Character name: Aquaman Edit
Real Name: Arthur A.C Curry
Mother: Atlanna Edit
Adopted Stepfather: Tom Curry Edit
The central character of the show. He runs a dive shop in his day-to-day life. However, Arthur is aware of his special abilities, but uses them for fun before learning in the pilot episode of his destiny as the lost Prince of Atlantis.
Powers and Abilities
Powers All of Aquaman's powers are at their peak while he is underwater or significantly saturated. While on land, his power levels diminish over time. Once he is dehydrated, his abilities will rapidly diminish, and more than 24hrs without contact with water will completely debilitate him.
◾Atlantean Biological Adaptation: The Atlanteans are an offshoot of humanity that is biologically adapted to the deep ocean environment. For most Atlanteans, this means that they can breathe underwater, endure the pressures of the deep (among other adaptations), and can only spend a very limited time out of water. Aquaman's physiology allows him to spend considerably more time out of water before he dehydrates. Although his physical strength diminishes considerably after two hours out of water, he still possesses superhuman (and Super-Atlantean) levels of strength, speed, endurance and durability, all by-products of his body being adapted to survive unprotected in the tremendous pressures of the ocean depths, as well as a by-products of his being an offspring of the wizard Atlan. Although other Atlanteans possess similar adaptations, Aquaman is super-Atlantean as well as super-human, and as such, has greater physical capabilities than does a typical Atlantean. ◾Amphibious Nature: Aquaman, as an Atlantean, and the son of the wizard Atlan and Atlantean queen, can breathe both water and air, but must return to the aquatic environment at various intervals; this length can be prolonged by the humidity in the atmosphere above the ocean's surface. ◾Enhanced Sight: His ability to see in the murky depths of the ocean allows him exceptional night vision while on land. He has claimed that his eyes are adapted to see at 6,000 fathoms (or 36,000 feet below the surface of the water). ◾Enhanced Hearing: several times more acute than human capacity. ◾Enhanced Smell: several times more acute than human capacity. ◾Superhuman Strength: Aquaman possesses superhuman strength on the order of 150 times human maximum (assuming a human max of 750 lbs, meaning approximately 60 tons) while on dry land and not surffering from extreme dehydration. His strength is oftentimes underrated, considering the company that he keeps (Superman, Captain Marvel, Martian Manhunter, etc.). His strength is more than a match for most common barriers such as wood, common metals, brick or concrete walls. Only steel reinforced barriers have a serious chance of slowing him for any length of time. Aquaman frequently displays various feats of Super-Atlantian (the average Atlantian can lift/press approximately 1 ton) and thus, superhuman strength. While not on par with Superman or Captain Marvel, he has proven capable of performing standing high jumps of 4 stories (both on land and from water), lifting and throwing a tank (at least 25 tons), and has held his own in hand to hand combat with Wonder Woman. His strength level increases considerably depending on how saturated he is, or when he is immersed in water. While underwater, Aquaman has proven capable of lifting a considerable chunk of a city block in Sub-Diego (which would weigh several hundred tons), and has proven capable of shifting an oil rig platform which would weigh a few hundred tons as well. In the post-Flashpoint DCnU, Aquaman has displayed the ability to lift a cruise liner overhead, which weighs in the neighborhood of 100,000 tons. ◾Superhuman Endurance: Aquaman possesses endurance and stamina that allows him to swim up to 200 mph for at least a 6 hour period without significant breaks for rest or recuperation. If he wished to extend this period of travel at reduced speeds he could "ride" or be towed by dolphins or other fast-swimming animals until he was rested. Aquaman is also capable of swimming at much faster speeds for shorter periods. ◾Superhuman Durability: Aquaman's enhanced physiology enables him to withstand impacts that would kill and ordinary human, and critically injure an average Atlantean. He has been seen in ocean depths as deep as 20,000 feet (3.79 miles) below the surface of the water. That amount of pressure is 800 atmospheres, which is enough to turn an ordinary human into a