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"The Greens have been silenced. The ones who thought they were better than us. We are now one pure hive."

White Martians are a species originating from the planet Mars.


White Martians are an aggressive species that emerged from underground, they are cruel and ruthless beings who view themselves as a superior race to all, their disdain for "lower creatures" is so great that they will slaughter them all to prove their self-perceived greatness, even more, they revel in other's suffering, as they captured all the Green Martians and sent them into camps, where women, children and useless men were exterminated by burning them alive and the ones they left were forced to work as slaves. They are ruled over by a council of White Martians. White Martians practice marriage, and arranged marriages are also present in their culture.

The White Martians worship the god H'ronmeer and have such respect for him that they kept his high priest M'yrnn J'onzz alive for centuries, even though he was a Green Martian. However, this did not stop them from torturing M'yrnn, to extract valuable information from him.

However, some White Martians, such as M'gann M'orzz, have a sense of justice, honor and good morals, she is the most wanted creature to the eyes of the White Martian Empire, given her treachery during the purge of the Green Martians, the council wants to see her dead more than J'onn J'onzz did. M'gann returned to Mars and found that there were other White Martians that held regret and believed that their purge of the Green Martians was something they took too far.

Physical appearance[]

White Martian (Miranda Crane)

The natural form of a White Martian.

White Martians are monstrous, bipedal creatures standing at about 8 feet tall by default, but they can easily change their appearance.


Original multiverse[]

The first White Martian was Phobos, one of H'ronmeer's sons.[1]

The White Martians lived under the surface of the planet Mars. One day they emerged from underground apparently wiping out the entire race of the Green Martians, leaving J'onn J'onzz as the sole survivor; however, it is later revealed that they did not wipe out all the Green Martians, as they were turned into White Martians by the latter who injected them with their own blood.

It is likely that the White Martians had some contact with the Kryptonians, as Astra knew they had exterminated the Green Martians, while her husband seemed to fear the White Martians.[2][3]

M'gann M'orzz felt their purge was wrong and tried to save as many of the Green Martians as she could though they were killed when her actions were discovered. She then fled to Earth where she eventually worked quietly in an alien bar in National City. She then met and befriended J'onn J'onzz by initially pretending to be a fellow Green Martian survivor though her ruse was soon discovered. While initially distrustful of her after the revelation, J'onn eventually forgave her and they went on to form a Martian Bond. The bond grew deep enough that they even started to fall in love with each other. Her people then discovered M'gann on Earth and sent assassins, including her old comrade Armek, to eliminate her but their attempts were thwarted. M'gann then left to return to Mars to try to find other White Martians that held the same feelings and virtues that she did. She found that there were fellow White Martians that shared her feelings and when National City was in trouble by Rhea and her invasion, they arrived to help defend it against the Daxamites.[4][5]

About a year later, a White Martian imprisoned at the D.E.O. came out of his cell with other prisoners when the Green Martian, M'yrnn J'onzz accidentally destroyed the building's containment system after a violent crisis. Immediately the Martian recognized M'yrnn's presence and went looking for him. When he found his target, the White Martian came into conflict with J'onn who quickly took over and defeated the White Martian.[6]

New multiverse[]

A white Martian attacked National City the day before the 2020 Peace Prize Award Ceremony but it was quickly stopped by Supergirl.[7]

Believing that his wife was replaced by an imposter, Barry Allen proposed that she might be a White Martian; he dismissed the idea, feeling that J'onn J'onzz would have sensed that type of being.[8]

M'gann M'orzz came to Earth to help to stop a sun-eater from eating the sun;[9] she stayed in order to assist the Superfriends in their battle against Leviathan[10] and started a relationship with J'onn J'onzz.[11]

Nyxlygsptlnz told bandits that enraged White Martians and Phantoms were on their way to get them not to kidnap Supergirl and to flee; later, she revealed that she was lying.[12]

Powers and abilities[]


