Welcome! My name is Olaf Lesniak and this is Marvel vs DC! The series that will come out weekly on Saturdays and will pit two famous characters against each other. I will look at both opponents’ skills, powers, abilities, stamina and etc. to help me determine the winner. Today our battle is….
Martian Manhunter vs. Vision
First we will look at the origins and the basics of each character. We will follow that by Martian Manhunter’s and Vision’s powers and abilities which would then lead them into a battle.
Origins: Martian Manhunter
J’onn J’onzz was once on his way to become the leader of the Martian race, but to do this he had to be taught isolation which he had to leave Mars. When he returned the entire planet was destroyed and his race was wiped-out. He followed a mysterious psychic trail that led to Earth. J’onn discovered that this trail was coming from a creature that killed the Martian race. On this day J’onzz decided to become the Martian Manhunter and protect the people of Earth to prevent another destruction of a planet. (Martian Manhunter has so many different versions of his origin story that it was impossible to choose from. Even now he is getting a new version as we speak so don’t get mad when you heard a different rendition).
- Identity: Martian Manhunter
- Alter Ego: J’onn J’onzz
- Occupation(s): Hero
- Team Affiliations: Justice League, Stormwatch, Justice League of America, Justice League United
Supervillain Ultron created a synthesized android named Vision who was created to help him destroy the Avengers. The Vision realized his wrongdoing, joined the Avengers and defeated Ultron, later becoming a hero of his own league (yes, much less complicated than Martian Manhunter).
- Identity: Vision
- Alter Ego: None
- Occupation(s): Hero
- Team Affiliations: The Avengers, Avengers A.I., Unity Squad
Powers & Abilities: Martian Manhunter
- Super Strength
- Stamina – Last long periods of time without food, rest or even air
- Shape-Shifting – become different people, animals, creatures, etc.; change his body into a weapon, can expand mass, density, alter his body at a molecular level, etc.
- Self-Multiplication – J’onn was able to create multiple versions of himself and give each their own senses, memories, personalities, etc.
- Heat Vision
- X-Ray Vision
- Detective Training
- Weakness: Pyrophobia
Powers & Abilities: Vision
- Optic Beam
- Density Control – 10X than that of a depleted uranium
- Intangibility – able to phase trough objects
- Superhuman Strength
- Super Stamina
- Heightened Reflexes
- Superhuman Speed
- Unarmed Combat Fighter
- Skilled Tactician/Strategist
- Analytical Capabilities
- Body Made-Up of Nanobots – change his propositions, size
This is the most power based packed battle on here! Both Martian Manhunter and Vision are two icons with a crap load of powers which is what made me wanna do this battle. We will start to analyze the two with the classic powers. Super strength has been an important part of both of these characters especially, Martian Manhunter who’s strength is on par with Superman, which allowed him to push planet Earth with the help of Superman and Wonder Woman respectfully. Martian Manhunter possesses the power to go in speeds of Mach 10 which would be way too fast for Vision to comprehend. Both heroes have amazing abilities of invulnerability as Vision can use his control over density and allow himself to be as hard as a diamond or even immovable. Martian Manhunter is bulletproof and has the same invulnerability as Superman himself (running theme here), which also again makes J’onn J’onzz appear to be the more successful one, but Vision is much smarter than the Manhunter himself.
He is an expert tactician, leader (led Avengers A.I.), strategist and contains an analyst system that allows him to see weaknesses, multiple tactics and stats to help him defeat opponents. Vision’s optic blasts are much more powerful than the heat vision of J’onzz, and he was taught by Captain America in unarmed combat (Cap. America seems to teach everyone how to fight; another running theme). Now if you know these characters well you would notice that they really do share many similarities such as their famous power known as intangibility.
Vision is very powerful with this ability as he incapacitated Hyperion from an alternative universe and defeated Ultron who was made out of adamantium showing us that maybe Vision could take on Martian’s endurable skin. Martian Manhunter also utilizes this power to great use, but not to an extent of Vision. Martian Manhunter has another iconic power and that is his shape-shifting. J’onn can turn to literally any living creature that he can think of which could maybe help him get through the cracks of openings in Vision’s body, but that would be no use as Vision has shown to have a new similar power. In the comic books he evolved and was now made out of nanobots which, meant that he could control his body in any sort of way even as far as letting him to deactivate a Sentinel going through his openings.
Now you guys see why I picked these two to fight? I love picking characters that can counter almost every of each other’s moves until eventually one finds a weaknesses. And speaking of weaknesses Martian Manhunter has an important one to mention and that con is his fear of fire. It’s more of a psychological issue that he has been lately able to cope with more often from time to time so maybe he could overcome it, but Vision does have powerful optic blasts. Martian Manhunter also has very rapid regeneration that could heal his wounds. Vision does have a quicker self-repair than he used to have, but it is not on par with our favorite alien of Mars. And as we are slightly coming much closer to the conclusion of this, Martian Manhunter has immerse telekinetic abilities that could certainly damage Vision in many levels. Now we are not including Manhunter’s multiplying ability since it would take him way too much time during the battle which we all know he wouldn’t use.
So time for a recap. MM and Vision both contain power that could hurt each other. The alien of Mars does overpower Vision in most qualifications, but the synthesized android’s optic blast could severely damage his opponent. Just because Martian Manhunter has been able to become more & more invulnerable to his pyrophobia as the time went on, I will lean to him, especially thanks to his telekinesis power that could severely damage Vision on top of his combined forces of speed and strength. Sorry Vision, you may be the more interesting one, but Martian Manhunter takes the cake here.
WINNER: Martian Manhunter
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