LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman - Rage of Atlantis (2018) Script

Okay, Jessica, keep it together. You got this!

(BEEPING)

Hal needed an off-road vacay, and you're a Green Lantern.

He asked you to cover his shift at the Hall of Justice, no biggie.

You are calm, collected, and in control.

(GRUNTS) (ALARM BEEPING)

RING: Calm, collected, and in control, hmm?

Shush, you! I don't remember Hal's Ring talking back to him.

That's because Green Lantern Jordan had accumulated enough Lantern points to unlock the mute button.

Ring, enable mute.

You, however, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, have not!

Looks like trouble. Oh, hi, Justice League.

Uh, I didn't touch it. I mean, I was going to touch it, but I didn't touch it, so it isn't my fault, I swear!

And everyone is looking at me, and I should shut up now!

RING: Minus five Lantern points. What for?

Don't make excuses. Not to worry, Green Lantern.

You didn't do anything wrong. This is the trouble alert.

It alerts us when... When there's trouble?

Yes, see? You're a natural at this.

LOIS: Breaking News with Lois Lane live.

(GRUNTS)

It seems trouble is exactly what we've got.

And it starts with a capital "L."

Well, Lois is many things, Batman, but I wouldn't call her trouble.

Not Lois, Superman. Look!

This is Lois Lane reporting from Area 52 at Dread Lake, where the intergalactic bounty hunter known as Lobo is on a rampage.

(GRUNTS)

(CAT YOWLING)

This is like looking for a Denebian needle in an Alterian haystack creature. (GROANS)

The now-defunct Area 52 facility was an attempt to streamline the military's overly complex secret alien technology department.

Defunct? I thought they just built that thing.

The simplification program made things much more complicated.

They moved everything to a warehouse in Rebirth, New Jersey.

(GRUNTS)

Where are you, you little Denebian slime bender? Yeah!

Lobo, a Czarnian who is super strong, super tough, and has a super potty mouth, appears to be in search of something.

There's no telling what dangerous artifact Lobo will discover.

We need to get to Dread Lake fast.

AQUAMAN: Did someone say "Lake"?

Why, that sounds like a job for Aquaman!

Aquaman, you should know that Dread Lake isn't really your...

Whoa. Sorry. Reception down here is a little spotty.

I'll see you there. Aquaman out!

(SIGHS)

Evidently, he did not get my memo about building an undersea cell tower.

We really should build an undersea cell tower down here.

The reception is horrible, Orm.

I told you, brother, I prefer to be called "Ocean Master".

Oh, sorry, Ocean Master.

Don't worry, I'll call you whatever you want.

Oh. There she is. The Aquajet!

We just detailed it for you, sire.

And a wonderful job you did, too.

You guys are great. I love being the king of you.

I almost feel bad about taking it up to the dusty old surface world.

No, no, no. Go! You're needed up there.

I'll take care of everything down here while you're gone. Again.

Aw.

(GRUNTS)

Thanks, Ormi!

It's "Ocean Master". Right. Right, right.

Although, kind of a weird nickname, seeing as I am the King of the Seven Seas and all.

But, uh, whatever.

I'm just glad we can move beyond our petty squabbles, and work to help Atlantis, nay, the world!

Together! (GROANS)

Yes, I love being a team player.

Tell Mera I'll be home for dinner. (CHUCKLES) It's great to be King.

Is it? We'll soon see.

(LAUGHS MANIACALLY)

What? Get back to work!

(DOLPHINS SQUEAKING)

All right, Aquajet, we're freshwater bound.

It's so gratifying when my friends in the Justice League have a water-based problem and they need my help.

(DOLPHINS SQUEAKING)

(WHALE SINGING)

(GRUNTS) Where are you?

You can't hide from the Main Man forever!

Yeah! (GRUNTS)

Okay, Jimmy. On me. Lois? Is this a good idea?

Pulitzers were never won with good ideas, Jimmy.

Now, come on.

Uh, isn't that the only reason they're awarded?

Lobo! Lois Lane reporting for the Daily Planet.

Argh! Paparazzi!

No, I'm a serious journalist.

If I were paparazzi, I'd have to criticize your atrocious fashion choices.

So 1983. What?

Lady, the Main Man always says, "Black is the new black!"

Well, I say, the Main Man is about to be feeling the pain, man!

Says who? Says the Justice League!

Jimmy, duck!

Pleasure to meet you, Lobo.

I am Aquaman, Master of the Seven Seas, defender of dolphins, King of Atlantis.

Wrecker of jets! Wrecker of...

Uh, I am unfamiliar with that moniker.

Let me fix that!

(WHISTLES)

So long, you Fluvian seaweed farmer!

(LAUGHS)

No, don't do that! Those are critical.

Hey! This is a custom-built vehicle, and it was just waxed!

(LAUGHS)

LOIS: It seems that Aquaman inexplicably is the first of the Justice League to arrive.

Despite the fact that we are in the desert.

Uh, farewell, mighty Aquajet, you've served your King well!

(BUTTON CHIMES) (AQUAMAN WHOOPS)

Aquaman! Lois Lane of the Daily Planet.

It looks like you really, as we professional journalists say, "Got your tail fin handed to you" by the Main Man, Lobo!

No need to worry, Miss Lane.

I'll just call for backup, using my aqua-telepathic powers to summon my fellow water creatures, here at Dread Lake.

But Dread Lake is a dry lake bed!

Well, that would be challenging then, wouldn't it?

So much for plan A, B, and C. No matter, I am still really strong.

And... Huh?

(LOBO LAUGHING) (SHRIEKING)

(THUDDING) Ow! Jeez!

That's gotta hurt!

Good golly, Miss Lane. Aquaman is really getting filleted out there!

AQUAMAN: Not in the face, not in the face!

Get out of here! (AQUAMAN BABBLING)

(LOBO LAUGHING) AQUAMAN: Help!

