Aquaman and Heat

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#1 Posted by BlackWind (9790 posts) - - Show Bio

Recently I have been thinking about how many people have the belief Aquaman has a weakness to heat. That all it takes is some fire and he dries out and is helpless. I highly disagree with that notion. In fact I believe that it isn't simple heat that bothers him, but rather dryness in particular.

Prolonged exposure to heat blasts from Black Manta only succeed in giving Arthur some superficial burns. And swimming into a lava vent while the Dead King, Atlan melted and Arthur swam out, unharmed by the lava seemed to be no big deal to him. A potassium explosion triggered by Batman didn't slow him down. He has even taken blasts from Neutron, who is essentially a walking nuclear reactor.

And there are other ones that I didn't even include that show Aquaman not being bothered by heat. His one bad desert experience couldn't have been due to the weather alone when Arthur has been exposed to higher temperatures and been just fine.

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#2 Posted by vinomonster (5566 posts) - - Show Bio

He is pretty much as durable as Superman and Wonder Woman the only weakness I see in him is water deprivation.

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#3 Posted by MadFacedKid (6596 posts) - - Show Bio

I think when it comes to heat/fire theres going to tend to be some inconsistencies. If we look Pre-Flashpoint there tends to be a number and in the current continue theres a few which might depend on writers all together. Johns usually has Arthur ignore the heat in Parker's run theres been some moments you could see it bugging him.

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Its more then likely that its because there Aquaman villains and to give them away to harm the character though. It could probably be argued that the heat is stronger then that of the lava vent cause their both mythical in a way or just inconsistent. It doesnt seem to be hurting him much though.

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#4 Posted by BlackWind (9790 posts) - - Show Bio

@justthatkid: I didn't mean in the sense that he can't be harmed by heat. That much was proven by the Black Manta scans. My intent was to prove that just hitting him with it isn't going to start drying him out and render him ineffective, which is a belief many have.

Also the volcano god should logically be hotter than normal lava. And it should also be well into the heavy hitting league since it presented a huge threat to Arthur. I just don't think fire itself is a weakness to him.

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#5 Posted by Ashrym (2832 posts) - - Show Bio

@justthatkid: I didn't mean in the sense that he can't be harmed by heat. That much was proven by the Black Manta scans. My intent was to prove that just hitting him with it isn't going to start drying him out and render him ineffective, which is a belief many have.

Also the volcano god should logically be hotter than normal lava. And it should also be well into the heavy hitting league since it presented a huge threat to Arthur. I just don't think fire itself is a weakness to him.

Karaku did more damage to Arthur than any of the heroes he fought just looking at his bashed up face. Definitely in the heavy hitting league do more than crazy Hercules or homicidal MMH, for example.

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#6 Posted by MadFacedKid (6596 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackwind: Oh I misunderstood then. Lol I thought it was common knowledge that heat shouldn't be a weakness to Arthur he's shown he's extremely resilient to extreme temperatures. Yeah it probably is due to extreme humidity and dryness which more to do with air which would trouble humans as well he lasted longer in the desert with a wound then any human probably would of without the wound.

Does Aquaman breed both btw? Air and Water?

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#7 Posted by MadFacedKid (6596 posts) - - Show Bio

@ashrym: Well according to some of the CV Logic he is a "God" so duh... Thats how you win battle threads ;P

A lot of Aquaman villains have been extremely more durable in my opinion then the rest of the league. In TOA we have Aquaman punch Superman a pretty good distance away later his SuperchargedMeraBlastingStratosphericPunch didn't even put a dent into the Karaquan.

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#8 Posted by BlackWind (9790 posts) - - Show Bio

@ashrym said:
@blackwind said:

@justthatkid: I didn't mean in the sense that he can't be harmed by heat. That much was proven by the Black Manta scans. My intent was to prove that just hitting him with it isn't going to start drying him out and render him ineffective, which is a belief many have.

Also the volcano god should logically be hotter than normal lava. And it should also be well into the heavy hitting league since it presented a huge threat to Arthur. I just don't think fire itself is a weakness to him.

Karaku did more damage to Arthur than any of the heroes he fought just looking at his bashed up face. Definitely in the heavy hitting league do more than crazy Hercules or homicidal MMH, for example.

True, true. Karaku is the size of a mountain. So that much force is clearly gonna hurt. And it definitely seemed to hit him harder than anyone else he has fought. Not even Atlan beat him up that badly.

@ashrym: Well according to some of the CV Logic he is a "God" so duh... Thats how you win battle threads ;P

A lot of Aquaman villains have been extremely more durable in my opinion then the rest of the league. In TOA we have Aquaman punch Superman a pretty good distance away later his SuperchargedMeraBlastingStratosphericPunch didn't even put a dent into the Karaquan.

And the "he's a god" argument is laaaaaame. I can point out plenty of fictional gods who got rekt by humans.

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