Here I go again talking about a green man. J’onn Jones, aka Martian Manhunter, is a complex character. If you can understand and grasp the multi-facets of this character, then you are on your way to mastering character development.
Not to make everyone uncomfortable, but as a black person, J’onn is quite a role model. It isn’t enough for him to be a superhero from a another planet working to save the lives of earthlings; no, he also has to shape-shift himself to look like an earthling sometimes because some people still fear him or even hate him because of how he looks.
He and Clark (Superman) have a special relationship. While they are both super powerful beings from other planets, Superman looks like “one of us” and is more accepted and welcomed than Manhunter (don’t let the name fool you, he doesn’t hunt humans).
I could go on more, but there’s no point. There is so much riveting backstory to this character that when I think I can’t come up with something for a character I’m working on, I think of him, then tell myself to “suck it up!”
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