Despite being one of the original seven members of the Justice League, the alien J’onn J’onzz, popularly known as the Martian Manhunter has been greatly underrated. Here are some 5 facts that you probably didn’t know about this DC Comics superhero:
1.) His Origins
J’onn J’onzz, who is the last surviving Martian, has been around for the past sixty two years having made his debut in DC Detective Comics #255 in 1955. Over, the years, he has made numerous appearances in television screens, animated films and video games that have endeared him more to the masses.
2.) He is the most powerful superhero ever.
A closer look at the Martian Manhunter reveals that he is in fact of the strongest superheroes of all time. He has super strength, regenerative healing and flight capabilities just like Superman. Similar to Batman, J’onn J’onzz possesses advanced detective skills and usually goes by the name ‘John Jones’ when on detective duties. He is therefore as a blend of both Batman and Superman.
He also has unique superpowers that are unlike any other superhero. He is a shape shifter who can go invisible and go through objects. His mind is however his most impressive arsenal providing him with a genius intellect which some people fail to recognize it as a superpower! He is also capable of moving objects through telekinesis and is capable of mind reading and mind control through telepathy.
3.) Superman is afraid of him.
Widely considered by most to be the strongest superhero, Superman actually admits to being afraid to face J’onn J’onzz in open combat! He even calls him ‘the most powerful being on the face of the earth.’
4.) His only weakness is fire.
Every superhero has a weakness, and fire makes the most powerful being on the face of the earth literally melt. When the Martian is exposed to fire, he goes into a mental frenzy and melts down into pools of liquid.
5.) He is the only person to actually cure The Joker’s insanity.
As a testament to his advanced mind control powers, he actually cured The Joker’s insanity albeit temporarily and made him remorseful for his evil deeds.