History ComicBook / Aquaman

26th Jul '16 8:32:48 AM andersonh1
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* [[FadSuper Fad Villain]]: The reasons behind Black Manta's villainy have changed with the times. First he was [[MalcolmXerox "Doing this to help black people!"]] then it was [[MoneyDearBoy "Nah, I'm doing this for the money."]] These days his motivation is [[ForTheEvulz "Screw you, Aquaman!"]]

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* [[FadSuper Fad Villain]]: The reasons behind Black Manta's villainy have changed with the times. First he was [[MalcolmXerox "Doing this to help black people!"]] then it was [[MoneyDearBoy "Nah, I'm doing this for the money."]] These days then his motivation is was [[ForTheEvulz "Screw you, Aquaman!"]]Aquaman!"]]. Post-New 52 it's "YouKilledMyFather!"
19th Jun '16 12:05:23 AM Doug86
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** Even earlier, an extended storyline used Comicbook/GreenLantern villain the Shark -- a hyper-evolved tiger shark -- as a nemesis.

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** Even earlier, an extended storyline used Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern villain the Shark -- a hyper-evolved tiger shark -- as a nemesis.
12th Jun '16 6:21:30 PM Doug86
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This led to yet another revamp. Atlantis was sent back in time thousands of years, its citizens enslaved by their own ancestors, and Aquaman himself was imprisoned as living water. The [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] freed them in "The Obsidian Age" storyline, but Aquaman himself was cast out as a traitor. This led to him finding KingArthur's Lady of the Lake, gaining a [[ShapeshifterWeapon magical hand of living water]], and going back to his original appearance. This series also involved an underwater San Diego ("Sub Diego"), whose inhabitants had become water-breathers.

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This led to yet another revamp. Atlantis was sent back in time thousands of years, its citizens enslaved by their own ancestors, and Aquaman himself was imprisoned as living water. The [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] freed them in "The Obsidian Age" storyline, but Aquaman himself was cast out as a traitor. This led to him finding KingArthur's Myth/KingArthur's Lady of the Lake, gaining a [[ShapeshifterWeapon magical hand of living water]], and going back to his original appearance. This series also involved an underwater San Diego ("Sub Diego"), whose inhabitants had become water-breathers.
3rd Jun '16 12:12:18 AM Morgenthaler
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After ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' rolled around, Aquaman, like many [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]] denizens, got a new origin. Now, he was the son of an immortal Atlantean wizard, abandoned to die for his [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond hair]] and [[RaisedByWolves raised by dolphins]] before being found by the lighthouse-keeper. After this, Creator/PeterDavid became his main writer, and revamped him; his hand was eaten by piranhas and replaced with a hook, he [[GrowingTheBeard grew out his beard]], and moved toward epic, BarbarianHero-style adventures. This led to a successful ongoing series for a time, but it slipped in popularity after David was removed, and was eventually canceled.

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After ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' rolled around, Aquaman, like many [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]] denizens, got a new origin. Now, he was the son of an immortal Atlantean wizard, abandoned to die for his [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond hair]] hair and [[RaisedByWolves raised by dolphins]] before being found by the lighthouse-keeper. After this, Creator/PeterDavid became his main writer, and revamped him; his hand was eaten by piranhas and replaced with a hook, he [[GrowingTheBeard grew out his beard]], and moved toward epic, BarbarianHero-style adventures. This led to a successful ongoing series for a time, but it slipped in popularity after David was removed, and was eventually canceled.



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Atlanteans believe blond hair to be a curse.
** This is played straight with Kordax (Atlanteans refer to blond hair as the "Curse of Kordax") and Atlan (Aquaman's father, ComicBook/PostCrisis).
** Going further back in time, Shalako and Orin I, first princes of Tritons and Atlantis. Orin I was dark-haired, Shalako was a blonde. Orin I was a good scientist, Shalako an evil wizard. On the next generation, Dardanus, Shalako's son, was blonde and every bit as twisted as his father, Cora, Orin's daughter, was a brunette and as good natured as her parents. Furthermore, Shalako and Dardanus did everything they could to make Orin and Cora's lives miserable.
** Son'a, the kind natured mermaid queen of Tritons during [=McLaughlin=]'s run, was forced to wear elaborate headdresses to hide her blonde hair, fearing to fall in this trope. During Atlantis' history many princes and princesses were rumored to shave their heads, dye their hair or wear headdresses for that purpose.
** Once again in the new 52, the original Orin, brother to Atlan, first king of Atlantis. Orin disagreed with Atlan being accepting of welcoming other people into Atlantis, wanting to keep the bloodline of their people pure. Orin killed Atlan's wife and daughter and took the throne. [[spoiler: And Aquaman is the descendant of Orin.]]
17th Apr '16 1:07:31 AM VVK
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Aquaman's powers have varied over the years; in all incarnations, he is mainly known for his ability to breathe underwater, swim at high speeds and communicate with sea life. As of TheNewTens [[MakingASplash Hydrokinesis]] is increasingly common as well. He also often has something to do with Franchise/TheDCU's version of {{Atlantis}}.

