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Black Manta
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You want to bring the land and sea together? You raise this building to your own vain ambition? You're deluded. The world is afraid of you...and it should be. You will never be whole, Arthur Curry. Never. I have come to end the fear.


Black Manta, real name David Hyde, is an enemy to Aquaman and The Others. He has been on many super-villains teams such as the Legion of Doom, the Injustice League, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 5-A

Name: David Hyde, Fisher King, Black Manta

Origin: DC Comics

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Human, Pirate, Archaeologist, Treasure Hunter, Mercenary, Terrorist, Supervillain

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Genius Intelligence, Martial Arts, Weapon Mastery (Expert Marksman), Vehicular Mastery, Explosion Manipulation (Possesses explosive harpoons), Underwater Breathing, Camouflage (As shown here), Energy Projection and Heat Manipulation via Optic Blasts and Electricity Manipulation (Can electrify his swords, gauntletsand harpoons), Death Manipulation with the Tear of Extinction, Teleportation with the Globe of Transportation, and Information Analysis with the Seal of Clarity, Resistance to Telekinesis (Can resist Mera's telekinetic signals) and Heat Manipulation (Resisted Bizarro's heat breath).

Attack Potency: Large Planet level (Stomped Aqualad, can consistently trade blows with Aquaman)

Speed: At least FTL (Comparable to Aquaman)

Lifting Strength: Likely Class G (Comparable to Aquaman)

Striking Strength: Large Planet Class

Durability: Large Planet level (Can tank hits from Aquaman)

Stamina: High (Can keep on fighting despite taking multiple hits)

Range: Standard Melee Range. Up to Tens of meters with most weaponry. Unknown with Optic Blast.

Standard Equipment: Black Manta Armor

  • Optional Equipment: Manta-Sub, Seal of Clarity, Globe of Transportation and Tear of Extinction.

Intelligence: At least Genius (Trained for combat at a young age by his father, and honed experience over the years by fighting Aquaman, having expertise in many types of weaponry. Constructed his own suit, which is considered a technological marvel, and is a cunning strategist and leader)

Weaknesses: None notable.

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Discussion threads involving Black Mantra (Post-Flashpoint)