This is the sixteenth in a series of character redesigns for an imagined Wonder Woman live-action television series as produced by myself initially based off George Perez's iconic run on the Post-Crisis title. Here we have the King of Atlantis -- Arthur Curry AKA Aquaman!
I really like the idea of the Justice League playing a recurring role in a series for Wonder Woman. While she wouldn't be a member herself, Diana would forge close bonds with those who are part of the League. In my mind, the League would consist of the roster present in the Year One limited series and the person who would serve as their leader would be Aquaman. In addition to that, I wanted Aquaman to be a potential love interest. Since I wanted to keep Superman and Batman far from the series (to prove that Diana doesn't need either to bolster her popularity) I needed someone to fulfil that "first superhero crush" role for Diana. Aquaman fits that so well. The two have a brilliant chemistry in the comics and I like how Diana sees right through him. More generally, they also have similar power sets and both are of royal descent. As such, I thought it would be fun to explore the romantic tension that has been underlying between both of them in the comics within my imagined series.
Visually, Aquaman needed a makeover to work in my series. He needed something that would be more practical and realistic but would still reference his comic look. As such, I went straight for the wetsuit look. He's got a basic bodysuit with detailing that references the letter "A" and completes the look with custom water shoes and a pair of gold gauntlets. In case you're curious, the scales are mostly meant to be flat and non-realistic. It's a flat design across the wetsuit fabric rather than an actual overlaying of orange fish scales. I've also outfitted him with a trident since I figured it would look badass to have him carting it around with him. After all, when Hal gets out of line Arthur needs something sharp to poke him in the ass with.
Stay tuned for the rest of the League!
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