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  • Black Manta
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  • Black Manta is an enemy of Aquaman.
  • Black Manta is a member of Toyman's Marionette Ventures team. He is assigned by Toyman to kill Aquaman.
  • His lethal high-tech suit allows him to survive underwater and adapt to any number of situations with an arsenal of destructive weaponry. Despite his prominence, Manta remains an enigmatic figure, his identity and his origins kept secret. The motivation for his villainy is a deep-seated hatred for the sea due to a personal vendetta against Aquaman. He has also been a member of O.G.R.E., the Injustice League and the Secret Society of Super-Villains. Black Manta was created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy, first appearing in Aquaman #35 (1967).
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  • Black Manta is a supervillain in the DC comics and the archenemy of Aquaman.
  • Black Manta es un villano que aparece en Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
  • As an adult, this man would design a costume (primarily a black wetsuit with bug-eyed helmet that was able to shoot blasting rays from its eyes) and fashioned a high-tech submersible inspired by manta rays. Taking the name Black Manta, he and his masked army would became a force to be reckoned with. The fearsome Black Manta and Aquaman battled repeatedly over the next several years. His main goal was to defeat Aquaman and gain power for himself through the conquest of Atlantis. In late 1977, Black Manta kills Arthur Curry, Jr., Aquaman's son, which left Aquaman obsessed with revenge.
  • Aquaman, like most heroes, has always emerged victorious in his battles with his costumed foes. But, moreso than almost any other hero, Aquamn's victories have been pyrrhic; he has paid dearly for his triumphs. His battle with Charybdis cost him his hand; his contest with the Shark cost him the throne of Atlantis; his ongoing struggle with the Ocean Master, his own brother, continually costs him his peace of mind. But no other villain has cost Aquaman more than the engimatic Black Manta.
  • The boy who would become Black Manta was a severely autistic young boy who grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and loved to play by the sea. As a youth he was kidnapped and forced to work on a ship for an unspecified amount of time and was also taken advantage of. At one point he apparently saw Aquaman with his dolphin friends and tried to signal him for help but was not seen. Finally, he was forced to defend himself, killing one of his tormentors on the ship with a knife. Hating the emotionless sea (and Aquaman, who he saw as its representative), the boy was determined to become its master.
  • Black Manta has a real name, however no body knows it. So in order to tell this story properly, he will be refereed to as... Chuck. Chuck was an employee at a Sea World near a beach in Florida, where he swam as a performing diver with the whale named Shamu (known to children as Shampoo). Chuck was also a brilliant inventor who used all kinds of high tech equipment to make advanced exhibits for the animals to live in. He was actually a very successful Sea World employee. Unfortunately for him, Aquaman hated Sea World because they captured sea animals and showed them off as exhibits to the public. One night, Chuck was cleaning when Aquaman snuck in and attacked. Chuck was bombarded with water balls and fell before the mighty power of Aquaman (that's pretty sad). Aquaman freed Shamu and broug
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Nombrereal
  • Black Manta
Habilidades
  • *Superfuerza
  • *Buceo
  • *VisiĆ³n de Calor
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  • Black Manta
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  • Prophecy
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  • Supervillain, Pirate, Complete Monster
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Goals
  • Kill Aquaman and rule the seas
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  • Enhanced strength and endurance, high intelligence, expert combatant, mechanical enginering
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Status
  • Alive
Appearance
Affiliation
Actor
Name
  • Black Manta
  • Devil Ray
Abilities
  • Skilled Combatant
  • Expert Engineer
  • Skilled Swimmer
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  • Black Manta
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  • Manta
  • Black Manta
Hobby
  • Tormenting his archenemy, Aquaman, killing people
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  • David
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  • #504F4F
Real Name
  • Unknown
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  • 250
Occupation
  • Supervillain, pirate
Fullname
  • David
Details
  • - For more on Devil Ray see article at DCAU Wiki
  • Devil Ray first appeared on the cartoon Justice League Unlimited. Devil Ray was intended to be Black Manta, Aquaman's archnemesis from the DC Comics, but his name had to be changed for this show due to copyright issues. Devil Ray was a supervillain recruited by Grodd into his Legion of Doom. He was a resilient fighter and ruthless killer, who took great pleasure and pride in his heinous work.
