History ComicBook / Aquaman

20th May '17 10:52:24 AM SwankyGrouse
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* UnderCity: There were originally seven lost cities that were once apart of the original continent of Atlantis. The five fragmented environments eventually expanded and became cultures of their own, having remained secret from the rest of the world for many many centuries. Even Atlantis was in the dark about this sordid history, either believing it to be myth & legend or just plain not knowing they existed.
** Tlapallan: Under sea metropolis with a Mayanesque culture featuring yellow skinned atlanteans.
** Hy-Brasil: Deep trench dwelling society which was the nucleus of Atlantis's defense cathedral and science wing.
** Thierna na Oge: Oceanic coven city deeply tied to the mystic forces of the world, home to an onclave of atlantean sorcery.
** Dreaming City: A once thriving hidden mountain colony where individuals unlocked higher conciousness through science and sorcery. Destroyed by Ocean master when he took control and lost it under Neron's influence.
** Sharaia: An unknown city inhabited by Manta ray like atlanteans discovered by Arthur Joseph Curry during his stint as Aquaman.


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* UnderCity: The seven hidden cities of Atlantis fall into this as they were originally apart of the once whole Atlantis. Under King Atlan's rule these continents thrived and mingled with Atlantean culture before when they were enemies of the state, Nowadays since Atlantis's shattering they've been relegated to myth and mystery never to be heard from again. Until Rise of The Seven Seas that is.
** The Trench: a ravenous cavern dwelling race of subhuman water breathers who adapted to living in the sea floor.
** Xebel: Secessionist clan of criminals exiled from Atlantis to a cosmic Alcatraz within the Bermuda Triangle, occupied by water bending merefolk.
20th May '17 9:10:11 AM SwankyGrouse
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** More often than not; a great many would be dictators or [[ApatheticCitizens jerkass subjects]] who rally behind them fail to understand or are too stupid to get. That going to war with the surface world over lame reasons, be it racism or another dumb excuse more often then not fabricated by Atlantis and its people, to give reason for going to war. Is the threat of MutuallyAssuredDestruction. Unleashing Atlantis's power on the world would destroy both races and the planet they're fighting over, given that earth is a shared ecosystem where everything plays its part and the removal of one or more of which from it throws it all catastrophically out of balance, well... [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/NIBpg29RZl-SURCe6v9M2eJORH7iR5sM8-8CL90Y3BM3Aglh-r6ZxT4QyS6ixNQVYzhBCYxifDOq=s0 The rest is history]].

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** More often than not; a great many would be dictators or [[ApatheticCitizens jerkass subjects]] who rally behind them fail to understand or are too stupid to get. That going to war with the surface world over lame reasons, be it racism or another dumb excuse more often then not fabricated by Atlantis and its people, to give reason giving justification for going to war.pointless conflict. Is the threat of MutuallyAssuredDestruction. Unleashing Atlantis's power on the world would destroy both races and the planet they're fighting over, given that earth is a shared ecosystem where everything plays its part and the removal of one or more of which from it throws it all catastrophically out of balance, well... [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/NIBpg29RZl-SURCe6v9M2eJORH7iR5sM8-8CL90Y3BM3Aglh-r6ZxT4QyS6ixNQVYzhBCYxifDOq=s0 The rest is history]].
17th May '17 11:40:07 PM KJMackley
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** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' did not include him as a regular in part due to the ''Superfriends'' meme. He does show up multiple times as a guest star voiced by Scott Rummell. His appearance and personality revamped to reflect the more barbarian 90's version: bearded, barechested and sporting a hook hand ([[DeliberateInjuryGambit cutting off his own hand to save his son).

