Triton (comics)

Triton (comics)


caption =Triton in "Fantastic Four" #159.
Art by Rich Buckler
character_name =Triton
publisher =Marvel Comics
debut ="Fantastic Four" #45
(December 1965)
creators =Stan Lee (writer)
Jack Kirby (artist)
real_name =
species = Inhuman
homeworld = Attilan
alliances = Inhuman Royal Family
aliases =
supports =
powers = Able to breathe underwater, super strength.

Triton is a fictional merman published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in "Fantastic Four" #45 (December 1965), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Fictional character biography

Triton is member of the Inhumans royal family, son of Mander and Azur, brother to Karnak, and cousin to Gorgon, Black Bolt, Maximus, Medusa, and Crystal. Triton was exposed to the Terrigen Mist as an infant. The mists altered his body, turning his skin green and giving him the ability to breathe underwater, as well as surviving the cold temperatures and incredible pressures of the deep. An unfortunate side effect was the loss of the ability to survive in a non-aquatic environment. As a result, he lived in a specifically designed area of the Inhuman's city-state of Attilan, requiring a special breathing apparatus to leave the water. The apparatus, cumbersome at first, was eventually reduced in size by fellow Inhuman, Maximus the Mad. Triton's mutation after Terrigenesis was so severe that his parents disallowed his brother Karnak from going through it.

Triton maintains a friendship with Namor the Sub-Mariner, and has occasionally been involved in stories with Marvel's other ocean-dwelling characters. He had pivotal roles in major crossover stories such as The Kree-Skrull War and Atlantis Attacks.

Triton has expressed discontent to Black Panther and Storm when they visit Attilan's current moon location. He reveals that several underground chambers have been flooded for his benefit, but it is just not the same.

Other versions

Earth X

In the alternate future of "Earth X" Triton has undergone a change, becoming even more fish-like. He assists the Royal family in an investigation of just what has happened to Earth.

Heroes Reborn

Triton and his Inhuman allies revere Galactus and his heralds in this alternate universe.

Later, in "Heroes Reborn" #3, Triton is seen as one of the many heroes onboard the well-outfitted, shrinking spaceship belonging to Doctor Doom. He, along with many other heroes and Inhumans, must return to the main Marvel universe or all those within the alternate one will be endangered. Despite Doom's lust for power endangering the mission, everyone who has to return safely does.

Ultimate Triton

An ultimate version of Triton appeared, along with the other Inhumans, in "Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual" #1. The Inhumans first encounter the FF over the problem of Crystal, who has run away from home.

Other Media


* Because Hanna-Barbera was unable to use the Sub-Mariner character for their Fantastic Four series, a character named Triton was used in his place.
* Triton has appeared in the 90's "Fantastic Four" TV series voiced by Rocky Carroll and later by Mark Hamill.

Video Games

* Triton appears as a Non-Playable Character in the video game "". Gorgon mentions that Triton will accompany him and Crystal into fighting Doctor Doom while the heroes went to the Skrull Homeworld.

External links

* [ Triton Bio on]

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