New 52 Poseidon?

#1 Edited by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

From the start of the new story arc 'Death of a King' and leading up to Aquaman #19, we have been seeing a mysteriously ancient "Ice King" with a wrathful grudge on Aquaman. Now after given hints, I'm beginning to think that this once king of the seven seas is Poseidon. Anyone else believes so too?

Here's a scene in the epilogue to 'Throne of Atlantis' where he first makes his appearance.

Here is a scene in the beginning of 'Death of a King' as the forgotten king creates an earthquake in Antarctica which Poseidon is known to do, specifically out of rage.

And here's the latest showing of the 'Ice King' in the ending of Aquaman #18 where he demands Mera to lead him to Xebel so that the Seven Seas could be is again.

That being said, it definitely stirred up the probability of whether or not this is Poseidon, as he is first seen in Wonder Woman #5 with a different appearance. Triton, his son who once claimed the Seven Seas under his authority is also a name to drop as well. He became enraged with Aquaman once he found out that his people thought of him as more of a king to Atlantis than he was. Thus, this could go either way.

#2 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

The new icy villain has more similarities to the frost giants of norse mythology. Looks more like old Wonder Woman villain Minister Blizzard.

#3 Edited by sage1000 (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Besides Poseidon has already been seen in Wonder Woman and his form is something totally different.

#4 Edited by Black_Claw (2872 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one who thinks Poseidon looks like the Ice King from Adventure Time? Lol

#5 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

You mean this guy?

Wonder Woman #5 was his first. Why does Geof always try to conflict with Az?

#6 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84356 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll take Aquaman's (maybe) Poseidon over WW's grumpy toad version.

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#7 Edited by Lvenger (17855 posts) - - Show Bio

Azzarello beat Johns to it. Personality wise I like him and he has an interesting link to the First Born.

#8 Posted by ComicMan24 (147032 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it could always be stated later that Poseidon is a shapeshifter. This way it wouldn't mess with continuity (since it is already messed up as it is lol).

#9 Posted by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

@knighthood: @sage1000: @lvenger:

As we go back to the Golden and Silver Age of Comics, Poseidon takes up an appearance which almost resembles the imagery of this so-called king in New 52 and is holding the same trident design as the one Pelletier sketched out.

So, as of right now we know it is Poseidon's trident. However, due to the appearance of "Poseidon" in Wonder Woman #5, this makes me think that the former king is Triton, Poseidon's son who believed he ruled the seven seas and was enraged once he heard that Aquaman was looked upon as more of a king to Atlantis than he was. Although, the personality of this New 52 character seems to fit more of Poseidon's traits as the examples above led me to think this at first. We also haven't seen an appearance of Triton in this New 52 series, so there's a high possibility that it is him.

Well it could always be stated later that Poseidon is a shapeshifter. This way it wouldn't mess with continuity (since it is already messed up as it is lol).

This also might be the case. If it is, I'm all for it.

#10 Posted by Lvenger (17855 posts) - - Show Bio

@raw_material: I'm leaning towards Triton rather than Poseidon. 2 different versions of Poseidon might muck up New 52 continuity even more.

#11 Edited by matchesmalone21 (8248 posts) - - Show Bio

@raw_material: You confusing the characters,Ice King looks like King Neptune

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