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Ocean-Master YJ
General Information
Real name: Orm
Aliases: Prince Orm
Portrayed by: Roger Craig Smith
Appearances: Young Justice

Ocean-Master is the secret identity of Prince Orm, the younger brother of Aquaman. He was the leader of the Atlantean purists and a former member of the Light, designated L-5.


Early life[]

Prince Orm nursed a grudge against his brother, and adopted the identity of the super villain "Ocean-Master". One day, he led an army against Poseidonis. There, he engaged Aquaman in battle and managed to emerge victorious. However, thanks to the intervention of two students from the Conservatory of Sorcery, Kaldur'ahm and Garth, Ocean-Master was occupied long enough for Aquaman to recover his strength and vanquish his opponent.

At some unspecified point, he joined the ranks of the Light and became L-5.

Young Justice[]

In "Downtime", Vulko informed Orm on the findings of the Science Center regarding a frozen echinoderm that was being studied there. When Atlantis was attacked by Black Manta's forces, Orm remained behind to protect Queen Mera while Aqualad went to protect the Science Center. However, unbeknownst to everyone, he was the true instigator of the attacks. The goal was to take the echinoderm, but if that failed, the attack could serve as an excuse to move it to the surface world.

With the Science Center in ruins, Orm entrusted the piece of echinoderm to his brother, who brought it to STAR Labs for closer study.

Later, Black Manta briefed the Light about the failure in retrieving the giant echinoderm and that he was compelled to enforce Plan B. L-5 commended him for doing so.

In Young Justice #14: "Under the Surface...", Prince Orm gave Aqualad a warm welcome to Atlantis. He was entrusted with protecting Queen Mera and her unborn child, while his brother was away "playing Aquaman".

In his secluded lair, Ocean-Master debriefed his Atlantean purists on their efforts to terrorize "impure" Atlanteans. He declared it was time for action, especially because the King was away. He figured that, being a pure Atlantean himself, his brother would approve of their plan: to purge Atlantis of the impure. Before deploying his minions, he allayed their fear of Aqualad, but warned them to be ready nonetheless.

In Young Justice #15: "...Here There be Monsters", after the Atlantean purists successfully infiltrated the Poseidonis palace, Ocean-Master had his troops take her to their cave. He would deal with Aqualad, Superboy and Miss Martian himself. Because the palace had magic spells barring the use of magic, Ocean-Master waited until they were outside. Then, he unleashed the power of his trident on them.

With the queen safe in his hideout, Orm shed his armor, and set in motion the next phase of the plan to get rid of Aqualad. His "sources" found two possible locations for purist cells. He would investigate one, and Aqualad the other. He staged an ambush for them at the Old Roman's Trench.

With Mera at his mercy, Ocean-Master used his trident to drain her life force.She begged him to spare her and her unborn child, but to no avail. He explained how his goal was not to purge Poseidonis of its impure influences, but to create a civil war between the capital and the other city-states. Ronal overheard this and turned on his former master. But neither he, nor Aqualad and his friends, could defeat Ocean-Master now that he had Mera's sorcery at his command. But when Garth summoned the power of the Tempest, Ocean-Master briefly lost his grip on the trident. Mera's life force was restored, and Ocean-Master was forced to retreat.

King Orin had returned from his mission with the Justice League, and thanked Aqualad and his friends. Orm reassumed the role of good brother by swearing to bring those who gave him false information to justice.

In "Revelation", after the arrest of the Injustice League, Ocean-Master was present with the other members of the Light to hear Vandal Savage's view of the Kobra Venom Plant test and the heroes believing they had exposed the Secret Society.

In "Misplaced", Ocean-Master was attending a video conference, along with the rest of the members of the Light, when the Riddler and Sportsmaster arrived with the regenerated remains of the echinoderm.

In "Auld Acquaintance", with Ra's al Ghul, Queen Bee, Brain and Lex Luthor, Ocean-Master staged a raid on Cadmus. They took Match and Roy Harper, among other things.

Young Justice: Invasion[]

In "Alienated", it was revealed that after an unspecified disgrace, Ocean-Master was ousted from the Light.

Powers and Abilities[]

  • Atlantean biological adaptation: As an Atlantean, Ocean-Master has the ability to breathe underwater. He is also adapted to survive on the ocean floor.


Young Justice[]

  • "Fireworks" (Part 2) (as L-5, no lines)
  • "Drop-Zone" (as L-5, no lines)
  • "Infiltrator" (as L-5, no lines)
  • "Downtime"
  • "Bereft" (as L-5, no lines)
  • Young Justice #5: "What's the Story?" (flashback)
  • "Revelation" (no lines)
  • "Misplaced" (no lines)
  • Young Justice #14: "Under the Surface..."
  • Young Justice #15: "...Here There be Monsters"
  • "Auld Acquaintance" (no lines)

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