History YMMV / Aquaman

5th Nov '16 7:28:33 PM Berrenta
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* NeverLiveItDown[=/=]InkStainAdaptation: His stint in the ''Superfriends'' cartoon means that even now he's still known as the useless one.
** In-universe Black Manta likes bring up the fact that he murdered Aquaman's infant son.

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* NeverLiveItDown[=/=]InkStainAdaptation: NeverLiveItDown: [[AudienceColoringAdaptation His stint stint]] in the ''Superfriends'' cartoon means that even now he's still known as the useless one.
** In-universe Black Manta likes to bring up the fact that he murdered Aquaman's infant son.
26th Oct '16 4:42:48 PM DustSnitch
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** The first issue of the recent Aquaman reboot seems to have this as its goal: it mostly involves Aquaman being {{badass}} and addresses a lot of common misconceptions about him. Four issues in it seems to have worked. Aquaman is being praised as one of the best series DC has, and Aquaman himself has gotten a big boost in appreciation ''without'' using more badass aspects like the harpoon hand and beard.

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** The first issue of the recent Aquaman reboot seems to have this as its goal: it mostly involves Aquaman being {{badass}} and addresses a lot of common misconceptions about him.Aquaman. Four issues in it seems to have worked. Aquaman is being praised as one of the best series DC has, and Aquaman himself has gotten a big boost in appreciation ''without'' using more badass aspects like the harpoon hand and beard.
24th Jul '16 9:34:48 PM XSpectreGreyX
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** In the Dan Abnett run, Mera dopting the identity of Aquawoman and wearing a version of Arthur's outfit. Some think it removes her identity and reduces her to a DistaffCounterpart to Aquaman, and doesn't fit the character. Others think it's a good look for her and it'll allow her to move beyond being just a supporting character for Arthur. Abnett seems to be aware of it, as Mera and Arthur themselves think the name is lame, and they admit to it being a marketing gimmick, albeit one that humans seem to like.

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** In the Dan Abnett run, Mera dopting adopting the identity of Aquawoman and wearing a version of Arthur's outfit. Some think it removes her identity and reduces her to a DistaffCounterpart to Aquaman, and doesn't fit the character. Others think it's a good look for her and it'll allow her to move beyond being just a supporting character for Arthur. Abnett seems to be aware of it, as Mera and Arthur themselves think the name is lame, and they admit to it being a marketing gimmick, albeit one that humans seem to like. She ditches the costume by the Rebirth series and even calls it embarrassing.



** In light of this, the recent casting of Creator/JasonMomoa for Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice, although far from being the statuesque blonde he's usually portrayed as; has actually been warmly accepted as probably the best move to help redeem his reputation amongst the general public.



* MyRealDaddy: Phil Jimenez has this reputation in regards to Garth, since he was the one who gave him the Tempest name and power upgrade.

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Phil Jimenez has this reputation in regards to Garth, since he was the one who gave him the Tempest name and power upgrade.
12th Jul '16 6:57:17 PM CL
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* CompleteMonster: [[ArchEnemy Black Manta]], real name [[ScaryBlackMan David]], makes his living as a [[RuthlessModernPirates brutal]] [[SubmarinePirates pirate]], often [[PsychoForHire in the employ of others]], and is obsessed with destroying Aquaman at all costs. To this end, Manta [[WouldHurtAChild killed Aquaman's infant son]] by trapping him in a chamber that suffocated the boy, despite Arthur's best efforts to save him. Manta continues to torment his nemesis by targeting and murdering those he can. Not even Manta's own family is exempt from his cruelty: his own son, the new Aqualad, was the target of Manta's wrath when Manta [[OffingTheOffspring attempted to murder him]] with zealous hatred, for no other reason than rejecting the path Manta wanted for him. In ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', Manta tries to go straight, opening up a fish market, but when the customers rejoice that Aquaman is alive, Manta murders them with a knife, before burning down his own house and resuming his quest for vengeance. Manta is a vicious, hateful murderer who would poison the entire ocean just for the chance to hurt his nemesis.

