History Awesome / Aquaman

19th Sep '17 5:30:06 AM Doug86
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* During the New 52 run of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comics, Aquaman pulled a maneuver similar to Batman during pre-flashpoint continuity. Remember how the caped crusader singlehandedly took down a quadrio of [[SuperpowerLottery all but unstoppable, shapeshifting space conquerors]]? Well in the [[ComicBook/New52 DCnU's]] Justice League comics, Arthur did him one better when the league and all of earth came under attack by a MadGod from old Krypton backed by [[BadassArmy legions of]] [[PhysicalGod Kal-El's own people]] brought with him [[TrickedOutTime from the past]] to conquer the earth after its mightiest heroes thwarted his initial attempts. Aquaman; armed with the Trident of Poseidon, was beset by an [[EliteMook army of kryptonians]] who talked down to him for his gods having abandoned him. How does he respond? by reciting a legend of his homeland and about how his trident [[BadassBoast makes him]] [[BlasphemousBoast god of the seas]] by calling up an [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom army of his own, cast in sea foam horses]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/buvm-zVMbof4EBanMzLhudqF0kKVxtXyQqRsMIMIvbzy8I-H2-6CzzlX2VqIHqwAFfcZVnIEBbsc=s0 washing them all away]].

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* During the New 52 run of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comics, Aquaman pulled a maneuver similar to Batman during pre-flashpoint continuity. Remember how the caped crusader singlehandedly took down a quadrio of [[SuperpowerLottery all but unstoppable, shapeshifting space conquerors]]? Well in the [[ComicBook/New52 DCnU's]] Justice League comics, Arthur did him one better when the league and all of earth came under attack by a MadGod from old Krypton backed by [[BadassArmy legions of]] [[PhysicalGod Kal-El's own people]] brought with him [[TrickedOutTime from the past]] to conquer the earth after its mightiest heroes thwarted his initial attempts. Aquaman; armed with the Trident of Poseidon, was beset by an [[EliteMook army of kryptonians]] who talked down to him for his gods having abandoned him. How does he respond? by reciting a legend of his homeland and about how his trident [[BadassBoast makes him]] [[BlasphemousBoast god of the seas]] by calling up an [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom army of his own, cast in sea foam horses]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/buvm-zVMbof4EBanMzLhudqF0kKVxtXyQqRsMIMIvbzy8I-H2-6CzzlX2VqIHqwAFfcZVnIEBbsc=s0 washing them all away]].
30th Aug '17 7:36:11 AM XFllo
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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]], rallies the dead who couldn't afford boat-fare, jacks the ferry man's boat [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/Nc7tTaoVknRz8CTq3sZd6jepwNYXbEi4n5eTPDMGHme-B9Ma9N0qggFd0MMUXSq62He21fiHolN-=s0 and runs him over with it]], storms the literal Gates of Hell and pulls off one of Cerberus' heads tossing it through the front door, marches right up to Pluto barters to take Poseidon 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 and Aquaman has just one word for the titanic guardian of the underworld [[LikeABadassOutOfHell as he and the sea god make their way]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome back to life]]: [[spoiler: [[OneLiner "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]], rallies the dead who couldn't afford boat-fare, jacks the ferry man's boat [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/Nc7tTaoVknRz8CTq3sZd6jepwNYXbEi4n5eTPDMGHme-B9Ma9N0qggFd0MMUXSq62He21fiHolN-=s0 and runs him over with it]], storms the literal Gates of Hell and pulls off one of Cerberus' heads tossing it through the front door, marches right up to Pluto barters to take Poseidon 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 and Aquaman has just one word for the titanic guardian of the underworld [[LikeABadassOutOfHell as he and the sea god make their way]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome way back to life]]: [[spoiler: [[OneLiner life:[[OneLiner "Stay."]] ]]
16th Jul '17 4:13:18 PM NightShade96
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* During the New 52 run of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comics, Aquaman pulled a maneuver similar to Batman during pre-flashpoint continuity. Remember how the caped crusader singlehandedly took down a quadrio of [[SuperpowerLottery all but unstoppable, shapeshifting space conquerors]]? Well in the [[New52 DCnU's]] Justice League comics, Arthur did him one better when the league and all of earth came under attack by a MadGod from old Krypton backed by [[BadassArmy legions of]] [[PhysicalGod Kal-El's own people]] brought with him [[TrickedOutTime from the past]] to conquer the earth after its mightiest heroes thwarted his initial attempts. Aquaman; armed with the Trident of Poseidon, was beset by an [[EliteMook army of kryptonians]] who talked down to him for his gods having abandoned him. How does he respond? by reciting a legend of his homeland and about how his trident [[BadassBoast makes him]] [[BlasphemousBoast god of the seas]] by calling up an [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom army of his own, cast in sea foam horses]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/buvm-zVMbof4EBanMzLhudqF0kKVxtXyQqRsMIMIvbzy8I-H2-6CzzlX2VqIHqwAFfcZVnIEBbsc=s0 washing them all away]].

