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  • Mystically Mutated Transformation: Quinn's exposure to an unnatural aquatic essence named Strange Water causes his transformation into the relentless eel like predator, Dead Water.[1]
    • Metamorphosis: Whole or partial body hydration coupled with aggressive emotional triggers causes the mystical transformation from Laurence Quinn to Dead Water, gifting him with a host of different abilities allotted to him in is altered state.
    • Hydrokinesis: Dead Water could control a unique form of liquid substance that enabled him a great many water based powers.
      • Hydroportaion: Using water as a medium Laurence can transport himself anywhere there is a receptive source of aqua he can exit out of.[2][1]
      • Water Mimicry: Dead Water can manipulate the matter state of his own corporal being, able to shift from solid flesh to immaterial liquid to harmlessly avoid attacks.[1]



  • Dependency: Needs a steady source of fluids in order to become Dead Water.
  • Water Deprivation: Dead Water must remain wet for the change to be constant otherwise he reverts back to human form.



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