Ideal Aquafamily Powerset

#1 Edited by BlackWind (9133 posts) - - Show Bio

In my humble opinion, he Aquaman group has long suffred from lack of writer creativity. But in recent years we've seen interesting portrayals of them, whether in comics or an animated adaption. On thing that's bugs me is if you put them together, you'll see a lot of repeats with their powers.

Aquaman: With Orin you've got the best physical stats in the group, plus pretty respectable telepathy. However I've personally always been saddened by the annoying neglect of his trident. If Aquaman is to have any additional powers, they should come from his trident, which seems to be standard equipment for him at the moment. His trident should be firing blasts of magical energy, summoning storms, creating earthquakes, and manipulating very large volumes of water and even creating it. It's Poseidon's weapon after all. Or, should be.

Mera: She is actually one I've no gripe with. Though she tends to let her hydrokinesis do most of the work, it'd be nice to see her hitting tjings more.

Tempest: Garth's problem was solved in the 90s. He was given the ability to freeze oand boil water, as well as optic force beams. Now that's making him unique as an underwater hero.

Kaldur: The Young Justice cartoon got him just right IMO. He mixes hydrokinesis with hand to hand combat and weapons fighting, and sometimes gives an electric shock. Unlike Mera he gets up close to mix it up a lot.

Tula: Typical Atlantean abilities.

Lorena: Same as Tula.

So with that said, how would you diversify the Aquafamily so they all have something special to themselves?

#2 Posted by comicfan11 (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with almost everything you said on all characters.

Concerning the trident I believe that firing blasts of magical energy, and manipulating very large volumes of water and even creating it is enough though.

Summoning storms and creating earthquakes might be to much, and doesn't align with the "aqua" part much.

But he should have by far the best physical stats, which is how Johns is writing him now.

#3 Posted by BlackWind (9133 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I'd prefer him using the trident as a melee weapon unless the other functions are specially needed.

#4 Posted by serpent222 (321 posts) - - Show Bio

I completely agree with a greater focus on the trident, but I wouldn't go so far as to include the storm and earthquake stuff. People complain about Aquaman being overcompensating as it is, having that added to his arsenal would just be super overkill. But magic blasts and more hand to hand action with it would always be welcome.

I always thought that more should be explored with Aquaman's telepathy, going beyond the whole main sea life thing and getting some more specialized or unique uses. Honestly, I don't have much of an issue with anyone else's powers, especially Mera and Kaldur.

#5 Posted by BlackWind (9133 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I could live without the storms or earthquakes myself, but creating his own water wherever he is would be great. Peter David and Grant Morrison did Aquaman's telepathy well.

If Tula is ever reintroduced I hope something is done with her.

#6 Edited by Justthatkid (6270 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackwind: I believe Lorena had a trident and Koryak has a unique warrior style and creates a spear of water out of thin air I believe. I prefer AJ but Arthur Joseph Curry has the sword of Atlantis.

#7 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (15040 posts) - - Show Bio

that'd be awesome. Aquaman being the Thor of DC

#8 Posted by Justthatkid (6270 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Edited by colonyofcells (2039 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman : all of superman's powers plus telepathy and magic trident. Mera and black aqualad : water powers. Tempest Garth and tula : magic powers.

#11 Edited by matchesmalone21 (10014 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackwind: Acctually Garth's powers are magical in origins,since he was trained Atlan. Besides these powers that you mentioned,he could also open time-dimensional portals (as did in Obsidian Age) and cast spells.

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