May. 25th, 2015

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Title: Go Forth and Tell the Story
Characters/Pairings: Orin, Atlanna, Original Male Character; Atlanna/Original Male Character
Rating: G/K
Word Count: 875
Summary: He inoa no Orin. This is the story of Atlantis' greatest king. (Movieverse; backstory for Jason Momoa!Aquaman)
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Named characters and certain plot elements in this story are © DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. All content is fictional and for entertainment purposes only, not for profit.

Notes: Posted on AO3 almost two months ago; finally getting around to posting on LJ.

...So when I saw the official picture of Jason Momoa as Aquaman I got REALLY EXCITED, OKAY? I want to know everything about Hawaiian Aquaman, don't you?

Aquaman comics canon is a mess depending on which version of Earth you're working with, and this is movie-verse, and Aquaman is Hawaiian, so I basically just took what I wanted and smashed it all together messily and cackled a lot, I THUMB MY NOSE AT YOU, COMICS CANON.

Other inspiration taken from Hawaiian mythology, Hawai‘i in general, and Jason's own mixed-racial background and the accomplished Hawaiian watermen in his family.

"Go forth and tell the story" is the translation I like best for "Ha‘ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana," a phrase sung at the beginning of the last verse of songs written in the traditional Hawaiian style.

"He inoa no" is a dedication used in name chants, generally for royalty or gods. Roughly "in the name of" or "in honor of".

More translations in the end notes.

This story is un-beta'd.

Posted to [livejournal.com profile] comics_genfic.

This story also available on AO3.

In with the fic before canon can ruin it for me )

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