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* CompleteMonster: Pre-''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' [[ArchEnemy Black Manta]], real name [[ScaryBlackMan David]], makes his living as a [[RuthlessModernPirates brutal]] [[SubmarinePirates pirate]], often [[PsychoForHire in the employ of others]], and is obsessed with destroying Aquaman at all costs. To this end, Manta [[WouldHurtAChild killed Aquaman's infant son]] by trapping him in a chamber that suffocated the boy, despite Arthur's best efforts to save him. Manta continues to torment his nemesis by targeting and murdering those he can. Not even Manta's own family is exempt from his cruelty: his own son, the new Aqualad, was the target of Manta's wrath when Manta [[OffingTheOffspring attempted to murder him]] with zealous hatred, for no other reason than rejecting the path Manta wanted for him. In ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', Manta tries to go straight, opening up a fish market, but when the customers rejoice that Aquaman is alive, Manta murders them with a knife, before burning down his own house and resuming his quest for vengeance. Manta is a vicious, hateful murderer who would poison the entire ocean just for the chance to hurt his nemesis.
7th Jun '16 1:29:22 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[ArchEnemy Black Manta]], real name [[ScaryBlackMan David]], makes his living as a [[RuthlessModernPirates brutal]] [[SubmarinePirate pirate]], often [[PsychoForHire in the employ of others]], and is obsessed with destroying Aquaman at all costs. To this end, Manta [[WouldHurtAChild killed Aquaman's infant son]] by trapping him in a chamber that suffocated the boy, despite Arthur's best efforts to save him. Manta continues to torment his nemesis by targeting and murdering those he can. Not even Manta's own family is exempt from his cruelty: his own son, the new Aqualad, was the target of Manta's wrath when Manta [[OffingTheOffspring attempted to murder him]] with zealous hatred, for no other reason than rejecting the path Manta wanted for him. In ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', Manta tries to go straight, opening up a fish market, but when the customers rejoice that Aquaman is alive, Manta murders them with a knife, before burning down his own house and resuming his quest for vengeance. Manta is a vicious, hateful murderer who would poison the entire ocean just for the chance to hurt his nemesis.

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* CompleteMonster: [[ArchEnemy Black Manta]], real name [[ScaryBlackMan David]], makes his living as a [[RuthlessModernPirates brutal]] [[SubmarinePirate [[SubmarinePirates pirate]], often [[PsychoForHire in the employ of others]], and is obsessed with destroying Aquaman at all costs. To this end, Manta [[WouldHurtAChild killed Aquaman's infant son]] by trapping him in a chamber that suffocated the boy, despite Arthur's best efforts to save him. Manta continues to torment his nemesis by targeting and murdering those he can. Not even Manta's own family is exempt from his cruelty: his own son, the new Aqualad, was the target of Manta's wrath when Manta [[OffingTheOffspring attempted to murder him]] with zealous hatred, for no other reason than rejecting the path Manta wanted for him. In ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', Manta tries to go straight, opening up a fish market, but when the customers rejoice that Aquaman is alive, Manta murders them with a knife, before burning down his own house and resuming his quest for vengeance. Manta is a vicious, hateful murderer who would poison the entire ocean just for the chance to hurt his nemesis.
7th Jun '16 1:28:18 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[ArchEnemy Black Manta]], real name [[ScaryBlackMan David]], makes his living as a brutal pirate, often [[PsychoForHire in the employ of others]], and is obsessed with destroying Aquaman at all costs. To this end, Manta [[WouldHurtAChild killed Aquaman's infant son]] by trapping him in a chamber that suffocated the boy, despite Arthur's best efforts to save him. Manta continues to torment his nemesis by targeting and murdering those he can. Not even Manta's own family is exempt from his cruelty: his own son, the new Aqualad, was the target of Manta's wrath when Manta attempted to murder him with zealous hatred, for no other reason than rejecting the path Manta wanted for him. In ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', Manta tries to go straight, opening up a fish market, but when the customers rejoice that Aquaman is alive, Manta murders them with a knife, before burning down his own house and resuming his quest for vengeance. Manta is a vicious, hateful murderer who would poison the entire oceans just for a chance to hurt his nemesis.