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** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' did not include him as a regular in part due to the ''Superfriends'' meme. He does show up multiple times as a guest star voiced by Scott Rummell. His appearance and personality revamped to reflect the more barbarian 90's version: bearded, barechested and sporting a hook hand ([[DeliberateInjuryGambit cutting off his own hand to save his son).son]]).
17th May '17 11:39:36 PM KJMackley
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His appearances in other media have been a mixed bag. The devastating legacy of Superfriends is discussed above, and probably the reason why the Franchise/{{DCAU}} version of the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague did not include him as a regular. This turned out to be rather ironic - many think that series' portrayal of King Arthur as ''the regal Lord of Atlantis'' (not in exile, but actually ruling the place), who cut off his own hand in order to save his baby son, stormed the United Nations single-handedly to demand answers, and frequently antagonized the League until the (usually good) reasons for his actions came to light was one of the best, and deserved more attention. He also had a pretty cool animated cartoon in the 60s where he [[RuleOfCool threw hard-water balls]]. He also appears in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' where he was a BoisterousBruiser (and slightly egotistical), could throw hard-water balls (including ones that looked like aqua-[[Franchise/StreetFighter Hadokens]]), and turned water into ''swords''. A version of the character has also appeared in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' a couple times. This Arthur Curry has some kind of water-controlling power allowing him to create kinetic balls of water that explode on impact, has some degree of superhuman strength and swims faster than Clark, but dehydrates easily. He wears orange and green like the comic book version, but only because that's his college's school colors.

The character made his live-action film debut in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse. Portrayed by Creator/JasonMomoa, he was first seen as a footage [[TheCameo cameo]] in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He will also appear in ''{{Film/Justice League|2017}}'', scheduled for November 2017, and his own solo movie, ''Film/{{Aquaman|2018}}'', scheduled for 2018.

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His appearances Appearances in other media have been a mixed bag. The devastating legacy of Superfriends is discussed above, and probably the reason why the Franchise/{{DCAU}} version media:
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'': One
of the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague primary characters, the fourth "greatest hero" next to Superman, Batman and Robin and Wonder Woman. Voiced by Norman Alden and later Bill Callaway. A lesser known precursor show featured him called ''The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure''.
* Franchise/{{DCAU}}
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Voiced by Creator/MiguelFerrer in his classic clean shaven appearance.
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
did not include him as a regular. This turned out regular in part due to be rather ironic - many think that series' portrayal of King Arthur as ''the regal Lord of Atlantis'' (not in exile, but actually ruling the place), who cut ''Superfriends'' meme. He does show up multiple times as a guest star voiced by Scott Rummell. His appearance and personality revamped to reflect the more barbarian 90's version: bearded, barechested and sporting a hook hand ([[DeliberateInjuryGambit cutting off his own hand in order to save his baby son, stormed the United Nations single-handedly to demand answers, and frequently antagonized the League until the (usually good) reasons for his actions came to light was one of the best, and deserved more attention. He also had a pretty cool animated cartoon in the 60s where he [[RuleOfCool threw hard-water balls]]. He also appears in son).
**
''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' voiced by Creator/JohnDiMaggio where he was a BoisterousBruiser (and slightly egotistical), LargeHam, could throw hard-water balls (including ones that looked like aqua-[[Franchise/StreetFighter Hadokens]]), and turned water into ''swords''. A version of the character has also appeared in ''swords''.
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''Series/{{Smallville}}'' played by Alan Ritchson in a couple times. This Arthur Curry has some kind of water-controlling power allowing him to create kinetic balls episodes, including teaming up with other members of water that explode on impact, has some degree of superhuman strength and swims faster than Clark, but dehydrates easily. the future Justice League. He wears orange and green like the swimwear as a nod to his comic book version, but only because that's his college's school colors.

The character made his live-action film debut in
outfit.
*** An unaired pilot by
the Film/DCExtendedUniverse. Portrayed by Creator/JasonMomoa, he Smallville producers. He was first seen played by Justin Hartley, who was later brought in to ''Smallville'' as ComicBook/GreenArrow.
** ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', voiced by Creator/PhilLaMarr. His sidekick Aqualad, Kaldur'ahm, is
a main character.
** ''Film/DCCinematicUniverse'': Played by Creator/JasonMomoa
*** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''- cameos in secret
footage [[TheCameo cameo]] in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He will taken by an underwater probe.
*** ''Film/JusticeLeague''- One of the core members, Atlantis
also appear in ''{{Film/Justice League|2017}}'', scheduled appears for November 2017, and his own solo movie, ''Film/{{Aquaman|2018}}'', scheduled for 2018.
the first time in live action with Mera played by Creator/AmberHeard.
*** ''Film/{{Aquaman}}''- Solo film directed by Creator/JamesWan.
16th May '17 3:33:30 PM nombretomado
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** Not to mention that, as has been pointed out elsewhere on [[TVTropes this wiki]], his skillset makes Aquaman effectively the ruler of over ''three quarters'' of our planet's surface. He's also not above pointing it out himself when people start giving him lip.

