There are two Tridents associated with Neptune, god of the seas and the Atlanteans.
The Trident is a magical weapon that grants its wielder great power and the divine right to rule the sea. The original Trident of Neptune was forged by the cyclopes out of admantine and Neptune's own essence. It can manipulate and conjure water, as well as disperse energy in the form of bolts and forcefields. The Trident of Neptune may be used by his chosen champions, and was most recently wielded by Aquaman. The Trident beholds a vast number of magical powers such as the power to command the sea (making tidal waves or whirlpools or even making columns of water to stand on), control the weather (summoning rain or storms or creating rainbows), unleash blasts of lightning, transform living creatures into other forms, and it can also make things disappear.
The DC Universe heavily changed its continuity into the DCnU following the events of Flashpoint in 2011. This was part of an effort to make storylines more accessible to newer readers, beginning with the New 52. This new timeline combines elements from the DCU, Vertigo Universe and Wildstorm Universe while drastically changing the origins and histories of characters.
The trident is a part of a set of The Seven Treasures of Atlantis. Seven mystical relics crafted from the Gold of Legacy and used by the former king of the seven seas Atlan in a bid for vengeance. This Trident was believed to have no supernatural powers or mystical properties other than being a symbol of Atlantean royalty, giving the user unrestricted right and lordship over the various oceans of the world. But its edge is sharp enough to rend the hide of New Gods like Darkseid, as well as shatter mystical obstructions fabricated by Graves's apparitions. Aquaman found it also serves as an activator for a great many devices of Atlantean craft, particularly The Maelstrom. A mystech transport system from a bygone era built by his predecessors, a device which requires a royal scepter of Atlantean make to work.
When the Crown of Thorns was erected by the treacherous Corum Rath; newly crowned king of Atlantis in wake of previous rulers dethroning. A rebel movement known as The Undercurrent was secretly supported by the Widowhood from behind the scenes. It was they who got the Trident back to Arthur, which he later found was strengthened by the ambient mystical power in wake of Rath's untempered use of lost magics. Allowing Arthur to undo The Drift's magitek entrapment's, strengthen himself with the artifact in hand, temporarily fix Mera's breathing problem while in Atlantis and awaken his own dormant magical potential. The trident itself could also discharge bolts of arcane energy with devastating effect, also having some recuperative abilities; having been cut in half by Deathstroke's Promethium blade only to gel back together afterwards. It remains permanently broken as of late, by the hand of recently deposed King Rath whom was possessed of the Abyssal Dark force. Yet even in its damaged state pieces of which channeling Arthur's own mysticism could dispel the evil demon inhabiting him, leaving Rath a mindless deformity without its influence.
- Appearances of Trident of Neptune
- Item Gallery: Trident of Neptune
- Images featuring Trident of Neptune