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    Aquaman is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger and first appeared in More Fun Comics #73(November 1941).

    Aquaman(Arthur Curry) is the telepathic ruler of Atlantis. He is the son of lighthouse keeper Tom Curry and the exiled Queen of Atlantis Atlanna.

    Fictional Character Biography

    Orin was born an heir to the Atlantean Royal Family. His mother Atlanna had been unable to conceive a child with her husband King Trevis, but she was impregnated during a dream by the immortal wizard Atlan. Atlan prophesized the child's future and named him after his ancestor Orin, promising that he would sire another son because two brothers must always struggle for the fate of Atlantis. Trevis immediately knew the child wasn't his because of the blonde hair, a long-held superstition that a child might carry the curse of Kordax. The baby was announced as a miscarriage and left to die on Mercy Reef, where his ability to communicate with sealife allowed him to be raised by Dolphins. His adopted mother was named Porm and she gave him the name Swimmer, although he left this new family after fisherman killed his adopted brother Drin.

    His next encounter with humanity was a lighthouse operator named Tom Curry who took him in as a son, giving him the human name Arthur Curry before his death. Spending time in Alaska, he met and fell in love with the beautiful eskimo girl Kako. They conceived a child together, but the demonic god Nuliajuk forced Arthur to leave before he could learn of the pregnancy. His next fight against a God would be Poseidon's son Triton when he rescued Princess Diana from his sexual advances. Returning to Atlantis, he was arrested and sentenced to hard labor in the Aquarium prison. He found mentorship in the former professor Vulko who taught him Atlantean, although he decided to escape when he learned that his birth mother had died. Curry's first encounter with another super-hero was The Flash, who named him "Aquaman" during a press conference in Crescent Shore after they fought the Trickster. Upon his next return, Orin learns that Vulko has led a revolution and claims his birthright as the King of Atlantis.(1)

    Powers and Abilities

     Aquaman's Atlantean physiology grants superhuman strength, stamina, endurance, durability, reflexes, agility, senses, and healing. Aquaman also boasts telepathy and mind control extending to aquatic life.

    He can communicate with sealife and can make them do his deeds by a subtle altering of the cerebellum. He has the ability to breathe underwater and possesses a superhuman physique strong enough for his lungs to work unaffected by the immense pressure and the cold temperature of the ocean depths, also making him tough enough to withstand attacks from superhuman opponents and resist machine gun fire. He also possesses superhuman strength as a result. He can swim at very high speeds, capable of reaching speeds of 3,000 meters per second (10,800 km [roughly 6,700 miles] per hour) and can swim up Niagara Falls. He can see in near total darkness and has enhanced hearing granting limited sonar. Although he can remain underwater indefinitely without suffering any ill effects, Aquaman grows weak if he remains on land for extended periods. However, when Batman invented Aquaman's water suit he was able to walk on land for an indefinite amount of time and was no longer vulnerable to a "dehumidifier". This weakness was later removed from continuity in 2011, establishing that he grew up on land before learning of his Atlantean heritage, but he still runs the risk of dying by dehydration within incredibly hostile environments.(2)

    Supporting Characters


    Aquaman has a number of allies who help him when in need. Including Aqualad, his wife Mera, Tempest, Atlan and Vulko.




    Aquaman has made a lot of enemies since his first appearance. His archenemy is Black Manta. His brother Ocean Master is also one of his enemies, including The Thirst, Kordax, The Dead King and Scavenger.




    Batman VS Superman(2016)

    Aquaman made his first big screen debut in Batman Vs Superman:Dawn Of Justice. Jason Momoa portrayed Aquaman. he made a small cameo appearance.







    Notable Comics(3)

    Comics Writer(s) Artist(s)
    Aquaman: American Tidal Will Pfeifer Patrick Gleason, Christian Alamy, Nathan Eyring
    Aquaman: Death of a Prince Paul Kupperburg Don Newton, Bob McLeod, Adrienne Roy
    Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis Kurt Busiek Butch Guice, Dan Brown, Ian Churchill
    Aquaman: The Trench Geoff Johns Ivan Reis

    Aquaman: Time and Tide

    Peter David Kirk Javinen, Brad Vancata, Tom McCraw
    Aquaman: Thicker Than Water Neal Pozner Craig Hamilton
    Aquaman: Tide of Battle Keith Giffen Robert Loren Fleming, Keith Swan
    Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman Tony Bedard Adrian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes


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