Some Atlanteans survived beneath the ocean, off the Azores. In 1970, Professor Zaroff discovered the surviving Atlanteans and promised to raise their settlement from the ocean floor. This would have destroyed the Earth in the process. He died in the attempt due to the Doctor's intervention. (DW: The Underwater Menace)
Atlantis was a fabled location on Earth. This island, city, or civilization reportedly sank into the sea.
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Atlantis is the name of a continent located in the North Atlantic Ocean and represents one of the earliest and most highly advanced cultural societies on Earth. Untold millennia ago, groups of pilgrims settled in the greater Atlantean region establishing twelve distinctive communities, a few of which evolved into the city-states now known as Poseidonis and Tritonis. Many believe that the original twelve settlements represented the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
Atlantis owed a lot of its development to the strong mystical energies intrinsically tied to the land. Over 145,000 years ago, two powerful mystics named Calculha and Majistra became the most powerful sorcerers in the world. Calculha, a follower of the light, manipulated White Magic, while his only living equal, Majistra was a practitioner of the dark arts. Through their influence, Atlantis flourished and grew into an advanced community unlike any other on the planet. Although magic was the dominant means of power throughout the continent, noted intellectuals began to recognize the wisdom of science. While the rest of the world had yet to benefit from inventions such as the wheel, the Atlanteans were already developing highly advanced technological wonders. Legend has it that the Atlanteans even managed to combine science and sorcery to create the world's first space-craft. This vessel is thought to have left the planet Earth some 50,000 years ago. Some have speculated that the crew of this craft may have populated the nearby human worlds of Rann, Thanagar, and Krypton.
As the centuries passed, the sorcerers Calculha and Majistra decided to consolidate their mystical prowess and mate with one another. Their union produced twin offspring, Garn Daanuth and Arion. Calculha took Arion under his wing and apprenticed him in the arts of pure magic, while Majistra schooled Garn in the ways of evil. The children each grew up to become powerful mages in their own right, and the bitterest of enemies. Arion eventually defeated his brother, but at great cost to himself.
The Great Deluge (sometimes referred to as the Great Flood) was a geological catastrophe that occurred some 9,600 years ago.
A giant skull-shaped meteor from outer space crashed into the Earth somewhere near the North Sea. The impact was so tremendous that it caused worldwide geological upheaval. Tectonic plates shifted, yielding massive flooding so intense that it caused the entire continent of Atlantis to sink beneath the waves. Though nearly all of Atlantean culture had been wiped away forever, those of the capital city of Poseidonis managed to survive due to the erection of a giant dome that shielded the entire city. It was believed by some, that the destruction of Atlantis was the result of Suula - Goddess of the Sky -- who took offense to the creation of the dome that cut Poseidonis off from the skies above. These Atlanteans managed to eke out a life for themselves, though they could never again leave the safety of their city.
Some Atlanteans however, found an alternative in the priest-mage known as Shalako. Shalako used his magic to protect his followers from the crushing pressure of the ocean depths, and they migrated from Poseidonis and re-established a colony in the ruins of the sister-city Tritonis.
A few short years after the calamity, Atlantis' monarch, King Orin, had his scientists develop a means so that his people could survive underwater, without having to stay within the city. The experiment was a success and the serum transformed the Atlanteans from normal human beings into aquatic amphibians who could survive the ocean depths and draw oxygen from water to breathe.
Most regarded Orin as a strong and benevolent leader, but there were those, including his brother, Shalako, who felt that Orin's compassion made him a weak ruler. Orin was the first to put together the Atlantis Chronicles and assigned Albart-Son-of-Yarrow of Ancinor the task of maintaining a faithful history of their home country.
Due to the machinations of Shalako, the citizens of Tritonis evolved into a race of Mer-people. At first, the former Shalakites adapted to this mutation, until they discovered that the changes were being passed down to their children. The most severe example of this effect was the Atlantean prince, Kordax. Kordax was born a hideous, green-scaled mutant with blond hair and the ability to telepathically control the creatures of the sea. The existence of Kordax caused a schism throughout Atlantis as by right of ascension, he was the first-born heir to the throne. This conflict erupted into a massive war between Poseidonis and Tritonis.
