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* Black Manta is given a [[BFG large plasma rifle]] that he (dedicatedly) converted into a diving helmet with [[EyeBeams optic lasers]]. Kane shows early on that he prefers sword-fighting, so this extensive modification makes sense for him; it supplements his preference for CQC by allowing him to retain an effective long-range weapon while still leaving his hands free to wield his blades.

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* Black Manta is given a [[BFG [[{{BFG}} large plasma rifle]] that he (dedicatedly) converted into a diving helmet with [[EyeBeams optic lasers]]. Kane shows early on that he prefers sword-fighting, so this extensive modification makes sense for him; it supplements his preference for CQC by allowing him to retain an effective long-range weapon while still leaving his hands free to wield his blades.

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* Black Manta is given a [[BFG large plasma rifle]] that he (dedicatedly) converted into a diving helmet with [[EyeBeams optic lasers]]. Kane shows early on that he prefers sword-fighting, so this extensive modification makes sense for him; it supplements his preference for CQC by allowing him to retain an effective long-range weapon while still leaving his hands free to wield his blades.


* The revelation that Atlanteans don't need a water bubble to talk to one another paints Aquaman's interaction with Mera in ''Film/JusticeLeague'' in an entirely different light. Mera didn't create the bubble so she could talk to Arthur, she did it so that they would not be ''overheard'' by anyone walking in.

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* The revelation that Atlanteans don't need a water bubble to talk to one another paints Aquaman's interaction with Mera in ''Film/JusticeLeague'' ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' in an entirely different light. Mera didn't create the bubble so she could talk to Arthur, she did it so that they would not be ''overheard'' by anyone walking in.


* Why did Orm fight Arthur outside of water were Arthur had the advantage? Because now that Arthur has the trident and can command all of the sea creatures along with the Karathen, there's no way he could win underwater. The fact that Orm tried to instigate a one-on-one fight shows that he acknowledges that he can't beat Arthur even with his armies underwater so he had to risk fighting Arthur on the surface in spite of the disadvantage.

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* Why did Orm fight Arthur outside of water were where Arthur had has the advantage? Because now that Arthur has the trident and can command all of the sea creatures along with the Karathen, there's no way he could win underwater. The fact that Orm tried to instigate a one-on-one fight shows that he acknowledges that he can't beat Arthur even with his armies underwater so he had to risk fighting Arthur on the surface in spite of the disadvantage.



* Mera doesnít wear her crown throughout the film, mirroring her conflict with royalty about its decision and drive to wage war on the surface. Itís not until Arthur proves himself worthy of the trident that she wears her crown with pride, siding with a member of Atlantean royalty who actually means well for all.

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* Mera doesnít doesn't wear her crown throughout the film, mirroring her conflict with royalty about its decision and drive to wage war on the surface. Itís It's not until Arthur proves himself worthy of the trident that she wears her crown with pride, siding with a member of Atlantean royalty who actually means well for all.



* Analyzing King Nereus after the filmís done actually paints a compelling picture of him as a surprisingly cunning and savvy politician, far more so than Orm. While Orm is using all of his skills at [[SmugSnake political theater and manipulation]] to try and forge his alliance, none of it ever tricks Nereus, even the FalseFlagOperation, as pointed out by Mera. Nereus shares Ormís vision of turning the might of Atlantis upon the surface world, but is content to allow Orm to be the public face and main pressure behind the uniting of the kingdoms and to officially fall for his charade of a surface world strike, putting all the risk and blame on Orm. Heís sliding into the KingmakerScenario casually and at Ormís invitation, with his daughterí engagement to Orm securing his familyís ascension to the throne of a united Atlantis through her... until she runs away to help Arthur.
** The one manipulation of Ormís that he does seem to fall for is Ormís promise to spare Mera, when he fully intends to kill her... unless he knows that a possibility, and is merely ensuring that Ormís word is on the record in case his ActionGirl of a daughter (who he, at minimum, knows was capable of tossing Orm around with her powers) manages to return to him; with Ormís Ďíofficialíí will being to spare her, all he has to do is publicly assert heís satisfied with her return, and heís got a decent chance of preventing her murder.
** And notice, when Arthur arrives at the final battle and turns the tide with the trident of Atlan, Nereus is able to disentangle himself from his alliance with Orm toot-sweet, leaving Orm on his own to suffer the consequences of his failure. And while Nereus clearly didnít plan for his daughter to fall for Ormís rival for the throne... that still happened, and heís still in the same political position he wanted in the first place, though his goal of attacking the surface world has been sacrificed in exchange.

