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I couldn't turn my back on the world -- I was a super-hero long before I was a king.
~ Aquaman - Adventure Comics #444 (April, 1976)

That's right, Manta, tell us all about costs -- and payments! Like the payment you owe me for my son's life!
~ Aquaman - Aquaman #57 (September, 1977)

I know there are certain benighted souls who think I'm some kind of third-rate hero, Scavenger -- but I'd think that you of all people -- would know better! But since you seem a bit confused -- let me make this perfectly clear... I was in the world-saving game when people like Firestorm and Black Lightning were still in diapers... I've worked hard to earn the respect and trust of every living creature beneath the waves -- and I take my job very seriously... so get this through your head, punk... I'm Aquaman, King of the Seven Seas... and I'm the BEST!
~ Aquaman - Adventure Comics #475 (September, 1980)

I'm buried under people's expectations of me. People see in me only what they need -- only what they want to see. It's up to me who I really am.
~ Aquaman - Aquaman Vol. 4 #4 (March, 1992)

Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman, is a superhero from DC Comics and is one of the founding members of the Justice League. He fought Namor the Sub-Mariner in the 104th episode and Season 6 Premiere of DEATH BATTLE, Aquaman VS Namor.

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With the Justice League

Battle Record

WARNING: The following tab will reveal the numbers of wins and losses for the following character. Read at your own risk.

Battle Record

  • Wins: 6
  • Losses: 6
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents

History

Death Battle Info (Official)

Background

  • Full Name: Arthur Curry
  • Height: 6'1" | 185.4 cm
  • Weight: 325 lbs | 147.4 kg
  • Aliases: Orin, Water Wraith
  • Raised on land
  • Once had a hook hand
  • Founding Justice League member
  • King of Atlantis

Powers

  • Marine telepathy
  • Attuned to the Clear
  • Underwater adaption
  • Superhuman strength
  • Superhuman speed
  • Accelerated healing
  • Superhuman durability
  • Enhanced senses

Arsenal

  • Trident of Neptune
    • Hydrokinesis
    • Weather control
    • Lightning blasts
    • Transmutation
    • Invisibility
  • Trident of Poseidon
    • Hydrokinesis
    • Create fog
    • Force fields
    • Conjure ice
    • Weather control
    • Aquatic teleportation
    • Grants flight
    • Creates water elementals

Feats

  • Lifted a 228,021 GT cruise ship
  • Pushed tectonic plates
  • Causes an eruption by hitting a volcano
  • Blocked the Dead King's Scepter
  • Swam to "Four Corners of the Ocean" in minutes
  • Matched Wonder Woman in a fight
  • Commanded plankton to eat a man's brain
  • Devolved The Shark with telepathy
  • Defeated Black Manta, Hercules, and Ocean Master

Death Battle Info (Fanon)

  • Real Name: Orin, Arthur Curry
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliations:
    • Pre-New 52: Justice League, Justice Society International, Aquaman Family, Atlantean Royal Family; formerly Black Lantern Corps, Justice League International, Justice League Detroit, United Nations, White Lantern Corps
    • New 52 & Rebirth: Aquaman Family, Justice League, The Others, Atlantean Royal Family
  • Occupation: King of Atlantis
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 325 lbs (147 kg)
  • Occupation: King of Atlantis
  • His wife is a fellow superhero
  • Was originally raised by dolphins
  • Almost played Magic: the Gathering in high school
  • Hated being called Aquaman (later accepted it)

Powers

  • Atlantean Physiology
    • Amphibious Nature 
    • Superhuman Strength
    • Superhuman Speed and Reflexes
    • Superhuman Stamina and Durability
      • Energy & Heat Resistance
    • Accelerated Healing
    • Enhanced Smell, Hearing, and Sight
  • Marine Telepathy
    • Allows Aquaman to communicate with and control all sea life including beings that evolved from the sea (i.e: humans and some aliens)
    • Contrary to popular belief he doesn't talk to fish, he simply can redirect the thought processes of their brains to compel them into helping him
    • Capable of sending out worldwide telepathic broadcasts
    • Was able to assume control of the giant sea Leviathan Topo, but with extreme levels of difficulty
    • Can do mind to mind communication, mind probe someone, dominate the minds of non-aquatic beings, and attack the minds of his opponents 
  • Magic

Abilities

  • Master Swimmer
  • Expert Combatant
  • Genius Engineer & Computer Operator
  • Adept Swordsmen
  • Adept Tactician and Diplomat
  • Multilingual 

New 52 & Rebrith

  • Occultism
  • Weapons Proficiency
    • Swordsmanship
  • Leadership
  • Fishing
  • Driving

Equipment

  • Trident of Neptune (formerly)
    • Energy Transference
      • Eldritch Energy Blasts
      • Forcefield Generation
      • Physical Augmentation of wielder
  • Trident of Poseidon
    • Divine Empowerment (blessed by Poseidon himself)
      • Atmokinesis
      • Electric Blasts
      • Hydrokinesis
        • Hydroportation
      • Cryokinesis
      • Thule Magic Resiliance
      • Bane Field Manipulation
      • Flight

