There are two Tridents associated with Neptune, god of the seas and the Atlanteans.
The Trident is a magical weapon that grants its wielder great power and the divine right to rule the sea. The original Trident of Neptune was forged by the cyclopes out of admantine and Neptune's own essence. It can manipulate and conjure water, as well as disperse energy in the form of bolts and forcefields. The Trident of Neptune may be used by his chosen champions, and was most recently wielded by Aquaman. The Trident beholds a vast number of magical powers such as the power to command the sea (making tidal waves or whirlpools or even making columns of water to stand on), control the weather (summoning rain or storms or creating rainbows), unleash blasts of lightning, transform living creatures into other forms, and it can also make things disappear.
The DC Universe heavily changed its continuity into the DCnU following the events of Flashpoint in 2011. This was part of an effort to make storylines more accessible to newer readers, beginning with the New 52. This new timeline combines elements from the DCU, Vertigo Universe and Wildstorm Universe while drastically changing the origins and histories of characters.
The trident is a part of a set of The Seven Treasures of Atlantis. Seven mystical relics crafted and used by the former king of the seven seas Atlan. This Trident has no supernatural powers or mystical properties other than being a symbol of Atlantean royalty, giving the user unrestricted right and lordship over the various oceans of the world. Its edge is sharp enough to rend the hide of Darkseid as well as shatter mystical obstructions fabricated by Graves's apparitions. Aquaman found it also serves as an activator for a great many devices of Atlantean craft, particularly The Maelstrom transport system built by his predecessors which require a royal scepter to work.
When the Crown of Thorns was erected by the treacherous Corum Rath; newly crowned king of Atlantis in wake of previous rulers dethroning. A rebel movement known as The Undercurrent was supported in secret by the Widowhood supported them from behind the scenes by getting the Trident back to Arthur, which he found was strengthened by the ambient mystical power in wake of Rath's untempered use of lost magics. Allowing Arthur to undo The Drift's magitek entrapment's, strengthen himself with the artifact in hand, temporarily fix Mera's breathing problem while in Atlantis. The trident itself could also discharge bolts of arcane energy with devastating effect.
- Appearances of Trident of Neptune
- Item Gallery: Trident of Neptune
- Images featuring Trident of Neptune
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