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Why are we shown the book "The Dunwich Horror" in the opening scenes of Aquaman?

The film is actually very inspired by Lovecraftian works (as is, apparently, James Wan in general). The most "obvious" one is perhaps the creatures of the Trench (much more than the monster ...
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How did Aquaman get his tattoos?

There is no in universe explanation how Aquaman got his tattoos. It was director Zack Snyder's idea of getting the character tattooed. Regarding Aquaman's skin being bullet proof, he is not ...
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Why do some Atlanteans need water breathing suits?

It's class/genetically based. Here's an excerpt from an article i found. While it involves genetics, it also seems to be a matter of class standing. Through the film's dialogue, it's explained only ...
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What are the rest of seven underwater kingdoms?

Copy-pasting my answer to What are the Seven Kingdoms in Aquaman? on SFF: Atlantis. No need to explain that one, I think. Xebel, ruled by King Nereus. IIRC Xebel isn't shown in the movie. The Trench, ...
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Why are we shown the book "The Dunwich Horror" in the opening scenes of Aquaman?

"But no. Aquaman was visually very beautiful and a fine film but there was no Lovecraftian horror I could discern." Well everyone has their opinion, but CBR, strongly disagrees with you. ...
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Why did Mera use Aquaman as source of water?

In most works of fiction, Atlanteans are weakened while out of water. This includes DC Comics' Atlanteans. As said in the comics' description of Mera on the DC Comics wiki : Prolonged exposure in an ...
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Was the submarine attack genuine?

It was stated in film itself that Orn made Black Manta steal a submarine and then use that to stage a fake attack from humans. It was the same submarine incident where Black Manta lost his father due ...
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How did the submarine get past Atlantis's defenses?

It wasn't in Atlantis proper. As far as I understood, this was a place where people from the different kingdoms could meet up. After Atlantis had sank into the ocean it was split into seven kingdoms, ...
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Is Aquaman (2018) before or after Justice League (2017)?

According to Producer Charles Roven at Warner Brothers, Aquaman takes place after Justice League. James [Wan] definitely knows where he’s going with [Aquaman], and that movie takes place in a ...
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Why did the pirate team not put on their re-breather units?

While it is true that their gear (scuba/re-breather suits) would have helped them breathe for a while, it was not a viable long term solution. Eventually they would have run out of oxygen. Even before ...
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What are the rest of seven underwater kingdoms?

While there is quite a bit we do not know about the fictional fantasy world of Atlantis, we have been told that Atlantis split into 7 kingdoms. Four specifically mentioned in the movie, three to ...
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What was Aquaman's motivation for killing Black Manta's father?

Actually, he didn't kill him, but refused to help. Black Manta's father was trapped due to a shot from his own weapon, as seen here. His motivation for not helping was to punish him for killing ...
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How did Aquaman get his tattoos?

According to an article on Comicbook.com, director Zack Snyder came up with the idea to have Aquaman sport tattoos. "Zack [director Zack Snyder] had the idea to put the tattoos everywhere and ...
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What happened to Aquaman's suit?

From where did it come from ? Most likely, that armor was a gift from Vulko once Arthur became an adult. Although Vulko stopped visiting Arthur and teaching him combat, we do not know the exact ...
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Did the Sea-Monster serve king Atlan?

Did the Sea-Monster serve king Atlan? What suggests it doesn't? Karathen was protecting the trident for Atlan and even Atlan was the last one who she can talk to, so of course she was doing Atlan's ...
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