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Sha'lain'a is the mother of Kaldur'ahm.

Physical appearance

Sha'lain'a is a tall, Atlantean female with a golden skin tone and wavy, golden hair, which reaches her waist. She has pronounced gills across the sides of her neck, common among residents of Shayeris.


Early life

Sha'lain'a was a native of Shayeris, noted for her golden hair, and skin that was almost as golden. She fell in love with Calvin Durham, a henchman of Black Manta originally sent to infiltrate Atlantis. Calvin abandoned his mission and married Sha'lain'a. They raised a son, Kaldur'ahm,[2] whose biological father was actually Black Manta, whom Sha'lain'a met with nine months before Kaldur'ahm's birth.[3]


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Sha'lain'a was pleased to see her son back, though she thought he looked thin. She also welcomed his friends, Miss Martian and Superboy.[4]


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Powers and abilities

  • Atlantean attributes: Atlanteans, although human, have through scientific and sorcerous means[4] 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.[5][4]
  • Temperature resilience: Resistant to low temperatures[6] and the effects of freezing,[7] although notably hindered by high temperatures.[8]
  • Durability: Dense flesh, although not invulnerable.[9][4][10]
  • Strength: Ranging from undetected levels to super strength.[7][4][11]



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  9. Robinson, Andrew (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (September 16, 2011). "Targets". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 10. Cartoon Network.
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