The future Aquaman has devised his own virtual training space similar to the X-Men’s Danger Room, but without the horrifying ethical cost.
Warning! Spoilers for Aquaman: The Becoming #1 ahead!
The future Aquaman has begun training for his future role in a much more ethical version of the X-Men‘s Danger Room. Being a superhero requires a lot of physical work, especially for heroes who spend most of their time in extreme conditions, such as Aquaman and his allies. To keep up in sporting shape and develop one’s skills, most superhero teams and wealthy heroes make use of dedicated training spaces. While the X-Men’s particular approach to a training room is downright heinous, Aquaman steers clear of this sin.
In Aquaman: The Becoming #1 by Brandon Thomas and Diego Olortegui, current Aqualad and future Aquaman Jackson Hyde, continues to prepare and train himself to take up the mantle. After practicing in the Curry family grotto in Atlantis, Hyde journeys to the surface to reconnect with his mother and deal with a low level criminal threatening Amnesty Bay. When he returns to Atlantis to continue his training, Aqualad finds himself attacked by a mysterious, Atlantean-armor clad figure. After a fierce fight, and a series of explosions, Aqualad awakens to find himself surrounded by Atlantean peacekeepers, and under arrest for terrorist acts.