Sha'lain'a is the mother of Aqualad.
Sha'lain'a is a tall, Atlantean female with an abundance of wavy, golden hair, which reaches her waist. She has a set of visible gills across her neck, common among residents of Shayeris, and a tanned skin tone. Her attire consists of a green, two-piece dress that exposes her midriff. Her dress is accessorized with a stream of gold around the waist, as well as a band of violet and indigo stones that extend across the lower and upper parts of the dress.
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, whose biological father was actually Black Manta, 
Powers and abilities
- Atlantean attributes: Atlanteans, although human, have through scientific and sorcerous means developed several abilities which allow them to live comfortably under the sea:
- Breathe underwater: All Atlanteans are capable of surviving the aquatic atmosphere under the sea. Some accomplish this without the presence of visible gills.
- Temperature resilience: Resistant to low temperatures and the effects of freezing, although notably hindered by high temperatures.
- Durability: Dense flesh, although not invulnerable.
- Strength: Ranging from undetected levels to super strength.