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* During the New 52 run of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comics, Aquaman pulled a maneuver similar to Batman during pre-flashpoint continuity. Remember how the caped crusader singlehandedly took down a quadrio of [[SuperpowerLottery all but unstoppable, shapeshifting space conquerors]]? Well in the [[New52 [[ComicBook/New52 DCnU's]] Justice League comics, Arthur did him one better when the league and all of earth came under attack by a MadGod from old Krypton backed by [[BadassArmy legions of]] [[PhysicalGod Kal-El's own people]] brought with him [[TrickedOutTime from the past]] to conquer the earth after its mightiest heroes thwarted his initial attempts. Aquaman; armed with the Trident of Poseidon, was beset by an [[EliteMook army of kryptonians]] who talked down to him for his gods having abandoned him. How does he respond? by reciting a legend of his homeland and about how his trident [[BadassBoast makes him]] [[BlasphemousBoast god of the seas]] by calling up an [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom army of his own, cast in sea foam horses]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/buvm-zVMbof4EBanMzLhudqF0kKVxtXyQqRsMIMIvbzy8I-H2-6CzzlX2VqIHqwAFfcZVnIEBbsc=s0 washing them all away]].
15th May '17 3:07:24 PM SwankyGrouse
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* Silver Age!Aquaman made a hospital to help injured fish.



** Highlighted again during the ''Warhead'' story arc in DCRebirth, after having to contend with the titular named [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot psionic military cyborg]]. He got a psychic flash through him about just how fearful the world might be of him.
-->'''Random Thought''': And I thought BATMAN was the scary one.\\
* Silver Age!Aquaman made a hospital to help injured fish.

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** Highlighted again during the ''Warhead'' story arc in DCRebirth, after having to contend with the titular named [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot psionic military cyborg]]. He got a psychic flash through him the former about just how fearful the world populace might be of him.
-->'''Random Thought''': And I thought BATMAN was the scary one.\\
* Silver Age!Aquaman made a hospital to help injured fish.
4th May '17 2:27:06 PM SwankyGrouse
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** Highlighted again during the ''Warhead'' story arc in DCRebirth, afterhaving to contend with the titular named [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot psionic military cyborg]]. He got a psychic flash through him about how fearful the world might be of him.

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** Highlighted again during the ''Warhead'' story arc in DCRebirth, afterhaving after having to contend with the titular named [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot psionic military cyborg]]. He got a psychic flash through him about just how fearful the world might be of him.him.
-->'''Random Thought''': And I thought BATMAN was the scary one.\\
1st May '17 8:36:11 PM SwankyGrouse
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* During the New 52 run of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comics, Aquaman pulled a maneuver similar to Batman during pre-flashpoint continuity. Remember how the caped crusader singlehandedly took down a quadrio of [[SuperpowerLottery all but unstoppable, shapeshifting space conquerors]]? Well in the DCnU's Justice League comics, Arthur did him one better when the league and all of earth came under attack by a MadGod from old Krypton backed by [[BadassArmy legions of]] [[PhysicalGod Kal-El's own people]] brought with him [[TrickedOutTime from the past]] to conquer the earth after its mightiest heroes thwarted his initial attempts. Aquaman; armed with the Trident of Poseidon, was beset by an [[EliteMook army of kryptonians]] who talked down to him for his gods having abandoned him. How does he respond? by reciting a legend of his homeland and about how his trident [[BadassBoast makes him]] [[BlasphemousBoast god of the seas]] by calling up an [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom army of his own, cast in sea foam horses]].

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* During the New 52 run of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comics, Aquaman pulled a maneuver similar to Batman during pre-flashpoint continuity. Remember how the caped crusader singlehandedly took down a quadrio of [[SuperpowerLottery all but unstoppable, shapeshifting space conquerors]]? Well in the DCnU's [[New52 DCnU's]] Justice League comics, Arthur did him one better when the league and all of earth came under attack by a MadGod from old Krypton backed by [[BadassArmy legions of]] [[PhysicalGod Kal-El's own people]] brought with him [[TrickedOutTime from the past]] to conquer the earth after its mightiest heroes thwarted his initial attempts. Aquaman; armed with the Trident of Poseidon, was beset by an [[EliteMook army of kryptonians]] who talked down to him for his gods having abandoned him. How does he respond? by reciting a legend of his homeland and about how his trident [[BadassBoast makes him]] [[BlasphemousBoast god of the seas]] by calling up an [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom army of his own, cast in sea foam horses]].horses]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/buvm-zVMbof4EBanMzLhudqF0kKVxtXyQqRsMIMIvbzy8I-H2-6CzzlX2VqIHqwAFfcZVnIEBbsc=s0 washing them all away]].
29th Apr '17 2:00:39 PM SwankyGrouse
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* During the New 52 run of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comics, Aquaman pulled a maneuver similar to Batman during pre-flashpoint continuity. Remember how the caped crusader singlehandedly took down a quadrio of [[SuperpowerLottery all but unstoppable, shapeshifting space conquerors]]? Well in the DCnU's Justice League comics, Arthur did him one better when the league and all of earth came under attack by a MadGod from old Krypton backed by [[BadassArmy legions of]] [[PhysicalGod Kal-El's own people]] brought with him [[TrickedOutTime from the past]] to conquer the earth after its mightiest heroes thwarted his initial attempts. Aquaman; armed with the Trident of Poseidon, was beset by an [[EliteMook army of kryptonians]] who talked down to him for his gods having abandoned him. How does he respond? by reciting a legend of his homeland and about how his trident [[BadassBoast makes him]] [[BlasphemousBoast god of the seas]] by calling up an [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom army of his own, cast in sea foam horses]].


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* Black Manta's rise to power after [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt having dispatched the old guard]] and taking the reigns of command when negotiations had all but fallen through. Manta sums up his [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning displayed badassery]] in but a few words:
-->'''Black Jack''': Oh my god. What have you done?
-->'''Black Manta''': The king is dead, Black Jack.\\
[[YouAreInCommandNow Long Live The King]]. Any Questions?


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** Highlighted again during the ''Warhead'' story arc in DCRebirth, afterhaving to contend with the titular named [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot psionic military cyborg]]. He got a psychic flash through him about how fearful the world might be of him.
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.
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