Although the submerged continent grew and prospered, the civilizations of the surface world remained largely ignorant of Atlantis for many centuries. In recent years however, Atlantis has found itself pushed to the forefront of public awareness. Their most notable monarch to date, King Orin, reintroduced Atlantis to the modern world when he took the sobriquet, Aquaman, and became one of the founding members of the famous Justice League of America.
Atlantis has never been a nation to know peace for very long. Over the span of four-thousand wars, it has seen conflict from the surface world, from within its own borders and even from beyond the stars.
Several years ago, Atlantis nearly declared war upon the surface world when they believed that the humans had stolen the Atlantean Royal Seal. In fact, they were only partially correct. Though the thief was indeed an air-breather, he was actually Aquaman's half-brother, the Ocean Master. Ocean Master stole the seal as part of a quest to find twelve ancient Zodiac Crystals from which he would gain ultimate power. Aquaman defeated Ocean Master and the armies of Atlantis held back their assault against the surface world.
The next serious attack came from a race of highly evolved giant jellyfish. These creatures despised the notion that the seas were dominated by the humanoid Atlanteans, and embarked upon an ambitious plan to insure racial purity in their territories. They bided their time until Atlantis was at its most vulnerable, when its capital city Poseidonis was under the command of an inept leader named Pletus. The Jellyfish commandeered ships and transport craft and began their invasion. They always concealed themselves within metal shells, so that nobody ever knew what the invaders actually looked like.
In times of war, it was customary to bequeath complete authority in Atlantis to the highest ranking military commander. Although the general fought valiantly, he was killed in the first attack, thereby solidifying Pletus' bid for power. Taking control of the military, his poor judgment misdirected battles and caused a severe drop in troop morale. Ultimately, he surrendered Atlantis to the jellyfish and was summarily drawn and quartered. The Atlantean ruling council were then apprehended and torn to shreds, their remains left floating in the Atlantean waters. The jellyfish rounded up as many dignitaries as they could find and incarcerated them at the Aquarium as political prisoners. To strengthen their own army, the jellyfish found nomadic tribes from the outlying settlements around the continent and pressed them into service. Although these men had no desire to wage war against their fellow Atlanteans, they feared that the jellyfish would execute their families if they tried to resist.
At the height of their occupation, Atlantis' former king, Aquaman, returned to his home after having been away for several years. He was captured by the rebel army and placed inside Aquarium. Aquaman conspired with the other prisoners to lead a rebellion against the invaders. He knew of secret aqueducts that could be used to leave Aquarium and get back to the royal palace.
They soon discovered that the invaders were rounding up random Atlantean families and taking them to a processing plant where they were being executed. Aquaman soon determined the true nature of the invaders and realized that they were in fact sentient jellyfish. He rounded up as many resistance members as he could and had them mass produce canisters containing a poisoned specially designed to kill jellyfish. They placed them at strategic locations around the royal palace and detonated them. Though the poison was deadly to jellyfish, it was harmless to other sea life. All of the invaders inside the capital city were killed instantly. Some managed to escape and retreated back behind the dome perimeter. The invaders were not finished however. Although they no longer controlled Poseidonis, they were able to erect a blockade around the domed city, cutting Atlantis off from their supply chains. If they couldn’t kill the Atlanteans directly, then they would starve them out.
An Atlantean general led the charge to push the invaders back, but the opposing force was too strong. They simply didn’t have the military strength to press forward. Aquaman ascended the highest point in the city and broadcast a telepathic command to every fish, cephalopod and marine mammal that he could summon. Taxing himself beyond measure, he succeeded in raising an army that obliterated the opposing forces once and for all. Atlantis was liberated.
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The Island where Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 crashed might be, or have been part of a lost mythical continent.
