Looking around the hype, I see quite a few Aquaman misconceptions. This, for me, just doesn't fly. So, before the show starts, I think it would be best to clear up some of these misconceptions. 1) "Aquaman's powers are so lame. All he can do is breath underwater and talk to fish." Not true, my friends. While Aquaman can do both of those things, there is much more to his abilities than that. First of all, let's have a little lesson about the ocean. At the very bottom of the ocean, the pressure is eight tons per square inch. Atlantis is at the vert bottom of the ocean. Meaning that everyday, every square inch of Aquaman's body is pushing against eight tons. His thumb alone pushes againts eight tons regularly. And he moves around and does things like normal people. He eats, he sleeps, he takes walks, he watched TV. All with eight tons of pressure per square inch pressing down on his body. And Aquaman is in great physical shape for an Atlantian. He was physically active practically from birth, giving him an amazing physique. In many ways, he is physically to regular Atlantians what Tarzan would be to humans. With that much pressure bearing down on him, he posseses vast superhuman strength and speed on land. Now, he's not as strong as Wonder Woman or Superman, but he's most likely in the same League as them, and could probably hold his own in a fight againts them if he fought smart. And while nowhere near as fast as The Flash, he can probably run several hundred miles per hour on land. And, his reflexes are also superhumanly developed. Here's something else about Aquaman. He's a mutant telepath. That's what makes him different from most Atlantians. Having grown up in and near the coean, he is used to talking to marine life. But he's hardly limited to marine life. He can sense the thoughts an imotions of humans aswell. He's also, through practise, learned how to manipulate the immotions of others to calm them down, and can give people painful psychic seizures, which gives him a serious edge in a fight. He's nowhere near Martian Manhunter's level, but he's still quite good. 2) "Aquaman is so lame. He just sits around the hall of justice and does nothing while the others go and kick ass." Again, not true. Aquaman is in fact a veteran of the League. He was a founding member, and was on the team before Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman ever were. Before they came along, he was the leader of the group in many ways. And today, amung the big seven, he's still considered to be the veteran of the group, and his descisions carry much weight in the League. 3) "Aquaman is a fruity little wuss." Not true at all, my friend. In many ways, he is actually one of the most badass members of the League. He's a skilled fighter and tactitian, and is not hesitant in using his skills and powers to lay the hurting down on some bad guys. And, unlike Batman, he's actually capable of inflicting physical harm upon League level threats. He's also been known to take on things that most people wouldn't. One time, J'onn was disguised as Superman. Aquaman, who was very angry at Superman at the time, then punched him and continued to yell at him about how he would be respected on the team, thinking that he was in fact punshing and yelling at Superman. He's hardly a wuss. 4) "Aquaman's villains are so stupid." Not true. While Aquaman doesn't have many villains, the ones he does have kick major ass. First, you have Black Manta. Born an autistic savant, Black Manta was treated very poorly in the orphanige he grew up in. This, combines with the staff's limited knowlege of autism and inability to properly take care of him, filled him with much hate. Later, he became a test subject for a possible cure for autism. However, all they really did was pump him full of mental stimulants to see what would happen. It did make him much more lucid and cognitive, but combined with his past traumas, it also drove him completely insane. Now a drug lord and priate, he hides beneath the waves, coldly calculating his next move. He is one seriously ****ed up individual. Then, you have Ocena Master. Aquaman's half brother who was extremely jelous if Aurthur. When Aquaman reclaimed the Atlantian throne, Ocean Master came to challange him. He was quickly defeated and sent into exile. He then began dabbling in both science and the ocult, eventually selling his soul to the demon Neron for vast sorcerous powers. Now a very powerful mage, he is hell bent on destroying his brother and claiming Atlantis as his own. Of course, there's Koryak. Aquaman's iligitimate son. Posseses his father's mutant abilities. Wants to take the throne from his father. Not a particularly nice person. The Shark. Basically, a mutated tiger shark with powrful psychic abilities. He's basically an underwater serial killer. His vast strength and psychic abilities make him a very real threat to anyone. However, his low inteligence makes him unable to use his psychic abilities to their fullest potential. But, he's still a sociopath who eats people and rapes their minds while doing it. So yeah.