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General Information
Real name: Koryak
First Appearance: Aquaman Vol 5 #5 (January, 1995)
Created by: Peter David
Jim Calafiore
Affiliations: Aquaman
Abilities: Amphibious Nature
Enhanced Senses
Superhuman Stamina
Superhuman Strength
Hand to Hand Combatant (Basic)
Master Swimmer
Portrayed by: None



Koryak, is the illegitimate son of Aquaman with an Inupiaq woman named Kako. He was raised by his mother in her remote village in Alaska, without ever knowing the identity of his father or the truth about his Atlantean heritage.

Years later, Aquaman once again left Atlantis to travel around the world, until he reached Kako's village and found Koryak being attacked by the Deep Six. Koryak is cornered by the group so Aquaman goes to his rescue and soon Kako reveals that Aquaman is Koryak's father.

Eventually, Kako is killed by an energy blast and reborn as a fire elemental named Corona, using her powers to destroy the Deep Six, before leaving Koryak in the care of his father.

Living in Atlantis[]

After the death and resurrection of his mother, Koryak was taken to live in Atlantis, seeing a close relationship with Orin and Tempest, he resented it and showed a more rebellious attitude. Against the orders of his father, he led a large population migrating to the capital Poseidonis through the tunnels of Tritonis, but accidentally released Kordax causing Atlantis go to war against Triton.

As a result of his actions, he was banished and went to live in his home village.

Sub Diego[]

Following the reconstruction of Atlantis, after the Obsidian Age, Vulko removed the ruling class of sorcerers of the leadership and forgave Koryak, bringing him back to help with the recovery of the city. Until the new Aquagirl visited the city, so they went to Sub Diego, where he is reunited with his father and helped in his mission to establish a government and protect citizens.

The peace didn't last long, even when the heroes of the world were being attacked by O.M.A.Cs and Anton Geist. Koryak killed Geist, after seriously injuring Aquaman, but his death claimed the healing of Mera, who couldn't breathe underwater. Then he returns to Atlantis to meet some witches to cure her.


During the Infinite Crisis, Eclipso manipulated the Spectre to destroy all magic in the Universe. In an uncontrollabe rage, he destroyed Atlantis, killing Koryak and its population. Aquaman personally identified his body.

Narwhal, the Issitoq[]

In Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis, it was discovered that Deep Church had stolen Koryak's body and transformed him into the Narwhal. Taking advantage of his amnesia, they manipulated him to kill the Dweller-of-the-Depths. After this, Narwhal rejects his masters and seeks answers from Atlantis.

Powers and Abilities[]


  • Underwater Adaptation
  • Underwater Enhancement
  • Amphibious Physiological Adaptation
  • Amphibious Breathing
  • Aquatic Telepathy
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Longevity
  • Invulnerability
  • Enhanced Senses
  • Self-Sustenance
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Speed
  • Superhuman Stamina
  • Superhuman Leap
  • Superhuman Endurance
  • Superhuman Agility
  • Superhuman Reflexes
  • Superhuman Durability
  • Hydrokinesis
  • Hard-Water Constructs


  • Hand to Hand Combatant (Basic)
  • Master Swimmer
  • Fishing
  • Survival

See also[]