Following the example of Skrulls, I used the Team template for this article. If and when we make a template for aliens and other variant races, it should replace the this template. Also, for the time being, I put the deceased members of this race into the "Former Members" section. --Lonesome Pinky 04:17, 7 July 2006 (EDT)
Hookay, Pinky, you have done a great job with this article, and I am impressed by the physical section especially, but I think you went a bit too scientific with stuff. I don't want to butt in or anything, but there are some mistakes I took the liberty to fix...
Atlanteans have had metal objects shown countless times in Marvel Comic books. Possibly they have secluded an area from all water and used their water breathing helmets to be able to forge metal stuff. Most resently technique like this was used in Hulk Annual '98 when an area filled with breathable air was made for Bruce Banner to breathe. Your technology descriptions don't seem to be based in comic books either - Atlanteans have had technology far beyond humans for ages, Reed Richards himself has admitted this. Their medicine is far from primitive too, since Atlanteans have performed surgery on beings like Namor himself, and healed humans too. Atlanteans also created the pill that allowed them to breathe on surface.
Your area of speech shows some mistakes too, Atlanteans have shown the ability to talk underwater since their first appearence, for example, Johnny Storm commented on a underwater fight that Namor (with his Atlantean genes) was the only one capable of speech during the fight. Then there are millions of other instances too. Chemistry, biology and other sciences have been way more advanced then human beings too, Atlanteans discovered cloning HUNDREDS of years before humans (As shown in Namor #20). On astronomy, you are perhaps right, although Atlanteans have shown capabilities of repairing vechiles capable of space travel (Tamara Rahn's ship).
Atlanteans are not hunter-gatherer society, and haven't been that for hundreds of years. They, as the largest country of the world (since most denizens of the sea follow Namor's rule) and have joined the United Nations. They are one of the most technologically advanced countries on the planet, Wakanda and United States are only ones on par with their technology.
Your post was very nice, but it was not based on comics in many areas.
DarkCrawler90 26 June 2006
Whereas I would love to claim that this article is my original creation, it is not. It is a direct transcription of the 1985 OHotMUDE article on Atlanteans. I knew that things were likely to have changed in the past 20 years, but I figured that it would be a good baseline to start from. This a collaborative project, so feel free to edit the article to correct the mistakes you mention above. --Lonesome Pinky 15:01, 26 July 2006 (EDT)
My apologies. I thought that you had created it. OHOTMU has some mistakes, and this is clearly one of them. I have edited it, but it seems to take long time to get approved. DarkCrawler90
Don't worry about it. I don't offend easily. Cheers, --Lonesome Pinky 22:55, 26 July 2006 (EDT)