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* Analyzing King Nereus after the filmís film's done actually paints a compelling picture of him as a surprisingly cunning and savvy politician, far more so than Orm. While Orm is using all of his skills at [[SmugSnake political theater and manipulation]] to try and forge his alliance, none of it ever tricks Nereus, even the FalseFlagOperation, as pointed out by Mera. Nereus shares Ormís Orm's vision of turning the might of Atlantis upon the surface world, but is content to allow Orm to be the public face and main pressure behind the uniting of the kingdoms and to officially fall for his charade of a surface world strike, putting all the risk and blame on Orm. Heís He's sliding into the KingmakerScenario casually and at Ormís Orm's invitation, with his daughterí daughter's engagement to Orm securing his familyís family's ascension to the throne of a united Atlantis through her... until she runs away to help Arthur.
** The one manipulation of Ormís Orm's that he does seem to fall for is Ormís Orm's promise to spare Mera, when he fully intends to kill her... unless he knows that a possibility, and is merely ensuring that Ormís Orm's word is on the record in case his ActionGirl of a daughter (who he, at minimum, knows was capable of tossing Orm around with her powers) manages to return to him; with Ormís Ďíofficialíí Orm's ''official'' will being to spare her, all he has to do is publicly assert heís he's satisfied with her return, and heís he's got a decent chance of preventing her murder.
** And notice, when Arthur arrives at the final battle and turns the tide with the trident of Atlan, Nereus is able to disentangle himself from his alliance with Orm toot-sweet, leaving Orm on his own to suffer the consequences of his failure. And while Nereus clearly didnít didn't plan for his daughter to fall for Ormís Orm's rival for the throne... that still happened, and heís he's still in the same political position he wanted in the first place, though his goal of attacking the surface world has been sacrificed in exchange.



* Orm being a better fighter in the sea and Arthur a better fighter on the surface is actually incorporated into the choreography of their fights with each other. Arthur really, *really* wants to use leverage and his superior strength to throw Orm around, which Orm can easily evade in water, where his greater finesse in swimming allows him to outmaneuver his brother. When fighting underwater, itís noticeable that Arthur early on tries to grab Orm, only for Orm to easily dodge and begin dominating the fight. When fighting above water, Orm is clearly driven back at Arthurís leisure.

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* Orm being a better fighter in the sea and Arthur a better fighter on the surface is actually incorporated into the choreography of their fights with each other. Arthur really, *really* wants to use leverage and his superior strength to throw Orm around, which Orm can easily evade in water, where his greater finesse in swimming allows him to outmaneuver his brother. When fighting underwater, itís it's noticeable that Arthur early on tries to grab Orm, only for Orm to easily dodge and begin dominating the fight. When fighting above water, Orm is clearly driven back at Arthurís Arthur's leisure.



* Mera eating a rose makes sense when you consider that for people who live under the sea, the diet is bound to be raw meat or plants, since you canít cook underwater.

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* Mera eating a rose makes sense when you consider that for people who live under the sea, the diet is bound to be raw meat or plants, since you canít can't cook underwater.



** The Fisherman Kingís trident is encrusted with jewels, but itís far too pretty to be used in a fight.
** The Brine Kingís trident is a bare trio of metal spikes, but it is a good weapon.
** The tridents used by the normal humans combine functionality and design. Especially Atlanís trident, which is simple but made of gold, and Nereus's trident, which has a secret blaster weapon.
* Arthur being the first atlantean in millennia to be able to talk to the ocean creatures may seem strange because he's only half atlantean but it actually makes sense. The atlanteans changed drastically over time into 7 different forms. It's likely that even the human looking atlanteans were different from the atlanteans of King Atlan's time and remember that it was during his time that Atlantis sank beneath the oceans. Since atlanteans are really just offshoots of humanity or another branch of humanity, by being a mix of land human and ocean human, Arthur was probably the closest the what the atlanteans were during King Atlan's time.



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** The Fisherman Kingís King's trident is encrusted with jewels, but itís it's far too pretty to be used in a fight.
** The Brine Kingís King's trident is a bare trio of metal spikes, but it is a good weapon.
** The tridents used by the normal humans combine functionality and design. Especially Atlanís Atlan's trident, which is simple but made of gold, and Nereus's trident, which has a secret blaster weapon.
* Arthur being the first atlantean Atlantean in millennia to be able to talk to the ocean creatures may seem strange because he's only half atlantean half-Atlantean but it actually makes sense. The atlanteans Atlanteans changed drastically over time into 7 different forms. It's likely that even the human looking atlanteans Atlanteans were different from the atlanteans Atlanteans of King Atlan's time and remember that it was during his time that Atlantis sank beneath the oceans. Since atlanteans Atlanteans are really just offshoots of humanity or another branch of humanity, by being a mix of land human and ocean human, Arthur was probably the closest the what the atlanteans Atlanteans were during King Atlan's time.



