|“||Hi everyone. Don't freak out. Everyone freaks out when they first see me.||„|
|~ King Shark to his fleeing victims.|
|“||It was the blood. It's always the blood with me.||„|
|~ King Shark.|
Nanaue, or better known as King Shark, is a villain from the DC universe and an enemy of Aquaman and Superboy.
The offspring of a human mother and a shark god, King Shark has a bleak soul driven solely by his voracious appetites and urges.
In his first appearances he was responsible for the disappearances of several people. This caught the attention of Superboy who stepped in to help get the situation under control. During this adventure Superboy was aided by Inspector Sam Makoa. They managed to apprehend Nanaue, but during the deed Makoa was wounded. While incarcerated King Shark was freed by the Silicon Dragons. They want Nanaue to work for them, however he is not interested and he kills them. After that he heads to his mother's house and eats a piece of her to regain strength. Meanwhile Superboy arrives and manages to stop him again.
Some time after the incident Superboy and Makoa were assigned to the Suicide Squad to destroy the Silicon Dragons.They recruited King Shark to aid them. Knowing he wouldn't help them voluntarily they strapped an explosive belt to his waist. The belt would explode if anything were to happen to Inspector Makoa. During the mission Shark was mainly seen killing numerous henchmen. During the events his belt exploded, but Nanaue's durability allowed him to survive the blast.
He was recruited by Bane and Jeannette to be part of a new incarnation of the Secret Six. He joined the new team alongside Giganta, Dwarfstar and Lady Vic. They would soon be drafted into service by Spy Smasher for a mission to Skartaris with the intent of conquering the strange land. This brought the team into conflict with the other Secret Six team, who had been coerced by Amanda Waller into stopping them. During the fighting, King Shark had his left eye pulled out by Ragdoll.
When the situation was resolved, Waller offered a deal to the Secret Six that involved doing jobs for her when she had need. However, she only had use of one Secret Six team. After the fun in Skartaris, King Shark chose to stick around to be a part of this one Secret Six team.
King Shark was part of DC's New 52 relaunch. He appears Suicide Squad alongside Harley Quinn, El Diablo, Deadshot, Black Spider, and Sportsmaster.
His appearance now resembles a humanoid Hammerhead shark.
King Shark appears in the web series DC Super Hero Girls.
Harley Quinn (TV series)
King Shark appear in DC Universe's adult animation series Harley Quinn. One of Harley Quinn's right-hand men, this version of King Shark is a technological, gentle genius that only goes mad if he smells blood.
King Shark makes a cameo in the movie "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies". As one of the villains trying to collect the bounty on Superman.
Batman: Assault on Arkham
The Arkhamverse version of Nanue/King Shark appears as one of the main members of the Suicide Squad in the animated movie Batman: Assault on Arkham. In this movie, he is an exceptionally large unstoppable metahuman with metal jaws who is almost unkillable by human weapons. He is also presented as a prolific and psychopathic serial killer with countless victims who was captured by a team working for Amanda Waller and along with the rest of the Squad forced (using a bomb implanted in his, and the reminder of the team's necks) to steal data stolen by The Riddler and kept in his cane. Throughout the course of the film, he kills countless guards, yet begins to develop some feelings towards Killer Frost. However, when The Riddler disarms the team's bombs in their necks, he fails to disarm Nanue's, due to his thick skin, causing his head to explode. This version of King Shark was also shown having a fear of heights.
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
The version of Nanue/King Shark appear in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. He was John Constantine's ex-boyfriend who worked in the Suicide Squad, assisting the Justice League to defeat Darkseid. He along the rest of his team were killed when Lex Corp Building was destroyed.
King Shark appears as playable character in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.
King Shark appears as a playable character in Lego DC Super-Villains.
King Shark appears in the episode "Atlantis" of DC Universe Online.
King Shark will appear as a playable character in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
- He was created by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett.