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Weapons | Weaknesses | Trivia
Written by: Joshua W. Murcray
Arthur James Orin Howlett was born on a farm to farmer Orin Howlett and former lighthouse keeper Atlanna Curry on the eastern coast of Newfoundland, Canada
Years later, Atlantis, recovering from The Quake, takes the event as a sign that their true king was to be revealed to them. A dedicated and almost religious group of government officials create a task force, called Deep Six, to find and bring their lost king home
Deep Six, using old manuscripts and legends, come across a possible location for the birth of their lost king. Somewhere on the coast of what land-dwellers call Newfoundland
Deep Six locates the Howlett Farm where they are greeted by their lost king, Orin Howlett and his wife, Atlanna Curry. Orin rejects their offer to return to Atlantis, as it would mean leaving his family. Deep Six is about to leave when they see Arthur watching them from the corn field. At first Orin tries to stop them from getting to Arthur, and a fight ensues. It is Arthur who breaks up the fight when his claws manifest for the first time, in defense of his father. Deep Six immediately fall to the ground in homage to their king and Orin realizes that Arthur's claws mark him as the true king
Little else is publicly known about Trident. This artist sketch based on accounts tells us he is a tall, muscular man with wavy, white hair and a thick, white beard. If this is true, he has changed dramatically since he left his fathers farm.
His left hand seems to be missing and ends in a stump covered over in what looks to be an ornate silver and gold.
His pants are multi-hued with burnished yellow-gold, deep sea green, and black stripes.
While he does not wear a shirt, his tattoos are of black stripes, and he wears a large shark tooth around his neck.
But it is his claws that attract the most attention. Reports indicate he can retract these sharp claws back into his hand(s). While this image seems to show they are extremely long, it is believed that is just an extravagance on the part of the stories. Those in the scientific field believe that if he can retract them as stated, then they cannot be any longer than the distance from his elbow to his wrist, placing them at an approximate 12-inches.
What is known about this man is that he lives in the ocean. Fishermen, illegal poachers, pirates, and those shipwrecked have seen him so far out in the oceans that there is no way someone could be out there safely unless they could swim and breathe underwater.
When he has been seen on land it is either off the eastern coast of the United Protectorates of North America or in the company of The T.I.T.A.N.S., and they will not comment.
Atlantean Biological Adaptation
Amphibious Naturey - Animal Empath
Retractable Bone Claws: Trident's skeleton includes six retractable foot-long bone claws, three in each arm, that are housed beneath the skin and muscle of his forearms. Trident can, at will, release these slightly curved claws through his skin between the knuckles on each hand. The bone claws are naturally sharp and tougher than normal human bone, allowing them to penetrate most flesh and many natural materials. Trident can unsheathe any number of his claws at once, although he needs to keep his wrists straight at the moment his claws pass from his forearms into his hands. When unsheathed, the claws are entirely within his forearms, allowing him to bend his wrists when they are extended.
Echolocation - Energy-Heat Resistance - Enhanced Hearing - Enhanced Sense of Smell - Enhanced Senses - Enhanced Vision
Foreign Chemical Immunity: Trident's natural healing also affords him virtual immunity to poisons, viruses, diseases, and most drugs. For example, it is extremely difficult for him to become intoxicated from alcohol. It can be accomplished with extraordinary amounts of alcohol, and even then the entire cycle of intoxication and hangover can be completed in mere minutes. Trident's healing factor has cured him of the mystical curse of lycanthropy after he had been bitten and turned into a werewolf, and from vampirism; though it should be noted that the time it took to cure the werewolf curse was longer than the time it took to cure him of vampirism.
Regenerative Healing Factor
Superhuman Agility - Superhuman Durability - Superhuman Reflexes - Superhuman Speed - Superhuman Stamina - Superhuman Strength
Superhuman Equilibrium: Trident possesses the ability to achieve a state of perfect equilibrium in any position imaginable. He seems able to feel comfortable even while floating upside down or at an angle.
Telepathic Resistance: Trident has stated he is resistant to telepathic probing from telepaths, even ones as good as Onyx.
Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced)
Martial Arts - Master Swimmer - Multilingual
Trident of Neptsidon: An indestructible trident that, according to legend, was forged by Neptsidon, the god of The Blue, or World Ocean. This Trident can only be wielded by the true emperor of the World Ocean. The Trident gives its bearer the ability to control the oceans, the tides, the weather, and the command of all sea life. When used correctly, Trident can increase his speed underwater by creating a strong current pushing him along.
Nthbranium: The rare metal can easily pierce his skin and prolonged contact can cause skin degradation.
Heightened Senses: While his senses are superhumanly heightened, this can cause problems. A thunderclap could damage his sensitive hearing, noxious fumes could damage his sense of smell, etc.
Water Deprivation: Trident must return to water after a period of time or he will weaken. This is new since he became emperor and may be associated with the oaths as emperor of the Atlantean Empire.
(Physical Features/Speaking Voice/Likely Vocabulary/Characteristics/Mannerisms)
Physical Attributes: Trident has animal-like canine teeth. His skin is almost as white as his hair. Probably due to lack of sunlight at the depths that he resides.
Correction: His claws DO retract, and they really are as long as they appear in the image. When retracted, all three claws, angled to look like one single spike, stick out the back of the elbow.
Voice: If this becomes a cartoon, the voice of Trident should be done by Joe Ochman.