Lagoon Boy


Back to Heroes Main > Aquaman

Real Identity: La'gaan
Affiliation(s): Conservatory of Sorcery, The Team, and Justice League
Appearances: Downtime, Happy New Year, Alienated, Salvage, Depths, Darkest, Before The Dawn, Cornered, True Colors, The Fix, Intervention, Summit, Endgame, First Impression, Nautical Twilight, Ebb Tide, Emergency Dive, Leviathan Wakes, Ego and Superego (voice only), and Death and Rebirth
Appearances (Comics): Under The Surface..., ...Here There Be Monsters, Players Chapter One, Players Chapter Two, Players Chapter Three, Players Chapter Four, Players Chapter Five, Players Chapter Six, Last Rights, and Yesterday's Children: Memory Six
Powers/Skills: Magic, Underwater Survival, Size-Changing, and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Yuri Lowenthal

La'gaan was born in 1998. He was enrolled at the Conservatory of Sorcery in Poseidonis at 12 years old. On September 6th, Team Year Zero, he met Superboy and Miss Martian. Excited to meet them, La'gaan asked about the surface. On September 7th, La'gaan helped battle the Purists at Old Roman's Trench. Between Team Year One and Five, he became a member of the Team as Lagoon Boy. He was assigned the designation B-18. As of February 16th, Team Year Five, Bumblebee and Lagoon Boy were on special assignment. On December 1st, Lagoon Boy was assigned to Beta Squad but was delegated to back up in the cloaked Bio-Ship while the rest of the Team mixed into a public crowd in Metropolis. He was soon joined by Miss Martian and reassigned to investigate a Zeta-radiation signal on the Moon.

Lagoon Boy pointed out the kidnapping of Superboy and some Justice Leaguers then a spherical field surrounding Metropolis at the same time was rather suspicious. On the way, Lagoon Boy voiced his frustrations with not fitting in because of his appearance. Miss Martian revealed her true form then mimicked his own. They nearly kissed but the proximity alert activated. Due to the lack of external docking bays nor airlocks, Lagoon Boy was forced to stay behind in the Bio Ship and prepare for departure while Miss Martian entered Kylstar's Vessel. After being beamed onto The Collector's ship, Lagoon Boy followed Nightwing's orders and blasted The Collector.

At some point, Lagoon Boy and Miss Martian began dating. On January 1st, 18:18 Eastern Standard Time (EST), Team Year Six, Lagoon Boy lost another sparring match against Nightwing. On January 4th, Lagoon Boy was assigned to Gamma Squad with Robin and Blue Beetle. After tracing zeta radiation underwater, Lagoon Boy was sent ahead to scout. He discovered an entrance and held it open for his team mates. Lagoon Boy inflated himself as the squad engaged a swarm of Kroloteans. On January 6th, Lagoon Boy and Aquaman infiltrated the Malina Island base by sea and spied on the operation before Aqualad opened fire on them. When Aqualad was revealed, Lagoon Boy was not as forgiving as the senior members of the Team.

On March 19th, Lagoon Boy was assigned to Gamma Squad and took part in a mission to safeguard the Earth-Mars-Communication-Satellite. In order to maximize the Team's efficiency, Nightwing posted Lagoon Boy in the ocean. However, he was not pleased Miss Martian and Superboy were together performing aerial surveillance. Once Lagoon Boy discovered several Manta-men, he disobeyed orders and engaged them alone. Lagoon Boy was soon rendered unconscious by Kaldur'ahm. In order to save his life, Kaldur'ahm quickly ordered Lagoon Boy to be taken away to serve as a specimen for the Light's partner. Kaldur'ahm sedated Lagoon Boy, secretly inserting a microscopic tag that the Team would be able to track. Lagoon Boy awoke near pods containing Shimmer and kidnapped teenagers. On March 30th, Kaldur'ahm observed Lagoon Boy among the kidnapped teenagers and insisted he already had powers. The Scientist posited Lagoon Boy's powers were based on training and sorcery. Beyond that, he was likely an average Atlantean. Lagoon Boy was later freed by Barbara Gordon and Tim Drake. Lagoon Boy joined the battle against Black Beetle but was no match. He later rescued Blue Beetle and brought him aboard the Bio-Ship.

