Without His Trident, Is Aquaman Mid-Tier Or Higher?

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#3 Posted by Dernman (25973 posts) - - Show Bio

My own personal opinion is I consider him mid tier with or without the trident. Doesn't mean he's useless against high tie though. Still like the character. Tiers are irrelevant to either enjoyment or how good a character is.

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Same levels as thing

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

Think he can do things moreso with the trident. Via striking damage. If the Trident was anything like the recent animated movie definitely would say its more of a game changer.

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#6 Posted by SodamYat (7907 posts) - - Show Bio

Those pictures arent mutually exclusive.

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#8 Posted by MetalJimmor (6406 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd personally consider him an upper-mid tier character, but his trident gives him the capacity to lethally wound high tier characters. Simply having the trident doesn't make him more powerful, it just gives him a tool he can use to be a threat.

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#10 Posted by comicfan11 (1419 posts) - - Show Bio

Clearly high tier with the Trident.

Bottom of the high tier without it. He is still much, much faster and more mobile than normal bricks, has planet level telepathy and enhanced senses. Also more skill and strategic sense than most high tier characters like Hulk, Power Girl, etc

Remember he beat Hercules WITHOUT the trident and both times he fought WW were without it also. Also MM underwater.

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#12 Posted by Cream_God (15519 posts) - - Show Bio

Hightier in the same way Thing is

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#13 Posted by SodamYat (7907 posts) - - Show Bio

High tier. Obviously.

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#14 Edited by kidchipotle (15763 posts) - - Show Bio

The trident doesn't make the man. The man makes the trident.

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#15 Posted by KingOfKings1 (2092 posts) - - Show Bio

High tier

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

It doesn't physically make him any stronger. But it has come in handy for situations where piercing something was necessary. He's roughly at the same level with or without it.

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#17 Posted by ariesxmasters (4886 posts) - - Show Bio

With or without the Trident he is in the same tier as Superman and Wonder Woman.

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#18 Posted by bigcimmerian (10340 posts) - - Show Bio

With or without the Trident he is in the same tier as Superman and Wonder Woman.

lol no

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#19 Posted by KingOfKings1 (2092 posts) - - Show Bio

With trident near Supermans level . Without trident he is somewhere near Wonder woman's level

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#20 Posted by myerlanski (2487 posts) - - Show Bio

High tier...just not strongest in that division or versatile...

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#21 Posted by DEADPOOL (2945 posts) - - Show Bio

High-tier for sure.

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#22 Posted by Ashrym (2871 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely high tier even without the trident. He's got the strength, speed, degree of invulnerability, durability, endurance, tactical ability, h2h ability, and super senses to outclass most other heroes just based on those abilities alone. The telepathy is one of his most recognized features but it's an add-on with a lot of other abilities. Beyond that, he's also filthy rich like Batman and has access to Atlantean advanced technology and magical artifacts, and he has his own private super-powered army (well, at least depending on whether his rulership is applied or not; that changes pretty often).

Aquaman has squared off against some hefty opponents without the trident. His biggest issue is that Superman, Wonder Woman, and Shazam have most of his abilities as well, and in Superman's case it superior in each aspect so telepathy is still the area in which he typically distinguishes himself but he's demonstrated the other traits more in n52, which is nice, and the strength appears to be far greater than pre-n52 levels.

With the trident he also has another distinguishing feature in it's breaking the unbreakable and cutting the indestructible plus it's used for blocking and increased defense given his lower invulnerability. That is a big boost in itself in offense and defense, but now with the addition traits he's opened up lately like teleportation, ice, and lightning attacks he's clearly a very potent character.

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