(note that none of what is discussed below is really referring to a continent -- all of the theories (Atlantis, etc) refer to islands)
Atlantis is a lost civilization that the philosopher Plato describes in some of his works. It was supposedly millennia ahead of its time and sank after a massive earthquake following its loss in the war with Athens. While it is considered an allegory to Greece's own demise, some theorize that it did, in fact, exist.
The island may be the peak of Atlantis's tallest mountains and the remnants of the statue are what's left of an ancient Atlantian temple. The Black Rock (ship) is beached somewhere on the island, suggesting that at some time the island was at least partially "under water".
"Atlantis" whether a continent or island is a myth and therefore lends itself to "creative license."
"Hearts in Atlantis." Stephen King has been referenced several times in the show.
island. However, there are many theories that postulate that the Egyptians were visited by the wayward Atlanteans after their island fell and therefore brought much of their knowledge and custom to Egypt.
which evidence of Atlantis' existence would be revealed. Hurley was seen painting a Sphinx in TLADOJB.
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Ancient Atlantis was a small continent (about the size of present-day Austria), located in the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe, which sank beneath the sea approximately 20,000 years ago. The continent of Atlantis boasted one of the most highly advanced civilizations of its age. Founded in about 19,000 BC, Atlantis predates that of any other known human civilization, and began a mere 4,000 years after the retreat of the last ice age. Originally, Atlantis was a land of barbarians; One of whom, Kull, left and acquired the throne of the nearby kingdom of Valusia. Over the 500 years between Kull's time and the sinking of Atlantis, Atlantis became the center of a small empire of sailors, craftsmen, traders, astrologers and alchemists. Atlantean sea vessels reached as far as the South Pole with a discovered the Antarctic jungle and game preserve they named Pangea (meaning " paradise "). Atlantean alchemists created the Serpent Crown, a vessel empowered by the demonic Elder God Set. The Serpent Crown is one of the few artifacts of ancient Atlantis crew survived until modern times. Few historical personages of the Atlantean age are known to date. One of the few is Kull, the barbarian-king who ruled Atlantis about 500 years before it sank. Kull was renowned as the slayer of the arch wizard Thulsa Doom, and was the enemy of the Serpent People, nonhuman but humanoid offspring of Set.
The last years of ancient Atlantis sought direction of the giant glass-like dome over the capital city of the empire (also called Atlantis). Its last rulers were King Kamuu and his wife Queen Zartra, a native of the Lemurian Isles, which had been conquered by the non-human race of Deviants. The Atlantean empire had been in a state of decline after Kull's era. The empire was reeling with civil war in all of its provinces and the fighting kept encroaching closer and closer to the capital city. Finally barbarians from the Lemurian Isles attacked Atlantis on behalf of the Deviant Empire, and to rout their forces King Kamuu opened the magma pits, which were the city's means of heating. The Lemurian invaders were destroyed by the molten lava, but due to unprecedented volcanic pressure beneath the city, the magma release triggered a seismological cataclysm. First the capital city, and then the entire continent of Atlantis itself was racked by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. At the same time, the Deviants themselves launched the attack on the surviving Second Host of the alien Celestials. The Celestials retaliated by causing a nuclear cataclysm, which sank Lemuria and created shockwaves that shook the entire world. As a result of the local geological convulsions and the after effects of the Lemurian cataclysm, the entire continent of Atlantis fragmented and vanished beneath the Atlantic Ocean in about a week.
Fortunately, there were a few survivors of the Atlantean catastrophe. The largest concentration of survivors was in the southern city of Netheria, whose priests and intellectuals foresaw an attack by the Lemurians. They enclosed their small city in the dome of an unknown plastic like substance, and excavated and fortified their city’s foundation. Consequently, when the continent of Atlantis fragmented, Netheria remained intact as it sank, coming to rest in a huge sub-sea cavern. Finding a way to recycle their air supply, the Netherians renamed their realm the Netherworld. The Netherworld, now under the rule of Queen Kala, exists today.
Tiny bands of Atlanteans managed to find refuge on neighboring islands and the European continent, which were buffeted by the Atlantis catastrophe but not destroyed. The nearby island of Attilan, home of the genetically advanced but reclusive Inhumans, also survived the cataclysm virtually unscathed.
