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#1 Posted by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anyone know how fast Aquman can swim in MPH, Knots, or KPH?

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

It's said he can swim up to 150 MPH (faster than a shark) up to at least a 4 hour period.

#3 Posted by Aiden Cross (15559 posts) - - Show Bio

Well in Aquaman 11 he jumped out of a plane where it's mentioned: "the speed he swims, he'll beat us to the island". No telling how fast the plane went but seeing as the average plane goes at 500 mph you can do the math :)

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#4 Posted by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@ckuakini: A great white shark I heard can go 40 MPH

@Aiden Cross: Is that New 52 Aquaman? if so cool if not still cool, but was this a modern commercial aircraft.

#5 Posted by Aiden Cross (15559 posts) - - Show Bio

It was New52 yes. And it was a modern military style cargo plane :)

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#6 Posted by Jokergeist (4935 posts) - - Show Bio

@Aiden Cross said:

Well in Aquaman 11 he jumped out of a plane where it's mentioned: "the speed he swims, he'll beat us to the island". No telling how fast the plane went but seeing as the average plane goes at 500 mph you can do the math :)

Sincerely,

#7 Posted by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@Aiden Cross: Oh like a coast guard C-130

#8 Posted by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched him in smallville the other day and he was going extremely fast.

#9 Posted by BlackWind (5357 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre 52: Aquaman has hit 20,000 feet per second when in a serious hurry. That's nearly mach 20.

New 52: Aquaman outsped a hypersonic jet, so he's at least mach 5.

Either way, he could swim from one ocean to another in no time.

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#10 Edited by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@BlackWind said:

Pre 52: Aquaman has hit 20,000 feet per second when in a serious hurry. That's nearly mach 20.

New 52: Aquaman outsped a hypersonic jet, so he's at least mach 5.

Either way, he could swim from one ocean to another in no time.

 
This
150 mph for 4 hours is laughable. Even in the 70s he had much better feats than this.
Plus although it's non quantifiable AQ preFlashpoint was keeping up with Flash, Superman and WW (Flash running on water, Supes and WW flying)
In Time and Tide he also surprises Flash while he is running.
 
As for postFlashpoint AQ he can go much faster than Mach 5. The plane he outswam (Operatives special plane called the Living Room) can go hypersonic. It was not a regular plane.
 For comparison the Avenger's Quinjet has a max speed of Mach 2,1.
We don't know exactly how fast but Hypersonic Speed is between Mach 5 and Mach 10, and he put Operative's plane to shame in issue 11.
So at minimum he can go much faster than Mach 5, since Operative and the Others reached the same destination with AQ at least some minutes later, after AQ had time to sneak up on Manta's forces and observe them for a while.
#11 Posted by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackWind: @comicfan11: OK thanks That clears a lot do you guys have an estimate on how fast new 52 aquaman can swim. I know faster than mach 5 but what do you think his max. is.

#12 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@Clark_EL: There's really no way to measure this from the comic. Anything between Mach 5 and Mach 10. Though the scan makes it clear that Aquaman is waaay faster than the plane. The first panel after he jumps he is already a long way ahead of the plane.
#13 Posted by Aiden Cross (15559 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicfan11 said:

The plane he outswam (Operatives special plane called the Living Room) can go hypersonic. It was not a regular plane.

Oh, my bad! Been a while since i read it. Thanks for the correction =)

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#14 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC has this idea for their top characters: Flash, Supes and Aquaman are equally fast on different stuff - respectivelly, running, flying and swimming. I'm not saying Aquaman is gonna swimm at light speed but yeah, he is probably even beyond Mach 10

#15 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jorgevy: I had though of that concept before. I agree.
 In an old issue of Justice League (first series) Aquaman makes a comment of how he could likely outswimm Supes but doesn't do it because he doesn't want to hurt Superman's ego. Silver Age stuff.
#16 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@Aiden Cross: No problem.
#17 Edited by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@Clark_EL: Hey thanks that helps a lot I hope to see more feats when I read Thrown of Atlantis :)

#18 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

it doesn't matter because Superman,WW,and the flash can go way faster than him

#19 Posted by comicsauthor (5 posts) - - Show Bio

The problem is his skin gets all wrinkled, (rather than attempt to emulate Aquaman, you can see this effect on yourself by lying in the bath for a few hours. Just make sure there’s some water in it or it may take forever). The wrinkles ruin his streamlined shape and can slow him down by up to 0.023 knots. Fortunately he has a ready supply of Elizabeth Arden anti-wrinkle lotion.

#20 Posted by BlackWind (5357 posts) - - Show Bio

And Mera has, IIRC claimed to be faster. Probably bunk though.