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* Why did Orm fight Arthur outside of water were Arthur had the advantage? Because now that Arthur has the trident and can command all of the sea creatures along with the Karathen, there's no way he could win underwater. The fact that Orm tried to instigate a one-on-one fight shows that he acknowledges that he can't beat Arthur even with his armies underwater so he had to risk fighting Arthur on the surface in spite of the disadvantage.





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\n\n* Arthur being the first atlantean in millennia to be able to talk to the ocean creatures may seem strange because he's only half atlantean but it actually makes sense. The atlanteans changed drastically over time into 7 different forms. It's likely that even the human looking atlanteans were different from the atlanteans of King Atlan's time and remember that it was during his time that Atlantis sank beneath the oceans. Since atlanteans are really just offshoots of humanity or another branch of humanity, by being a mix of land human and ocean human, Arthur was probably the closest the what the atlanteans were during King Atlan's time.




** The tridents used by the normal humans combine functionality and design. Especially Atlanís trident, which is simple but made of gold.



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** The tridents used by the normal humans combine functionality and design. Especially Atlanís trident, which is simple but made of gold.gold, and Nereus's trident, which has a secret blaster weapon.







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\n\n* Mera eating a rose makes sense when you consider that for people who live under the sea, the diet is bound to be raw meat or plants, since you canít cook underwater.
** This was seen earlier with Atlanna: she ate raw fish out of the bowl, and when Thomas brings her a warm drink she has to follow his motions and blow on her own drink to cool it down enough.
* All members of Atlantean royalty have tridents: Atlan, Atlanna, Orm, Nereus, the Fisherman King and the Brine King.
** The Fisherman Kingís trident is encrusted with jewels, but itís far too pretty to be used in a fight.
** The Brine Kingís trident is a bare trio of metal spikes, but it is a good weapon.
** The tridents used by the normal humans combine functionality and design. Especially Atlanís trident, which is simple but made of gold.






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\n* Orm is blond and clean-shaven, which is Aquaman's classic look in the comics, while Orm in the comics is dark-haired. The contrast is deliberate, it gives Orm the classic Atlantean ruler look but deconstructs it by having him be the villain.




** It is so much worse than that. That was a US supercarrier. They're nuclear. They better hope that reactor stays contained or it might render half the city uninhabitable.

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** It is so ''so'' much worse than that. That was a US supercarrier. They're nuclear.Those are ''nuclear''. They better hope that reactor stays contained or it might render half the city uninhabitable.
** And since the Atlanteans cleaned out the ''whole'' sea, this might be a good time to be reminded that the US has ''12'' of them, and numerous more nuclear submarines. Describing this as a a potential ecological catastrophe might be an understatement.


** It is 'so' much worse than that. That was a US supercarrier. They're 'nuclear'. They better hope that reactor stays contained or it might render half the city uninhabitable.

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** It is 'so' so much worse than that. That was a US supercarrier. They're 'nuclear'.nuclear. They better hope that reactor stays contained or it might render half the city uninhabitable.



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** It is 'so' much worse than that. That was a US supercarrier. They're 'nuclear'. They better hope that reactor stays contained or it might render half the city uninhabitable.




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\n* Orm being a better fighter in the sea and Arthur a better fighter on the surface is actually incorporated into the choreography of their fights with each other. Arthur really, *really* wants to use leverage and his superior strength to throw Orm around, which Orm can easily evade in water, where his greater finesse in swimming allows him to outmaneuver his brother. When fighting underwater, itís noticeable that Arthur early on tries to grab Orm, only for Orm to easily dodge and begin dominating the fight. When fighting above water, Orm is clearly driven back at Arthurís leisure.


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*** Orm spent his life training, so part of that training should involve surface breathing out of water. But he was taken off guard the first time, the second time he adjusts easily.

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**On a sillier note, this also explains why Thomas can still drink Arthur under the table in a chugging contest despite being a normal guy compared to his son the super-being. Being able to switch back and forth between breathing water and air probably means that Arthur never had to learn how to hold his breath, seeing as he never had a reason to. As such Arthur probably can't really hold his breath for more than a minute(if that) and as such can't hold out in the middle of drinking a beverage he can't breath, while Thomas, the normal human who had to learn to hold his breath to swim, can probably go awhile at it and doesn't have to stop to breath in the middle of his drink.

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