This is no way to treat royalty!

Yeah! A royal pain in the bleezors!

This is why you never send a fish to do a man's job.

Jimmy, tell me you're getting this. Every frame.

But what happens when Lobo gets us?

Don't panic, Jimmy. Here comes the Justice League!

It's hero time!

JESSICA: You want me to hero now, really?

In front of the whole Justice League? With everyone watching?

Come on, Green Lantern. Or you'll miss our stylish superhero landing.

Oh! Who would wanna miss that?

(YELPING)

Jimmy! Slow-mo hero entrance. Ooh, right!

Still plenty of time to get the best part!

Give yourself up now, Lobo.

You may be strong where you come from, but the yellow sun of Earth makes me the strongest...

(GROANS) (LOBO LAUGHS)

Give up? The Main Man don't give up ever!

(GRUNTS)

(GROANS) I actually felt that!

(GRUNTS)

We might need some help.

(ECHOING) Ah! I'll be out of here in a trice!

Lobo is as strong as Superman?

Great! (CHUCKLES) You got that right, Tin Man!

You're gonna have to try harder to put down the Main Man.

Maybe Batman can stop him with something from his cute little tool belt thingy.

(ALL GASP) Oh, no, she didn't.

Ha!

What? You know, his little belt of bags. It's adorable.

(GROWLS) You mean my Utility Belt! It's a convenient storage space for an assortment of tools without them getting in the way!

Would a cute little belt thingy do that?

Uh, kinda.

Maybe. You be you, Batman.

I'm sorry. I just thought... Focus!

If we want to succeed, we'll have to work together.

Everyone, on the count of three. One...

Um, well, don't wait for me!

Two... Don't screw this up.

Gotta make something big, strong.

Three!

A safe? Argh!

RING: Oh, how brave. Minus one point.

Ha! Child's play!

(CHUCKLES) Hey! Keep kicking those flippers, Mr. Jellyfish!

AQUAMAN: Uh, Jellyfish don't actually have flippers.

Mind if I take you for a spin?

(LOBO YELLING)

Superman, Cyborg, now!

(YELLS)

(GROANS)

Hey. Ah! So, this is where you've been hiding?

Come to Papa!

The show is over, right? It better be.

We hit him with everything we've got!

(ALL GASP)

If that's all you've got, you better get more.

Impossible. There's not a scratch on him!

Lantern, hit him with everything you've got.

Uh, okay.

I did it!

(TRUMPETS)

I didn't do it.

I'd love to stay and play, but I've got what I came for.

(WHISTLES)

(BOTH YELL)

So long, Justice Losers!

Quick! Before he gets away!

LOBO: Yeah! (LAUGHS)

Good riddance. What do you think he was here for?

I don't know. But whatever it is, it can't be good.

Um. Anyone seen Aquaman?

AQUAMAN: A little help, please! Don't worry. I'll save you!

Thanks, team. I'm glad you showed up. We really saved the day.

(CHUCKLES) Am I right?

Lois Lane, Daily Planet. Yes, I am aware.

How does it feel to have been humiliated by Lobo, and saved, once again, by the Justice League?

Well, I'm part of a team. A win for us all is a win for me.

So, you don't mind that the world watched the King of Atlantis run away from Lobo like a scared fish?

No, that's an unfair characterization of fish.

And, uh, I didn't run. Lois, if I may?

Aquaman is an essential member of the Justice League.

In what way? Now, well, he... Uh...

He, uh... Don't look at me. I just got here.

Aquaman's ability to talk to sea life is a critical skill.

One that I'm sure he'll use with great effectiveness, sometime in the future, when it becomes necessary.

There you have it, ladies and gentlemen.

Aquaman's teammates are 100% supportive of him, despite his overly specialized powers.

For the Daily Planet, Lois Lane is signing off.

Cut! Great stuff. Let's get back home and run this on tonight's seven o'clock.

I wouldn't worry about it, Aquaman.

Not many people watch network news anymore.

Oh, I'm not worried. Besides, we don't get cable in Atlantis.

I'm just excited we're finally all together.

How about we go somewhere to feast and celebrate?

Or, or... Or we figure out why Lobo was here in the first place.

Nothing says celebration like apple pie.

I can make you an ambrosia to make the gods weep!

Let's hit Big Belly Burger!

Allow me to cordially invite you all to Atlantis!

Where we shall celebrate my anniversary as King of the Seven Seas!

We're going to Atlantis. That is so awesome!

Road trip under the sea! I love the sea!

Friendly fishies, peaceful porpoises. No one watching you!

RING: Plus five for appropriate construct building. Bravo!

AQUAMAN: Ah, the ocean.

Home to the most interesting forms of life known to man.

Outside of you guys, I mean. (CHUCKLES)

Oh! Fishies!

Yes, fish, plants. We have everything down here.

Even froyo?

Well, no, that melts in the seawater, but we have colorful rocks.

And, uh, uh... Coral! We have coral.

Aren't coral and rocks the same thing?

(LAUGHS)

Hardly.

Is it me, or is the water changing color?

Good observation, Cyborg. Red and yellow wavelengths of light can only travel so far underwater, which is why everything looks blue and green at these depths.

Oh, that lack of solar energy is making me feel a little green.

I've got the cure for your super seasickness here in Atlantis!

Beautiful.

What's that noise? Oh, sorry, it sounds like singing.

Oh, that must be my song of arrival.

My people always like to sing a little ditty when I'm returning home.

Atlanteans really are the nicest people on the planet. Shh. Listen.

(MUSIC PLAYING) (SEAHORSE NEIGHING)

ALL: (SINGING) Our King, the King of the Seven Seas The mightiest hero is he!

He fights and swims, he swims and fights No greater a hero you'll see!

A shark, a whale, a gale No! The mightiest hero is he He fights and swims, he swims and fights The King of the ocean is he! The King of the ocean is he!

