"Your mother left you to save your life! 1. AJ appears to be about 8–10 years old and it is not known if his father is Aquaman or Thanatos. Vulko sets a date for him to marry the still unconscious Mera, as the monarchs will be required to attend a royal wedding. The pair reunite and join the Justice League in rescuing as many refugees from Thule as possible, before closing the connection between the two worlds. But you're not a defenseless child now. Believing this to be some sort of mind trick, a battle began between the Black Lantern Aquaman, Tula, Dolphin and Mera, Tempest, and a few Atlanteans. Frontier . Mera is able to free herself and easily overpower Siren as Arthur is attempting to rescue her. Rising from her coffin, she bitterly reminds Aquaman how little he really knew of her. Members of the JLA visit Atlantis to give their condolences and Mera is not referenced in DC comics until the "Prelude to Blackest Night" story in Titans #15, where it is revealed that she is in mourning for Arthur. After the events of One Year Later, Mera regained her water breathing abilities, if not her full strength, and became the leader of a small rebel army, taking under her protection some refugees from the lost Atlantis, and the new Aquaman. Before long, Mera gave birth to Aquaman's son, whom they named Arthur Curry, Jr., aka, Aquababy. Dabei haben sich die beiden doch eigentlich schon in „Justice League“ kennengelernt. Mera is an Atlantean Native and Arthur Curry's wife. [22] Mera is then approached once again by Aquaman, who now has the reanimated corpse of their child. Aquaman tells Atlantean to fall back using his physical force ability to summon the Kraken that attacked Scavenger's men. Link; Reply; Thread; Hide 1 comment; Show 1 comment; no subject Date: 2018-12-24 10:16 am (UTC) From: lordultimus. [9][10] Soon after, they had a son named Arthur Curry, Jr., also known as Aquababy. The Triumvirate are aided by Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom, including Arthur's nemesis, Black Manta. Aquaman arrives to free Mera and confronts the Dead King, who turns out to be the first king of Atlantis who plans to rule the Seven Seas once more. He brought them back to Dimension Alpha where they were imprisoned. [7], Trained since birth, along with her younger sister Siren, Mera was sent by the King of Xebel, who was unable to send more than one soldier at a time through a small fissure in spacetime to the main universe. She proves highly adept in the role, becoming a media darling and a popular liaison with law enforcement. Real Name: Arthur, King of Atlantis. Originally portrayed as a supporting character to her husband, the superhero Aquaman, modern writers have traditionally emphasized Queen Mera's own superhuman physical strength and magical power to control water, portraying her as a powerful superhero in her own right. When she was a child, Mera's father took her to view Atlantis from a distance. She abandoned her husband Aquaman, blaming his "weak genes" for Arthur, Jr.'s death. Mera appears in the Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis series during which Aquaman (having been transformed into the Dweller of the Depths during DC's World War III mini-series) appears to perish. She found the means to return to Dimension Aqua and fought against the tyrant Leron in order to learn the location of a special healing device. She also stalls by insisting that the royal wedding be meticulously planned to the last detail. Post-Rebirth, Xebel is no longer concealed behind a magical barrier and is accessible from Atlantis. She in fact survived being impaled and rose from her coffin. Exiled from her kingdom, Mera fled Dimension Aqua for the Earth dimension whereupon she met the Atlantean sea-king, Aquaman. Aided by the water sprite known as Quisp, Aquaman managed to free Mera and defeat Leron. During the fight, their two rings interface with each other, the violet light giving Mera some measure of control over her new-found savagery and provides Wonder Woman with an insight into the reasons for Mera's rage. When the Red Power Ring leaves her, Mera immediately went into cardiac arrest since the power ring acts as the heart of a Red Lantern. However, the plan backfired when Mera fell truly in love with Arthur, deliberately choosing to keep claiming her cover story as her real past to avoid frictions with him. She has long red hair and a somewhat heartshaped face, often wearing a snide and impish sort of smile. Aquaman attempts to use their son against her, but Mera states, "I never wanted children," and destroys the Black