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Our greatest power comes from your belief in us, as your allies and friends. We cherish your trust, and hope you will always find us worthy of it. That trust will allow us to preserve liberty for all people, and bring justice to those who would deny it. My partners symbolize the salvation my planet never received. Please accept us as part of your world, not apart from you.

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Try as I might, war follows me. It seems to be the sole language I can speak, no matter how many shapes I shift. Perhaps that is why I fitted in amongst these individuals so well.


J'onn J'onzz is the Martian Manhunter, one of the last survivors of the planet Mars who came to Earth in search of justice and peace. Roughly one million years ago, Mars was a living world, populated by a race of humanoids divided by skin color.

However, one day the populace received a psychic warning, which the government perceived as a threat and recruited several of its people, including a young J'onn J'onzz to investigate. While on their mission, the government agent Ma'alefa'ak unveiled a double-cross, killing all of the subjects except J'onzz and then used their blood for a magic ritual that super-empowered J'onn - permanently, against his will.

Hunting Ma'alefa'ak, J'onn discovered a monster - the cause of the psychic warning that had sent him on the mission in the first place. Taking the shape of J'onn J'onzz's son, the monster explained that it was the embodiment of the dying Martian biosphere, trying to warn the populace to help it. However, the embodiment decreed that they were unworthy, and Mars and the Martians died, throwing J'onn to Earth, where he lost himself in an infinity of identities before finally, one million years later, he attempted to become a hero once again.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 4-B, possibly Low 1-C via Mind Manipulation

Name: J'onn J'onzz, John Jones, Martian Manhunter

Origin: DC Comics, Stormwatch Vol 3 #1 (November, 2011)

Gender: Male

Age: At least a thousand years old

Classification: Alien, Martian, Member of the Justice League

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Telepathy, Shapeshifting, Size Manipulation, Invisibility, Intangibility, Regeneration, Enhanced Senses, Illusion Creation, Possession, Astral Projection, Mind Manipulation, Memory Manipulation, Telekinesis, Weapon Creation, Fusionism, Duplication, Adaptation, Limited Vibration Manipulation (Thunderclaps drones away.[1]), Absorption (Of DNA), Multiple Selves (J'onn split himself into multiple different beings long ago to experience Earth under the pretense of being actual humans, not knowing of their origin. Upon learning of an incoming Martian invasion of Earth, J'onn activated contacted them all telepathically and awakened their powers.[2]), Limited Empathic Manipulation (Telepathic connection keeps Ultra calm.[3]), Memory Absorption (Absorbs John Jones being into himself.[4]), Retrocognition (Reads psionic impressions of past events, and projects the images.[5]), Sleep Manipulation (Makes a woman peacefully fall asleep and extracts knowledge of how to operate a machine.[6]), Perception Manipulation (Makes the Justice League think they're in battle with him.[7]), Durability Negation (Phases out an Amazo's brain.[8] Joker controlling Martian Manhunter manages to attack Batman at a microscopic level.[9]), Body Control, Extrasensory Perception (Has fourteen other senses aside from telepathy.[10])

Resistance to Time Manipulation, Reality Warping, Mind Manipulation, Anti-Energy Attacks (Takes an anti-energy blast from Wildfire.[11]), Biological Manipulation/Disease Manipulation (Body can resist pathogenic mutagens.[12]), Ice Manipulation (Breaks free of his cells being told to freeze.[13]), Madness Manipulation (Enters Atrocitus's mind, feeling his rage and viewing his past.[14]), Temperature Manipulation/Magma Manipulation (Flies closer to the sun than any living beings been before according to Superman.[15] Survives heat and lava up-close that was burning Mera from far away.[16]), Corruption (Resists the totality reverting and mutating his mind.[17]), Pain Manipulation (Endures Mindhunter's mental assault and torture for hours.[18]), Poison Manipulation (Phases only an arm to avoid an attack and phases out his lungs to avoid breathing toxic spray.[19]), Statis Field (Walks through a status field.[20])

Attack Potency: Solar System level, can ignore durability with abilities such as Phasing. Possibly Low 1-C via Mind Manipulation

Speed: Massively FTL+flight speed

Lifting Strength: Stellar (Comparable to Superman)

Striking Strength: Solar System Class

Durability: Solar System level (Regeneration and Intangibility make him very difficult to kill)

Stamina: Extremely high

Range: Planetary, at least Multi-Universal with telepathy

Standard Equipment: None notable

Intelligence: At least Genius (Vast knowledge of earth and alien races throughout the universe, decades of combat experience against all types of foes, accomplished detective, has read and processed the knowledge of every mind on earth multiple times.)

