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Aqualad is Aquaman's teenage sidekick and a member of the Aquaman Family along with other side-kicks like Aquagirl and Dolphin. His powers include hydrokinesis, super-strength, invulnerability, and the ability to survive underwater at any depth possible. These are natural as an amphibious humanoid hybrid, allowing him to live in the underwater city of Atlantis. In addition, he is one of the most powerful magic users in the DC Universe.

The first Aqualad is Garth, a founding member of the Teen Titans and a formerly member of the Sentinels of Magic and the Black Lantern Corps. As an adult he took the name Tempest. Garth was eventually killed during Blackest Night and reanimated as a zombie before his body was destroyed. Jackson Hyde/Kaldur'ahm became his successor during the events of Brightest Day.

The Aqualad identity was created by Robert Bernstein and Ramona Fradon, and first appeared in Adventure Comics #269 (1960). His Tempest incarnation was created by Phil Jimenez, first appearing in Tempest #2 (1996).


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