Queen Mera is Aquaman's wife, mother of Artur, and Queen of Atlantis. She is the headmistress of the Conservatory of Sorcery.

Physical appearance Edit

Queen Mera takes the appearance of a slender woman with an angular face and green eyes. She has long red hair caught up in a ponytail, and wears an India green halterneck top that exposes her midriff, and a matching pareo around her waist. The top and pareo are fastened together with a golden ring. Queen Mera also wears a golden crow-like tiara with green protuberances that frame her face, and an India green usekh-style collar with a golden piece at the center. The outfit is completed with a harlequin translucent veil underneath her pareo and around her shoulders, strapped to her collar. When she uses the full extent of her powers, glowing tentacle-tattoos appear around her arms and on her cheeks.

History Edit

2010 Edit

August 27, 13:08 UTC-2

While training her top students Garth and Tula, Kaldur'ahm returned to Atlantis. She was overjoyed to see him again, saying she'd missed him since his departure to the surface world.

At the banquet later that day, she informed Aqualad, Tula and her brother-in-law Prince Orm that she and Aquaman were expecting their first child.

The festivities however were cut short that night as Atlantis was attacked by Black Manta. Despite her pregnancy and the pleas of her subjects to get to safety for the sake of herself and the child, Queen Mera helped in defending her people, with her impressive magical and water manipulating abilities.[2]

September 6, 08:06 UTC-2

Mera was elated to meet Aqualad's friends, Miss Martian and Superboy, when he brought them for a visit to Atlantis. Orm thought it wiser to limit her time with strangers, since she carried the future ruler of the realm.[3]

September 6, 23:45 UTC-2

Asleep in her quarters, Mera was attacked by purists.[3] Ocean-Master stunned her with his trident, and ordered the purists to take her to his hideout.[3]

S'atiroman Cave
September 7, 01:34 UTC-2

Mera was chained to a table in front of Ocean-Master's throne. Despite her pleas for her life and that of her unborn child, the villain drained her of her life-force and magic. He admitted to her that his plan was not purely to rid Poseidonis of its impure elements, but to cause a civil war. It was overheard by Ronal, who with Aqualad and his friends' help, turned the tide. Mera was freed, and restored to full power when Garth's tempest power caused Ocean-Master to lose grip of the trident. Mera was safe, but Ocean-Master got away.[4]

September 7, 07:01 UTC-2

With her husband back at her side, Mera thanked Aqualad and his friends for saving her life.[4]

Unspecified location
December 31, post-07:16 EST

Queen Mera helped create cure-tech that could negate the effects of Starro-tech.[5]

2011 Edit

February 1, pre-21:11 UTC-2

Mera gave birth to a healthy baby boy, named Artur.[6]

2018 Edit

Central City
September 29, 10:00 CDT

Mera brought her son, Artur, to a playdate at the Allen Family house and were the first to arrive.[7]

Powers and abilities Edit

  • Atlantean attributes: Atlanteans, although human, have through scientific and sorcerous means[3] developed several abilities which allow them to live comfortably under the sea:
  • Underwater breathing: All Atlanteans are capable of surviving the aquatic atmosphere under the sea. Some accomplish this without the presence of visible gills.[2][3]
  • Temperature resilience: Resistant to low temperatures[8] and the effects of freezing,[9] although notably hindered by high temperatures.[10]
  • Durability: Dense flesh, although not invulnerable.[11][3][12]
  • Strength: Ranging from undetected levels to super strength.[9][3][13]
Mera in action

Mera's Hydrokinesis.

  • Sorcery: Mera is the headmistress of the Conservatory, and a teacher herself.
    • Electricity generation: Mera has the power to generate electricity from the eel tattoos on her arms, which she can channel through water or use as a direct offense against opponents.
    • Hydrokinesis: Mera is able to manipulate water to serve any number of uses: water blasts, whips, waves, shields, or water spouts to lift her off the ocean floor.
    • Hard-water constructs: Mera has the unique ability to solidify water into a myriad of different weapons for physical attacks and protectiveness as well. For example, she created a manta-shaped shield as well as a giant octopus whose tentacles were used for defensive and offensive purposes.

Relationships Edit

King Orin and Queen Mera

The royal couple.

Aquaman Edit

Main article: Aquaman

Aquaman is Mera's husband as well as her King. They are an extremely loving couple, who share a bond of mutual respect for the other and their duties. The two were joyfully awaiting their first child in 2011.[2]

Appearances Edit

Background information Edit

  • Young Justice marks Mera's fourth animated appearance. She previously appeared in The Superman/Aquaman Hour, Bruce Timm's DCAU (Justice League) and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  • In the comics Mera's ability to control water is not shared by the rest of the people of Atlantis, but is instead an ability that her people (from an alternate dimension) developed.

References Edit

  1. Weisman, Greg (2011-09-30). Question #13531. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 4, 2011). "Downtime". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 8. Cartoon Network.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Weisman, Greg, Kevin Hopps (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "Under the Surface..." Young Justice 14 (March 21, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  4. 4.0 4.1 Weisman, Greg, Kevin Hopps (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "...Here There be Monsters" Young Justice 15 (April 18, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  5. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael, Montgomery, Lauren (directors) (April 21, 2012). "Auld Acquaintance". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
  6. Scott, Sharon, Brandon Vietti, Greg Weisman (writers), Young Justice: Legacy (November 19, 2013): Red Arrow journal #2. Santa Ana, CA: Little Orbit
  7. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Hueck, Vinton (director) (January 18, 2019). "Home Fires". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 9. DC Universe.
  8. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 4, 2011). "Failsafe". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 16. Cartoon Network.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 26, 2010). "Independence Day". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.
  10. Pugsley, Tom (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (February 18, 2011). "Denial". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 7. Cartoon Network.
  11. Robinson, Andrew (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (September 16, 2011). "Targets". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 10. Cartoon Network.
  12. 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.
  13. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (October 14, 2011). "Revelation". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
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