Real Name: Fen (Fen McKenzie on the surface world).
Occupation: Royal advisor and regent.
Identity: Fen does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Queen-Regent of Atlantis.
Other Aliases: Queen-Mother Fen, Princess Fen.
Place of Birth: Atlantis.
Marital Status: Widowed.
Known Relatives: Thakorr (father, deceased), Namor (son), Leonard McKenzie (husband, deceased), Thomas McKenzie (brother-in-law, presumed deceased), Byrrah (nephew), Aquaria Nautica Neptunia (alias Namora, niece), Dorma (second cousin once removed).
Group Affiliation: Atlantean Royal Family.
Base of Operations: Atlantis, North Atlantic Ocean.
First Historical Appearance: MOTION PICTURE FUNNIES WEEKLY #1.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: THE LOST WORLD OF ATLANTIS #1.
History: Fen was born as one of the daughters of King Thakorr, ruler of the underwater city of Atlantis. As an adventurous and headstrong young girl, she often journeyed to the surface, where she would spy on the crews of the various ships passing through the North Atlantic, where she learned to speak English. As a young woman, she found herself attracted to Leonard McKenzie, the captain of an icebreaker, the Oracle. After a time, she boarded McKenzie's ship, and was welcomed into his life. The two were married days later by the ship's chaplain. (Unlike most Atlanteans, Fen proved able to be able to stay on the surface for an hour before needing to return to the sea. She never strayed very far from the ship after her marriage.)
Fen's father, King Thakorr, believed that Fen was being held captive by the surface ship and attacked the ship, killing many of the crew. He was surprised and forced to admit his error when Fen courageously defended her dying husband from her father. Fen agreed to return to her home, but only on the condition that the rest of the ship's crew was free to leave unharmed.
Nine months later, Fen gave birth to a son, who had Caucasian skin like his father. Fen named him Namor, which in the Atlantean tongue meant "Avenging Son;" it is not certain if Fen intended for Namor to eventually avenge her fallen husband, or if her opinion of surface-worlders had changed by that time. Namor proved able to breathe both air and water, as well as proving exceedingly strong and able to even fly through the air, presumably due to the small wings he grew, almost like fins, on his ankles.
Fen taught Namor English and what little she had learned of the surface world. In her heart, she knew that Namor would never be accepted by her father, and was preparing him for his eventual exile, which ultimately came just prior to World War II. During the War, she would often leave Atlantis to advise or assist him in his endeavors.
After the war ended, Fen often served as regent for Thakorr. All of her brothers had died during the war fighting Nazi U-Boats, and only one of her sisters had given birth to a son. Therefore, when Thakorr died of old age in 1957, Namor was recalled to Atlantis to be crowned as the new king. Fen has served as Namor's primary advisor ever since, occasionally acting as regent when he took trips to the surface world. She just hopes that one day soon her son will marry and produce an grandchild before she dies of old age.
Height: 5' 9".
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hair: Auburn with grey streaks.
Strength Level: Fen possesses the normal Atlantean strength of a woman her age, height, and build who engages in regular exercise; this is stronger than a human woman of the same equivalent age and build due to her Atlantean physiology. She can lift (press) approximately 600 pounds on the surface.
Known Superhuman Powers: Fen possesses the normal superhuman attributes of the Atlantean race, able to breathe water indefinitely without aid, swim at about 30 knots (about 35 miles per hour), and withstand the pressures of the ocean floor. Unlike other Atlanteans, Fen can survive for about an hour on the surface before suffocating; most Atlanteans start to suffocate within minutes without aid. Like all Atlanteans, she ages slower than surface humans; she is now over a hundred years young, and appears as though she's an active woman in her mid-50s.
Other Abilities: Fen is a skilled diplomat and negotiator, and has had training in Atlantean hand to hand combat, enough for her to hold her own against stronger opponents.
|ST: 20 [0*]||HP: 20 ||Speed: 6.00 |
|DX: 12 ||Will: 12 ||Ground Move: 6 |
|IQ: 12 ||Per: 12 ||Water Move: 6 |
|HT: 12 [0*]||FP: 12 ||SM: 0|
|Dmg: 2d-1/3d+2||BL: 80 lbs.|
|Dodge: 10||Parry: 11||DR: 0|
Languages: Atlantean (Native) (Native Language) ; English (Accented Spoken/Illiterate) .
Cultural Familiarities: Atlantis (Native) .
Advantages: Appearance (Beautiful) ; Atlantean ; Combat Reflexes ; Doesn't Breathe (Oxygen Storage (×15), -60%) ; Fit ; Status 6 [25†]; Temperature Tolerance 4 ; Wealth (Filthy Rich) .
Perks: Classic Features (Atlantean) ; Power Grappling .
Disadvantages: Guilt Complex [-5]; Non-Iconographic [-10]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5]; Phobia (Pyrophobia: Fire) (15) [-2]; Sense of Duty (Atlantis) [-10]; Stubbornness [-5].
Quirks: Alcohol Intolerance [-1]; Broad-Minded [-1]; Nervous Stomach [-1]; Responsive [-1].
Skills: Animal Handling (Giant Sea Horses) (A) IQ+0  – 12; Aquabatics (H) DX+0  – 12; Area Knowledge (North Atlantic) (E) IQ+0  – 12; Brawling (E) DX+2  – 14; Dancing (A) DX-1  – 11; Detect Lies (H) Per+0  – 12; Diplomacy (H) IQ+2  – 14; First Aid/TL1 (Atlantean) (E) IQ+0  – 12; Knife (E) DX+0  – 12; Law (Atlantis) (H) IQ+0  – 12; Navigation/TL1 (Sea) (A) IQ+0  – 12; Observation (A) Per+0  – 12; Politics (A) IQ+2  – 14; Riding (Giant Sea Horses) (A) DX-1  – 11; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+0  – 12; Shadowing (A) IQ+0  – 12; Shield (Buckler) (E) DX+0  – 12; Spear (A) DX+1  – 13; Survival (Open Ocean) (A) Per-1  – 11; Swimming (E) HT+0  – 12; Teaching (A) IQ+0  – 12; Wrestling (A) DX+1  – 13.
Starting Spending Money: $400,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).
* Includes +10 to ST and +2 to HT from the Atlantean racial package.
† Includes +1 from Wealth.
1. Fen is unique among full-blooded Atlanteans in that she can stay out of the water for an hour before starting to suffocate. This may in fact be a "mutant" property of her own. To stat this ability properly, I had to make a change to the Oxygen Storage limitation on Doesn't Breathe. The lowest "RAW" value is ×25, for -50%; by the numbers I ran, this would have enabled her to stay out of the water for 100 minutes, not 60. Therefore, I needed to come up with a value for ×15; going by the progression, -60% seemed the best choice. Raising this to the RAW minimum increases the value of Doesn't Breathe to 10 points, a mere 2 point difference.
2. I gave Fen Accented-level English rather than Native for two reasons. First, she learned the language almost a hundred years ago, and the language has changed slightly since then. Second, she hasn't really needed to speak it for over fifty years, except on formal occasions when venturing to the surface for political reasons or when conversing with Namor in private.
3. Fen has bought off the Curious and Impulsiveness disadvantages that she possessed in her younger years.