King Ryus is the king of Xebel, a pocket dimension where exiled people are sent from Atlantis, and father of Mera.
He trained Mera to be an assassin and then sent her to kill Aquaman, who he thought was the king of Atlantis.
Neol was created by Aquaman writer Geoff Johns and artist Joe Prado. He made his debut in Aquaman#6.
Powers & Abilities
Ryus is a Xebelian (an Atlantean offshoot) and possesses their typical superhuman abilities.
Ryus like all Xebelians has some degree of superhuman strength.
Ryus like all Atlanteans has some degree of enhanced durability.
Ryus can swim at superhuman speeds, boosted by his water control, though not as fast as Mera.
He can function normally underwater and is able to withstand the high pressures and extreme temperatures of the deep.
He is the king and leader of the Atlantean colony of Xebel.
Ryus is the military leader of Xebel and trains his daughter to be an assassin.
Ryus like all Xebelians has control over water, though to a greater degree since he is strong enough to open the portal from Xebel to Earth's oceans on his own.
Weaponry & Equipment
Ryus wears a variation of the standard Xebelian armor.