Gender
  • Male
Race
  • Human
Creator
  • Bob HaneyNick Cardy
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  • Aquaman, like most heroes, has always emerged victorious in his battles with his costumed foes. But, moreso than almost any other hero, Aquamn's victories have been pyrrhic; he has paid dearly for his triumphs. His battle with Charybdis cost him his hand; his contest with the Shark cost him the throne of Atlantis; his ongoing struggle with the Ocean Master, his own brother, continually costs him his peace of mind. But no other villain has cost Aquaman more than the engimatic Black Manta. In the Black Manta's first recorded battle with Aquaman, in the 35th issue of the first run of Aquaman's own comic, he was already a foe known to Aquaman. In that issue, Black Manta and the Ocean Master fought for the right to kill their common foe. One wonders why they did not combine forces; after all, the Sea King would have been just as dead. But their squabble allowed Aquaman to triumph over them both. Aquaman next encountered Black Manta during the year-long storyline where Mera had been kidnapped by unknown assailants, and Aquaman undertook a quest to find her. His search led him to a strange undersea civilization where Black Manta was worshipped as a kind of "wise man". Manta had nothing to do with Mera's abduction, but he responded to Aquaman's intrusion by ordering his worshippers to destroy Aquaman. The peaceful denizens failed to do so; Aquaman continued his quest. (AQUAMAN #42) Aquaman battled the Black Manta briefly during the time when his place on the throne of Atlantis was usurped by Karshon, who was secretly the Shark in disguise. The Shark enlisted the aid of several of Aquaman's old enemies to discredit him in the eyes of the Atlanteans, among them Ocean Master and the Fisherman as well as Manta. But when next the Sea King and the Black Manta met in battle, it cost Aquaman dearly. It was in this adventure that Black Manta revealed his true face to Aquaman, and the fact that he was indeed black. Most of his henchmen were also African-Americans. Racism was not his motive--there is no profit in prejudice--but Manta felt that blacks, oppressed on the surface for so long, would fight well for the chance to rule below the waves. During this battle, Manta captured Aquaman's year-old son and imprisoned him in a bubble of air, forcing Aquaman and Aqualad to fight like gladiators for the boy's life. Seeing no alternative, Aquaman truly fought to kill Aqualad to save his son. The duo soon overpowered Manta's guards and defeated the villain, but too late to save Arthur Jr; the boy had suffocated in his bubble of air. Aqualad's confidence and friendship in Aquaman were shaken to their foundations by his efforts to kill him to save his son; and the tragic death of their child marked the beginning of the end of Aquaman and Mera's marriage. But in spite of all this, Aquaman could not bring himself to exact the ultimate penalty on Black Manta. (ADVENTURE COMICS #452/AQUAMAN #57) The real Black Manta did not appear in the comics for many years afterward--although a robot in his image, created by the Ocean Master, battled Aquaman in ADVENTURE COMICS #477-478. This robot was a testament to Ocean Master's robotic talents; Aquaman could not tell it from the real murderer of his son. Black Manta's next appearance was, of all places, CAPTAIN ATOM #29. Manta had found some alien weaponry left over from the Invasion and captured ships to test it out on before unleashing it on Aquaman. Captain Atom soon put an end to these plans. Black Manta was the antagonist in the first six issues of Aquaman's 1991-92 series, operating behind the scenes for the first four issues and attacking Aquaman directly in the next two. He attempted to destroy everything Aquaman embraced, all the while taunting him with the fact that Manta had slain Aquaman's son. They met in final battle aboard Manta's ship; Manta stabbed Aquaman vitally and fled the ship, only to be attacked by surgeon fish whose razor-sharp fins opened his containment suit and let the sea in. It has not been revealed how Manta survived this encounter; but it is suspected that, as he floated in the depths on the verge of death, he was approached by a certain demon and made an offer he could not refuse. He next appeared in SUPERBOY (current series) #20, in a new and horrible form, more manta than man. While this new Manta did not come out and say so, he hinted that he had been transformed by Neron, the demon who empowered DC villains in the UNDERWORLD: UNLEASHED series. Black Manta next appeared in AQUAMAN (current series) #29-30. In his new, mutated form, he set himself up as guardian of the deepest trench on the ocean floor. When the Sea Devils discovered this trench, they asked Aquaman to investigate it. Doing so, Aquaman was drawn into battle with Black Manta; their struggle took them to the very bottom of the trench, where they found the corpse of an antedilluvian leviathan--a corpse not vacated by its soul, and longing for company. Aquaman left Manta there, and returned to the surface. It is also worthy of note that Black Manta, of all Aquaman's villains, has enjoyed the most exposure on television. He was a regular villain on the "Aquaman" cartoon series of the late 1960s; and appeared in three different incarnations of the popular "Super Friends" program.
