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Ocean-Master (1984September 29, 2018) was the secret identity of Prince Orm, the younger brother of Aquaman. He was the leader of the Atlantean purists and a former leader of the Light.


Ocean-Master is a scheming mastermind, not above playing people (like the purists) to fit his greater plans. He uses his secret identity and role in the royal family to further his goals; his position as the loving and caring brother of the monarch also ensures that he does not raise suspicions.[2]

Physical appearance

Ocean-Master dons a purple suit of armor with a cape. The suit of armor consists of spaulders, protecting his shoulders, and fingerless gauntlets and greaves, covering his forearms and shins, respectively. He walks barefoot. He also has a belt adjoined by an upside-down crescent moon, and wears a helmet that covers his face, leaving only his mouth visible. His eyes are covered by two round opaque red lenses. His suit of armor has an aquatic motif and features protuberances shaped like fins on the greaves and shreds and rips on the base of the cape, making it resemble a caudal fin. Underneath the armor, he wears a black jumpsuit.[3]

His primary weapon is Neptune's Trident.[3]

Outside of his armor, Prince Orm resembles a tall, black-haired Caucasian male with a strong build. His hair is relatively short and slicked close to the head, but comes down to the nape of his neck, and he has long sideburns. His eyes are blue. He wears a black and dark red sleeveless tunic and a wide gold collar combining a close-fitting, round, and high collar around the neck (like a turtle neck) and an usekh-style collar on the shoulders. Orm also wears a wide gold belt with a stylized sea creature at the front and golden bracers.[4]


Early life

Prince Orm nursed a grudge against his brother, and adopted the identity of the super villain "Ocean-Master".[3] Somewhere between 2006 and 2007,[5][6] he joined the ranks of the Light and became its fifth member.

In 2008,[7] Ocean-Master led an army against Poseidonis. There, he engaged Aquaman in battle and managed to emerge victorious. However, thanks to the intervention of two students from the Conservatory of Sorcery, Kaldur'ahm and Garth, Ocean-Master was occupied long enough for Aquaman to recover his strength and vanquish his opponent.[4][8]


Undisclosed location
July 5, 00:01 EDT

When Aqualad, Robin and Kid Flash broke into Cadmus, Mark Desmond requested an audience with the Board of Directors, and briefed them on the incident, also informing them that the three heroes had been apprehended. L-3 ordered Desmond to clone them and L-1 told him to dispose of the originals. This course of action ultimately failed and the boys broke out and took Superboy with them. L-1 dismissed the severity of the ordeal and remarked that the loss of the clone could be played to the Light's advantage.[9]

Undisclosed location
July 23, post-10:01 EDT

When Sportsmaster reported the loss of the batch of Kobra-Venom due to the young heroes' interference in Santa Prisca, L-6 conjectured that maybe they could reverse engineer the only salvaged vial. He then pointed out that this was not the first time the young heroes had thwarted their operations, recalling the breaking and entering of Cadmus and the destruction of Mister Twister, with L-1 now deeming the young heroes to be their new enemies.[10]

Infinity Island
August 9, post-01:16 ECT

After the Fog was destroyed, Sensei reported to the Light that they had successfully stolen data from STAR Labs, but were unable to get data from Wayne Tech due to the young heroes' interference.[11]

August 27, post-13:00 UTC-2

Vulko informed Orm on the findings of the Science Center regarding a frozen echinoderm that was being studied there.

When Atlantis was attacked by Black Manta's forces, Orm remained behind to protect Queen Mera while Aqualad went to protect the Science Center. However, unbeknownst to everyone, he was the true instigator of the attacks. The goal was to take the echinoderm, but if that failed, the attack could serve as an excuse to move it to the surface world.[4]

September 3, 21:08 UTC-2

With the Science Center in ruins, Orm entrusted the piece of echinoderm to his brother,[4] who brought it to STAR Labs for closer study.[12]

Ocean-Master lauds Black Manta for executing "Plan B".

