List of Aquaman enemies

Main articles: Aquaman and Characters of Aquaman
Villain First appearance Description
Admiral Strom Aquaman #3 (November 1994) High-ranking military officer, allied with Ocean Master and other Aquaman enemies.
Agent X-6 Adventure Comics #273 (June 1960) Operative of Smugglers Incorporated.
Amphitrite Action Comics #518 (April 1981) Female Atlantean criminal, allegedly Aquaman's mother.
Aquabeast Aquaman #34 (July 1967) Wealthy playboy Peter Dudley fell in love with Aquaman's wife Mera and paid Dr. Hans Ludorf to transform him into an Aquaman duplicate; the procedure failed, and Dudley instead became a beast-like humanoid.
The Awesome Threesome Aquaman vol. 2 #36
(November 1967)
A trio of robotic villains made up of Claw, Magneto, and Torpedo-Man (Torp).
Big Jim Mason Adventure Comics Vol. 1 #263
(August 1959)
A politician, Mason was the popular governor of an island nation, Comstock. However he embezzled public funds and was actively trying to sabotage the electoral campaign of his rival, Vic Wake.
Black Jack More Fun Comics #74
(December 1941)
Also "Blackjack," modern-day pirate adversary of the Golden Age Aquaman in More Fun Comics and Adventure Comics; appeared in a total of 22 stories from 1941 to 1950.
Aquaman (Vol. 8) #2 (July 2016) A later villainess who's leader of the mysterious N.E.M.O organization who broke out Black Manta.
Black Manta Aquaman #35
(September 1967)
A would-be conqueror of Atlantis from the surface world, the murderer of Aquaman's infant son, Arthur Jr., and Aquaman's archenemy.
Bres Aquaman (Vol. 5) No.1 (August 1994) Bres was a citizen of the Atlantean lost city of Thierna Na Oge and a respected member of the Tuatha de Danaan. She served on the ruling city council known as the Conclave of Twelve under the leadership of her sister, King Nuada Silverhand. However, Bres was ambitious and coveted the throne for herself. She convinced the other eleven Conclave members that Nuada had fallen out of favor with the goddess, Dana, and needed to abdicate her seat.
Captain Demo Adventure Comics #441 (September 1975) Pirate who surrounded Atlantis with bombs in attempt to extort citizens to crown him king; his name is an obvious pun on Captain Nemo.
Captain Rader World's Finest Comics #127 (August 1962) Undersea pirate, used submarine disguised as giant fish.
Captain Skover More Fun Comics #76 (February 1942) Trawler captain, committed crimes at sea, used robot-like armor.
Charybdis Aquaman (Vol.5) No.1 The villain responsible for the loss of Aquaman's left hand. He is a dangerous creature that was the result of a chemical spill in the ocean that reacted badly with a shark. He was later known as Piranha Man.
Count Vitto Adventure Comics #123 (December 1947) Evil Venetian nobleman.
the Criminal Creature, aka the Creature King Showcase #32 (May 1961) Jed Coombs was mutated into gigantic monstrous by Wilo the Wizard's potion, looted ships.
Aquaman (Vol. 7) #33 (July 2014) Coombs is Triton Base's employee that after an accident and unusual experiment become the Chimera
Cutlass Charlie Justice League of America #61 (March 1968) Sword-wielding criminal, recruited by Doctor Destiny along Captain Boomerang, the Tattooed Man, and others to battle the Justice League of America.
Dagon Justice League of America #35 (May 1965) Possesses water-controlling powers, wears demonic costume.
Deep Six New Gods No.2 (April–May 1971) All six fish-like members possess superhuman strength as well as the ability to breathe and function underwater, created by Darkseid. The team returns to face Aquaman and his allies Koryak and Dolphin. The new members are actually "spawns" of the original, raised in birthing chambers.
Demon Gate Aquaman (Vol. 5) No.26 (November 1996) Kimon Tanaka was a sea captain who hunted dolphins for a living. He captured several dolphins for the Shinobi research centre, one of whom was Porm (Aquaman’s Dolphin Mother). When Kimon’s boat was destroyed he was left by Aquaman to be eaten by sharks. However, Kimon was rescued by his brother Tanaka, head of Raiden Industries. Tanaka rebuilt his brother’s body, turning him into a cyborg.
Devilfish Justice Leagues: Justice League of Atlantis #1 (March 2001) Renegade member of Aquaman's short-lived "Justice League of Atlantis."
Dr. Deering Aquaman vol. 1 #15
(May/Jun 1964)
A scientist working on a method allowing normal humans to breathe underwater, the method worked on himself. The downside being unable to live on the surface. He snapped and turned to crime.
Dr. Starbuck Aquaman #28 (July 1966) Evil scientist, briefly took over Atlantis and fomented war with surface world, assisted by water-breathing eagle Krakka.
