Arthur Curry was the son of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who was a banished queen from Atlantis. The Atlantean physiology inherited from his mother granted Arthur super strength and endurance, amazing speed swimming, the ability to breathe under water, and a telepathic connection with undersea life.
When the King of Atlantis passed away, Arthur was granted the throne. He vowed to protect both the surface and subterranean worlds as Aquaman.
The trident, known as the Trident of Neptune, was a gift given to him by the Greek god Poseidon, gives him powers such as the abilities to conjure water out of thin air and manipulate it, command the seas, and create tidal waves, whirlpools, and columns of water to stand on, control the weather, unleash blasts of lighting, and turn living things into something else.
His rogues gallery includes archenemies Black Manta and Ocean Master.
“My word! that's more 'mussels' than they serve at a restaurant in Atlantis!”
— Aquaman to any giant characters or mechs
“Why what a mighty improvement, to my already powerful abilities!”
— Aquaman's first line when upgrading his vehicle/gadget
“Excellent! Now I am ready to take down any foe!”
— Aquaman's second line when upgrading his vehicle/gadget
“Outrageous! There can only be one true King of Atlantis!”
— Aquaman seeing Aquaman
Aquaman is voiced by Brian Bloom, who has voiced the character previously in Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
Aquaman's character showcase theme, along with Cyborg's, is from the Justice League animated series. Unlike Cyborg, he did appear on the show in numerous episode as a guest star.
His appearance is based on his New 52 design.
He made a few reference whenever he reacts to these certain characters:
His reaction towards Emmet is a reference to The LEGO Movie's song, Everything is Awesome.
His reaction towards Homer is a reference to a nod about Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, due to the nuclear waste causing havoc to animals. Specifically, he references Blinky, the three eyed fish.
If you spray water at the Wicked Witch, she will melt, referencing how she is defeated in the Wizard of Oz. Wicked Witch also has a line referencing this when she sees Aquaman
Similarly, if you spray Gizmo and Stripe with water, they will separate into multiple balls.
Aquaman's exclamation of the word, "Outrageous" in two of his lines is a reference to the DC animated series, 'Batman: The Brave and the Bold,' wherein the character is portrayed as a pompous braggart who refers to anything and everything even mildly exciting as 'outrageous.'