Martian Manhunter (DC)(Animated Universe)
Real Name: J'onn J'onzz
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In Justice League, the group originates as a temporary uniting of Earth's heroes against an alien invasion; the invaders had previously invaded Mars, wiping out all the inhabitants except J'onn J'onzz, who travels to Earth to warn of the invaders and join the fight against them. In season two episode Comfort and Joy, J'onn lands on a childs roof and reaches down the chimney for cookies, which are drawn like Oreos. In the comics, J'onn has always displayed a liking for the cookie called Chocos, which are essentially Oreos. In the same episode, he is shown to be a beautiful singer in his native Martian language. Like the other member in the first two seasons he is used on a semi regular basis. In Tabula Rasa, he becomes disappointed in humanity after hearing their thoughts, showing how selfish some humans are. His faith is somewhat restored when he mentally spies on a group of people seeking a lost little girl. Spying on one guy who thought, "I'm freezing my butt off for the girl and I don't even know her; but I know how I would feel if she were mine." It is J'onn who turns the tide in the battle with A.M.A.Z.O allowing him to simulate his powers. When Luthor tells A.M.A.Z.O. he has all their powers, J'onn tells him to use them well, leading to A.M.A.Z.O. telepathically discovering Luthor's true intentions and turning on him.
In Justice League Unlimited, he is in the Watchtower manning it. He takes the place of Kalibak when Flash goes with Mister Miracle and Big Barda to save Oberon. In task force X he fights off Flag, Bette Sans Souci, Captain Boomerang and Deadshot single handedly. He leaves the tower at the end of season 4 to battle Luthor with the rest of the original seven. He leaves the tower again to help Wonder Woman against Killer Frost, Devil Ray and Giganta. At the end of that same episode he leaves the League, claiming he was too detached from humanity to serve them, and makes Mister Terrific the new man in charge of dispatching the League. He returns in the series finale taking the form of an elderly Asian man and seemed to have found love. He reunites with the League and helps to fend off the invasion. He is noticeably different than when he left, demonstrating more human behavior.
In Young Justice, Miss Martian is the Martian Manhunter's niece in the show's backstory. Like the original Silver Age stories, the show's tie-in comic book reveals that Mars is still heavily populated and that J'onn still has family living there. When assuming an earthbound secret identity, Martian Manhunter takes the appearance of an African-American man and uses the alias "John Jones." In "Failsafe," Martian Manhunter puts Young Justice through a mind-training exercise on Batman's orders which ends up going horribly wrong when Miss Martian takes Artemis' simulated death hard. Martian Manhunter ended up having to enter the mind-training exercise to correct this by knocking Miss Martian out of the trance. While Captain Marvel comforts Miss Martian about what happened, Martian Manhunter tells Batman and Red Tornado that in terms of raw power, Miss Martian's telepathy is the strongest he has encountered, including his in comparison.
For the animated series, executive producer Bruce Timm revised and reduced J'onn's powers somewhat; his superstrength was downplayed (though he was still seen performing great feats of strength on occasion), his superspeed, invisibility and Martian vision are not present, and emphasis was placed on his telepathy, shapeshifting and density alteration, specifically his ability to become intangible. J'onzz only increased his density sporadically on the series, usually noticeable by a glowing blue aura surrounding his body.
First Appearance: Justice League Adventures (2002) #1
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Adventures in the DC Universe (1997)
Batman Beyond Unlimited (2012)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2009)
TPB vol. 03 DC Comics Mega Sampler 2010 (2010)
- 'Emerald Knight'#18
- 'All in the Mind'#20
- 'Home Wreckers - Part 1-2'
DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman Adventures (2012)
FCBD 2011 Young Justice Batman BB Super Sampler (2011)
Justice League Adventures (2002)
#1 Justice League Adventures (Burger King Mini-Comic) (2003)
- 'More Human Than Human'#3
- 'The Star Lost'#4
- 'World War of the Sexes'#5
- 'The Star-Conqueror'#6
- 'Wolf's Clothing'#10
- 'Must There Be A Martian Manhunter?'#12
- 'Cold War'#13
- 'Local Hero'#13 (Compliments of Toys "R" Us)
- 'Local Hero'#17
- 'The Weapons of Man'#19
- 'What's In A Hero?'#24
- 'Alien Like Me'#25
- 'Strange Days Part 1'#26
- 'Strange Days Part 2'#32
- 'You've Got Trouble'#33
- 'Disappearing Act'#34
- 'Past Tense'
#5 Justice League Beyond (2012)
- 'Martian Manhunter'#8
- 'Justice League'
TPB vol. 01 Justice League of America (1960)
- 'Justice League Beyond: Konstriction'#7
- 'Chapter 7 - Beyond Origins: Warhawk, Part One'
#149 Justice League Unlimited (2004)
- 'The Face of the Star-Tsar!'
#3 Superman & Batman Magazine (1993)
- 'Small Time'#4
- 'Local Hero'#7
- 'The Island'#9
- 'Castle Perilous'#12
- 'Old School'#13
- 'Nuts and Bolts'#14
- 'Everybody Limbo!'#18
- 'Fare 48'#20
- 'Just Us Girls'#21
- 'Stormy Weather'#22
- 'Outside Looking In'#23
- 'Alone Among the Stars'#25
- 'The Devil May Care'#34
- 'Get a Clue'#40
- 'Cast No Shadow'#45
Teen Titans Go! (2003)
The All New Batman: The Brave and The Bold (2011)
The Batman Strikes! (2004)
The Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century (2007)
Tiny Titans (2008)
#8#21 Young Justice (2011)
- 'All Pet Club Issue!'#47
- 'Baby titans Lost in Metropolis!'
- 'Monkey Business'#6
- 'The Pit...'#21
- 'Chapter Two: Directly To Jail '#22
- 'Invasion Chapter Three: Landing On Boardwalk '
Justice League Unlimited (DC)(Animated Universe)
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