About 10,000 years ago, a new type of human being appeared in the Atlantic Ocean possessing gills to breathe underwater, the origins of Homo mermanus are lost. The capacity to breed underwater, found prior to this time in certain individuals of both the Inhuman and Deviant races, may have been scientifically bestowed upon members of mainstream humanity by Inhuman or Deviant geneticists. The legends of the water breathers themselves credit Neptune, god of the sea worshipped by the Greeks and Romans, with their transformation from air to water-breathers. The theory of Homo mermanus is a result of natural evolution is unsupportable.
For millennia, the tribe of Homo mermanus were nomadic, wandering the Atlantic Ocean, preying upon small fish for food, using shells of huge crustaceans for shelter, and developing nothing but the most rudimentary tool-making culture. Finally, about 8,000 years ago, the undersea tribe discovered the ruins of the capital city of ancient Atlantis, which had lain undisturbed since Atlantis sank 12,000 years before. The prince of the Sea People, named Kamuu after the legendary surface Atlantean ruler, happened upon the throne of his ancient namesake. Upon recovering the original Kamuu's sword, he was visited by the spirit of the last king of ancient Atlantis. The spirit of King Kamuu bade his water-breathing namesake to settle here on the site of old Atlantis and found a new Atlantis. The young Kamuu convinced people to settle, and they began to build a new city of Atlantis.
The undersea city of Atlantis fell victim to natural disasters and sieges by barbarian tribes over the next few millennia, but each time Atlantis was rebuilt in even greater splendor. About 500 years after the founding of undersea Atlantis, a group of Homo mermanus left the city and made their way to the Pacific Ocean. This group founded the city of Lemuria on the opposite end of the now submerged continent of Lemuria from that settled by the Deviants. Due to the acquisition and worship of the Serpent Crown, the magical artifacts from the pre-cataclysmic Atlantis, the Lemurians' complexions and features have taken a more serpentine cast than their Atlanteans forebears.
Little is known about Atlanteans history between the time of the founding of Lemuria and the modern era. The Atlanteans' historical records, graven in stone until the relatively recent invention of a paper-like substance made from seaweed, had been all but lost in the dark ages of Atlantean history. The god Neptune is believed to have dwelt among the Atlanteans in mortal form during this period, promoting his worship, a practice that continues today. The Atlanteans also encountered Deviant refugees at some time in the past 200 years, and it was from them that they learned the rudiments of technology. The Atlanteans had very limited contact with their surface-dwelling parent race until recent times. This was largely due to the fact that neither water-breathers nor air-breathers could survive outside of their native environment for more than minutes without drowning.
About a century and a half ago, Atlantis was attacked by hordes of undersea barbarians haling from the nearby province of Skarka. Although the Atlanteans managed to repel the invasions, the city of Atlantis sustained heavy damages. Emperor Thakorr, who ascended the throne after former King Immanu died in battle with the barbarians, resolved to move the capital city of the empire from its traditional site. He led the Atlantean populace south, where they founded a new Atlantis not far from the continent of Antarctica. The Atlanteans lived in peace there until the 1920's, when an American ship was sent to Antarctica to clear a path through the icebergs. The detonation of explosive depth charges rocked the undersea city, killing a tenth of its inhabitants. Thakorr bade his daughter Fen to assign a scouting party to investigate the attack. The adventurous Fen decided to go herself. Fen learned that the bombardment was not an act of war, and became romantically attracted to the ship's captain, Leonard McKenzie. The American and Atlantean were soon wed and Fen later gave birth to Namor, a mutant hybrid of the two races. Most of McKenzie's crew were slain by the Atlanteans, who believed they held Fen captive.
Eventually, Namor was reunited with his people, and was crowned prince of Atlantis. Namor decided to rebuild the Atlantis on its original site in the North Atlantic rather than his grandfather's chosen site near Antarctica. With the surface world learning of the existence of Homo mermanus, Atlantis was subjected to ever more tumultuous fortunes. Three times did Atlantis declare war on the surface world and bring troops into Manhattan Island, only to withdraw them before casualties were sustained. Namor even petition the United Nations to accept Atlantis into its organization and was rejected on more than one occasion. Following the death of his betrothed, Lady Dorma, Namor abdicated the throne of Atlantis for a time. In his absence, Atlantis was besieged by barbarians and plunderers. Before long, the Atlanteans begged Namor to return to the throne and he agreed. The Atlanteans were then the victims of accidental nerve gas poisoning, leaving thousands of Homo mermanus who dwelled in the capital city in a death-like coma. When Namor had exhausted other possible sources of aid, he turned to his one-time ally, the power hungry Doctor Doom. Namor agreed to serve Doom for a time if Doom would use his scientific expertise to revive the Atlanteans. Both parties upheld their end of the bargain, and the Atlanteans were revived. For a time, the Atlanteans revered Namor for his role in their resuscitation with such fervor that it rankled him. Sometime later, however, the ruling council of the Atlanteans assessed Namor's leadership, evaluated the impact of his continual leaves of absence from the kingdom, and voted that Namor give up his role. Namor reluctantly agreed. The city of Atlantis and its small empire of colonies was then ruled by Lord Vashti.
In Earth-Doom Vs Namor, a reality visited by the Exiles, Doom was humanity's final hope against preventing the Atlanteans from slaughtering all of the land dwellers.
Atlantis is known on Earth as a legendary continent or city which vanished cataclysmically into the sea ages ago. But legends are funny things...
It is suggested that the undersea city of Sub-Atlantica, populated by mer-men, was the inspiration for the legend of Atlantis.
The existence of Atlantis itself would be proven in the future, during Deathsaurus's campaign against Earth. With its location identified by Hellbat, the city was raised by the Decepticons, and its vast supply of energy pillaged to re-energize Deathsaurus's space fortress. The massive tidal waves created by the rising of Atlantis kept the Autobots occupied protecting coastal cities that were devastated, and the Decepticons escaped with the energy. The Dinoforce, however, were abandoned on Atlantis by Deathsaurus, and were swept away as the city fell back beneath the waves.
When an ancient Earth civilisation seized control of the power of the Mini-Con Star Saber, the forces they unleashed in war with another nation wound up sinking their city into the ocean. The stasis panel of one of the Saber's components remained in the ruins, where it activated in 2010, alerting the Autobots on Earth to its presence. Autobot ally Carlos Lopez was smitten by a self-aware hologram of one of the city's former inhabitants, but was forced to accept that she was not truly real as a battle with the Decepticons destroyed what was left of the ruins.
Although Rad White compared the ruined city to Atlantis, further discoveries several decades later would make it clear that it was not the actual place.
The Earth legend of Atlantis was revealed to have been inspired by an ancient Cybertronian starship that went by that name - one of four dispatched from the planet eons in the past, with the intention of creating a universe-wide space bridge network. The Atlantis headed for Earth, containing a Cyber Planet Key and the Omega Lock. It hovered in the sky above the planet for a time, until a malfunction caused it to crash into the ocean, laying down the basis for the stories that would be passed down through the ages by human kind.
The symbol of the Omega Lock was emblazoned upon the Atlantis, and that symbol went hand in hand with the legend, becoming a piece of popular culture to the extent that, by 2030, it was being featured on album covers and T-shirts. When Optimus Prime's Autobots returned to Earth in that year, the ancient Transformer Vector Prime recognised the symbol, setting both Autobot and Decepticons off in a search for the Omega Lock itself. An Autobot civilian in the guise of a submarine eventually discovered the Atlantis buried at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean; when the Autobots entered the craft, its warp engines activated and teleported the ship to the dark side of the moon. With the aid of the Recon Mini-Con Team and the Autobots' three human allies, Vector Prime was able to locate and secure the Omega Lock before the Decepticons.
