History Awesome / Aquaman

27th Mar '17 12:22:07 AM SwankyGrouse
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* In the pre ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Justice League story "Crisis of Conscience," Despero is having a brutal fight with the Martian Manhunter, free-falling from space to the coast of San Diego. Just as Despero is about to kill J'onn, a makeshift steel spear pierces his shoulder. It's [[BigDamnHeroes Aquaman]], who proceeds to start wailing on Despero, tackling him into the ocean and commanding the sea life to "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Make. Him. Bleed.]]"

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* In the pre ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Justice League story "Crisis of Conscience," Despero is having a brutal fight with the Martian Manhunter, free-falling from space to the coast of San Diego. Just as Despero is about to kill J'onn, a makeshift steel spear pierces his shoulder. It's [[BigDamnHeroes Aquaman]], who proceeds to start wailing on Despero, tackling him into the ocean and commanding the sea life to "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Make. Him. Bleed.]]"]]"
* In the rising in popularity '''Rebirth''' titles of Aquaman, the title character gains an impressive leap in cool points backed by an impressive following. In universe Atlantis is recognized as a world power and Arthur himself a force to be reckoned with, while still very much feared if little more than respected by the masses of the world at large. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Many of his new fanbase]] after his resolution of the near WWIII crisis staged by [[TheIlluminati N.E.M.O]] fondly dub themselves his [[FanNickname Aquafans]].
** Manta likewise TookALevelInBadass going from a singular if incredibly deadly menace to any lasting hopes for peace Aquaman had. To [[KlingonPromotion offing the leader]] of said aforementioned OneWorldOrder making himself head honcho of [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness all its vast resources along with its deep seated ties and connections to the world powers]] when they tried to recruit him as an operative. [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority All but singlehandedly commandeering a faceless cabal as old as human history]] making himself a world superpower in his own right, HistoricalVillainUpgrade indeed; or as Arthur Curry puts it.
--> Manta is one of the most dangerous and capable men I have ever known.\\
And N.E.M.O's advanced technology has advanced him to an alpha level Threat. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis A Threat To The Entire Planet]].
26th Mar '17 7:37:52 PM SwankyGrouse
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* Near the end of PAD's run, Triton has killed Poseidon and is kicking the crap out of Aquaman and friends. Aquaman lets Triton kill him, so he can get to the afterlife. Once there, he decks Charon, rallies the souls who didn't have boatfare, jacks Charon's boat, runs Charon over with his own boat, storms the literal Gates of Hell, pulls off one of Cerberus' heads, marches right up to Pluto and demands Poseidon back, ultimately convincing Hades with a very solid BatmanGambit. On his way out, Cerberus is back, and Aquaman has just one word for the titanic guardian of the underworld: [[spoiler: "Stay."]]

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* Near the end of PAD's run, Triton has killed Poseidon and is kicking the crap out of Aquaman and friends. Aquaman lets Triton kill him, so he can get to the afterlife. Once there, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu he decks Charon, Charon]], rallies the souls dead who didn't have boatfare, couldn't afford boat-fare, jacks Charon's boat, the ferry man's boat [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/Nc7tTaoVknRz8CTq3sZd6jepwNYXbEi4n5eTPDMGHme-B9Ma9N0qggFd0MMUXSq62He21fiHolN-=s0 and runs Charon him over with his own boat, it]], storms the literal Gates of Hell, Hell and pulls off one of Cerberus' heads, heads tossing it through the front door, marches right up to Pluto and demands barters to take Poseidon back, back with him, ultimately convincing the lord of Hades with a very solid BatmanGambit. On his way out, with Poseidon in tow, Cerberus is back, back and Aquaman has just one word for the titanic guardian of the underworld: underworld [[LikeABadassOutOfHell as he and the sea god make their way]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome back to life]]: [[spoiler: [[OneLiner "Stay."]]"]] ]]
26th Mar '17 6:58:34 PM SwankyGrouse
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** Combined with a CMoF as the villain Downpour attacks Aquaman... [[TooDumbToLive with water]]. He simply raises an eyebrow, says the line, then bitch slaps Downpour.

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** Combined with a CMoF [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMoF]] as the villain Downpour attacks Aquaman... [[TooDumbToLive with water]]. He simply raises an eyebrow, says the line, then bitch slaps Downpour.
18th Dec '16 5:04:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Whether you're an enemy or a friend, [[{{Badass}} Aquaman demands respect]]. [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/10/109662/2661633-aquavsuper1.jpg And yes]], [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4ZCidDMkxY0/UwnqxpW1fcI/AAAAAAAAn9g/Jm0GNOjR7Q0/s1600/p16_4.jpg that includes Superman]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5c2qkuGd708/UwnqybykAqI/AAAAAAAAn9o/qDrP65rqG1M/s1600/p16_5.jpg as well as Wonder Woman]].

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* Whether you're an enemy or a friend, [[{{Badass}} Aquaman demands respect]].respect. [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/10/109662/2661633-aquavsuper1.jpg And yes]], [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4ZCidDMkxY0/UwnqxpW1fcI/AAAAAAAAn9g/Jm0GNOjR7Q0/s1600/p16_4.jpg that includes Superman]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5c2qkuGd708/UwnqybykAqI/AAAAAAAAn9o/qDrP65rqG1M/s1600/p16_5.jpg as well as Wonder Woman]].
5th May '16 5:44:48 PM ultimomant
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** Combined with a CMoF as the villain Downpour attacks Aquaman... [[TooDumbTooLive with water]]. He simply raises an eyebrow, says the line, then bitch slaps Downpour.

