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Arthur Curry
Aquaman (DCEU) profile
Alias(es) King Arthur of Atlantis
Appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Justice League
The Flash
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Status Alive
Actor Jason Momoa
Kekoa Kekumano (Young)
Otis Dhanji (Young)
Kaan Guldur (Young)
"The strong man is strongest alone, ever heard that?"
―Arthur Curry to Bruce Wayne[src]

Arthur Curry is the human-atlantean hybrid and the current king of Atlantis known as Aquaman.


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice[]

Lex Luthor had footage of Arthur inside a sunken ship. After spotting the drones, Arthur attacked the drones to stop them invading his privacy.

Suicide Squad[]

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Justice League[]

"Arthur Curry, I hear you can talk to fish?"
―Bruce Wayne to Arthur Curry[src]

In 2017, Wayne and Prince follow up on their plans to recruit the metahumans named in Luthor's files to form a team of superheroes in Superman's absence, especially after a global threat emerges when Steppenwolf arrives in an attempt to destroy all life on Earth. Wayne attempts to recruit Curry, whom he encounters in a remote Icelandic village. Despite Wayne revealing his secret identity as Batman, Curry angrily declines Bruce's offer until he notices Steppenwolf's parademons invade Atlantis. He helps Princess Mera against the demon, though both are subdued as Steppenwolf takes a Mother Box under the Atlanteans' protection. Mera convinces Curry to go after Steppenwolf after mentioning his mother, whom he believed had abandoned him.

Curry, who initially resents the Atlanteans, has a change of heart and comes to the aid of Wayne's team, which now includes Prince, Barry Allen, and Victor Stone, saving the team from a wall of water after they prevent Steppenwolf from taking a Mother Box guarded by humans under the bay between Metropolis and Gotham City.

Joining the team for good, Curry expresses skepticism as Batman decides to use the Mother Box to resurrect Superman. Though the team successfully revives him, Superman, having lost his memories, is provoked to briefly attack the group. In the skirmish, Steppenwolf takes the last Mother Box, as it was left unattended. As Superman leaves with Lois Lane to regain his memories, the five other heroes recuperate at the Batcave. As the team resolves to confront Steppenwolf once more without Superman, Curry gives an impassioned speech, expressing gratitude for meeting the other metahumans and being part of something bigger than himself in the event they die.

Curry takes a part in the battle, protecting Cyborg as he attempts to pull apart the Mother Boxes, though the team's plan is foiled by Steppenwolf. Superman arrives, however, allowing the team to defeat the demon, who, overcome with fear, retreats back to Apokolips when his own minions attack him.

Curry explains he wants to be "left alone" when Wayne invites him to join his team. Nuidis Vulko pleads for Curry's help in defending the Atlantean Mother Box when Arthur's half brother Orm Marius refuses to send help, giving Curry the armor and his mother's trident. Curry personally saves Mera by intercepting Steppenwolf's axe while attempting to guard the Mother Box. After rescuing the team under Gotham Harbor, Curry joins in the unanimous vote amongst the team members to resurrect Superman, though he later expresses doubt. He and Prince join Stone and Allen in digging up Clark Kent's body in Smallville, with Curry and Prince conversing about the historical rivalry between the Atlanteans and Amazons, which they both disagree with. Curry also expresses concern for Stone carrying out the final attack on the Mother Boxes mere hours after the death of his father, Silas.

After Stone and Superman separate the Mother Boxes in Russia, Aquaman impales Steppenwolf with his trident before Superman punches him into a boom tube and Wonder Woman decapitates him. Following the battle, Curry says goodbye to Vulko and Mera to see his father, Thomas.


"My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. They were never meant to meet. But their love saved the world. They made me what I am: a son of a man, king of the seas. I am the protector of the deep. I am... Aquaman. "
―Arthur Curry[src]

Arthur Curry was born in 1985 to Thomas Curry, a lighthouse keeper in Maine, and Atlanna, queen of Atlantis. Atlanna entrusts her son Arthur to her trusted advisor Nuidis Vulko for training, leaving him her trident, and voluntarily goes back to Atlantis, where she is sentenced to certain death by banishment to The Trench for Curry's illegitimate birth. While growing up, Curry is unable to control his abilities, such as communicating with sea creatures and breathing underwater, and later discovers them while fending off bullies. He is later trained by Vulko, though he rejects Atlantis upon learning of his mother's supposed execution.

Following Steppenwolf's defeat, Curry begins to engage in more vigilantism, officially gaining the moniker Aquaman from the media much to his chagrin. He confronts pirates hijacking a Russian Akula-class submarine. Their leader, Jesse Kane, is killed in a failed attempt to kill Curry, and his son David vows revenge. Orm Marius, King of Atlantis and Curry's half-brother, convinces King Nereus of Xebel to help unite Atlantis and attack the surface world for polluting the oceans. Nereus notes that if Orm unites all four kingdoms, he will receive the title of Ocean Master, commander of the most powerful force on the planet.

Mera, who is betrothed to Orm, refuses to help them and tries to recruit Curry to stop the war. She gains his trust by saving Curry's father Thomas from a tsunami summoned by Orm. Curry reluctantly accompanies Mera to a rendezvous with Vulko, who urges Curry to find the Trident of Atlan, a magic artifact of Atlantis' first ruler, to reclaim his rightful place as king. They are ambushed by Orm's men, and Curry is captured. He is chained and presented to Orm, who blames him and the surface for Atlanna's death. Orm offers Curry an opportunity to leave forever, but Cury challenges him to a duel in a ring of underwater lava. Orm gains the upper hand and nearly kills Curry before Mera rescues him.