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#21 Posted by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@moywar700: not swimming.

#22 Posted by Hyperlight (5380 posts) - - Show Bio

who the hell needs to swim at mach 20 lol but aquaman needs to be given more credit. he got nothing on my boy namor but he is pretty dope

#23 Posted by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hyperlight: Namor's awesome but I like Aquaman more. Aquaman can swim faster too.

#24 Posted by BlackWind (5357 posts) - - Show Bio

@Clark_EL: Imagine getting punched underwater by Aquaman moving that fast.

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#25 Edited by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@Hyperlight said:

who the hell needs to swim at mach 20 lol but aquaman needs to be given more credit. he got nothing on my boy namor but he is pretty dope

Namor is kinda cool sometimes, but I'm pretty sure Black Panther is gonna hand him his @ss on a plate for what he did in AvX. Also Aquaman is way faster than Namor (among other things).
#26 Posted by thefusescape (190 posts) - - Show Bio

100-150mph underwater.

#27 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@thefusescape: That's way off. Check the thread.
#28 Posted by Hyperlight (5380 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicfan11 said:

@Hyperlight said:

who the hell needs to swim at mach 20 lol but aquaman needs to be given more credit. he got nothing on my boy namor but he is pretty dope

Namor is kinda cool sometimes, but I'm pretty sure Black Panther is gonna hand him his @ss on a plate for what he did in AvX. Also Aquaman is way faster than Namor (among other things).

you are right about the BP thing because he is pissed. but im pretty sure that namor is vastly superior in every way except for the fact that Aquaman can swim faster and more powerful telepathic abilities

@Clark_EL said:

@Hyperlight: Namor's awesome but I like Aquaman more. Aquaman can swim faster too.

same thing as above

#29 Posted by SUNMAN (7139 posts) - - Show Bio

this fast

#30 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19885 posts) - - Show Bio

@moywar700 said:

it doesn't matter because Superman,WW,and the flash can go way faster than him

That is besides the point. He is asking how fast Aquaman can swim, not if his swimming speed is faster than other heroes.

#31 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5033 posts) - - Show Bio
@comicsauthor

The problem is his skin gets all wrinkled, (rather than attempt to emulate Aquaman, you can see this effect on yourself by lying in the bath for a few hours. Just make sure there’s some water in it or it may take forever). The wrinkles ruin his streamlined shape and can slow him down by up to 0.023 knots. Fortunately he has a ready supply of Elizabeth Arden anti-wrinkle lotion.

Lol. How can you go Mach 10 underwater? Against resistance from the water? He probably pummels a lot of sealife that unfortunately crosses his path.
#32 Posted by AmazingWebHead (1488 posts) - - Show Bio

Fast enough to go up a waterfall, I know that.

#33 Posted by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@AmazingWebHead: Why? what's that from?

#34 Posted by dondave (33464 posts) - - Show Bio

Namor is kinda cool sometimes, but I'm pretty sure Black Panther is gonna hand him his @ss on a plate for what he did in AvX. Also Aquaman is way faster than Namor (among other things).

QFT

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#35 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@WaveMotionCannon: True but this is comics. 
Superman lifting "5 times the weight of the Earth" or Iceman actually being sentient Ice by this point are equally ridiculous when you try to apply real world physics.
Not to mention Superboy Prime who literally punched through dimensions.
#36 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5033 posts) - - Show Bio
@comicfan11
@WaveMotionCannon: True but this is comics. 
Superman lifting "5 times the weight of the Earth" or Iceman actually being sentient Ice by this point are equally ridiculous when you try to apply real world physics.
Not to mention Superboy Prime who literally punched through dimensions.
It smacks of writers wanking AQ to give him something to stabd out It's no way he can swim faster than a plane flying and still only be around the 60-70 ton mark. That would make him faster than someone like Quicksilver on land. Stupid writers
#37 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@WaveMotionCannon said:
@comicfan11
@WaveMotionCannon: True but this is comics. 
Superman lifting "5 times the weight of the Earth" or Iceman actually being sentient Ice by this point are equally ridiculous when you try to apply real world physics.
Not to mention Superboy Prime who literally punched through dimensions.
It smacks of writers wanking AQ to give him something to stabd out It's no way he can swim faster than a plane flying and still only be around the 60-70 ton mark. That would make him faster than someone like Quicksilver on land. Stupid writers
Aquaman has consistently been shown having a ridiculous swimming speed throughout his history.
And Quicksilver was never even close to the level of top tier speedsters like the Flashes.
#38 Posted by EdBlank (492 posts) - - Show Bio

Swimming at supersonic speeds just sounds dumb. In fact, it wouldn't be swimming at all he'd have to have some mechanism for moving through the water that was more like telekinesis. Why the h*** does every characther in DC have to have super speed, super strength, and super durability? Isn't being able to talk to fish enough?

#39 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@EdBlank: Not dumber than shooting laser out of ones eyes or stretching your body like a swing or turning to dumb green monster who thunderclaps energy.
#40 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5033 posts) - - Show Bio
@comicfan11
@WaveMotionCannon said:
@comicfan11
@WaveMotionCannon: True but this is comics. 
Superman lifting "5 times the weight of the Earth" or Iceman actually being sentient Ice by this point are equally ridiculous when you try to apply real world physics.
Not to mention Superboy Prime who literally punched through dimensions.
It smacks of writers wanking AQ to give him something to stabd out It's no way he can swim faster than a plane flying and still only be around the 60-70 ton mark. That would make him faster than someone like Quicksilver on land. Stupid writers
Aquaman has consistently been shown having a ridiculous swimming speed throughout his history.
And Quicksilver was never even close to the level of top tier speedsters like the Flashes.
It's ridiculous because if that's the case on land he should be faster than quicksilver because of less resistance from air as opposed to water and he's never been shown as such.
I'd go with him clocking a couple hundred knots but faster than a plane gtfoh.
#41 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@WaveMotionCannon: You can disagree, but DC continuity is what it is and Aquaman has always been that fast. That's a fact
#42 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5033 posts) - - Show Bio
@EdBlank
Swimming at supersonic speeds just sounds dumb. In fact, it wouldn't be swimming at all he'd have to have some mechanism for moving through the water that was more like telekinesis. Why the h*** does every characther in DC have to have super speed, super strength, and super durability? Isn't being able to talk to fish enough?
@comicfan11
@EdBlank: Not dumber than shooting laser out of ones eyes or stretching your body like a swing or turning to dumb green monster who thunderclaps energy.
I know right ? Makes them uniform and boring sometimes, too cut and dry but I think that's a remnant if the Golden Age when DC was super corny.

Hulk doesn't thunderclap energy literally , he generates force through moving his big ass arms and supersonic speeds. It's the same thing as when someone swings at you , you can feel the wind from as it's being displaced and pushed by the mass of the fist.
The way you lashed out , you should be DC ComicsFan lol
#43 Posted by EdBlank (492 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicfan11 : Yes. The comic universes are strange places but the argument that "hey it's comics, what do you expect?" is tired. If none of the actual content matters, then why are we following these characters? I argue that while we have to have some fantastic elements, common sense and actual science can't just be completely ignored. For me prsonally it takes me out of the story when they do this kind of stuff. Basically some characters have no limits and that is *YAWN*. No drama.

#44 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5033 posts) - - Show Bio
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@WaveMotionCannon: You can disagree, but DC continuity is what it is and Aquaman has always been that fast. That's a fact
Uh you missed my point, he shouldn't be able swim that fast but if he is DC needs to show him able to move at blinding speeds on the surface because of the lesser resistance, he should be much stronger and quite capabke of leaping great distances ala Golden Age Superman due to having a physiology capable of that speed underwater. BTW DC plays as rough with continuity as Marvel (even rougher)
#45 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@WaveMotionCannon: I know how Hulk's thunderclap works, but there's an issue where he actually deflects some energy blast with his thunderclap. 
And I do believe you were the one who began bashing the DC writers for wanking AQ.
Anyway I didn't mean to sound like I was lashing out.
#46 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@WaveMotionCannon: Aquaman is leaping great distances exactly like GA Superman in his book, like every single issue. 
@EdBlank: I agree with your logic, but it simply doesn't happen in comics. The "it's just comics" argument might be tired but for better or worse this is the comic logic and it won't likely change.
#47 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5033 posts) - - Show Bio
@comicfan11
@WaveMotionCannon: I know how Hulk's thunderclap works, but there's an issue where he actually deflects some energy blast with his thunderclap. 
And I do believe you were the one who began bashing the DC writers for wanking AQ.
Anyway I didn't mean to sound like I was lashing out.
We're cool. I did say they ( the writers) were wanking but if they're going to do it go all the way.
#48 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio
@WaveMotionCannon: No prob.
#49 Posted by BlackWind (5357 posts) - - Show Bio

@EdBlank: First of all, he no longer communicates with sea life, second, its far from the stupidest things in comics, Aquaman is nowhere near a major offender.

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#50 Posted by Clark_EL (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackWind: Aquaman is awesome!