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"In this trident resides the power of Atlantis. If you seek my power, journey beyond the edge of the world to the hidden sea. In the wrong hands, it would bring destruction, but in the hands of the true heir. It would unite all our kingdoms, above and below."
—Atlan

Atlan's Trident, also known as the Trient of Poseidon and Trident of Neptune, is a three-pronged weapon used by the first Atlantean King Atlan. It is capable of commanding the oceans, the sea creatures, and sinking Atlantis.

History[edit | edit source]

Thousands of years ago the Deserters had made the trident from Poseidon's steel for Atlan and with that he was able to control the seas. At some point, the trident was used in an experiment, causing the sinking of Atlantis. This resulted in his exile to the Hidden Sea, where he lived out the remainder of his days. He died with the trident in hand. Since then, many have tried to claim the trident to prove themselves the rightful king of Atlantis, but to no avail and would end up the dinner of the Karathen.

The One True King[edit | edit source]

Following his participation in the battle between the Justice League and Steppenwolf, Arthur Curry and Mera had found there way to the Hidden Sea. Not only did they find Arthur's mother, Atlanna alive, but Arthur himself entered the cavern where the trident was kept. He would then have a brief skirmish with the massive Karathen, only to use his ability to speak with sea life in order for her to back off and let him try to obtain the trident. When placing his hand on the trident for a moment, Arthur pulled the weapon from Atlan's lifeless grasp and proved he was indeed worthy of wielding such a weapon.

Arthur, now wielding the true might of the trident, returned to the oceans with the Karathen on his side, as well as commanding all other manners of sea life, including the Trench, to attack the Atlantean military led by his half-brother Orm. It would be soon after that Orm managed to get both himself and Arthur up to the surface, where their final confrontation commenced on the hull of an Atlantean warship. Orm and Arthur exchanged blows with their tridents, but eventually, Arthur stood victorious, while Orm was left both defenseless and at the mercy of his brother. Following the people bearing witness to the fight, they hailed Arthur as their rightful king.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Justice League interviews, Jason Momoa has stated that the weapon he uses in the film is not the real Trident of Neptune, but actually a "quindent" on the grounds it has five points, rather than three. He has stated that Aquaman will gain the actual Trident in the Aquaman film.

See Also[edit | edit source]


Aquaman universe
Media Aquaman | Untitled Aquaman film
Characters Arthur Curry/Aquaman | Mera | Thomas Curry | Atlanna | Nuidis Vulko | Stephen Shin | Ricou | Rina | Scales | Atlan | Karathen | Brine King | Nereus
Enemies Ocean Master | Black Manta | Jesse Kane | Trench | Murk | Orvax Marius
Miscellaneous Atlantis | Xebel | Atlanna's Trident | Atlantean | Fisherman | Fisherman Kingdom | Council of Kings | The Trench Kingdom | The Brine | The Missing Kingdom | Men-of-War | Mera's Crown | Atlantean Armor | Atlantean Skinsuit | Arthur's Royal Armor | Amnesty Bay | Curry Lighthouse | Atlan's Trident | Aquaman Suit | Mera's Royal Armor | Orvax's Trident | Ocean Master Suit | Black Manta's Knives | Black Manta Suit | The Deserter Kingdom
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