Lantern version of Arthur, Jr. Although he hasn't always gotten respect in the real world, Aquaman is super-strong, capable of lifting over 100 tons and is capable of swimming at over Mach 2, which puts him up there with the speedsters of the Justice League. Aquaman (Arthur Curry) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73 (Nov. 1941). They were to confront the current King of Atlantis and kill him in retaliation for the exile of their common people. Mera and the group were shocked to discover that her beloved's burial ground had been desecrated and that Aquaman had seemingly returned to life as a Black Lantern. Aquaman demanded that his love stand by his side so their deceased child could also be with them. Soon afterwards Mera and Arthur marry in the presence of their family and friends, in what was originally planned as a welcome back party for her. It was during this time that Aquaman left to reform the Justice League in Detroit. With the movie on the horizon, I asked for this collection for Christmas. Arthur Curry, Jr. had died. Aquaman and his sidekick, Aqualad, vowed to assist Mera in any way possible. Mera was ranked 81st in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list. Aquaman's nemesis Black Manta kidnapped Arthur Curry, Jr. and confined inside of a translucent tank filled with poison. In order to marry Arthur, Mera is required to spend months in seclusion with the Widowhood, an order of priestesses whose husbands and sons died in service to Atlantis. Base of Operations. Orm tells Mera of the Tear of Extinction, the weapon Arion used against the alien gods, before being taken by the invaders. Amber Heard: It really is about a partnership [between Mera and Aquaman]. [30] Mera has difficulty adjusting to society on the outside world and severe problems controlling her anger. Mera is the former Queen of Dimension Aqua, Queen of Atlantis, and wife of DC Comics superhero Aquaman. Originally Posted by MarFarr. Her first crisis as queen is an operation by the Suicide Squad to sink Atlantis, which has temporarily risen above the waves. Once suspected to be the lingering effect of the psychotic breakdown suffered for the loss of her only son, with Mera blaming Arthur for his shortcomings, it has later been revealed to be the byproduct of the torn loyalties between her duties towards Xebel and her love for Arthur, and the full knowledge that Black Manta actually hated her (for hiding Jackson from him) more than Aquaman himself, and thus having to hide her responsibilities in the events. The character's real name is David Kane. In fact, the "Mera" in charge of Atlantis is revealed to be her sister Siren, who has imprisoned the real Mera. Die Rechte an der Figur liegen beim DC-Eigner WarnerMedia. Although at first Arthur was uncertain of Mera, they ev… He grew up under the shadow of his heroic half-brother and resented the fact that he had none of Aquaman's powers. Der Film stellt den sechsten Teil des DC Extended Universe dar. Watson reasons with Mera and tells her to stop being hostile. Black Manta destroys an Atlantean historical site in order to provoke a confrontation with Mera and the recently resurrected Arthur. She also insists that Mera marry to ensure the succession, yet also refuses to allow Arthur to become king again. Deadman witnesses their battle and plans to rescue Mera and Atom from Loring. In The New 52, the 2011 relaunch and retcon of DC Comics' entire superhero line, a greatly disillusioned Aquaman, distressed by the rejection faced from his fellow Atlanteans and his poor standing as a superhero, often ridiculed because of his shortcomings and less than glamorous superpowers, decides to return to Amnesty Bay. Arthur's attempts to save Atlantis from destruction by transporting it back into the distant past results in the people of Atlantis suffering fifteen years of slavery, during which time Mera serves as their de-facto leader and source of hope. Believing her dead, Aquaman had her placed inside a coffin and taken to the royal palace. [39] Mera is often left in command of Atlantis while Arthur confronts external threats or attends to his superheroic duties. The Trolls were in awe of this and swore loyalty to her. Mera is the love interest of Aquaman from the Aquaman comics. He asks Mera "Where the hell have you been? While Atlanna managed to fight them off, she realized she had to return to her home and leave him and his father i… Voiced by Scott Rummel. Aquaman Wiki is a FANDOM Comics Community. Following the "Blackest Night" storyline, Aquaman ponders the mystery of his resurrection, disturbed