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Ant's catchphrase

Antaeus "Ant" Nekton is the youngest child of the Nekton Family. He is 13 years old and is 134cm (4’4”) tall.

Ant has grown up surrounded by adventure and at no point has he realized his life is far from the norm. Growing up as an aquanaut, Ant shows almost no fear or trepidation when trying something new or potentially dangerous.

He is quick to step inside the ‘White Knight’ and go exploring by himself whenever he can, and his parent’s love of all things to do with the ocean is magnified in him. His excitement sometimes can’t be contained.

Antaeus "Ant" Nekton (from graphic novel)

A gifted child, Ant is already surprising his family with his intellect and is constantly experimenting and inventing.


Ant has light brown skin, brown eyes and brown, spiky hair. Like his family, he wears a blue wetsuit, and it features his signature color, orange, however, in the graphic novels, he wears a blue wetsuit with his signature color, blue. He wears his communicator on his wrist and at times, he would also carry his Jorgange at his back whenever Jeffrey travels with him.


Ant believes in many mythical, paranormal, and superstitious topics such as aliens, ghosts, and mermaids. He is always eager to get out and explore wherever and whenever he can. A very smart and quick child, Ant has energy to spare. He often acts before thinking, and that gets him into trouble. He is also very quick to jump to conclusions and quick to judge and this leads to some rather outlandish ideas. He can also be hypocritical when trying to prove said ideas.




Ant's relationship with his sister Fontaine is a bit iffy given that she's more skeptical and rational then he is and not as quick to jump to conclusions but they both work well together when they need to. Fontaine often doubts Jeffrey's ability to do things but Ant always defends his pet. It is shown that no matter the amount of bickering that they both have one another's back.


Ant's mom Kaiko is often concerned with Ant's eagerness as it can get Ant in trouble but she does admire Ant's creativity in perilous situations.


Ant's dad Will does share some of Ant's enthusiasm and belief in mysterious topics, but not as much. Will often teaches Ant new things.


Ant gets along well with his fish Jeffrey and often brings him out on missions despite some ineffectiveness remarks from Fontaine, but Jeffrey does end up being a big help sometimes.

Hammerhead's Pirates


Mad Madeline

Ant has a habit of making fun of the pirate Mad Madeline because he thinks she's bad at being a pirate. It is revealed that he has "mixed feelings" about Mad Madeline however what they are is not reveal only suggestions. Whilst not liking eachother they do work together well and can concoct a mutual tolerance for each others skills and knowledge such as in the topics of sabotage and local mythical creatures.

Smiling Finn

Ant absolutely hates Finn, and whenever he tries to flirt with Fontaine, Ant tries to break them apart.


Jess Gorman

Ant has a massive crush on Jess. Though he can't stop staring at her, Jess does not reciprocate his feelings back. She doesn't want to hurt his feelings by telling him that she doesn't like him back, so she just goes with it. She does however find the attention sweet.


The Deep: The Official Handbook

Antaeus Nekton spends most of his life exploring the sea - he is completely at home under the water. Although he is still a boy, Ant has already got an impressive knowledge of oceanography, the ability to design and build gadgets his family never knew they needed and some jaw-dropping survival skills.

The sparky twelve-year-old gets a total buzz from swimming up close to gigantic sea creatures, exploring sunken caves... and annoying his big sister, Fontaine! Ant's bravery holds no bounds. Where there is an emergency, he leaps in first and thinks later. Sometimes Ant's recklessness gives his mum and dad a few grey hairs, but they trust in his uncanny ability to think under pressure.

Section 1 - Count On Me

Ant is a key member of the Aronnax crew. He may be young, but he never shies away from danger. He swims towards it instead!

Section 2 - Nature Boy

Ant loves all undersea life - including super-sized water bugs! Marine biology is his favourite subject.

Section 3 - Eyes Wide Open

When is comes to the mysteries of the Deep, Ant is willing to accept the strange and the incredible. He believes that every theory has the potential to be true, until proven otherwise. In the ocean, he argues, anything is possible.

Section 4 - Family First

Ant loves being a Nekton. OK, he's not so great at tidying his room, and Fontaine is sure that it's him who keeps stealing all the cookies, but hey - nobody's perfect!


  • At 13 years old, he is the youngest member of the family.
  • He has a massive crush on Jess Gorman.
  • He believes in aliens, sea monsters, and mermaids among a list of mythical creatures as deep as the ocean.
  • He is the only Nekton to own a pet.
  • His Super-Lite wetsuit allows speed and movement in and out of the water.
  • Ant won't admit it, but his underwear is covered in fish symbols that look like Jeffrey.
  • He has invented many things, (some in collaboration with his friends or family) such as the Shadow Knight, the Jorange, and the Swamp Knight and the Jeffrey Knight.
  • He has mixed "feelings" (a mixture of detest and admiration) about Mad Madeline.[1]
  • He's scared of bats.[2]


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The Deep animated series Characters
Nekton Family Antaeus "Ant" Nekton | Fontaine Nekton | Jeffrey | Kaiko Nekton | William "Will" Nekton
The Guardians Glaucus | Nereus | Proteus | Tethys
Hammerhead's Pirates Danny Boy | Hammerhead | Mad Madeline | Smiling Finn
Other Villains Alpheus Benthos | Devil Daniels | Dolos | Sebastian Conger
Others Agnes De-Kretser | Professor Fiction | Bob Gorman | Griffin | Kenji | Lester | Commander Pyrosome