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Manta Troopers are the henchpeople employed by Black Manta and his son, Kaldur'ahm.

Most Manta Troopers are African-American, though some are African, or nationals of other countries and of African descent.[1]



August 27, 13:00 UTC-2

Black Manta brought several squads of his men to the Atlantean capital to steal a starfish-like creature from the Science Center.[2]


January 5, post-17:09 EST

Manta brought a group of Manta Troopers with him in the Manta-Flyer to retrieve Kroloteans.[3]

Malina Island
January 6, 07:10 HAST

Guards were abundant in the island base, but they were no match for the combined Justice League and Team strike force. Batman, Nightwing, Batgirl and Robin took down multiple Manta Troopers with ease. Upon learning that a bomb has been planted in the complex, Manta ordered a tactical retreat. The Manta Troopers escaped in the Manta-Flyer before the bomb exploded.[3]

Cape Canaveral
March 19, 20:59 EDT

The Manta Troopers played an important role in the assault of Ferris Aircraft's Earth-Mars communication satellite. One squad manned the underwater cannon, and one stormed the beach. The squads were beaten back, however, but the rocket was destroyed by a bomb Black Manta had placed on board earlier.[4]

Gulf of Mexico
March 23, 16:03 EDT

Kaldur oversaw several Manta Troopers in the Manta-Sub's brig. They helped transport the captured Lagoon Boy to the Partner.[5]

Atlantic Ocean
March 24, 03:17 EDT

The Manta-Flyer docked with the Manta-Sub, and its crew disembarked. Manta Troopers unloaded the prisoners Blue Beetle, Impulse and Beast Boy.[5]

Star City
March 30, 21:57 PDT

Tigress lead a group of Manta Troopers who placed a group of abductees in containment pods and loaded them aboard the Manta-Flyer. After they docked with the Reach ship and handed the captives over, they waited in the docking bay, when one of the troopers attacked, knocking out Tigress and the others. Superboy, who had infiltrated the group in Star City, removed his helmet and reported to Nightwing.[6]

Atlantic Ocean
May 27, 01:00 EDT

The garrison of the Manta-Sub saw a lot of action when Sportsmaster and Cheshire attacked the sub. Several were wounded, but not just by the two infiltrators. Desperate to save his son, Black Manta himself had little regard for the wellbeing of his troopers.[7]



  1. Weisman, Greg (2014-01-09). Question #19401. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  2. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 4, 2011). "Downtime". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 8. Cartoon Network.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (May 12, 2012). "Alienated". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 3. Cartoon Network.
  4. Hopps, Kevin, Giacoppo, Paul (writers) & Divar, Tim (director) (June 9, 2012). "Depths". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 7. Cartoon Network.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Weisman, Jon (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (October 6, 2012). "Darkest". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
  6. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Divar, Tim (director) (Originally released on iTunes on October 14, 2012, broadcast on January 5, 2013). "Before the Dawn". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 10. Cartoon Network.
  7. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Divar, Tim (director) (February 16, 2013). "Complications". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 16. Cartoon Network.