by the recent events, despite Mera's attempts to comfort him. However, her personal history is altered. Mera refuses to marry Nereus and warns that she will kill him if she is released. [19] Deadman saves Mera and Atom by briefly possessing Loring, allowing Mera and Atom to escape and join the heroes against Nekron and his army. Although Vulko loyally carries out her wishes, she is met by reluctance and outright resistance from her other counselors, who accept the considerable inequality of Atlantis as part of the natural order. As revealed in DC's May solicitations, Aquaman will take Princess Andy on the run to protect her from Ocean Master, who's attempting to kidnap the newborn.Meanwhile, Mera will finally awaken from her coma with an unexpected power upgrade and a kingdom in ruins. Brightest Day began with Mera and Aquaman rekindling their love at the lighthouse on Amnesty Bay. With the aid of Superman and the Flash, she heads to Arion's secret tomb, and recovers the Tear, creating a sword of water which can harm the alien gods. [6], During the 2011 "Brightest Day" storyline, Dimension Aqua was revealed to be the extradimensional penal colony known formally as Xebel, a place of exile for an ancient faction of Atlantean people, banished along with their descendants after one of the many civil wars of the submerged Atlantis. Mera comes to believe that Atlantis and the other undersea civilization's systems of the absolute monarchy has failed their people, and decides to call a council with her fellow monarchs to dissolve the undersea monarchies, leaving recorded instructions to that effect for Vulko in case she is incapacitated. It is revealed that Mera had been sent by her father, the King of Xebel to assassinate the King of Atlantis. Mera declares her intention to marry Vulko, as any other potential suitor would seek to control her. However, as Mera is not native to this dimension, her vital organs are not located in the same position as a normal human's. Becoming more unstable with grief, Mera was committed to an asylum in Atlantis. Mera, along with Arthur, Jackson Hyde, and Arthur's new ally Tristan Maurer successfully fight off Manta, who is equipped with a mecha provided by Lex Luthor. Mera and Tempest battle them but are overwhelmed by their power. [40], In American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-64, John Wells says of the Silver Age Mera, "Stripped of her abilities for most of [her] first story, Mera initially came off as something of a damsel in distress. [18] As Mera and Atom battle Loring inside the black ring, Loring reveals Nekron's plan. Mera of Xebel is an Atlantean and famous love interest and wife of Aquaman. Born and raised in Texas, Amber has played the role of Mera in Aquaman. Aquaman's lineage and family tree is extensive, and often inconsistent. Paul schrieb die Geschichten um Aquaman und Mort … While Mera's father wanted to experiment on the child, using his hybrid nature to escape from the barrier, Mera took pity on little Kaldur'ahm and, adding a new reason of friction between herself and her birth family, kidnapped Kaldur'ahm to give him to a caring family on the surface. Mera and Aquaman later appeared in front of a pirate ship that had taken children hostage. Alias. Due to her intended role as an infiltrator and a killer, Mera received extensive training in Xebel, becoming a formidable opponent on her own. It is also hinted that Black Manta had a long-lasting feud with Xebel's people; despite Aquaman believing for years to have been the cause of Aquababy's death, Mera still thinks that her son was killed to get back at her birth family. Mera referred to the woman as "Siren," and urged her husband to escape with her. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Moderator Join Date Nov 2014 Posts 60,317. Mera follows him, helping her husband try to find a new place in the world, despite being saddled from the same ill reputation as the almost useless "Aquawoman", and mistakenly believed to be a mermaid by the general public. Atlantis. Powers . Tempest is killed by Tula and summarily transformed into a Black Lantern as well. Instead, she was lured into a region called the Netherworld where an “evil clone” of Aquaman named Thanatos brainwashed her into being his wife. While attempting to defend himself, Aquaman accidentally pushed Mera too hard, impaling her upon an upturned piece of metal. Arthur journeyed into the city's heating vents to meet with the Fire Tolls who lived in the tunnels below Atlantis, hoping they could be an ally against the Frost King. Confused, they