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Black Manta
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Killing Aquaman is my reward.
~ Black Manta


David Kane was the son of Jesse Kane, the leader of a pirate mercenary gang that stole an experimental navy ship and later hijacked a nuclear submarine. When Aquaman intervened and confronted the gang, resulting in Jesse's death, David swore revenge on Aquaman by crafting a suit out of Atlantean technology (given to David by fellow Aquaman enemy Ocean Master) to assist himself and become Black Manta.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-C | Possibly High 7-A

Name: David Kane, Black Manta

Origin: DC Extended Universe

Gender: Male

Age: Possibly 30s

Classification: Human supervillain

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery, Energy Projection, Flight, Electricity Manipulation, Plasma Manipulation (His Optic Blast is described by Orm as converting seawater to plasma), Heat Vision (His helmet allows him to fire potent beams of energy from its eyes), his suit enables Underwater Breathing and withstanding deep sea pressure

Attack Potency: Street level (Employs technology that, while advanced, is considered "human-level" by Aquaman) | Possibly Large Mountain level (Battled Aquaman and considerably wounded him during their fight)

Speed: Relativistic combat speed with Relativistic+ reactions (Kept pace with Aquaman)

Lifting Strength: Peak Human | Likely at least Class G to Class Z via powerscaling

Striking Strength: Street Class | Possibly Large Mountain Class

Durability: Street level (Endured a number of attacks by a held-back Aquaman.) | Possibly Large Mountain level (Took Aquaman's attacks, survived a blast by his own optic lasers, which seared Aquaman's skin, exploding in his face)

Stamina: Peak human, could remain physically active after crippling injuries.

Range: Standard melee range, tens of meters with optical eye beams.

Standard Equipment: Colt Model 933, F-88A1C Austeyr carbine | His suit, a few swords/blades, electrical grappling rope

Intelligence: Adept swordsman, able to reverse engineer advanced technology from Atlantis to build his Black Manta suit.

Weaknesses: None notable.

Key: Base | Atlantean Armor


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