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Real Name: Roh'kar
Nicknames: Manhunter from Mars
Former Aliases: Roh Kar (alternate spelling)
Other Current Aliases: No other known current aliases



Occupation: Explorer
Legal Status: Roh'kar was a recognized citizen of the planet Mars.
Identity: Secret; the general populace of Earth was unaware of Roh'kar's existence.
Marital Status: Marital status unknown
Group Affiliation: No known group affiliation
Base of Operations: Mars, later a secret government research facility on Earth.


Centuries ago, Roh'kar and nine other Green Martians left their homeworld on a space-faring mission known as the Xendi Expedition. They launched shortly before the onset of the Martian Plague known as H'ronmeer's Curse, and thus survived the genocide of the Martian culture.

Place of Birth: Mars
Place of Death: New York City, New York
Known Relatives: No known relatives
First Appearance: (Historical) Batman #78; (Canonical) Martian Manhunter (Volume 3) #1
Final Appearance: Martian Manhunter (Volume 3) #1


They craft carrying the ten Martian explorers crash-landed on Earth in a region of the Sonoma Desert in Arizona. Agents of the National Security Agency quickly converged on the scene and apprehended the surviving aliens, placing them within a special secret laboratory. Recognizing that they were Martians, the government scientists began performing experiments on them, in the hopes of developing a super-weapon. More specifically, they wanted to develop a process that could defeat Earth's resident Martian, J'onn J'onnz.

Although greatly weakned from the crash, Roh'kar and the others still maintained their native gift of telepathy. The other members of the expedition channeled their psychic energy into Roh'kar in the hopes of sending out a psychic S.O.S. The plan worked, and before long, J'onn J'onnz (better known as the Martian Manhunter) learned of their existence. He broke Roh'kar free of the laboratory and tried to get him to a safe-house.

NSA agent Rio Ferdinand used a brainwashed assassin named Paul Gerrard to track Roh'kar and his rescuer down. Armed with custom-made weaponry, Gerrad fired a fatal shot into Roh'kar's body. His dying words were a cryptic warning to J'onn in regards to the other members of his expedition. His body was recovered by NSA agents and used to to help develop Anti-Martian weaponry.


Height: Height unknown
Weight: Weight unknown
Eyes: Red
Hair: Bald
Skin: Green
Unusual Features: By Martian standards, Roh'kar possessed no unusual features.


Known Powers:

Known Abilities: No known abilities.

Strength Level: Superhuman by Earth standards; normal by Martian standards.


Equipment: Kuru pendant
Transportation: No known transportation.
Weapons: No known weapons.


  • Roh'kar's Kuru pendant fell into the possession of scientist Alex Ferguson, who later gave it to the Martian Manhunter.


  • Roh'kar is based off of a Golden Age character named Roh Kar. Roh Kar is the first Manhunter from Mars, and made a single appearance in Batman #78 (two years prior to the introduction of J'onn J'onnz). The Golden Age Roh Kar is no longer considered part of modern continuity.

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