. Andromeda sacrificed her own mind to save Namor's soul, leaving Genevieve in control of Andromeda's body. Months later, either Genevieve in Andromeda's body or a restored Andromeda herself assisted Namor and the Defenders against Attuma's own Deep Six. Andromeda was last seen as an ally of Namor, living in Atlantis.
First Appearance: The New Defenders (1985) #143
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#9 Avengers West Coast (1989)
- 'The Defenders of the Deep'#10
- 'The Battle for the Right to be Called... Earth's Mightiest'
#61 Damage Control (vol. 3) (1991)
- 'The Immortus Imperative'
#4 Defenders (2001)
- 'Cleanliness is Next to Godliness'
Defenders: Strange Heroes (2012)
Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
#3 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'Dragon Circle'#4
- 'Dragon's Dream!'
Annual 22 Infinity (2013)
- 'Atlantis Attacks'#578
- 'The Cult of the Negative Zone'#584
- 'Congratulations, Mister Grimm. You're Handsome Again!'#585
- 'The Kings of Atlantis!'#586
Iron Man (1968)
Licht & Schatten (1988)
#5 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'Der RattenkŲnig von New York'
#121 Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
- 'Dream Scars/Of Faith and Fable/The Bride of Grimbat/Civil Disabilities'
Marvel Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue (1991)
#1 Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
- 'The Swimsuit Issue'
#49 New Avengers (2013)
- 'Too Many Fish in the Sea'#50
- 'Someone's Been Sleeping In My Bed'#52
- 'The Wreck of the Endurance, Part 1'#53
- 'The Wreck of the Endurance, Part 2'#55
- 'The Son of Namor, Part 2'#58
- 'Deep Six'#59
- 'When Titans Splash'#60
- 'Swords and Souls'#61
- 'The Dichotomy of Souls'#62
- 'Beware the Tides of March'
Strange Tales (1987)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The New Defenders (1985)
#143 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1989)
- 'Another Runner...'#145
- 'Five Women'#146
- '...and Games!'#149
- 'Lonely as a Cloud'#150
- 'The Stars in Their Courses'#151
- 'Second Degree Manslaughter'#152
- 'The End of All Songs'
#2 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'Champion of the Universe to Ecstasy'
#1 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Abomination to Batroc's Brigade'
#57 West Coast Avengers (1985)
- 'Storm Clouds Gathering'
Brides of Set
Deep Six (Marvel)(01 - Namor's team)
Defenders (Marvel)(01 - Original Team)
Defenders of the Deep (Marvel)
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