They really love you, Aquaman. What's not to love?

Who's that guy? Looks important.

AQUAMAN: King Poseidon.

In his hand is the mystical Trident of Hope.

Legend states that whosoever pulls the Trident from the statue's hand, is the rightful ruler of Atlantis.

Just like Excalibur! "Ex" what now?

JESSICA: Has anyone been able to do it?

AQUAMAN: No, it's just an old wives' tale, although the younglings can be seen trying to pull it out from time to time.

Look.

I almost got it. Mine! You got it. You've got it.

AQUAMAN: And here we are!

Uh, question. How are we gonna breathe down here?

I've developed a special Bat aqua spray that will temporarily enable us to oxygenate the water around us.

Oh, you keep a mist spray in those cute little pouches?

(SIGHS)

Welcome! Please make yourselves at home.

As my dolphin friends from the Gulf of Mexico say...

(MIMICKING DOLPHIN'S CALL)

Roughly translated, mi casa es su casa.

Arthur, you've finally returned.

Mera, so great to see you!

Who's that tall glass of water? Tall?

Aren't we all the same size, Cyborg?

This is my wife, Mera.

Wait, you're married?

I mean, of course, you're married. Aquaman talks about you all the time.

Well, I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to meet you all in person.

I've been busy perfecting my craft while Arthur has been away.

Your craft? Yes.

Not only is Mera the Queen of Atlantis, she's also a master conjuror of hard water.

Oh! Make the fish! Hard water?

Is that like hard candy? Oh, no, no. It's better.

Watch this. Mera, make the fish!

(LAUGHS EXCITEDLY)

Isn't that amazing?

Oh, my God! How did you do that?

Magic. With my aquakinesis, I can make anything.

(GIGGLES EXCITEDLY)

Here's a car. Make the fish again!

And a chair. The fish!

And here's your fish again, Arthur. (AQUAMAN LAUGHS)

Fish! (LAUGHS) That kills me every time.

(LAUGHS EXCITEDLY)

I am so glad you are here.

And just in time for the royal feast in honor of Arthur.

Please, won't you join me at the banquet in the throne room?

Yes!

Grub time! Time to put my cast iron stomach to the test.

Throne room? You sit on a throne?

Ha! It's just a small one.

(GIGGLES)

Oh, man, I bet they have the best seafood here!

Right you are, Cyborg.

Atlantis is the culinary epicenter of the ocean.

I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Tonight, we'll be having your choice of seaweed burgers, seaweed spaghetti or seaweed salad.

Seaweed? What about lobster, or crab?

Or maybe even some shrimp?

(ALL GASP) Heavens no!

Under the sea, all sea life have full citizenship rights.

But don't worry, try the seaweed slaw.

It is num-num nummy in your tum-tum tummy.

Oh, man! I was really looking forward to some lobster!

(SCOFFS)

My bad.

(DISTANT CLAMORING)

Does anyone else hear that?

Or do I have another bad case of super swimmers' ear?

Bat burp. Pardon. It's coming from outside.

ORM: Gather round, gather round! Closer, closer!

WOMAN: This is really too much! MAN 1: How long is this going to go on?

MAN 2: Maybe he'll blow our minds this time with something.

Last time, he talked for three hours. I've got ships to wax!

I've come to discuss a matter of grave importance.

The fate of Atlantis!

Ocean Master. Who is Ocean Master?

Only the saltiest scoundrel of the Seven Seas.

He's also my half-brother.

Once you get to know him, he's really not that bad. Come on!

Ocean Master is related to Aquaman?

I don't recall him sharing that on his application form.

Now I'll have to update his records.

You say that our King is mighty, but on the surface world, he's referred to as a joke!

The only joke I see around here is up on stage!

(ALL LAUGH)

Really? Let me ask you.

If the king can't defeat a surface dweller up there, how is he going to defend you down here, hmm?

I don't know. He's always treated us pretty well.

Has he?

Please let me shed some light on our beloved King.

RING: Warning!

Argh!

Green Lantern, what are you doing?

The Ring just did this on its own.

RING: Detecting increasing levels of rage.

(CROWD GASPS)

MAN 3: What was that? What's going on?

As I was saying about our absent King...

ALL: Absent King...

How can you follow a king that everyone laughs at? Behold!

(SHRIEKING)

(YELPING)

ALL: Coward! Ran away!

(ALL GROWL)

Coward?

(STUTTERING) I was stalling until the Justice League showed up!

And lastly, how can you trust a king that is actually only half-Atlantean to begin with?

(CROWD MURMURING)

Well yeah, my father was an average run-of-the-mill surface dweller.

(SIGHS) I have to update the files again!

He can't be King! Argh! This changes everything.

Ocean Master, brother, what is the meaning of this?

Is this payback for the time I locked you in that bathroom?

Let's go inside and talk.

Enough talking! It's time for action!

Too long have you broken the laws of Atlantis!

Laws? Arthur, what is he talking about?

I'll show you. You aren't actually supposed to be King.

Behold! The Constitution of Atlantis.

What does that prove? There, near the bottom, in fine print.

Here, let me use my super vision.

Wow! That... That is small.

I might need a magnifying glass.

Yet another advantage of my Utility Belt.

Let's see. It says, "To rule Atlantis, you must be full-blooded Atlantean."

(GASPS) Oh, no!

I can't breathe!

But you can breathe anywhere.

(GASPS)

Oh. Good point.

So, you see, my brother, you aren't the rightful ruler.

I am!

ALL: (CHANTING) Ocean Master! Ocean Master!

Ocean Master! Ocean Master!

Arthur, what are you going to do?

There is only one thing I can do.

In accordance with the Atlantean law I have sworn to uphold, I hereby relinquish my crown to my brother.

Half-brother. (GIGGLES)

Rule well, my King.