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Aquaman's powers have varied over the years; in all incarnations, he is mainly known for his ability to breathe underwater, swim at high speeds and communicate with sea life. As of TheNewTens TheNewTens, [[MakingASplash Hydrokinesis]] is increasingly common as well. He also often has something to do with Franchise/TheDCU's version of {{Atlantis}}.
11th Apr '16 2:01:37 AM Faberlich
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The character will make his live-action film debut in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', portrayed by former ''Series/GameOfThrones'' star Creator/JasonMomoa.

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The character will make made his live-action film debut in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse. He was first seen as a footage [[TheCameo cameo]] in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', portrayed by former ''Series/GameOfThrones'' star Creator/JasonMomoa.
20th Mar '16 9:43:30 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* AbortedArc: Geff Johns' run ended with setting up another crossover between ''Justice League'' and ''Aquaman'' about Nereus trying to unite the Seven Seas. The crossover never came during Johns' tenure as writer of ''Justice League''. Averted once ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' was announced, wherein Johns has said it's one of his planned projects.
30th Jan '16 8:54:34 PM SirSapphire
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* InsistentTerminology: His fans are quick to point out that he ''doesn't'' "talk to fish." He ''[[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking commands.]]''
20th Dec '15 5:36:20 PM nombretomado
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In the SilverAge, Aquaman's origins were revamped; now, he was a HalfHumanHybrid of [[{{Atlantis}} Atlantean]] and surface human, raised by his father, a lighthouse-keeper, and unaware of his royal heritage until recently. He was super-strong and tough because his body was "adapted to the sea's depths", and he could [[PsychicPowers telepathically]] control anything that lived on or near the sea. However, he was also given a KryptoniteFactor of sorts; he could only spend [[HourOfPower one hour]] out of the water before succumbing to potentially fatal weakness. Aquaman's career was, like Superman's, also retroactively extended back into his childhood as "Aquaboy," ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'s sole contemporary hero. (This idea of the son of a light-house keeper and a merwoman may be inspired by the old song [[http://www.contemplator.com/sea/edlight.html "My Father Was the Keeper of the Eddystone Light"]].)

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In the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Aquaman's origins were revamped; now, he was a HalfHumanHybrid of [[{{Atlantis}} Atlantean]] and surface human, raised by his father, a lighthouse-keeper, and unaware of his royal heritage until recently. He was super-strong and tough because his body was "adapted to the sea's depths", and he could [[PsychicPowers telepathically]] control anything that lived on or near the sea. However, he was also given a KryptoniteFactor of sorts; he could only spend [[HourOfPower one hour]] out of the water before succumbing to potentially fatal weakness. Aquaman's career was, like Superman's, also retroactively extended back into his childhood as "Aquaboy," ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'s sole contemporary hero. (This idea of the son of a light-house keeper and a merwoman may be inspired by the old song [[http://www.contemplator.com/sea/edlight.html "My Father Was the Keeper of the Eddystone Light"]].)
29th Oct '15 4:09:11 PM acrobox
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Aquaman's powers have varied over the years; in all incarnations, he is mainly known for his ability to breathe underwater, swim at high speeds and communicate with sea life. He also often has something to do with Franchise/TheDCU's version of {{Atlantis}}.

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Aquaman's powers have varied over the years; in all incarnations, he is mainly known for his ability to breathe underwater, swim at high speeds and communicate with sea life. As of TheNewTens [[MakingASplash Hydrokinesis]] is increasingly common as well. He also often has something to do with Franchise/TheDCU's version of {{Atlantis}}.
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