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Dead King's Island is an island in the realm of the Hidden Sea. Within a cave in Atlanna's grotto is the Throne Room of Atlan, where Arthur Curry acquired the Trident of Atlan and Atlan's armor with the assistance of the Karathen.[1]


Eons ago, the Karathen came to inhabit Dead King's Island. Sometime before the 11th century, King Atlan of Atlantis exiled himself there for causing the sinking of Atlantis as he sat in the Throne Room alongside his trident, eventually dying.[1]

A millennium later in the 1990s, Atlanna incidentally found the Hidden Sea after having been sentenced to the Trench. She was trapped there on Dead King's Island as the maelstrom is a one-way portal without the true heir wielding the Trident of Atlan.

Decades later, Atlanna saved Mera, who was accompanied by Atlanna's son, Arthur, from a pliosaur-like creature. They embraced, reunited, before Arthur went on to take the trident from Atlan's body. The Karathen warned him against it, not being the first to have attempted it, but Arthur used his powers to talk back to the creature, allowing him to take the trident, as well as Atlan's armor. Assisted by the Karathen, they all broke out, finding themselves in the midst of a battle in the Kingdom of the Brine.[1]



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