(GASPS) (SOBS)

No takesie-backsies.

(CACKLES)

ALL: (CHANTING) Ocean Master! Ocean Master! Ocean Master!

Arthur! I can't believe you just gave your throne away.

Mera, I have made my decision.

Without even talking to me about it? We're supposed to be a team, Arthur.

Mera, I... No.

This is what you want, fine. You can do it without me!

Wow! What a really great trick! She is really good.

(CHANTING CONTINUES)

Too soon? My bad.

Now that I am King of Atlantis, let me introduce you to the person who encouraged me to take what was mine.

RING: Threat alert! Omega detected!

Oh, no!

My royal adviser, and all-around good guy, Atrocitus!

(ELECTRONIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(ALL CHEERING)

Atrocitus!

Execute defense maneuver. Omega five.

(ALL GASP)

This is your defense? A couch ain't gonna do nothing!

Argh!

Who is Atrocitus?

Atrocitus, leader of the Red Lantern Corps.

They have the ability to enslave minds with the power of rage.

I suggest leaving, quickly.

Hal spoke of the Red Lanterns.

It's their lantern light that's infecting the Atlanteans with rage.

Looks like Green Lantern's shield is protecting us from the red light.

(LAUGHS EVILLY)

Hello, water-dwellers.

As your new royal adviser, my first piece of advice is, destroy the Justice League!

MAN 1: Destroy them! MAN 2: Get them! Get them!

MAN 3: I got the one with the cape!

Get out of that!

(GROWLS)

I'm not sure how much more my bubble can take.

RING: Very little.

It somehow doesn't feel right to just start punching them.

We cannot. I may not be their king, but they are still my people.

We must retreat and form a plan.

I know a way out, but we need a distraction.

Well, lucky for you, my super useful Utility Belt has just the thing.

WONDER WOMAN: An ink bomb! Ingenious.

MAN 1: Did you see where they went? Where did they go?

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(GROWLS) Find them! They couldn't have gotten far!

You've done well, Ocean Master.

You mean "King Ocean Master."

Yes, of course, Your Majesty.

My plan to infect the Atlanteans with my Red Lantern rage seems to have worked.

At last, all of Atlantis bows to me!

And now begins Stage Two.

(BOTH LAUGH)

These secret tunnels are only known to the royal family.

If we act quickly, we might be able to get out before they stop us.

How? I'm sure they have the palace surrounded.

The Sea Gate, of course. The "Sea" what now?

Behold!

What is that?

That is the Sea Gate.

It can open an interdimensional portal between Atlantis and other aquatic planets throughout the universe!

Oh, I wasn't aware that Atlantean technology was so advanced.

Updating files.

MAN: I think they're down here!

Aquaman, there must be something you can do.

Well, I don't know how to change the location, but I can access the last place it opened to.

(WHIRRING)

Let's move, team. You go! I'll stay to close the Gate.

I can't leave my people in this dire predicament, and Mera!

If you don't come now, you won't have a people to save.

Jessica, hurry! They're coming.

But where does it lead? What if there are more people on the other side, with expectations and judgments?

RING: The odds on that are about 1.7 billion to one.

So, you're saying there's a chance?

Lantern, there's no time for what ifs! Hurry!

There they are!

Wait, don't!

I said "don't," not "donut"!

(BEEPING)

(GRUNTS)

Minus five Lantern points for poor diction!

They've escaped! Inform Atrocitus!

MAN: Down here! WOMAN: Down here!

RING: Threat approaching!

MAN: I think I heard something.

Thanks a lot, big mouth!

Quick, run away from your problems. It seems to help.

A dead end! Oh, no! What am I going to do?

Yes, if only you had the universe's most powerful weapon in your...

Oh, wait...

Come on, Ring, how about a little help here?

You must overcome your fear.

I can't! You can!

My record for selecting recruits has been perfect. Until now, anyway.

Well, better luck with the next candidate!

Whoa!

(ALL GASP)

Nailed it!

On the run from my own kingdom.

Outrageous. Where are we?

WONDER WOMAN: It looks like some sort of factory. But what are they making?

And more importantly, where is Green Lantern?

Unfortunately, this crisis proved too much for her inexperience.

She's a bit too green. We'll have to go back and get her.

Aquaman, can you turn the Sea Gate back on?

Turn it back on?

Someone's coming. Everyone, hide.

Well, that's strange. I should have heard them approaching.

(MEOWING)

Invasion? What's that, Aquaman?

Well, Wonder Woman, I communicate with aquatic life fluidly, but I also speak a little cat.

They're readying for an invasion, or something about kitty litter.

It could go either way. Of course.

That's Dex-Starr, the Red Lantern cat.

It's all so clear now.

Atrocitus and Ocean Master are using the Sea Gate in Atlantis to bring an armada of rage-fueled battle machines to Earth.

Impossible! The Sea Gate isn't designed to be able to transport an army!

That will take more power than is available to... Well, anyone.

Speaking of power, I'm detecting a huge energy surge coming from somewhere in this room.

Like that one! WONDER WOMAN: The orb from Area 52.

That's what's powering the Gate!

Now, Atrocitus can use Atlantis as a beachhead to attack the surface world.

Ingenious! They've taken my crown, my kingdom, and now, the peace I've maintained between the two realms I call home.

I must get back there!

We're not getting anywhere with all these robots between us and the Sea Gate.

This looks like a job for Superman!

(MEOWING)

I don't understand. My powers, they're gone!

Worry about that later, Superman. Here they come.

(BEEPING)

Yet another handy tool from my all-purpose Utility Belt.

Oh.

They must have some automated repair system.

Cyborg, can you disrupt them?

Hold on to your ears. It's sonic cannon time!

(BLOWS)

Oh, man!

By the hairballs of Hades, that is one furious feline!

(GRUNTS)

Okay, Clark, you've got this!

