- I would rather die than surrender.
- — Black Manta src
Before Black Manta became Aquaman's greatest enemy, his father was killed by Aquaman, sparking the vendetta that Manta held for the Atlantean and beginning his career as a criminal.
At some point before Superman set up his regime, Black Manta was arrested and forced to join Suicide Squad. He was on the team with Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang. He also helped the Joker in recovering the Amulet of Apophis from Marianas Trench, which the clown used to attack the Justice Society of America. After the death of Jay Garrick, the Justice League tracked him down and Wonder Woman forced him to point where he took Joker to.
During the fifth year of Superman's regime, Harley attempted to call her former Suicide Squad members, one of those calls going to Black Manta, however his mask rested at the bottom of the ocean, implying he had perished.
Possible Post-Brainiac Epilogue
"Brainiac stole Atlantis. For that, I could have thanked him. But that wasn't enough. Arthur Curry's kingdom had to be wiped from history. Forgotten. Lost. As it should be. I found just the place, guarded by Earth's most savage predators. Once upon a time, Arthur Curry killed my father. Now that I've killed his kingdom, all that remains is to kill "the king" himself. Only then will I consider my father's murder avenged. Only then will I rest."
"And what of Aquaman? Does he come forward to avenge his own people? No. He hides behind an alien and an amazon. Let him. It won't save him. Compared to that alien freak Brainiac, these three will be fish for the slaughter. And when they're dead, the world can thank Black Manta."
Powers and Abilities
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the Injustice franchise and is an adaptation of Black Manta. The original character was created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy and first appeared in Aquaman #35.
- 4 Appearances of Black Manta (Injustice)
- 4 Images featuring Black Manta (Injustice)
- 1 Quotations by or about Black Manta (Injustice)
- Character Gallery: Black Manta (Injustice)
This character, team or organization, is or was primarily an enemy of Aquaman, or members of the Aquaman Family. This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Aquaman Villains."
Suicide Squad member