Dr. Varn Adventure Comics #251 (August 1958) Time-traveling criminal scientist from 6958 AD.
Duke Flarer More Fun Comics #99 (September 1944) Criminal genius operating out of volcano hideout.
Duko Adventure Comics #194 (November 1953) Acquired fleet of surplus war vessels and recruited hundreds of criminals to form "pirate navy."
the Eel Aquaman (Vol. 6) No.21 (October 2004) A criminal with mild telekinetic powers, Mort Coolidge had a career in both Gotham City and San Diego before the quake that sunk half of that city. Here he found his powers far more effective, figuring out that he had great control over water.
Electric Man Adventure Comics Vol. 1 #254
(November 1958)
Roy Pinto was an escaped prison convict who decided to keep a low profile. His specialty was electric eels. Constantly handling them mutated him, granting him immumity to electric shocks. Later escaped from prison with five other villains in JLA No.5 to battle the JLA, but was captured by Green Arrow.
Prof. Enos Snark Adventure Comics #284 (May 1961) Scientist providing advanced technology to pirates in exchange for percentage of loot.
the Fire Trolls Unknown Gigantic enemies of the water sprites (Quisp's people) who have fire-based abilities.
the Fisherman Aquaman vol. 2 #21
(May 1965)
A villain who uses fishing gimmicks to commit crimes, member of the Terrible Trio.
the Gamesman Aquaman (Vol. 5) No.35 (August 1997) Hunter who goes after super-heroes, like Animal Man. Aquaman helps take him out.
Gustave the Great Adventure Comics #261 (June 1959) AKA the Animal-Master; an expert animal trainer, Gustave would perform daring crimes on the side. Since Aquaman stopped him while in action, Gustave swore revenge.
Hadley Adventure Comics #257 (February 1959) Criminal surgically altered to duplicate Aquaman's powers.
Hagen Aquaman #2 (March 2003) Treasonous Atlantean sorcerer, controlled people via magic and narcotics.
Harry Black Detective Comics #294 (August 1961) Commanded sea monsters to attack shipping lanes.
the Human Flying Fish Adventure Comics Vol. 1 #272
(May 1960)
Vic Bragg was a swimming champion before turning to crime, before he fell in with Dr. Krill, the brilliant medical doctor and marine biologist who had also turned to a life of crime. After several months of recovery and training, Bragg began his career as the Human Flying Fish. One of the few Aquaman villains to appear in the Super Friends comic book.
Iceberg Head DC Special Series #6 (November 1977) Ice creature, caused worldwide cold wave so world would be frozen like himself, convinced by Aquaman, Aqualad and Mera to desist, "melted" and became water creature.
Jason Deeter Adventure Comics #245 (February 1958) Sorcerer with seaweed hair, used "voodoo power" to control Aquaman and Topo via voodoo dolls.
John Cook Showcase #31 (March 1961) Stole Prof. Richards' ray machine and used it to "evolve" sealife into futuristic sea monsters under his command.
Ka'arl Aquaman #39 (May 1968) Evil Venusian.
Karla Aquaman vol. 1 #24
(November/December 1965)
Karla is an Aquaman foe whose hair has been turned to living flame. She controls her "hair" psionically for a variety of combat uses. Her fire is not affected by the undersea environment. Her body is invulnerable to the fire. She was the Leader of the Terrible Trio.
King Neptune Adventure Comics #205 (October 1954) Would-be ruler of the seven seas, presumably unrelated to the actual deity Neptune/Poseidon.
King Shark Superboy vol.3 No.0 (October 1994) Born in Hawaii, Nanaue is a humanoid shark, his father is "The King of all Sharks" – also known as the Shark God. Other characters, such as special agent Sam Makoa, have dismissed this as superstition and referred to Nanaue as a "savage mutation" with no mystical nature.
Kirk Aquaman #12 (November 1963) Assistant to Dr. Cyrus Beard, used the latter's technology—which transformed air-breathers into water-breathers—for crime.
Kordax Atlantis Chronicles (Vol.1) No.4 An immortal ancestor of Aquaman's who commands all sea life. Born to Queen Cora of Poseidonis but abandoned at birth due to his grotesque, green-scaled body, Kordax survived in the ocean thanks to his mental control over sea creatures. As an adult he returned to Atlantis leading an army of sharks in a failed bid for the throne. His punishment included the loss of his left hand (replaced with a sword) and banishment. He was later killed by Aquaman.
Krutz More Fun Comics #79 (May 1942) Commanded Nazi battleship disguised as an iceberg.
Lemur Aquaman #8 (March 1963) Extraterrestrial from planet Phrygia, attempted to steal Earth's water.
Leron Aquaman vol. 1 #11
(September/October 1963)
Leron was a revolutionary who lived in the realm known as Dimension Aqua. He led a revolt against their world's reigning queen, Mera.
