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Quote1.pngI'm Aqualad. Sorry I didn't introduce myself earlier. We Atlanteans try to keep a low profile.Quote2.png
―Aqualad introducing himself in "Deep Six"

Aqualad is a young superhero from Atlantis and a founding member of Titans East.

Character history

Aqualad is a marine telepath who once lived in the utopia of Atlantis. He can communicate with fish using his telepathic powers, though these powers are susceptible to nullification from the human-affecting psychic ones of Brother Blood.

He was first seen in "Deep Six", when the Titans went underwater to stop the villain Trident. When Trident blasted their T-Ship towards the point where the engines stopped working, Aqualad summoned two whales to save their ship. This hit Beast Boy's nerve because it was supposed to be his mission. Aqualad took them to his home, where he called upon his companion, Tramm, to help fix the ship. Starfire and Raven developed crushes on him soon after. While the Titans stayed at Aqualad's base, Beast Boy and Aqualad went to look for Trident. Because of Beast Boy's jealousy, their mission was somewhat hindered and they did not cooperate like a team until Aqualad said that he was not better than Beast Boy. They managed to find Trident's base and found many "eggs" on the ceiling of Trident. This is how he was cloning himself. Aqualad and Beast Boy managed to escape, and just when things seemed hopeless, the T-Ship arrived, fully repaired thanks to Tramm. The T-Ship blasted the cave, blocking the Trident clones and preventing them from escaping. Soon after, Robin gave Aqualad a communicator, For being an honorary Titan and the episode ended with Beast Boy and Aqualad racing.

He appeared again in "Winner Take All", battling several other Titans in a tournament organized by the Master of Games. He was defeated by Speedy in the first round.

He appeared again in "Wavelength", where he tracked Brother Blood's new base underwater. His Telepathy gets jammed. He and Beast Boy went to disable the force field shielding the sonic cannon Blood was going to use to destroy Jump City, but they had to be rescued from a crushing wall first.

Aqualad and Bumblebee form the Titans East with Speedy and Más y Menos, the second team of Teen Titans that are based in Steel City. He appears in "Titans East - Part 1", where his team built up the Titans East tower with the help of Cyborg. Later he was seen fighting off Steamroller, and then a few Cyclones, before getting mind-controlled by Brother Blood in "Titans East - Part 2" into serving him. They attacked and captured Cyborg. Blood had planned to convert the Titans East into cyborgs, until his plan was thwarted by the Teen Titans. He fights Cyborg then Robin but they are saved by the Titans after Brother Blood is defeated by Cyborg.

In "For Real", Control Freak's challenge for him is stopping polluted water from flowing into the reservoir on the other side of town while fighting a mechanical shark. Aqualad completed this challenge by plugging the polluted water flow with the mechanical shark. Aqualad is the first Titan to finish Control Freak's challenge.

Aqualad is not seen again until the episode "Calling All Titans!" when Robin established the communication system. Shortly after, when the Brotherhood of Evil unleashed their plans, Aqualad was attacked by Plasmus and Trident. He managed to hold his own for a little while, but even when Tramm came to help, both were defeated and flash-frozen at the Brotherhood base.

When Beast Boy led Pantha, Mas, Jericho, and Herald to the Brotherhood base, Mas managed to reach Menos and together, the two unfroze the captured Titans. Aqualad was seen washing away General Immortus and his robot army. After the Titans' victory, Aqualad socialized with the rest of the Titans at the Tower and later helped in the capture of Doctor Light.

Aqualad made a small cameo in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, where he waved at the T-Ship from the sea.


Aqualad wears a blue and black turtleneck unitard with white zig-zag patterns all over it. Aqualad has long black hair that runs down to his shoulders, which always appears wet or slicked back even on dry land, and is fairly muscular. Aqualad appears to be very handsome, as Raven and Starfire were attracted to him as soon as they saw him.


Quote1.pngAqualad, bold and daring marine marvel.Quote2.png
Control Freak[src]

Aqualad is a fairly noble-hearted, charming, calm and collected individual. He is extremely intelligent and a super genius. He and Robin are the two most intelligent geniuses on the show. He has his doubts, but does not disrespect an authority's commands. He is fairly competitive, especially with Beast Boy, and is confident that he can accomplish whatever he sets his mind to. Aqualad does not seem to notice his good looks, and instead of bragging about it or trying to impress girls, he feels rather uncomfortable with girls who are infatuated with him. Beast Boy thinks he is a little arrogant with all the bluffing.

Aqualad is shown to have a strong fondness for sea creatures, especially fish. When presented with fish tacos from Speedy, Aqualad freaked out, stating that "those were probably friends of [his]!" and feels sick.

Powers and abilities

Quote1.pngAqualad, a water-breathing telepath with master over surf and sea.Quote2.png
Master of Games[src]
  • Aquatic Telepathy: Telepathic control/communication over marine life. This allows him to communicate with nearly any form of sealife such fish or whales, including people who take the form of marine animals such as Beast Boy, who cannot talk in his animal form.
  • Superhuman Strength, Endurance, Durability, Agility, Reflexes, and Senses
  • Superspeed Swimming: He is able to swim at supersonic speeds.
  • Hydrokinesis: The psionic, elemental ability to control and manipulate liquid water.
  • Underwater Breathing: Given his Atlantean physiology, Aqualad can breathe underwater.
  • Underwater Pressure Resistance: Befitting his Atlantean physiology, Aqualad can survive in intense deep sea pressures (swimming at least half a mile under the depth of whales, he can withstand pressures of 1,400 psi).


