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* {{Foil}}: He’s basically the mirror image of Aquaman in every way, besides both being the sons of human fathers and Atlantean mothers. Jackson is a commoner, Arthur is royalty. Arthur is white and straight, Jackson is black and gay. Jackson is a skinny nerd, Arthur is a muscular ActionHero. Arthur was raised on the coast by his human father, Jackson was raised in a desert by his Atlantean mother. Atlanna love Arthur and was forced to leave him as a baby, Black Manta hates Jackson and tried to kill his mother when she was pregnant with him, etc.

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* {{Foil}}: He’s basically the mirror image of Aquaman in every way, besides both being the sons of human fathers and Atlantean mothers. Jackson is a commoner, Arthur is royalty. Arthur is white and straight, Jackson is black and gay. Jackson is a skinny nerd, Arthur is a muscular ActionHero. Arthur was raised on the coast by his human father, Jackson was raised in a desert by his Atlantean mother. Atlanna love loved Tom and Arthur and was forced to leave him as a baby, them, Black Manta hates Jackson and tried to kill his mother when she was pregnant with him, etc.

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* ArchnemesisDad


* ADayInTheLimelight: Late in Creator/KellySueDeConnick’s run he got a two-issue mini story arc about visiting his mother’s homeland Xebel, where Aquaman only made a brief cameo.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Late in Creator/KellySueDeConnick’s run on Aquaman he got a two-issue mini story arc about visiting his mother’s homeland Xebel, where Aquaman Arthur only made a brief cameo.


* {{Foil}}: He’s basically the mirror image of Aquaman in every way, besides both being the sons of human fathers and Atlantean mothers. Jackson is a commoner, Arthur is royalty. Arthur is white and straight, Jackson is black and gay. Jackson is a skinny nerd, Arthur is a muscular ActionHero. Arthur was raised on the coast by his human father, Jackson was raised in a desert by his Atlantean mother. Atlanna was forced to leave Arthur as a baby, Black Manta tried to kill Jackson’s mother when she was pregnant with him, etc.

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* {{Foil}}: He’s basically the mirror image of Aquaman in every way, besides both being the sons of human fathers and Atlantean mothers. Jackson is a commoner, Arthur is royalty. Arthur is white and straight, Jackson is black and gay. Jackson is a skinny nerd, Arthur is a muscular ActionHero. Arthur was raised on the coast by his human father, Jackson was raised in a desert by his Atlantean mother. Atlanna love Arthur and was forced to leave Arthur him as a baby, Black Manta hates Jackson and tried to kill Jackson’s his mother when she was pregnant with him, etc.



* InterspeciesRomance: With Ha'Wea, who is Xebellian.

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* %%* InterspeciesRomance: With Ha'Wea, who is Xebellian.


* ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'' (2019-2020)



* BlackAndNerdy: He hangs out on weird fiction forums, plays tabletop role playing games and is a fan of the DCU’s (much less racist) equivalent of Creator/HPLovecraft.

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* BlackAndNerdy: He hangs out on weird fiction forums, plays tabletop role playing games and is a fan of the DCU’s (much less (not racist) equivalent of Creator/HPLovecraft.


* JockDadNerdSon: More like Jock Grandad, Nerd Grandson. Jackson spends a couple of issues hanging out with a robot programmed with the mind of his dead grandfather (Black Manta’s father), who was a rough, blue-collar fisherman in life. The robot tries to bind with him through stereotypically masculine interests like fishing, cars and football, and tells Jackson he should get out more.

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* JockDadNerdSon: More like Jock Grandad, Nerd Grandson. Jackson spends a couple of issues hanging out with a robot programmed with the mind of his dead grandfather (Black Manta’s father), who was a rough, blue-collar fisherman in life. The robot “Mecha Manta” tries to bind bond with him through stereotypically masculine interests like fishing, cars and football, and tells Jackson he should get out more.

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* {{Adorkable}}



* BlackAndNerdy: He hangs out on weird fiction forums, plays tabletop role playing games and is a fan of the DCU’s (much less racist) equivalent of Creator/HPLovecraft.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Late in Creator/KellySueDeConnick’s run he got a two-issue mini story arc about visiting his mother’s homeland Xebel, where Aquaman only made a brief cameo.



* {{Foil}}: He’s basically the mirror image of Aquaman in every way, besides both being the sons of human fathers and Atlantean mothers. Jackson is a commoner, Arthur is royalty. Arthur is white and straight, Jackson is black and gay. Jackson is a skinny nerd, Arthur is a muscular ActionHero. Arthur was raised on the coast by his human father, Jackson was raised in a desert by his Atlantean mother. Atlanna was forced to leave Arthur as a baby, Black Manta tried to kill Jackson’s mother when she was pregnant with him, etc.



* JockDadNerdSon: More like Jock Grandad, Nerd Grandson. Jackson spends a couple of issues hanging out with a robot programmed with the mind of his dead grandfather (Black Manta’s father), who was a rough, blue-collar fisherman in life. The robot tries to bind with him through stereotypically masculine interests like fishing, cars and football, and tells Jackson he should get out more.



* TakingUpTheMantle: In ''Future State'' he is the new Aquaman.

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* TakingUpTheMantle: In ''Future State'' he is the new Aquaman.Aquaman.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Black, gay and half-Atlantean.


* ''ComicBook/TeenTitansRebirth''
* ''ComicBook/YoungJustice2019''

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* ''ComicBook/TeenTitansRebirth''
''ComicBook/TeenTitansRebirth'' (2020)
* ''ComicBook/YoungJustice2019''''ComicBook/YoungJustice2019'' (2019-2020)



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' as Kaldur'ahm

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' as Kaldur'ahm
Kaldur'ahm (2010-present)

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* ''ComicBook/TeenTitansRebirth''
* ''ComicBook/YoungJustice2019''
[[AC:Television]]
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' as Kaldur'ahm

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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Jackson is a black, LGBT surfacer taking over as Aqualad for the heterosexual white Atlantean Garth.

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* InsistentTerminology: A quick, mostly one-sided conversation has him hashing out what exactly his title should be. "Sidekick" is insulting, "ward" is creepy and we don't get to hear Jackson's opinion on "apprentice" before he introduces himself as Aquaman's assistant to a pair of Arthur's friends. When Aquaman objects, Jackson admits they're still working on it.

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* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: In Aquaman #51 he uses his aquakinesis to make a rainbow... somehow.


* {{Sidekick}}: Specifically sought out Aquaman after his short tenure on the ComicBook/TeenTitansRebirth and even shorter one on ComicBook/YoungJustice2019.

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* {{Sidekick}}: Specifically sought out Aquaman after his short tenure on the ComicBook/TeenTitansRebirth and even shorter one on ComicBook/YoungJustice2019.ComicBook/YoungJustice2019, first meeting Arthur in Aquaman #50.

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