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** Combined with a CMoF as the villain Downpour attacks Aquaman... [[TooDumbTooLive [[TooDumbToLive with water]]. He simply raises an eyebrow, says the line, then bitch slaps Downpour.
27th Mar '16 8:54:39 AM lorgskyegon
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PRJnLBva3w "King of the seas, remember?"

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PRJnLBva3w "King of the seas, remember?"remember?"]]
27th Mar '16 8:54:30 AM lorgskyegon
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PRJnLBva3w "King of the seas, remember?"
** Combined with a CMoF as the villain Downpour attacks Aquaman... [[TooDumbTooLive with water]]. He simply raises an eyebrow, says the line, then bitch slaps Downpour.
19th Dec '15 5:21:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ComicBook/JLAAvengers, Aquaman "beats" SheHulk by remembering that he just has to retrieve 1 of the 10 magical artifacts to win (and then does it), which is quite amazing on its own. But the real moment of Awesome comes when Superman is being beaten by SheHulk, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules, [[ChromeChampion Vision]] and [[ProjectedMan Wonder Man]], only to be saved by AQUAMAN! ([[HeartIsAnAwesomePower and some random giant sea dragon]])

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* In ComicBook/JLAAvengers, Aquaman "beats" SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk by remembering that he just has to retrieve 1 of the 10 magical artifacts to win (and then does it), which is quite amazing on its own. But the real moment of Awesome comes when Superman is being beaten by SheHulk, She-Hulk, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules, [[ChromeChampion Vision]] and [[ProjectedMan Wonder Man]], only to be saved by AQUAMAN! ([[HeartIsAnAwesomePower and some random giant sea dragon]])
6th Dec '15 9:28:21 AM OnePunch
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* Whether you're an enemy or a friend, [[{{Badass}} Aquaman demands respect]]. [[http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/6628/aquamandemandsrespect013mn.jpg And yes]], [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4ZCidDMkxY0/UwnqxpW1fcI/AAAAAAAAn9g/Jm0GNOjR7Q0/s1600/p16_4.jpg that includes Superman]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5c2qkuGd708/UwnqybykAqI/AAAAAAAAn9o/qDrP65rqG1M/s1600/p16_5.jpg and Wonder Woman]].

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* Whether you're an enemy or a friend, [[{{Badass}} Aquaman demands respect]]. [[http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/6628/aquamandemandsrespect013mn.[[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/10/109662/2661633-aquavsuper1.jpg And yes]], [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4ZCidDMkxY0/UwnqxpW1fcI/AAAAAAAAn9g/Jm0GNOjR7Q0/s1600/p16_4.jpg that includes Superman]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5c2qkuGd708/UwnqybykAqI/AAAAAAAAn9o/qDrP65rqG1M/s1600/p16_5.jpg and as well as Wonder Woman]].
3rd Dec '15 12:14:18 AM OnePunch
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** Mera gets her fair share of the bad rap in the aquaman is useless stigma also but is [[HairTriggerTemper far less patient]] than Arthur is about any of it. For instance while searching for some dog food a sleazy store clerk who tried to feel her up, ended up with a broken arm and this was before two cops and a paramedic; whom [[{{Jerkass}} he laughed]] at for being frightened (with good reason) of Aquawoman, came onto the scene. After that she ''waterbends'' they're pistols out of they're hands after asking nicely for the duo to drop their sidearms after they so rudely pointed them her way.
*** Continuing on when she feigned surrender to arrest when hearing a murderous domestic abuser escaped police custody after killing his wife over the radio; only to confront the killer at his own house having his daughter at gunpoint. Said derelict also jeered snide remarks at her boasting of having all the cards while Mera was too far inland to be a threat to him, how does she respond? Nearly mummifying the guy via slow, crippling dehydration of his bodily liquids only to stop when the pleading hostage begged her too as he was still her father, Mera simply groaned stating she didn't get any of these people before hulk jumping away like a boss.



** Mera gets her fair share of the bad rap in the aquaman is useless stigma also but is [[HairTriggerTemper far less patient]] than Arthur is about any of it. For instance while searching for some dog food a sleazy store clerk who tried to feel her up, ended up with a broken arm and this was before two cops and a paramedic whom [[Jerkass he laughed]] at for being frightened (with good reason) of Aquawoman came onto the scene. After she ''waterbends'' they're pistols out of they're hands.
*** Played again when she feigned surrender to arrest when hearing a murderous domestic abuser escaped police custody after killing his wife over the radio; only to play her ultimate hand in order to confront the killer at his house as he had his daughter at gunpoint. Said derelict also laughed and made snide remarks about having all the cards while mera was too far inland from the ocean to be a threat to him, irked by this Mera wonders aloud how Arthur can tolerate such biased ignorance from surface dwellers when the assailant took her at gunpoint calling her a fish out of water. Her response? nearly dehydrating the guy by pulling out his bodily liquids only to hulk jump way like a boss when the pleading hostage begged her to stop, Mera stating she didn't get any of these people.
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