Pre-New 52

  • Black Lantern Ring (formerly)
  • Harpoon Replacement Hand (formerly)
  • Cybernetic Hook/Bionic Prosthetic (formerly)
    • Harpoon
    • Drilling
    • Cybernetic Form Alteration
    • Electrostatic Discharge
  • Waterbearer Hand (formerly)
    • Hydrokinesis
    • Molecular Manipulation (can alter the shape and density of the hand, such as making it into a sword)
    • Healing
    • Death Touch
    • Farsight (can be used as a scrying pool)
    • Magic
    • Magic Negation
    • Prolonged Adaptation (increases the time Aquaman can stay out of water)
    • Independent Life (can be separated from Aquaman and continue to function)
    • Portal Creation
    • Retrocognition

Feats

  • Founding member of the Justice League
  • With help from Wonder Woman, he lifted a Naval Super Carrier, which weighs at around 70,000 tons, out of the water and onto a beach
  • Took bullets to the face without a scratch
  • Casually lifted a cruise ship out of the water
  • Able to keep up with speedsters while underwater 
  • Used his telepathy to give a White Martian a seizure
  • Took an RPG to the face
  • Lifted a city block underwater
  • Swam faster then a jet going Mach 5
  • Threw a nuclear submarine from the seafloor to the surface
  • Held his own against the likes of Shazam, Ares, Lobo, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Martian Manhunter, and Superman
  • Dodged Black Manta's lasers 
  • One-shot Olympian, who has the power of the fifty original Argonauts 
  • Resisted Maxima's hypnotism, which is able to enslave Wonder Woman 
  • Was able to throw off the several hundred-foot tall Giganta
  • Surprises a running Flash while underwater 
  • Regularly withstands the high pressures of the deep ocean, which is the equivalent of having 50 jumbo jets on top of a normal person
  • Planted waves of terror into Superman's mind which, according to the Flash, is something Nekron never could do [1]
  • Tanked blasts from Neutron, a being comprised of nuclear energy 
  • Broke off a tectonic plate, which by average weighs 40 sextillion tons
  • Held his own against Shaggy Man, who is said to be one of the strongest beings on the planet 
  • Punched Charon in the face and took his boat
  • Martian Manhunter has never felt that he is equal to Aquaman's willpower 
  • Survived a fall from orbit 
  • Is said by Black Manta to be nearly bulletproof and his muscle density is ten times stronger than a normal human
  • Telepathically dominated Tiamat, an extremely powerful dragon-like alien who has conquered entire planets and civilizations    
  • Smart enough to recreate the entire JL Database 
  • Tanked a torpedo 
  • Dodged a strike from Timmorn who had previously tagged Jay Garrick
  • Outran lightning
  • Was able to control a Green Lantern's ring, basically out-willing the user
  • Matched Hercules blow for blow
  • Unfazed by any of Deathstroke's attacks and even catches him when blinded
  • Can swim in lava
  • Dodged both lightning and a geyser at the same time 
  • Held his own against Titus, a being who can trade blows with Superman, knocked out the Martian Manhunter, and reacted quick enough to catch the Flash
  • Defeated Morgaine le Fay
  • Stabbed a Parademon through the chin when it was flying at him at full speed
  • Tanked Asmodel's sonic voice, which according to Asmodel, destroyed the walls of Jericho and is said to destroy matter itself 
  • KO'ed Power Ring, an alternate evil version of the Green Lantern
  • Held his own with Darkseid
  • Capable of facing the Justice League (with his armies)
  • Defeated Triton, the son of Poseidon 

Flaws

  • Much more willing to kill than any other member of the Justice League
    • He puts propriety on his kingdom and people over everything else which can put him at odds with his allies
    • Can retaliate viciously if a sea creature is killed
  • Can be a bit arrogant
  • His fearlessness can get the better of him
  • While he can command all sea life or anything that originates from the sea, there are certain species he has difficulty controlling (one notable example is with piranhas which he has trouble commanding under any circumstances due to their ruthlessness and hunger)
  • If he is out of the water for an extended period of time he will dehydrate and die
    • One of Batman's fail safes for Aquaman is using a modified Fear Toxin to give him hydrophobia 
  • Nothing ever goes well for him
    • Accidentally killed Manta's father, leading to the creation of his greatest enemy
    • His son was murdered by Black Manta, causing Mera to blame him for everything
    • He lost his hand to either piranhas under the control of Charybdis
    • His attempts for peace are always nearly sabotaged
    • Tried to make Atlantis independent from the Regime, but was ultimately forced to submit (Injustice: Gods Among Us - Regime Earth)
  • His DC Extended Universe self was one-shotted by Superman

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