On April 1st, Lagoon Boy was debriefed by Black Canary at the Taos branch of S.T.A.R. Labs. The next day, he tried to call Miss Martian but she declined to answer. On April 9th, Lagoon Boy confronted Miss Martian and wanted to know why she was avoiding him and what was going on with her and Superboy. Miss Martian agreed to talk and they took a Zeta-Tube to Chicago to discuss further in John Jones' apartment. However, they were ambushed by Deathstroke and Tigress. Lagoon Boy sustained an ankle injury and was knocked out by Deathstroke. Nightwing and Superboy remanded him to a hospital but he was in an agitated state. When Lagoon Boy verbally assaulted Superboy, Nightwing came clean with the truth about Aqualad and Artemis' deep cover mission. Lagoon Boy returned to Poseidonis to continue with his recovery. By June 13th, Lagoon Boy was healed up and planned on taking a Zeta-Tube back to the surface the next day. At 23:45 UTC+2, he was surprised to see Miss Martian came to personally pick him up. However, on the flight back, Miss Martian broke up with Lagoon Boy.

On June 19th, Lagoon Boy took part in the Santa Prisca mission. He took the place of a League of Shadows soldier along with Beast Boy and Blue Beetle. He briefly fought against Ubu then saved Miss Martian from Klarion's flame construct. On June 20th, Lagoon Boy and Aqualad comprised Omega Squad and took out the Magnetic Field Generator in the Atlantic Ocean. During the assault, they worked out the tension that developed as a result of Aqualad's secret deep cover mission. He attended Wally West's funeral. On July 4th, Lagoon Boy was assigned to Gamma Squad to follow up on Batgirl's lead on Vandal Savage's next move. Lagoon Boy quit the Team once Miss Martian and Superboy got back together. He continued his heroics undersea and remained as Aquaman's protege. He also was given specific assignments by King Orin but also held a grudge against Superboy. At somepoint, La'gaan, Coral, and Rodunn started a polyamorous relationship and later married.

On December 1st Team Year Eight, La'gaan tipped off the second Aquaman, Kaldur'ahm, about a missing Reach warship being salvaged by Intergang in the Atlantic Ocean. Together, they conducted a raid on the ship and arrested Ugly Mannheim but Whisper A'Daire escaped with three Warbugs. On April 20th, 15:56 UTC-2, Team Year Ten, La'gaan played with Artur in Poseidonis during the opening ceremonies of the annual conference of Atlantean city-states. La'gaan pretended to be in trouble and Artur, as "Aquababy," saved him. Coral believed he would be a wonderful father. Artur joked he would do alright. La'gaan and Coral swam off with Lori Lemaris. On April 21st, La'gaan went to the conference after it was attacked by Ocean-Master. He found Coral healing Rodunn. She assured him they were fine but Ocean-Master had to be stopped. La'gaan joined in the fight. In his puffer mode, he landed a punch on Ocean-Master but he countered with Neptune's Trident. A hooded stranger prevented him from finishing them off.

On May 14th, 07:42 UTC-2, Kaldur'ahm and La'gaan reported to King Orin. La'gaan informed Orin there was unrest in nearly every city-state, particularly in Xebel, in protest of Poseidonis being repaired. Orin pointed out repairs were from Poseidonis's own general fund and not from the Atlantean treasury. Kaldurah'm countered it was a matter of optics. Later in the day, Child left a pillar of fire outside Poseidonis. La'gaan was concerned for his best friend Blubber who was still outside after Orin gave the order to keep the dome sealed. Wyynde and Delphis held him back. Orin saved Blubber from the red water just in time and got him back inside. The pillar was dissipated by Queen Mera, Ocean-Master, and the hooded stranger. La'gaan realized it was part of the Prophecy of the One True King. He and several Atlanteans exited the city and witnessed the stranger defeat Ocean-Master again. After Orin decked Ocean-Master, he was captured by Wyynde and La'gaan and took him way to be imprisoned.