Most White Martians have abilities that are not possessed by normal humans. These include:

  • Extended Longevity: The life spans of all White Martians are considerably longer than normal humans and they age much slower, allowing them to live for centuries.
  • Super Strength: White Martians are stronger than humans, as well as some aliens, even rivals that of a fully-powered Kryptonian. White Martians have the strength to throw cars.
  • Invulnerability: White Martians' bodies are denser than a human's, nearly as durable as a Kryptonian. White Martians are also immune to human diseases and illnesses.
  • {{Power link|Super Speed]]: White Martians are capable of moving at speeds that are similar to that of Kryptonians. They can move at speeds that make them invisible to humans. During the Anti-Alien pep rally, one of the White Martians were moving far faster than normal humans at an accelerated pace.
  • Super Stamina: White Martians are capable of exerting themselves for long periods of time without getting tired, and apparently do not require oxygen, giving Mars' lack of atmosphere, allowing them to traverse through space with no problem at all.
  • Shapeshifting: Able to transform into any living organism, android or creature. A higher level of training is required to shape-shift into forms that are very different from a Martian's natural form.
    • Malleability: White Martians can stretch or bend their body and limbs (E.g. into large whips to grab things at great distances).
    • Accelerated Healing Factor: Due to their shape-shifting powers, White Martians heal and recover faster than humans would, to the point of regenerating from damage in minutes. However, they cannot regenerate from fatal wounds.
    • Telekinesis: White Martians can manipulate, move and control objects with their minds and without physical contact.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: White Martians reflexes are far superior than normal humans that they can react at incredible speeds even when fighting.
    • Bio-Clothing: Another aspect of their shape shifting is their clothes, that are generated as part of their physical bodies. However, they do not wear cloths in their natural form.
    • Camouflage: White Martians can blend in within the environment by changing the appearance of their form and bending light waves around them to match with their surroundings making themselves almost invisible. Their chances of staying undetected are diminished if they are moving.
    • Density-Shifting: White Martians are able to phase through solid objects or to increase their density to become near-invulnerable. This is an advanced technique not innately possessed by all Martians and requires a considerable amount of training to master.
  • Spitting: White Martians are able to spit a sticky matter from their mouths.
  • Racial Conversion/Blood Transfusing: If the White Martians' blood is injected into the Green Martians' blood system, it will turn the latter into White Martians.
  • Telepathy: On Mars, all White Martians can use telepathy to communicate and are able to sense others of their kind when a Martian's psychic abilities are used.
  • Super Leaping: This ability has been demonstrated when one of the White Martians shape shifted into Senator Crane, who was jumping across the DEO.
    • Flight: Like Kryptonians, they can move themselves into the air, White Martians can simulate flight. In Senator Crane’s form, the White Martian flew out of the DEO.
  • Super Breath: Like Kryptonians, White Martians can exhale a powerful blow with enough force to knock off several men at once. White Martians do not need to breathe, as M'gann traveled through the vacuum of space unequipped.[9]


  • Multilingual: White Martians are capable of learning to speak other languages very quickly.


  • Fire: If they are shape-shifting, any part of their body that comes close enough to touch fire
    M'gann exposed at fire

    M'gann exsposed to fire.

    partially transform back into its true form, which could be used to expose them.
  • Fatal injuries: M'gann managed to kill Armek by stabbing him in the head with a metallic pipe, indicating that White Martians cannot heal from fatal wounds, as they would instantaneously die before they can regenerate. However, this may apply only to fatal brain damage.
  • Maaldorian atmosphere: The air of Maaldoria contains a special sulfide that is toxic to the species of Martians, Green and White both.
  • Photographs: The eyes of White Martians distinctively glow in photographs, though it may be limited only to when they shift into a form different than their original.

Known White Martians[]



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Behind the scenes[]

  • In the comics, White Martians are a race of telepaths and shapeshifters from Mars.