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* CompleteMonster: [[ArchEnemy Black Manta]], real name [[ScaryBlackMan David]], makes his living as a brutal pirate, [[RuthlessModernPirates brutal]] [[SubmarinePirate pirate]], often [[PsychoForHire in the employ of others]], and is obsessed with destroying Aquaman at all costs. To this end, Manta [[WouldHurtAChild killed Aquaman's infant son]] by trapping him in a chamber that suffocated the boy, despite Arthur's best efforts to save him. Manta continues to torment his nemesis by targeting and murdering those he can. Not even Manta's own family is exempt from his cruelty: his own son, the new Aqualad, was the target of Manta's wrath when Manta [[OffingTheOffspring attempted to murder him him]] with zealous hatred, for no other reason than rejecting the path Manta wanted for him. In ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', Manta tries to go straight, opening up a fish market, but when the customers rejoice that Aquaman is alive, Manta murders them with a knife, before burning down his own house and resuming his quest for vengeance. Manta is a vicious, hateful murderer who would poison the entire oceans ocean just for a the chance to hurt his nemesis.
10th Apr '16 8:22:05 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[ArchEnemy Black Manta]] makes his living as a brutal {{pirate}} who is hell bent on destroying Aquaman at all costs. To this end, Manta once [[WouldHurtAChild killed Aquaman's infant son]] by trapping him in a chamber that suffocated the boy, despite Arthur's best efforts to save him. Manta continues to torment his nemesis by targeting and murdering those he can. Not even Manta's own family is exempt from his cruelty: his own son, the new Aqualad, was the target of Manta's wrath when Manta attempted to murder him with zealous hatred, for no other reason than rejecting the path Manta wanted for him. Manta is a vicious, hateful murderer who would poison the entire oceans just for a chance to hurt his nemesis.

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* CompleteMonster: [[ArchEnemy Black Manta]] Manta]], real name [[ScaryBlackMan David]], makes his living as a brutal {{pirate}} who pirate, often [[PsychoForHire in the employ of others]], and is hell bent on obsessed with destroying Aquaman at all costs. To this end, Manta once [[WouldHurtAChild killed Aquaman's infant son]] by trapping him in a chamber that suffocated the boy, despite Arthur's best efforts to save him. Manta continues to torment his nemesis by targeting and murdering those he can. Not even Manta's own family is exempt from his cruelty: his own son, the new Aqualad, was the target of Manta's wrath when Manta attempted to murder him with zealous hatred, for no other reason than rejecting the path Manta wanted for him. In ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'', Manta tries to go straight, opening up a fish market, but when the customers rejoice that Aquaman is alive, Manta murders them with a knife, before burning down his own house and resuming his quest for vengeance. Manta is a vicious, hateful murderer who would poison the entire oceans just for a chance to hurt his nemesis.
31st Mar '16 9:19:16 AM XSpectreGreyX
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** In the Dan Abnett run, Mera dopting the identity of Aquawoman and wearing a version of Arthur's outfit. Some think it removes her identity and reduces her to a DistaffCounterpart to Aquaman, and doesn't fit for the character. Others think it's a good look for her and it'll allow her to move beyond being just a supporting character for Arthur.

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** In the Dan Abnett run, Mera dopting the identity of Aquawoman and wearing a version of Arthur's outfit. Some think it removes her identity and reduces her to a DistaffCounterpart to Aquaman, and doesn't fit for the character. Others think it's a good look for her and it'll allow her to move beyond being just a supporting character for Arthur. Abnett seems to be aware of it, as Mera and Arthur themselves think the name is lame, and they admit to it being a marketing gimmick, albeit one that humans seem to like.
31st Mar '16 8:18:36 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* BrokenBase: The beard and hook hand. Some prefer the clean cut look, while others prefer his bearded, Viking/pirate look.

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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The beard and hook hand. Some prefer the clean cut look, while others prefer his bearded, Viking/pirate look.



** In the Dan Abnett run, Mera dopting the identity of Aquawoman and wearing a version of Arthur's outfit. Some think it removes her identity and reduces her to a DistaffCounterpart to Aquaman, and doesn't fit for the character. Others think it's a good look for her and it'll allow her to move beyond being just a supporting character for Arthur.



* EnsembleDarkHorse: Orm's New 52 incarnation is pretty popular, if only because it made him an AntiVillain and gave him ''depth'', with his relationship with Arthur growing beyond simple GreenEyedMonster. He got the Sinestro treatment in that Johns turned him into a much more sympathetic and interesting character, and many readers are waiting for his return.



* EnsembleDarkHorse: Orm's New 52 incarnation is pretty popular, if only because it made him an AntiVillain and gave him ''depth'', with his relationship with Arthur growing beyond simple GreenEyedMonster. He got the Sinestro treatment in that Johns turned him into a much more sympathetic and interesting character, and many readers are waiting for his return.
20th Dec '15 1:32:59 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* FandomBerserkButton: As you'd guess, calling him useless. Hell, this is one for the entire DC fanbase and is akin to Ant-Man jokes to the Marvel fanbase; basically stopped being funny two decades ago anx screams, "I don't actually read them."

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* FandomBerserkButton: As you'd guess, calling him useless. Hell, this is one for the entire DC fanbase and is akin to Ant-Man jokes to the Marvel fanbase; basically stopped being funny two decades ago anx and screams, "I don't actually read them."
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