We all did what you asked of us. We set off across the seven seas, hunting for surface dwellers in possession of our weaponry. Like you, we found some…some using the weapons to steal from other humans. Some using them to enslave other humans. It’s beyond our understanding. How can a race inflict violence on itself like this, Arthur? How can they hate who they are so much? We have lived our lives believing that the surface world was a threat to Atlantis. But today we have learned they are a greater threat to themselves.
From – Aquaman Vol. 7 #18