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A [super-hero] who first appeared in More Fun Comic #75 published by DC Comics. The exact creator of the character is unknown but believed to be [Mort Weisinger].

The origin of [Aquaman] is a bit more complex than most [super-heroes]. No fewer than three [origin]s have appeared for this [character] over the years. The earliest appearance of Aquaman made him the son of a [scientist] who discovered [Atlantis]. Wanting his son to have the ability to visit this wonderful place and his unnatural [obsession] with [sea monkies], he used his scientific ability to make the child an [amphibian] allowing him to [breathe] in both the [air] and [water]. The second origin made him the half-breed son of [Tom Curry], a really lonely [lighthouse] keeper, and [Atlanna], a [mermaid]. The child was named Arthur Curry and became the hero [Aquaman]. This origin was later changed to make Atlanna the [queen] of Atlantis, and the father [Atlan], an [wizard]. With this origin, we find that Aquaman's real name is [Orin] and that he was abandoned by his parents on a [reef] due to his blond hair, which was in Atlantis is a sign of [bad luck]. The baby was then found by Tom Curry, the aforementioned lighthouse keeper, and raised as his son Arthur.

When Aquaman eventually learned his origin, he lived for a time as the leader of Atlantis, being a super-hero part-time. He joined and lead for a time the super-hero group the [Justice League]. He married [Mera], an extra-dimensional queen, with the ability to create [solid water] objects. The two later had a son, who was killed by Aquaman's foe [Manta]. The death of their son drove the two apart, eventually driving Mera mad with grief. The two were eventually divorced.

Aquaman's one [limitation] has always been that he cannot spend extended periods of time out of the water. Originally, it was an [hour] period. Of late, the time period has been less well defined. In Aquaman's early adventures, being "out of the water" was a pretty loose [term], as the hero was able to recover by splashing himself from a [water fountain] or dousing himself with a [Coke].