(GRUNTS)

Wonder Woman, are you all right? (GROANS)

But, Mother, all the other kids' jets are visible!

Apparently, Wonder Woman has been knocked silly.

Are you sure? Bi-ba-ba-ba-ba!

Yeah, I'm sure.

(SHRIEKING)

Oh. Hello there.

You're a space dolphin, aren't you?

Yes, I know of your species.

Let me use my telepathic abilities to ask you for help.

(SHRIEKS)

What? I would never say something about your mother!

My telepathy must not be working on dolphins from space.

(YELLS)

That is one angry space dolphin.

We're completely outmatched.

We have to get out of here. Leave that to me.

This should buy us some time.

(SQUEAKING)

(MEOWING EXCITEDLY)

Amazing! In here!

(SQUEAKS)

Ha! Looks like you can't get in here!

Nyeh, nyeh... Haha. Right. Why is he smiling?

Whoa! Is anyone else hot in here?

I thought it was just me. I'm burning up!

BATMAN: Burned up...

That's why this room is decorated exactly like the inside of a furnace...

Because it is a furnace!

A furnace! What are we gonna do? We need to get out of here fast!

Without my powers, I can't fly us out of here.

And my rocket boots are still waterlogged.

My head is beginning to clear. All I have to do is...

(CHUCKLES)

It appears my grapple can't reach the top of the smokestack.

I love cheese, but it doesn't love me.

(SNORES)

Yeah. Anyways, we just have to be like jellyfish.

Batman, you don't happen to have a Bat parachute in your Utility Belt, do you?

There, it's simple.

Heat rises and with it, so should we.

It's working. But not enough. Look!

I don't know if we're gonna make it!

We made it! Hey!

Didn't you say the Sea Gate went to other water-covered worlds?

It's supposed to.

It feels almost as hot out here as in there.

Where have I led us now? Death Valley?

Nowhere near that close.

Look! A red sun!

No wonder my powers don't work. We're on a different planet.

We aren't gonna last long out here without finding civilization.

How did you fit that and the parachute in your belt?

Bat secret. Now, come on!

CYBORG: I am so getting a Utility Belt when I get home.

(SCREAMS)

Mera, thank goodness! How did you find me?

I heard your voice coming through the other side of the tunnel.

And look what I found!

Someone has secretly assembled an entire armada in my kingdom.

There's enough stuff here for Atrocitus to take over the surface world.

We have to tell everyone. Why should we?

The surface world has caused us nothing but trouble.

They deserve destruction. But Aquaman said...

My husband? He's not even brave enough to fight for his own crown!

RING: Perhaps try talking some sense into her?

Mera, you have to fight it!

I'd rather fight you!

(GRUNTING)

A tactical retreat would be strongly advised.

Maybe you surface-dwellers should be destroyed.

Starting with you!

(GRUNTS)

Don't! I mean, stay back!

You think the Queen of Atlantis is going to be afraid of the chicken of the sea?

Ha! You missed!

I wasn't aiming for you.

Argh! Argh!

Plus 10 for ingenuity.

Let's hope those flying lessons from Hal paid off!

Hey, guys, is it just me, or is this sand really soft?

It's like we're walking on water. Yes, water!

Water! Look, water!

(LAUGHS HYSTERICALLY)

Come on in, guys! The water is perfect!

It's happening faster than I thought.

The lack of water is causing him to hallucinate.

I don't feel so good.

(GROANS)

Step back.

Let me use some of my Bat smelling salts to try and revive him.

Your Utility Belt is almost as great as you are.

Almost. Now, stand back.

(ALL GASP)

He's stiff as a board.

Even if I had my super strength, I don't think I could move him.

Let me try.

(GRUNTS)

Interesting.

Interesting how? Wonder Woman, can you lift him?

(GRUNTS)

Strange, it's as if his body is pulling towards something.

If I had to guess, I think his Atlantean physiology draws him naturally to water.

He is a human divining rod.

So, what should we do?

Follow his lead.

Ah, Mera.

Rah! Rah! Back off, tadpoles! I'm the Queen of Atlantis!

The former Queen.

Oh. About that collateral dethroning, sorry. Not sorry. (CHUCKLES)

But now, that you've seen the light of my leadership, how do you wish to serve me, hmm?

Those surface dwellers, they really rub my scales the wrong way.

I'm glad to hear it. (CLEARS THROAT) If I may, My Liege?

We have a perfect position in Stage Two.

As per our mutually beneficial arrangement.

(BOTH LAUGH)

(BOTH SIGH)

Go! Take the surface world for your new master!

The surface world and Aquaman will feel my rage!

(GROWLS)

(BOTH LAUGHING)

I love Star City Pier. More than you love me?

(BOTH LAUGH)

BOTH: Mmm.

(BARBARA SCREAMS EXCITEDLY)

Isn't this fun, Damian? Eh.

Oh, come on! It can't be that bad!

Barbara, all we're doing is going around in a circle.

I'm not sure what's so exhilarating about it.

This is why we took the day off from being Batgirl and Robin.

You need to learn what it's like to be a normal kid.

I'm a normal kid. I do kid things.

Like what? You don't play video games, stay up late past your bedtime.

You don't even talk like a kid.

Do, too! Do not! What are you doing?

Accessing Bat database. Searching "kid behavior."

Speed reading, and done!

You want me to act like a kid, you got it!

Totes legit and killin' it.

Huh? Take a chill pill, B.

This is gonna be G to the double-O D.

Oh, what have I done?

Selfie!

Shiver me timbers! I've caught one already!

Now, what kind of fish is that?

Wonder what it tastes like fried.

(GROANS)

It tastes like rage!

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

(GRUNTS)

(GROWLS)

(WATER BUBBLING)

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

Looks like our day off just got called off.

Robin? Are you listening to me?

