Aquaman, Is He Under-Rated?

#1 Edited by DarkKnight96000 (730 posts) - - Show Bio

So how under-rated is he?

 


 
#2 Posted by smoothcriminal (5 posts) - - Show Bio

think he's overrated actually

#3 Posted by Precise (22886 posts) - - Show Bio

Very under-rated. I really liked him as a character. New aquaman.. not so much.

#4 Posted by KingLoki (390 posts) - - Show Bio

Underrated! He's one of my favorite DC characters.

#5 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully the new Aquaman series after Blackest night will set the record straight.

#6 Posted by JackieEstacado (132 posts) - - Show Bio

He's not underrated he's just plain gay
#7 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

aquaman is one of those rare characters that are underrated but when you give them their due they still suck

#8 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Short answer: yes, he's underrated.

#9 Posted by The_MVPs (84694 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never really understood what happened to Aquaman that turned him into such a joke? Was it Superfriends? If so why didn't it happen to all the characters involved?

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#10 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

no, he's underwater. underrated was a one time misprint.

#11 Posted by Precise (22886 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler: I don't think he was a joke. Just under used, probably because of lack of interest of the readers.
#12 Posted by The_MVPs (84694 posts) - - Show Bio
@Precise said:
" @Gambler: I don't think he was a joke. Just under used, probably because of lack of interest of the readers. "
I don't know, he's the butt of alot of jokes.
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#13 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler said:
" I've never really understood what happened to Aquaman that turned him into such a joke? Was it Superfriends? If so why didn't it happen to all the characters involved? "
I think its his costume design to.
#14 Posted by The_MVPs (84694 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:
" @Gambler said:
" I've never really understood what happened to Aquaman that turned him into such a joke? Was it Superfriends? If so why didn't it happen to all the characters involved? "
I think its his costume design to. "
I was thinking that as well, but then even after they changed his whole look he was still somewhat of a joke and under-rated.
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#15 Posted by Precise (22886 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler said:
" @Precise said:
" @Gambler: I don't think he was a joke. Just under used, probably because of lack of interest of the readers. "
I don't know, he's the butt of alot of jokes. "
That's also true. I honestly don't know why, I always liked him but compared to other DC heroes he was paired up with he did always seem weak..
#16 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

writers dont take him seriously enough. he should be tough as nails by now id think but they end up downplaying him.
 
and no, that blue and white " bottled water " costume design didnt help anything.

#17 Posted by MrDirector786 (43558 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he's very underrated. A lot of people seem to think Aquaman is a weakling and as said above, he's the butt of a lot of jokes. I hope his status will improve soon.

#18 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel sorry for him. He's really cool

#19 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman is awesome he is totally underrated because people don't read JLA or Aquaman or most DC in general

#20 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio

"Watch out Aquaman, they're stronger than you!" --Batman in Crisis on Two Earths. Enough said.

#21 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8865 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman is underrated. Just check out the Justice League episode where they first meet him and he cuts of his own hand with a sharp belt buckle. badass...

#22 Posted by KingOfAsh (3611 posts) - - Show Bio

He is an underrated badass who could kick your ass.

#23 Edited by Fallschirmjager (17516 posts) - - Show Bio

@kingofash: ...you realize this thread is almost 4 years old right?

#24 Edited by KingOfAsh (3611 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: If I made a new thread, someone would have told me a thread like this already exists

#25 Edited by Fallschirmjager (17516 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: If I made a new thread, someone would have told me a thread like this already exists

I'm just saying. Those scans didn't exist when this post was made. I think the general opinion of him (at least among viners) has risen substantially because of his New 52 book.

At least I find the people hating on him seem to be fewer and far between =)

#26 Posted by muhabba (299 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it was after the Superfriends where he became a joke, probably after Crisis on Infinate Earths because before that it was believable to come from Atlantis and talk with dolphins and ride giant seahorses. He really is just a glaring example of the silliness of the Silver Age.

#27 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6338 posts) - - Show Bio

Super underrated.

#28 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably the most underrated of all mainstream superheroes.

#29 Posted by LyraFay (2527 posts) - - Show Bio

He's completely underrated!! Read Geoff John's Aquaman from the new 52, it deals with this question in a very interesting way (Aquaman is completely aware that he's considered lame by the general public. However he's awesome! Check out Injustice: Gods among us if you want to see how awesome he is!

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#31 Posted by swordmasterD (2195 posts) - - Show Bio

I admit I used to make Aquaman jokes A LOT but i did realise how bad-@ss he was (and the extent of his powers) I used to think ALL he could do was breathe underwater and talk to fishes. In other words these people use the aqua man joke without getting to know his character

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