@chimeroid: Orm never controlled Sea Life in TOA or New52.
The Helmet was never said to do that in TOA.
In TOA the Trident practically made Orm the powerhouse he was as much as Id like to see the trident feats shown in comic it made Orm seem pretty dependent on it. Only apparent feats without it were skill, durability, and reaction which I wouldn't mind seeing either.
The Trident was the thing that harmed the JL though it was Orm's offense. Cocoon entrapment, Lightning summoning, reverting Shazam, Sea control.