Commander Blanx
Commander Blanx
Personal Info:
Real Name: Benn Blanx
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Mars
First Appearance: Justice League of America Vol.1 #71 (1969) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: White Martians
Group Affiliation: Pole Dwellers
Base Of Operations: Mars
Grudges: Martian Manhunter and the Justice League of America
Creators: Dennis O'Neil and Dick Dillin
Enhanced Abilities: Commander Blanx has super human strength, agility, speed and endurance.
Malleable Form: Commander Blanx like all Martians possesses a psionic control over his physical form, even down to the molecular level. As a form of shape-shifting, this power enables a Martian to contort his or her physical structure allowing them to adopt human form, elongate their limbs and grow to immense size.
Invisibility: Commander Blanx possesses the ability to bend waves of light around him, rendering him invisible to most forms of human detection.
Density Manipulation: Commander Blanx can increase his molecular density to become tougher and stronger, as well as decrease it to become incorporeal and thus able to pass through solid objects.
Invulnerability: With the exception of fire, a Martian is invulnerable to nearly all physical attacks.
Flight: Commander Blanx can defy gravity and fly through sheer force of will, this ability is psionic in nature.
Regeneration: Martians have powerful regenerative powers that enable them to regenerate their entire body from a severed limb, they can further enhance their regenerative powers by drawing mass from nearby sources.
Telepathy: Commander Blanx possesses the ability to read the minds of others and project his thoughts to a varying degree.
Martian Vision: Commander Blanx is able to project heat beams from his eyes.
Self-Sustenance: Martian physiology is self-sufficient negating the need for food or drink.
Weapon: Commander Blanx is proficient in the use of any number of Martian weapons. He i most often seen with a Microwave Pistol, powerful enough to injure even near-invulnerable beings like the Martian Manhunter.
Commander Blanx is a Martian who led his white-skinned Pole Dweller forces in an invasion of the green-skinned Desert Dweller territory as part of a world-wide civil war in pursuit of the Blue Flame of Mars. His chief rival was Military-Science leader J'onn J'onzz, whom he met in hand-to-hand combat before the Flame. Blanx had one of his men strike J'onzz from behind during their engagement, and took the Desert Dweller into custody. J'onn J'onzz was too popular a figure to execute, and was instead sentenced to thirteen years in exile by a court presided over by Blanx.
During his first year under the sentence, J'onzz was accidentally whisked away from Mars by a teleportaion beam to Earth circa 1955. For the next few years, Jones attempted to return home by the same means, sending a probe-ray that was detected by Commander Blanx. In 1959, Blanx first tested the probe by sending a cache of Martian weapons to Earth, and then traveled there himself with an away party with the intention of murdering his arch-enemy.
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