The Atlantis was left floating by the moon until Sideways teleported the injured Starscream there to recuperate. When Sideways later kidnapped the Mini-Cons, the kids followed him through his warp gate and emerged on the Atlantis. Although Coby, Lori and Six-Speed were later able to escape, Bud, Jolt and Reverb were left stranded on the Atlantis as the ship warped away. The ship later passed through the spatial rift leading to Gigantion, the Giant Planet, after which Bud and the Mini-Cons were able to escape and reunite with the Autobots.
When Starscream was defeated in battle with Galvatron, the Atlantis fell back into Autobot hands, and was used to return to Cybertron, where it was merged with the other three ancient starships to create the Ark, through which Primus channeled his power and sealed the black hole.
With the threat of the black hole and Galvatron dispatched, a new space bridge program was introduced, and the four starships again departed for the far reaches of the galaxy.
Known members of the crew of the Atlantis on this voyage include
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Atlantis is an legendary island. In the anime universe it was a real island that existed 10000 years before the present days events. Origins of Duel Monsters can be traced back to Atlantis, where the monsters existed as Duel Spirits.
Atlantis was once a perfect city, surrounded by the ocean, isolating it from the rest of the world. It was inhabited by Duel Monster Spirits and humans, who coexisted peacefully. They were said to have known nothing of violence.
One day darkness descended on the city. A volcano errupted and fragemnts of the Orichalcos stone showered down upon the city. The Orichalcos granted the citizens knowledge of power. The Orichalcos could also be used to produce energy. Atlantis quickly began to advance technologically and in a few years became the most advanced civilization in the world, even moreso than the modern world.
As the city progressed, people became more corrupt, greedy and violent. Dartz saw it as his duty to correct this. The people who had become corrupt on the inside, physical appearence started to change to reflect it. Dartz wife, Iona even changed to a hideous beast. She proceeded to attack Dartz, but he killed her with his sword. Wondering how a perfect society could crumble like this, Dartz consulted the Orichalcos stone. He was given the impression that the people of Atlantis were evil and he must wipe them out and start fresh.
Unable to accomplish this task by himself, the Orichalcos granted him the The Great Leviathan to assist him in his battle against humanity. But Ironheart stood in Dartz way and advised him to destroy the Orichalcos stones and return to their old way of life. Having seen the true nature of the people, Dartz refuses and is convinced he must wipe them out.
Ironheart and Dartz's daughter Chris refuse to side with Dartz. As Dartz unleases an army of Orichalcos Soldiers on the city, Ironheart and Chris lead a group of refugees from the city to the nearby mountains. Here Ironheart searches for the creatures of ancient power; the knights Timaeus, Critias and Hermos, to aid them in a battle against Dartz. However the knights were turned into dragons by Dartz, to weaken them.
Ironheart led an army of Duel Monster Spirits and the Legendary Dragons to battle Dartz, the Orichalcos Soldiers and The Great Leviathan. Neither side was victorious and Atlantis sunk to the bottom of the ocean. The Duel Spirits were sealed away and scattered around the world, until they'd be needed again, the dragons were sealed in crystals and The Great Leviathan had its power drained before being sealed away.
Over the course of 10,000 years, Dartz collected souls to use to revive The Great Leviathan. One such soul he believed to be necessary was that of the pharaoh, who he met 7000 years after the destruction of Atlantis (5000 in the English version). Dartz missed his chance to get his soul as it was sealed away. However the pharaoh reappeared as Yami Yugi 3000 years later (5000 in the English).
As Dartz relives the ancient battle, he ressurects the city outside Florida to use as the final stage of the battle. The chosen duelists, Yugi, Joey and Kaiba manage to defeat the Leviathan with the asistance of The Legendary Dragons, who are turned into their true knight forms. After Dartz and the Leviathan are defeated, the city sank into the sea again.
Atlantis is a new Archetype based in the lost city, Atlantis. Atlantis Archetype will be released in the Booster Pack Paulo Eduardo Creations Sub-Pack - The Lost City!.
Atlantis Archetype monsters playing style is based on remove from play monsters/Spells/Traps.