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Real Identity: Garth
Affiliations: Teen Titans and Teen Titans East
Appearances: Star Liar, Missing, Pirates, Rocks and Water, Yearbook Madness, Black Friday, Snuggle Time, Shrimps and Prime Rib, The Streak: Pt 1, TV Knight 2, Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Pt 1, Costume Contest, Flashback: Pt 1, and Flashback: Pt 2, The Power of Shrimps, Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Second Greatest Team Edition Pt. 1, and BBRBDAY
Powers/Skills: Animal Telepathy, Hydrokinesis, Survival Underwater, Enhanced Strength, and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Wil Wheaton
Garth was the son of an exiled pacifist, abandoned in the sea. However, he was found and adopted by Aquaman, King of Atlantis. As Aqualad, Garth established himself as a great warrior and patrolled the ocean in service of the kingdom. He later tried out for the Teen Titans and was a founding member of the Teen Titans East after Kid Flash was defeated by Robin. He also moonlights as a DJ. During an annual Titans East Dance Party, Beast Boy nailed Aqualad with a disco ball by accident.
Aqualad was fooled into bringing an army of shrimp to help the Teen Titans, who grilled them up for a beach party. While talking to Beast Boy, Aqualad realized Raven was a girl and asked her out on a date. Beast Boy was apalled but Cyborg insisted Aqualad was not trustworthy because he was a pirate. Despite not agreeing to a date, Raven showed up at 8 pm. Aqualad encapsulated them in a bubble and descended down below. He presented the circle of life to her - a bunch of sea animals attacked by sharks. Raven was smitten with Aqualad. The next morning, Aqualad wanted to take her out to the piranha grounds but Beast Boy instigated a fight. Raven declared it would be a fight to the death. Aqualad refused to fight and was mutilated by Beast Boy. After recovering in a hospital, Aqualad arose as a vengeful pirate.
Aqualad and Terra began dating. Out of regret, Beast Boy and Raven teamed up to make their exes jealous and break them up. Along with Starfire and Robin, they went on a triple date. Aqualad and Terra were stunned at Beast Boy and Raven's chemistry. Aqualad was appalled when he realized the calamari Terra was eating was Mr. Belvadere, the squid who raised him. They made up and left. Raven and Beast Boy continued to sabotage their relationship by framing the other. During an underwater orchestra, they crushed an octopus in the band with a boulder. They switched Aqualad's portrait of Terra with a fish. The next day, they finally broke up but realized Beast Boy and Raven were behind it. They argued about destroying Beast Boy and Raven with a boulder or a shark and realized they only had hatred in common with each other. They agreed to summon both then part ways. Beast Boy turned into gorilla and punched them off their rides then they fell through a trash hole opened by Raven.
Bumblebee teamed up with Aqualad to take out the Brain's generator before he took over the world. She flew Aqualad into Brain's fortress and dropped Aqualad who took out the generator with his dolphin. Aqualad landed and held out his arms. The dolphin dropped into his arms, unscathed. Aqualad participated in the Justice League's annual competition to add a new member. He served as assistant in Speedy's audition by standing still with an apple on top of his head. Speedy fired an arrow into his right foot instead. During his audition, Aqualad juggled several marlin but one stabbed him in the right foot. He was rejected. Aqualad was captured by H.I.V.E. and kept in a prison cell in their tower. On Halloween, Aqualad was incredibly weak but heard the Titans. He reached an arm out and grabbed Robin's shoulder but the Titans thought it was just an animatronic prisoner's arm. When the Titans had Raven give them new powers to combat their boredom, she gave Cyborg Aqualad's.
Aqualad arrived at the docks and was aghast at a new shrimp and prime rib shack named Bero's. The cooked shrimp was his basketball team. Beast Boy teased he was mad because Raven didn't want to talk to him anymore. Aqualad stated he was busy protecting the ocean and had no time for dating. Beast Boy laid a sick burn and retorted he was too busy to save his basketball team and he was too fishy for Raven. Aqualad asked Cyborg why he kept saying "Sick burn." Beast Boy burned him again. Aqualad cuffed the Berto's owner, Albert Jelenic, for crimes against crustaceans. Jelenic complied and went with him back to his Aqua Lair. His arms and legs were shackled but had free reign of the lair. He offered to tell Aqualad the story about the island he came from but Aqualad told him to be quiet and went to his bedroom to kiss Raven's photo. Jelenic followed and realized he was in love. He offered to tell a very long story. Despite Aqualad declining twice, Jelenic told him the story about his pet cat, Zoli, and his attempts to befriend it with food then adopting it after it was hit by a car.
Aqualad realized he could win back Raven with shrimps and prime rib. He arranged for Jelenic to cook the meals for him. Raven suspected all Aqualad cared about was his rivalry with Beast Boy. Aqualad claimed Beast Boy simply reminded him how much he cared about Raven and the shrimps and prime rib caught her attention. Aqualad pointed out one of the shrimps was his racquetball partner. Raven was impressed. Jelenic watched from the Aqua Jail and drew a heart on glass with a shrimp. Beast Boy heard about the date and went to Berto's in search of Jelenic's help to win Raven over. Aqualad emerged from the Berto's shack and taunted him. Raven dispensed with all civility and chomped away at their next date then angrily demanded more. Aqualad suggested a walk but she turned demonic and repeated herself. Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire broke into the lair to free Jelenic and thwart Aqualad's plan. However, Jelenic slowed them down with a story about the Battle of Krbava Field in 1493. Aqualad caught them in the act and summoned two sharks, a crab, and a turtle to attack. Raven walked in and realized Aqualad tricked her. Jelenic stated what mattered about shrimps and prime rib was the effort put into it. Raven forced Beast Boy and Aqualad to cook shrimps and prime rib for them back at the Titans Tower. Raven remarked she could really taste the love. Jelenic declared it was a sick burn.
Titans East participated in the Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Second Greatest Team Edition but lost. Aqualad tried to attend Beast Boy's birthday party but he refused at the front door for not having an official invitation.