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Roman Alias: Roy Roman

Place of birth: Neuport

Eyes: Green
Hair: Black
Height: 6' 2''
Weight: 220 lbs
Race: Atlantean

Occupation: Prince of Neuport
Legal status: Citizen of Neuport with no criminal record
Marital Status: Single
Identity: Publicly known in Neuport
Group affiliation: The Allies
Allied Supermen of America

Story: Roman is the ruler of an aquatic race living in the city Neuport, situated somewhere at the bottom of the sea, presumably the Pacific. During WWII, Roman joined the Allies against the threat from Hitler's forces, but left after a short while after repeated personal clashes with Super-Patriot [3].

Apparently Roman didn't loose contact with the surface world. From 1960-67 there was a group called Allied Supermen of America which Roman was a part of (e.g. [4]). The extent of his involvement and what happened until his next appearance in 1993 has not been revealed.

In 1993 he contacted his old comrade-in-arms Battlestone in order to get some help [1]. Having reestablished the contact with the surface world, he continued to participate in Brigade's missions, ending up in joining Brigade in it's third incarnation [2].

Roman was last seen as a part of Supreme's newly formed Allies [5].

Skills & abilities: Roman's physical strength is superior to normal men, but the magnitude is unknown. He also posses the ability to breathe under water. Like his strength this is a part of his genetic makeup. He also has the ability to fly, which seems to be an ability which normal Atlanteans haven't got.

Continuity: Rob Liefeld's part of the Image universe
Publisher(s): Image
Extreme Studios
Maximum Press
Awesome Entertainment
First app.: Brigade (vol. 2) #3 (1993)
Creator(s): Rob Liefeld
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: Roman is clearly inspired by Marvel's character Namor, from his powers down to Roman being Namor in reverse. His design is different from Namor, but must be considered a typical Liefeld creation with the bracers, shoulder plates and massive muscular physique. He participated in a lot of stories but as a character he was never fleshed out and given some depth.

Related links/characters:
- Liefeld Characters
- Alex Barros/Coldsnap
- Allies, The
- Boone
- Brigade
- Die-Hard
- Gloriana Demeter/Glory
- Hiroshi Kuramoto/Kayo
- John Quincy Armstrong/Super-Patriot
- Kaitlin McManus/Crusible
- Lethal
- Marc Barros/Seahawk
- Michael Stone/Quantum
- Michael Talbot/Hacker
- Rebecca Halley/Thermal

Cross cultural references:
If you enjoyed this character/series, you might enjoy
Aquaman: DC Comics take on a ruler of Atlantis.
Namor: Marvel Comics take on a ruler of Atlantis.
Poseidon: The ruler of the sea in the Greek mythology.

References: 1: Brigade (vol. 2) #3
2: Brigade (vol. 2) #20
3: Brigade Sourcebook (vol. 1) #1
4: Supreme (vol. 3) #44
5: Supreme (vol. 2) #49