|First appearance||"Independence Day"|
Atlanteans are the inhabitants of all city-states of Atlantis.
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. Atlanteans refer to themselves as "water-breathers". 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.
Apart from the ability to breathe underwater, Atlanteans also have a stronger build, and are generally stronger than humans. Additionally some less humanoid Atlanteans display abilities similar to their aquatic relatives.
Atlanteans speak a language derived from Ancient Greek, over the millennia since Ancient Greek died out.
Notable Atlanteans Edit
- Aqualad (Kaldur'ahm)
- Aquaman (Orin), King of Atlantis
- Beluga Boy
- Calvin Durham
- King Sha'ark (Nanaue Sha'ark), King of Nanauve
- Lori Lemaris
- Ocean-Master (Prince Orm)
- Queen Mera
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Young Justice #14: "Under the Surface...". Greg Weisman, Kevin Hopps (writers) & Christopher Jones (penciler). DC Comics. March 21, 2012.
- ↑ Young Justice #9: "Cold Case". Kevin Hopps, Greg Weisman (writers) & Dan Davis, Christopher Jones (pencilers). DC Comics. October 19, 2011.
- ↑ Weisman, Greg (2011-05-16). "Question #13323". Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
- ↑ Young Justice #15: "...Here There be Monsters". Greg Weisman, Kevin Hopps (writers) & Christopher Jones (penciler). DC Comics. April 18, 2012.
- ↑ "Downtime". Kevin Hopps (writer) & Jay Oliva (director). Young Justice. Cartoon Network. March 4, 2011. No. 8, season one.