This is a character sheet for Aquaman and characters associated with him
Aquaman I/Dweller in the Depths (King Orin/Arthur Curry)
The most well-known aquatic superhero, Aquaman is the king of Atlantis. Known underwater as King Orin, and by surface-dwellers as Arthur Curry, he strives to protect the seas and the surface using his abilities.
- Abel: To Orm, the Ocean Master.
- An Arm and a Leg: His hand was eaten by piranhas.
- Apparently Human Merfolk
- Badass: Ignore everything Superfriends taught you. From his first appearance in the 1940s, through till the present Aquaman is, and always has been, a badass.
- Battle Couple: With Mera.
- Berserk Button: See Papa Wolf.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Constantly. Aquaman throws down with Gods and Lovecraftian Horrors on the reg. He apparently has a yearly pact with Etrigan to drive down a very Cthulhu-like beast down to its home.
- Disability Superpower: His grappling-hook hand and, later, his magical water hand.
- Fights Like a Normal: He used to, until his writers started rigging the Superpower Lottery in his favor.
- Friend to All Living Things: Well, all seafood, anyway.
- Hair of Gold: Was originally banished from Atlantis due to them thinking that this was a curse, but he eventually won them over.
- Hook Hand: See Disability Superpower.
- In a Single Bound: Being fully adapted to live in the pressure of the deepest sea trenches, he's able to leap miles at at time through the air, with Incredible Hulk-like jumps.
- Speaks Fluent Animal
Aquaman II (Arthur Joseph Curry)
The wife of Aquaman, her origins have ranged from being the Queen of Dimension Aqua to being the princess of a separatist colony of Atlanteans. Nevertheless, she is a capable ruler and fighter, often assisting her husband in fighting for protection of the sea.
- Action Girl
- Battle Couple: With Aquaman
- Fiery Redhead
- Green Eyed Red Head
- Heroic BSOD: When her son was killed, she went insane for a time.
- Making a Splash: She has the power to control water.
- Mama Bear: Maiming or harming a child or her own is a bad idea.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Telepathy: It allows her to communicate with other Atlanteans, but she can't talk with other marine life.
Aqualad I/Tempest (Garth)
- Nice Guy
- Purple Eyes
- Trauma Conga Line: Following Infinite Crisis, Garth was turned into an albino and rendered powerless, and his wife and son were missing. Recently, he was restored to normal, only to learn Dolphin and Cerdian were both dead since Infinite Crisis. Was named King of Atlantis and then killed by Black Lantern Aquagirl (his ex-girlfriend) during Blackest Night, turning him into a Black Lantern.
- Word of God: Has it that a number of higher-ups at DC did not like Tempest. And the reason why was that, he upgraded his abilities to include magical powers, but he wasn't a "badass" in the same sense as nearly every other hero in the DCU. Yeah.
Aqualad II (Kaldur'ahm/Jackson Hyde)
Black Manta (David)
- Arch Enemy
- Card-Carrying Villain: "Y'see, deep down, in my most secret heart of hearts, I'm still a totally depraved sonuvabitch whose main goal in life is to watch you die. Slowly and painfully. Just like your kid."
- Freudian Excuse: Post-Flashpoint, Geoff Johns has given him one. Aquaman thought Black Manta killed his father, Tom Curry, when Manta attacked Arthur in order to get a sample of his blood for Dr. Shin, and Tom intervened. So, in revenge, Arthur killed Black Manta's father. It turned out Tom Curry suffered a heart attack and died in a hospital three days after he the attack.
- Ruthless Modern Pirates: He's a submarine pirate
- Scary Black Man
- The Sociopath
- Would Hurt a Child: It's his major claim to fame among supervillains.
- You Killed My Father: Post-Flashpoint, Aquaman killed Manta's father in a fit of revenge.
Ocean Master (Orm)
- Cain: To Aquaman's Abel.
- Evil Prince: Orin's jealous brother, Orm, aka the Ocean Master; though in some continuities Orm is merely his bitter human half-brother and has no royal blood.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He despises Arthur for taking the throne. This was also the motivation for the traitorous Captain Rodunn in Rick Veitch's 2003 run, but he repented after Aquaman saved his life.