The Wild Card
QT: Butch (Pulp Fiction)
Similarities: Both have major daddy issues due to absent and/or dead father’s (although Aquaman’s backstory has changed so much over the decades, it’s tough to keep track what’s currently up with his dad) who have left them a significant piece of their legacy — a gold watch for Butch and an undersea kingdom for the A-man. They’re also both scrappy fighters whose skills are regularly underestimated by their adversaries.
Differences: Butch can’t breathe underwater or carry on telepathic discussions with aquatic life, which is a shame, because fish are renowned for great conversationalists. Aquaman, meanwhile, will never know the simple joy of sitting in a car, singing along to “Flowers on the Wall.”