Lori Lemaris is a mermaid and friend of Superman.
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. 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
- 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.
- Asphyxiation: Atlanteans can only exist outside of water for a limited period of time or else they will dehydrate, asphyxiate and ultimately die.
- Lori Lemaris originally appeared in Pre-Crisis Earth-One continuity in Superman #129 by Bill Finger and Wayne Boring. She was introduced in Post-Crisis New Earth continuity in Superman (Volume 2) #12 by John Byrne.
- 48 Appearances of Lori Lemaris (New Earth)
- 4 Images featuring Lori Lemaris (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Lori Lemaris (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Lori Lemaris (New Earth)
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