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Atlanna's Quindent is an Atlantean weapon originally wielded by Atlanna. The quindent was passed on to her son, Orin, as a child when his mother was forced to leave him in his early life.[1]

History

Atlanna's legacy

The quindent was originally wielded by Queen Atlanna of Atlantis, who used it in battle against her enemies.

In the 1980s, a battle left Atlanna wounded and she fled, ending up on a beach where she was discovered by Thomas Curry, who nursed her back to health. During their time together, Atlanna and Thomas fell in love, and a year following their encounter, they had a son named Arthur Curry. However, Atlanna was forced to leave her son and return to Atlantis in the face of prejudice from her own people, the Atlanteans. Before she departed, Atlanna left Arthur her quindent, so he would never forget where he came from.[1]

Monitored by Lex Luthor

Aquaman on a LexCorp recording

Aquaman taking out a U.S. underwater drone with his quindent.

After being discovered in a sunken wreckage by the NSA's UUV drones, Arthur Curry used the quindent to destroy one.[2]

Rescuing the Justice League

After Steppenwolf arrived in Atlantis to steal the Mother Box entrusted to his people thousands of years ago, Arthur, after being chastised by Mera for his inaction against the New God, traveled to Gotham City, where the newly formed Justice League were struggling in a battle against the Apokoliptian invader and his Parademons. When Steppenwolf used a missile from the Knightcrawler to rupture the walls beneath Gotham Harbor and unleashed its waters onto the team, Aquaman arrived, leaping in front of the wave and using the quindent's power to hold the torrent back long enough for the team to escape.

Battle of Russia

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Alongside the Justice League, Aquaman wielded the quindent during the Justice League's final battle against Steppenwolf and his Parademons, defeating Steppenwolf's army as the League fought their way to the Apokoliptian base.

Battle in the Ring of Fire

Aquaman wielded the quindent against Orm in the duel for the throne. However, he was overpowered and Orm broke the quindent into halves.

Behind the scenes

  • While typically referred to as a trident, the weapon has 5 prongs instead of 3, leading people to refer to it as a "quindent". However, Nuidis Vulko still refers to it as a trident.[3]
  • The trident is approximately 7 feet tall, with Aquaman actor Jason Momoa standing at 6'4".
  • The design of the trident is based on the Trident of Neptune.
  • In the Injustice 2 Mobile game, it can be collected as one of the five gear pieces of "Justice League Aquaman" (simply called "Trident"). When equipped, it gives him bonus critical attack chance. Regardless of whether he has it equipped, Justice League Aquaman can be seen wielding it in-game.

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