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** Not to mention that, as has been pointed out elsewhere on [[TVTropes [[Wiki/TVTropes this wiki]], his skillset makes Aquaman effectively the ruler of over ''three quarters'' of our planet's surface. He's also not above pointing it out himself when people start giving him lip.
12th May '17 7:05:35 PM SwankyGrouse
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* IronicEcho: Manta in the beginning of the Aquaman Rebirth, stating his wife Mera was the linchpin in Arthur's dark world, that if he ever lost her the weight of being sea king would crush him indefinitely. Lets not forget how ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Aquaman turned out because of this.
12th May '17 8:10:57 AM SwankyGrouse
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* [[HumansAreBastards Atlanteans Are Bastards]]: While Arthur does and acts on whats best for his people, he knows full well that there are those within Atlantis who would gleefully take any excuse at face value to war with and brutalize him and the surface world.
** Naturally the reverse applies to surface dwellers, most Atlanteans feel this way about humans. Especially Murk who confirms it in ''Aquaman'' Vol. 7 #18 after absconding Atlantean weaponry sold over the Black Market from thieves and slavers using them to [[WhatYouAreInTheDark steal from or sell off their own kind for profit]].


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** [[TookALevelInBadass Black Manta]] also fits the bill as he singlehandedly took the reigns of a NebulousEvilOrganization from its previous C.E.O. for his own, all for the sake of escalating his war on Aquaman and any dreams of peaceful coexistence with the surface world he had.
--> '''Black Manta''': [[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tgBUKtBLRdg/V9BF7FJPlbI/AAAAAAADA04/arVNTnVQajM_2GVrlIpFL7IpSaya6rXWgCLcB/s1600/41_17.jpg Long live the King. Any Questions?]]


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* GoodScarsEvilScars: Manta in spades.
11th May '17 4:15:11 PM SwankyGrouse
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* CultureJustifiesAnything: How many Atlantis view the surface worlds transgressions and intrusions into their domain, the fact that aquaman is surface born and how their roundabout belief in prophecies provides yet another reason for their isolationist views.

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* CultureJustifiesAnything: How many in Atlantis view the surface worlds transgressions and intrusions into their domain, the fact that aquaman is surface born and how their roundabout belief in prophecies provides yet another reason excuse for their isolationist isolationist, bordering genocidal views.
11th May '17 4:10:29 PM SwankyGrouse
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* InASingleBound: Being fully adapted to live in the pressure of the deepest sea trenches, Aquaman and Mera, while on the surface, are both able to leap miles at times through the air, with ComicBook/IncredibleHulk-like jumps.



* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Arthur has his moments his best however, was when he deposed his half-brother Orm in order to retake his title as King of Atlantis. Beating him in the middle of a war no less, singlehandedly halting the advance of atlantean forces with a word, [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/uisWeye8L-iljM7r5AAm3k6n68rMwJep6umYqCtD8W1ZzxoOd7zKo_tpbNhP7XRaB3X0ATa1d7dn=s0 four simple words]] to be precise.

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Arthur has his moments moments, his best however, however was when he deposed his half-brother Orm in order to retake his title as King of Atlantis. Beating him in the middle of a war no less, singlehandedly halting the advance of atlantean forces with a word, [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/uisWeye8L-iljM7r5AAm3k6n68rMwJep6umYqCtD8W1ZzxoOd7zKo_tpbNhP7XRaB3X0ATa1d7dn=s0 four simple words]] to be precise.


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* InASingleBound: Being fully adapted to live in the pressure of the deepest sea trenches, Aquaman and Mera, while on the surface, are both able to leap miles at times through the air, with ComicBook/IncredibleHulk-like jumps.
11th May '17 4:00:57 PM SwankyGrouse
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** Ocean Master, before he gained magic powers. Fits too.
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