A White Martian leaping into battle.
White Martians, also known as Pale Martians, were one of the peoples from the planet Mars. A warlike race, they sought to use their immense power to subjugate other species and have attempted to invade Earth more than once.
White Martians were one of several of the Martian peoples, with different coloured skins but just as related to each other as the differing human ethnicities.
While some cultures like the Green Martians were peaceful philosophers, the White Martians were taken over by savage warriors. A lengthy civil war between the two races ended when the few surviving White Martians were rounded up and exiled to the extra-dimensional "Still Zone", a Martian name for the Phantom Zone.
First Invasion: The HyperclanEdit
The Hyperclan was a White Martian vanguard for an all-out takeover of Earth who masquerade as alien superheroes with the intent of displacing the JLA in the affections of the people of Earth. The Hyperclan members were known as Protex, Fluxus, A-Mortal, Züm, Primaid, Tronix, Armek, and Zenturion, using the array of natural Martian powers to give each "hero" a seemingly different set of abilities; for example, Züm was a speedster, Armek was a massive armored figure with superhuman strength and could change color, and Fluxus was a shapeshifter.
The Justice League were captured by the White Martians but with the aid of Batman they were freed. The invaders were captured and, as per Martian tradition, each of them was telepathically brainwashed by Martian Manhunter to believe themselves to be human. Given strong mental blocks to inhibit their powers, the Martians assumed normal Earth lives all over the globe.
Second Invasion: The New Justice LeagueEdit
In the Year 2035, the telepathic blocks on one of these White Martians wore off in a moment of pressure in his job as a fireman. This White Martian once again sought to destroy or mind-control the League and use them to re-awaken his colleagues, allowing them to once again strive to conquer Earth.
In their native form, White Martians appear as white-skinned humanoids with savage, pointed features. They bear a faint similarity to insectoid life.
Like the Green Martians, White Martians have a wide variety of superhuman powers, putting them beyond even the power level of Kryptonians. These include:
- Great strength
- Supersonic flight
- Potent telepathy
- Shape-changing, including wildly changing size and appearance
- Transformation into an incorporeal
- "Martian vision", a heat-blast from the eyes
White Martians share the powers of their other kin but also the same weaknesses: they have a potent vulnerability to fire. Exposure to this basic element of existence causes them to lose control of all their other powers and become helpless.