Kids don't listen. (LAUGHS) Argh! Come on!

(TIRES SCREECHING)

(PANTING)

Hang in there, gang.

We'll take a break once we get to the top of this ridge.

(GASPS)

Oh, no! I'm starting to hallucinate.

You're not hallucinating, Superman. I see it, too.

(READING) That's a funny name for a place.

You think we should go in and take a look?

(SHUDDERING) Whoa!

Wonder Woman!

(CRIES OUT)

(GRUNTS) (ALL GRUNT)

(EXCITED CHATTER)

(CHIMING) (CHEERS)

(MUSIC PLAYING)

Ooh! (EXCLAIMS)

(LAUGHS)

(GRUMBLING IN ALIEN LANGUAGE)

What can I get you? Five waters, please.

Five waters? You guys sure ain't from around here.

Let me see what I can pull up for you.

(ALL GASP)

Ah! Oh, yeah!

Sweet singing seahorses! That is the best water I have ever tasted!

I'll have another. Big spender.

That's expensive stuff! Water is expensive?

Ever since the red guy sucked all the water up. Oh!

Atrocitus was here?

If he took all the water from this planet, then...

He might do the same to Earth! We have to get back home and stop him!

Say, how you people paying for this here water?

Uh...

(SIGHS)

Put it on my Batster card.

No credit. Klagthorps only!

What's a Klagthorp?

Sir, there has to be something we can do around here to pay off our tab.

The only thing you can do is pay up, or else!

Or else what? I've lost everything.

My wife is mad at me, the world thinks I'm a laughingstock!

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

You and I could be pals! To pals!

Huh?

Is Aquaman okay? Aquaman is clearly dehydrated.

The lack of water in his system is obviously affecting his temperament.

You are affecting my temperament, Batman!

All of you are!

(BURPS)

Deadbeats, huh?

Well, I guess that means I have to introduce you to my debt collectors!

(YELPING)

(ALL GASP)

Aquaman, look...

No, the only cure for a pity party is to invite a little company over.

Oh, right. Wait. Huh?

You know, there was a time when I could have paid for all this water.

Heck! I could have bought this entire place, but no!

I had to go and give up my crown!

I just bowed and let Ocean Master take the crown right off my head!

I mean, being a king is a lot of pressure, you know?

And believe me, at eight tons per square inch at the bottom of the sea, I know pressure. I used to be King.

(ALL CHEER)

What's going on?

It appears the locals are paying our tab.

All right!

Gee, Aquaman, that was great! I mean, is there anything you can't do?

Yodel.

Something to do with how my gills interact with my uvula.

Give it up for the Main Man! (LAUGHS)

Uh-oh.

(YELLING)

How do I stop this thing?

Step one. Stop screaming! Oh, great!

Ow! Ow! Ow!

Any landing you walk away from... Right?

Correct. Plus two Lantern points for survival.

Only two? Sheesh!

(TIRES SCREECHING)

Green Lantern?

Batgirl? Robin? What are you doing here?

Five points for the kid. Zero for the old bat!

(SIGHS) We were hoping for a day off.

But now, Aquaman's Atlantean army is attacking?

What? No, no!

The Atlanteans are being controlled by Atrocitus and his rage light.

We gotta get out of here and find some other heroes.

There's no time. Look!

(GASPS)

Destroy the surface dwellers! Attack! Attack!

Uh-oh.

Well, look what we have here. Last time I saw you, I made your friend here look like a real billinbore. (CHUCKLES)

Easiest money I ever made.

Money? Someone hired you to do that?

Yeah. Some guy named Puddle Prince, or Lake Leader...

Ocean Master!

Yeah, that's the guy. He asked me to grab some power orb and humiliate Salty Britches here in the process.

The orb that powered the Red Lantern's Sea Gate.

Well, it doesn't matter if you were hired or not. Theft is theft.

I'm afraid we're gonna have to take you in.

Whoa. Don't get your blankie in a twist. I'm not here for a scuffle.

I'm looking for my friend, Fishy.

You wouldn't by chance have seen my friend, would you?

I recognize him.

And I know where he is.

Then you're gonna tell me right now.

On one condition.

Are you crazy right now? Tell him!

The only condition is, if you don't tell me, I'm gonna pound you into minced fish.

Go ahead. I've got nothing else to lose.

But you'll never find out where your pal Fishy is.

Mmm.

(WHIMPERS)

Mr. Jellyfish has a spine after all.

What do you want?

We want you to take us to the Red Lantern factory and figure out how to use the Sea Gate to get us home.

That's the deal. Take it, or leave it.

Fine.

(SPITS)

Deal.

(SPITS)

Ew!

It looks like the King of Atlantis has returned.

Bartender, I'll take one more water for the road.

Sorry, pal. You guys drank the last of it.

Last of it? Don't be ridiculous.

I'm a human divining rod, and I know where water is.

Why, there's a whole reservoir right below your bar!

(GRUNTS)

(ALL CHEER)

All right. Let's go.

I only have room on my bike for one more person.

How are the rest of you gonna get there?

I have an idea.

(WHOOPING)

This is awesome!

It feels like I can fly again! Smoother than my invisible jet.

It is mildly amusing.

Bat flip!

ANNOUNCER: The invasion is going swimmingly.

Mouth-breathers have finally run out of air, as Atlantean ships give them a taste of their own pollution!

Nothing can stop us, as we rage against the 29% of the Earth that hordes 100% of our resources!

Poseidonspeed, friends!

Bring us back a whopper to hang above the throne!

(LAUGHS)

I love this show!

Now, to begin Stage Three.

Wait, we only talked about two stages.

Is Stage Three... Oh. Didn't I tell you?

I'm using the Atlanteans to help me assemble a new weapon, one that will quell any resistance on the surface world.

Ooh! That sounds really neat. What does it do?

You'll see soon enough.

