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Martian Manhunter Concept by Harseik Martian Manhunter Concept by Harseik
FINALLY. A finished Martian Manhunter design. X3

If it were up to me, J'onn would primarily rely on his shape-shifting abilities in combat rather than his other powers. They were on a great track in Justice League: Doom - having Martian shift into different forms deriving from his homeworld's animal kingdom. Whut? Alien animals? Hecks yes, I approve.

He's looking pretty genderless here, mostly because I'm still mulling over the character's sex. ... Huh. Genderless might be interesting. 8P

I'm... I'm very tired. I dunno what else to type. xD
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carnifex125 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014

yes! shapeshifting is the greatest power (in my opinions, if it comes with mass change as well) and MMH should have used it more.

If i was him, turn into soome giant centipede/scorpion/angelic monstrosity from HR Giger's worst nightmares and kick butt whenever evil showed its face to threaten others.

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Motion-Music Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
if it were up to me, I would ditch eye and sensory powers all together.

they really need to reinvent the character (powerset at least, and to hell with anyone that says "but those are his traditional powers")

there are two options, go all shapeshifting... or go all psychic.

personally I would chose all psychic, telekenisis and telepathy replicating all shapeshifting powers by using mental imagery... then I would divide his powerset up amongst the other martian races.. .shapeshifting going to whites, eye powers to red, leftovers to yellows.
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Harseik Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think a mixture of legitimate shapeshifting and psychic powers would be the way I'd personally go (with shapeshifting being my favorite because hey, I love drawing monsters), but I'd want to find a way to connect all of his powers to the same catalyst, just like how Superman, even though he has tons of abilities, they are all present because of solar energy's various physical effects and how he stores it. J'onn's "Martian Vision" I see being not a concussive blast, but a genuine type of unique vision sense Martians share, though I'm not sure what its effects would be yet.

Splitting the races up into power factions is a cool idea too. :]
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Motion-Music Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I would rationalize it as saying that martian minds are all on the same level, but human minds are on the proper receptive wavelength... thus giving him a disadvantage towards martian foes thus better stabilizing the mars culture.

I realyl dont like the martian vision at all though, and I just dont think it fits him that well... plus there is and advantage to splitting up all the powers amongst the otehr martian races... because then you could do the captain planet thing everyone once in a while and make J'onn J'onzz a super martian.

but you can also rationalize his martian vision as being something unique to him, and ability he developed with shapeshifting out of boredom  due to years of isolation... maybe he turns part of his eyes into diamonds or uses bioolouminiescense to create natural lasers with lenses and stuff.

there is a loooot of ways to go.... but he definitly needs to have some people sit down and realyl think about his powers.
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gwdill Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Looks cool! I agree on him relying more on his shape-shifting abilities!
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NixKat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool idea.
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djinnborn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
This is a pretty awesome take on J'onn and I'm glad to see someone else agrees that he should have been focused differently! A lot of the JLA is very similar in powerset and it would've been cool to see a bit more variance.
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Harseik Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely! Shapeshifting is a magnificent power. Alien zoology mixed into that is just... show-stealing. Martian deserves more individuality.
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djinnborn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
It really is neat! And they have cool shapeshifter characters so it's not like they lack precedent. Chameleon Boy is a great superhero shapeshifter.

I'd love to see more diversity in the JLA beyond "super strength, flight, x-ray vision, and laser beams from the eyes." The only one that really fits outside the mold is the Flash! This would be a fantastic road to take J'onn if they pursued it!
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Raffyjack Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:O Hes British!?! ;)
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Harseik Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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Ishi-Kanekami Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Interesting foot.
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Mercury-Magic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is ridiculously awesome.
And you know, he's technically always naked - pretty sure his clothes are just part of his body ;)

Usually in the animated versions, J'onn is always turning into some kind of animal, whether it's a dragon or some ogre-like creature, but to me, I think it would make more sense if he were to make better use of his shape-shifting. Stretch portions of his body, grow a third or fourth arm, etc.

Anyway, I love this.
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LeonardoDeUza Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
It looks really good;) and i totally agree with your view of him, he schould use shapeshifting primary, otherwise he would just be a green Superman
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Sayajin-kun Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I went, "OH hands for feets, that's so cool! And then I looked again and thought... "Heels? Oh well~" Still think it's a cool design though.
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Harseik Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hands for feet. ... HMMMMMMM. Thanks for the idea. << >> <3
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Compulsive-otaku230 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
is it me or does it look like he could potentially be in heels? but all around great art.
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool--I definitely dig the androgynous look to him. :XD:
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orabich Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]
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darkkingfox Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
O.o
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Harseik Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
o.O You okay, buddeh?
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darkkingfox Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Yeah that had is just weird and an interesting concept.
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Elvenstar-Imrahil Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist
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UnexpectedHero Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Very awesome.
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course the reason J'onn doesn't go around in his true martian form is because he'd scare the Beejusus out of everyone he tries to save.
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Harseik Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Unfortunately. :[ Because he's so adorable otherwise.
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not by human standards apparently.
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fqtt Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't that how Batman gets things done, though....?
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
J'onn isn't Batman though, he doesn't want to have people fear him. And thanks to his powers he can take out most opponents without excessive violence, unless they have fire.
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HitanTenshi Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is EPIC! I love me some J'onn J'onzz
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KalEl7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
very cool and i agree with you on how he fights is better using shape shifting for combat then the lazer eyes and physic powers
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privateCancer Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Ask yourself, Is this really where you wish to be?"
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YJFan12 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
GAH NAKED MARTIAN!!!!

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"And doing it because.....because he took me away from you"
-Jason Todd
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Harseik Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
With pretty skin like that, why wear clothes? :B
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YJFan12 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well i haven't seen his FRONT side, so i wouldn't know

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"And doing it because.....because he took me away from you"
-Jason Todd
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Harseik Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I promise there's nothing hanging out. xD He's naked in canon too. [link](The_New_Frontier).jpg
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YJFan12 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Good
bad influence to Miss Martian

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"And doing it because.....because he took me away from you"
-Jason Todd
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Aracely Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
You know, I really like how you did some different shades of green on John John (yes, I call him that xD). Also, he's so smooth... Does he do the wax option in the carwash? ;D I think he should. Also, the transformation thingy majigy you gave him looks so interesting and dangerous. xD
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