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* During the climatic battle Aquaman takes the reins of a giant seahorse, like he did in the original 1940s comics.

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* During the climatic battle Aquaman takes the reins of a giant seahorse, like he did in the original 1940s comics.comics and the 60's Filmation series.


* Glimpsed in TheStinger, a gossip article about Aquaman and Wonder Woman might be a reference to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Flashpoint}}'' animated film.

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* Glimpsed in TheStinger, a gossip article about Aquaman and Wonder Woman might be a reference to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Flashpoint}}'' animated film.''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox''.


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* Atlantis's origin in the film is of getting submerged underwater due to a cataclysm from an experiment, which caused its inhabitants to develop underwater breathing and culture. This is based on the underwater town of Sub Diego, where Arthur briefly ruled; the town was originally a part of the California shore town San Diego until a failed experiment caused it to sink and force its residents to convert to underwater life.
** The Atlantis underwater bridge that marks its entrance is based on the Californian landmark the Golden Gate, which is a homage to Sub Diego.


* The unnamed Fishermen Princess-turned-Queen could be an obscure nod to Queen Vassa from Creator/{{Filmation}} Studios' ''Aquaman'' cartoons. The film now gives a motive to that Queen's hostility towards Atlantis, which now parallels Black Manta's; both their fathers were killed by the Atlantean king(s). Bonus materials also include the Fishermen using whale-shaped subs, like Vassa in the cartoons.

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* The unnamed Fishermen Princess-turned-Queen could be an obscure nod to [[https://aquaman.fandom.com/wiki/Vassa Queen Vassa Vassa]] from Creator/{{Filmation}} Studios' ''Aquaman'' cartoons. The film now gives a motive to that Queen's unexplained hostility towards Atlantis, which now parallels Black Manta's; both their fathers were killed by the Atlantean king(s). Bonus materials also include the Fishermen using whale-shaped subs, like Vassa in the cartoons.


* The unnamed Fishermen Princess-turned-Queen could be an obscure nod to Queen Vassa from Creator/{{Filmation}} Studios' ''Aquaman'' cartoons. The film now gives a motive to that Queen's hostility towards Atlantis, which now parallels Black Manta's; both their fathers were killed by the Atlantean king(s). Bonus materials also include the Fishermen using whale-shaped subs, like Vassa's people used.

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* The unnamed Fishermen Princess-turned-Queen could be an obscure nod to Queen Vassa from Creator/{{Filmation}} Studios' ''Aquaman'' cartoons. The film now gives a motive to that Queen's hostility towards Atlantis, which now parallels Black Manta's; both their fathers were killed by the Atlantean king(s). Bonus materials also include the Fishermen using whale-shaped subs, like Vassa's people used.Vassa in the cartoons.


* The unnamed Fishermen Princess-turned-Queen could be an obscure nod to Queen Vassa from Creator/{{Filmation}} Studios' ''Aquaman'' cartoons. The film now gives a motive to that Queen's hostility towards Atlantis, which would parallel Black Manta's; both their fathers were killed by the Atlantean king(s).

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* The unnamed Fishermen Princess-turned-Queen could be an obscure nod to Queen Vassa from Creator/{{Filmation}} Studios' ''Aquaman'' cartoons. The film now gives a motive to that Queen's hostility towards Atlantis, which would parallel now parallels Black Manta's; both their fathers were killed by the Atlantean king(s).king(s). Bonus materials also include the Fishermen using whale-shaped subs, like Vassa's people used.

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** In that same series, Black Manta - referred to there as "Devil Ray" because of [[ScrewedByTheLawyers rights issues]] - was portrayed by Michael Beach. Here, [[CastingGag Beach plays Black Manta's father.]]

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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series, Orm also hired a mercenary from the surface world -- ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} in this case -- and paid him with gold doubloons.


* Mera wears a trench coat during her time in the Sahara and Sicily. She briefly wore one on land in ''Throne of Atlantis''.

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* Mera wears a trench duster coat during her time in the Sahara and Sicily. She Sicily, just like she briefly wore one on land a trench coat in ''Throne of Atlantis''.

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* Mera wears a trench coat during her time in the Sahara and Sicily. She briefly wore one on land in ''Throne of Atlantis''.


** Taking Flashpoint aside, it could also be a reference to the brief ShipTease between them in the pre-New 52 continuity before he and Mera got back together.



* King Atlan's gear is what Aquaman himself wore in Kingdom Come graphic novel.

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* King Atlan's gear is what Aquaman himself wore in Kingdom Come the ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' graphic novel.


* David Kane's first Manta helmet is based on the Golden Age Black Manta helmet, which was a conventional helmet with breathing apparatus connected.

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* David Kane's first Manta helmet is based on the Golden Silver Age Black Manta helmet, which was a conventional helmet with breathing apparatus connected.


* Aquaman's control/communication with fish has visual and auditory similarity to the ''Superfriends'' version.

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* Aquaman's control/communication with fish has visual and auditory similarity to the versions from ''Superfriends'' version.and even [[Creator/{{Filmation}} earlier cartoons]].

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* King Atlan's gear is what Aquaman himself wore in Kingdom Come graphic novel.

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