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Round 1: Match-Up #34, we have Black Manta vs Gladiator alias Kallark.

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Battles Of The Week: Aquaman vs Black Manta (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE OTHERS, CONCLUSION”

Six years ago, Aquaman and the Others saved a village in Siberia after failing to catch Black Manta. In the present, Aquaman and the Others survive the collapse of an island. Black Manta escapes again.

Aquaman laments the fact he killed Black Manta’s father though Black Manta did not kill Aquaman’s father, Tom Curry. His father died of a heart attack. Arthur dons his Aquaman costume and goes after Black Manta with the others.

Will Aquaman repeat the mistakes of the past?

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

WILL BLACK MANTA ESCAPE AQUAMAN AGAIN?
In 'Aquaman' (2012) #13, Black Manta prepares to deal the Sceptre to unidentified buyers.

In ‘Aquaman’ (2012) #13, Black Manta prepares to deal the Sceptre to unidentified buyers. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Enter the two contestants in the eye of the storm. On the left side is Aquaman, the King of the Seven Seas and on the right side is Black Manta.

Let’s look at the stats.

AQUAMAN – PRIME EARTH

SUPER-STRENGTH: CITY
SUPER SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN
ENERGY PROJECTION: PLANETARY
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Trident of Poseidon.
WEAKNESSES
  • Dehydration.

BLACK MANTA – PRIME EARTH

SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: STELLAR
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: CONTINENT
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: GENIUS
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Dead King’s Scepter.
  • Globe of Transportation.
WEAKNESSES
  • Tear of Extinction.

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THE FIGHT

Aquaman races across the globe in order to catch Black Manta. But it may already be too late for the hero.

The battle to decide who is the true King of Atlantis!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts out intercepting the Dead King’s Scepter at high speed.


On the following page, Black Manta attacks Aquaman with his optic blasts. Aquaman evades them.



In the following pages, the fight gets serious. Aquaman guts Black Manta with the Trident of Poseidon. Then he removes his Manta helmet. Black Manta responds with a knife stabbing. On the following page, Aquaman electroshocks Black Manta by destroying his dart, and then breaking his elbow.

AQUAMAN INTERNAL BLEEDING + CONCUSSION + EXPLOSION + CONCUSSION ATTACKS: 4 DAMAGE PTS + 3 DAMAGE PTS + 5 DAMAGE PTS + 3 DAMAGE PTS = 15 DAMAGE PTS.
BLACK MANTA INTERNAL BLEEDING ATTACK: 4 DAMAGE PTS.

At the end of the battle, Black Manta is defeated and Aquaman spares his life.

TOTAL


AQUAMAN’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-4 DAMAGE PTS.Energy Produced NY in Joules = (11*10^9 Wh) = (11*10^9 Wh)(3600 s)/(1 Wh) = 3.96*10^13 J.

-(4 DAMAGE PTS * 3.96*10^13 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -37714.2857143 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: MOUNTAIN

BLACK MANTA’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-15 DAMAGE PTS. Weight Of A City = 10^7 Tons = 10^10 kg.
Aquaman’s Strength = 9.81*10^10 N.

-(15 DAMAGE PTS * 9.81*10^10 N * 5 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 1751.78571429 PTS * Ton of TNT.

DURABILITY: METAHUMAN

OUTCOME: AQUAMAN WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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AQUAMAN IN COMICS

‘More Fun Comics’ (1941) #73, titled “The Submarine Strikes”, marks the first appearance of Aquaman in DC continuity. In the issue, Aquaman has to save an unarmed ship carrying refugees and hospital workers from the attack by submarine U-112.

The issue was created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman.

More Fun Comics’ (1941) #73, titled “The Submarine Strikes”, marks the first appearance of Aquaman in DC continuity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Aquaman Vol 7 13 in DC Database.
Aquaman (Arthur Curry) in DC Database.
David Hyde (Prime Earth) in DC Database.
More Fun Comics Vol 1 73 in DC Database.