Martian Manhunter's powers and abilities
The average Martian possesses the potential for the following power set:Shape-Shifting
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.
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 houndreds of tons with ease and deliver incredible damage with their blows.Superhuman Stamina
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.
- Superhuman Agility
- Superhuman Reflexes
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.Flight
Martian visual acuity greatly exceed human norms and allows for a wider range of information to be observed. This includes the following:
- Infared Vision
- X-Ray Vision
- Electro-Magnetic Spectrum Vision
- Telescopic Vision
- Microscopic Vision
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.