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Garth YJ
General Information
Real name: Garth
Portrayed by: Yuri Lowenthal
Appearances: Young Justice

Garth was Aqualad's best friend from Atlantis.


Early life[]

Garth and Kaldur'ahm studied sorcery together in the same class at the Conservatory of Sorcery. One day, Poseidonis was attacked by Ocean-Master, who defeated Aquaman. With their king down, Garth and Kaldur attacked the villain, but were easily defeated. However, their actions gave Aquaman enough time to recover and finally defeat Ocean-Master.

Impressed with their bravery, Aquaman offered both young students the opportunity to become his protégé. Kaldur accepted and became Aqualad; Garth continued his studies at the Conservatory. After Kaldur left to join Young Justice, Garth and Tula began a relationship.

Young Justice[]

In "Downtime", When Aqualad returned two months later, Garth tried to convince Tula to tell their old friend about their relationship. She eventually did so, shortly before Atlantis was attacked by Black Manta's forces. Garth helped Aqualad, Tula, and Mera fend off the attack, but Tula was injured after taking a shot meant for Garth.

Garth and Aqualad deduced that the real target was the Science Center. Infiltrating the facility, the two disguised themselves as Black Manta's henchmen, but Aqualad's water-bearers gave him away. After a pitched battle with Black Manta and his crew, they prevented the theft of a strange sea star that was stored at the center. Black Manta escaped after destroying most of the echinoderm in an explosion.

When Aqualad returned to the surface world, he seemed to have come to terms with Tula and Garth's relationship, and wished them both well.

In Young Justice #14: "Under the Surface...", At the Conservatory, Tula and Garth greeted their old friend Kaldur'ahm, who introduced Miss Martian and Superboy to them. Garth and Tula recounted what happened to Topo: he had been attacked by purists, a group of Atlanteans who wished to rid Poseidonis of all "fish-heads" (non-human Atlanteans). During their conversation, they witnessed an altercation between their classmates from the Conservatory, and Ronal and his friends. After Kaldur, Garth and Tula threatened to use their magic, each group went their own way.

In Young Justice #15: "...Here There be Monsters", the abduction of Queen Mera had left the kingdom in an uproar. Prince Orm led the search, sending Kaldur, Superboy and Miss Martian after a tip that the purists were held up in the trench. Garth, Tula and the other students followed them, and could provide assistance when the tip turned out to be an ambush. Ocean-Master's magics weakened Aqualad and the other "impure" Atlanteans, but Garth and Tula were unaffected. Tula proposed going after Ocean-Master with Garth, but Lori Lemaris objected, as this would only feed the purists' misconceptions about the "impure".

The group eventually tracked Ocean-Master to a nearby cave. They attacked, but Ocean-Master could beat them off with the magic he had absorbed in his trident. Garth summoned the power of the Tempest, which overpowered Ocean-Master. With his magics gone, the villain was forced to retreat.

Garth witnessed a heated argument between Ronal and King Sha'ark.

Powers and Abilities[]

  • Atlantean biological adaptation: As an Atlantean, Garth has the ability to breathe underwater. He is also adapted to survive on the ocean floor.
  • Magic: Garth is skilled in sorcery, though Queen Mera thinks he needs more variety and improvisation to be able to use it in combat. Along with Aqualad he possess the advanced Atlanean ability to generate and manipulate electricity.
    • Water control: the ability to mystically control water and water-based solutions for a variety of effects. He can manipulate water currents, create whirlpools, and boil or freeze vast bodies of water.


Young Justice[]

  • "Downtime"
  • Young Justice #5: "What's the Story?" (flashback)
  • "Failsafe" (illusion, no lines)
  • Young Justice #14: "Under the Surface..."
  • Young Justice #15: "...Here There be Monsters"
  • "Auld Acquaintance" (flashback, no lines)

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