returned the rescued children to shore, and entered the water. Mera has the unique ability to form "hard water" objects, as well as super strength and powers related to her adaptation to living underwater. Atlantis was sent back in time by Tempest during the Imperiex war. The events of Thule's invasion inspire Arthur to open formal diplomatic relations with the surface. When buildings and war machines from Thule, an alternate version of Atlantis in a parallel reality, Arthur leaves Mera in charge of Atlantis while he goes to resolve the crisis. The two were soon wed and Mera lived with Aquaman at the Atlantean Royal Palace. Aquaman arrives to free Mera and the Atlanteans, and they battle the Dead King and Xebel soldiers. Eventually, Mera and AJ break free of Thanatos' control but find that they cannot stay on Earth due to AJ's accelerated aging. [7] Mera reveals that Siren is her younger sister. When next shown later in the series, Mera and AJ are on Oceanid, a water world that is being exploited by aliens for its resources. When DC's Aquaman first premiered in 2018, everyone was excited about the cast. It is revealed that Mera is pregnant with Arthur's child. Mera takes his place on the Justice League. So he starts hanging out with a childhood friend named Tula who has grown up and is now hot, whom he dubs Aquachick. Mera (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths), Mera (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Mera_(New_Earth), https://aquaman.fandom.com/wiki/Mera?oldid=14677, Mera appeared in the 2001 Justice League Animated Series voiced by. Less than two years later, Mera suffered the greatest tragedy in her life. Aquaman (früher im deutschsprachigen Raum auch bekannt als Wassermann und Seekönig (Aller-Verlag)) ist ein Superheld der gleichnamigen Comicreihen vom US-amerikanischen Comicverlag DC Comics. Her quest proved successful, but as she returned home to Atlantis, she found that she was too late. Though she tried to get Aquaman to enter the water, he was fearful since he had yet to return to it since his return from being a Black Lantern. Later, Mera is imprisoned by the Dead King and Xebel soldiers are controlling Atlantis. 12-19-2020, 11:10 AM #516. When Arthur was still a child, their home was attacked by royal guards, who were sent to bring Atlanna back so that she could marry King Orvax. As the group attacks the Triumivrates flagship, Mera realizes that the Clarion has been contaminated with darkness, but that Arthur can restore it to the symbol of hope it was meant to be. She also accompanies Arthur on his quest to find his mother, Atlanna, who is revealed to have faked her death. Maybe its even time that the book title changes to Aquaman and Mera. However, after being impressed by Arthur's nobility, and after uncovering a secret message from her late mother encouraging her to find her own path away from Xebel's restrictive society, she falls in love with and marries him. Afterwards sh… Mera, often referred to as Aquawoman by the public, joined her husband, Arthur, when Deputy Wilson asked Aquaman to come to Beachrock and help them against The Trench. Aquaman (Vol. She later met up with The Flash (Barry Allen) and The Atom, helping them to fight off more Black Lanterns. Upon hearing Arthur's description of the boy's appearance, a shocked Mera says she knows who the boy is,[28] prompting Aquaman's search for the boy himself. When Atlantis is returned to the present, Mera is duty-bound as queen regnant to declare him an enemy of Atlantis and order him to stand trial for treason. Real Name. Although the Widowhood installed Mera on the throne she frequently comes into conflict with their leader Reverend Mother Cetea, who repeatedly tries to guide Mera into ruling in the manner of a more traditional Atlantean monarch rather than the notoriously independent-minded Queen's own style. Mera participates in the delivery of Garth and Dolphin's son, Cerdian, during this peaceful time. In the feature films of the DC Extended Universe, actress Amber Heard portrayed Princess Mera in Justice League[2][3] and reprised the role in Aquaman. However, Aquaman is unconscious when the Dead King and Xebel soldiers arrive. As Mera concedes, she and the police officers are attacked with the winter storm by the Dead King who demands her to lead him to the Xebel location. Orm disappeared after becoming an amnesiac and resurfaced years later as Aquaman's nemesis, Ocean Master. In the "Blackest Night" storyline, at the request of Tempest, Mera reluctantly allows Aquaman's remains to be returned to Atlantis. This small