Besides, the king needn't bother with the affairs on the surface.

Ah. That is the deal we made.

I rule everything underwater, while you handle everything on dry land.

(SIGHS) All right. Carry on. As you wish.

(LAUGHS)

(CRANE BEEPING)

Just as we promised, Mr. Lobo. There's your friend.

Fishy!

(GROWLS) (GRUNTS)

So much for the element of surprise.

Attack for justice! Wait for me!

Is there a ladder, or... Ooh! Good.

LOBO: Get back here, you tin boxes!

(WHIRRING)

Factory robot? Try unsatisfactory robot!

You make me wish I was a dog person.

(HISSES) (GRUNTS)

(GROANS)

(YELLS)

Fishy! I was so worried about you!

You disappeared, and I didn't know where you went.

(TRUMPETS) (GRUNTS)

(POWERING DOWN)

The orb must be powering the entire facility.

Hurry! The Gate is closing.

(YOWLS)

All right, I'm here! For justice...

Uh, and the Gate is closed.

(SOBBING)

I can't believe Fishy did that. He poked me in the eye.

And hit you with his tail. And hit me with his tail!

Not helping, Cyborg.

(SOBS)

Listen. (SHUSHING) Listen...

Friendship, like anything worth having, is worth fighting for.

Come with us. Help us free Fishy and the rest of those under the Red Lantern's control.

No! No!

The Main Man ain't gonna crawl back and beg to be anyone's friend.

But... No! This is your fight. (WHISTLES)

I'm done! I don't need any friends! I don't need anything!

I did not see that coming.

We have to get home to fight Atrocitus' army.

But how?

Hmm. I've got an idea!

(SCREAMS) (ALL SCREAMING)

(WHIMPERS)

Hey, my hot dogs! Oh!

Whoa!

Us against the establishment! Fight the power!

I love the enthusiasm!

(YELLS)

Fly swatter!

I know. I know. It's not a fly swatter. Quit judging me!

This is Lois Lane, reporting live.

With the rest of the Justice League still missing, the only defense against this invasion are Robin, Batgirl, and the new Green Lantern!

The whole world is now watching to see if they can pull it off!

The whole world, watching... This is crazy.

(GROWLING)

Green Lantern, are you okay? This is a mistake.

We need to leave. We have to go!

Green Lantern, come back!

(MERA LAUGHING) (STRAINING)

Now, surface dwellers, feel the rage of Atlantis!

(POWERING UP)

Well, I got the Gate working again.

How'd you guys do? Not bad. Not bad at all.

Mount up! It is time to show them what the Justice League can do!

Yeah!

So many eyes judging me, everyone in the world watching me!

I can't handle this. I need help.

Oh, look, I can't do this alone!

Ring, show me all superheroes closest to me!

(SHRIEKS)

LOIS: Whatever she's doing to them, they can't last much longer.

(SIGHS)

ORM: Oh, this is the best!

No wonder Aquaman wanted to be King. You get to do whatever you want!

You and I, Atrocitus, are the unmatched rulers of this world!

I wouldn't be so sure of that, brother!

(GASPS)

(WHIMPERS)

Impressive. But your pathetic machines are no match for my Red Lantern rage!

(YOWLING)

You're all bark, and no bite! (LAUGHS)

Time for a cat nap!

(YOWLS)

Stop it!

You're supposed to be peaceful creatures.

There's nothing peaceful about you.

(GRUNTS)

Your machines can't shield you from my Lantern light forever.

(LAUGHS) (GRUNTS)

(DINGS)

Lighten up, Atrocitus.

Enough! You can't stop Atrocitus!

My central battery is full from the rage of this planet, and has rendered me all-powerful!

We have to destroy that battery. Come on, team!

(GASPS) (GRUNTS)

Brother, stop this madness now!

Never! I'm King!

(LAUGHING)

My friends!

(GRUNTS)

(SHOUTS)

Ha-ha!

Where is your hope now?

Yeah, where's your hope? (GIGGLES)

I assume now, you'll try and take us over with your Red Lantern rage.

All in good time, but right now, you have a front row seat to the destruction of your planet.

Yes! The destruction of...

Say what now? Stage Three is ready.

Witness the power of the Submerged, Limitless, Underwater Rapid Pump!

The S-L-U-R-P? Slurp?

You must have tried really hard to make that one work.

(POWERING UP)


(SLURPING)

ATROCITUS: The SLURP takes in water, vaporizing it into outer space, until the world is left as dry as a desert.

A world without water, and it's all my fault!

But you said I would rule the oceans and you would rule the dry land!

You didn't really think I would share my kingdom with a sniveling brat such as yourself?

(GASPS)

(WHIMPERS)

Poor little Orm!

Always caught in your brother's shadow.

Never happy unless you had a piece of everything he had.

Well, now, you can share in his failure.

You have the perfect seat from which to watch the end of your world.

(LAUGHS)

(BOTH STRAINING)

What? What do you think you're doing?

This isn't you, Mera!

You have to fight it! Never!

(JESSICA STRAINING)

(GROWLS)

In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight.

Let those who worship evil's might beware my power, Green Lantern's light!

Where... Where am I?

Mera, are you okay? Green Lantern?

What am I doing here? Where is Aquaman?

That was amazing! But all those people watching...

How did you overcome your stage fright?

When I saw you two in trouble, I stopped thinking about myself and just reacted.

RING: I'm very proud of you, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz.

You have now unlocked the mute option. Engage.

Funny. Now that I can, I don't want to.

I fear I am blushing.

So is it over? Not quite. Look!

I really messed up.

Ormi, how can I help?

You still care, after all I've done to you?

Why?

Because like it or not, we are family. And family has to stick together.

You're right. You've always been right.

I have so many regrets.

Me, too, brother. Me, too.

I just wish I was a better hero.

I know I'm not the flashiest League member, or the greatest king.

