Continuing my very analytical conception of a Black Manta mini series.
I think we already covered what we already know about Black Manta in
Dark Water, which could also mean it's more to Manta than meets the eye
and definitely more than what's been written.
His mini series should focus on blood soaked revenge against Xebel, his relationship with his son kaldur'ahm aka Aqualad (Devil Ray). Were forgetting Aquaman altogether
and since Manta and Mera is not a factor Black Manta needs a love interest.
So who's out there that would be compatible and useful to the scourge of the 7 seas?
Why did I pick these three?
In this book David Ray is still a villain / anti hero
so we'll still see villain. He'll try to sugar coat and justify some of it
when Kaldur is around, and balance it out when he does heroic things (anti hero)
but with a fatal unforgiving style that only this idealist vigilante can bring.
Remembering Manta is an unforgiving, scheming, me first killer
we have to know that's how he'll deal with his women.
Clea: angry, vengeful and wrapped to tight
for some wrong done to her by a man.
Maybe she just dislikes the fact that men
rule the world and wants to hurt every
man she comes in contact with.
Manta will crush her physically, financially,
sexually, mentally and emotionally
take everything she ever had and have.
Leave her broken on all levels.
Then build her back up giving her the power she needs and forever denying her the power she had. Making sure she can't even exist without him PERIOD!
Fatality: mercilessly manipulate her back into an unrepentant killing machine. Taking the honor and pride of a warrior from her, turning her into his own personal attack dog. Give her the true love from a man that she needs and the true love of a family that was taken away from her. Manta and Kaldur becomes her family. Giving Manta the love, loyalty and companionship of a woman he needs and another tool to turn Aqualad into his killing murdering prodigy.
Giganta: Manta takes full advantage of their secret unknown relationship. Feed her desires and natural tendency for violence to the point of overflow. Champion and protect her in battle, in the bed, in life outside of crime, until every hope and thought of rehabilitation is gone. Put a grip on her so hard that every thought she has is his. Every action, every dream belongs to Black Manta. Her devotion and obedience is so geared that she would kill every padawan on coruscant if Manta told her to.
No padawans were hurt during the making of this post.
Killing padawans is not my Black Manta's style, At All!
D.Ray love the kids, old people and innocents. But if he told her to she'd do it.