Garth in the old comics.

  • In the DC comics, Aqualad is originally the sidekick of Aquaman. He later leaves the Sea King when the latter is forced to almost kill Aqualad in order to save his son from his archenemy, Black Manta, who kills the child anyway. This act causes Aqualad to lose his trust in Aquaman and leave him.
  • In the DC comics, Aqualad was one of the original founding five, next to Robin (Dick Grayson), Kid Flash (Wally West), Wonder Girl (Donna Troy), and Speedy (Roy Harper). Aqualad later changes his name to Tempest
  • In the comic book continuity, there are two Aqualads. The first Aqualad, Garth - the one featured in the show - teamed up to start the original Teen Titans team. The second, Kaldur'ahm, took his place when Garth became Tempest.
  • Garth appears in Young Justice fighting alongside Kaldur'ahm (the Aqualad of Young Justice). Garth as Tempest also appears in a flashback scene of Kaldur'ahm's memory.
  • Aqualad is the third supporting character (after Thunder and Lightning) to become an Honorary Titan.
  • Aqualad's power to control water has only been seen by breaking indoor plumbing. It is unknown whether he can control water without there already being water present. Fortunately, he has the skills to repair what he breaks.


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Teen Titans Robin | Cyborg | Starfire | Raven | Beast Boy
Titans East Bumblebee | Aqualad | Speedy | Más y Menos
Titans North Red Star | Argent | Kole | Gnarrk
Titans South Pantha | Herald | Jericho | Wildebeest | Hot Spot
Titans West Bushido | Melvin | Teether | Timmy Tantrum | Bobby
Honorary Titans Thunder and Lightning | Tramm | Kid Flash | Killowat | Jinx | Wonder Girl | Flamebird
Doom Patrol Mento | Elasti-Girl | Negative Man | Robot Man
Allies Terra | Silkie | Fixit | Larry | Geo-Force | Brotherhood of Justice
Villains Slade | Trigon | Blackfire | Brother Blood | Cinderblock | Plasmus | Mumbo | Doctor Light | Puppet King | Trident | Red X | Mad Mod | Overload | Warp | Atlas | Control Freak | Katarou | Killer Moth | Kitten | Fang | Master of Games | Johnny Rancid | Professor Chang | Malchior | Kardiak | Adonis | Steamroller | Punk Rocket | Mother Mae-Eye | Private H.I.V.E. | Baron Ryang | Fire demons | Andre Le Blanc | Trogaar | Gordanian | Ding Dong Daddy | Ternion | XL Terrestrial | Psimon | Cheshire | Wrestling Star | Phobia | H.I.V.E. Headmistress | Wintergreen | I.N.S.T.I.G.A.T.O.R. | Uehara Daizo | Brushogun | Kwiz Kid | Rock, Paper, Scissors
H.I.V.E. Five Gizmo | Mammoth | Billy Numerous | See-More | Kyd Wykkyd
Brotherhood of Evil The Brain | Monsieur Mallah | Madame Rouge | General Immortus
Brushogun's creations Saico-Tek | Nya-Nya | Timoko | Scarface | Mecha-Boi | Deka-Mido
One-time villains Ultimate fire demon | Red Raven | Sammy and Cash | Wicked Scary Monster | Cironielian Chrysalis Eater | Virus | Seven-Gorn-Seven | The Creature from Jones Lake | Off-World Outlaw | Krall | Witch | The Source | Bob | Locrix | Nega Cyborg | Nega Starfire | Nega Beast Boy | Gate Guard | Moroccan Thief | Radiation monster | White Monster | Arsenal | Daughter Blood | Ice Kate | Joy Stick | Kid Kold | Lanista | Mad Maud | Marionette | Pink X | Ravager | Tempest | COTP Droids | H.I.V.E. Soldiers | Demonic rats | Giant Monster
Humans Spike | Chu-hui | Sarasim | Dionne | Amber | The Mayor of Tokyo | Tokyo Girl | Chef | Mr. Wolf | Raskov | Sarah Simms | Game show host | Agent 257 | Anchorman | Space Hero | Steel City Tigers | Little Boy
Aliens Tamaranean | Kai | Cron | Blue aliens | Red aliens | Green aliens | Orange aliens | Carnivorous plant | Galfore | Glgrdsklechhh | Soto | Soto's dog | Val-Yor | Shrieker | Shallas
Animals Mind Control Squid | Chu-hui's Guardians | Utahraptors
Robots Alien probe | Blocker | Robot Commandos | Cybot | Rex | Rexzilla | Cyclones | Robot Army
Teen Titans Go! comics characters Aquagirl | Aquaman | Batman | Battalion | Captain Pegleg Jack | Cassie Sandsmark | Cupid | Flamebird | Flash | Gill Girl | Green Lantern | Mirage | Nightwing | Secret | Superman | Wildfire | Wonder Woman | Hawkgirl | Golden Eagle | Azrael | The Flying Graysons | Robby Reed