I thought if I just faked it, I would make it.

Instead, I've let everyone down.

That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

That's kind of you to say, but if I hadn't given up my crown, none of this would be happening.

They would have found another way.

You are a great king, Aquaman, and a great hero.

It was you that got us out of the palace through the secret tunnels.

You helped us escape the smokestack and led us to The Watering Hole.

You stood up to Lobo and got us back home.

The fact is, we've taken you for granted, Aquaman.

If anyone can lead us to victory, you can.

You guys are the best.

Stand back! The King of the Sea has work to do!

Is he meditating? No. He's calling for help.

Huh?

What is that?

It looks like tiny, microscopic plankton.

Correct, Superman. They are the key to our escape.

Thank you, my friends.

Let's do this!

Wait, if we got out there like this, we'll be infected by the Red Lantern rage.

Let me handle that.

Excellent. My magic should safeguard us from the effects of the Lantern.

Brilliant! Now, I'll handle Atrocitus. You try to stop that machine.

Are you sure? Don't worry. I've got his back.

Together, brother? Together!

Okay. Try it now.

Argh! The shielding is too thick!

We're never gonna be able to do this. We're gonna need a miracle.

Batman! The Justice League!

Oh! Beautiful sunshine. I feel better already.

Oh! Am I ever glad to see you!

We're glad to see some reinforcements up here.

Thanks to Green Lantern. Without her, I'm afraid we'd be dead in the water.

Batman, where is Aquaman? Where is Arthur?

(LAUGHING) (SQUEAKING)

It is over, Atrocitus.

(BEEPING) (WHALE GROANS)

What?

(GRUNTS)

Take this, you slimy oaf!

(YELLS) Brother!

(LAUGHING)

No! (GRUNTS)

(ATROCITUS LAUGHING)

(GROANS)

It's time to sleep with the fishes.

Poisedon's Trident!

For the one who is worthy!

(GROWLS)

Enough parlor tricks! Prepare for doom!

(GROWLS)

For Atlantis!

For the world!

(POWERING DOWN)

(WHALE GROANING)

(TRUMPETS)

No!

(GROWLS) Huh?

Now it is finally over, Atrocitus!

For your world. Unfortunately for you, the SLURP has already been activated, and cannot be stopped.

All your precious water is about to be sucked into oblivion.

There has to be a way to stop it.

If there is, I'm sure you could find it. Go! I'll restrain Atrocitus.

You have a world to save, my King.

Ocean Master, let us...

I think we've heard enough from you!

This is Lois Lane reporting live from above the water just outside Star City, where a giant slurping device is dropping the ocean's water level at an incredible speed.

So far, the Justice League seem to be unable to dismantle the device.

(BOTH GRUNT)

It's no good. Not even my heat vision can penetrate it.

(GRUNTS) What are we gonna do?

I wish Arthur was here.

Arthur! You're okay!

I'm fine, Mera. It's good to see you.

I'm sorry for the things I said. I didn't mean it.

No, Mera. I apologize.

I didn't think about how losing the throne would affect you.

You're my wife, my queen. We rule Atlantis together.

Now, I believe it's time to save the planet!

I share your sentiments, Aquaman.

Unfortunately, our weapons are ineffective against this SLURP.

By themselves, perhaps, but we can't give up yet.

If we concentrate everything we have on a solitary point at the same time, then maybe we have a chance. Who's with me?

(CHEERING)

BATMAN: I'm cheering for once. Hurray, or something.

Ready, Justice League?

Now!

(STRAINING)

(GRUNTS) (CREAKS)

We moved it! Keep going! We can do this!

(ALL STRAINING)

(FISHY SQUEAKING)

Fishy's right. We don't have enough power!

We need something more!

(LAUGHING)

How about some more of the Main Man?

I'm back, baby!

Whoo! (LAUGHS)

I could never stay mad at you, Fishy! (SQUEAKS)

Together!

(POWERING DOWN)

(ALL CHEERING)

Yes! All right! We're not done yet!

(STRAINING)

It looks like the Justice League, led by Aquaman, have destroyed the device and saved the day!

She's right, you know. You did lead us to victory.

I'd say it was more of a team effort.

(FISHY SQUEAKING)

ORM: My good citizens of Atlantis, I have done you a great disservice by saying the law prevents Aquaman from being King.

In fact, the fine print was something I put in there with the help of a clerk named Sal at an all-night copy center.

There is no such law. MAN: Get off the stage!

And even if there were, we can see he is worthy, because he pulled the Trident of Poseidon from the great statue.

So, Aquaman, my brother, I give you back the crown you so richly deserve.

Thank you...

(STRAINING) (CHUCKLES)

(CROWD CHEERING)

Huzzah!

Thank you. I promise to be the best king and the best hero I can be, to Atlantis and the world!

Now, let us dance! (ALL CHEERING)

(MUSIC PLAYING)

Wow. You Atlanteans really know how to throw a party.

Thank you, Cyborg.

Well, I'm glad everything turned out okay.

But what are we gonna do about the Red Lanterns, Dex-Starr and Atrocitus?

Leave them to me and Fishy. (SQUEAKS)

Turns out Oa placed a bounty on their heads, and I'm meaning to collect.

This isn't the last you've heard of me. I'll be...

Ow!

No!

(ALL LAUGH)

Thank you for your help, Lobo.

Yeah, but let's not get mushy.

Next time I see you yahoos, I may not be on my best behavior.

So long, chumps!

(FISHY TRUMPETING)

(ALARM BEEPING)

Cyborg's mobile trouble alert!

It looks like Gorilla Grodd is attacking the city of Kathmandu in Nepal.

Did someone say high-altitude snowy mountains, nowhere near any ocean or body of water?

That sounds like a job for Aquaman.

Call if you aren't going to be home for supper.

Sure will. Well, what are we waiting for?

People need our help!