The Burning
The Burning
Personal Info:
Real Name: Fernus
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Mars
First Appearance: Justice League Of America Vol.1 85
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Worldwide
Grudges: Justice League Of America and the Martian Manhunter
Enhanced Abilities: The Burning’s physiology gives him enhanced strength, agility, speed and endurance.
Microwave Projection: The Burning is able to project concentrated microwaves from his eyes.
Shape Changing: The Burning is able to change his body form and shape at will.
Telepathy: The Burning is able to read minds and project his own thoughts.
Flight: The Burning is able to fly.
Invisibility: The Burning is able to bend light and make himself invisible.
Density Manipulation: The Burning has complete control of his body’s density.This allows him to phase and also phase other beings.
Fire Generation: The Burning can generate fire and flames and project them.
Healing: The Burning can heal himself almost instantly from any damage.
20,000 years ago Mars was a planet in chaos where Burning Martians were the dominant life form. They were a ruthless and barbaric species that constantly battled themselves. The Oan Guardians of the Universe considered the species extremely dangerous but rather than commit genocide the Oans affected their genetic development. The Oans saw in them the potential to be either great champions or terrible demons and altered their genes to push them in a positive direction. The Guardians also gave them a particular vulnerability to fire.
The Martian Manhunter, J’onn J’onzz attempted to overcome his vulnerability to fire with the assistance of the villain known as Scorch. Scorch was able to help J’onzz to overcome the genetic block that was placed on Martians by the Guardians of the Universe, but in doing so J’onzz reverted to a Burning Martian. As Fernus the Burning he despises and seeks to destroy the Justice League.