Fernus the Burning

Martian Manhunter

Nick Name
Civilian ID
J'onn J'onzz
Force of Chaos
Legal Status
Citizen of several countries under assumed identities.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Maleca'andra (Mars)
Group Affiliation
Base of Operations
6' 7" - Varies with mass.
300 lbs. - Varies with mass.
Eye Color
Red - Varies with form.
Hair Color
Bald - Varies with form.
Known Powers

Biologically typical Green Martian possessing super-strength, speed, stamina, agility, invulnerability, flight, telepathy, telekinesis, invisibility, intangibility, laser vision, acute senses with an ability to change shape and mass; capable of living without nutrition, liquid, air or rest for long periods of time possessing an extremely long life expectancy.

Genius level intelligence with skills as a police detective.

Note: The only known weakness of Martians is a biologically programmed psychological fear of fire, which when conquered causes the reversion to a chaotic and violent state.

Common Enemies

Justice League

Martian Manhunter

Vandal Savage

Regularly Appearing
First Appearance
JLA #85 (Nov. 2003)
Joe Kelly & Doug Mahnke

An ancient race of chaotic and warlike beings the Burning Martians were perceived as a threat by the Guardians of the Universe. Opposed to eradicating an entire race, the Oans saw potential in the Martians and genetically manipulated them to be vulnerable to the very force which drove their chaotic impulses, fire.

Suppressed of their chaotic impulses Martians then became known for their creative works, culture and dedication to justice and peace.

Not knowing his races legacy, the last known surviving Martian, J'onn J'onzz sought to overcome his psychological fear of fire in order to become a more effective hero. This in turn unlocked a genetic memory of his chaotic nature and instead of a hero he became the global menace known as Fernus the Burning.