DC: 5 Marvel Villains Martian Manhunter Would Get Along With (& 5 He Couldn’t Stand)
Martian Manhunter is a key member of the Justice League who fights for good. Still, there are some Marvel villains he might get along with.
It’s clear that Martian Manhunter is one of the greatest heroes from DC Comics. However, not enough people have heard of him. One of the most important members of the Justice League, Martian Manhunter has one of the most formidable power sets in all of comics. There are few characters out there who can deal with him on a one on one basis.
Martian Manhunter has a very well developed sense of justice and is known for his stalwart defense of the innocent against the forces of evil. It’s hard to picture him teaming up with villains, but it’s not impossible. This list is going to take a look at some Marvel villains that Martian Manhunter would get along with and some he couldn’t stand.
10 Would Get Along With: Boomerang
Boomerang is the kind of harmless Z-list villain that is hard to root against. He’s pretty much just an athlete who hurt himself and now throws boomerangs at people so he can steal money. He’s not really a bad guy, per se. He’s just kind of a bad guy.
Martian Manhunter would be able to read Boomerang’s thoughts and see that he wasn’t a very bad person. This would make it much easier for Martian Manhunter to team up with him.
9 Couldn’t Stand: Kraven The Hunter
Sergei Kravenoff was always a great hunter. After stalking all of the most dangerous creatures of the natural world, he set his sights on more dangerous game, like Spider-Man. Using special potions to enhance his physical prowess, Kraven the Hunter is as dangerous as they come.
Martian Manhunter wouldn’t like the cheap way that Kraven looked at life, be it animal or human. This would set their relationship on the wrong foot immediately and they wouldn’t be able to work together at all.
8 Would Get Along With: Mystique
A mutant shapeshifter, Mystique has been operating in both the black ops and supervillain world for a long time. Her powers have allowed her to make her way in the world rather well and she’s one of the most formidable hand to hand fighters around.
Martian Manhunter would be able to see into Mystique’s mind. While he wouldn’t tolerate her violent ways very well, as a fellow shapeshifter who has also lost the people he’s loved the most, he’d understand a lot of her pain and try to help her.
7 Couldn’t Stand: The Shadow King
One of the most powerful telepaths on the planet, the Shadow King resides on the Astral Plane. Although he has no body, it has made him no less dangerous. Using his vast powers, he constantly tries to take over the minds of the people of Earth and if it wasn’t for Charles Xavier and the X-Men, he would have succeeded years ago.
As a telepath, Martian Manhunter would know exactly what the Shadow King was up to and would try to stop it. There’s no way that he would work with someone whose main goal is the mental subjugation of humanity.
6 Would Get Along With: Kang The Conqueror
From the far future, Kang has conquered everything he has set his eyes on. He decided to go back in time to challenge the greatest heroes of the past, using far-future technology and his keen tactical knowhow. Kang is a very dangerous man, able to take on the Avengers on his own.
Martian Manhunter would respect Kang’s prowess immensely. He would know better than to trust Kang but he would also know that in the short term they could get along very well. Kang would respect Martian Manhunter’s powers and abilities as well.
5 Couldn’t Stand: Ultron
Ultron’s whole existence has been devoted to trying to destroy all biological life. With a shell composed of indestructible adamantium, Ultron is one of the most dangerous beings on the planet.
While Martian Manhunter couldn’t use his telepathy against Ultron, he’d know right away that the mad android was bad news and take steps to nullify its threat. There’s little to no chance that the two of them would be able to team up; they would come to blows and it’s a fight that Martian Manhunter would easily win.
4 Would Get Along With: Lizard
Dr. Curt Connors lost his arm and was trying to figure out a way to grow it back. He spliced his DNA with that of lizards but something went horribly wrong and he became the Lizard, a monstrous creature without any of the humanity of his former self.
Martian Manhunter would be able to get into Lizard’s mind and see who he was and why. He would pity the man and try his best to use his powers to help him. It would be touch and go for a bit because of the Lizard’s animalistic savagery, but Manhunter would be able to work it out.
3 Couldn’t Stand: Red Skull
Red Skull was a bigwig in Nazi Germany and he continued to spread the terribly backward racist rhetoric of the Reich over the years. It’s for this reason that Red Skull is easily one of the most terrible and repugnant villains in any comic universe. Remember: racism is the worst, kids.
Martian Manhunter is not down with racism because he’s not a terrible person. He would never team up with Red Skull. He would probably just lobotomize him.
2 Would Get Along With: Doctor Doom
Victor von Doom, better known as Doctor Doom, is one of the greatest villains on the face of the Earth. Easily one of the most intelligent men on the planet, he’s created a powerful suit of armor around and is a skilled magic-user. He’s also a great leader and a keen strategist. He could be the greatest man on the planet if not for his ego.
Doom is a lot to deal with, but Martian Manhunter would be able to see through his bluster to who he really is. Doom would try and assert his dominance but Manhunter would hold firm and the two would gain a grudging respect for each other.
1 Couldn’t Stand: Thanos
The Mad Titan, Thanos is a nihilist. Obsessed with death to such an extent that he’s in love with Mistress Death, the physical embodiment of the death, Thanos will stop at nothing in his quest to consign as many souls to her as possible.
As a member of the Justice League, Martian Manhunter has been fighting nihilistic would-be universal conquerors for a very long time and has little time for those types of beings. He and Thanos would come to blows and there’s a good chance that Martian Manhunter would beat Thanos.