If we composited a trident like you were claiming the Megarod would be superior to. Aquaman either has counters or the same abilities with his trident that Barda has with her Mega Rod.
The version of Superman the Mega Rod took down was Byrne era which is probably one of the weakest versions of a non nerfed Superman. Which is also another factor you have to keep in mind. And Aquaman does have showings like enduring a blast from Starro that oneshotted Orion who Orion is more durable than Barda if we scaled like that.
During the Rath storyline Aquaman’s trident destroyed the crown of thorns. The writer Dan Abnett had Cyborg state it was unbreakable by his readings and that he didn’t know how much energy it was putting out. The same writer in Odyssey had Cyborg able to calculate something that had the power of 5 hypernovas.
By scaling and even personal feats like the trident stabbing through Darkseid or the Poseidon trident stabbing through a life force of the planet empowered Rao I don’t see Barda countering the trident with shields.
Then you have the other elemental exotic abilities of the trident.
I said any individual Trident that Arthur has had does not match the Mega road and it doesn't.
Every version of the Mega rod has the abilities I've shown, no need to pick or merge feats.
The trident of Poisidon that Arthur had briefly pre 52 after saving him from Hades is the only one that has versatility close to that of Barda's mega rod. Even it's abilities are more inferred than actually shown and those that are shown haven't all been used by Arthur. We DONT feat share, so the abilities of that trident shown by others or simply referenced don't count. If they did than it would be a win for Arthur
The weakest Superman is still >>>> more durable than Arthur and she took him down in 2 blasts. Matrix Supergirl's durability is >> than Arthur's also and she took her down in 1 blast. Lobo can and has blitzed faster characters than Arthur and was BFR'd light years before he could get to her.
It's a forum fight so character have access to the peak abilities shown and don't.fight with PIS so Barda.can and will use any feats she has to win. Arthur however cant use the feats of say Triton who used the trident to become one with the sea and defeat him. He only hS the feats he has with the trident after Posiedon gave it to him after he rescued him from Hades after Tritom killed him with it. Those feats simply aren't many, as he never.used it. Just like we don't give Kule Raynor Hal Jlrdan's feats etc.
That Superman comment isn’t necessarily true. There’s versions of Superman that have struggled with gas station explosions which I’m pretty sure is the Byrne era Superman.
Hitch also had Superman struggle with the core of the Earth.
Whereas in Aquaman’s last run and the last issue of that run Aquaman was chilling in the core of the Earth.
I’d be hard pressed to argue against the versatility of the Megarod if that’s the case on not allowing to composite Aquaman’s trident. I still think either Poseidon’s trident or Atlan’s trident has more damage output than the Megarod though. Where your claim of knocking out Superman or Matrix is impressive. Aquaman stabbing through Rao with Poseidon’s trident or damaging Darkseid or breaking through Graves Preta shielding should scale above that.
Regardless I guess I’d just have to see scans for the Mega Rod and figure out what we’re using in this forum fight
Also Aquaman doesn’t have to take the energy blast like Superman did. Again his trident has shown the ability to absorb energy. I think he’s currently operating with Poseidon’s trident. But Atlan’s in the New52/Rebirth and Neptune’s in Post-Crisis have both shown the ability to counter energy attacks.
I’m sure if I did digging I could find the same for Poseidon’s if not at the very least the ability to just protect himself from send energy blast by knocking it with the trident.