|“||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 an antagonist from the DC Comics 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 began to building a new criminal empire in the depths of the sunken city. Aquaman was usurped by an xenophobic extremist named Corum Rath who ruled the city with an iron fist. Rath activated a magical device known as the Crown of Thorns which formed a magical barrier around Atlantis so no-one could enter or leave. Mera, spent weeks using her hydrokinesis in an attempt to rip down the Crown of Thorns. Eventually she found a way to get through the barrier, however the magic used to do so made her loose the ability to breathe under water. Some of King Shark's minions discovered her in this state and brought her to King Shark who put her in an oxygen tank. Nanaue didn't do this out of any compassion, rather, he wanted to use her as a bargaining chip.
Nanaue pondered Arthur's offer more after the Aquaman began his assault on the Crown. He soon changed his mind and led his forces assist the rebellion. With the combined might of the rebellion and the gangs of the Ninth behind him, Aquaman was able to use his trident to bring down the Crown of Thorns.
King Shark appears in the web series DC Super Hero Girls.
Harley Quinn (TV series)
- Main article: King Shark (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.
- Main article: King Shark (Arrowverse)
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 the Lex Corp Building is destroyed.
The Suicide Squad
- Main article: King Shark (DC Extended Universe)
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.
Powers and Abilities
- Superhuman Strength : Nanaue possesses great superhuman strength. he can lift great amounts of weight, punch through steel or concrete and trade punches with characters like Superboy and Aquaman.
- Superhuman Durability : King Shark is bullet proof, can withstand extreme cold, crushing pressures and high levels of blunt trauma such as hits from class 100 even being dropped from a plane through concrete.
- Sharp Teeth: King Shark has powerful teeth he breaks some of them, they regrow just like his limbs.
- Enhanced Senses : King Shark can see in the ocean floor. He also has an enhanced sense of smell and some sort of sonar that helps him navigate or sense his surroundings.
- He was created by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett.