Dead King
Dead King
Personal Info:
Real Name: Atlan
Also Known As: King Atlan, First King of Atlantis
Place Of Birth: Atlantis
First Appearance: Aquaman Vol.7 #17 (2013) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Xebelians
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Atlantis
Grudges: Aquaman
Creators: Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier
Enhanced Abilities: The Dead King possesses vast superhuman strength, durability and endurance.
Ice Generation and Control: The Dead King has control over ice that seems magical in nature. He can create huge columns of ice almost instantly, make piercing spikes strong enough to impale Aquaman and his armour, create very durable ice shields and conjure ice storms. He can also encase others in ice, which has the supernatural ability to "talk" to those encased.
Underwater Adaptation: The Dead King can function normally underwater and is able to withstand the high pressures and extreme temperatures of the deep. It's uncertain if he even requires breathing.
Sceptre: The Dead King's Sceptre grants it's possessor the ability to create an earthquake strong enough to sink a city, such as it did with Atlantis, It also allows it's possessor to control the Trench.
Centuries ago, Atlan ruled Atlantis. Atlantis expanded under his leadership with its land growing into seven different kingdoms. When his brother, Orin, became disgusted with Atlan's open race policy, he usurped power from Atlan to protect its people from polluting their bloodline. In the battle, Atlan was injured and retreated into the ocean. Orin murdered Atlan's wife and children while he was not there to protect them.
Over the next year, Atlan forged six weapons to retake Atlantis. Stricken with grief for the loss of his kingdom and family, Atlan used the sceptre to sink Atlantis. Of Atlantis' seven kingdoms, four were destroyed and three survived each evolving differently over the years.
Years later the Dead King awakened in Antarctica, when Aquaman used his telepathy on a global scale.
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