Another Injustice: Gods Among Us Power User and playable character is Aquaman, the protagonist of the third act in the video game published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and iOS.
Aquaman debuted as a fictional DC comics character in More Fun Comics #73 (1941), being created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris.
The King of Atlantis was one of the members who founded the Justice League of America, during the superhero-revival Silver Age (between 1950 and 1960).
Since his debut, the King of the Seven Seas fought multiple foes such as the Scavenger, the Fisherman, Black Manta, and even his half-brother Orm known as Ocean Master; however, none of them are present in Injustice: Gods Among Us, even if some of them are mentioned at some point.
While Green Lantern tries to recharge his Power Ring during the second chapter of the videogame, Aquaman visits Atlantis, looking for information on the surface world government.
Aquaman finds out how the Clown Prince of Crime tricked Superman and how Lois Lane was murdered along with Supermans child.
Furious and enraged by his loss, Superman eventually killed The Joker and instated the One World government, destroying all democratic institutions. Additionally, Superman started his own vendetta against all superheroes that stood against his Regime and personal opinions.
During this visit to the Archives, Aquaman is interrupted by a guard who tells him that the High Councilors envoy has arrived. The envoy is formed by Shazam and The Flash, sent by Superman to bring the final draft of a treaty between the One World and Atlantis.
What Aquaman soon discovers is that Supermans true intention is to subjugate Atlantis. Infuriated, Aquaman yells at Shazam and The Flash telling them that Superman will never have Atlantis. After he defeats The Flash, Aquaman engages Shazam who tells him that he doesnt have the privilege to talk to Superman, and that he has to do as Superman orders.
Once Shazam is defeated, the guards from his own kingdom surround him, and the Regime version of Aquaman from the parallel universe enters the throne room.
The clash between the Insurgency Aquaman and his negative version begins after a dialogue between them, in which it is revealed the fact that the antagonist was willing to sign the treaty with Superman.
Immediately after the battle, Aquaman is attacked by more guards but Ares makes his entrance and freezes all of them. Admitting that he feeds on conflict, Ares tells Aquaman that he isnt the one who brought the superheroes to the parallel universe, but he knows who did.
When asked who is responsible, Ares is enraged by Aquamans attitude towards him, and the battle between them begins.
The end of the fight as well as the end of the third chapter discloses the fact that Ares was weaken by Supermans Regime since most conflicts in the world ended; therefore, he explains that Aquaman and his team must unite with the only superhero who survived Supermans decimation: Batman.
The Dark Knight created the Insurgency, a faction opposed to Supermans Regime, using Lex Luthor’s money. Ares teleports Aquaman to the Insurgency HQ where Batman, Green Arrow, Lex Luthor, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman are looking for a method to take out Superman.
The final cutscene is the transition to the forth chapter in the video game which belongs entirely to The Joker.
Aquamans alternate ending that can be unlocked by completing a Classic Battle tournament shows how the King of Atlantis became the supreme ruler of the world.
Focused on Earths ecology, Aquaman also beccame a target for many assassins hired by multinational corporations that wanted to end his supremacy; but they all failed in completing their goals, stopped by the citizens who worshiped their leader.
For most combo attacks and special moves that are available in Injustice: Gods Among Us, Aquaman uses his trident. He can be considered a fast character but not as fast as Catwoman or The Flash.
If unblocked, Aquamans Trident Rush special move is a 4-hit fast attack which inflicts 11% damage. Linked to other attacks, this special move can be devastating.
Aquaman’s Atlantean Rage super move is also very powerful, but the King of Atlantis must be close to his target in order for his trident to touch the opponent.
If the move is successful, he summons a wave which knocks down the opponent allowing Aquaman to perform a series of attacks before using the victim to feed a giant shark.
Costumes and Skins
Aquaman can also wear several different Injustice: Gods Among alternative costumes.
Aquaman’s Flashpoint Costume can be unlocked through a Season Pass or by purchasing the the Flashpoint Costume Pack DLC, while the Aquaman Regime Costume is available in the Archives and can be unlocked using Armor Keys.
The Blackest Night Costume Pack 2 DLC also unlocks the Blackest Night Aquaman Costume.
Name: Arthur Curry/Orin
Alias: Aquaman, King of the Seven Seas, The Dweller-in-the-Depths, Aquatic Ace, Marine Marvel
First Appearance: 1941 – More Fun Comics #73
Place of Origin: Atlantis
Partnerships: Aqualad, Aquagirl
Team Affiliations: Justice League
Nemeses: Black Manta
Super Move: Atlantean Rage – “Summoning the full fury of the Seven Seas, Aquaman strikes the opponent with Neptune’s Trident before summoning a massive tidal wave that engulfs his opponent.”
Description: ”Born to a human father and Atlantean mother, the hybrid Arthur Curry is the rightful heir to the throne of Atlantis, and has sworn to protect the surface world against the monstrous dangers of the deep.”
Abilities: ”Super-human strength and toughness, Ability to breathe underwater, Telepathically control sea life, Natural born leader, Controls large bodies of water, Flight.”