The White Martians are the warlike counterparts of the Green Martians and the sworn enemies of J'onn J'onnz.
As a race of shapeshifters, physical appearance has little meaning for Martians. The underlying psychological differences are what separated the peaceful Green Martians from the war-like Whites. White Martians have configured their physiology to reflect their philosophy, becoming a separate race from the Green Martians. While the Green Martians were peaceful philosophers, the White Martians were savage warriors. A lengthy civil war between the two races ended when the surviving White Martians were rounded up and exiled to the extra-dimensional "Still Zone" (apparently distinct from the Kryptonians' Phantom Zone). Although there are still remnants of the White Martian race that escaped from their persecution or during the civil war.
The White Martians are featured in a flashback during Chapter Twenty-Nine, during the civil war on Mars between the White and Green Martians. The White Martians cruelly tore J'onn's daughter away from him and his wife, holding him back and forcing him to watch as they took her away, grinning evilly as they watched J'onn scream and struggle while reaching for her.
Powers and Abilities
- Martian Vision
- Malleable Form
- Superhuman strength, speed and endurance
The White Martians appear vastly different from their green counterparts. Their preferred form is that of angular, hairless humanoids with chalky white skin which often forms bony ridges or plates, giving them the appearance of armor. They also possess clawed hands and feet, double-jointed legs, long tails and blazing red eyes.