Tempest III

Nick Name
Civilian ID


Prince of Idyllist

Protector of Atlantis

Legal Status
Citizen of Atlantis with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Atlantis, Atlantic Ocean
Group Affiliation

Teen Titans


Base of Operations

Atlantis, Atlantic Ocean

New York, New York

5' 10"
235 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Mystically enhanced biologically atypical Atlantian.

Abilities typical to Atlantians include breathing both above and below the surface of water, super-human strength, speed, agility, stamina and keen eyesight adapted to the pressure and darkness of deep water depths. Limited telepathy with surface beings and enhanced telepathy with aquatic beings.

Mutation resulting in an ability to control water temperatures and therefore its state (liquid, gas or frozen solid), flow and form such as water spouts, whirlpools and tidal waves.

Mystically enhancements enable the ability to cast spells of teleportation or astral projection.


Triton: Mystical spear-staff which serves as both a weapon and magical conduit.

Common Enemies

Black Manta

Ocean Master

Prince Slizzath

Regularly Appearing

Adventure Comics Vol. 1

Aquaman Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

New Teen Titans Vol. 1

Teen Titans Vol. 1

Titans Vol. 1

First Appearance

Aqualad (Aqua-Boy)

Adventure Comics Vol. 1 #269 (Feb. 1960)

Tempest III

Aquaman Vol. 5 #20 (May, 1996)


Aqualad (Aqua-Boy)

Robert Bernstein& Ramona Fradon

Tempest III

Peter David & Martin Egeland



Aquaman, an exile himself, adopted a young Atlantian that had been exiled because of his phobia of fish, apparently a condition that made him an anomaly amongst under-sea dwellers. The boy was gradually taught to trust the creatures of the sea allowing him to live a normal life. The two joined in many adventures both above and below the ocean's surface. Their surface world adventures brought him notoriety in the press, that dubbed him Aqualad.


Garth's parents, the King and Queen of the Idyllist, a group of religious pacifist that left Atlantis, choosing to live in a solitary under-sea valley. King Thar was murdered by his palace guards when it was believed a madness had overcome him after he began to amass a vast military arsenal.

The truth revealed after King Thar's death - the arsenal was to defend the city against his elder brother the cruel and criminally insane Prince Slizzath. The king's brother planned to possess the body of Thar's unborn offspring, escaping his netherworld imprisonment and destroy the Idyllists.

Queen Berra and the Royal Council dissolved the monarchy conspiring to kill her unborn child. Unwilling to commit murder, the pacifist instead exiled the queen, who found her way back to Atlantis, where she gave birth.

Born with purple eyes, a sign of the return of the ancient evil wizard Garn D'anuuth, the xenophobic Atlantians took the cursed child from his mother and left him to die outside of the city, where he was found by the exiled prince, Orin (Aquaman). As the boy grew he would join in his mentor's adventures as Aqualad.

Tutored by Orin's father, the wizard Atlan, in the use of his inherited mystical abilities, the mature youth would adopt the name Tempest.

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