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Captain Nemo

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Released: Destiny 2: Beta

Rarity: Legendary

Category: Other

Weapon SubCategory: Jumpship

Affiliations: Eververse

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The name “Nemo” also has recognition in modern media with the release of the 2003 Finding Nemo film – in which a young clown fish swims too close to the surface of the ocean in an attempt to prove himself and is captured by a diver. The young fish (Nemo) is whisked away and the film follows the adventures of his father (Marlin), as he sets out to find his son and free him. Along the way, Marlin is joined by a blue reef fish (Dory), whose extremely short term memory serves as both comedic relief and catalyst for a number of additional complications on their journey. 

Definition Summary

 

Captain Nemo, a.k.a. Prince Dakkar, from the Sci-Fi novel 20k Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

An antihero who roamed the sea via legendary submarine the Nautilus, Captain Nemo first appeared in the novel by Jules Verne. He also appears later in the novel Mysterious Island. These two books are considered the original canonical content for Captain Nemo. All the other stories are based on these novels, with the new stories added because this is now Public Domain.

Captain Nemo is one of the best known antiheroes in fiction. He is the mysterious son of an Indian Raja and a scientific genius who roams the depths of the ocean. He has a deep disdain for oppression and imperialistic nations. His drive is fueled by vengeance and the desire to protect those that are oppressed themselves. 

On the surface, they can still exercise their iniquitous laws, fight, devour each other, and indulge in all their earthly horrors. But thirty feet below the (sea’s) surface, their power ceases, their influence fades, and their dominion vanishes. Ah, monsieur, to live in the bottom of the sea! There I recognize no master! There I am free!

There are so many different variations of him, trying to get a whole picture of him would be impossible. He is mainly described as a “man of courage” shown fighting giant monstrous squids in the Caribbean and having discovered the underwater lost city of Atlantis, in addition to being a genius biologist who has read an entire library of knowledge. His legend has inspired countless Sci-fi books, movies and comics over history. He has even popped up in modern culture as a reinvented rescuer, who saves the day. It is almost as if he is immortal and will continue to roam the bottom of the sea for eternity.

So what do you think? Do you think you could “find” Nemo?

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