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Black Manta
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Vital statistics
Real name David Hyde
Alias Jackson Storm
Species Human-Atlantean Hybrid
Production details
First appearance "Paycheck"



David was born to a human slut and an Atlantean outlaw named Charybdis. His father left his mother and returned to Atlantis. He was raised by his mother until he was ten when she was killed by his father. He then killed his own father and survived on his own in the ocean until he was seventeen.

Black Manta[]

David single-handedly brought down four stingrays at the same time so he donned a costume and henchman and became the Black Manta. He attacked Atlantis and clashed with Aquaman, marking the beginning of the most glorious rivalry since Batman and the Joker.