|Real name:||Lorena Marquez|
|First Appearance:||Aquaman (vol. 6) # 16 (May 2004)|
|Created by:|| Will Pfeifer|
|Abilities:||Adapted for breathing underwater and resisting deep-sea-level pressure|
Lorena Marquez was going on a date at the San Diego Zoo when an earthquake shook the city and caused it to sink deep into the sea, killing thousands, including Lorena's entire family. She came into contact with Aquaman, who nursed her back to health, while discovering that she has developed the ability to breathe underwater like an Atlantean.
The two managed to locate the other survivors of the quake as well as Geist, the scientist responsible for the catastrophe. They had no choice but to begin rebuilding the city as 'Sub Diego'. When Ocean Master switched lives with Aquaman, Lorena assumed the identity of Aquagirl, adopting an aquatic costume and she is also always barefoot, from this point in time, onward. After Aquaman exposed Ocean Master's scheme, Lorena kept her Aquagirl costume and identity, and the two carried on protecting 'Sub Diego'.
In the months following "Infinite Crisis", Aquagirl briefly joined the Teen Titans, but her tenure was very brief, and she spent most of it engaged in arguments with Hawk. Lorena also assisted Steel in launching an attack on Lexcorp when Natasha was captured by Luthor.
She later resurfaced back in Sub Diego as one of the few citizens still able to breathe water. She journeyed to Poseidonis to mourn the death of Aquaman's son Koryak. She then joined the new Aquaman, Cal Durham, Tempest, and the new Topo in another voyage to Sub Diego.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Following the sinking of San Diego, Lorena's DNA was fused with that of Aquaman, granting her a highly efficient biology.
- Amphibian: Aquagirl has the ability to breathe underwater. Like Aquaman, Lorena has gills, which enables her to extract oxygen from water, while simultaneously eschewing carbon dioxide.
- Super-Strength: She also possesses enhanced density and muscle mass, allowing her to survive at ocean depths that would prove unsafe for normal humans. This additional muscle mass also grants Lorena enhanced speed and reflexes, ideal for underwater combat, though she can apply these skills for surface usage as well.
- Telepathy: Aquagirl can telepathically communicate with various forms of marine life (including mammals such as whales and dolphins). With time and practice, she will likely be able to expand this ability to include other mammals such as humans (Aquaman eventually developed a means to telepathically communicate with non-marine animals, and a futuristic version of Lorena adapts this ability as well).