Lord Wexel Aquaman #1 (June 1989) High-ranking official among jellyfish-like race which briefly conquered Atlantis.
Lukhan Aquaman #20 (March 1965) Exiled Atlantean bandit.
the Malignant Amoeba Adventure Comics #135 (December 1948) Giant artificial life-form created by scientists, eats everything in its path; the scientists spent ten years containing it until it escaped and encountered Aquaman.
Marine Marauder I-II Adventure Comics Vol. 1 No.449 (January–February 1977) A male villain with mental control over undersea life.
Adventures of the Outsiders No.37 (September 1986) A later villainess who fought The Outsiders had the same name, costume, and powers. She always desired fame and wealth, but disliked the hard work associated with business and investments, so she turned her powers towards crime.
the Maritorn Aquaman #48 (September 1998) Alien race, invaded Mera's home dimension.
Master Sargasso More Fun Comics #78 (April 1942) Stranded ships in Sargasso Sea and robbed them.
Merder Aquaman #5 (September 1962) Evil sorcerer of ancient times, formerly imprisoned with his underlings within a drop of water.
Merdo the Wizard World's Finest Comics #132 (March 1963) Ancient wizard, possessed Aquaman's octopus ally Topo.
Mr. Neptune Adventure Comics #205 (October 1954) Used faked supernatural abilities to challenge Aquaman for rulership of the seven seas.
Mongo Aquaman #30 (November 1966) Ruled underwater "ancient city of evil" Necrus, which periodically materialized on Earth.
Morrel More Fun Comics #85 (November 1942) Criminal hunter, used electric guns.
Naeco Showcase #33 (July 1961) Dictator of the planet Venus, overthrown by Aquaman, Aqualad, and rebel leader Mermor.
Narkran Aquaman #41 (September 1968) Atlantean courtier, secretly had Mera abducted so Aquaman would appoint him temporary ruler while searching for her, became tyrant until ousted by reunited Aquaman and Mera.
Nereus Aquaman (Vol. 7) #19 (June 2013) The ruler of Xebel (The Second Kingdom of the Seven Seas) and one of its greatest warriors. He refers to Mera as his "wife", and will stop at nothing till she is.
Niccol Aquaman #13 (January 1963) Time-traveling villain from 2098, used thought-control ray.
Nikkor Aquaman #19 (January 1965) Agitator from Mera's home dimension, briefly mind-controlled her to conquer Atlantis.
the Ocean Master Aquaman #29
(September 1966)
Another long-time foe of Aquaman. Ocean Master was revealed in the 1960s to be Aquaman's fully human half-brother, Orm Marius, who had grown up in the shadow of his heroic half-brother and was jealous of his powers.
Oceanus Aquaman #18 (November 1964) Would-be conqueror from Mera's home dimension.
the Octopus Man Adventure Comics #259 (April 1959) Roland Peters, conducted illegal experiments on marine life to transfer minds between species, transferred Aquaman's mind into different fish.
O.G.R.E. Agents Aquaman #26
(July 1976)
Huntress, Krako, Black Manta, and Typhoon were agents of O.G.R.E.
the Phantom Sea Raider Detective Comics #293 (July 1961) Captain Scobey, modern-day pirate.
Piscator Suicide Squad vol. 1 No.59 A renegade Atlantean and self-styled Janissary whom Aquaman fought while protecting president Marlo of Qurac. Member of the Onslaught.
Pomoxis Aquaman #3 (May 1962) Atlantean who impersonated Aquaman, attempted to conquer Atlantis with assistance from surface criminal Captain Clay.
Professor Jack Leach Adventure Comics #124 (January 1948) Assistant to Prof. Ness, used special growth hormone to create sea serpents.
Professor Polloy World's Finest Comics #131 (February 1963) Criminal scientist, created ray to control and "harden" water (similar to Mera's later powers).
Queequeg Aquaman #2 (January 1992) Insane whaler with Ahab-like obsession over Aquaman.
Quirk Aquaman #6 (November 1962) Criminal water sprite from same world as Aquaman's ally Quisp, served by Quilp and other underlings.
Qwsp JLA #30 A being from the 5th dimension who enjoys warping reality for his own amusement, impersonated Aquaman's ally Quisp.
Ragnar Aquaman #38 (March 1968) Atlantean nobleman, framed Aquaman for murders of Atlantean soldiers.
Rhombus Aquaman (Vol. 5) No.38 (November 1997) Villain who thinks he's Deep Blue's father.
the Scavenger Aquaman vol. 2 #37
(January 1968)
A deep-sea diver and pirate who wears a specifically-designed diving suit to scavenge valuable treasure off the ocean floor and sell them at their highest bid.
the Sea Demon Detective Comics vol. 1 #296
(October 1961)
Sea Demon is an ordinary human. He used a demon costume and an electrically charged trident to exact tribute from superstitious islanders.