smear of blood and bonedust. It seems that Aquaman has been able to travel as deep as 36,000 feet (6.82 miles) considering that he claims that his eyes have been adapted to see at that depth. He is not completely durable against small arms but his skin cannot be punctured with sharp objects or bullets, and is able to take a direct hit without incapacitation. ◾Superhuman Speed: Said to be the fastest thing underwater, he is capable of swimming at a consistent speed of 150 knots (175 mph) for several hours. Aquaman can travel at much faster speeds for short "sprints." He has also been seen swimming at 10,000 feet per second, or at twice the aquatic speed of sound (roughly 6800 mph). It's unknown how long he can keep up that amount of speed though. With his incredible speed in the water, Aquaman is able to create giant whirlpools. ◾Superhuman Reflexes: While no super-speedster, Aquaman's reflexes are superior to even exceptional metahumans such as Deathstroke the Terminator, and are on the order of 12-15 times faster than a normal human. Aquaman is obvilusly an accomplished swimmer, whose stroke form and efficiency is easily superior to any human Olympic level athlete. ◾Marine Telepathy: Aquaman has the ability to communicate directly with sea life and has done so throughout most of his life. Lately he possesses a greater range of control that can actually force sea creatures to obey his whims. Currently, he requests their assistance and they comply. He has chosen to continue to request since, if he forces them to comply, they will ultimately lose respect for him. He now also has access to a quantum field phenomenon called "the Clear". "The Clear" quantum phenomenon has been observed with the subject called the Swamp Thing who called it the Green or the Morphogenic Field of Animal Man (also called the Red). Aquaman is also an accomplished telepath in general and can perform such telepathic feats as mind to mind communication, mind probes, mental domination of a non-aquatic mind, and mental attacks. The potency of such mental domination is unclear but he has been seen to use his powers to great effect against the White Martians and Doctor Polaris. ◾Access to the Clear: Aquaman has the ability to sense the primal emotions of aquatic creatures through "The Clear". The Clear seems to function as a universal consciousness of all sea life. Via it he can communicate or command sea life on the other side of the planet. He can see what they see and much more what he is only beginning to realise. He can also push his telepathic powers to reach out to the higher land creatures to find that element of their brains that was once an aquatic dwelling creature. This may account for Aquaman's facility with language. ◾Energy-Heat Resistance: Aquaman is extremely resistant to energy/heat based attacks as he has with stood multiple blasts from Amazo's heat vision, Black Manta's heat beams, and energy blasts from an Omac. ◾Sonar Location: A sonar power which allows Aquaman to detect things when blinded. A possible side effect of his gift from Posidon or from the nature of his advanced mental powers, Aquaman can use this sonar-like sense to detect objects much as a dolphin might. The range of this power is unknown. ◾Water Sense: He has a sixth sense of "feeling" flowing water over 47 feet away through any kind of surface or material and in any direction. ◾Superhuman Equilibrium ◾Sorcery: his mutation into the dweller of the Deep through a bargin with ancient sea gods gave him untold amounts of ancient magics. Empathy
Abilities ◾Master Swimmer: Aquaman is an excellent swimmer ◾Expert Combatant: Aquaman excels at hand-to-hand combat and overall martial ability. ◾Expert Tactician: He has an advanced strategic sense, and has natural leadership qualities. ◾Accomplished Diplomat: His natural autocratic nature does not suit him well in environments where democracy is an issue but Orin is a natural commander and his ability has served him well in the protection of Posidonis.
An approximation of Aquaman's strength would put his lifting/pressing capacity of at least 60 tons while on land, depending on how long he has been out of water. While underwater, Aquaman has been observed to possess even greater strength, and he has proven capable of lifting weights in excess of 1,000 tons.
Weakness ◾Water Deprivation: Aquaman must return to water after a period of time or he will weaken. ◾Waterbearer Abuse: Overuse of the Waterbearer Hand for violent means will cause the Thirst to attack the Secret Sea.