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(Retired/formerly Black Manta of MySpace, '09,'10,'11. First BM on Selective adds. I do no more roleplays.) "You're fish. Fish come out of the water and they die."

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The boy who would become Black Manta was an autistic youth 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. 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, 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

The fearsome, 6'4" 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 man, which is why he called himself Black Manta, 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, but this goal was revealed to be a ruse he used to trick Cal Durham into following him. His true main goals were defeating Aquaman and gaining power for himself.

Finally, Manta killed Arthur Curry, Jr., Aquaman's son, which left Aquaman in a depression but also obessed with getting revenge against Black Manta .

Black Manta later sold his soul to the demon Neron in exchange for more power, and transformed into a Manta/Man hybrid. He took to wearing a new costume that completely covered his appearance, and inexplicably stopped tormenting Aquaman and instead indulged in drug smuggling from his new base in Star City. Here, he was opposed by Green Arrow and Aquaman.

In a later confrontation, Aquaman, sporting the Lady of the Lake's Healing Hand, reversed Neron's alterations to Black Manta, and rewired Manta's afflicted brain, making him normal for the first time in his life. Unfortunately, Manta remained a violent criminal, lulling Aquaman into a false sense of partnership and almost killing the Sea King in the process.

In later events, Black Manta was used as a test subject to make water breathers, using genetic manipulation. This succeeded and since then Black Manta has returned to the oceans to face Aquaman once again.

He was thought to be killed by Aquaman in anger, after causing a disturbance in Sub Diego in which Captain Marley was severely injured. Aquaman summoned various predatory sea-life to attack Black Manta and left him for dead. He reappeared, however, during the battle with Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime. One year later, he took over Sub Diego but was forced to flee when King Shark bit off his face. He can be seen as a member of Libra's Secret Society of Super Villains.

During the Brightest Day storyline, Black Manta is seen working in a fish market. When the local news and his customers revel in the return of Aquaman, Manta leaps over the counter and kills them with his knife. Black Manta is later seen burning a shorefront house to the ground and walking into the ocean. He immediately leaps out wearing his Black Manta costume and yelling "Aquaman."

Black Manta is seen later at Thomas Curry, Aquaman's father's tombstone, where he is approached by Siren and her Death Squad after demolishing the tombstone. The Death Squad began fighting Black Manta but before the fight can get too far along, Siren stops them. She tells Black Manta that they need to work together to find his son, as she makes a hard water image of Jackson Hyde. Black Manta and Siren track down Jackson and attempts to kill his foster father. Jackson (using his ability to create hard water constructs) defends his foster father, but cannot stop Black Manta from shooting a trident-shaped dart at his foster father. Aquaman then arrives on the scene blocking and crushing the dart. Black Manta prepares to face his old nemesis again. During the battle, Aquaman pulls Jackson and his foster father to safety from Black Manta and Siren.

After Jackson learns the truth behind his origin, Aquaman and Jackson (now calling himself Aqualad) are ambushed by Siren and the Xebel soldiers. The fight continues onto the beach where innocent citizens get caught in the crossfire. As Aquaman was about to strike back at Siren, Black Manta sprung from the water and severed Aquaman's right hand. Jackson attacks his father and berates him for siding with the people who killed his own wife, only for Black Manta to throw Jackson to the ground and coldly states that both he and his mother mean nothing to him. When Black Manta is about to impale his son with one of his blades, Mera arrives with Aquagirl, who saves Jackson by strike Black Manta's square in the face. Jackson and Mera are able to work together to seal Black Manta, Siren and the rest of the invaders away in the Bermuda Triangle, Black Manta vowed to get his son, Jackson.
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Characters: Black Manta
Verses: DC since 2005
Length: Multi Para, Novella
Genre: Comic,
Member Since:May 27, 2011

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[Thank you for the add. It is appreciated. It also is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. I just wanted to stop by to say hello. If you want to discuss a possible storyline or connection feel free to message me. I prefer to keep OCC inbox if possible. I do have a set of rules if you would be so kind to check them out. Rules I also will be sure to read and sign yours if you have them.]
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