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Quote1.png My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. They were never meant to meet... but their love saved the world. They made me what I am. A son of the land, and a king of the seas. I am the protector of the deep. I am... Aquaman. Quote2.png
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King Arthur Curry is the Aquaman, the son of Queen Atlanna of Atlantis and the lighthousekeeper Tom Curry. As the first-born son, he has a claim on the throne, though he did not claim it. The throne passed to his half-brother Orm Marius, son of Atlanna's rightful husband Orvax. Knowledge of Arthur's existence came to Atlantis, where he was considered a half-breed and a bastard.

He is a founding member of the Justice League, a team of super-humans who help protect the world from evil.

Early Life

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  • Atlantean Hybridized Physiology
    • Amphibian Nature: Aquaman can breathe while on land and submerged in water. He can even talk unhindered while under water.[1]
    • Enhanced Senses: Aquaman's senses are far superior then a normal person's.
      • Enhanced Sense of Smell: Aquaman is able to smell body pheromones as he was able to smell fear on Steppenwolf.[2]
      • Enhanced Vision: Aquaman is able to see perfectly in the pitch black ocean.[3] When underwater his eyes turn a golden color, allowing him to see bioluminescent traces.[1]
    • Superhuman Speed: Aquaman is capable of moving at incredibly high speeds, being able to break the sound barrier under water.[3]
    • Superhuman Strength: Aquaman is strong enough to go toe-to-toe with Steppenwolf.[2] He also lifted a submarine out of the ocean, moving a total weight of around 579,283 tons or 525,516,698 kgs.[1]
      • Super-Leaping: Aquaman is capable of leaping great distances with his super strength.[2]
    • Superhuman Durability: Aquaman is able to survive in the crushing depths of the deep ocean.[3][1] He is also capable of taking heavy blows from Superman and remain unfazed.[2]His body was able to withstand the impact of a 40mm grenade, which didn't damage his body, but did send him flying back and made him say "Ow" when he got up, indicating that he felt pain when it hit him. His abdomen also had a significant amount of carbon on it thanks to the grenade.[1]
  • Aquatelepathy: Arthur can control the minds of all sorts of sea life. The sea life doesn't need to be a fish, as he can also control whales.[1]


  • Genius Level Intellect: Arthur possesses knowledge on several historical facts. Mera inquired as to how he knew the names of the Roman leaders in Sicily, to which he replied "That's my pops, always made sure I knew my history", which means his father taught him several things while he grew up.[1]
  • Multilingualism: Besides English He knows some degree of Icelandic,[2] Russian and Italian.[1]
  • Fishing: Arthur travels around the world giving scores of caught fish to those in need of food.[2]
  • Swimming[3]
  • Weaponry: Aquaman is highly proficient in wielding both the Trident of Atlanna[2] and the Trident of Atlan. As he was trained with it by Vulko on land, he is less skilled at wielding it under water.[1]


  • Trident of Atlanna: a five-pronged trident he inherited from his mother. The weapon was destroyed following his first fight with Orm, where his half-brother managed to cut the weapon in two halves. (Formerly)[1]
  • Trident of Atlan Arthur obtained the Trident of Atlan, following him and Mera's trip to the Hidden Sea. He was found worthy by freeing this weapon from Atlan's corpse and wielded it as a symbol of his authority as King of Atlantis. The trident not only proves himself a king of Atlantis, but also enhances his power, enabling him to control every known lifeform in the sea, including the savage Trench.[1]

  • Arthur was born on January 29, 1979.[4]
  • Arthur was named after King Arthur, with this choice being inspired by Hurricane Arthur.[1]
  • A popular (albeit untrue) rumor about Aquaman is that he regularly has sex with fish. Aquaman is aware of the rumor, and is rather sick of it.[5]


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