Top 10 Superhero Always Fighting Pairs
5. REED RICHARDS VS. NAMOR
Speaking of no love lost, there’s Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four and Namor the Sub-Mariner. Reed, aka Mr. Fantastic, is known as the smartest man in the Marvel Universe, and he’s also one of the nicest. Namor, on the other hand, has probably the Marvel U’s biggest superiority complex. His personality hasn’t changed over the years, from his origins in the Defenders to today; he’s usually (not always) on the side of light, but he’s an arrogant, self-intitled jerk.
The bad blood between them stems from the fact that Namor is madly, unapologetically in love with Reed’s wife, Susan. He’s never tried to hide his affections for her, and has even blatantly attempted to woo her away from Reed on numerous occasions — right in front of Reed! His sense of self-importance and entitlement causes him to believe he deserves to have Susan as his own (much like Dr. Doom, who also has the hots for Sue), and doesn’t care what anyone thinks about it. Susan, by the way, isn’t above manipulating Namor’s affections to get his help when she needs it.
Needless to say, when it comes to fighting over a girl, boys will be boys. Nearly every time the two of them are in the same room together, one of them ends up hitting the other. For two supposedly highly intelligent, enlightened individuals, it’s amazing how often they resort to violence at the mere sight of one another.
Then again, Namor has a tendency to provoke fights with just about everybody (especially Black Panther), so it’s probably not fair to hold Reed to a higher standard.