As you already may know, yesterday, Amber Heard confirmed her casting as Aquaman’s wife, Queen Mera for the Justice League and Aquaman films. If you are not too familiar with Queen Mera, here are 5 things you should know.
5. SUPER STRENGTH, TELEPATHY, HYDROKINESIS
- Mera has enhanced muscle mass and body density, suitable for all the time she spends in the deep depths of the ocean. This enhaced muscle mass and density makes her much stronger than the average human.
- She also has the ability to mold water into different shapes and objects by increasing the density of the water around her.
- Mera can communicate with other beings from Atlantis mentally but she cannot communicate with sea creatures like her husband Aquaman
4. DEPUTY OF THE RED LANTERN CORPS
During “The Blackest Night” crossover series that effected the entire DC Universe, Mera went into a rage fighting the Black Lantern Corps. Her rage caused a Red Power Ring to fly toward her and latch itself on her finger. Unlike the Green Power Ring which runs off of will power, the Red Ring is fueled by rage. The Red Power Ring eventually leaves her and causes Mera to fall into cardiac arrest but with the help of Blue Lantern Saint Walker and Carol Ferris, she is saved.
3. MARRIED TO AQUAMAN
Aquaman and Mera begin to fall for each other instantaneously. As the pair went on more adventures together, their love for each other grew and Aquaman proposes to Mera who accepts. After they wed, she moves to the Atlantean Royal Palace with Aquaman and becomes Queen of Atlantis.
2. GIVES BIRTH TO A SON
Mera and Arthur/Aquaman, have a son and name him Arthur Curry jr. after his father Aquaman. Two years after his birth, the child is kidnapped by Black Manta, Aquaman’s nemesis, and placed into a tank filled with poison. Arthur Curry jr./Aquababy, falls into a coma and Mera goes on a quest to find a cure. While her quest is successful, she is too late; upon returning to Atlantis, Mera discovers her son has passed away. The death of Artur Curry jr. causes a fracture in Mera’s mental psyche and causes a rift between her and her husband. The rift leads to the two separating and Aquaman leaving Atlantis while Mera stays behind as Queen, even though her mental state is still deteriorating.
1. ALIEN FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION
Mera is not from any ocean on Earth; she is actually from another dimension known as Dimension Aqua. In that dimension Mera was an underwater Queen. She was originally sent to Aquaman’s dimension to kill him but fell in love instead.