Weaknesses: Martians are much more vulnerable to fire than the average Earth human. At times this has been portrayed as physical, psychological, or a combination of the two. The effect of this is to strip any Martian of their powers as they involuntarily lose control of their body.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

Shapeshifting: Martians have psionic control of their physical for down to the molecular level. This allows them to a form of shape-shifting that allows them to mimic other forms, elongate aspects of their body, increase or decrease their physical size, and so on.

  • Size Alteration: As an extension of their shape-shifting abilities martians can alter their size with ease, being able to shrink or grow to gigantic size.

Invisibility: Martians can cause the biopolymers in their bodies to lose their ability to reflect light, making the Martians invisible to normal light and human sight.

Phasing: Martians can go through solid matter.

Superhuman Strength: Martians possess vast levels of superhuman strength and are among the few races that are able to match Kryptonians in terms of raw strength. Martians can easily shatter reinforced concrete and steel, lift and carry hundreds of tons with ease and deliver incredible damage with their blows.

  • Superhuman Durability: Martians possess high levels of durability that make them nigh-invulnerable to all forms of damage. Martians can withstand high caliber bullets, powerful energy blast and kinetic impacts without suffering damage.
  • Superhuman Speed: Martians can process thoughts, move, and react at incredible speed, being able to cover vast distances in little or no time, catch bullets in mid flight, run on water and create afterimages as they run.

Regeneration: Martians have powerful regenerative powers that enable them to regenerate their entire body from a severed limb, they can furtherly enhance their regenerative powers by drawing mass from nearby sources.

Martian Vision: Martian visual acuity greatly exceed human norms and allows for a wider range of information to be observed.

  • Infared Vision
  • X-Ray Vision
  • Electro-Magnetic Spectrum Vision
  • Telescopic Vision
  • Microscopic Vision

Telepathy: Martians have the ability to read the minds of others and project their thoughts to varying degrees. They can also project their mental essences into a gestalt community known as the "Great Mind". Through this, the community can enhance the telepathic strength of other Martians. This power can also enable them to reverse the effects of amnesia or psychological brainwashing.

  • Illusions
  • Possession
  • Astral Projection
  • Mind Control: As an extension of this, Martians can also use the ability to alter a psychological profile of a target, enabling them to manipulate, and in some cases, outright control that individual. This practice is greatly discouraged however, and only rarely used.
  • Telepathic Relay
  • Telepathic Assault

Telekinesis: Martians have mind-over-matter abilities and can lift and move objects with their minds. They can also employ their telekinesis in offensive way by discharging telekinetic blasts capable of great concussive power.

Manhunter Augmentation: As a living weapon of the martian race, J'onn J'onzz grew into a few powers others of his species did not. Such as the ability to arsenalize his metamorphic biomass in more creative and unconventional ways.

  • Organic Construct Creation: J'onn showcased the ability to metamorphos advanced bio-organic weaponry from his own body at will, all of which is powered by his psychokinetic energies as both an energy source and munition's generator.
  • Biological Wears Fabrication: The Martian Manhunter is capable of divesting pieces of his own biomass as perishable armaments, equipment or protective wear which he can use or share with others.

Bio-Fusion: J'onn's shapeshifting abilities are so pronounced he could fuse himself into whatever substance he wished too. Turning a mechanical martian city sized battle suit into a new body with which he could pilot and operate.

  • Absorbing Replication

Bio-Fission: He could even replicate himself to an almost indefinite degree, creating thousands if not millions of multi-colored cast off's of himself by force of will. J'onn can just as simply re-absorb his duplicates back into himself if needed.

  • Aspect Expulsion: Whenever J'onn replicates he often pushes parts of his psyche out into the world as well, with many of his duplicates embodying a portion of his own core personality.

Adaptation: What truly sets a Manhunter class Martian's metamorphosis apart from other Martian's is the spontaneous adjustment of their Sub-molecular physiology on the fly. Be it with or without conscious thought in order to overcome most any kind of threat.


  • Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) was created by Joseph Samachson and Joe Certa, first appearing in Detective Comics #225. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Stormwatch (Volume 3) #1 by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda.
  • J'onn J'onzz is older of two twins, whose name means light for light.


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Inconclusive Matches:


Discussion threads involving Martian Manhunter (Post-Flashpoint)
  1. Action Comics (2011) Annual #3
  2. Martian Manhunter (2019) #12
  3. Justice League United #4
  4. Martian Manhunter (2019) #12
  5. Aquaman (2011) #36
  6. Martian Manhunter (2015) #2
  7. Martian Manhunter (2015) #2
  8. Justice League (2018) #27
  9. Justice League (2018) #6
  10. Justice League (2018) #26
  11. Justice League (2018) #2
  12. Justice League (2018) #2
  13. Martian Manhunter (2018) #12
  14. Red Lanterns #10
  15. Action Comics (2011) #34
  16. Aquaman (2011) #36
  17. Justice League (2018) #3
  18. Justice League (2018) #54-56
  19. Justice League of America (2013) #3
  20. Justice League United #2