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Atlanteans are the inhabitants of all city-states of Atlantis.

Biology

Atlanteans were forced to adapt to life under the ocean surface when their continent sank. They used sorcery and science to allow for underwater breathing.

Over millennia, inhabitants of each city-state evolved further, with many of them evolving features similar to those of aquatic animals such as fish, cetaceans and squid.[1] Atlanteans refer to themselves as "water-breathers".[2] The variety of the people of Atlantis led to racial tensions between "skin and scales" and "flesh and fins" in the form of the purists, led by Ocean-Master. They considered themselves pure descendants of the original Atlanteans: fully human, without visible fish features. They hoped to cleanse Poseidonis of its diversity.[1]

Abilities

Atlantean diversity

Biological diversity among Atlanteans.

Apart from the ability to breathe underwater, Atlanteans also have a stronger build, and are generally stronger than humans.[3] Additionally some less humanoid Atlanteans display abilities similar to their aquatic relatives.[4]

An ample part of Atlantean culture is magic, with art and education being entwined in it. Practicing requires special tattoos.[5]

Language

Atlanteans speak a language derived from Ancient Greek, although it has evolved over the millennia since Ancient Greek died out.[1]

Notable Atlanteans

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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
  2. Hopps, Kevin, Greg Weisman (w). Davis, Dan, Christopher Jones (p). Davis, Dan (i). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "Cold Case" Young Justice 9 (October 19, 2011), New York, NY: DC Comics
  3. Weisman, Greg (2011-05-16). Question #13323. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  4. 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. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 4, 2011). "Downtime". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 8. Cartoon Network.

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