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SuperFriends Team Member
|Real name:||Arthur Curry|
|Species:||Metahuman / Atlantean|
|Base:|| Hall of Justice |
Poseidonis capital of Atlantis
|Played by:|| Norman Alden |
Aquaman is an aquatic superhero with the ability to breathe underwater, super strength, and the ability to communicate with marine life. Aquaman is the King of the undersea city of Atlantis. He is a founding member of the SuperFriends. He occasionally uses a large seahorse named Storm for transportation.
On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, Aquaman's real name was Arthur Curry, the son of Tom Curry, a lighthouse keeper, and Atlanna, a water-breathing outcast from the lost, underwater city of Atlantis. Due to his heritage, Aquaman discovered as a youth that he possessed various superhuman abilities, including the powers of surviving underwater, communication with sea life, and tremendous swimming prowess.
Eventually, Arthur decided to use his talents to become the defender of the Earth's oceans and its inhabitants, starting a career as "Aquaboy." As Aquaboy, he eventually met Superboy (Earth's only other super-powered superhero at the time). Eventually, Arthur grew up and changed his name to "Aquaman." He soon became included in the newly formed Justice League of America team, joining them on their very first adventure.
Around this time, Aquaman also began gaining his familiar cast of allies and enemies, which introduced Aqualad, an outcast orphan from Tritonis, a another lost city from Atlantis whom Aquaman takes in.
Continuity From Filmation series: The Adventures of Aquaman (1967)
Not much is known about Aquaman's personal life, but he seems to have a special friendship with Wonder Woman, as he is constantly seen with her in her Invisible jet. He is married to Mera and is a mentor to Aqualad in his hometown of Poseidonis. He is also apparently a fan of The Beatles in particular their song: With a Little Help from My Friends.
Aquaman's popular catchphrases
Powers and Abilities
- Hydrokinesis: He can form water balls in his hands from the body of water he's in and toss them like a projectile weapon with significant force.
- Aquatic telepathy: He has the ability to telepathically communicate with sea creatures
- Animal Control: He can control the minds of virtually any marine creature, forcing them to do his will.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Durability
- Superhuman Agility
- Superhuman Reflexes
- Superhuman Speed: Aquaman can swim at superhuman speed.
- Enhanced Senses: Aquaman has sonar hearing, allowing him to zero in on submarines and anything else in the dark watery deep.
- Amphibious Physiology: Thanks to Aquaman's amphibious physiology, he can breathe both underwater and on the surface. Although if he remains out of the water too long he will grow weaker.
- Oceanography: He has encyclopedic knowledge of oceanography and oceanology.
- Marine biology: He is also quite familiar with the creatures of the deep.
- Tactical Analysis
- Advanced hand-to-hand combat
- Leadership: He is the king of his country, the leader of a nation!
- Water Deprivation: If Aquaman stays out of the water for an hour or so, he will start to weaken, and eventually die.
SuperFriends Team Members
- Aquaman first appeared in More Fun Comics, Vol. 1 #73 (Nov. 1941).
- Aquaman was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger
- On Filmation's animated series, The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967-1968), Aquaman was voiced by Marvin Miller.
- SuperFriends is often credited with having exposed Aquaman to a much wider audience outside of the comic book community.[?]
- The trope known as "This looks like a job for Aquaman" originated due to the perceived tendency for Aquaman to be apparently useless outside his native sea enviromnent.
- The Aquaman disambiguation page at the DC Database.
- Aquaman at Wikipedia
- The Unofficial Aquaman Website
Appearances in Other Media
- ↑ His name wasn't mentioned in the series. This was his name in the comics' continuity.
- ↑ Norman Alden provided the voice of Aquaman in the first two seasons of Superfriends. Years later he reprises his role for Cartoon Network commercials and The Aquaman and Friends Action Hour.
- ↑ Bill Calloway provided the voice of Aquaman from Season 3-Season 10.
- ↑ Carlos Segundo provided the voice of Aquaman on the Spanish version of The Aquaman and Friends Action Hour.
- ↑ As revealed in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #260 (May, 1959), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Superboy, Vol. 1 #171 (January, 1971), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 #28 (March, 1960), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #269 (February, 1960), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #452 (July, 1977), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ Go to DC Database for more on More Fun Comics, Vol. 1 #73 published in November 1941.