to make him a better character shouldn't he have Garth's powers?

#1 Posted by justice teen (439 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman is the the king of Atlantis and allege ruler of the seas. So wouldn't it be best and more sensible if he had the same powers as Garth aka tempest, but to a much higher degree, like have full control of all types of water, turn into, water, have powerful telekinesis and magic.

#2 Posted by MrShway88 (655 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he did have that power before the New 52. He may gain it in the future, but I don't think new powers make a character better. Its story. Unless by better you mean more powerful.

#3 Posted by kasino (1611 posts) - - Show Bio

no but make him more aggressive about how the sea is treated like he use to be

make it a kingdom that every time someone does something to sea its a borderline invasion

his people want justice, he understands the world as a whole

depth to his character is needed if he is going to be called a king

#4 Posted by danhimself (22318 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see how you could read the current series and believe that there's anything wrong with the character

#5 Posted by serpent222 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman doesn't need those powers. He's essentially the chosen one of Atlantis, not a sorcerer. The water bending and such in Atlantis is considered Sorcery, and Aquaman has no need to be involved with that.

#6 Posted by TheGraySon (457 posts) - - Show Bio

He could do it to a very small degree with his water hand, but like @serpent222: said he doesnt need Garths powers. Giving him sorcery like abilities would kinda lessen the need for his super strength, durability, fighting skills, and his trident... It would basically change the entire character. Anyway, hes kicked Garths ass enough even with his sorcery so i dont see why he needs it. Though i wouldnt mind giving him the water hand back, it gave him more versatility.

#7 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8441 posts) - - Show Bio

@justice teen: Nope,Aquaman great with his own powers....hispowers deserve being better developed as Geoff John is doing

#8 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm good with him being the way he is now and if he does get hydokinesis/other powers that kinda lessens the need and uses for Mera in my opinion.

#9 Posted by The_Judge_since_83 (40 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think it would make him any better, as someone else pointed out Garth and Arthur have fought before and Arthur wins that fight. Hard to beat Super strength, durability, and reflexes, not to mention his telepathy (which if it works like it did before the reset could potentially be used on things other than fish), and enhanced senses. I mean as my buddy has put it, he's basically the Superman of the oceans. Now I do think having Garth's powers would make him stand out a little more in the league, with the power set he has he's basically the same as Wonder Woman and Superman, a paragon like character who is basically superhuman in every sense, but I also think that making him a hydro kinetic would make him more solidified as a water hero, and not someone who is dangerous no matter where he goes.

#10 Posted by serpent222 (319 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991: I didn't even consider that, but that's true too. Keep it separate. Mera is huge in Aquaman's titles, and a badass in her own right. It would be terrible to make her powers useless by integrating them into Aquaman.

#11 Edited by BlackWind (5669 posts) - - Show Bio

As others have already pointed out, more power doesn't make a better hero/character. If that was so, Galactus would be one of the deepest characters in comics. Also, again as others have said,giving Aquaman hydrokinesis would take away from Mera's uniqueness. Aquaman is more of a warrior than a sorcerer so no for Garth's power as well.

Now, maybe if Morrison stats doing some Aquaman, he'll even put his telepathy back at the level of it being able to affect beings with mar ancestry. Who knows, we might even see him tap into the Clear again. I know I'd like that.

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 divine energy, summoning thunderstorms, creating earthquakes, and manipulating very large volumes of water. It's Poseidon's weapon after all.

Oh, and glad my first post was of one of my favorite characters.

#12 Edited by Justthatkid (3088 posts) - - Show Bio

@justice_teen: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I'd continue but I think I'm well understood.

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

I also think that more power does not equal a better character.

But I would be OK with Aquaman have some sort of water control (like he did before Flashpoint) as a power granted from the Trident (this way he is still different from Mera).

Maybe something like that happens in the current (Dead King) storyline, due to the connection the Dead King has with the Atlantean artifacts.

Apart from that AQ's powerset is fine so far, since he is the only super Atlantean, which sets him apart from all other Atlanteans.

#14 Posted by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Garth has a different set of powers, more of a magically inherited descendant. However, Aquaman's power sets are more define and like @comicfan11 said, this is what sets him apart from all the other Atlanteans.

#15 Edited by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

They comes from different lineages, just to sum it all up.

#16 Posted by AquamanIsTheBest (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Powers don't make anyone a "better" character. Arthur's fine the way he is.

#17 Posted by cattlebattle (12602 posts) - - Show Bio

They tried giving him one or two of those powers at one point or another, as well as changing his overall personality but, Aquaman still managed to get canceled.

#18 Edited by Fallschirmjager (15388 posts) - - Show Bio

Powers don't make anyone a "better" character. Arthur's fine the way he is.

^^

Also. Aquaman doesn't need hydrokinesis when he has Mera around.

#19 Posted by FearTheLiving (2583 posts) - - Show Bio

Character =/= Powers

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