|First Appearance:||Aquaman #33 (June, 1967)|
|Created by:|| Bob Haney|
|Affiliations:|| Teen Titans|
|Abilities:|| Atlantean Biological Adaptation|
|Portrayed by:||Cree Summer (Voice)|
Tula is the first canonical Aquagirl.
After losing her parents soon after her birth, Tula is found and adopted by one of the royal families of Atlantis. Given the title of princess of Poseidonis, Tula is schooled in Atlantean traditions. She never leaves the royal palace until she meets Aqualad at age 15.
Tula sometimes helps Aqualad with missions during his time with the Teen Titans; eventually, she also becomes an honorary member. She takes the name Aquagirl to honor her boyfriend as well as Aquaman. When Aquaman leaves his throne to search for his then-missing wife Mera, Narkran takes over Atlantis as a dictator. His reign falls only when Tula leads a rebellion against him. Tula continues her life as it had been after this, resuming her romance with Garth (Aqualad) when he returns to Atlantis. She continues to be an ally to Garth and the Teen Titans. She and Garth aid the Titans in bringing down the H.I.V.E. once and for all.
Death and returnEdit
Years later, in the Tempest mini-series, a woman claiming to be Tula enters Garth's life. In truth, it is a doppelganger created by the villainous Slizzath as part of an elaborate plan to siphon Garth's mystical energies for his own dark purposes. Garth sees through the ruse and is able to defeat Slizzath, and finally gain a sense of closure about Tula's death. It is also at this time that Garth adopted a new identity as Tempest.
Most recently, Tula reappears in Teen Titans (vol. 3) #30-31. Aquagirl is brought back by Brother Blood - along with Hawk and Dove, Phantasm, and Kole - to fight against the Teen Titans. After being freed by Beast Boy and Raven, Kid Eternity is able to lay the deceased Titans back to rest.
Tula has a statue in the "Hall of Fallen Titans" at Titans Tower, alongside the original Hawk and Dove, Kole, and others.
Tula, along with Aquaman, Dolphin and Cerdian became Black Lanterns, and began to harass Garth and Mera. Dolphin and Garth rip out Tula's heart and she becomes a Black Lantern. Later, the two attacked the Titans, then destroys Dove, triggering an explosion of white energy on the dark beings. Tempest escapes, but Tula and Dolphin are consumed by white light.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Atlantean Biological Adaptation
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Speed: Can swim 100 m.p.h underwater
- Superhuman Durability
- Master Swimmer
- Tula is actually the third character to adopt the name of Aquagirl. The first was Lisa Morel, and the second was a woman named Selena.
In Other MediaEdit
- See: Tula (Young Justice)