Curry and Mera journey to the fallen Kingdom of the Deserters hidden under the Sahara desert, where the trident was forged, and unlock a holographic message that leads them to Sicily, Italy, where they retrieve the trident's coordinates. The two are then attacked by David, who is now armed with Atlantean weapons and armor by Orm and calls himself Black Manta. Curry is caught off-guard and injured but manages to defeat David, and Mera destroys a tracking device from Orm disguised as a bracelet gifted to her. At their destination, Curry and Mera fend off amphibious monsters of the Trench, and a wormhole transports them to an uncharted sea at the center of the Earth. They are reunited with Atlanna, who, 20 years earlier, survived her banishment to the Trench and escaped to the uncharted sea, alive and well.

Curry faces the Karathen, a mythical leviathan and keeper of the trident, and voices his determination to protect both Atlantis and the surface, proving his worth and reclaiming the trident, which grants him control over the seven seas. Curry and Mera, with the assistance of Karathen and the Trench, lead an army of marine creatures against Orm. Orm's followers embrace Curry as the true king upon learning he wields Atlan's trident. Curry defeats Orm in combat but spares his life, and Orm accepts his punishment after discovering that Curry has rescued their mother. Atlanna reunites with Thomas, while Curry ascends to the throne with Mera by his side.


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The Flash[]

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom[]

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Character traits[]

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Powers and Abilities[]


  • Human-Atlantean Hybrid Physiology: Arthur's high-born Atlantean heritage has granted him various superhuman feats; such as superhuman strength, durability, speed, agility, reflexes, senses, leaping, etc.
    • Superhuman Strength: Aquaman was able to easily lift and pin Bruce Wayne against a wall (hard enough to make the latter grunt) easily destroy an underwater NSA drone with a single trident stab, impale multiple Parademons at once with a hurled trident.
    • Superhuman Durability: Aquaman is able to withstand immense underwater pressures at over 21000 feet below sea level, as well as to survive unscathed and unwinded after falling from an immense height through several floors of a building. He was able to survive a fight against the considerably stronger Steppenwolf and Superman respectively. With his trident, Aquaman was able to hold off a torrent of water single-handedly.
    • Superhuman Speed: Aquaman, while underwater, can swim at supersonic speeds at least Mach 4.6, managing to thus successfully escape from the NSA's UUV drones and cause a sonic boom in the water.
    • Superhuman Agility: Aquaman was able to dodge Steppenwolf's hurled Electro axe while underwater, to balance himself while standing on a falling Parademon body and even support himself on the speeding Batmobile's roof.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Aquaman is able to respond to changing tactical situations and react accordingly, he was able to quickly impale a Parademon through the chest after being thrown into a freefall, then follow up by striking down another to use to break his fall, afterward crashing through a building, then maintain his assault on land.
    • Superhuman Leaping: Aquaman was able to leap from the speeding Batmobile's roof, up at a group of airborne Parademons. As such, he is able to propel himself from the water with the speed of a bullet and onto land.
    • Telepathy: Due to his Atlantean heritage; Aquaman can telepathically communicate with most forms of marine life.
    • Aquatic Respiration: Due to his high-born Atlantean heritage; Aquaman can breathe both on land and in the water.
    • Hydrokinesis: Aquaman can manipulate water, initially, he was not very proficient with the ability. However, after receiving the Trident of Neptune, Aquaman's hydrokinesis powers are greatly increased to the point; that he can control and form massive tidal waves.


  • High-level intellect: Arthur is a very intelligent individual; as he is well versed in the finer arts of knowledge and literature.
  • Master Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Due to the fact that he was trained by Nuidis Vulko at a very young age; Aquaman is an extremely skilled hand-to-hand combatant, regardless if he is on the land or in the water. However, as noted by Vulko, Aquaman's years of surface combat have dulled his underwater combat prowess, making him less capable in such combat; when he is underwater. He can also fight on par against Ocean Master and the armored Black Manta respectively, and even holding his own against considerably stronger Steppenwolf.
  • Master Trident Fighter: Due to the fact that he was trained by Nuidis Vulko at a very young age; Aquaman is extremely skilled in battling with a trident.
  • Master Swimmer: Like all Atlanteans; Aquaman is an extremely skilled swimmer.
  • Multilingual: Arthur is capable of fluently speaking English, Icelandic, Russian, Maori, Spanish and Italian respectively.


  • Aquaman Armor: Arthur wears a protective suit as his superhero alter-ego, Aquaman, to protect himself from his enemies in battle. Arthur received this suit; after proved himself worthy of wielding the Trident of Neptune.
  • Trident of Neptune: Arthur retrieves Atlan's trident from the Dinosaur Island.

Former Equipment[]

  • Atlantean armor: Arthur wears a protective suit of Atlantean armor as his superhero alter-ego, Aquaman, to protect himself from his enemies in battle. Arthur donned the armor after Steppenwolf's invasion of Atlantis. However, following Steppenwolf's defeat; he has stop wearing the armor.
  • Gladiator armor: During his battle with Orm, for the throne of Atlantis, Arthur took part in a duel, which also included a helmet to protect his skull. After escaping from Atlantis; he stopped wearing the armor.
  • Quindent: Arthur proficiently wields his mother's quindent, trained to do so by Vulko. During his first confrontation against Orm; the quindent was broken into 2 halves.



Behind the scenes[]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice[]

Justice League[]

Promotion, Filming and Concept Art[]


Filming, promotion and concept art[]

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom[]

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