These poor thugs thought that because Mera was not in the water she was not a threat. Ha-ha! She could have easily used the water molecules in the air to trap them in giant water bubbles and make them drown; or created projectiles to get them out of the way; or simply formed a force shield around herself for protection. But no, she chose the high road and kicked their @$$3$ all the way to next week. No one messes with the Queen of Atlantis... in water or land.