History Awesome / Aquaman

3rd Jun '18 5:15:28 PM nombretomado
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* There's also his WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague incarnation, who cut off his own hand to save his son, and his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' incarnation, who is a walking CrowningMomentOfAwesome in a universe that already runs on RuleOfCool.

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* There's also his WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague incarnation, who cut off his own hand to save his son, and his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' incarnation, who is a walking CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in a universe that already runs on RuleOfCool.



** Combined with a [[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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** Combined with a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments CMoF]] as the villain Downpour attacks Aquaman... [[TooDumbToLive with water]]. He simply raises an eyebrow, says the line, then bitch slaps Downpour.



* 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]].

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* 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 [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments 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]].
19th Mar '18 3:05:46 PM ActualScientist
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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 whaling on Despero, tackling him into the ocean and commanding the sea life to "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Make. Him. Bleed.]]"
28th Jan '18 1:34:25 PM Leidolf
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And N.E.M.O's advanced technology has advanced him to an alpha level Threat. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis A Threat To The Entire Planet]].

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And N.E.M.O's advanced technology has advanced him to an alpha level Threat. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis A Threat To The Entire Planet]].Planet]].
* After nearly being killed and left for dead, Aquaman proceeded to take a page out of Batman's book to clean up the lowest part of Atlantis until he can reclaim his throne as of Issue #25 of the 2016 series.
1st Jan '18 6:16:56 PM azul120
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*** Even cooler still is that in later issues The whole, "nobody's favorite superhero" bit gets overturned after saving a little boy's mom from becoming food for the trench, then he walks up to him and openly says; "your my favorite superhero". Arthur simply gives a quaint smile before he and Mera leap off home. [[UngratefulBastard one cop]] still doesn't like him though.
** 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.
* The New 52's ''Justice League #6'' - Aquaman stabbing freakin' {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} in the ''[[EyeScream freakin' eye]]'' with his trident!

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*** Even cooler still is that in later issues The the whole, "nobody's favorite superhero" bit gets overturned after saving a little boy's mom from becoming food for the trench, then he walks up to him and openly says; "your my favorite superhero". Arthur simply gives a quaint smile before he and Mera leap off home. [[UngratefulBastard one cop]] still doesn't like him though.
** Mera gets her fair share of the bad rap in the aquaman 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 their 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.
boss.
* In general, [[BattleCouple Aquaman and Mera's relationship]]. They're both hypercompetent on their own, separate terms, yet they're equally devoted, supportive, and loving of one another, with Mera just as able and willing to move hell and earth to come to Aquaman's rescue as he is her, all but completely averting the typical damsel/distaff tropes. Now who said there weren't any great superhero romances out there?
* More meta example, but speaking of all this, Mera's been given a new series of her own for 2018.
* The New 52's ''Justice League #6'' - Aquaman stabbing freakin' {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} in the ''[[EyeScream freakin' eye]]'' with his trident!
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]].
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