group was determined to rebuild Atlantis after it had been destroyed by The Spectre. Time passes differently in the Netherworld and she has apparently had a second son whom she refers to as only "AJ". "Your 'queen' left me on my father's doorstep and never gave me another thought." The power of her anger even impresses Atrocitus. When it was restored with the help of the Justice League, Mera became queen of Atlantis, while Aquaman was in exile. Instead of being the Queen of Dimension Aqua, Mera is now the older princess of Xebel, a forgotten extradimensional penal colony for an ancient group of separatist Atlanteans, banished behind a sealed portal in the Bermuda Triangle. "[34] Nereus is angered when he discovers Mera is on the side of Atlantis and Aquaman's lover. Aquaman's nemesis Black Manta kidnapped Arthur Curry, Jr. and confined inside of a translucent tank filled with poison. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Atlan was the original ruler of Atlantis, as his name … As Mera continued to share with the sea-king, the two began to fall in love. Mera is a very beautiful woman, with a magnificent figure and not remotely shy about it. You cannot imagine how it hurt her, what it cost her. Orm and his forces are stopped by Aquaman, assisted by the Justice league and the Sea gods. The trio is attacked by a wave of mind-controlled superheroes and villains, but rescued by Aquaman and Wonder Woman. She also aids Arthur and The Others in trying to uncover the mystery behind the sinking of Atlantis and fights against Black Manta, who tries to obtain the ancient artifacts of Atlantis.[31]. During Peter David's Aquaman run in the 1990s, Mera is revealed to be in the hellish dimension called the Netherworld, where she is brainwashed by Thanatos,[14] an old enemy of her husband. It was her belief that had her son been born of a man from her dimension, then he would have been strong enough to survive Black Manta's attack. Mera. Without Mera to force the issue, her counselors neglect the Ninth Tride, currently wracked by a mystery epidemic. After being shown a vision by the Entity, Aquaman tells Mera that he must track down a teenaged boy with an eel tattoo. Unfortunately, Mera had to deal with the death of her beloved Aquaman, an event that forever changed the Queen of the Seas. Mera and AJ again leave Earth for parts unknown. In an alternate history of World War II, Mera and Wonder Woman were childhood friends and were each other's first loves. However, Black Manta unleashes an alien sea monster known as the Death Kraken upon the Earth, which he is unable to control. Originally Mera agreed to stay behind to guard Andy but quickly followed him, arriving in time to save Arthur from a Fire Troll with a hydrokinetic attack. She’s the daughter of King Nereus, ruler of Xebel, but was raised by Atlanna after her parents left for war. Mera admits to Aquaman that she knew this day would come, confessing that she was originally sent to kill him. The sight of Arthur alive calms Mera down, breaking her connection to the red ring and causing her to go into cardiac arrest. The upcoming Aquaman #57 will see the birth of Arthur and Mera's daughter, and now, we finally know the new Aquababy's name. Once they were safe, Aquaman asked Mera about the woman. Mera feels great affection for the Atlanteans. She remained there for several months until such time that Aquaman returned to repel an invasion force of giant jellyfish. [11] Vulko sends Mera, desperate to save her son, on an ambitious crusade to her homeworld to find the scientist Xebel, who has the components for a special healing device that could save her son. Mera and AJ team up with Aquaman to defeat the aliens and Mera chooses to stay with her former husband in Atlantis, while AJ remains behind on Oceanid to act as its protector and champion, assuming the role of Aquaman. Mera later admits that she is home with Aquaman after the two embrace in a hug. I have always liked Aquaman and have dipped in and out of the different series that bear his name. She then shows a desire to hunt down Aquaman and destroy him. Mera joins her powers with Jackson to create a gigantic, bioelectric powered water construct of herself, destroying the mecha, however, the strain of the immense hydrokinetic power Mera she is forced to use puts her in a coma, and she gives birth to her daughter Andy shortly after. She has been shown to be powerful enough to control, albeit briefly, huge amounts of water, enough to pull an entire army out to sea. During Aquaman's battle to free them, Mera escapes and savagely attacks him, blaming his "weak genes" for their son's death. [17] The reanimated Jean Loring uses Atom's own technology to shrink Mera, Atom, and herself. [37] Aquaman asks what happened to Mera after six months; Vulko said he saw Mera was facing the Dead King.