Aquaman's telepathy question?

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#1 Posted by Crimson_Butterfly (36 posts) - - Show Bio

Does it work on non-sea creatures like humans,land animals and aliens like Kryptonians? Can he use it to read minds,communicate or fire psionic bolts like Emma Frost?

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#2 Posted by PrinceIMC (5506 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think he reads minds or actually communicates with minds, it's more a type of mental control. And I think it only works on creatures adapted to living in the water.

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#3 Posted by cbishop (15510 posts) - - Show Bio

I have been told he leveled Darkseid with it in a JLA story once, but I have yet to actually see that. He doesn't fire psionic bolts. Most times, he just talks to fish. I have always had the theory that DC could reveal that Arthur has always kept the full extent of his telepathy a secret, because he is the king of an undersea nation, and it gives him a tactical and political advantage. I reasoned Martian Manhunter would not have revealed it out of some telepathic ethics thingie. DC has yet to up his telepathic power in that way though, as far as I know, but I'm not fluent in all things Aquaman.

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#4 Posted by Hatutzeraze (559 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crimson_Butterfly said:

Does it work on non-sea creatures like humans,land animals and aliens like Kryptonians? Can he use it to read minds,communicate or fire psionic bolts like Emma Frost?

Generally speaking, no. Because there's been a fair amount of inconsistency in portraying his powers, though, there have been comics in the last 25 years or so that have shown him doing things of that nature, but they are the exceptions rather than the rule.

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#5 Posted by Lion_Heart22 (463 posts) - - Show Bio

In the golden age years he was able to paralyze Superman by inducing fear on him using his telepathy.

However his telepathy is very inconsistent because writers are dumb. But he's been seen in relatively recent comics communicating telepathically and fighting Despero telepathically toe to toe.

As far as control goes, he can control any creature under the sea. Since all life evolved from marine life-forms, he can affect the part of the brain that is still similar to that of marine life-forms and use it to induce paralysis, pain, black-outs, etc.

I don't know how it is now in the DCnU.

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#6 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman doesn't read minds in the New 52. As he stated, fish and other marine life don't have the mental compatibility for communication. He mental forces his will on these creatures. It hasn't been shown yet wheather or not it will work on non-marine life in the New 52. Before the New 52 he has used it on non-marine life before. I know he had stunned a White Martian in one JLA story arc. As Lion_Heart22 said, he was accessing a part of the brain that was shared with Marine life brains.

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#7 Posted by seastone98 (4667 posts) - - Show Bio

His tp pre 52 was ridiculous both in mental attack & defense however in da n52 his power mostly works on marine life however in da latest aquaman arc he was shown 2 have great mental blocks 4 mental attack wen fighting warhead

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#9 Posted by seastone98 (4667 posts) - - Show Bio

@xlr87t3: his resistance against other telepaths physic bolts or mind control

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#10 Posted by MasterSkywalker (3609 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman's TP has worked on a White Martian and human beings in atlantis and throughout the entire ocean, but only offensively. And while he lost horribly, he along with J'onn challenged Despero to a telepathic battle.

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#11 Posted by XLR87T3 (9817 posts) - - Show Bio

@seastone98: Ah OK. So Aquaman can't TP humans, amirite?

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#12 Posted by seastone98 (4667 posts) - - Show Bio

@xlr87t3: pre 52 yes n52 no not so far but he can still communicate wit other telepaths tho

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