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Lucia Hyde is a refugee from Xebel, who hid in New Mexico with her son Jackson Hyde, until he became a member of the Teen Titans and later Aquaman's protegé.

Origins

Lucia was born in the underwater nation of Xebel, located in the Bermuda Triangle, and was the daughter of the poet Lokua[3]. There she met and fell in love with a human diver, who promised her a life on the surface if she helped him find the map to a magical artifact. She knew of the maps position, but, wanting to test him, gave him a decoy instead. Frustrated he revealed his true identity, that of the supervillain Black Manta and nearly killed her. They parted, unaware that she was pregnant with his son.[4]

Seeking to protect Jackson him from his father by keeping his existence secret she fled to the surface and moved to a town in New Mexico's desert, far away from the ocean. She also wanted Jackson to stand out as little as possible, which proved difficult due to his questions about his father that she refused to answer, the burgeoning hydrokinetic abilities he had inherited from her[4] and him coming out as gay during his high-school years.[5][6]

Blood of the Manta

After Jackson ran off to San Francisco to join the Teen Titans, Lucia didn't know where he was for weeks, until she saw him on a newscast and took a plane there. During their meeting she told him about the origins of his powers and that she wanted to protect him from his evil father,[7] when they were attacked by Black Manta, who revealed that Jackson was his son. He then threatened to kill Lucia, but Jackson offered to follow him willfully in exchange. Lucia, badly wounded, was taken in by the Teen Titans, who patched her up and she told them about her backstory with Black Manta and his evil plans.[4] After Jackson's successful return they celebrated his membership in the Teen Titans, as the newly named Aqualad.[8]

Living in Amnesty Bay

When Jackson went to Amnesty Bay to learn from Aquaman, she moved there with him.[9] She quickly became a friend to the Sea Gods of the World.[10] After Jackson returned from Xebel, having learnt of his grandfather Lokua, she promised to tell him more about her past.[11]

She and Mera began smuggling people out of Xebel and settling them in Amnesty Bay without Arthur or Jackson's knowledge. Lucia also began stockpiling weapons, to Mera’s disapproval.[12]

Powers

Abilities


  • Lucia is strangely able to bend water, an ability which is usually reserved for Xebelian royalty. It is possible that she is a mutant like Dolphin.

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