Black Manta's specialized suit can convert common seawater into breathable air, giving him (for game purposes) an unlimited personal air supply for as long as it operates. In addition, it protects him from the enormous pressures of the deep.
LIGHT EMISSION (LASER):
MARTIAL ARTS C:
In a combat situation, Manta has a Strength level of Excellent for Grappling attacks, a Strength level of Excellent for Escaping, and an Agility level of Remarkable for Dodging.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - WATER CRAFT:
MEDICINE - ORGAN IMPLANTS:
The Legion of Doom * Manta's own band of undersea pirates.
A professional criminal all his adult life, Black Manta has spent years plundering the ocean floor of its valuable contents. In this time, he has assembled a considerable number of henchmen, as well as bioengineering mutants he calls his Manta-Men.
Little is known of the man beneath the Manta costume, save that, like most of his henchmen, he is black. "Not that racism is my motive," says Manta, "but since blacks have been suppressed for so long on the surface, they fight well for a chance to be masters below."
Black Manta has attempted several times to create his own undersea kingdom, but each attempt has been thwarted by the King of the Seven Seas, Aquaman. In the course of one of these conflicts, Black Manta was directly responsible for the death of Aquaman's son, Arthur Curry, Jr., thus becoming one of the Sea King's greatest foes.