"You won't ever lose me, Arthur. True love always comes home."
"I've never leave you Arthur. Never."
Jeff Parker: "I did want to continue the greatness of Mera and show a very functional couple having adventures."
A very functional couple... Parker shouldn't have left... I was hoping that in New 52, something wouldn't come in between them and ruin there relationship... but issue #44 (Cullen Bunn) made Aquaman into such a blind moron, Siren was posing as Mera since she's her evil twin and he slept with her, even though at that point it was clear that she wasn't really Mera at all.
Somehow Arthur didn't think something was seriously wrong with her, like being stabbing him in the back with his own trident! He thought that having sex was going to solve everything... instead of acting calm like she usually does, she's upset with him about how he will destroy everything they've built together... when at that point they haven't built anything together when it comes to Atlantis... just that little home. Now Aquaman is going to have to lie to Mera for who knows how long.
Sadly, most comic book "writers" simply can't write romance, every time there given the chance to breakup a couple and go for a dumb cheesy cliché Soap Opera love triangle... they always go for it because they somehow think that a storyline needs teenage drama and tension. Even when the characters are in their 30s, 40s or even 50s...
Two things always seem to happen to them
1.Their child is killed.
2.Someone or something comes in-between them, it happen in Pre-52 (it lasted for several decades), Flashpoint, Futures End, Convergence: Justice League New 52, and Rebirth.
DC is just like Marvel, they keep hiring these pathetic hacks fuck up their characters. It seems that most comic book writers of today are only interested in angering the fans, making a big splash, putting their mark on the characters and have no interest in writing a good story. Making sure that what has come before is completely and utterly destroyed until the next reboot. They even had her dress up like a female version of Aquaman...
"Frankly, that Aquawoman costume was humiliating"
It took 5 years for New 52 to screw up the characters, but Rebirth did that in 2 or 3 years, at least with some of them. Then feminist cunt Kelly DeConnick came in and destroyed their characters and relationship because that's what they do, they poison and destroy everything they touch. It got so bad that the main title was cancelled... but don't worry, after going through so much unnecessary shit for no reason in a storyline that dragged on for too long, DeConnick gave them a half-ass happy ending. It took a male writer, Ron Marz, to try and fix that mess, it wasn't bad but it was pretty meh.
I didn't care for the film version, she was another modern day Hollywood Mary Sue, she had no real personal reason for being there other than to tell Aquaman to do this and that. Her character is flat, she doesn't go through any struggle, she never once got hurt, didn't do anything wrong, she has no charm or chemistry with Aquaman, their so-called love story and kiss comes out of nowhere and she was played by a psychopath.