  • As an adult, this man would design a costume (primarily a black wetsuit with bug-eyed helmet that was able to shoot blasting rays from its eyes) and fashioned a high-tech submersible inspired by manta rays. Taking the name Black Manta, he and his masked army would became a force to be reckoned with. The fearsome Black Manta and Aquaman battled repeatedly over the next several years. During one of these clashes,it was revealed that Black Manta was actually an African American, whose stated objective at one point was for black people to be dominant in the ocean after having been oppressed for so long on dry land; even if it was a ruse to gain more followers. His main goal was to defeat Aquaman and gain power for himself through the conquest of Atlantis. In late 1977, Black Manta kills Arthur Curry, Jr., Aquaman's son, which left Aquaman obsessed with revenge.
  • The boy who would become Black Manta was a severely autistic young boy who grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and loved to play by the sea. As a youth he was kidnapped and forced to work on a ship for an unspecified amount of time and was also taken advantage of. At one point he apparently saw Aquaman with his dolphin friends and tried to signal him for help but was not seen. Finally, he was forced to defend himself, killing one of his tormentors on the ship with a knife. Hating the emotionless sea (and Aquaman, who he saw as its representative), the boy was determined to become its master. As an adult, he designed a costume (primarily a black wetsuit with bug-eyed helmet that was able to shoot blasting rays from its eyes) and fashioned a high-tech submersible inspired by black manta rays. Taking the name Black Manta, he and his masked army became a force to be reckoned with, engaging in at least one clash with Aquaman previous to his first appearance as a rival to the Ocean Master. He also joined the short-lived Injustice League.
  • Black Manta is an enemy of Aquaman.
  • Black Manta is a member of Toyman's Marionette Ventures team. He is assigned by Toyman to kill Aquaman.
  • His lethal high-tech suit allows him to survive underwater and adapt to any number of situations with an arsenal of destructive weaponry. Despite his prominence, Manta remains an enigmatic figure, his identity and his origins kept secret. The motivation for his villainy is a deep-seated hatred for the sea due to a personal vendetta against Aquaman. He has also been a member of O.G.R.E., the Injustice League and the Secret Society of Super-Villains. Black Manta was created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy, first appearing in Aquaman #35 (1967).
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  • Black Manta is a supervillain in the DC comics and the archenemy of Aquaman.
  • Black Manta has a real name, however no body knows it. So in order to tell this story properly, he will be refereed to as... Chuck. Chuck was an employee at a Sea World near a beach in Florida, where he swam as a performing diver with the whale named Shamu (known to children as Shampoo). Chuck was also a brilliant inventor who used all kinds of high tech equipment to make advanced exhibits for the animals to live in. He was actually a very successful Sea World employee. Unfortunately for him, Aquaman hated Sea World because they captured sea animals and showed them off as exhibits to the public. One night, Chuck was cleaning when Aquaman snuck in and attacked. Chuck was bombarded with water balls and fell before the mighty power of Aquaman (that's pretty sad). Aquaman freed Shamu and brought him back to the sea, and all Chuck could do was watch as his whale escaped. Now the logical thing to do here would be to use the special tag implanted in the whale to track it and then have the Sea World staff retrieve it, however Chuck thought differently. Chuck decided to go out and actually face Aquaman in a battle in the water where he was at the height of his power. Chuck went out in a diver suit and brought one of Sea World's harpoons (yes, Sea World does use harpoons) and searched for Aquaman and his missing whale. After being out for a week, Chuck eventually found Aquaman. However when he engaged him in combat, he learned all about Aquaman's ability to swim at super fast speed and summon fish. Chuck was quickly defeated and left at sea for dead, fortunately the tide washed him back to Sea World, where he was forced into a long meeting with his bosses.
  • Black Manta es un villano que aparece en Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
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