Aqualad

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Template:Superherobox Aqualad is a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. He was Aquaman's teenage partner, and like many other such 'kid sidekicks' popular in the Silver Age, his powers originally varied very little from his mentor.

Aqualad's real name is Garth, and his origin is similar to that of his mentor: he is an amphibious humanoid who was left to die but survived to become a hero. He was one of the founding members of the Teen Titans, and has been been a member of that team in many of its incarnations. His girlfriend for many years was Aquagirl, until her death during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

As a result of his grief and repeated telepathic abuse by Mento, among other factors, Aqualad lost his ability to control marine life. While he later regained this power during the Millennium event, it came with the condition that his commands must now be phrased as requests to the creatures to perform desired actions, although the animals apparently need little persuasion.

After receiving training in the arts of sorcery, Garth adopted the alias of Tempest, and resumed his role as Aquaman's right hand man. Some friction arose between the two heroes when Aquaman's lover, Dolphin, left him for Tempest, but the two have since resolved their differences. Tempest and Dolphin are now married with a young son named Cerdian.

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Aqualad has appeared on the Teen Titans animated series, where he is voiced by Wil Wheaton. In "Winner Take All", it appears that Aqualad has acquired the ability not only to control water on land, but also to become it, to some extent. In the series, he serves as a Titans East member, a short term crush of Raven and Starfire, and a temporary rival to Beast Boy. He now helps the Teen Titans East, whose leader is Bumblebee.

Aqualad appears in

  • Deep Six
  • Winner Take All
  • Wavelength
  • Titans East Part 1
  • Titans East Part 2
  • For Real (confirmed Season 5 ep)
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