Later, Black Manta briefed the Light about the failure in retrieving the giant echinoderm and that he was compelled to enforce Plan B. L-5 commended him for doing so.[4]

Undisclosed location
September 4, post-00:16 EEST

When Psimon reported the foiling of their experiments on extraterrestrial technology in Bialya at the hands of the young heroes, L-4 dismissed the loss of both Superboy and the Sphere. She claimed instead that their "new partners"' delivery system was operational and with it, they would acquire more technology that would hopefully overpower both the Sphere and Superboy.[13]

September 6, 08:06 UTC-2

Prince Orm gave Aqualad a warm welcome to Atlantis. He was entrusted with protecting Mera and her unborn child, while his brother was away "playing Aquaman".[3]

Atlantic Ocean
September 6, 20:09 UTC-2

In his secluded lair, Ocean-Master debriefed his Atlantean purists on their efforts to terrorize "impure" Atlanteans. He declared that it was time for action, especially because the King was away. He figured that, being a pure Atlantean himself, his brother would approve of their plan: to purge Atlantis of the impure. Before deploying his minions, he allayed their fear of Aqualad, but warned them to be ready nonetheless.[3]

September 6, 23:45 UTC-2

After the Atlantean purists successfully infiltrated the Poseidonis palace,[3] Ocean-Master had his troops take Mera to their cave. He would deal with Aqualad, Superboy and Miss Martian himself. Because the palace had magic spells barring the use of magic, Ocean-Master waited until they were outside. Then, he unleashed the power of his trident on them.[2]

September 7, 00:41 UTC-2

With the queen safe in his hideout, Orm shed his armor, and set in motion the next phase of the plan to get rid of Aqualad. His "sources" found two possible locations for purist cells. He would investigate one, and Aqualad the other. He staged an ambush for them at the Old Roman's Trench.[2]

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

After abducting Mera, Ocean-Master drains her life force with Neptune's Trident.

With Mera at his mercy, Ocean-Master used his trident to drain her life force. She begged him to spare her and her unborn child to no avail. He explained that his goal was not to purge Poseidonis of its impure influences, but to create a civil war between the capital and the other city-states. Ronal overheard this and turned on his former master. But neither he, nor Aqualad and his friends, could defeat Ocean-Master now that he had Mera's sorcery at his command. But when Garth summoned the power of the Tempest, Ocean-Master briefly lost his grip on the trident. Mera's life force was restored, and Ocean-Master was forced to retreat.[2]

September 7, 07:01 UTC-2

King Orin had returned from his mission with the Justice League, and thanked Aqualad and his friends. Orm reassumed the role of good brother by swearing to bring those who gave him false information to justice.[2]

Undisclosed location
October 1, post-19:00 CDT

After the arrest of the Injustice League, Ocean-Master was present with the other members of the Light to hear Vandal Savage's view of the Kobra Venom Plant test and the heroes believing they had exposed the Secret Society.[14]

Undisclosed location
November 7, post-09:16 EST

Ocean-Master was attending a video conference, along with the rest of the members of the Light, when the Riddler and Sportsmaster arrived with the regenerated remains of the echinoderm.[12]

Washington, D.C.
January 1, post-00:00 EST

Ocean-Master, Queen Bee, Ra's al Ghul, Lex Luthor and Brain raid Cadmus.

With Ra's al Ghul, Queen Bee, Brain and Lex Luthor, Ocean-Master staged a raid on Cadmus. They took Match and Roy Harper, among other things.[15]


Prince Orm's identity as Ocean-Master was exposed to the authorities, and he was imprisoned in Atlantis.[16] Disgraced, Ocean-Master was ousted from the Light.[17]


Central City
September 29, 22:56 CDT

Ocean-Master slain by Lady Shiva.

After spending six years in prison, Ocean-Master swore his revenge. He regained his armor and Neptune's Trident and planned to execute what the Light had called "the nuclear option". He carefully scoped out the house of Iris West-Allen from a house across the road, and waited for a gathering of superhero children. As the last ones arrived, he attempted to make his move, but Lady Shiva suddenly appeared and spoke with him. She revealed the Light was onto him, and could not afford to let a rogue agent mess up their plans. Before he could strike back, she decapitated him.[16]

Powers and abilities

  • 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.[3][4]
    • Temperature resilience: Resistant to low temperatures[18] and the effects of freezing,[19] although notably hindered by high temperatures.[20]
    • Durability: Dense flesh, while not invulnerable, durable enough to resist the pressure of the deep sea.[3][21][22]
    • Strength: Ranging from undetected levels to super strength.[3][14][19]
  • Atlantean sorcery: Ocean-Master is a proficient magic user, particularly when wielding Neptune's Trident.[2]


  • Multilingualism: Orm could speak Atlantean and English[4][16]



Background information

  • Ocean-Master is the villainous half-brother of Aquaman, who attempts to seize the throne from the half-Atlantean Orin. He feels that, as a full Atlantean, the throne should be his.
  • This is Prince Orm's third animated appearance, and Ocean-Master's second. Orm previously appeared in Justice League and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. His villainous alter-ego Ocean-Master made his animated debut in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.


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