Aquaman will hit the theatres soon and will offer a second look at the popular DC Comics superhero who made his Cinematic debut in Justice League. The character was one of the highlights of the otherwise-disappointing film, thanks to a fun performance by Jason Momoa.
Fans will also get the first look at the Trident of Neptune, which is Aquaman’s weapon of choice. He used it to great effect in the Justice League but there is more to the stick than visible. So, here are 7 powers of Trident of Neptune that most fans don’t know.
7. Water Manipulation
One of the key powers of Aquaman’s Trident Of Neptune is its ability to manipulate and control water. Aquaman uses it to basically command the sea — creating whirlpools or tidal waves, or even giant columns of water that he uses to carry himself on.
During Justice League, Mera could control water but not Aquaman. That will likely change as the Trident of Neptune that Aquaman is seeking out in his own movie offers that power as well.
6. Healing Attributes
In the DC’s Rebirth storyline in the comics, a new power of Trident Of Neptune was revealed: its healing attributes. This is likely caused by the mystical powers of the Trident. This also increased Aquaman’s powers and overall strength.
In the comics, the Trident was used to cure Mera, who was having breathing problems while in Atlantis, even giving Aquaman some magical potential. It also seems to cure itself, as it gelled back together after Deathstroke cut it in half in Justice League #43.
Aquaman can swim at a speed that can take him across multiple miles in a matter of just a few minutes. With the Earth’s having 71-per cent water, it means that he doesn’t have to do much to get from one place to another. One of the powers Aquaman’s Trident Of Neptune possesses is helpful in making him reach anywhere in a matter of few seconds.
As shown in Aquaman #40, this weapon also has the hidden powers of a teleportation device.
4. Can Shatter Mystical Obstructions
In the Justice League’s “The Villain’s Journey” arc, the team took on a man named Graves, who believed that he had the ability to bring back dead loved ones to those they left behind. However, this turned out as nothing more than a trick.
In the same storyline, Aquaman used his Trident to land the final blow and shatter the illusions created by these demons who were using Graves to succumb onto the pain on Earth.
3. Can Control Weather
While many fans compare Aquaman to Marvel Comics’ Sub Mariner, Aquaman is actually a lot like a more prominent character from Marvel: Thor. While Thor is actually a god, Aquaman has the powers of a god through the Trident of Neptune. And both the
superheroes can control the weather.
The difference is that while Thor does it with his will as a god, Aquaman needs the Trident of Neptune to do so. Suing this power, Aquaman could summon thunder and lightning and create storms.
2. Can Pierce Through Almost Anything
In Justice League, Aquaman used his weapon to really cut through the villains. However, it pales in comparison to the powers Aquaman’s Trident has. This weapon won’t just cut through basic demons, it will slash through literally anything.
Darkseid, who is one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe found this out the hard way. During a battle in Justice League Vol. 2 #6, the Trident of Neptune actually pierced through the chest of Darkseid.
1. Can Control Atlantean Devices
In the Aquaman trailer, Arthur and Mera are seen looking at an Atlantean device and can’t seem to figure out how to make it function. This is exactly when they see the diagram for the Trident of Neptune. This scene is important because one of the abilities possessed by Aquaman’s Trident Of Neptune is to control Atlantean crafts and other devices.
One example came in Aquaman Vol. 7 #37 where a mystical transport system, named the Maelstrom wouldn’t work as the key to start it was the Trident itself.