|Story/s:||We Are All Different People|
To try and prevent a martian driven genocide of earth the Martian Manhunter split himself into several identities: the Pearl, Daryl Wessel, Mould and Mr Biscuits.
They are all at the edge of the Phobos Blast and if they all enter at once the ritual will be complete and all life on Earth is doomed.
Mr Biscuits and Daryl, with Leo, are on a plane heading straight for the Phobos Blast. Suddenly the passengers turn on Mr Biscuits and Daryl under Leo’s control. Leo commands the pilots to fly into the blast. Turns out Leo’s “mother” was a very powerful martian who grew fond of humans and refused to go through with the plan. So Leo and her fought and she paralysed Leo just before he killed her. The paralysing caused him to be stuck in human form, by as they get closer to the Phobos Blast his strengths grows and he transforms into his true form of a martian called Ma’alefa’ak. Ma’alefa’ak declares “extinction is here, cattle of earth” and Mr Biscuits starts to really fight back at the realisation Alicia will die. Daryl makes for the pilots to try and stop the plane flying into the Phobos Blast. He’s too late.
Meanwhile on the ground at the edge of the Phobos Blast the Pearl and Mould stand. Mould explains to the Pearl that they are martians in the Blast begging for their help. He goes on to explain that they created the weapon, the Martian Manhunter using an amalgam of the technology and martian blood magic. They just want to bring the living mars back. The martians explain to the Pearl they did not deserve to die, that with her help they will live again. Then they explain the cost at Moulds request. That for Mars to live, the Earth must die, that is the price of the blood magic. The Pearl refuses to help them and a fight ensues. As they are overwhelmed by martians the Pearls transforms into her martian form and fights back winning the fight.
As the plane enters the Blast, Mould pushes the Pearl into the Phobos Blast and then walks in himself. In the Blast the 4 pieces of J’onn J’onzz react with the Phobos Blast and Mars is reborn and the Earth dies.
As J’onn ponders what he has done on Mars, he is set upon by Daryl and Mr Biscuits and the Pearl. While Mould sulks in the background.
I knew Leo was a bad guy, I just knew it. He was just pretending to help to get them to the Blast site. I’m still curious what part Daryl and Mr Biscuits are. Mould is his mind and intellect, the Pearl is his heart. My guess Daryl is the warrior in him and Mr Biscuits is his conscience. Thats just my guess.
The ending is interesting in that his four parts are still separate from J’onn himself. I’m curious what that’s all about. I’m really getting into this strange take on J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter.