Kordax is still spoken of in hushed tones by the citizens of Atlantis. Born to Queen Cora of Poseidonis but abandoned at birth due to his grotesque green scaled body, Kordax survived in the ocean thanks to his mental control over sea creatures. As an adult he returned to Atlantis leading and army of sharks in a failed bid for the throne. His punishment included the loss of his left hand (replaced with a sword) and banishment. Kordax's legend survived an Atlantean superstition regarding blonde hair, referred to as the "curse of Kordax." Many ages later, Kordax returned when Poseidonian refugees disturbed his exile in the tunnels beneath the city of Tritonis. Defeated by Aquaman, Kordax fell on his own sword rather than live with the shame.
Powers and Abilities
Kordax is more powerful than normal Atlanteans, due to his royal heritage and blond hair which would later be called "the Curse of Kordax".
Kordax's Telepathy was believed to be superior to even that of Aquamans as he once was able to impliment his will over the entire Atlantian city of Tritonis, as well as Aquaman's son, though in their final confrontation Aquaman was able to defeat Kordax in a telepathic battle.It is believed that all blond Atlanteans are in some way the living decendants of Kordax, and most are left for dead at birth. Blond hair is superstitiously looked at by Atlanteans as "The curse of Kordax."
Atlantean Physiology (Evolved)
Kordax has greater superhuman powers than most Atlanteans, due to his royal bloodline and the fact that he was more evolved than any other Atlantean. He has the ability to breathe underwater, possesses superhuman durability, high enough to be unaffected by the immense pressure and the temperature of the ocean. This also makes him strong enough to be invulnerable to gun fire. He also possesses superhuman strength. He is Hydrodynamic and able to swim and navigate to the waters at high speeds with ease. He can also sea and hear without trouble at the bottom of the ocean.
Kordax has a lifespan that extends to thousands of years.
As punishment for his crimes against Atlantis, Kordax had his left hand removed by his mother, the queen. He replaced it with a sword of Atlantean origin. The Sword-Hand is durable enough to deflect Atlantean weaponry and pierce Atlantean armor. Kordax is very skilled with it, to the point he can take on and defeat multiple Atlantean soldiers at the same time, being born and partially raised in the warrior oriented Atlantean society.
Kordax has natural leadership skills. Twice he has managed to rally large forces against the Atlantean establishment, and proved to be a capable leader. He is also quite cunning having used the knowledge of his surroundings to his advantage and set traps to defeat his opponents.