[38]. This story also reveals that Dolphin and Cerdian died during the destruction of Atlantis. Mera attempted to console him and suggested they return to Atlantis. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hatte Aquaman einen w… However, her main weakness was her struggle with mental insanity, made more apparent after A.J. [15] She sends out a distress signal, and Firestorm (Jason and Gehenna) come to her aid. At the ceremony, Mera reveals to the assembled monarchs that she is awake and announces her plan to end the monarchies. [26] While cleaning up an oil spill, they are attacked by soldiers from Mera's homeworld led by Siren, who bears a striking resemblance to Mera, who reveals that she was sent to kill him,[27] proceeding to confess her real origins to him. As Mera continued to share in adventures with the sea-king, the two began to fall in love. Aquaman revives with Vulko on the surface world, but Vulko reveals to him that he has been in a coma for six months. Mera is the basis for the character "Blue Bayou", in Catherynne M. Valente's 2017 The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente; like Mera, Bayou's child is murdered in front of her. Her death prompted Aquaman to cause Western Europe to sink into the sea, hoping to destroy New Themyscira as well. Arthur learns that, as well as the invasion forces, refugees are also crossing over from Thule. The super-hero known as Aquaman was born Orin, heir to the throne of Atlantis. However, rather than return to the throne to her kingdom, Mera elected to return to Atlantis with Aquaman. Arthur successfully stops the Kraken but appears to die as he does so. Eventually, with the help of the real Aquaman, Mera and AJ were both able to break free from the brainwashing. Following this, Mera finally embraces her daughter, as she and Arthur settle down in Amnesty Bay. [5] Aquaman and Mera were married in the first on-camera superhero wedding in comic book history, in Aquaman #18 (Dec 1964). Mera didn't meet Kaldur'ahm again for many years, until a now-adolescent Kaldur'ahm was discovered by the Xebel army, forcing Mera to return in his aid.[25]. They fall into the freshly killed Damage's ring. To top it off, This of course, he also has a degree of cross-species telepathy, which famously enables him to communicate with fish and other sealife. Arthur and Mera reunite, and Arthur explains that with the Tear and Poseidon's Trident, they could kill the Triumvirate, but he wishes to try another way. Mera (/ˈmɪərə/) is a fictional superheroine and warrior appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. In her first chronological appearance, Mera is shown to be fleeing the criminal Leron, who seized control of her kingdom, when she arrives on Earth and meets Aquaman and Aqualad, who vows to help her. During these grueling experiments a young hybrid, son of Black Manta and an unnamed woman, was born. The two were soon wed and Mera lived with Aquaman at the Atlantean Royal Palace. [24], In the 2009-2010 "Brightest Day" storyline, Mera's origin is revisited with new revelations, expanding upon some elements and writing off others as deceptions and lies fed to Aquaman by Mera herself. This ultimately led Mera to suffer a nervous breakdown. With her army of Fire Trolls, Mera and Arthur defeated the ice creatures attacking Atlantis. In the aftermath of Blackest Night, Mera witnessed Aquaman rise from the dead through the white light, and thus allowed her rage to subside. When Mera returns to her previous home of Xebel to warn them, it is revealed that she was betrothed to Nereus, who is the current king of Xebel. Though it remained largely unknown for many years, Orin's father was the ancient Atlantean wizar… She pardons Vulko for his acts of treason and appoints him her chief adviser. When she arrives, she discovers that her kingdom has been taken over by the traitorous Leron, who has taken Xebel hostage, casting him and the artifacts into the Great Pit. First Appearance. Less than two years later, Mera suffered the greatest tragedy in her life. While defending himself, he accidentally pushes her onto an upturned piece of metal, impaling her. She does not immediately slap him in the face because, as this issue makes abundantly clear, she has self-esteem issues.
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