A great downfall to a number of villains is their need to tell all of their business to any unfortunate soul who happens to be present. The onslaught of lectures and diatribes is unnecessary, but the need to hear one’s own self-appraised genius is that great. It is for this reason the giant shark in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is the real MVP.
Black Manta is busy talking in all caps, dragging Prince Orm for his sense of entitlement, when Aquaman summons one of his aquatic homies. Just as Black Manta is really about to go extended version about his true plans, the giant shark comes out of the water and takes him out Deep Blue Sea-style. Its art and this shark deserve all the love.
This shark swam from Poseidon-knows-where and came through for Aquaman in the most clutch way possible. The giant shark is that friend you can depend on no matter what. This shark could have been on PTO, but he heard the call and saved everyone from Black Manta’s ranting, making sure that Black Manta didn’t utter another word. An efficient agent of silence and an advocate for the “please, shut the hell up” coalition.
You can’t mute people in real life, yet anyway, but it would be nice if all unnecessary dialogue could be silenced by the speaker getting eaten by a shark.