Real Name: Aquon
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Microverse - Oceania) humanoid mutate
Occupation: Leader of the mer-humans
Group Membership: None;
Affiliations: Leviathans, Bug, Prince Pharoid, Arcturus Rann, Marionette, Time Traveler
Enemies: Baron Karza, DeGrayde
Known Relatives: Coral (sister), Tybalt (father), unnamed mother
Base of Operations: Oceania, Homeworld, Microverse
First Appearance: Micronauts I#30 (June, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Aquon was a normal person with excellent swimming skills. After being mutated into a mer-human, he gained a fish-like tail and fins on other parts of his body. He could breathe underwater using newfound gills, and had developed telepathic abilities, including communication and mind control over Oceania's giant sea creatures called leviathans.
(Micronauts I#30 (fb)) - Tybalt and his people defied Baron Karza's rule and crossed one of Homeworld's molecular bridges to Oceania, which was almost entirely covered by water. Tybalt took his children with him, Coral and Aquon, with him where they established a floating city that never stayed in the one spot called Seazone. Over the years, Coral would play with Aquon until she saw him one day go into the water guided by a Time Traveler and disappear beneath the waves.
(Micronauts I#31 (fb)) - The Time Traveler transformed Aquon into a mer-human and gave him one of the Enigma Keys to provide a path for his people's survival, telling him of an impending disaster for Oceania. Aquon later began kidnapping the residents of Seazone using the giant sea creatures called leviathans and transforming each one into a mer-human using the Enigma Key.
(Micronauts I#30) - The Micronauts hunted for an Enigma Key on Oceania, but were attacked by a leviathan, which captured Arcturus Rann and Marionette and brought them before Aquon. The mer-human then told the two Micronauts of his plan to transform all those in Seazone. Rann and Marionette recognized his key as one of the Enigma Keys.
(Micronauts I#31) - Coral led an attack with the dolphin riders into the depths, including Bug and Prince Pharoid, although the assault was impeded because of the leviathans under Aquon's control. Aquon encountered Coral, who at last understood what had happened and called her brother a traitor, rejecting his offers of salvation through transformation. However, they watched Seazone fall into the sea with all surviving people in the water changed into mer-humans by Aquon wielding the Enigma Key. Coral fiercely resisted and so she, Bug, Pharoid, Rann and Marionette were restored to their respective humanoid forms. Aquon realized that his mission to save the people of Oceania had been accomplished and so gave the Enigma Key to Rann to help the Micronauts in their quest for the Enigma Force. Their quarrel over, Aquon was ready to take in his sister but he instead watched her depart to reconcile her guilt.
(Micronauts I#52) - For their resistance, Baron Karza used the Sunscope to destroy the people of Seazone, boiling the mer-humans alive and drying it so that there was no water left. Lady Coral, the only one not mutated, was the only survivor, hidden on what had once been a small island in a vast ocean. As Karza and DeGrayde left the genocide, Coral found her dead brother and swore vengeance.
Comments: Created by Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (pencils) and Danny Bulanadi (inks).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
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Aquon used the legendary giant sea creatures dubbed leviathans to capture the people above the surface and bring them under the sea to be transformed into mer-humans. One armor-plated leviathan in the form of a giant pink whale attacked the Micronauts skimming on the surface which used its power horn to drain the power from their vessel. It took Rann and Marionette below where the two were then transferred into the transparent belly of a giant octopus that held fresh air. Coral's later undersea attack was thwarted by a mass advance of numerous leviathans, including huge jellyfish, rays, fish and crustaceans. They were later all killed when Karza turned the Sunscope on Oceania to boil all the water away.
--Micronauts I#30 (31,52
Micronauts I#30, p21, pan6 (main image)
Micronauts I#31, p11, pan1 (head shot)
Micronauts I#30, p18, pan3 (diving pre-transformation)
Micronauts I#30, p20, pan4 (whale leviathan)
Micronauts I#30 (June, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick(pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#31 (July, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#52 (May, 1983) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Butch Guice (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 08/22/09
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