Balaal's father Ossem was one of the great patriarchs of the Atlantean people. Balaal's brothers were killed by Atlantean barbarians and his father a follower of the god Neptune urged nonviolence. Balaal was the leader of a cult who worshiped the evil ancient god Set. Balaal's cult had built a device to absorb their psychic energy called the Golden Serpent in a bid to bring Set to earth.

When Balaal and his cult tried to sacrifice Ossem Neptune smote the cult including Balaal but Neptune protected Ossem.


  • Atlantian Abilities: possesses the conventional attributes of Homo mermanus: gills that extract oxygen from water, superhuman physiology to withstand extreme pressures and temperatures, and acute vision. He can swim at approximately 30 miles per hour. He can remain out of water for approximately nine minutes before beginning to suffocate. However, he can operate on the surface by wearing a water-filled helmet or using a chemical that enables him to draw oxygen from the air.

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