Who Is Mera? All You Need to Know About Aquaman’s Girlfriend Played by Amber Heard Before DC’s Premiere


As most of you know from Justice League, Amber Heard is playing Mera, a warrior of Atlantis who uses hydrokinesis to control water. However, with the upcoming premiere of a solo-movie for Aquaman, Nexter.org decided to tell more about this red-headed character.

By the way, ‘Aquaman’ will be in theaters December 14th.

Who is Mera?

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Mera is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Originally portrayed as a supporting character to her husband, the superhero Aquaman, modern writers have traditionally emphasized Mera’s own superhuman physical strength and magical power to control water, portraying her as a powerful superhero in her own right.

In recent years, Mera has even featured as a member of DC Comics’ flagship superhero team, the Justice League. Mera’s storylines have also portrayed mental breakdown faced with crippling loss and explored her attempts at coping with lasting anger and rage.

In the feature films of the DC Extended Universe, actress Amber Heard portrayed Mera in Justice League, and reprised the role in Aquaman.

Powers and abilities

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Mera has the unique ability to form “hard water” objects, as well as super strength and powers related to her adaptation to living under water. She has been shown to be powerful enough to control, albeit briefly, huge amounts of water, enough to pull an entire army out to sea. Due to her intended role as an infiltrator and a killer, Mera received extensive training in Xebel, becoming a formidable opponent on her own.


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Earlier stories placed some limits on Mera’s abilities, such as susceptibility to lead. However, her main weakness was her struggle with mental insanity, made more apparent after A.J.’s death.

Once suspected to be the lingering effect of the psychotic breakdown suffered for the loss of her only son, with Mera blaming Arthur for his shortcomings, it has later been revealed to be the byproduct of the torn loyalties between her duties towards Xebel and her love for Arthur, and the full knowledge that Black Manta actually hated her (for hiding Jackson from him) more than Aquaman himself, and thus having to hide her responsibilities in the events.


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Mera is the former Queen of Dimension Aqua (Xebel), Queen of Atlantis, and wife of DC Comics superhero Aquaman. Mera also has a twin sister named Hila.

In her first chronological appearance, Mera is shown to be fleeing the criminal Leron, who seized control of her kingdom, when she arrives on Earth and meets Aquaman and Aqualad, who vows to help her. Leron captures them, imprisoning Aquaman and Mera in Dimension Aqua. Aided by the water spirit known as Quisp, Aquaman manages to free Mera and defeats Leron.

Mera abdicates the throne of Xebel to Queen V’lana, and returns to Atlantis to marry Aquaman. Soon after, they had a son named Arthur Curry, Jr., also known as Aquababy.

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However,  the movie will portrait the beginning of their relationships and the further events we may see much later.


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