Garth was an amphibious humanoid who was left to die because of ancient superstition and prophecy. Born with Purple Eyes, his Ocean living people believed he would cause the destruction of them all. Unable to bring themselves to murder the infant, they went about Abandoning the new born Garth to die in the Oceans. However, he was found and adopted by Aqua - man, King and Ruler of the Seven Seas. Both Athur "Aqua Man" and his wife Mera cared for him as if he was their own son.
Like his adoptive "Father" Garth had the ability to breath in water and on land. Also like Aqua-man, Garth or Aqua-lad had telepathic power of all Sea dwelling creatures. He was extremely strong whilst in water, and for a limited time he would be stronger than the average human out of the water. However, Like Aqua-man, he needed to have access to water so to help renew his strength.
|GARTH, PRINCE OF ATLANTIS|
Whilst still young, he joined forces with Robin and Kid Flash. Originally dubbed " The Junior Justice League " he went onto to be a founding member of THE TEEN TITANS.
Garth enjoyed his time with the Titans, however his reliance on Water did cause him problems on missions away from the Oceans...... and Like his mentor AQUA-MAN, Aqua Lad found balancing his life as a Prince of the Seas and an adventurer difficult.
|AQUA - LAD MORE AT HOME IN THE SEA.|
He would later discover more about his birth and the true nature of his powers........ BUT that is a story for another time.