On June 2nd, 08:37 UTC-2, La'gaan prepared to leave home for a covert mission to Xebel to find Arion's crown in the Undersea. Rodunn and Coral were upset with the assignment since the birth of their child was close to happening. He stated it was an honor that Kaldur'ahm chose him for the mission. He kissed them and Coral's womb then promised he would be back in a few short days and asked their unborn child to have patience. At 15:07 UTC-2, the ongoing unrest in Xebel gave Kaldur'ahm, La'gaan, and Wyynde a cover for their infiltration. They headed to the Grave of Legends, a holy site that was also the thinnest point between Xebel and the Undersea. La'gaan was shocked to see a giant statue looked like Wyynde. Wyynde explained he was a direct descendent of one of the old heroes. They began digging. In puffer mode, La'gaan hauled debris away. They were nearly caught by Nereus's Watch but Delphis generated a bright light to draw patrol's attention. Kaldur'ahm sighed and invited her to join their mission.

They entered the Undersea at 15:23 UTC-2 but a cave in covered up the tunnel behind them. La'gaan remarked they were moded. They proceeded and dealt with geothermal vent eruptions as they dug further down. On July 3rd, 19:00 UTC-2, they neutralized another vent. La'gaan worried about Coral. Kaldur'ahm reminded him to stay fully focused on the mission. Wyynde tried to downplay Kaldur'ahm's bluntness but La'gaan understood what he meant but wished he had his strength sometimes. Wyynde noted Kaldur'ahm was exhausted and still hit hard by Superboy's death. La'gaan admitted he regretted not making amends with Superboy when he had the chance. He wished he knew how to help. Wyynde agreed. They were suddenly attacked by Karkinos, a gigantic crab. It attempted to suck the squad into its mouth. La'gaan spotted a column, shifted to Puffer mode, and made a move for the column. He was sucked in with a big piece of it. Karkinos burped La'gaan out and left the area. They headed deeper down and came upon a skeleton. Their skin tattoos lit up and they found Arion's crown. However, a giant serpent named Leviathan suddenly appeared to La'gaan's chagrin.

Kaldur'ahm managed to embed one of his Water-Bearers in its back and implored the others to get on. Wyynde made a kelp construct and grabbed Delphis and La'gaan. La'gaan grabbed hold of a fin and Delphis held onto La'gaan's back. They used the Leviathan to leave the Undersea and return to Xebel. Kaldur'ahm decided they would maintain radio silence. They discovered the Arion clone was elected to be the next High King and make matters worse, a clone of Ocean-Master was in control of the body. Luckily, the Lords of Order refused to allow an agent of Vandal Savage to have the crown and immediately vaporized him. Mera was chosen as the next High King. La'gaan believed Kaldur'ahm was fine but Wyynde was still concerned. At the palace, Orin revealed he planned to return to the Justice League as Aquaman. Kaldur'ahm offered the mantle back but Orin believed a League with four Green Lanterns and two Flashs could embrace two Aquamen or three. La'gaan was shocked by the nomination. Orin believed it was time. Kaldur'ahm congratulated him then announced he was taking a leave of absence. La'gaan then met his child.

Around September 9th, La'gaan attended the dedication to the construction of a new Hall of Justice on Justice Island in New York City. He exclaimed, "Neptune's beard!" after the ribbon was cut. On September 16th, he attended Conner Kent and M'gann M'orzz's wedding in Happy Harbor. On November 12th, 12:00 EST, he was part of the group of Justice Leaguers who covertly infiltrated Lex Luthor's office at Lexcorp in Metropolis to inform him Queen Perdita Vladek was family and now off-limits to him and the Light.