Miss Martian (real name M'gann M'orzz, alias Megan Morse) is a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. Miss Martian was created by Geoff Johns and Tony Daniel and first appeared in Teen Titans #37 (2006). Miss Martian is named
after Marvel Comics associate editor Ben Morse's wife, Megan. Morse is a friend of Johns.
Miss Martian is a White Martian known as M'gann M'orzz. She serves as a member of the Teen Titans during the year between the events
depicted in Infinite Crisis and the "One Year Later" stories. On Earth, she
simplifies her name to Megan Morse.
M'gann M'orzz was originally sent by rocket from Mars to the Vega system, to
escape the civil war between the Green Martians and the White Martians. To
date, it is still unknown when she came to Earth from Vega.
Initially, M'gann pretended to be a Green Martian, like the Martian Manhunter,
and joined the Teen Titans. After her feelings were hurt through insensitivity
and misunderstanding with her teammates, M'gann left the Titans to be a hero in
Australia. Though the Titans suspected she might have been a traitor, it turned
out that her accuser, Bombshell, was the actual traitor. After helping the team
defeat Bombshell and proving her loyalty, she was accepted as a full member of
M'gann and Cyborg travel to Belle Reve to interrogate the depowered Bombshell. M'gann, using her telepathy on Bombshell, discovers the existence of Titans East (Bombshell is seemingly murdered by a mind-controlled
Batgirl soon thereafter, but eventually recovers). M'gann fights Sun Girl, who claims to be from a future in which Martians are slaves because of something that M'gann will do (Sun Girl also claims that in the future M'gann will be her
slave). Unable to convince Sun Girl to tell her what she will do in the future, M'gann dives into the ocean and then hits Sun Girl with a mass of water, dousing her flames.
The Titans Tomorrow appear with Miss Martian as a member. She has a different look, having embraced her White Martian heritage. Having changed her name to Martian Manhunter, she is beheaded by her present-day counterpart. As a result of this encounter, the consciousness of her future self has taken refuge in Megan's own mind. An epilogue to the;Titans of Tomorrow: Today!; storyline
depicts Miss Martian eight years in the future; she colludes with Lex Luthor and
Tim Drake, the Robin of the time and with whom she is having an affair, to clone several deceased Titans, including Superboy and Kid Flash.
Megan is attacked by Disruptor of the Terror Titans, whose weapons almost
separate her from her future self.[ Megan is captured and thrown into a room
with Kid Devil, who has been savagely conditioned into a mindless beast. She attempts to calm his mind with her telepathy but unfortunately a reincarnated version of Granny Goodness has found a way to inhibit her Martian abilities.
Megan finally manages to restore Eddie's rational mind, and the two escape.
Back at Titans Tower, Megan implies that the encounter with Disruptor has
allowed her to subdue her future self's consciousness. Her future counterpart
seems still able to communicate with her, but M'gann shushes her effortlessly by
the simple threat of siccing the cute puppies on her, e.g. feeding her images of
cuteness and love.
Recently, however, Megan has begun showing signs of being unable to subdue her
evil self, such as appearing before the team having chalk-white skin as opposed
to her usually preferred green skin. She seems as surprised at this as the rest
of the team, and later finally comes to the conclusion to leave the Titans for
an unknown period of time. Before leaving, however, she says goodbye to the
Titans and admits to Eddie that she will miss him the most, to which he
questions if she is comparing him to the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz.
Teen Titans writer Sean McKeever has stated that Megan's departure from the
Titans is part of a longer story he is working on and that she will return to the team at a later time.
Megan appears in the final issue of the Terror Titans miniseries, having been
posing as Star-Spangled Kid in The Dark Side Club's metahuman fights. She had
been using her immunity to Clock King's mind control to slowly free the other
Megan is briefly seen as part of an underground resistance cell in Final Crisis
#5 (Dec. 2008). She rejoins the Titans in the aftermath of their failed
recruitment drive, bringing new members Static and Aquagirl with her. In the same story, Megan hints that she has rid herself of her future counterpart's consciousness from her mind.
