"King of the Sea": Aquaman's journal turns to Ocean Master. He reflects on the time when he was King of Atlantis and he presented his and Mera's son to all of Atlantis. The proceedings were interrupted by Ocean Master dem
Appearing in "King of the Sea"
- Aquaman (Flashback and main story)
- Mera (Flashback only)
- Aqualad (Flashback only)
- Aquagirl (Flashback only)
- Arthur Curry, Jr. (Flashback only)
- Ocean Master (Flashback only)
- Ocean Master's Unnamed Crew (Dies) (Flashback only)
- Vulko (Flashback only)
- Vlad (Flashback only)
- Sorin (Flashback only)
- Numerous Unnamed (Flashback only)
- Kako (Cameo) (Flashback only)
- Atlanna (Cameo) (Flashback only)
- Atlan (Cameo) (Flashback only)
- Aquacave Memorabilia:
- Ocean Master's Submarine
Synopsis for "King of the Sea"
Aquaman's journal turns to Ocean Master. He reflects on the time when he was King of Atlantis and he presented his and Mera's son to all of Atlantis. The proceedings were interrupted by Ocean Master demanding to have the presence of Aquaman, which was granted. Ocean Master immediately challenges Aquaman to become ruler of the oceans. Seeing this as farcical, Aquaman offers no resistence telling Ocean Master that the oceans rule man, not the other way around. Ocean Master then challenges Aquaman to kingship over Atlantis and attacks but Aquaman defeats him very easily. Because of arrogance, confidence and/or pity, Aquaman allows the defeated villain to leave only for him to return shortly thereafter in a submarine launching torpedoes at Atlantis. Aqualad is the first to spot the attack and he called to Aquaman. Together they flip a torpedo back at the submarine making a hole large enough for them to enter. The heroes are surrounded by armed henchmen and are chained upside down. While Ocean Master monologues, during which Aquaman realizes he is related to Kako's family, Aquaman tests the strength of the chains holding him. Ocean Master reveals that it was he who attacked Kako and that his mother claimed he was the product of her being seduced by an "undersea wizard."
At this point in the narrative, Aquaman, who had been writing the story, stares at the words "undersea wizard" and begins remembering the prophecy from the Atlantis Chronicles of the battle between two half-brothers to determine the fate of Atlantis.
Returning to the story, Aquaman breaks the chains that bound him and disarms Ocean Master. At that point Mera, outside the submarine, attacks it herself and Aquaman and Aqualad leave the ship. Ocean Master triggered his submarine's self-destruct sequence killing all the henchmen.
Back in the Aquacave, Aquaman ponders this latest revelation that his mother was not insane, Ocean Master is his half-brother and that she, Ocean Master and he, himself, are all part of an ancient prophecy. He doesn't yet know what to think.
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