Real Name: Arthur Curry
First Appearance: More Fun Comics #73 (November, 1941)
Powers: Strength, Stamina, Agility, Healing, Telepathy and Mind Control of Aquatic Animals.
Affiliation: Justice League of America
Love Interests: Mera
Enemies: Black Manta
Did You Know: No matter how many jokes are made, Aquaman is an integral and founding member of the Justice League.
A Little History
Far too often is Aquaman the butt of many jokes. His character truly deserves more respect than it receives.
Born to a land dweller (Tom Curry) and a sea dweller (Atlanna of Atlantis), Arthur Curry is a unique character.
At a mere 10 months of age, he fell off the side of a boat and instinctually began to swim. At 2-years-old, he was thought to be dead after he hit his head while in the water. This wasn’t the case as if father eventually found him playing alongside various sea animals. This was only the beginning and shortly after, Arthur began to interact with all sea creatures.
Following his mother’s death, Arthur’s abilities continued to grow. He had learned that not only could he talk to sea life, but he could control it as well.
Wanting to learn more about his past, Arthur ventured to find Atlantis. Upon finding it, he learned that it was under Totalitarian Rule. It was so bad that Arthur was taken prisoner. It was in prison that he learned to speak Atlantian and be given his original orange and green costume.
Eventually, he would escape prison and return to set things right. After returning, he learned that Atlantis had overthrown the Totalitarian Regime, his friend who taught him to speak Atlantian was its ruler and that he was destined to rule. Eventually, he would take up the rule of the sea and use his powers for the benefit of the creatures within it.
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