Seaquake Aquaman #62 (July 1978) An android used by Ocean Master to try to destroy Atlantis with a sonic disruptor.
the Sea Thief Justice League of America #14 (September 1962) Seafaring criminal, recruited by Amos Fortune along the Angle Man, Hector Hammond, and others to battle the Justice League of America.
the Sea-Men Adventure Comics #216 (September 1955) Extraterrestrial invaders.
The Shark Green Lantern vol. 2 #24
(October 1963)
Originally one of Green Lantern's enemies; Aquaman fought this mutated tiger shark on various occasions.
"Shark" Wilson Adventure Comics #203 (August 1954) Criminal who was magically transformed into a shark.
Siren Aquaman #22 (August 1965) Hila, twin sister of Mera, exiled from their home dimension, later led mission to kill Aquaman, allied with Black Manta.
Slud-Jak Unexpected #178 (March 1977) Tentacled semi-humanoid whose telepathic commands to undersea creatures could override Aquaman's, angered by surface pollution of ocean, sent undersea creatures to attack swimmers at beach, eventually placated.
Stavros Markos Adventure Comics #464 (July 1979) Greek shipping magnate, sought to loot Atlantis.
Stellor Aquaman #16 (July 1964) Extraterrestrial criminal, led gang of shape-changing aliens.
Sunburst DC Special Series #1 (September 1977) Iranian empowered by mystic Sun Stone, seeks to restore the Persian Empire.
the Suvians Aquaman #4 (July 1962) Hostile extraterrestrials, used stone robot in attempt to destroy Earth town.
Taggert Aquaman #19 (January 1965) Unethical showman who enslaved Atlanteans.
Tamerkhan Aquaman #25 (January 1966) 13th century alchemist, worked for Genghis Khan, developed formula to keep himself and others alive over centuries, clashed with Aquaman upon revival.
Thanatos Aquaman (Vol. 1) No.54 Thanatos is a dark reflection of Aquaman. He inhabits an “other dimensional realm” known as “Netherspace” that is a kind of reverse purgatory where beings known as the “Others” keep entities until they are filled with sufficient evil to be returned to our dimension. Killed by Major Disaster, who mistook Thanatos for Aquaman.
Thesily Aquaman #6 (May 1992) Usurped Atlantean throne from Aquaman's family, subsequently attempted to have him assassinated.
the Thirst Aquaman (Vol. 4) No.5 The Thirst is a golem composed of dry river mud, the mystical ‘brother’ of a being called the Waterbearer, an ancient goddess. The Thirst has preyed on the deities who have watched over the Secret Sea, a metaphysical realm composed of the shared imagination of humanity, for millennia, absorbing their power. When Aquaman became guardian of the Secret Sea, the Thirst set his sights on Aquaman.
Tiamat Aquaman #15 (December 1995) Giant extraterrestrial reptilian, rampaged in Washington DC.
Tiros Aquaman #12 (November 1963) Tyrant of planet Sidius, abducted Aquaman and Aqualad for gladiatorial games.
T.N.T. Dillon Adventure Comics #226 (July 1956) Explosives-using criminal.
Tom Lariar Adventure Comics #170 (November 1951) Used telepathic machine to command fish to commit crimes.
Toxin Aquaman #32 (May 1997) Toxic waste-using terrorist, fought by Aquaman and Swamp Thing.
the Trench Aquaman (Vol. 7) #1 (June 2012) Formerly Atlantians, now an extinctive race of vicious, cannibalistic, ocean-dwelling creatures that rose from their domain beneath the ocean floor (revealed to be the Third Kingdom of the Seven Seas), in search of food and devoured anything that's in their way.
Trino Showcase #30 (January 1961) Leader of invasion force of extradimensional amphibious aliens.
the Un-Thing Aquaman vol. 1 #24
(November/December 1965)
A sexist man who is invisible underwater and member of the Terrible Trio.
V'lana Action Comics vol. 1 No.539 (January 1983) Current Queen of Xebel a kingdom located in Dimension Aqua, and enemy of Queen Mera.
Wackyman Adventure Comics Vol. 1 #233
(February 1957)
Wackyman was a clown who chose Aquaman as a his motif for comedy. He designed a costume similar to that of Aquaman and robots in the form of aquatic creatures to use in his act.
Weisbogg Adventure Comics #436 (November 1974) Used robot duplicate of Aquaman to plot against him.
Wylie Aquaman #9 (August 1992) Unscrupulous Merrevale Oil executive, ordered Aquaman assassinated.
Xen Aquaman #27 (May 1966) Extraterrestrial who abducted sentient beings, including Aquaman and Mera, for his intergalactic aquarium.
Yascom More Fun Comics #82 (August 1942) One of many wartime prisoners on Convict Island, declared self king when prisoners took over island.

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