|“||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 6-C
Name: David Kane, Black Manta
Origin: DC Extended Universe
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 breathing underwater and withstanding deep sea pressure
Attack Potency: Street level (Employs technology that, while advanced, is considered "human-level" by Aquaman) | Possibly Large Island level (Battled Aquaman and considerably wounded him during their fight)
Lifting Strength: Peak Human | Likely at least Class M to Class Z via powerscaling
Striking Strength: Street Class | Possibly Large Island Class
Durability: Street level (Endured a number of attacks by a held-back Aquaman.) | Possibly Large Island 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 | 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