COMMUNICATE WITH ANIMALS (SEA-LIFE):
Aquaman can telepathically call out to fish and other aquatic life with Remarkable ability; he can convince most creatures to do his bidding.
Martial Arts B * Civic Administration
The Justice League of America * The U.S. Coast Guard
Tom Curry, a lonely lighthouse keeper, rescued a woman from a hurricane. While nursing her back to health, Curry fell in love with the woman, whose name was Atlanna. The two married and had a son, whom they named Arthur.
As a child, Arthur discovered he had the ability to breathe underwater and the telepathic power to command all creatures of the sea. When Arthur was six, his mother revealed on her deathbed that she was an outcast from the then-hidden sunken city of Atlantis. With his father's help, young Arthur began training to use his unique abilities. Several years later, Arthur's father passed away and Arthur became an orphan of the deep.
While in his early 20s, Arthur, now dubbed Aquaman by the media, met another young Atlantean outcast who called himself Aqualad and the two have been comrades ever since. At one point, Atlantis called upon Aquaman to help them defeat alien invaders, then named him their ambassador to the surface world.
Eventually, Aquaman met Mera, exiled queen of an interdimensional water world, and ultimately married her.
Soon after, King Juvor died and Aquaman was proclaimed King of Atlantis. Months later, Mera gave birth to Arthur Jr., who exhibited her super-power of creating solid objects form hard water. Together, this new royal family introduced Atlantis to the outside world.
In time, though, the sinister Shark, in human guise, deposed Aquaman and forced the family to relocate. The Sea King finally defeated the Shark and was offered the throne once more, but he turned it down, preferring to remain first and foremost a super-hero.
After his son was slain during a battle with his old foe Black Manta, Aquaman and company moved to the submerged East Coast city of New Venice, where they currently operate out of the ground floor of an old police station.