The Marshall
The Marshall
Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Mars
First Appearance: Justice League of America Vol.1 #228 (1984) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Bel Juz
Group Affiliation: Soldiers of the Red Brotherhood
Base Of Operations: Mars II
Grudges: Martian Manhunter and the Justice League of America
Creators: Gerry Conway and George Tuska
Enhanced Abilities: The Marshal has super human strength, agility, speed and endurance.
Malleable Form: The Marshal 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: The Marshal possesses the ability to bend waves of light around him, rendering him invisible to most forms of human detection.
Density Manipulation: The Marshal 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: The Marshal 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: The Marshal possesses the ability to read the minds of others and project his thoughts to a varying degree.
Martian Vision: The Marshal is able to project heat beams from his eyes.
Self-Sustenance: Martian physiology is self-sufficient negating the need for food or drink.
Surviving Martians, forced to flee their doomed home world, emigrated to a planet in the Cygnus system known as Mars II. There they established a democratic government, with the Martian Manhunter acting as one of their administrative leaders. The military commander known only as the Marshal came to learn that an Earth vessel called the Viking II had landed on Mars in the 1970s. He believed that this craft was a robotic slave sent to pillage Martian resources and declared the Earth mission as an unforgivable act of war. The Marshal proved charismatic enough that many other Martians believed in his words, and formed a coalition known as the Red Brotherhood.
Several years later, the Marshal and his Red Brotherhood staged a coup against the Mars II elders, many of whom were forced into exile. J'onn J'onzz, learned that the Marshal had intended on invading the planet Earth, and fled Mars II with plans of giving the people of Earth an advanced warning.
The Marshal, as well as J'onn's former lover J'en, learned of the Manhunter's treachery and sent a squad of warships after him. They followed him back to Earth, but it was actually the U.S. Air Force that ultimately brought J'onn's craft out of the sky. The Martian Manhunter alerted his old colleagues in the Justice League of America, who in turn, warned the United Nations and the President.
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