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Aqualad
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Published: October 3, 2012
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I don’t watch Young Justice, but I did happen to catch an episode featuring a character I thought was Black Manta, only to have him take off his helmet and reveal the Hottest Man In The Universe. Who, in turn, was later revealed to be Aqualad. Aqualad. Worst name + worst mentor = coolest guy? I don’t know, maybe it’s like two negatives making a positive or something.
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OnionThing's avatar
OnionThing| Digital Artist
A shame this show went away. Aqualad is just so menacing but alluring in this picture. I love the shading as well.
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mikeewow23|Student General Artist
Aqualad is the coolest being ever. You drew him so perfectly ahh.
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Demcalor's avatar
Aqualad's actually Black Manta's son... but you most likely knew that by now. And it's ironic, that Black manta's son serves Aquaman, who has his own son killed by Black Manta. The irony is so thick, it's thicker than blood.
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SunCat0|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't watch young justice either but this is so cool,
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ariel025|Professional Digital Artist
I think your art style would be great choice for the Young Justice animation.
And this great image of Aqualad proves it. I am a dummy! 
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DrKamiKaze2|Hobbyist Digital Artist
he was a an awesome character in the show throughout. You drew him so well
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LeoN1981|Student Writer
Aquaman is a great mentor; that whole 'talking to fish' thing was reconted to 'telepathically dominating sea animals to do his bidding'.  He is nearly as strong as Superman, and has the advantage if the battle goes under water.  The King of Atlantis also has access to an arsenal of techno-magical weapons, and an army of soldiers, scientists, and sorcerers.

He's a very misused character.

Kaldor'am (Aqualad) is a pretty cool.  In the first season of Young Justice he was The Team's field leader, but in the second season it's revealed that he's on a deep-cover mission to infiltrate Black Manta's organization, under the justifications that Black Manta was Kaldor's father and that Kaldor's love (Tula/Aqualass) had died on a mission for The Team.

I agree that 'Aqualad' is probably the worst name (outside the Legion of Superheroes' Matter-Eater Boy), and he's outgrown the costume in the series finale, but he's still a pretty cool character.  I would have liked to have seen more of him in Season 3, but, alas, DC Animated and/or Cartoon Network decided to not renew for a third season.
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TheGothicWriter|Student General Artist
Fantastic.
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BlueMtnDew|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my lord, I can't believe I just found this artwork. He's My favorite character!
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annafuru's avatar
Dat stare! *___*
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stimp24|Student Digital Artist
i watch the show all the time with my little brother but then i heard it was cancelled :( (Sad) 
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hlwar's avatar
Young Justice was a good show, killed off before it's prime. Great artwork! I love the expression you managed to capture!! You've done "rogue Aqualad" justice. Clap 
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LittleBlackSparrow|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Evil looks good on him.
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Omnipotrent's avatar
Favorite character
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MokMonster|Professional Digital Artist
Dope
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kiknos's avatar
draw more of him please
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Hottest guy in the universe doesn't even begin to cover it. Just watched the first couple of episodes, and this man is, well damn, like I said, doesn't begin to cover it. Love this pic, great job! :D
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Kaedegirl|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ishdaihfehadoaehaije o thank you!!! thank you so much! he is sexy as hell!!!!!!!
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Walis|Hobbyist General Artist
I laugh out loud every time I read this description. I like this, though. Very brooding.
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What-the-Gaff|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aquaman is actually doing surprisingly well in comics these days, but your confusion is still understandable. Young Justice really is one of DC's smartest animated shows ever.
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Mifune013|Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't Aqualad later become Tempest who goes around kicking ass and taking names. Also, is significantly more powerful than the guy he sidekicks for.
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What-the-Gaff|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aqualad Garth does, but Aqualad Kaldur is a lot more interesting regardless.
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