It's Time To Stop Making Fun Of Aquaman
Look, all of you nerds have made Aquaman jokes in the past. We've all laughed at the Robot Chicken skits about Aquaman. Hell, there's even a Ranker list of Aquaman jokes. Aquaman, AKA Arthur Curry, is one of the most ridiculed superheroes of all time. Yet, the critics are wrong.
Aquaman is great. More to the point, he's one of the most badass heroes in all of DC Comics. If all you heard about Aquaman are fish jokes and the Aquaman movie coming out, then you don't know Arthur Curry. Here's why Aquaman deserves more respect and is one of the best heroes out there today.
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He Doesn't TALK To Fish; He COMMANDS Aquatic Life
Stop saying Aquaman "talks to fish." He doesn't. He telepathically makes fish to do his will. Aquaman can make octopi grab things, swordfish charge at enemies, or make a fleet of Great White sharks turn foes into chum. He can even control the primitive minds of plankton and other microscopic organisms from the sea and make them infiltrate the bodies of his opposition. If you're on his bad side, you can never safely set foot in an ocean, lake, pond, or puddle ever again.
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He's Bulletproof And Nearly Invulnerable
Aquaman's body is durable enough to stay strong and fit over six miles deep underwater, according to DC's Wiki. With a body that tough, it's no surprise bullets bounce off the guy. While he's not all-powerful, Aquaman frequently takes hits from god-like beings that would otherwise pulverize a regular human into clam chowder.
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His Trident Of Neptune Is The Ultimate Weapon
The Trident of Neptune does more than give Aquaman the right to rule the sea. It can conjure lightning bolts, create force fields, and do other magical tasks. Plus, you know, stabbing power. You could make your own trident, but it would never live up to the Trident of Neptune's power.
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He's The King Of Atlantis & 71% Of Earth
Aquaman is the ruler of the legendary Atlantis and all bodies of water on Earth. It takes a strong leader to not only rule a kingdom of water-breathing people, but to hold dominion over the 71% of Earth's surface that is covered in water. Rest assured, the only reason you can go on a fishing trip or water-skiing is because he allows it.
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He Is Connected To "The Blue"
In the DC Universe, many elements and life forms of Earth are united and divided by various forces. Each of these forces elects an avatar to do their will and keep the world in balance. Swamp Thing, for example, is the avatar of The Green, which encompasses all plant life. Animal Man is an avatar of The Red, the force behind all animal life. Aquaman was elected to be the keeper of The Blue or "The Clear," which connects all oceanic elements and life. In other words, Arthur isn't just "King of the Sea"; he's a Demi-God of the sea.
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He's A Founding Member Of The Justice League
In nearly every origin story of the Justice League, Aquaman is among the ranks of its founding members. Given his royal stature and power, it only made sense for other heroes to induct him into the League early. It's not a surprise, given his abilities and overall power.