Long ago, Atlan was one of three children (the others being Haumond and Kraken) born to Atlantis' King Honsu and his queen Lorelei. As he grew, Atlan's hair turned blond, and many believed this to mean he carried the Curse of Kordax. For a while, he was banished from Poseidonis (Atlantis' capital city) and explored the surface world. When he returned home, Atlan told of life on the land, and his revelations led Honsu to invade the surface world.
Many years later, Atlan's spirit visited Atlanna, Queen of Atlantis, and impregnated her. The child, Orin, was born with blond hair and abandoned because of this. He later grew up to become Atlantis' king and the hero known as Aquaman. Atlan also sired another child with an Eskimo woman. This child, Orm Marius, was destined to battle Orin as Ocean Master. Atlan has also gifted Aquaman's adopted son Garth with formidable mystical abilities.
- Unique Physiology: Atlan later became a powerful spirit, able to physically interact with the world unlike the usual depiction of ghosts. He also retain his magical powers. He inherited much of his previous Atlantean physiology.
- Magic: Atlan is considered a powerful wizard, historically considered to be nearly on par with legendary Atlantean sorcerer, Arion.
- Atlan's Bag: Atlan possess a magical bag capable of extending itself and sealing away his enemies.
- Atlan stated himself to be over 40,000 years old.
- 35 Appearances of Atlan (New Earth)
- 4 Images featuring Atlan (New Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Atlan (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Atlan (New Earth)
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