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Hails from Netherspace, hates his doppelganger Aquaman.


Thanatos was created by Jim Aparo and Steve Skeates. He first appears in Aquaman #54.

Story Arc

Thanatos first appeared while Aquaman was knocked unconscious, plaguing the Sea King's dreams. Later when Aquaman's wife Mera went insane and left this dimension, Thanatos trapped her in Netherspace and brainwashed her into believing he was the true Aquaman, her husband and father to Arthur Jr., their son. Eventually Mera managed to escape that dimension and confused, confronted Aquaman while he was in bed with Dolphin. Realizing she had escaped, Thanatos forced her back, regaining some of his control of her, but Aquaman and Dolphin ultimately followed.

Thanatos entered into a seemingly time spanning duel with Aquaman. Defeated in combat, Thanatos actually wins the contest by default when Arthur spares his life. The Others, rulers of Netherspace, granted Thanatos absolution for being pure evil and sentenced Aquaman to life in purgatory for his mercy alongside Dolphin, Mera and Arthur Jr.

Thanatos returned to Earth dimension and immediately went to Poseidonis, intent on assuming Arthur's position as king. He was shocked to find that it had recently been deserted. Filled with anger he sent a message to the surface world declaring all out war on them, and set out for the surface to wreak havoc. However, as he leaves the city he is killed from afar by a newly Neron-empowered Major Disaster. Disaster believed he was killing Aquaman.

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