Arthur Curry aka Aquaman is a powerful member of the Justice League and King of The Sea. Much like Wonder Woman, Aquaman can be associated with greek mythology with his use of Poseidon’s Trident. The Trident grants Aquaman more powers outside his Atlantean strength like flight, hydrokinesis and weather manipulation over aquatic areas. This power addition is similar with Thor, who also gains additional powers over the elements with his use of his hammer Mjolnir.
In the comic world, there are characters with similar powers like The Flash and Quicksilver, Hawkeye and Green Arrow and Aquaman and Namor the Sub-Mariner. These two characters are so similar it’s hard to tell the difference between the two. Since both characters are half human, they are stronger than rest of the Atlantean population. Both characters wield the Trident of Poseidon but major difference is without the Trident, Namor has the power of flight while flight would be an addition to Aquaman with the Trident. So can we say this battle would end in a draw?
We have seen an early version of an Aquaman with Kevin Costner in Waterworld. Only difference is that The Mariner was not a metahuman, more of being the first human that has evolve to the world becoming completely water. The vision of an Aquaman will return in the Justice League with Jason Momoa, as the actor portraying the King of Atlantis. Will Aquaman become a big enough feature on the Justice League to receive his solo film or will he become unpopular on film like his popularity in the comics?
Comic Multiverse fan favorite artwork of Aquaman goes to the DeviantArt artist: SebasVishno.