Poseidon

#1 Posted by BlackWind (5473 posts) - - Show Bio

I realise it may be too early to bring in such a character, but we have seen him in the Wonder Woman book a few times, and I was curious what place the god of the seas would have in a New 52 Aquaman book.

Thoughts?

#2 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

It'd be interesting to see how the various higher powers fit into the seemingly unrelated DC character mythologies.

For example, Aquaman and Poseiden, The Rot and the Black Lantern Corps, The Red/Green and the White Lantern Corps etc.

#3 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio

Makes perfect sense for Poseidon to make an appearance in Aquaman (or AQ in WW in a story with Poseidon)

Also making AQ somewhat of a "chosen one" for Poseidon like he was during PAD's series would make for some great stories.

#4 Edited by csguterres (201 posts) - - Show Bio

Makes perfect sense for Poseidon to make an appearance in Aquaman (or AQ in WW in a story with Poseidon)

Also making AQ somewhat of a "chosen one" for Poseidon like he was during PAD's series would make for some great stories.

Hey, friend, in PAD's series Poseidon was an antagonist! He sent his son Triton to kill Arthur once.

And in the Silver Age, Poseidon tried to steal Mera from Arthur and was ready to destroy Atlantis to do it.

And how I would like Poseidon to show up: A Bigger Bad who is empowering many of Aquaman's villains, whose goal is to overthrow Arthur and to be worshipped by atlanteans (Like Shadow Lord from Deltora Quest series)

#5 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio

@csguterres: He was some kind of antagonist, but in the end he gave AQ part of his power, after AQ save him from Hades (where Triton send him)

Also I'm pretty sure the Silver Age Poseidon you mention was an impostor.

He could also work as a big bad, but he is a god, and no superhero should be able to take on an Olympian, especially one of the big three (Zeus, Poseidon, Hades)

#6 Posted by csguterres (201 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicfan11 said:

@csguterres: He was some kind of antagonist, but in the end he gave AQ part of his power, after AQ save him from Hades (where Triton send him)

Also I'm pretty sure the Silver Age Poseidon you mention was an impostor.

He could also work as a big bad, but he is a god, and no superhero should be able to take on an Olympian, especially one of the big three (Zeus, Poseidon, Hades)

No, he didn't gave his powers to AQ. He killed Triton stabbing him with his trident, the he dropped it, saying he didn't want to use that trident anymore. And then Arthur just took the trident xD

But the trident itself was so evil in nature that drove Tempest mad a few issues later (fortunately he got better tough)

And the Silver Age Poseidon was not an imposter, you can read about that issue here http://www.comicvine.com/aquaman-the-man-who-vanquished-aquaman/37-7275/

I also don't think Arthur should be able to take him out, that's why I compared him to the Shadow Lord in Deltora series (another good comparison would be Sauron from the Lord of The Rings)

#7 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio

@csguterres: I meant issue #34, where Poseidon gives AQ some part of godly power after he defeats Triton in the duel. Poseidon says something along the lines "you think you can handle the powers of a god?" and then AQ goes blind for an issue (the one with Animal Man). Not the later issues where Triton has already banished Poseidon. My bad.

And you are correct about the Silver Age issue, it is indeed Poseidon, though in a more "goofy" silver age story.

I am not aware of the Deltora series, but yeah Poseidon should always be above "normal" heroes (and villains)

#8 Posted by BlackWind (5473 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre 52 Poseidon was pretty dickish to Arthur, hell he even blinded him. But he also had a grudging respect for him and claimed he considers Aquaman to be one of his sons as well, even though Arthur represents much of what annoys him in mortals. And IIRC he owes Arthur a favor for saving him from Hades.

And Aquaman should should no match for Po Po.

I'd like to see Poseidon rekindle his reluctant respect for Arthur, but still have the typical Olympian jerkassness to him.

Triton on the other hand should be a flat out villain.

#9 Posted by Raw_Material (3209 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe that was Poseidon in the shadows of the underwater cave and we'll be seeing the likes of him in Aquaman #18.

My guesses so far as to who that character was are Poseidon or Triton.

Anyone have any other guesses as to who it might be?

#10 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@ckuakini said:

Maybe that was Poseidon in the shadows of the underwater cave and we'll be seeing the likes of him in Aquaman #18.

My guesses so far as to who that character was are Poseidon or Triton.

Anyone have any other guesses as to who it might be?

According to solicits, he's the 'Ice King' or something along those lines. Mythological god? Or new character? Guess we'll have to find out...

#11 Posted by Raw_Material (3209 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veshark: When the shadowy figure comes out of the cave, his location is in Antarctica, so this might be a possibility that this might be Poseidon.

#12 Posted by BlackWind (5473 posts) - - Show Bio

@ckuakini: Doubt it. It's far too early for Poseidon to show.

But I'd like him to, while not be Aquaman's friend, be moree neutral and let his son be the villain.

#13 Edited by Raw_Material (3209 posts) - - Show Bio

First sightings of the potential Poseidon in the New 52

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