When Beast Boy returns to lead the Titans in the wake of Kid Devil's death, Megan is the only member of the team who is willing to support him. While the rest of the team is busy arguing with him, Megan is attacked and captured by a
new villain known as Wyld. After a vigorous battle, Megan is rescued by her
At some point prior to this, Megan is seen operating on a solo mission where she
defeats Brick after he attempts to abduct a young girl and hold her for ransom.
Seconds after flooring the kidnapper, Megan is visited by Jay Garrick, who
recruits her for some unknown purpose. In the finale of Justice League: Cry
for Justice, it is revealed that Garrick recruited her in order to help
interrogate Prometheus, who had destroyed Star City. When she attempts to read
his mind, Megan is knocked out by specialized mental defenses Prometheus put in
place after an encounter with the Martian Manhunter.
Megan later accompanies her fellow Titans to the city of Dakota in order to look
for Static after he goes missing. After Wonder Girl, Aquagirl, and Bombshell are
kidnapped as well, the remaining Titans track them to an armored bunker. Megan
tries to fight off a powerful metahuman gangster named Holocaust, but he is somehow able to resist her telepathic assault and knock her unconscious.
After awakening, Megan realizes that she had accidentally struck Raven with a mental barrage, which has now left her comatose. On the way back to Titans
Tower, Raven is kidnapped by Wyld.
During Brightest Day, Megan is asked by Batman to contact Starman after he is captured by a crazed Alan Scott. After coming aboard the Justice League
Watchtower, she mentally reaches out to Starman and begins to relay information about his prison, only to transform into her White Martian form and attack the Justice League. Before Megan can injure any of her fellow heroes, she is knocked
unconscious by Power Girl, who implies that she had been possessed by the Starheart, the cosmic entity that granted Alan his powers.
Around this time, the recently resurrected Martian Manhunter contacts Titans Tower in order to talk to Megan, and is told by Superboy that she has taken a leave of absence from the team. He heads to Australia to find Megan and see if she has any information about a string of murders that seem to have been committed by a fellow Martian, only to find her tied up and severely beaten.
While tending to her, J'onn is contacted by the Entity, and Megan's wounds fully recover. She also senses that there is another Martian on Earth. When J'onn asks Megan who did this to her, Megan says she was attacked by a female green
After a mission to rescue Raven from Wyld's dimension, Megan is left in a coma.
Cyborg and a scientist named Rochelle Barnes take Megan to Cadmus Labs in order to find a way to help her, and Static (who had lost his powers after the battle with Wyld) comes along with her, stating that she should have a Titan by her
side while she recovers. The issue ends with a note stating that the story will
be resolved in a new Static solo series, which will launch sometime in 2011.
No longer a member of the Titans, Miss Martian is later attacked by a teenaged
psychic named Alexander, who kidnaps her and uses her as bait to lure Supergirl into a trap. After defeating Supergirl, M'gann uses her abilities to help brainwash Blue Beetle and Robin into serving Alexander. It is later revealed, however, that Miss Martian was never under Alexander's control to begin with; she had merely pretended to be while using her telepathy to tell
Supergirl her plan. Miss Martain then force feeds Alexander's mind with mental feedback, distracting him enough for Supergirl to subdue him.
Along with a number of other former Titans, M'gann returns to assist the team during their final battle against Superboy-Prime and the Legion of Doom. Working together with Solstice, M'gann defeats her old nemesis Sun Girl.
The New 52
Following the events of Flashpoint, history is altered and the most recent incarnation of Teen Titans is presumably erased from existence. Red Robin is shown watching a press conference where Lex Luthor shows off photographs of
M'gann as part of a presentation about alien life on Earth.
Powers and abilities
Miss Martian possesses abilities similar to Martian Manhunter. She can fly,
shapeshift, turn intangible and fire energy blasts from her eyes. She is a telepath who can read minds, however people know when she is inside their mind.
She also has great strength, durability, speed and stamina, as well as the
ability to turn invisible. Like all Martians, she can be weakened by fire.
As an adult in the Titans of Tomorrow... Today! storyline, M'gann's default
physical form is that of a White Martian having embraced her heritage (and
Martian physiology reflecting their state of mind). To compensate for her
pyrophobia, adult M'Gann wears a forcefield that protects her from flame.