Arthur Curry: My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. But life has a way of bringing people together. They made me what I am.
Orm: A war is coming to the surface. And I am bringing the wrath of the Seven Seas with me.
[Mera jumps from a plane into a desert]
Arthur Curry: Redheads, you gotta love them...
[jumps after her]
Mera: [to Arthur] You think you're unworthy to lead because you're of two different worlds? But that is exactly why you ARE worthy!
Arthur Curry: I'm no leader. I came because I have no choice. I came to save my home, and the people that I love.
[Aquaman smashes into an enemy submarine]
Arthur Curry: Permission to come aboard.
Mera: Your half-brother, King Orm, is about to declare war upon the surface world. The only way to stop his war is for you to take your rightful place as King.
Arthur Curry: Trust me, I am no king.
Queen Atlanna: [to her son] You could unite our worlds one day.
Orm: My brother has come from the surface... to challenge me for the throne!
Arthur Curry: I call it an ass-whooping.
[Mera and Arthur find an Atlantean device in the desert]
Mera: [can't activate it] Nothing.
Arthur Curry: Of course it's not working. It's been sitting here gathering dust since before the Sahara was a desert!
Mera: Before the Sahara was a desert... You do your best thinking when you're not thinking at all. Hold still.
[extracts sweat from ARthur]
Mera: We need water. You're the closest source.
[uses the water to get the device working]
Arthur Curry: Show-off. We could've just peed on it.
[Mera destroys the device]
Arthur Curry: WAIT! Shouldn't we have written it down?
Mera: I memorized it. Didn't you?
Arthur Curry: Uh, yeah.
Mera: What did I say?
Arthur Curry: Something something trident.
Arthur Curry: I'm no leader. I'm not a king.
Mera: Atlantis has always had a king. Now it needs something more.
Arthur Curry: Well, what could be greater than a king?
Mera: A hero.
Thomas Curry: [to Arthur] Your mother always knew you were special.
Arthur Curry: My parents were of two different worlds, and I was a product of the love that they shared. A son of land, and a son of the seas.
King Atlan: In this trident resides the power of Atlantis. If you seek my power, journey beyond the edge of the world to the hidden sea.In the wrong hands, it would bring destruction. But in the hands of a true heir, it would unite all our kingdoms above and below!